2023 NFL Mock Draft

Last update: Wednesday, Oct. 12, 2022. Changes in both rounds.
Next update: Every week. Follow me @walterfootball for updates.

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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Other 2025 Mock Drafts: Charlie Campbell (3/23)
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    NFL Mock Draft 2023 updated Oct. 12



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  1. Carolina Panthers Carolina Panthers: C.J. Stroud, QB, Ohio State Ohio State
    The Panthers thought they fixed their dilemma by trading for Baker Mayfield, but that deal backfired. Mayfield has been terrible, so Carolina will search for a franchise quarterback.

    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.

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    Pick change; previously Bryce Young, QB


  2. Las Vegas Raiders Las Vegas Raiders: Jalen Carter, DT, Georgia Georgia
    The Raiders have Maxx Crosby and Chandler Jones on the edge, but they could stand to add a force in the interior to really collapse the pocket when they battle Patrick Mahomes, Justin Herbert, and Russell Wilson.

    Jalen Carter has shown flashes of huge upside.

  3. Pittsburgh Steelers Pittsburgh Steelers: Will Anderson, DE/OLB, Alabama Alabama
    The Steelers have a completely different defense when T.J. Watt gets hurt. A way to prevent that is to obtain another dynamic edge rusher to play on the other side. Then again, having both on the field at the same time would really fortify Pittsburgh’s pass defense..

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

    Pick change; previously Antonio Johnson, CB



  4. Detroit Lions Detroit Lions: Bryce Young, QB, Alabama Alabama
    The Lions really need defensive help more than anything, but they’ll be willing to upgrade at quarterback, if given the opportunity. Jared Goff isn’t a bad quarterback, but he’s not the long-term answer either.

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

    Pick change; previously Gervon Dexter, DT

  5. Washington Commanders Washington Redskins: Will Levis, QB, Kentucky Kentucky
    Carson Wentz is failing miserably as the Redskins’ starting quarterback. If the Redskins don’t think Slingin’ Sammy Howell is the answer, they may use this pick on a new signal-caller.

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



  6. Houston Texans NFL Draft 2023 Houston Texans: Jaxon Smith-Njigba, WR, Ohio State Ohio State
    The Texans would love to find an upgrade over Davis Mills, but with the top three quarterbacks off the board, Houston could address another position of need and then select a signal-caller in the second round. In this case, Houston could find a new No. 1 receiver.

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

    Pick change; previously C.J. Stroud, QB

  7. Atlanta Falcons Atlanta Falcons: Bijan Robinson, RB, Texas Texas
    The Falcons could go after a quarterback, but I assume they’ll give Desmond Ridder a shot to start at some point. Perhaps they’ll still address their backfield, as they need a dynamic back to bolster their offense.

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



  8. Houston Texans Houston Texans: Myles Murphy, DT, Clemson Clemson
    The Texans must improve their defensive line so they can go back to the glory days when they had one of the best front sevens in the NFL. They are miserable against the run right now.

    Myles Murphy has immense potential as a 3-4 defensive end in the NFL.

    Pick change; previously Antonio Johnson, WR

  9. Philadelphia Eagles Philadelphia Eagles: Jared Verse, DE/OLB, Florida State Florida State
    Brandon Graham won’t be around much longer, so the Eagles will need an edge rusher for the future.

    Jared Verse has nice athleticism and a steady motor.

    Pick change; previously Will Anderson, DE/OLB



  10. Seattle Seahawks Seattle Seahawks: Gervon Dexter, DT, Florida
    The Seahawks have one of the worst defenses in recent memory. They can’t get to the quarterback or stop the run, so here’s someone who can help.

    Gervon Dexter is a lengthy defensive lineman with plus quickness and strength.

    Pick change; previously K.J. Jefferson, QB

  11. Seattle Seahawks Seattle Seahawks: Jarrett Patterson, C, Notre Dame
    The Seahawks could stand to bolster the interior of their offensive line.

    Heading into 2022, Jarrett Patterson has yet to surrender a sack in his collegiate career.

    Pick change; previously C.J. Stroud, QB

  12. Arizona Cardinals Arizona Cardinals: Antonio Johnson, CB, Texas A&M
    The Cardinals don’t have as bad of a pass defense as people think, but they could still stand to find an upgrade at cornerback.

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

    Pick change; previously Eli Ricks, CB

  13. Detroit Lions Detroit Lions: Kelee Ringo, CB, Georgia Georgia
    The Lions need to improve in the secondary if they ever want a chance to stop the pass.

    A huge cornerback with lots of upside, Kelee Ringo performed well in place of Tyson Campbell.

  14. Cincinnati Bengals Cincinnati Bengals: Isaiah Foskey, DE, Notre Dame Notre Dame
    The Bengals were praying for George Karlaftis to fall to them. Perhaps they’ll take an edge rusher in this scenario.

