2023 NFL Mock Draft: College Football Playoff Update

by Jon Witt
2023 NFL Mock Draft

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Welcome to the 2023 NFL Mock Draft: College Football Playoff 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! Which team believes in Will Levis and which coaching staff wants to mold Anthony Richardson is still yet to be determined.

The Houston Texans are in a great spot as it stands right now. With picks one and 11, 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 continues to be one of the best in the NFL. 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 but has decided to return to school.

Kayshon Boutte is back in the 2023 NFL Draft!

2023 NFL Mock Draft: College Football Playoff Update

PickTeamKeithJon
1TexansBryce Young
QB
Alabama
Bryce Young
QB
Alabama
2BearsWill Anderson
EDGE
Alabama
Peter Skoronski
OT
Northwestern
3Seahawks
via DEN
C.J. Stroud
QB
Ohio State
Jalen Carter
DL
Georgia
4CardinalsJalen Carter
DL
Georgia
Will Anderson
EDGE
Alabama
5ColtsWill Levis
QB
Kentucky
Will Levis
QB
Kentucky
6FalconsMyles Murphy
EDGE
Clemson
Myles Murphy
EDGE
Clemson
7Lions
via LAR
Tyree Wilson
EDGE
Texas Tech
Tyree Wilson
EDGE
Texas Tech
8PanthersJared Verse
EDGE
Florida State
Parris Johnson Jr.
OT
Ohio State
9RaidersPeter Skoronski
OT
Northwestern
C.J. Stroud
QB
Ohio State
10Eagles
via NO
Kelee Ringo
DB
Georgia
Kelee Ringo
DB
Georgia
11Texans
via CLE
Quentin Johnston
WR
TCU
Quentin Johnston
WR
TCU
12SeahawksBryan Bresee
DL
Clemson
Jared Verse
EDGE
Florida State
13TitansJordan Addison
WR
USC
Jordan Addison
WR
USC
14PatriotsCam Smith
DB
South Carolina
Kayshon Boutte
WR
LSU
15JetsParris Johnson Jr.
OT
Ohio State
Jaelyn Duncan
OT
Maryland
16SteelersBrian Branch
DB
Alabama
Joey Porter Jr.
DB
Penn State
17PackersJaxon Smith-Njigba
WR
Ohio State
Zay Flowers
WR
Boston College
18LionsJoey Porter Jr.
DB
Penn State
Michael Mayer
TE
Notre Dame
19JaguarsChristian Gonzalez
DB
Oregon
Christian Gonzalez
DB
Oregon
20BucsBroderick Jones
OT
Georgia
Jalin Hyatt
WR
Tennessee
21CommandersO'Cyrus Torrence
OG
Florida
Brian Branch
DB
Alabama
22Dolphins--
23GiantsRashee Rice
WR
SMU
Bijan Robinson
RB
Texas
24ChargersMichael Mayer
TE
Notre Dame
Broderick Jones
OT
Georgia
25RavensAnton Harrison
OT
Oklahoma
Jaxon Smith-Njigba
WR
Ohio State
26Broncos
via SF
via MIA
Jaelyn Duncan
OT
Maryland
Devon Witherspoon
DB
Illinois
27CowboysAntonio Johnson
DB
Texas A&M
O'Cyrus Torrence
OG
Florida
28BengalsIsaiah Foskey
EDGE
Notre Dame
Dawan Jones
OT
Florida
29ChiefsNolan Smith
EDGE
Georgia
BJ Ojulari EDGE
LSU
30VikingsClark Phillips III
DB
Utah
Antonio Johnson
DB
Texas A&M
31BillsDevon Witherspoon
DB
Illinois
Josh Downs
WR
North Carolina
32EaglesBijan Robinson
RB
Texas
Jamyr Gibbs
RB
Alabama

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 quarterback.
  • 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 - wide receiver. 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 WR depth chart).
  • 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 the Philadelphia Eagles are in as good a position as any team in the first round to add him to their already explosive offense!

Jon's Quick Thoughts (@JPW2542)

  • I think the first round is going to be offensive skill position heavy. At least three quarterbacks should go in round one. One, maybe two running backs and tight end with possibly six wide receivers!
  • If Michael Mayer falls to Detroit, he would be an ideal replacement, if not an upgrade, over T.J. Hockenson.
  • Green Bay and New England both have a glaring need for a wide receiver. Both could also have new signal-callers in 2023, so bringing in some talent should help.

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