2023 NFL mock draft: How the Sean Payton trade impacts the 1st round

The last day of January gave us a blockbuster trade with early implications on the 2023 NFL draft,

as the Denver Broncos and New Orleans Saints agreed to a deal that will see head coach Sean Payton head to the Mile High city.

The Broncos are sending multiple draft picks to the Saints in return for the right to make Payton their new head coach,

which will land New Orleans back in the first round of this year’s draft.

The Saints are now the fourth different team to own this particular first-round selection,

which has changed hands from the San Francisco 49ers to the Miami Dolphins, then onto Denver and now New Orleans.

Here’s an updated look at how the first round of the 2023 draft could shake out following this deal:

1. Chicago Bears Alabama EDGE Will Anderson

2. Houston Texans Alabama QB Bryce Young

3. Arizona Cardinals Georgia DL Jalen Carter

4. Indianapolis Colts Ohio State QB C.J. Stroud

5. Seattle Seahawks (from DEN) Texas Tech EDGE Tyree Wilson

6. Detroit Lions (from LAR) Illinois CB Devon Witherspoon

7. Las Vegas Raiders Kentucky QB Will Levis

8. Atlanta Falcons Clemson EDGE Myles Murphy

9. Carolina Panthers Florida QB Anthony Richardson

10. Philadelphia Eagles (from NO)

11. Tennessee Titans Ohio State OT Paris Johnson Jr.

12. Houston Texans (from CLE) TCU WR Quentin Johnston

13. New York Jets Northwestern OT Peter Skoronski

14. New England Patriots USC WR Jordan Addison

15. Green Bay Packers Iowa DL Lukas Van Ness


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