2023 7-Round NFL Mock Draft: C.J. Stroud, Anthony Richardson, and Jalen Carter Find New Homes in Round 1

Less than 50 days remain before the 2023 NFL Draft, and this mock is the latest projection of the entire 7-round slate. Does your team score with the best haul?

We’re just a little over a month out from the 2023 NFL Draft. And as we approach, countless storylines are converging. In this 2023 NFL Mock Draft, we explore them all — the QB1 race between C.J. Stroud, Anthony Richardson, and Bryce Young, the Jalen Carter saga, and more.

2023 NFL Mock Draft | Round 1

1) Carolina Panthers (from CHI): C.J. Stroud, QB, Ohio State

We’ve seen reports that the Panthers like all three of the top quarterbacks. But my favorite fit for Frank Reich’s offense is C.J. Stroud.

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On top of his baseline talent, Stroud has the processing ability, anticipation, eye manipulation, and accuracy to progress quickly with Reich’s triangle reads, and he already has a sturdy offensive line in place.

2) Houston Texans: Bryce Young, QB, Alabama

We know Reich, Chris Ballard, and Nick Caserio have all generally preferred prototypical QBs in the past. But someone is going to break the cycle with Bryce Young. Young’s size is a question mark that can’t be avoided, but his creative instincts and composure under pressure help compensate. In a Shanahan-derived offense that rewards “point guard” style play, Young can be lethal.

3) Arizona Cardinals: Will Anderson Jr., EDGE, Alabama

There’s a stark contrast between the roster that Jonathan Gannon left behind in Philadelphia and the one he comes to as head coach with the Cardinals. Arizona needs more blue-chip talent — it’s as simple as that. And Will Anderson Jr. is one of a select few in that tier in the 2023 NFL Draft. He produces constant chaos on the edge.

4) Indianapolis Colts: Anthony Richardson, QB, Florida

Just as Carolina is my favorite fit for Stroud, the Colts are my favorite fit for Anthony Richardson. Richardson’s generational athletic talent needs a creative offensive mind to be truly maximized, and as Shane Steichen showed with Jalen Hurts, he can be that mind. Richardson may take his lumps early, but he has takeover potential.

5) Seattle Seahawks: Tyree Wilson, EDGE, Texas Tech

It’s not often that you see a 6’6 “, 271-pound, long-limbed defender play as a stand-up edge rusher, but that’s what you see from Tyree Wilson on his Texas Tech tape. He can build up from the outside or slide into the 4i spot. Wherever he plays at, his dominating power capacity presents a constant mismatch. That’s something Seattle can use.

6) Detroit Lions: Will Levis, QB, Kentucky

Jared Goff is the Lions’ starter for 2023, and he’ll be very good again under Ben Johnson. But soon, he’ll need an extension. Picking sixth, the Lions have a unique opportunity to add his successor in Will Levis and ease him in over time. In one or two years, Levis takes the reins as a much cheaper starter with much greater upside on a roster that’s ready to roll.

7) Las Vegas Raiders: Paris Johnson Jr., OT, Ohio State

All four quarterbacks are off the board in this 2023 NFL Mock Draft, which means the Raiders stay the course with Jimmy Garoppolo and look elsewhere. With needs at both guard and right tackle, Paris Johnson Jr. makes a lot of sense. He’s an elite athlete with overwhelming length and power, and he’s proven he can play on the left and right sides.

8) Atlanta Falcons: Christian Gonzalez, CB, Oregon

The value isn’t there at WR. Atlanta brought back Kaleb McGary. They seem to be confident in Desmond Ridder. So what do the Falcons do at eighth overall? After adding Jessie Bates III, I think you have to go all in on this secondary. Christian Gonzalez would be a suffocating add opposite A.J. Terrell, blanketing WRs with his size, speed, and smarts.

9) Chicago Bears (from CAR): Lukas Van Ness, EDGE, Iowa

There’s a reason you see Lukas Van Ness projected in Round 1, even when his pass-rushing arsenal is relatively raw. At 6’5 “, 272 pounds, with 34” arms and sub-4.6 speed, his athletic profile doesn’t come around often. He can generate dominating power off the edge, but he also has the leverage acquisition and hip flexibility to maximize his traits.

10) Philadelphia Eagles: Myles Murphy, EDGE, Clemson

Philadelphia brought back Brandon Graham opposite Josh Sweat, but he’s only on a one-year deal. There’s still a case for the Eagles to take an edge rusher early at 10, where the value lines up well. A popular fit has been Myles Murphy, a hyper-athletic, power-centric rusher who’d benefit from time as a rotational piece under more established players.

11) Seattle Seahawks (from TEN): Jalen Carter, DT, Georgia

Trade: Seahawks acquire pick No. 11, Titans acquire picks No. 20, No. 52, and a 2024 second-rounder.

MORE: Is Jalen Carter’s Draft Stock Falling Ahead of the 2023 NFL Draft?

