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2023 NFL Mock Draft: Colts trade up to pick Bryce Young at No. 1; Raiders reload at QB with Will Levis

2023 NFL Mock Draft: Colts trade up to pick Bryce Young at No. 1; Raiders reload at QB with Will Levis

Alabama

• Jr

• 6’0″

/ 194 lbs

Projected Team

Indianapolis

PROSPECT RNK

2nd

POSITION RNK

1st

I’m kicking off the first stage of draft season with a trade involving the No. 1 overall pick. Bears GM Chris Ballard can’t wait around anymore. I don’t think Colts owner Jim Irsay wants another experience with a veteran passer either. Colts move up to get an athletic, super-poised passer in Young.

Alabama

• Jr

• 6’4″

/ 243 lbs

Projected Team

Houston

PROSPECT RNK

1st

POSITION RNK

1st

The Texans have a long history of picking edge rushers near or at the top of the draft. Anderson is a high-floor, All-Pro-upside type at the defensive end spot.

Georgia

• Jr

• 6’3″

/ 300 lbs

Projected Team

Arizona

PROSPECT RNK

4th

POSITION RNK

1st

Carter is the ideal replacement for the retiring J.J. Watt. He’s a long, hyper-athletic interior rusher who disruptive on three downs.

Northwestern

• Jr

• 6’4″

/ 315 lbs

Projected Team

Chicago

PROSPECT RNK

3rd

POSITION RNK

2nd

In the slide back, the Bears get this pick — the Colts’ second and third-round picks in 2023 and a first and second and fifth in 2024. Skoronski isn’t a Tristan Wirfs-esque tackle, but has quality athleticism and tremendous pass-protection film in 2022.

Clemson

• Soph

• 6’5″

/ 305 lbs

Projected Team

Seattle

PROSPECT RNK

7th

POSITION RNK

1st

The Seahawks have to add more athleticism and beef to the interior of their defensive line. Bresee is a specimen who can wreak havoc at any position up front.

Ohio State

• Jr

• 6’3″

/ 218 lbs

Projected Team

Detroit

PROSPECT RNK

6th

POSITION RNK

3rd

Jared Goff was fantastic down the stretch in 2022, but the Lions pick Stroud, believing they won’t be picking this high again for a while. Stroud has major upside.

Kentucky

• Sr

• 6’3″

/ 232 lbs

Projected Team

Las Vegas

PROSPECT RNK

5th

POSITION RNK

2nd

At this point, I can’t envision Tom Brady joining Josh McDaniels with the Raiders in a division with Patrick Mahomes and Justin Herbert. Vegas will be deeply involved in the draft class of quarterbacks, and Levis has a big-time skill set.

Texas Tech

• Sr

• 6’6″

/ 275 lbs

Projected Team

Atlanta

PROSPECT RNK

19th

POSITION RNK

4th

The Falcons defense has a giant void on the outside rusher position, and Wilson is a huge, athletic specimen with serious pass-rush ability.

Florida

• Soph

• 6’4″

/ 232 lbs

Projected Team

Carolina

PROSPECT RNK

18th

POSITION RNK

3rd

The Panthers need to look to the draft for their next quarterback. Richardson can sit for a little behind Sam Darnold before eventually taking over. He’s a monstrous talent.

Clemson

• Jr

• 6’5″

/ 275 lbs

Projected Team

Philadelphia

PROSPECT RNK

31st

POSITION RNK

5th

A big, long edge-setting specialist with pass-rushing upside. That’s who Murphy is, and it’s the prototype the Eagles like at the defensive end spot.

Florida

• Jr

• 6’5″

/ 347 lbs

Projected Team

Tennessee

PROSPECT RNK

34th

POSITION RNK

4th

The Titans need to bolster the offensive line, and Torrence looks like the physical specimen at guard who could ultimately land this high. His run-blocking prowess will pique the interest of Tennessee’s coaching staff.

TCU

• Jr

• 6’4″

/ 215 lbs

Projected Team

Houston

PROSPECT RNK

23rd

POSITION RNK

2nd

Johnston is a major vertical threat given his size and build-up speed. The Texans have to get better in the receiver room, especially if Brandin Cooks is moved in the offseason.

Ohio State

• Jr

• 6’6″

/ 310 lbs

Projected Team

N.Y. Jets

PROSPECT RNK

17th

POSITION RNK

2nd

Could the Jets be major players on the veteran QB market? I think they will. So for the draft, they build the offensive line with Johnson, a super-steady tackle prospect.

Notre Dame

• Jr

• 6’4″

/ 265 lbs

Projected Team

New England

PROSPECT RNK

8th

POSITION RNK

1st

Hunter Henry has been a favorite target of Mac Jones, but that shouldn’t stop Bill Belichick from targeting Mayer in Round 1. Mayer is such a talented receiving weapon at tight end.

