2023 NFL Mock Draft: Championship Week Update

by Keith Lott
2023 NFL Mock Draft
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Welcome to the 2023 NFL Mock Draft: Championship Week Update. The top of the 2023 NFL Draft is shaping up very differently compared to last season. The quarterback class is projected to be much better and we could see three, maybe even four quarterbacks drafted in the first round!

The Houston Texans are in a great spot as it stands right now. With picks one and 10, they could walk away with a Franchise QB (Bryce Young, C.J. Stroud) of their choosing and his new WR1 (Quentin Johnston, Jordan Addison) to boot.

You could argue that the Detroit Lions need a franchise QB and that Jared Goff is still just a bridge. However, the offense has been one of the best in the NFL and they are about to add Jameson Williams to Amon-Ra St. Brown at the wide receiver position! It will be very interesting to watch how this all plays out. Goff carries a $30 mil cap hit for each of the next two seasons if the Lions do not cut/trade him.

Penn State offensive lineman Olu Fashanu was a mid-first-round pick in both mock drafts below but has decided to return to school.

As we enter NFL Week 13, picks 2-15 will continue to shuffle each week as nearly half of the league has a losing record.

2023 NFL Mock Draft: Championship Week Update

PickTeamJonKeith
1TexansBryce Young
QB
Alabama
Bryce Young
QB
Alabama
2BearsWill Anderson
EDGE
Alabama
Will Anderson
EDGE
Alabama
3Lions
via Rams
Jalen Carter
DL
Georgia
C.J. Stroud
QB
Ohio State
4Seahawks
via Broncos
Will Levis
QB
Kentucky
Jalen Carter
DL
Georgia
5PanthersC.J. Stroud
QB
Ohio State
Myles Murphy
EDGE
Clemson
6Eagles
via Saints
Kelee Ringo
DB
Georgia
Kelee Ringo
DB
Georgia
7CardinalsPeter Skoronski
OT
Northwestern
Peter Skoronski
OT
Northwestern
8PackersQuentin Johnston
WR
TCU
Quentin Johnston
WR
TCU
9RaidersTyree Wilson
EDGE
Texas Tech
Tyree Wilson
EDGE
Texas Tech
10Texans
via Browns
Bryan Bresee
DL
Clemson
Jordan Addison
WR
USC
11JaguarsChristian Gonzalez
DB
Oregon
Joey Porter Jr.
DB
Penn State
12SteelersParris
Johnson Jr.
OT
Ohio State
Parris
Johnson Jr.
OT
Ohio State
13LionsMyles Murphy
EDGE
Clemson
Cam Smith
DB
South Carolina
14ColtsJordan Addison
WR
USC
Will Levis
QB
Kentucky
15FalconsJaxon
Smith-Njigba
WR
Ohio State
Bryan Bresee
DL
Clemson
16SeahawksJared Verse
EDGE
Florida State
Jaxon
Smith-Njigba
WR
Ohio State
17ChargersMichael Mayer
TE
Notre Dame
Jared Verse
EDGE
Florida State
18PatriotsKayshon Boutte
WR
LSU
Broderick Jones
OT
Georgia
19BucsTrenton Simpson
LB
Clemson
Brian Branch
DB
Alabama
20CommandersBrian Branch
DB
Alabama
O'Cyrus Torrence
OG
Florida
21RavensJaelyn Duncan
OT
Maryland
Christian Gonzalez
DB
Oregon
22JetsDrew Sanders
LB
Arkansas
Anton Harrison
OT
Oklahoma
23BengalsCam Smith
DB
South Carolina
Michael Mayer
TE
Notre Dame
24GiantsBijan Robinson
RB
Texas
Kayshon Boutte
WR
LSU
25Broncos
vis Dolphins
via 49ers
Broderick Jones
OT
Georgia
Bijan Robinson
RB
Texas
26TitansJalin Hyatt
WR
Tennessee
Jalin Hyatt
WR
Tennessee
27CowboysDawand Jones
OL
Ohio State
Antonio Johnson
S
Texas A&M
28BillsO'Cyrus Torrence
OG
Florida
Jaylon Jones
DB
Texas A&M
29Dolphins--
-
-
30VikingsB.J. Ojulari
EDGE
LSU
Isaiah Foskey
EDGE
Notre Dame
31ChiefsAntonio Johnson
S
Texas A&M
B.J. Ojulari
EDGE
LSU
32EaglesJamyr Gibbs
RB
Alabama
Nolan Smith
EDGE
Georgia

Keith's Quick Thoughts (@WeTlkFntsySprts)

  • The Lions need to do their homework this offseason to know if Bryce Young or C.J. Stroud can be their Franchise QB or if they want to roll with Goff for one more year and target Caleb Williams or Drake Maye.
  • I am not a huge fan of Will Levis but the Colts need to find a solution to the revolving door at QB.
  • I don't disagree that the Seahawks need to fix their defense, but adding Njigba in the slot between D.K. Metcalf and Tyler Lockett would give Geno Smith, or whatever QB is under center in 2023 and beyond, one of the best pass-catching trios in the NFL! A luxury Seattle can spoil themselves with thanks to the Denver Broncos.
  • Do the Bengals need a first-round TE? No. Would Michael Mayer joining Joe Burrow, Ja'Marr Chase, Tee Higgins, Tyler Boyd and Joe Mixon in the Bengals offense just be hella fun? Yes.
  • The New York Football Giants are in a good position towards the bottom half of the draft when it comes to a position of need - WR. Just about any player that they choose is a HUGE upgrade on their current depth chart. The same can be said for the Tennessee Titans.
  • I don't see a perfect fit for Bijan Robinson in the first round as the running back position has seemingly started to lose value in the NFL but pairing him with Javonte Williams (recovering from injury) seems like a good fit despite all the needs on the Broncos roster.

Jon's Quick Thoughts (@JPW2542)

  • Three QBs may very well go in the first round Young, Levis, and Stroud. All three are more than capable of being franchise QBs and starting week one.
  • At two, with Justin Fields already in the fold, the Bears elect to take the best defensive player on the board. Will Anderson is a terror on the field and will make the Bears fans forget about Khalil Mack.
  • If the Giants let Barkley walk, they could look at taking Bijan Robinson to replace him. Robinson is an elite prospect and a complete back.

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