No one knows what’s going to happen with Jalen Carter at this point. But if he falls far enough, a team like Seattle — an organization that has a strong culture, strong veteran leadership, and established coaching — could make a move for him. Seattle has the infrastructure to get him right, and he’d be dominant alongside Dre’Mont Jones inside.

12) Houston Texans: Jaxon Smith-Njigba, WR, Ohio State

In a WR class that lacks a bona fide top option, there’s bound to be a team or two that falls in love with Jaxon Smith-Njigba’s profile. He’s not the fastest or most explosive receiver, but he’s a true technician as a route runner with elite catching instincts and devastating short-area agility. He can be a chain-mover and a RAC threat for Young in Houston.

13) New York Jets: Broderick Jones, OT, Georgia

At some point, Aaron Rodgers will be the Jets’ quarterback. And at some point over the next couple of years, the Jets will likely search for his successor. Across that transition period, it would be wise to have a young, ascending left tackle in the wings. Broderick Jones is a bit raw with his hand usage, but his athleticism and strength are both high-level traits.

14) New England Patriots: Jack Campbell, LB, Iowa

I’m telling you right now: Jack Campbell is probably going to go higher than you expect. He’s 6’5 “, 249 pounds, with 4.65 speed, elite burst numbers, and a 6.74 three-cone. And he was an elite producer in college with impeccable character. The Patriots have been filling other needs in free agency. They’re willing to go against the grain, and Campbell feels like a player they’d go for.

15) Green Bay Packers: Bryan Bresee, DT, Clemson

The Packers’ value board is a bit thin here, but Bryan Bresee is a very compelling add midway through Round 1. Provided that his medicals check out for Green Bay, he has the explosiveness, violent hands, flexibility, and motor to be a major asset alongside Kenny Clark and Devonte Wyatt. That’s a front to be reckoned with in the NFC North.

16) Washington Commanders: Devon Witherspoon, CB, Illinois

Most of the Commanders’ top needs don’t align well at 16th overall, in terms of value. However, if a prospect like Devon Witherspoon falls, that’s an opportunity they can’t pass up. Witherspoon is an incredibly natural cover man with twitch and agility, but he’s also exceedingly physical, alignment-versatile, and a playmaker at the catch point.

17) Pittsburgh Steelers: Darnell Wright, OT, Tennessee

Nothing is guaranteed in the NFL draft, but Darnell Wright’s Combine performance all but confirmed that someone will consider him in Round 1. The Steelers are one team that could take him earlier than expected. They still have a glaring hole at right tackle, and Wright would be an upgrade with his size, stifling hand strength, powerful punches, and short-area mobility.

18) Detroit Lions: Quentin Johnston, WR, TCU

Quentin Johnston is that puzzle piece that won’t fit many sides of the board. But in the exact right spot, he can be a terrifying offensive threat. Detroit might just be the place for him. The Lions’ OC would know how to utilize Johnston’s RAC ability underneath, and with Jameson Williams and Amon-Ra St. Brown dictating coverage elsewhere, Johnston could pick apart defenses at all levels.

19) Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Peter Skoronski, OL, Northwestern

The Buccaneers were busy this March, first trading Shaq Mason to the Texans, then releasing tackle Donovan Smith. As a result, Tampa Bay has needs at both tackle and guard, and Peter Skoronski can solve both if needed. Skoronski might project better inside with his lacking length, but he still has the athleticism, footwork, and strength to work outside.

20) Tennessee Titans (from SEA): John Michael Schmitz, C, Minnesota

After trading down with the Seahawks, the Titans take Minnesota center John Michael Schmitz to carry the torch after the release of veteran Ben Jones. This is a slight reach on my board, but Schmitz fills a major need for an offense that relies on the running game and requires minimal interior pressure for its quarterback to operate effectively.

21) Los Angeles Chargers: Bijan Robinson, RB, Texas

We’re reaching the point of the offseason where I’ve run out of ways to explain to you just how good Bijan Robinson is. But for the Chargers, in particular, his self-sufficiency as a runner is what will carry them. Even when things go wrong, he can create and come out ahead with his blend of vision, creative instincts, balance, and lateral agility.

22) Baltimore Ravens: Adetomiwa Adebawore, DT, Northwestern

A guy runs 4.49, jumps 37.5″ in the vertical and 10’5″ in the broad, at 6’2 “, 282 pounds with 34” arms? You’d best believe he has a shot to go Round 1. Adetomiwa Adebawore can better channel his traits at times, but his raw athleticism and power translate to unmatched upside at 3-tech. With Travis Jones and Justin Madubuike, he’d be a venerable force.

23) Minnesota Vikings: Jordan Addison, WR, USC

We’d known beforehand that wide receiver would be a need for the Vikings in the 2023 offseason, but the release of Adam Thielen confirmed it. The Vikings need a running mate alongside Justin Jefferson, and Jordan Addison can be that player. In spite of his lacking size and mass, he’s a sudden, agile route runner with superb instincts and RAC ability.