USC

• Jr

• 6’0″

/ 175 lbs

Projected Team

Green Bay

PROSPECT RNK

13th

POSITION RNK

3rd

More receiving help for Aaron Rodgers with Allen Lazard and Randall Cobb set for free agency. Addison is a dynamic route runner with a high floor.

Penn State

• Jr

• 6’2″

/ 194 lbs

Projected Team

Washington

PROSPECT RNK

22nd

POSITION RNK

1st

The Commanders could use more high-end talent at the outside cornerback position, and Porter is a long, disruptive defender.

South Carolina

• Jr

• 6’0″

/ 188 lbs

Projected Team

Pittsburgh

PROSPECT RNK

26th

POSITION RNK

4th

Smith’s tenacity as an outside press corner fits what the Steelers want out of their defensive backs.

Clemson

• Jr

• 6’3″

/ 240 lbs

Projected Team

Detroit

PROSPECT RNK

10th

POSITION RNK

1st

Simpson is a highly athletic, three-down linebacker with some outside pass-rushing juice. He’d be a fun addition to the Lions defense, a unit that played better down the stretch.

Oklahoma

• Jr

• 6’5″

/ 315 lbs

Projected Team

Tampa Bay

PROSPECT RNK

21st

POSITION RNK

3rd

The Buccaneers continue to fortify the blocking contingent with the pass-pro specialist from Oklahoma.

Kansas State

• Jr

• 6’4″

/ 255 lbs

Projected Team

Seattle

PROSPECT RNK

25th

POSITION RNK

3rd

The Seahawks get a high-energy, bendy outside rusher who knows how to use his hands to beat blockers.

Alabama

• Jr

• 6’0″

/ 193 lbs

Projected Team

Jacksonville

PROSPECT RNK

9th

POSITION RNK

1st

Branch is a do-everything defensive back who’d give the Jaguars more game-changing ability on the back end.

Ohio State

• Jr

• 6’1″

/ 200 lbs

Projected Team

N.Y. Giants

PROSPECT RNK

38th

POSITION RNK

1st

The Giants are glad to stop Smith-Njigba’s fall here to give Daniel Jones another receiving weapon.

Oregon

• Soph

• 6’2″

/ 201 lbs

Projected Team

Baltimore

PROSPECT RNK

24th

POSITION RNK

4th

The Ravens get a lengthy, athletic perimeter corner for their already stout defense.

Oregon State

• Jr

• 6’6″

/ 250 lbs

He’s coming off an injury, but the Chargers bet on his athleticism and impressive size at the tight-end spot.

Arkansas

• Jr

• 6’5″

/ 233 lbs

Projected Team

Dallas

PROSPECT RNK

11th

POSITION RNK

2nd

Sanders is a long and physical, off-ball/edge-rusher hybrid. He can help replace Anthony Barr and/or Leighton Vander Esch if the latter isn’t re-signed.

Georgia

• Soph

• 6’2″

/ 210 lbs

Projected Team

Cincinnati

PROSPECT RNK

29th

POSITION RNK

4th

More secondary talent for the Bengals with Ringo, who’s best in a Cover 3 role where he can focus on playing the football in the air.

LSU

• Jr

• 6’3″

/ 250 lbs

Projected Team

Minnesota

PROSPECT RNK

30th

POSITION RNK

5th

The Vikings add youth to the outside pass-rushing group with the feisty and athletic Ojulari.

USC

• Sr

• 6’6″

/ 325 lbs

Projected Team

Denver

PROSPECT RNK

72nd

POSITION RNK

10th

Vorhees is an NFL-ready interior blocker who’d be a welcomed addition on the interior for the Broncos, especially if Dalton Risner isn’t re-signed.

Penn State

• Soph

• 5’10”

/ 212 lbs

Projected Team

Buffalo

PROSPECT RNK

42nd

POSITION RNK

8th

This strays from the “type” the Bills have liked at receiver of late, but Washington would provide Buffalo with serious YAC capabilities because of his strength and unshaken equilibrium through contact.

Baylor

• Jr

• 6’4″

/ 358 lbs

Projected Team

Kansas City

PROSPECT RNK

47th

POSITION RNK

5th

The Chiefs get a menacing, wide-bodied interior rusher to pair with Chris Jones.

Texas

• Jr

• 6’0″

/ 220 lbs

Projected Team

Philadelphia

PROSPECT RNK

16th

POSITION RNK

2nd

Robinson running behind the league’s best offensive line? Sounds like a blast for Philadelphia. Not so much for Eagles opponents.





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