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2023 NFL Mock Draft 1.0 (No Trades), Team Needs, Pending Free Agents

Our first mock draft ahead of the 2023 NFL Draft will focus on the first round, and there will be no trades. I will add a quick analysis for every team that might suggest a trade could be possible based on available draft capital and team need.


2023 NFL Draft Overview

Which QB Will Be Drafted First?

The 2023 NFL Draft is one of the more anticipated QB drafts in the last three years after 2022 did not offer an elite-level instant impact player. In 2023, the question is which QB goes number one overall, Alabama's Bryce Young or Ohio State QB C.J. Stroud? As I wrote this at 4:54 am EST on 1/14, Stroud has not declared, so he could throw a wrench into the entire process.



Is C.J. Stroud Worthy Of The Top Pick?

First off, C.J. Stroud has elite-level accuracy. The question mark to start the 2022 season centered on his mobility. He is not an elite-level athlete, but he does have similar mobility to Joe Burrow in that he can move around and extend plays. We wanted to see Stroud doing more out of the structure of the offense while on the move to keep a play alive and make big-time throws down the field. He did it earlier in the 2022 season vs. Notre Dame, but against Michigan, that creativity disappeared. A month later, in the College Football Playoff vs. Georgia, the creativity we know he is capable of was at its peak. The Georgia game provided enough definitive evidence that Stroud is worthy of a top 5 pick.



Is Will Levis For Real?

The third player of note that will be an NFL Combine darling is Kentucky QB, WIll Levis. Levis is the third-rated QB on our board as of today, behind Bryce Young and C.J. Stroud. Levis is a guy to keep your eyes on in this draft. His athleticism and big arm give everyone Josh Allen vibes.


What About Anthony Richardson?

Richardson is a developmental talent who flashes all of the traits you want from the QB position combined with elite athleticism. Richardson could jump into the top 10 of the 2023 NFL Draft and will be an NFL Combine darling. The Twitter machine will buzz when Richardson launches 70-yard bombs vs. air. It will suit Richardson to land on a team with a bridge QB. He needs a year of development in the right offense. Many scouts will say the same about Will Levis, but the difference is that Levis played in back-to-back pro-style offenses at Kentucky.



EDGE Rushers and Interior Players Will Be Plentiful

The Edge rusher and IDL positions will be plentiful in the 2023 NFL Draft. Five of the top ten ranked players on the Football Scout 365 Big Board are either an Edge or an IDL. The Edge rushers are led by Alabama's Will Anderson Jr, while the IDL is led by our number one overall prospect Georgia's Jalen Carter.


The WR Group Is Talented

Many scouts are not optimistic about the 2023 WR class compared to the last three classes. But the group has some top-tier talent led by TCU's Quentin Johnston and USC's Jordan Addison. We might see at least 4, potentially 5 WR's drafted in the first round. Keep an eye on BC WR Zay Flowers, and the explosive Jalin Hyatt from Tennessee.


Today, we know who the first 18 picks will be ahead of the NFL Playoffs. Chicago is on the clock!


The 2023 NFL Draft RB Class could rival the 2017 NFL Draft RB Class.

The depth of the 2023 RB class starts with Bijan Robinson and Jahmyr Gibbs at the top. We have 9 RB's listed in our top 100. We had ten until Blake Corun decided to stay at Michigan in 2023.



Non-Playoff Teams

1). Chicago Bears Select: Georgia IDL Jalen Carter

Pending Free Agents: RB David Montgomery, C Sam Mustipher, WR N'Keal Harry, WR Dante Pettis


Team Needs: Edge, DL, OL

Draft Capital: 1, 56, 65, 103, 134, 136, 149, 221


Possible Picks: Trade The Pick, IDL Jalen Carter, ED Will Anderson, QB Bryce Young, QB C.J. Stroud


Quick Analysis: The Bears landed in a prime position to trade back for more draft capital. The idea is to build around an ascending Justin Fields, or is it?