24) Jacksonville Jaguars: Brian Branch, DB, Alabama

Forget the 4.58 40-yard dash — Brian Branch can play. Non-elite long speed is one of the few complaints to write in his report. Even without it, Branch is still a spry short-area athlete with fluidity in the slot, relentless energy coming downhill, strong tackling ability, and the instincts to generate game-changing plays when the ball comes his way.

25) New York Giants: Joe Tippmann, OL, Wisconsin

New York could seek an upgrade at quite a few spots here, but their biggest need by far, at this point, rests on the interior offensive line. And with Daniel Jones under center, that’s not an area they should neglect.

MORE: 2023 NFL Draft Big Board

Joe Tippmann has the dominating physical traits to be an asset at either guard or center, and he’d set the tone for a young, ascending offensive line.

26) Dallas Cowboys: Josh Downs, WR, North Carolina

The Dallas Cowboys are always good for a surprise in Round 1, but they’ve proven they know what they’re doing when it comes to early capital. That sensibility could lead them to select Josh Downs in the 2023 NFL Draft. With his explosive athleticism, route-running efficiency, and “go up and get it” mentality, he brings shades of Doug Baldwin.

27) Buffalo Bills: Anton Harrison, OT, Oklahoma

Anton Harrison will likely move to right tackle if he heads to Buffalo. But on my board, he’s a top-20 talent at a premier position. That’s not something the Bills should shrug at if he’s there. Harrison has great size and athleticism at 6’4 “, 315 pounds, with arms over 34”, and of the top tackles, he has the best active hand usage and technical synergy.

28) Cincinnati Bengals: Deonte Banks, CB, Maryland

Cincinnati is at a point of tepid stability with their CB group. Cam Taylor-Britt is an ascending player, and Chidobe Awuzie and Mike Hilton are solid. That said, Awuzie is a free agent in 2024, and Hilton might be gone soon after that. Much like the Bengals did with Daxton Hill, they can add Deonte Banks ahead of time and develop his elite size/speed profile behind the scenes.

29) New Orleans Saints: Zach Harrison, EDGE, Ohio State

At 6’5 1/2″ and 274 pounds, with arms over 36″ long, Zach Harrison is a Dennis Allen defensive lineman, through and through. At the tail end of Round 1 just a couple of years ago, New Orleans surprised many by taking Payton Turner. With Turner struggling to find consistency, Harrison could be another surprise — especially with his elite athleticism.

30) Philadelphia Eagles: Joey Porter Jr., CB, Penn State

The Eagles managed to bring back both James Bradberry and Darius Slay for the 2023 season. However, both players will be over 30 years old this year. The Eagles don’t need to add a CB early, but if a prospect like Joey Porter Jr. is there at 30th overall, you have to pounce on the value and get him in your secondary.

31) Kansas City Chiefs: Dawand Jones, OT, Ohio State

Acquiring Jawaan Taylor was big for the Chiefs, but there’s still a void on the right side that needs to be filled. Dawand Jones can fill it and then some. At 6’8 “, 374 pounds, with 36 3/8” arms, he’s truly one of the biggest humans alive. That size alone makes him a towering spectacle at right tackle, but he has underrated feet and hands as well.

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32) Pittsburgh Steelers: Trenton Simpson, LB, Clemson

The tape is up and down, but Trenton Simpson’s potential is undeniable. At 6’2 “, 235 pounds, with 4.43 speed and a 40.5” vertical, he brings a profile that the Steelers may be eager to develop.

33) Houston Texans: Dalton Kincaid, TE, Utah

The Texans luck into one of the steals of the draft in this 2023 NFL Mock, with Dalton Kincaid falling just outside of Round 1. Kincaid is a high-level TE prospect with fluid athleticism and rock-solid hands.

34) Arizona Cardinals: Kelee Ringo, CB, Georgia

In a surprise development, Kelee Ringo also fell just outside the Round 1 barrier. He’s a welcome addition for the Cardinals, who need a CB with his size and speed on the boundary.

35) Indianapolis Colts: Zay Flowers, WR, Boston College

Zay Flowers profiles as an exciting slot weapon for the Colts between Michael Pittman Jr. and Alec Pierce, emanating former Pro Bowler Santana Moss with his constant energy.

36) Los Angeles Rams: Nolan Smith, EDGE, Georgia

Nolan Smith isn’t yet the pass rusher to command early Round 1 billing, but his elite athleticism and bend serve as strong foundational blocks, and he’s excellent in run defense as well.

37) Seattle Seahawks: Steve Avila, OL, TCU

After signing versatile guard/center Evan Brown in free agency, the Seahawks bring in Steve Avila alongside him to complete the line. Avila’s reliability will be heavily valued in the NFL.

38) Las Vegas Raiders: Cam Smith, CB, South Carolina

The Raiders are essentially starting their CB room from scratch this offseason, so it makes sense to add a physical, athletic, and versatile prospect like South Carolina’s Cam Smith.

39) Carolina Panthers: Cedric Tillman, WR, Tennessee

Now that the Panthers have Stroud, they need to add weapons. Cedric Tillman gives off shades of a WR Reich drafted in Indianapolis: Michael Pittman Jr. He’s physical, streamlined, great at the catch point, and a nuanced route runner.

