2023 NFL Mock Draft: Post-Combine Update

by Keith Lott
2023 NFL Mock Draft: Post-Combine Update

The April Mock Draft Update is live!

Welcome to the 2023 NFL Mock Draft: Post-Combine Update.

Since our last update prior to the Super Bowl, a lot has happened around the league surrounding the 2023 NFL Draft. And today is the first day of NFL Free Agency!

Most importantly, the Chicago Bears traded the number one overall pick to the Carolina Panthers! In exchange, the Bears received a WR1 for Justin Field in D.J. Moore, along with the 8th overall pick in this year's draft, the 61st overall pick and two future picks - a 2024 1st-Round Pick and a 2025 2nd-Round Pick.

The question still remains - which quarterback will be selected first overall?

Anthony Richardson showcased his superior athletic ability at the NFL Combine but Bryce Young and C.J. Stroud are the safer, more polished QBs.

In other quarterback news, Derek Carr was released by the Las Vegas Raiders and signed with the New Orleans Saints. The way things are currently shaping up, the Raiders are likely to select whichever quarterback falls to them at pick seven, most likely Will Levis. It would be shocking if they went in a different direction.

The Raiders signed Jimmy G on day one of free agency. This should not impact their draft pick. They also have traded Dareen Waller to the New York Giants and signed WR Jakobi Meyers!

And last but not least on the QB front, Aaron Rodgers is looking more and more likely to be playing for a new team in 2023 as the Green Bay Packers look to find a trade partner. The New York Jets are currently the rumored favorites to land the future Hall Of Fame quarterback.

Make sure you check out our 2023 NFL Draft Big Board, ranking the top 100 players in the draft class!

2023 NFL Mock Draft: Post-Combine Update

PickTeamKeithJon
1Panthers via CHIBryce Young
QB
Alabama
C.J. Stroud
QB
Ohio State
2TexansC.J. Stroud
QB
Ohio State
Bryce Young
QB
Alabama
3CardinalsWill Anderson Jr.
EDGE
Alabama
Jalen Carter
DT
Georgia
4ColtsAnthony Richardson
QB
Florida
Will Levis
QB
Kentucky
5Seahawks via DENJalen Carter
DT
Georgia
Anthony Richardson
QB
Florida
6Lions via LARTyree Wilson
EDGE
Texas Tech
Will Anderson Jr.
EDGE
Alabama
7RaidersWill Levis
QB
Kentucky
Tyree Wilson
EDGE
Texas Tech
8FalconsMyles Murphy
EDGE
Clemson
Lukas Van Ness
EDGE
Iowa
9Bears via CARPeter Skoronski
OT
Northwestern
Paris Johnson Jr.
OT
Ohio State
10Eagles via NOLukas Van Ness
EDGE
Iowa
Christian Gonzalez
CB
Oregon
11TitansParis Johnson Jr.
OT
Ohio State
Peter Skoronski
OT
Northwestern
12Texans via CLEJaxon Smith-Njigba
WR
Ohio State
Quentin Johnston
WR
TCU
13JetsBroderick Jones
OT
Georgia
Broderick Jones
OT
Georgia
14PatriotsChristian Gonzalez
CB
Oregon
Devon Witherspoon
CB
Illinois
15PackersQuentin Johnston
WR
TCU
Jordan Addison
WR
USC
16CommandersDevon Witherspoon
CB
Illinois
Joey Porter Jr.
CB
Penn State
17SteelersBrian Branch
S
Alabama
Jaelyn Duncan
OT
Maryland
18LionsJoey Porter Jr.
CB
Penn State
Dalton Kincaid
TE
Utah
19BucsO'Cyrus Torrence
G
Florida
Myles Murphy
EDGE
Clemson
20SeahawksNolan Smith
EDGE
Georgia
Jaxon Smith-Njigba
WR
Ohio State
21Dolphins--
22ChargersDeonte Banks
CB
Maryland
Darnell Wright
OT
Tennessee
23RavensCalijah Kancey
DT
Pittsburgh
Cam Smith
CB
South Carolina
24VikingsBryan Bresee
DT
Clemson
Keion White
EDGE
Georgie
25JaguarsCam Smith
CB
South Carolina
Anton Harrison
OT
Oklahoma
26GiantsJordan Addison
WR
USC
O'Cyrus Torrence
G
Florida
27CowboysBijan Robinson
RB
Texas
Darnell Washington
TE
Georgia
28BillsZay Flowers
WR
Boston College
Bijan Robinson
RB
Texas
29BengalsAnton Harrison
OT
Oklahoma
Dawand Jones
OT
Ohio State
30Saints vis 49ersMazi Smith
DT
Michigan
BJ Ojulari
EDGE
LSU
31EaglesKeion White
EDGE
Georgie
Kelee Ringo
CB
Georgia
32ChiefsDawand Jones
OT
Ohio State
Drew Sanders
LB
Arkansas

Keith's Quick Thoughts (@WeTlkFntsySprts)

  • I understand why the Panthers would go all in on a Franchise QB in this draft class, with Young and Stroud at the top of their draft board, but I am not sure that Anthony Richardson is the guy to hang your hat on. I would much rather rely on a year's worth of game film, which saw his stock fall to the end of the first round throughout the season
  • The Falcons/Bears/Eagles picks at 8/9/10 will be very interesting as all three teams can go a handful of ways with these picks. They could have a huge impact on how the middle of the first round plays out
  • Quentin Johnston has been my WR1 all Mock Draft season, but pairing Stroud with Jaxson Smith-Njigba again, alongside Brandin Cooks and now Roberts Woods seems like the perfect day one for the Houston Texans
  • It'll be quite hilarious to witness the Green bay Packers draft QB Jordan Love another WR in the first round (Christian Watson in n2022) after years of ignoring that need for Aaron Rodgers
  • The Detroit Lions can really do themselves a favor on draft night by adding two pieces to their defense in Tyree Wilson and Joey Porter Jr. The same can be said for the Seattle Seahawks, adding Jalen Carter and Nolan Smith on draft night
  • Plenty of mocks have the Los Angeles Chargers adding a pass catcher (WR or TE) but I think it would be a wise decision to focus on shoring up their defense on day one and adding offensive weapons later in the draft
  • As a New York Football Giants fan, I can only pray that Jordan Addison is available when we are on the clock. You can't give Daniel Jones that contract extension and then not provide him with a new target. I would be ok with Zay Flowers here as well, should Addison be off the board already
  • As a New York Football Giants fan, it pains me continuously mock Bijan Robinson to the Dallas Cowboys or Philadelphia Eagles, but it seems inevitable unfortunately
    • With the Eagles signing Rashaad Penny, it is highly unlikely they will draft a running back in the first round

Jon's Quick Thoughts (@JPW2542)

  • I think four quarterbacks go in the first five picks and in no order. Seattle can be out of the Geno Smith deal after one year, so they can take the flier on Anthony Richardson. He can sit a year and learn the game before taking over the starting role in 2024
  • So far this offseason, the Giants have sunk a lot of money into the offensive side of the ball in both Daniel Jones and Saquon Barkley. It makes a lot of sense to draft an offensive lineman to help protect both of their prized possessions
  • The Eagles are set to potentially lose a lot on the defensive side of the ball in free agency. Drew Sanders can start week one for them and would be the perfect replacement for T.J. Edwards.

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