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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

2022 NFL Draft First Round Mock

One of the best times of year is finally among us – the NFL Draft! This year is filled with intrigue and mysteries, as there really isn’t any clear favorite for any spot in the draft, including the first overall pick. Jacksonville has their pick of players, with a major need in defensive end, which likely leads them to either Travon Walker from Georgia or Aidan Hutchinson from Michigan. Hard to say what will happen here, but this class is filled with depth along the offensive line and defensive edge, and has more potential star wide receivers than any time in recent memory. As for the QBs – will it be Kenny Pickett or Malik Willis to pop off the board first.

With all that said, here is how I see the first round of the 2022 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 the Mock Draft, complete with my draft big board and position rankings.

PkPlayerProjected PickMy GM Pick
1Jacksonville JaguarsTravon Walker, DE GeorgiaTravon Walker, DE Georgia
2Detroit LionsAidan Hutchinson, DE MichiganAidan Hutchinson, DE Michigan
3Houston TexansIkem Ekwonu, OT NC StateKayvon Thibodeaux, DE Oregon
4New York JetsAhmad Gardner, CB CincinnatiIkem Ekwonu, OT NC State
5New York GiantsCharles Cross, OT, Mississippi StateTrevor Penning, OT Northern Iowa
6Carolina PanthersEvan Neal, OT AlabamaEvan Neal, OT Alabama
7New York GiantsDerek Stingley, Jr., CB LSUGeorge Karlaftis, DE Purdue
8Atlanta FalconsJermaine Johnson, DE Florida StateKyle Hamilton, S Notre Dame
9Seattle SeahawksKayvon Thibodeaux, DE OregonCharles Cross, OT Mississippi State
10New York JetsGarrett Wilson, WR Ohio StateAhmad Gardner, CB Cincinnati
11Washington CommandersDrake London, WR USCTreylon Burks, WR Arkansas
12Minnesota VikingsTrent McDuffie, CB WashingtonJordan Davis, DT Georgia
13Houston TexansKyle Hamilton, S Notre DameTrent McDuffie, CB Washington
14Baltimore RavensTrevor Penning, OT Northern IowaDylan Parham, G Memphis
15Philadelphia EaglesJordan Davis, DT GeorgiaGarrett Wilson, WR Ohio State
16New Orleans SaintsChris Olave, WR Ohio StateDrake London, WR USC
17Los Angeles ChargersDevonte Wyatt, DT, GeorgiaNeil Farrell, DT LSU
18Philadelphia EaglesJameson Williams, WR AlabamaDerek Stingley, Jr., CB LSU
19New Orleans SaintsTyler Smith, OT TulsaTyler Smith, OT Tulsa
20Pittsburgh SteelersMalik Willis, QB LibertyMalik Willis, QB Liberty
21New England PatriotsDevin Lloyd, LB UtahDevin Lloyd, LB Utah
22Green Bay PackersJahan Dotson, WR Penn StateJahan Dotson, WR Penn State
23Arizona CardinalsGeorge Karlaftis, DE PurdueJermaine Johnson, DE Florida State
24Dallas CowboysZion Johnson, G Boston CollegeArnold Ebiketie, DE Penn State
25Buffalo BillsAndrew Booth, Jr., CB ClemsonChris Olave, WR Ohio State
26Tennessee TitansTreylon Burks, WR ArkansasChristian Watson, WR North Dakota State
27Tampa Bay BuccaneersKenyon Green, G Texas A&MKenyon Green, G Texas A&M
28Green Bay PackersArnold Ebiketie, DE Penn StateDavid Ojabo, DE Michigan
29Kansas City ChiefsChristian Watson, WR North Dakota StateJameson Williams, WR Alabama
30Kansas City ChiefsDaxton Hill, CB MichiganJalen Pitre, S Baylor
31Cincinnati BengalsTyler Linderbaum, C IowaTyler Linderbaum, C Iowa
32Detroit LionsLewis Cine, S GeorgiaLewis Cine, S Georgia

NFL Draft 2020 Round 1 Picks

It is finally time of the NFL Draft! In a time when sports is almost completely stopped, getting to spend a few days watching the NFL Draft is a great sigh of relief – a sense of normalcy. This year is an interesting one, with a lot of high end talent trying to flood into the top ten picks. We also have a wealth of wide-receivers, a nice change from previous years. With that, here are my Round 1 Selections:

Tagline NFL 2019 Mock Draft

It’s the NFL’s version of Christmas! Nothing screams the start of a new season like the NFL Draft. Unlike the last few years, this year we have gotten a very mixed back of talent, a lot of players that could be stars and a lot that look like they need more time – all in the first round. Topping the draft boards for many teams are the defensive trio of Quinnen Williams, Nick Bosa, and Devin White – but the biggest question is who of them will come off the board first? With that, let’s get started with the first ever Tagline Sports NFL Mock Draft.

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Lamar Jackson: The Future?

In the past six games, the Baltimore Ravens are 5-1, with their lone loss coming to the Kansas City Chiefs in Overtime at Arrowhead. The ten 4-5 Ravens looked like their season was all but lost, as they had a slate of games that would put them finishing at 8-8, if they were lucky. In a game where Joe Flacco didn’t throw for one touchdown against the Pittsburgh Steelers, ultimately ending up with a hip injury (a type of injury that has plagued the Ravens franchise for years), it looked as if all was lost for the Baltimore football club.

And then Lamar Jackson showed up. The complexion of this team changed. The old-school run first mentality that the Ravens had back in the day with Jamal Lewis or Ray Rice popped back up to the top and the defense that had been topping the league for the first half of the season just got even better. As described by many, this is a team doing everything the other 31 teams aren’t – run first, pass second. With stars like Patrick Mahomes, Tom Brady, Drew Brees, and Jared Goff lighting up the scoreboard through the air, the Ravens are ticking critical seconds off the clock by keeping it on the ground. An offense that was more than pass happy with Flacco had completely changed… and became one of the most dangerous threats to the heavy hitting teams in the NFL.

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