40) New Orleans Saints: Jalin Hyatt, WR, Tennessee

Jalin Hyatt could go Round 1, but he could also slip, as his profile is relatively incomplete outside of speed. That said, putting him alongside Chris Olave would be a dangerous combination.

41) Tennessee Titans: Trey Palmer, WR, Nebraska

The Titans need to upgrade their receiving corps, and Trey Palmer helps immensely with that. He’s a 4.3 receiver with a solid frame, superb ball-tracking ability, and route-running upside.

42) Cleveland Browns: Isaiah Foskey, EDGE, Notre Dame

At 6’5″, 264 pounds, with 34″ arms and 4.58 speed, Isaiah Foskey is the explosive, powerful, and high-motor rusher the Browns desire across from Myles Garrett.

43) New York Jets: Calijah Kancey, DT, Pittsburgh

Calijah Kancey’s size will take him off some teams’ boards, but the Jets — who rostered Sheldon Rankins in 2022 — are a team that could value his dynamic athleticism, natural leverage, and violent disposition.

44) Atlanta Falcons: Jonathan Mingo, WR, Ole Miss

Some have called Jonathan Mingo “A.J. Brown lite,” and they’re not wrong. He’s an explosive RAC threat, but he also brings near-elite catching instincts and underrated spryness as a route runner.

45) Green Bay Packers: Michael Mayer, TE, Notre Dame

This is as far as Michael Mayer falls. He’s not an elite testing athlete, but his functional athleticism and foot speed are very good for his size, and he’s an ultra-reliable threat at the catch point.

46) New England Patriots: Darnell Washington, TE, Georgia

Yes, the Patriots signed Mike Gesicki. But both Gesicki and Hunter Henry will be free agents in 2024. Adding Darnell Washington — an elite blocker with athletic upside — is a Bill Belichick move.

47) Washington Commanders: O’Cyrus Torrence, G, Florida

O’Cyrus Torrence’s Combine shed light on his visibly non-elite athleticism, but he still has the size, power, and angle awareness to earn a starting opportunity with a team like Washington.

48) Detroit Lions: Sydney Brown, S, Illinois

Joining up with his college teammate Kerby Joseph, Sydney Brown gives the Lions an uber-physical presence in the box who can tackle, take on blocks, and make plays on the ball.

49) Pittsburgh Steelers: Tyrique Stevenson, CB, Miami (FL)

Tyrique Stevenson provides the Steelers with their desired mold of athleticism and length, and he can also play the slot in between Patrick Peterson and Ahkello Witherspoon (or Levi Wallace).

50) Tampa Bay Buccaneers: BJ Ojulari, EDGE, LSU

It feels like the Buccaneers have been searching for a pass-rushing catalyst on the edge for a while. They finally get that here with LSU’s BJ Ojulari, who brings burst, finesse, bend, and opportunistic hands.

51) Miami Dolphins: Blake Freeland, OT, BYU

Blake Freeland can improve his hand usage in pass protection, and his hip flexibility is a concern. But as his 37″ vertical indicates, he’s an explosive athlete and a people-mover in the ground game. He projects very well to right tackle.

52) Tennessee Titans (from SEA): Zach Charbonnet, RB, UCLA

With the pick acquired from Seattle, the Titans add Zach Charbonnet, who fits their physical offensive style and could eventually take the reins from Derrick Henry.

53) Chicago Bears: Jahmyr Gibbs, RB, Alabama

Jahmyr Gibbs isn’t just a running back for Chicago. He’s a weapon. They could use him in motion, split him out wide, or give him carries, and he’d eat alongside Justin Fields.

54) Los Angeles Chargers: Marvin Mims, WR, Oklahoma

Marvin Mims doesn’t always play to his 4.38 speed on tape, and he needs to keep refining his route running. But his dynamic ability and catching instincts give the Chargers a downfield element they’ve lacked.

55) Detroit Lions: Tucker Kraft, TE, South Dakota State

Now stocked with a dominant WR corps, the Lions add Tucker Kraft to serve as the physical RAC threat over the middle of the field. And as a bonus, he can block with the best.

56) Jacksonville Jaguars: Keion White, DL, Georgia Tech

In need of a more powerful EDGE rotation, the Jaguars take Keion White in Round 2 of this 2023 NFL Mock Draft. White is explosive and alignment-versatile — not dissimilar to Travon Walker in that aspect.

57) New York Giants: DJ Turner, CB, Michigan

Under Joe Schoen and Brian Daboll, the Giants visibly value athleticism and recovery speed in their cornerbacks. DJ Turner provides plenty of that, but he’s also a hyper-agile mover in tight spaces.

58) Dallas Cowboys: Drew Sanders, LB, Arkansas

The Cowboys brought back Leighton Vander Esch and have Micah Parsons as their chess piece. Drew Sanders would complete the puzzle for this LB group, providing both off-ball and pass-rushing utility.