2). Houston Texans Select: Alabama QB Bryce Young

Pending Free Agents: TE O.J. Howard, EDGE Ogbonnia Okoronkwo, DL Rasheem Green, TE Jordan Akins


Team Needs: QB, OL, DL

Draft Capital: 2, 12, 34, 66, 74, 104, 137, 188, 200, 205, 206, 240


Possible Picks: QB Bryce Young, QB C.J. Stroud, Trade Back, Trade For A Veteran QB?


Quick Analysis: It is a no-brainer that the Texans will draft a QB, or is it? The Texans have the highest-rated draft capital in the 2023 NFL Draft. They could gain even more by moving back, and who knows, they could trade for David Carr's little brother. The Texans need help on the offensive line and IDL. WR is also a notable need.


3). Arizona Cardinals Select: Alabama Edge Will Anderson Jr.

Pending Free Agents: EDGE J.J. Watt, WR A.J. Green, OT Kelvin Beachum, CB Byron Murphy, C Rodney Hudson


Team Needs: OL, Edge, CB

Draft Capital: 3, 35, 67, 97, 105, 169, 180, 215


Possible Picks: ED Will Anderson Jr, CB Christian Gonzalez, IDL Jalen Carter


Quick Analysis: The Cardinals fill a massive void left by the retiring J.J. Watt and pending free agent Zach Allen who is 2nd on the team in total sacks with 5.5. They have needs on the OL and the defensive secondary.


4). Indianapolis Colts Select: Ohio State QB C.J. Stroud

Pending Free Agents: EDGE Yannick Ngakoue, WR Parris Campbell, OG Matt Pryor, LB Bobby Okereke, E.J. Speed


Team Needs: QB, OL, WR

Draft Capital: 4, 36, 80, 106, 139, 207, 224, 239


Possible Picks: Bryce Young, C.J. Stroud, Will Levis, Trade up


Quick Analysis: The Colts are the popular trade-up candidate among the draft community. They could work something out with the Bears to get in a prime position to take their favorite QB in the draft, or they can stay here and hope they get the guy they want.


5). Seattle Seahawks (via DEN) Select: Kentucky QB Will Levis

Pending Free Agents: QB Geno Smith, RB Rashaad Penny, DL Poona Ford, OG Phil Haynes, QB Drew Lock


Team Needs: Edge, DL, QB

Draft Capital: 5, 20, 38, 54, 85, 122, 152, 157, 198


Possible Picks: QB Bryce Young, QB C.J. Stroud, Trade Back, Trade Up


Quick Analysis: The Seahawks are in a prime position to sign Geno Smith as a bridge QB and draft their future QB. This is the perfect spot for Will Levis or Anthony Richardson. They could fill their IDL need with Clemson IDL Bryan Bresee or get the best available edge, Myles Murphy or Tyree Wilson.



6). Detroit Lions (via LAR) Select: Clemson Edge Myles Murphy

Pending Free Agents: WR DJ Chark, RB Jamaal Williams, LB Alex Anzalone, OG Evan Brown, CB Mike Hughes


Team Needs: DB, DL, LB

Draft Capital: 6, 18, 49, 60, 82, 153, 183, 194


Possible Picks: Edge Myles Murphy, IDL Bryan Bresee, Edge Tyree Wilson, CB Christian Gonzalez, QB Bryce Young, QB C.J. Stroud, Trade Back, Trade Up


Quick Analysis: The Lions can go in a lot of different directions. If you asked anyone six months ago who they would draft in the top 10, the majority would say the best available QB. They are in the best position to go with the top CB or best available edge rusher, but if they are bold, they use Goff as a bridge to the future by drafting the best available QB. The logical pick at 6 is the best available CB, and get the best available edge at pick 18.


