2023 NFL Mock Draft



Last update: Wednesday, Sept. 21, 2022. Changes in both rounds.
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The order of this 2023 NFL Mock Draft is often determined by the NFL Power Rankings, but for this update, it's determined by the projected record in the NFL Season Previews for 2022.

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  1. New York Jets New York Jets: Will Anderson, DE/OLB, Alabama Alabama
    The Jets strengthen their edge rush with Jermaine Johnson, but they won't be able to pass up on the top prospect in the 2023 NFL Draft class unless they trade out of this spot. I imagine they'd be able to auction off this selection for a king's ransom.

    Will Anderson has ridiculous speed and athleticism. He was a force in Alabama's defense this past season.

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  2. Seattle Seahawks Seattle Seahawks: C.J. Stroud, QB, Ohio State Ohio State
    Drew Lock, Geno Smith and Jacob Eason are not the answers. The Seahawks need to find a new franchise signal-caller to replace Russell Wilson.

    C.J. Stroud completed 71 percent of his passes this past season. He's a lethal passer and can run if he needs to with his 4.65 speed.

    Pick change; previously Anthony Richardson, QB

  3. Houston Texans NFL Draft 2023 Houston Texans: Bryce Young, QB, Alabama Alabama
    The Texans will give Davis Mills a chance to start in 2022. This is fine because it'll allow Houston to tank for one of the top quarterbacks in the 2023 NFL Draft class. If Mills plays well, the Texans probably won't be in a position like this anyway.

    Bryce Young has size issues - he's 5-11 - but he has drawn comparisons to Kyler Murray.

    Pick change; previously C.J. Stroud, QB



  4. Chicago Bears Chicago Bears: Jaxon Smith-Njigba, WR, Ohio State Ohio State
    The Bears barely throw the ball for two reasons. One, they can't block whatsoever. Two, they don't really have any viable receiver. They can fix the latter issue with this pick.

    Jaxon Smith-Njigba has incredible speed and athleticism. He had a huge 2021 campaign, which included a terrific Rose Bowl performance.

    Pick change; previously Bryce Young, QB

  5. Atlanta Falcons Atlanta Falcons: Will Levis, QB, Kentucky Kentucky
    The Falcons traded Matt Ryan, so if Marcus Mariota and Desmond Ridder aren't viable replacements - given where the Falcons are drafting, we can assume this is the case - they'll be interested in one of the blue-chip quarterbacks in this class.

    Will Levis has a big arm and could become a hot prospect in 2023.



  6. Carolina Panthers Carolina Panthers: Quentin Johnston, WR, TCU LSU
    The Panthers had a nice performance out of Robbie Anderson in the season opener, but they need a better second receiver across from D.J. Moore.

    Scouts are smitten with Quentin Johnston, who has drawn comparisons to Julio Jones.

  7. Washington Commanders Washington Redskins: Antonio Johnson, CB, Texas A&M
    The Redskins could use more secondary help, especially at cornerback. It was surprising that they didn't really focus on the position in the 2022 NFL Draft.

    Antonio Johnson is a huge 6-3 cornerback who performed at a high level this past season.



  8. Dallas Cowboys Dallas Cowboys: Jalen Carter, DT, Georgia Georgia
    Teams like to add to their strengths at times, and Dallas can further improve its tremendous pass rush with this pick if both top receivers are off the board.

    Jalen Carter has shown flashes of huge upside.

    Pick change; previously Jaxon Smith-Njigba, WR

  9. Pittsburgh Steelers Pittsburgh Steelers: Eli Ricks, CB, Alabama Alabama
    The Steelers lost Joe Haden this past offseason, so they'll need to find a new No. 1 cornerback.

    Eli Ricks is a 6-2 cornerback who had a breakout season for Alabama.



  10. Tennessee Titans Tennessee Titans: Anthony Richardson, QB, Florida Florida
    Unless the Titans think Malik Willis is the long-term answer, they'll be looking for a replacement for Ryan Tannehill with this pick.

    Anthony Richardson is raw, but has a huge arm and great athleticism. He had a great 2022 debut, but struggled versus Kentucky the following week.

    Pick change; previously Michael Mayer, TE

  11. New York Giants New York Giants: Kayshon Boutte, WR, LSU LSU
    The Giants have talented receivers, but they all have question marks. Kenny Golladay showed no effort last year, while Kadarius Toney has some off-the-field issues.

    Kayshon Boutte has gotten rave reviews for his speed and athleticism, though the production hasn't quite lived up to his talent just yet.

  12. Arizona Cardinals Arizona Cardinals: Bijan Robinson, RB, Texas Texas
    James Conner scored tons of touchdowns in 2021, but he was an inefficient runner overall. The Cardinals may have interest in adding a talented backfield mate for Kyler Murray.

    Bijan Robinson is going to be another running back chosen early in the draft. All of his attributes are at sky-high levels.

  13. Indianapolis Colts Indianapolis Colts: Peter Skoronski, OT, Northwestern Northwestern
    The Colts will need to replace Anthony Castonzo at some point, assuming Bernhard Raimann isn't the answer.

    Peter Skoronski is an athletic tackle who has kept his quarterback clean. He can play center as well.

  14. Philadelphia Eagles Philadelphia Eagles: Nolan Smith, DE, Georgia Georgia
    Brandon Graham won't be around much longer, so the Eagles will need an edge rusher for the future.

    Nolan Smith needs to get stronger, but he has great speed off the edge.

  15. New England Patriots New England Patriots: Malachi Moore, CB/S, Alabama Alabama
    Bill Belichick loves his versatile defensive backs. He'll need one with Devin McCourty nearing retirement.

    Malachi Moore is an instinctive defensive back who can play anywhere in the defensive backfield.

  16. Houston Texans Houston Texans: Bryan Bresee, DT, Clemson Clemson
    The Texans need help all over their defense, including the defensive line, where they've been starved for talent since J.J. Watt's departure.

    Bryan Bresee has terrific quickness and athleticism.


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