59) Buffalo Bills: Tank Bigsby, RB, Auburn

In need of a quality runner, the Bills add Tank Bigsby. Bigsby’s explosive athleticism and vision are both strengths on tape, and the Auburn offense didn’t showcase the receiving ability he has.

60) Cincinnati Bengals: Israel Abanikanda, RB, Pittsburgh

Assuming the Bengals eventually cut Joe Mixon this offseason, Israel Abanikanda would be a quality replacement with his size, speed, and vision between the tackles at 5’11 “, 215.

61) Chicago Bears: Mazi Smith, DT, Michigan

Given that Van Ness is alignment-versatile, it makes sense for the Bears to add a versatile nose like Mazi Smith, who can line up at 0-tech or shade outside and provide value with his athleticism.

62) Philadelphia Eagles: Keeanu Benton, DT, Wisconsin

This is a favorite prospect/team match of mine, and especially after losing Javon Hargrave, the Eagles could use another dense, violent presence like Keeanu Benton.

63) Kansas City Chiefs: A.T. Perry, WR, Wake Forest

The Chiefs’ newfound affinity for size at WR could draw them to A.T. Perry — a 6’3 1/2 “, 200-pound acrobat with speed, burst, short-area quickness, and uncanny separation ability.

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64) Chicago Bears: Felix Anudike-Uzomah, EDGE, Kansas State

Felix Anudike-Uzomah is a value add at a premier position for Chicago, forming a disruptive tandem with Van Ness.

65) Houston Texans: Derick Hall, EDGE, Auburn

Derick Hall brings the Texans an excitingly unique speed-to-power profile off the edge.

66) Arizona Cardinals: Luke Wypler, C, Ohio State

A sturdy center prospect with good athleticism, Luke Wypler can succeed Rodney Hudson in Arizona.

67) Denver Broncos: Will McDonald IV, EDGE, Iowa State

Will McDonald IV has the burst, bend, reach, and pass-rushing skills to be a menace out wide for the Broncos.

68) Denver Broncos: Antonio Johnson, DB, Texas A&M

Built to be a box warrior with his length, tenacity, and burst, Antonio Johnson fits well with Justin Simmons overtop.

69) Los Angeles Rams: Emmanuel Forbes, CB, Mississippi State

Emmanuel Forbes‘ weight could push him down, but his burst, game IQ, and ball skills are undeniable.

70) Las Vegas Raiders: Sam LaPorta, TE, Iowa

Sam LaPorta quietly has the athleticism, route-running nuance, instincts, and RAC ability to be a strong starter.

71) New Orleans Saints: Siaki Ika, DT, Baylor

Siaki Ika gives the Saints a sturdy force to build around after losing Shy Tuttle to the Panthers.

72) Tennessee Titans: Tuli Tuipulotu, DL, USC

Tuli Tuipulotu fits the Titans’ alignment-diverse mold with his rare mass and energy off the line.

73) Houston Texans: Jon Gaines II, OL, UCLA

A Combine riser, Jon Gaines II has elite athleticism and natural leverage and could be a potential starter at center.

74) New York Jets: Cody Mauch, OL, North Dakota State

Cody Mauch can play tackle, but he fits well at guard for the Jets with his mobility and drive.

75) Atlanta Falcons: Gervon Dexter, DT, Florida

Gervon Dexter adds more raw power to a rotation with Grady Jarrett and David Onyemata.

76) New England Patriots: Julius Brents, CB, Kansas State

Julius Brents gives the Patriots the length and physicality they desperately need on the boundary.

77) Los Angeles Rams: Daiyan Henley, LB, Washington State

Daiyan Henley is an explosive, amped-up linebacker with natural coverage instincts and urgency downhill.

78) Green Bay Packers: YaYa Diaby, EDGE, Louisville

At 6’3 “, 263 pounds, with 34″ arms, 4.51 speed, and a 37” vertical, YaYa Diaby aligns with Green Bay’s preferences and has the tools to go higher than expected.

79) Indianapolis Colts: Darius Rush, CB, South Carolina

Length, long speed, and reaction quickness are strong points of Darius Rush’s profile, but he’s also exceedingly fluid.

80) Pittsburgh Steelers: Jayden Reed, WR, Michigan State

Alongside George Pickens and Diontae Johnson, Jayden Reed is an alignment-versatile technician with speed and sure hands.

81) Detroit Lions: Jaylon Jones, CB, Texas A&M

Even with Jeff Okudah, Cameron Sutton, and Emmanuel Moseley, adding a high-upside talent like Jaylon Jones is worthwhile at CB.

82) Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Clark Phillips III, CB, Utah

The Buccaneers brought back Jamel Dean opposite Carlton Davis, and with Clark Phillips III, they’d have a spectacular trio.

83) Seattle Seahawks: Tyler Scott, WR, Cincinnati

Tyler Scott gives the Seahawks a unique speed element both vertically and underneath, something Geno Smith can maximize.

