The time is upon us! The Jets finally landed Aaron Rodgers, the Packers seemingly moved up two spots and I feel they are now NOT taking a tight end in round 1. As I looked at the first round, we’ll see what the NFL thinks but here’s my take in my final 2023 NFL Mock Draft!
I can’t say I targeted everyone’s biggest needs but with Houston, I asked myself “What if they ignore QB and take the best player?” If they do that, do we see them target a veteran via free agency or trade? Teddy Bridgewater or Matt Ryan to hold them over another year?
In the end, I tried to look at what the teams had been saying, see if there was anything I can glean from either the news, “insiders”, or social media, and mash it all together to ultimately make my best guess. Hopefully, I did your team justice, in the end, it’ll be fun to see how this reality TV show finishes!
2023 NFL Mock Draft – Brad’s Final!
I could see Vegas going Richardson over Levis because Garoppolo could “hold them over” until Richardson is ready (if Jimmy G can stay healthy). The wild thing is both the Bears and Jets move back and still get what I would think would be “their guys” in offensive tackles Paris Johnson Jr and Broderick Jones.
Once we get past the Jets, I see trades happening but with this, I kept all picks with their original team. I think Detroit trades, I could see Baltimore doing something wild if Lamar really is going to be gone from the team soon.
|1||CAR||Bryce Young, QB Alabama|
|2||HOU||Will Anderson Jr, EDGE Alabama|
|3||ARI||Jalen Carter, DL Georgia|
|4||IND||CJ Stroud, QB Ohio State|
|5||SEA||Tyree Wilson, EDGE Texas Tech|
|6||DET||Devon Witherspoon, CB Illinois|
|7||LV||Anthony Richardson, QB Florida|
|8||ATL||Nolan Smith, EDGE Georgia|
|9||CHI||Paris Johnson Jr, OT Ohio State|
|10||PHI||Christian Gonzalez, CB Oregon|
|11||TEN||Peter Skoronski, OT Northwestern|
|12||HOU||Jaxon Smith-Njigba, WR Ohio State|
|13||GB||Myles Murphy, EDGE Clemson|
|14||NE||Joey Porter Jr, CB Penn State|
|15||NYJ||Broderick Jones, OT Georgia|
|16||WAS||Deonte Banks, CB Maryland|
|17||PIT||Bryan Bresee, DL Clemson|
|18||DET||Lukas Van Ness, EDGE Iowa|
|19||TB||Darnell Wright, OT Tennessee|
|20||SEA||Jordan Addison, WR USC|
|21||LAC||Quentin Johnston, WR TCU|
|22||BAL||O'Cyrus Torrence, IOL Florida|
|23||MIN||Will Levis, QB Kentucky|
|24||JAX||Will McDonald IV, EDGE Iowa State|
|25||NYG||Zay Flowers, WR Boston College|
|26||DAL||Bijan Robinson, RB Texas|
|27||BUF||Brian Branch, S Alabama|
|28||CIN||Michael Mayer, TE Notre Dame|
|29||NO||Cam Smith, CB South Carolina|
|30||PHI||Jahmyr Gibbs, RB Alabama|
|31||KC||Anton Harrison, OT Oklahoma|
|32||PIT||Mazi Smith, DL Michigan|