NFL Mock Draft 2023: Eagles add Round 1 talent to Super Bowl defense; Buccaneers land Tom Brady replacement

The 2023 NFL Draft almost has a complete first-round order.

All that's left is finding out who wins Super Bowl 57 between the Eagles and Chiefs to settle the No. 31 and No. 32 overall slots.

As the playoffs wind down for good and a new champion is crowned,

the attention will immediately turn to improving personnel in the offseason for every team.

While free agency comings and goings and trades will change plenty of draft strategy across the league,

here's an updated look at the Round 1 projections, including what Philadelphia and Kansas City are thinking at the end:

NFL mock draft 2023 1. Chicago Bears Will Anderson Jr., EDGE, Alabama (6-4, 235 pounds) The Bears, picking first overall for the first time since 1947, shouldn't need to consider QB with the passing and running ceiling of big-armed Justin Fields. 

2. Houston Texans Bryce Young, QB, Alabama (6-0, 194 pounds) For the Texans, after seeing enough of Davis Mills, quarterback must be the pick right away.

3. Arizona Cardinals Jalen Carter, DT, Georgia (6-3, 310 pounds) The Cardinals also would have an easy pick to make here with J.J. Watt retiring and Zach Allen heading into free agency.

4. Indianapolis Colts C.J. Stroud, QB, Ohio State (6-3, 215 pounds) The Colts' reward for an absolute QB mess between Matt Ryan.

5. Seattle Seahawks (from Broncos) Myles Murphy, EDGE, Clemson (6-5, 275 pounds) The Seahawks, after being eliminated in the wild-card round by the 49ers.

6. Detroit Lions (from Rams) Michael Mayer, TE, Notre Dame (6-4, 251 pounds) The Lions might think about complementing recent first-rounder Aidan Hutchinson at edge rusher or Jeff Okudah at cornerback.

7. Las Vegas Raiders Cam Smith, CB, South Carolina (6-0, 188 pounds) The Raiders need coverage help badly to complement what Maxx Crosby and others do up front to disrupt in the pass rush. 

8. Atlanta Falcons Paris Johnson Jr., OT, Ohio State (6-6, 310 pounds) The Falcons should think defense here, too, but they also might be hard-pressed to re-sign right tackle Kaleb McGary after his terrific breakout 2022 season.

9. Carolina Panthers Will Levis, QB, Kentucky (6-3, 232 pounds) The Panthers need to clean up their QB situation after going from Baker Mayfield to P.J. Walker before circling back to Sam Darnold in a run-heavy offense.

10. Philadelphia Eagles (from Saints) Kelee Ringo, CB, Georgia (6-0, 205 pounds) Sitting on two first-round picks and not any glaring needs beyond further addressing defensive tackle after taking Jordan Davis in the first round.

11. Tennessee Titans Peter Skoronski, OT, Northwestern (6-4, 315 pounds) The Titans need to think about Taylor Lewan's replacement at left tackle given he's going into his Age-32 season with mounting durability issues.

12. Houston Texans (from Browns) Jordan Addison, WR, USC (6-0, 175 pounds) The Texans need to pair a dynamic pass-catcher with their new franchise QB. 

13. New York Jets Quentin Johnson, WR, TCU (6-4, 215 pounds) The Jets knocked it out of the park by drafting offensive skill playmakers Garrett Wilson and Breece Hall in 2023.

14. New England Patriots Brian Branch, S, Alabama (6-0, 193 pounds) The Patriots love versatile thumpers in their secondary and with Devin McCourty.


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