84) Miami Dolphins: Zack Kuntz, TE, Old Dominion

Zack Kuntz is an elite athlete at 6’7 “, 255 pounds, who’s incredibly smooth hauling in passes over the middle of the field.

85) Los Angeles Chargers: Luke Musgrave, TE, Oregon State

An explosive long-strider, Luke Musgrave has astronomical upside if he can shore up his catching technique.

86) Baltimore Ravens: Xavier Hutchinson, WR, Iowa State

With size, lateral agility, steady hands, and route-running ability, Xavier Hutchinson is about as safe as it gets for Baltimore.

87) Minnesota Vikings: Zacch Pickens, DT, South Carolina

Zacch Pickens is a forceful presence against the run and the pass with his explosiveness, prying strength, and torque.

88) Jacksonville Jaguars: Bryce Ford-Wheaton, WR, West Virginia

With 4.38 speed at 6’4 “, 221 pounds, Bryce Ford-Wheaton is the big-play specialist the Jaguars’ offense still needs.

89) New York Giants: Noah Sewell, LB, Oregon

His instincts can be sharper, but Noah Sewell’s size/speed combination is worth investing in.

90) Dallas Cowboys: Kendre Miller, RB, TCU

Staying in the state of Texas, Kendre Miller has the size to be a workhorse and the suddenness to be a playmaker.

91) Buffalo Bills: Christopher Smith, S, Georgia

Regardless of testing, Christopher Smith is a versatile, high-IQ defender who should have a role in the NFL.

92) Cincinnati Bengals: JL Skinner, S, Boise State

Alongside Daxton Hill, JL Skinner helps usher in a new era at safety for Cincinnati — with an emphasis on explosiveness and physicality.

93) Carolina Panthers: Isaiah McGuire, EDGE, Missouri

Isaiah McGuire has size-defying twitch and energy and can blast tackles back with power.

94) Philadelphia Eagles: Sidy Sow, G, Eastern Michigan

A top Combine performer, Sidy Sow has the athleticism and length the Eagles have been known to maximize.

95) Kansas City Chiefs: Moro Ojomo, DT, Texas

With heavy hands, burst, and an unfair mix of leverage and length, Moro Ojomo can be a wrecker on the interior.

96) Arizona Cardinals: Rashee Rice, WR, SMU

A foot injury clouds his stock, but Rashee Rice has the three-level upside to exceed his draft billing if things go right.

97) Washington Commanders: Jaelyn Duncan, OT, Maryland

Jaelyn Duncan makes sense as an eventual successor to Charles Leno at left tackle with his foot speed and recovery athleticism.

98) Cleveland Browns: Tyjae Spears, RB, Tulane

Tyjae Spears brings more danger to defenses who face the Browns, providing a lightning spark alongside Nick Chubb.

99) San Francisco 49ers: Wanya Morris, OT, Oklahoma

Losing Mike McGlinchey hurts, but Wanya Morris has the athleticism, length, and hip flexibility to be even better at his peak.

100) Las Vegas Raiders: Karl Brooks, DT, Bowling Green

An athletic defender with elite production and active hands, Karl Brooks gives the Raiders exactly what they need on the interior.

101) San Francisco 49ers: Ivan Pace Jr., LB, Cincinnati

The 49ers’ linebackers are known for flying downhill and imposing their physicality. That’s a reputation Ivan Pace Jr. won’t have any trouble upholding.

102) San Francisco 49ers: Eli Ricks, CB, Alabama

Eli Ricks rounds out Round 3, as the 49ers aren’t inclined to pass up on his pedigree and playmaking ability.

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103) Chicago Bears
Tyler Steen, OT, Alabama