    Isaiah Foskey had a huge 11-sack campain. He possesses great potential.

    Pick change; previously Jared Verse, DE/OLB

  15. New England Patriots New England Patriots: Quentin Johnston, WR, TCU TCU
    Bill Belichick will get a first-round receiver pick right one of these years. Perhaps he’ll do so in 2023, as Mac Jones needs a legitimate No. 1 threat.

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

    Pick change; previously Jaxon Smith-Njigba, WR



  16. Jacksonville Jaguars Jacksonville Jaguars: Bryan Bresee, DT, Clemson Clemson
    The Jaguars have strengthened their edge rush, but they are desperate for help on their defensive line.

    Bryan Bresee has terrific quickness and athleticism.


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2011 NFL Mock Draft (UPDATED 4/28): Round 1 /Picks 17-32 /Round 2 /Round 3 /Round 4 /Round 5 /Round 6 /Round 7
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2012 NFL Mock Draft (UPDATED 4/26): Round 1 /Picks 17-32 /Round 2 /Round 3 /Round 4 /Round 5 /Round 6 /Round 7
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Other 2012 Mock Drafts: Charlie Campbell (4/26) /Pick History (4/23) /Emmitt Mock (4/19) /Not Mock (4/19) /Backward Mock (4/17) /Celebrity (4/15) /Goals (4/10) /April Fools Mock (4/1) /Reader Mock (4/1) /Free Agent Mock (3/6) /Greg Cox (9/9)
2013 NFL Mock Draft (UPDATED 4/25): Round 1 /Picks 17-32 /Round 2 /Round 3 /Round 4 /Round 5 /Round 6 /Round 7
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2014 NFL Mock Draft (UPDATE 5/8): Round 1 /Picks 17-32 /Round 2 /Round 3 /Round 4 /Round 5 /Round 6 /Round 7
2014 NFL Mock Re-Draft (UPDATED 5/10): Walt Round 4 /Walt Round 5 /Charlie Round 4 /Charlie Round 5 /Walt Round 2 /Walt Round 3 /Charlie Round 2 /Charlie Round 3
Other 2014 Mock Drafts: Charlie Campbell (5/8) /Goals (5/3) /Not Mock (4/27) /Emmitt Mock (4/20) /Trades Mock (4/13) /Celebrity Mock (4/11) /Backward Mock (4/4) /April Fools Mock (4/1) /Reader Mock /Free Agent Mock (3/6) /Overreaction Mock (12/30)
2015 NFL Mock Draft (UPDATED 4/30): Round 1 /Picks 17-32 /Round 2 /Round 3 /Round 4 /Round 5 /Round 6 /Round 7
2015 NFL Mock Re-Draft (UPDATED 5/2): Walt Round 4 /Walt Round 5 /Charlie Round 4 /Charlie Round 5 /Walt Round 2 /Walt Round 3 /Charlie Round 2 /Charlie Round 3
Other 2015 Mock Drafts: Charlie Campbell (4/30) /Goals (4/25) /Not Mock (4/19) /Emmitt Mock (4/17) /Trades Mock (4/12) /Celebrity Mock (4/10) /Backward Mock (4/3) /April Fools Mock (4/1) /Free Agent Mock (3/5) /Overreaction Mock (12/29)
2016 NFL Mock Draft (UPDATED 4/28): Round 1 /Picks 17-32 /Round 2 /Round 3 /Round 4 /Round 5 /Round 6 /Round 7
2016 NFL Mock Re-Draft (UPDATED 4/30): Walt Round 4 /Walt Round 5 /Charlie Round 4 /Charlie Round 5 /Walt Round 2 /Walt Round 3 /Charlie Round 2 /Charlie Round 3
Other 2016 Mock Drafts: Charlie Campbell (4/28) /Combo (5/8) /Goals (4/23) /Not Mock (4/22) /Emmitt Mock (4/17) /Trades Mock (4/16) /Celebrity Mock (4/10) /Backward Mock (4/7) /April Fools Mock (4/1) /Reader Mock /Free Agent Mock (3/6) /Overreaction Mock (1/4)
2017 NFL Mock Draft (UPDATED 4/27): Round 1 /Picks 17-32 /Round 2 /Round 3 /Round 4 /Round 5 /Round 6 /Round 7
2017 NFL Mock Re-Draft (UPDATED 4/29): Walt Round 4 /Walt Round 5 /Charlie Round 4 /Charlie Round 5 /Walt Round 2 /Walt Round 3 /Charlie Round 2 /Charlie Round 3