7). Las Vegas Raiders Select: Clemson IDL Bryan Bresee

Pending Free Agents: RB Josh Jacobs, CB Rock Ya-Sin, LB Denzel Perryman, WR Mack Hollins, EDGE Clelin Ferrell


Team Needs: QB, OL, Edge

Draft Capital: 7, 39, 71, 109, 142, 145, 175, 203, 216, 223, 234


Possible Picks: QB Bryce Young, QB C.J. Stroud, QB Will Levis, QB Anthony Richardson, OT Peter Skoronski Trade Back, Trade Up


Quick Analysis: The Raiders need a QB; they might land Tom Brady in free agency. If not, there is always Baker Mayfield. On a serious note, if C.J. Stroud or Bryce Young fall, it is a no-brainer. I do not like Levis or Richardson here without a bridge QB. Could they trade up, or will they stick with Jarett Stidham and tank for Caleb? If they don't go QB here, they should go best available Edge, IDL or OL.


8). Atlanta Falcons Select: Texas Tech Edge Tyree Wilson

Pending Free Agents: OT Kaleb McGary, WR Olamide Zaccheaus, EDGE Lorenzo Carter, LB Rashaan Evans


Team Needs: Edge, QB, WR

Draft Capital: 8, 45, 76, 110, 113, 155, 227, 250


Possible Picks: IDL Bryan Bresee, Edge Tyree Wilson, Edge Myles Murphy, OT Peter Skoronski, OT Paris Johnson Jr, OT Broderick Jones, QB Will Levis, QB C.J. Stroud, QB Bryce Young, QB Anthony Richarson


Quick Analysis: The consensus on many mock drafts is that the Falcons should target a pass rusher since they ranked 2nd to last in pass run win rate in 2022. If a QB like Anthony Richardson or Will Levis falls into their lap, they should swing for the fences until they get it right. Desmond Ridder does not look like the future, so unless the Falcons are hoping to get a big win in free agency, why not try to use Ridder as a bridge to the future? If QB is not available, you go best available pass rusher.


9). Carolina Panthers Select: Florida QB Anthony Richardson

Pending Free Agents: QB Sam Darnold, DL Matthew Ioannidis, C Bradley Bozeman, LB Cory Littleton


Team Needs: QB, CB, TE

Draft Capital: 9, 40, 61, 93, 114, 131, 146


Possible Picks: QB Will Levis, QB C.J. Stroud, QB Bryce Young, QB Anthony Richarson, CB Christian Gonzalez, CB Kelee Ringo, CB Cam Smith


Quick Analysis: Many mock drafts show the Panthers going with Florida QB Anthony Richardson and I cannot help but point to the fact that Carolina had a shot to Draft Justin Fields a few years back and passed on Fields because they had Sam Darnold. They need to consider selling the farm to get into the top 3. If they do not find a way to trade into position to draft C.J. Stroud, Bryce Young, or Will Levis, maybe Richardson falls into their lap. They can go with a CB to complement Jaycee Horn if they miss on QB.


10). Philadelphia Eagles (via NO) Select: Oregon CB Christian Gonzalez

Pending Free Agents: DL Javon Hargrave, CB James Bradberry, RB Miles Sanders, C Jason Kelce, DL Fletcher Cox


Team Needs: DB, Edge, DL

Draft Capital: 10, 32, 64, 96, 222, 252


Possible Picks: CB Kelee Ringo, CB Cam Smith, Christian Gonzalez, S Brian Branch, IDL Brian Bresee, Edge Tyree Wilson


Quick Analysis: The Eagles will lose defenders to free agency ahead of the 2023 season. They have big holes on the interior defensive line and at DB. Drafting the best available DB at ten overall is the right move considering Slay and Bradberry are aging quickly, and Bradberry is a pending free agent. They can also draft the best available IDL in this spot.