104) Houston Texans
Devon Achane, RB, Texas A&M

105) Arizona Cardinals
Byron Young, DT, Alabama

106) Indianapolis Colts
Ricky Stromberg, C, Arkansas

107) New England Patriots
Colby Wooden, DL, Auburn

108) Denver Broncos
Michael Wilson, WR, Stanford

109) Las Vegas Raiders
Jartavius Martin, DB, Illinois

110) Atlanta Falcons
Nick Hampton, EDGE, Appalachian State

111) Cleveland Browns
Parker Washington, WR, Penn State

112) New York Jets
K.J. Henry, EDGE, Clemson

113) Atlanta Falcons
McClendon Curtis, G, Chattanooga

114) Carolina Panthers
Dorian Williams, LB, Tulane

115) New Orleans Saints
Jordan Battle, S, Alabama

116) Green Bay Packers
Matthew Bergeron, OT, Syracuse

117) New England Patriots
John Ojukwu, OT, Boise State

118) Washington Commanders
Henry To’oTo’o, LB, Alabama

119) Minnesota Vikings
Andre Carter II, EDGE, Army

120) Pittsburgh Steelers
DJ Johnson, EDGE, Oregon

121) Jacksonville Jaguars
Chase Brown, RB, Illinois

122) Kansas City Chiefs
Jay Ward, DB, LSU

123) Seattle Seahawks
Roschon Johnson, RB, Texas

124) Baltimore Ravens
Jakorian Bennett, CB, Maryland

125) Los Angeles Chargers
Yasir Abdullah, EDGE, Louisville

126) Cleveland Browns
Jaquelin Roy, DT, LSU

127) Jacksonville Jaguars
Anthony Bradford, G, LSU

128) New York Giants
Jammie Robinson, DB, Florida State

129) Dallas Cowboys
Kei’Trel Clark, CB, Louisville

130) Buffalo Bills
Habakkuk Baldonado, EDGE, Pittsburgh

131) Cincinnati Bengals
Luke Schoonmaker, TE, Michigan

132) Carolina Panthers
Demario Douglas, WR, Liberty

133) Chicago Bears
Puka Nacua, WR, BYU

134) Kansas City Chiefs
Eric Gray, RB, Oklahoma

135) New England Patriots
Nick Herbig, LB, Wisconsin

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136) Chicago Bears
Braeden Daniels, OL, Utah

137) Buffalo Bills
Kayshon Boutte, WR, LSU

138) Indianapolis Colts
Warren McClendon, OT, Georgia

139) Denver Broncos
Jalen Redmond, DT, Oklahoma

140) Cleveland Browns
Anfernee Orji, LB, Vanderbilt

141) Las Vegas Raiders
Hendon Hooker, QB, Tennessee

142) Cleveland Browns
Alex Austin, CB, Oregon State

143) New York Jets
Jason Brownlee, WR, Southern Miss

144) Las Vegas Raiders
Byron Young, EDGE, Tennessee

145) Carolina Panthers
Carrington Valentine, CB, Kentucky

146) New Orleans Saints
Charlie Jones, WR, Purdue

147) Tennessee Titans
Isaiah Land, EDGE, Florida A&M

148) Chicago Bears
Kyu Blu Kelly, CB, Stanford

149) Green Bay Packers
Dontayvion Wicks, WR, Virginia

150) Washington Commanders
Viliami Fehoko, EDGE, San Jose State

151) Seattle Seahawks
SirVocea Dennis, LB, Pittsburgh

152) Detroit Lions
Mike Morris, DL, Michigan

153) Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Tank Dell, WR, Houston

154) Seattle Seahawks
Cory Trice, CB, Purdue

155) San Francisco 49ers
Ikenna Enechukwu, DL, Rice

156) Los Angeles Chargers
Jalen Moreno-Cropper, WR, Fresno State

157) Baltimore Ravens
Atonio Mafi, G, UCLA

158) Minnesota Vikings
Terell Smith, CB, Minnesota

159) Atlanta Falcons
Sean Tucker, RB, Syracuse

160) New York Giants
Jarrett Patterson, OL, Notre Dame

161) Dallas Cowboys
Will Mallory, TE, Miami (FL)

162) Indianapolis Colts
Kenny McIntosh, RB, Georgia

163) Cincinnati Bengals
Dylan Horton, EDGE, TCU

164) San Francisco 49ers
Daniel Scott, S, California

165) New Orleans Saints
Davis Allen, TE, Clemson

166) Kansas City Chiefs
Brenton Cox Jr., EDGE, Florida

167) Los Angeles Chargers
Carter Warren, OT, Pittsburgh

168) Arizona Cardinals
Nick Saldiveri, OL, Old Dominion

169) Indianapolis Colts
Tre’Vius Hodges-Tomlinson, CB, TCU

170) Green Bay Packers
Gervarrius Owens, S, Houston

171) Los Angeles Rams
Olusegun Oluwatimi, C, Michigan

172) New York Giants
Keaton Mitchell, RB, East Carolina

173) San Francisco 49ers
Zach Evans, RB, Ole Miss

174) Las Vegas Raiders
Emil Ekiyor Jr., OL, Alabama

175) Tampa Bay Buccaneers
DeWayne McBride, RB, UAB

176) Dallas Cowboys
Dante Stills, DT, West Virginia

177) Los Angeles Rams
Jerrick Reed II, DB, New Mexico

2023 NFL Mock Draft

2023 NFL Mock Draft | Round 6

178) Kansas City Chiefs
Cameron Latu, TE, Alabama

179) Houston Texans
Owen Pappoe, LB, Auburn

180) Arizona Cardinals
Arquon Bush, CB, Cincinnati

181) Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Jovaughn Gwyn, G, South Carolina

182) Los Angeles Rams
Evan Hull, RB, Northwestern

183) Detroit Lions
Nesta Jade Silvera, DT, Arizona State

184) New England Patriots
Trey Dean III, S, Florida

185) Jacksonville Jaguars
Brevin Allen, DL, Campbell

186) Tennessee Titans
Kobie Turner, DT, Wake Forest

187) New England Patriots
Mitchell Tinsley, WR, Penn State

188) Houston Texans
C.J. Johnson, WR, East Carolina

189) Los Angeles Rams
Chad Ryland, K, Maryland

190) Cleveland Browns
Clayton Tune, QB, Houston

191) Los Angeles Rams
Matt Landers, WR, Arkansas

192) New England Patriots
Juice Scruggs, OL, Penn State

193) Washington Commanders
Brenton Strange, TE, Penn State

194) Detroit Lions
Mohamoud Diabate, LB, Utah

195) Denver Broncos
Tanner McKee, QB, Stanford

196) Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Ronnie Hickman, S, Ohio State

