2023 NFL First Round Draft Mock

It is Christmas for NFL fans once again! The NFL Draft heads to Kansas City where the future stars of the sport will see where they will be heading off to. The Carolina Panthers kicked off the draft by trading up to 1st overall to take, what looks to be a QB in Bryce Young, while the best prospect in the draft, Alabama’s Will Anderson, Jr. may make it teammates going 1-2 for the first time since the 1967 NFL Draft.

There are many questions that linger into the 2023 NFL Draft: how many quarterbacks will go, where will the big offensive tackles fall, how will early trades shake up this years draft, and will character issues cause some of the top names to drop. On Thursday night in Kansas City, these questions, and more, will finally get their answers. Let’s see where these future stars start their careers!

With all that said, here is how I see the first round of the 2023 NFL Draft playing out, as well as what players I’d pick if I was the GM. Take a look below and download the PDF copy of my draft big board and position rankings.

Last Updated: April 26th, 2023 12:40AM

PkTeamProjected PickMy GM Pick
1Carolina PanthersBryce Young, QB, AlabamaBryce Young, QB Alabama
2Houston TexansWill Anderson Jr., DE, AlabamaWill Anderson Jr., DE, Alabama
3Arizona CardinalsTyree Wilson, DE, Texas TechTyree Wilson, DE, Texas Tech
4Indianapolis ColtsC.J. Stroud, QB, Ohio StateC.J. Stroud, QB, Ohio State
5Seattle SeahawksJalen Carter, DT, GeorgiaJalen Carter, DT, Georgia
6Detroit LionsDevon Witherspoon, CB, IllinoisChristian Gonzalez, CB, Oregon
7Las Vegas RaidersChristian Gonzalez, CB, OregonJoey Porter Jr., CB, Penn State
8Atlanta FalconsNolan Smith, DE, GeorgiaLuke Van Ness, DE, Iowa
9Chicago BearsParis Johnson Jr., OT, Ohio StateParis Johnson Jr., OT, Ohio State
10Philadelphia EaglesLukas Van Ness, DE, IowaDevon Witherspoon, CB, Illinois
11Tennessee TitansAnthony Richardson, QB, FloridaPeter Skoronski, OT, Northwestern
12Houston TexansJaxon Smith-Njigba, WR, Ohio StateWill Levis, QB, Kentucky
13Green Bay PackersDalton Kincaid, TE, UtahDalton Kincaid, TE, Utah
14New England PatriotsZay Flowers, WR, Boston CollegeZay Flowers, WR, Boston College
15Green Bay PackersPeter Skoronski, OT, NorthwesternBroderick Jones, OT, Georgia
16Washington CommandersEmmanuel Forbes, CB, Miss StateDeonte Banks, CB, Maryland
17Pittsburgh SteelersDarnell Wright, OT, TennesseeDarnell Wright, OT, Tennessee
18Detroit LionsBijan Robinson, RB, TexasBijan Robinson, RB, Texas
19Tampa Bay BuccaneersBroderick Jones, OT, GeorgiaMyles Murphy, DE, Clemson
20Seattle SeahawksMyles Murphy, DE, ClemsonJordan Addison, WR, USC
21Los Angeles ChargersJordan Addison, WR, USCQuentin Johnston, WR, TCU
22Baltimore RavensJoey Porter Jr., CB, Penn StateAdetomiwa Adebawore, DE, Northwestern
23Minnesota VikingsQuentin Johnston, WR, TCUCam Smith, CB, South Carolina
24Jacksonville JaguarsDeonte Banks, CB, MarylandBrian Branch, CB/S, Alabama
25New York GiantsJack Campbell, LB, IowaJohn Michael Schmitz, C, Minnesota
26Dallas CowboysMichael Mayer, TE, Notre DameMichael Mayer, TE, Notre Dame
27Buffalo BillsO’Cyrus Torrence, G, FloridaJahmyr Gibbs, RB, Alabama
28Cincinnati BengalsAnton Harrison, OT, OklahomaCody Mauch, OT, North Dakota State
29New Orleans SaintsCalijah Kancey, DT, PittsburghBryan Bresee, DT, Clemson
30Philadelphia EaglesBrian Branch, S, AlabamaNolan Smith, LB, Georgia
31Kansas City ChiefsAdetomiwa Adebawore, DT, NorthwesternJack Campbell, LB, Iowa

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