11). Tennessee Titans Select: Northwestern OT Peter Skoronski

Pending Free Agents: TE Austin Hooper, OG Nate Davis, TE Geoff Swaim, LB David Long, DL Teair Tart


Team Needs: OL, WR, TE

Draft Capital: 11, 42, 73, 148, 186, 231


Possible Picks: OT Paris Johnson Jr., OT Peter Skoronski, OT Broderick Jones, O'Cyrus Torrence, OT Dawand Jones, WR Quentin Johnston, WR Jordan Addison, TE Michael Mayer


Quick Analysis: The Titans must continue rebuilding their offensive line ahead of 2023. They appear to have their RT of the future in Nicholas Petit-Frere. With the future of LT Taylor Lewan in question, the Titans can draft the best available OT in this spot. If Skoronski falls this far (big if), you get a guy with positional versatility that you can flip inside if Lewan returns.


12). Houston Texans (via CLE) Select: TCU WR Quentin Johnston

Pending Free Agents: TE O.J. Howard, EDGE Ogbonnia Okoronkwo, DL Rasheem Green, TE Jordan Akins


Team Needs: QB, OL, DL

Draft Capital: 2, 12, 34, 66, 74, 104, 137, 188, 200, 205, 206, 240


Possible Picks: WR Quentin Johnston, WR Jordan Addison, Edge Tyree Wilson, OT Bryan Bresee, OT Paris Johnson Jr., OT Broderick Jones


Quick Analysis: After mocking a QB at number two overall, the Texans need to consider a potential elite number one WR with Instant Impact Potential. We have two ranked in our top 15, Quentin Johnston and Jordan Addison. Johnston feels like the perfect fit if he falls to them. Johnston feels like a faster version of Nuk Hopkins. At 6-4 215 lbs, Johnston is what you want in a WR to help a young NFL QB. If they shy away from WR here, they can fill needs on their OL and DL in this spot with high-quality players who can make an immediate impact.


13). New York Jets Select: OT Paris Johnson Jr.

Pending Free Agents: RB James Robinson, C Connor McGovern, QB Joe Flacco, DL Sheldon Rankins, OT George Fant


Team Needs: OL, S, QB

Draft Capital: 13, 44, 75, 112, 144, 179


Possible Picks: T Paris Johnson Jr., OT Peter Skoronski, OT Broderick Jones, O'Cyrus Torrence, OT Dawand Jones, S Brian Branch, S Christopher Smith


Quick Analysis: The Jets need to figure out the QB position in the offseason. They should target OL in this spot. Center Connor McGovern will be a free agent, and it seems unlikely that the OT trio of Duane Brown, George Fant, and Mekhi Becton will all return in 2023.


14). New England Patriots Select: Georgia OT Broderick Jones

Pending Free Agents: OT Isaiah Wynn, RB Damien Harris, CB Myles Bryant, CB Jonathan Jones, WR Jakobi Meyers


Team Needs: OT, WR, DB

Draft Capital: 14, 47, 77, 107, 117, 135, 184, 187, 192, 210, 259


Possible Picks: WR Quentin Johnston, WR Jordan Addison, S Brian Branch, OT Paris Johnson Jr., OT O'Cyrus Torrence, OT Broderick Jones


Quick Analysis: The Patriots need to draft a WR, and if Jordan Addison is available, Bill will find a way to pass on him for the best available DB or OL, and then he will shock the world and draft Stetson Bennett with pick 47. On a serious note, we choose Georgia OT Broderick Jones as a potential Isaiah Wynn replacement at RT.


15). Green Bay Packers Select: USC WR Jordan Addison

Pending Free Agents: WR Allen Lazard, TE Robert Tonyan Jr., OT Elgton Jenkins, S Adrian Amos, DL Dean Lowry


Team Needs: S, TE, Edge

Draft Capital: 15, 46, 79, 116, 150, 171, 220, 235, 238, 241


Possible Picks: WR Quentin Johnston, WR Jordan Addison, Michael Mayer, S Brian Branch, OT Paris Johnson Jr., OT O'Cyrus Torrence, OT Broderick Jones, S Christopher Smith


Quick Analysis: If I am the Packers, with or without Aaron Rodgers, I need to add more talent at WR and potentially replace Elgton Jenkins. If Jordan Addison is available, it is a no-brainer in this spot. Pair Addison with Christan Watson and Romeo Doubs. If Aaron Rodgers moves on, you at least do your best to surround Love with as much firepower as possible. Another option is TE, and if Michael Mayer is available, why not?