197) Miami Dolphins
Earl Bostick Jr., OL, Kansas

198) Seattle Seahawks
Jerrod Clark, DT, Coastal Carolina

199) Baltimore Ravens
Jaren Hall, QB, BYU

200) Los Angeles Chargers
Devonnsha Maxwell, DT, Chattanooga

201) Houston Texans
PJ Mustipher, DT, Penn State

202) Jacksonville Jaguars
Myles Brooks, CB, Louisiana Tech

203) Houston Texans
Drake Thomas, LB, NC State

204) Las Vegas Raiders
DeMarvion Overshown, LB, Texas

205) Buffalo Bills
Desjuan Johnson, DL, Toledo

206) Cincinnati Bengals
Michael Jefferson, WR, Louisiana

207) New York Jets
Max Duggan, QB, TCU

208) Jacksonville Jaguars
Blake Whiteheart, TE, Wake Forest

209) New York Giants
Andrei Iosivas, WR, Princeton

210) New England Patriots
Payne Durham, TE, Purdue

211) Minnesota Vikings
Deneric Prince, RB, Tulsa

212) Dallas Cowboys
Thomas Incoom, EDGE, Central Michigan

213) Arizona Cardinals
Jadon Haselwood, WR, Arkansas

214) Las Vegas Raiders
Elijah Higgins, WR, Stanford

215) Washington Commanders
Deuce Vaughn, RB, Kansas State

216) San Francisco 49ers
Tavius Robinson, EDGE, Ole Miss

217) Kansas City Chiefs
Riley Moss, CB, Iowa

2023 NFL Mock Draft

2023 NFL Mock Draft | Round 7

218) Chicago Bears
Jason Taylor II, S, Oklahoma

219) Philadelphia Eagles
Rakim Jarrett, WR, Maryland

220) Las Vegas Raiders
Spencer Anderson, OL, Maryland

221) Indianapolis Colts
Ali Gaye, EDGE, LSU

222) San Francisco 49ers
Malik Knowles, WR, Kansas State

223) Los Angeles Rams
Jake Haener, QB, Fresno State

224) Atlanta Falcons
Ronnie Bell, WR, Michigan

225) Atlanta Falcons
Bennett Williams, DB, Oregon

226) Jacksonville Jaguars
Ochaun Mathis, DL, Nebraska

227) New Orleans Saints
Jaxson Kirkland, G, Washington

228) Tennessee Titans
Kadeem Telfort, OT, UAB

229) Cleveland Browns
Tre Tucker, WR, Cincinnati

230) Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Tyson Bagent, QB, Shepherd

231) Las Vegas Raiders
Garrett Williams, CB, Syracuse

232) Green Bay Packers
Mekhi Garner, CB, LSU

233) Washington Commanders
Derius Davis, WR, TCU

234) Pittsburgh Steelers
Brodric Martin, DT, Western Kentucky

235) Los Angeles Rams
Keondre Coburn, DT, Texas

236) Indianapolis Colts
Jared Wayne, WR, Pittsburgh

237) Seattle Seahawks
Dorian Thompson-Robinson, QB, UCLA

238) Miami Dolphins
Starling Thomas V, CB, UAB

239) Los Angeles Chargers
Nic Jones, CB, Ball State

240) New York Giants
Terry Hampton, DT, Arkansas

241) Pittsburgh Steelers
Antoine Green, WR, North Carolina

242) Green Bay Packers
Griffin Hebert, TE, Louisiana Tech

243) New York Giants
Lonnie Phelps, EDGE, Kansas

244) Dallas Cowboys
Brandon Joseph, S, Notre Dame

245) New England Patriots
Aidan O’Connell, QB, Purdue

246) Cincinnati Bengals
Malaesala Aumavae-Laulu, OL, Oregon

247) San Francisco 49ers
Jordan McFadden, OL, Clemson

248) Philadelphia Eagles
Demarcco Hellams, S, Alabama

249) Kansas City Chiefs
Justin Shorter, WR, Florida

250) Kansas City Chiefs
Demontrey Jacobs, OT, USF

251) Los Angeles Rams
Caleb Murphy, EDGE, Ferris State

252) Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Ben Sims, TE, Baylor

253) San Francisco 49ers
Ji’Ayir Brown, S, Penn State

254) New York Giants
Devon Matthews, DB, Indiana

255) San Francisco 49ers
Jake Moody, K, Michigan

256) Green Bay Packers
Robert Beal, EDGE, Georgia

257) New Orleans Saints
Travis Dye, RB, USC

258) Chicago Bears
Travis Vokolek, TE, Nebraska

259) Houston Texans
Cameron Mitchell, CB, Northwestern

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