2023 NFL Mock Draft: Predicting the First Two Rounds
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
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
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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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
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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