16). Washington Commanders Select: Florida IOL O'Cyrus Torrence

Pending Free Agents: DL Daron Payne, QB Taylor Heinicke, OG Wes Schweitzer, LB Cole Holcomb, OG Trai Turner


Team Needs: QB, CB, OL

Draft Capital: 16, 48, 98, 118, 151, 193, 217, 236


Possible Picks: IDL Bryan Bresee, IOL O'Cyrus Torrence, CB Joey Porter Jr.


Quick Analysis: The Commanders finished the 2022 season with one top 80 CB, according to PFF. With Daron Payne potentially leaving in free agency, the Commanders appear poised to take the best defensive line value in this position. They can also draft the best available IOL, which is another need.


17). Pittsburgh Steelers Select: Georgia CB Kelee Ringo

Pending Free Agents: DL Larry Ogunjobi, LB Devin Bush, DL Chris Wormley, CB Cam Sutton, QB Mason Rudolph


Team Needs: OL, CB, DL

Draft Capital: 17, 33, 50, 81, 120, 237


Possible Picks: CB Joey Porter Jr., IDL Bryan Bresee, IOL O'Cyrus Torrence, OT Anton Harrison, CB Devon Witherspoon


Quick Analysis: The Steelers should try to improve the offensive line here or go with the best available DB.


18). Detroit Lions Select: South Carolina CB Cam Smith

Pending Free Agents: WR DJ Chark, RB Jamaal Williams, LB Alex Anzalone, OG Evan Brown, CB Mike Hughes


Team Needs: DB, DL, LB

Draft Capital: 6, 18, 49, 60, 82, 153, 183, 194


Possible Picks: Edge Tyree Wilson, Edge Nolan Smith, LB Trenton Simpson, CB Joey Porter Jr., IDL Bryan Bresee, IOL O'Cyrus Torrence, OT Anton Harrison, CB Devon Witherspoon, S/NB Brian Branch


Quick Analysis: The big question is, do you go CB or grab an Edge rushing LB like Nolan Smith to place opposite Aidan Hutchinson? Or do you target a high motor versatile edge rusher like Tyree Wilson if he falls? They can go off-ball inside LB in this spot, but I'd skip off-ball LB in round one and snag one in round two or later.

Playoff Teams

PL). Tampa Bay Buccaneers Select: Georgia Edge/LB Nolan Smith

Pending Free Agents: QB Tom Brady, LB Lavonte David, DL Akiem Hicks, WR Julio Jones, CB Sean Bunting, S Mike Edwards


Team Needs: QB, DB, OL

Draft Capital: 19, 51, 83, 154, 176, 181, 196, 233, 254


Possible Picks: Edge Nolan Smith, CB Kelee Ringo, CB Joey Porter Jr., IOL O'Cyrus Torrence, OT Anton Harrison, IOL Cooper Beebe


Quick Analysis: Whoever is under center in 2023 will need to be better protected than Brady was in 2022. Drafting an OL here makes sense, but you must start rebuilding the defense.


PL). Seattle Seahawks Select: USC Edge Tuli Tuipulotu

Pending Free Agents: QB Geno Smith, RB Rashaad Penny, DL Poona Ford, OG Phil Haynes, QB Drew Lock


Team Needs: Edge, DL, QB

Draft Capital: 5, 20, 38, 54, 85, 122, 152, 157, 198


Possible Picks: RB Bijan Robinson, WR Zay Jones, WR Jalin Hyatt, Edge Nolan Smith, Edge Felix Anudike-Uzomah, Edge Isaiah Foskey, Edge Tuli Tuipulotu, TE Michael Mayer


Quick Analysis: The Seahawks are in a prime position to sign Geno Smith as a bridge QB and draft their future QB. This is the perfect spot for Will Levis or Anthony Richardson. They could fill their IDL need with Clemson IDL Bryan Bresee or get the best available edge, Myles Murphy or Tyree Wilson.


