NFL Mock Draft 2023: Koerner’s Updated Final Picks for First Round
Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images. Pictured: Former Alabama quarterback Bryce Young.
- The first round of the 2023 NFL Draft kicks of Thursday.
- Sean Koerner, our Director of Predictive Analytics, dishes out his final mock draft for Thursday's first round below.
- Check out all of his picks and full breakdown for Round 1 below.
The 2023 NFL Draft has arrived, and Thursday’s first round should be wild and unpredictable in many ways.
That is, after Alabama quarterback Bryce Young presumably becomes the new franchise quarterback of the Carolina Panthers. He is the overwhelming betting favorite to go first overall. After that, it’s anyone’s guess.
Kentucky quarterback Will Levis dominated NFL Draft chatter over the past week as he surprisingly became the betting favorite to go No. 2 to the Houston Texans for a few days. That hype has seemed to fizzle a bit though, with Will Anderson, C.J. Stroud and Tyree Wilson overtaking him in the betting market for No. 2.
Beyond what the Texans do with the second pick, there’s also uncertainty about whether the Arizona Cardinals will keep No. 3 or trade it.
There’s a lot going on, and our Director of Predictive Analytics, Sean Koerner, has done his best to try and parse out what will happen in his final mock for the 2023 NFL Draft.
2023 NFL Mock Draft
|1||Panthers||Bryce Young, QB, Alabama|
|2||Texans||CJ Stroud, QB, Ohio State|
|3||Cardinals||Will Anderson Jr., EDGE, Alabama|
|4||Colts||Will Levis, QB, Kentucky|
|5||Seahawks||Jalen Carter, DT, Georgia|
|6||Lions||Devon Witherspoon, CB, Illinois|
|7||Raiders||Tyree Wilson, EDGE, Texas Tech|
|8||Falcons||Bijan Robinson, RB, Texas|
|9||Bears||Paris Johnson Jr., OT, Ohio State|
|10||Eagles||Nolan Smith, EDGE, Georgia|
|11||Titans||Anthony Richardson, QB, Florida|
|12||Texans||Christian Gonzalez, CB, Oregon|
|13||Packers||Jaxon Smith-Njigba, WR, Ohio State|
|14||Patriots||Peter Skoronski, OT, Northwestern|
|15||Jets||Darnell Wright, OT, Tennessee|
|16||Commanders||Joey Porter Jr., CB, Penn State|
|17||Steelers||Broderick Jones, OT, Georgia|
|18||Lions||Michael Mayer, TE, Notre Dame|
|19||Buccaneers||Lukas Van Ness, EDGE, Iowa|
|20||Seahawks||Zay Flowers, WR, Boston College|
|21||Chargers||Dalton Kincaid, TE, Utah|
|22||Ravens||Emmanuel Forbes, CB, Mississippi State|
|23||Vikings||Jordan Addison, WR, USC|
|24||Jaguars||Deonte Banks, CB, Maryland|
|25||Giants||Quentin Johnston, WR, TCU|
|26||Cowboys||Myles Murphy, DE, Clemson|
|27||Bills||Anton Harrison, OT, Oklahoma|
|28||Bengals||Brian Branch, DB, Alabama|
|29||Saints||Calijah Kancey, DT, Pittsburgh|
|30||Eagles||Jahmyr Gibbs, RB, Alabama|
|31||Chiefs||Will McDonald IV, EDGE, Iowa State|
|*The Dolphins forfeited their first-round pick.|
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