Other 2017 Mock Drafts: Charlie Campbell (4/27) /Combo (5/7) /Goals (4/22) /Not Mock (4/21) /Emmitt Mock (4/16) /Backward Mock (4/9) /Celebrity Mock (4/7) /April Fools Mock (4/1) /Reader Mock /Free Agent Mock (3/7) /Overreaction Mock (1/2)
2018 NFL Mock Draft (UPDATED 4/26): Round 1 /Picks 17-32 /Round 2 /Round 3 /Round 4 /Round 5 /Round 6 /Round 7
2018 NFL Mock Re-Draft (UPDATED 4/28): Walt Round 4 /Walt Round 5 /Charlie Round 4 /Charlie Round 5 /Walt Round 2 /Walt Round 3 /Charlie Round 2 /Charlie Round 3
Other 2018 Mock Drafts: Charlie Campbell (4/26) /Combo (5/6) /Goals (4/21) /Not Mock (4/20) /Emmitt Mock (4/15) /Trades Mock (4/13) /Backward Mock (4/8) /April Fools Mock (4/1) /Reader Mock /Free Agent Mock (3/11) /Senior Bowl (1/27)
2019 NFL Mock Draft (UPDATED 4/25): Round 1 /Picks 17-32 /Round 2 /Round 3 /Round 4 /Round 5 /Round 6 /Round 7
2019 NFL Mock Re-Draft (UPDATED 4/27): Walt Round 4 /Walt Round 5 /Charlie Round 4 /Charlie Round 5 /Walt Round 2 /Walt Round 3 /Charlie Round 2 /Charlie Round 3
Other 2019 Mock Drafts: Charlie Campbell (4/25) /Combo (5/5) /Goals (4/20) /Not Mock (4/18) /Witten Mock (4/14) /Trades Mock (4/12) /Emmitt Mock (4/7) /Backward Mock (4/5) /April Fools Mock (4/1) /Free Agent Mock (3/10) /Senior Bowl Mock (1/26) /Video Mock (1/8) /Overreaction Mock (12/31)
2020 NFL Mock Draft (UPDATED 4/23): Round 1 /Picks 17-32 /Round 2 /Round 3 /Round 4 /Round 5 /Round 6 /Round 7
2020 NFL Mock Re-Draft (UPDATED 4/25): Walt Round 4 /Walt Round 5 /Charlie Round 4 /Charlie Round 5 /Walt Round 2 /Walt Round 3 /Charlie Round 2 /Charlie Round 3
Other 2020 Mock Drafts: Charlie Campbell (4/23) /Combo (5/3) /Goals (4/18) /Emmitt Mock (4/12) /Trades Mock (4/8) /Backward Mock (4/5) /April Fools Mock (4/1) /Free Agent Mock (3/16) /Corey Long (3/13) /Senior Bowl Mock (1/27) /Overreaction Mock (12/30)
2021 NFL Mock Draft (UPDATED 4/29): Round 1 /Picks 17-32 /Round 2 /Round 3 /Round 4 /Round 5 /Round 6 /Round 7
2021 NFL Mock Re-Draft (UPDATED 5/1): Walt Round 4 /Walt Round 5 /Charlie Round 4 /Charlie Round 5 /Walt Round 2 /Walt Round 3 /Charlie Round 2 /Charlie Round 3
Other 2021 Mock Drafts: Charlie Campbell (5/17) /Goals (4/23) /Backward Mock (4/18) /Emmitt Mock (4/11) /April Fools Mock (4/1) /Senior Bowl Mock (1/30) /Overreaction Mock (1/4)
2022 NFL Mock Draft (UPDATED 4/28): Round 1 /Picks 17-32 /Round 2 /Round 3 /Round 4 /Round 5 /Round 6 /Round 7
2022 NFL Mock Re-Draft (UPDATED 4/30): Walt Round 4 /Walt Round 5 /Charlie Round 4 /Charlie Round 5 /Walt Round 2 /Walt Round 3 /Charlie Round 2 /Charlie Round 3
Other 2022 Mock Drafts: Charlie Campbell (4/28) /Goals (4/22) /Backward Mock (4/20) /Emmitt Mock (4/15) /April Fools Mock (4/1) /Senior Bowl Mock (2/5) /Overreaction Mock (1/10)
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2023 NFL Mock Re-Draft (UPDATED 4/29): Walt Round 4 /Walt Round 5 /Charlie Round 4 /Charlie Round 5 /Walt Round 2 /Walt Round 3 /Charlie Round 2 /Charlie Round 3
Other 2023 Mock Drafts: Charlie Campbell (4/27) /Backward Mock (4/19) /April Fools Mock (4/1) /Senior Bowl Mock (2/4) /Overreaction Mock (1/9)
2024 NFL Mock Draft (UPDATED 4/9): Round 1 /Picks 17-32 /Round 2 /Round 3 /Round 4 /Round 5
Other 2024 Mock Drafts: Charlie Campbell (4/8) /April Fools Mock (3/31)
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