PL). Baltimore Ravens Select: Tennessee WR Jalin Hyatt

Pending Free Agents: LB Roquan Smith, CB Marcus Peters, QB Lamar Jackson, OT Ja'Wuan James, CB Kyle Fuller


Team Needs: CB, WR, Edge

Draft Capital: 24, 88, 126, 159, 201


Possible Picks: RB Bijan Robinson, OT Anton Harrison, OT Dawand Jones, WR Zay Jones, WR Jalin Hyatt Edge Nolan Smith, Edge Felix Anudike-Uzomah, Edge Isaiah Foskey, Edge Tuli Tuipulotu, TE Michael Mayer, Darnell Washington


Quick Analysis: If the Ravens can retain Lamar Jackson, they need to add deep speed to the WR position to lineup opposite Rashod Bateman. With or without Lamar, the Ravens need to add legit weapons at WR, or this offense will remain stale.


PL). Miami Dolphins Select: Forfeited

Pending Free Agents: TE Mike Gesicki, QB Teddy Bridgewater, RB Raheem Mostert, RB Jeff Wilson, EDGE Trey Flowers


Team Needs: OL, CB, TE

Draft Capital: 53, 78, 84, 178, 242


PL). New York Giants Select: Ohio State WR Jaxon Smith-Njigba

Pending Free Agents: QB Daniel Jones, RB Saquon Barkley, DL Dalvin Tomlinson, WR Sterling Shepard, WR Darius Slayton


Team Needs: WR, IOL, DB

Draft Capital: 23, 55, 87, 125, 158, 173, 208, 243, 244, 256


Possible Picks: RB Bijan Robinson, IOL Andrew Vorhees, IOL John Michael Schmitz IOL Cooper Beebe, WR Zay Jones, WR Jalin Hyatt, TE Michael Mayer, WR Jaxon Smith-Njigba, WR Kayshon Boutte


Quick Analysis: The Giant's offense needs a go-to WR ahead of the 2023 season to help Daniel Jones. If they do not sign Barkley to a second contract, they could land Bijan Robinson or Jahmyr Gibbs.


PL). Jacksonville Jaguars Select: LSU WR Kayshon Boutte

Pending Free Agents: TE Evan Engram, OT Jawaan Taylor, EDGE Arden Key, EDGE Dawuane Smoot, CB Tre Herndon


Team Needs: DL, OT, CB

Draft Capital: 21, 52, 86, 121, 123, 185, 199, 209, 229


Possible Picks: RB Bijan Robinson, OT Anton Harrison, OT Dawand Jones, WR Zay Jones, WR Jalin Hyatt, TE Michael Mayer, LB Trenton Simpson, LB Noah Sewell, LB Drew Sanders, WR Jaxon Smith-Njigba, WR Kayshon Boutte, IDL


Quick Analysis: The Jaguars need to build around their franchise QB. Going with the best available WR is a great start.


PL). Los Angeles Chargers Select: Clemson LB Trenton Simpson

Pending Free Agents: DL Jerry Tillery, S Nasir Adderley, RB Sony Michel, LB Drue Tranquill, TE Donald Parham


Team Needs: DB, OL, WR

Draft Capital: 25, 57, 89, 127, 160, 202, 245


Possible Picks: RB Bijan Robinson, OT Anton Harrison, OT Dawand Jones, WR Zay Jones, WR Jalin Hyatt, TE Michael Mayer, LB Trenton Simpson, LB Noah Sewell, LB Drew Sanders, WR Jaxon Smith-Njigba, WR Kayshon Boutte, S Antonio Johnson, S Christopher Smith, S Brian Branch


Quick Analysis: The Chargers can go with a WR here, but it might be better to continue building the OL. They also need help at LB, and with the potential that Drue Tranquill could move on, they can go with a top LB in the draft.

