2023 NFL Mock Draft: Predicting the First Two Rounds

There are only 65 days until the 2023 NFL Draft. Jason Radowitz shares his predictions on how the first two rounds will shape up.
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2023 NFL Mock Draft: Predicting the First Two Rounds

Rumors and speculation are heating up in the NFL. We've compiled our first two-round mock draft for this year's NFL Draft.

There will likely be four quarterbacks taken in the first ten picks. But these picks could change once the quarterback market plays out with Derek Carr and Aaron Rodgers.

Things are going to get interesting. Here's what we came up with for the 2023 NFL draft. What would you change?

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2023 NFL Mock Draft

Round 1

1. Bears: Will Anderson, EDGE, Alabama

Ultimately, if the Bears keep this pick, they will get the best defensive player on the board. There's plenty of talk about Justin Fields being traded. But I highly doubt the Bears will give up on Fields this quickly. They gave up plenty of defensive talent at the trade deadline. They'll get it back with Anderson.

2. Texans: Bryce Young, QB, Alabama

At this point, there are still three quarterbacks fighting to be drafted by the Texans. But ultimately, Bryce Young seems like the clear favorite and will be expected to be the first quarterback off the board.

3. Cardinals: Jalen Carter, DL, Georgia

They lost J.J. Watt on the line, so they'll add Jalen Carter, who can make as big of an impact as Watt can.

4. Colts: CJ Stroud, QB, Ohio State

If you're the Colts, you've got to be happy that C.J. Stroud falls into your lap. You could trade up for Bryce Young, but I'm not sure there's such a big gap between Stroud and Young. Stroud proved himself against Georgia. When the Colts put on that tape, they'll be excited to bring in Stroud, who has overcome so much throughout his career.

5. Seahawks: Tyree Wilson, LB, Texas Tech

Even Pete Carroll said that the defense needs to get more explosive. Wilson would help make Seattle's defense more dynamic.

6. Lions: Myles Murphy, EDGE, Clemson

Myles Murphy is also someone who could be a generational talent. Detroit continues to improve on the offensive end, and now, defensively, Murphy and Aiden Hutchinson should be incredibly helpful on the defensive end.

7. Raiders: Will Levis, QB, Raiders

The Raiders could start Jarrett Stidham or end up with Aaron Rodgers. But either way, Will Levis is a project. He's got the intangibles but needs to sit a year or two before getting his opportunity. The Raiders could take a chance on Levis and opt for Aaron Rodgers. Or they can ride it out with Stidham and have a backup plan like Levis if needed.

8: Falcons: Peter Skoronski, OT, Northwestern

9. Panthers: Anthony Richardson, QB, Florida

With Levis gone, the Panthers have no choice but to bring in Anthony Richardson. He'll be the last first-round quarterback taken.

10: Eagles: Joey Porter Jr., CB, Penn State

11. Titans: Paris Johnson Jr., OT, Ohio State

12. Texans: Jordan Addison, WR, USC

Pairing up Bryce Young and wide receiver Jordan Addison heading into next season would be ideal for the Texans.

13. Jets: O'Cyrus Torrence, OG, Florida

14. Patriots: Quentin Johnston, WR, TCU

15. Packers: Isaiah Foskey, DE, Notre Dame

16. Commanders: Christian Gonzalez, CB, Oregon

17: Stealers: Brian Branch, S, Alabama

18. Lions: Michael Mayer, TE, Notre Dame

The Lions will have already added Murphy for the edge. Now they'll get their next T.J. Hockenson with Michael Mayer. This offense is about to be explosive under Jared Goff.

19. Buccaneers: Devon Witherspoon, CB, Illinois

20. Seahawks: Drew Sanders, LB, Arkansas

Dolphins: Forfeited

21. Chargers: Zay Flowers, WR, Boston College

22. Ravens: Bryan Bresee, DL, Clemson

23. Vikings: Cam Smith, CB, South Carolina

24. Jaguars: Dalton Kincaid, TE, Utah

25. Giants: Jaxon Smith-Njigba, WR, Ohio State

If Smith-Njigba played the entire season last year, he would probably be the first wide receiver off the board.

26: Cowboys: Jalin Hyatt, WR, Tennessee

27: Bills: BJ Ojulari, EDGE, LSU

28: Bengals: Bijan Robinson, RB, Texas

Joe Mixon is getting himself into some legal trouble. It might be time to move on from Mixon. He's a free agent in 2025, but adding Robinson to take on most of the carries would probably be ideal at this point.

29. Saints: Kelee Ringo, CB, Georgia

30. Chiefs: Jahmyr Gibbs, RB, Alabama

31. Eagles: Darnell Washington, TE, Georgia

32. Steelers: Nolan Smith, EDGE, Georgia

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Round 2

33. Texans: Broderick Jones, OT, Georgia

34. Cardinals: Mekhi Blackmon, CB, USC

35. Colts: Anton Harrison, OT, Oklahoma

36. Rams: John Michael Schmitz, C, Minnesota

37. Seahawks: Cody Mauch, OG, North Dakota State

38. Raiders: Henry To'o To'o, LB, Alabama

39: Panthers: Isaiah Foskey, EDGE, Notre Dame

40. Saints: Mazi Smith, DT, Michigan

41: Titans: Josh Downs, WR, North Carolina

42. Browns: Siaki Ika, DL, Baylor

43. Jets: Jack Campbell, LB, Iowa

44. Falcons: Lukas Van Ness, Iowa, DE

45. Packers: Tuli Tuipulotu, DL, USC

46. Patriots: Clark Phillips III, CB, Utah

47. Commanders: Luke Wypler, OG, Ohio State

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48. Lions: Trenton Simpson, LB, Clemson

49. Steelers: Cedric Tillman, WR, Tennessee

50. Buccaneers: Hendon Hooker, QB, Tennessee

51. Dolphins: Devon Achane, RB, Texas A&M

52. Seahawks: Kayshon Boutte, WR, LSU

53. Bears: Anton Harrison, OT, Oklahoma

54. Chargers: Luke Musgrove, TE Oregon State

55. Lions: Emil Ekiyor, OG, Alabama

56. Jaguars: Jaelyn Duncan, OT, Maryland

57. Giants: Andrew Voorhees, OG, USC

58: Cowboys: Noah Sewell, LB, Oregon

59: Bills: Jordan Battle, S, Alabama

60: Bengals: Emmanuel Forbes, CB, Mississippi State

61. Panthers: Olusegun Oluwatimi, C, Michigan

62. Eagles: Keeanu Benton, DT, Wisconsin

63. Chiefs: Byron Young, DE, Tennessee

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Jason grew up an avid sports fan. His passion for sports writing grew in high school and he developed a blog that was strictly for New York Sports. From his work, you will quickly realize that he loves looking at games from an analytical and numbers perspective and hopes to provide you with that same perspective in his articles.

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