PL). Dallas Cowboys Select: Oklahoma OT Anton Harrison

Pending Free Agents: TE Dalton Schultz, RB Tony Pollard, OT Terence Steele, WR Noah Brown, LB Leighton Vander Esch


Team Needs: DB, WR, OL

Draft Capital: 26, 58, 90, 128, 161, 170, 177, 213, 246


Possible Picks: RB Bijan Robinson, OT Anton Harrison, OT Dawand Jones, WR Zay Jones, WR Jalin Hyatt, TE Michael Mayer, LB Trenton Simpson, LB Noah Sewell, LB Drew Sanders, WR Jaxon Smith-Njigba, WR Kayshon Boutte


Quick Analysis: The Cowboys might have to replace Dalton Schultz and Tony Pollard. The OL could use some youth, and an upgrade at LB might be in the cards.


PL). Cincinnati Bengals Select: Alabama S/NB Brian Branch

Pending Free Agents: S Jessie Bates III, TE Hayden Hurst, CB Eli Apple, S Vonn Bell, RB Samaje Perine


Team Needs: DB, OT, TE

Draft Capital: 27, 59, 91, 129, 162, 204, 247


Possible Picks: RB Bijan Robinson, OT Anton Harrison, OT Dawand Jones, TE Michael Mayer, TE Darnell Washington, TE Dalton Kincaid, LB Trenton Simpson, LB Noah Sewell, LB Drew Sanders, S Antonio Johnson, S Christopher Smith, S Brian Branch


Quick Analysis: The Jesse Bates pending free agency might leave a huge hole in the Bengal's defense. They will be in a good spot to find his replacement in the late first round if necessary.

PL). Minnesota Vikings Select: Penn State CB Joey Porter Jr.

Pending Free Agents: TE Irv Smith Jr., RB Alexander Mattison, CB Patrick Peterson, C Garrett Bradbury, WR Olabisi Johnson


Team Needs: DB, DL, WR

Draft Capital: 28, 92, 119, 163, 211, 214


Possible Picks: CB Joey Porter Jr., RB Bijan Robinson, TE Michael Mayer, TE Darnell Washington, TE Dalton Kincaid, CB Emmanuel Forbes, CB Tre'Vius Hodges-Tomlinson


Quick Analysis: With needs on the OL, the secondary, and at WR, you must go with the best available at a position of need.


PL). Denver Broncos (from SF, via MIA) Select: Texas RB Bijan Robinson

Pending Free Agents: RB Melvin Gordon, OG Dalton Risner, OT Cameron Fleming, S Kareem Jackson, DL Dre'Mont Jones


Team Needs: OL, WR, DL

Draft Capital: 29, 68, 69, 108, 140, 195, 248


Possible Picks: RB Bijan Robinson, IOL Andrew Vorhees, IOL John Michael Schmitz IOL Cooper Beebe, WR Zay Jones, WR Jalin Hyatt, TE Michael Mayer, LB Trenton Simpson, LB Noah Sewell, LB Drew Sanders, WR Jaxon Smith-Njigba, WR Kayshon Boutte, S Antonio Johnson, S Christopher Smith, S Brian Branch


Quick Analysis: The Broncos have a lot of needs, but finding a replacement for Melvin Gordon and the possibility for an elite one-two punch at RB might be too good to pass up.


PL). Buffalo Bills Select: USC IOL Andrew Voorhees

Pending Free Agents: S Jordan Poyer, LB Tremaine Edmunds, QB Case Keenum, C Mitch Morse, OG Rodger Saffold


Team Needs: OL, WR, LB

Draft Capital: 30, 62, 94, 132, 138, 165


Possible Picks: RB Bijan Robinson, IOL Andrew Vorhees, IOL John Michael Schmitz, IOL Cooper Beebe, WR Zay Jones, WR Jalin Hyatt, TE Michael Mayer, LB Trenton Simpson, LB Noah Sewell, LB Drew Sanders, WR Jaxon Smith-Njigba, WR Kayshon Boutte


Quick Analysis: The Bills can go best available or rebuild their IOL. They have needs at WR and LB that need to be addressed.


PL). Kansas City Chiefs Select: Notre Dame TE Michael Mayer

Pending Free Agents: OT Orlando Brown Jr., WR Mecole Hardman, WR Juju Smith-Schuster, S Juan Thornhill


Team Needs: OT, Edge, DB

Draft Capital: 31, 63, 95, 101, 124, 133, 166, 197, 218, 228, 251, 253, 258


Possible Picks: RB Bijan Robinson, OT Anton Harrison, OT Dawand Jones , WR Zay Jones, WR Jalin Hyatt, TE Michael Mayer, LB Trenton Simpson, LB Noah Sewell, LB Drew Sanders, WR Jaxon Smith-Njigba, WR Kayshon Boutte, S Antonio Johnson, S Christopher Smith, S Brian Branch


Quick Analysis: The Chiefs could be in the market to find a replacement for an aging Travis Kelce. They also have needs at safety pending the Juan Thornhill free agency. They could also go after the best available OT.


PL). Philadelphia Eagles Select: Baylor IDL Siaki Ika

Pending Free Agents: DL Javon Hargrave, CB James Bradberry, RB Miles Sanders, C Jason Kelce, DL Fletcher Cox


Team Needs: DB, Edge, DL

Draft Capital: 10, 32, 64, 96, 222, 252


Possible Picks: RB Bijan Robinson, Edge Nolan Smith, Edge Felix Anudike-Uzomah, Edge Isaiah Foskey, Edge Tuli Tuipulotu, TE Michael Mayer, CB Jaylon Jones, CB Clark Phillips, RB Jahmyr Gibbs, IDL Mazi Smith, IDL Gervon Dexter


Quick Analysis: The Eagles will lose defenders to free agency ahead of the 2023 season. They have big holes on the interior defensive line and at DB. Drafting the best available DB at ten overall is the right move considering Slay and Bradberry are aging quickly, and Bradberry is a pending free agent. They can also draft the best available IDL in this spot.

Teams Without A 2023 First-Round Pick

37). Los Angeles Rams

Pending Free Agents: S Taylor Rapp, DL A'Shawn Robinson, CB Troy Hill, RB Darrell Henderson, DL Greg Gaines


Team Needs: Edge, OL, DB

Draft Capital: 37, 70, 168, 172, 182, 189, 191, 212, 226, 255


41). New Orleans Saints

Pending Free Agents: DL David Onyemata, EDGE Marcus Davenport, WR Jarvis Landry, RB Mark Ingram, QB Andy Dalton


Team Needs: QB, DL, IOL

Draft Capital: 41, 72, 115, 147, 167, 230, 260


43). Cleveland Browns

Pending Free Agents: OT Jack Conklin, RB Kareem Hunt, EDGE Jadeveon Clowney, LB Deion Jones, QB Jacoby Brissett


Team Needs: DT, WR, TE

Draft Capital: 43, 99, 111, 130, 141, 143, 190, 232


53). Miami Dolphins

Pending Free Agents: TE Mike Gesicki, QB Teddy Bridgewater, RB Raheem Mostert, RB Jeff Wilson, EDGE Trey Flowers


Team Needs: OL, CB, TE

Draft Capital: 53, 78, 84, 178, 242


100). San Francisco 49ers

Pending Free Agents: QB Jimmy Garoppolo, OT Mike McGlinchey, CB Emmanuel Moseley, EDGE Charles Omenihu


Team Needs: OL, DL, DB

Draft Capital: 100, 102, 156, 164, 174, 219, 225, 249, 257

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