NFL Mock Draft


Nithin Ramachandra, Staff Writer

It’s time for the 2023 NFL Draft live from Kansas City as many players dreamed about being in this league will come tru. They have worked throughout their whole college career for this moment with the Combine, pro days, meeting with coaches, continuing to stay ready and finishing school on a positive note. All the NFL teams want players that want to compete at a high level, win games and be great teammates. Anything can happen on Thursday’s NFL Draft but it is always awesome to see the players reactions with their families after they get drafted.

Some teams are still going thru their draft boards to see which players fit best with the team, system and needs. They usually finalize everything by Wednesday, Thursday morning or right before Draft time. Each board changes by the minute when names are being announced. There is great talent in this draft where you can find value during the later rounds also. So here is my final mock draft before Thursday’s NFL Draft in Kansas City.

  1. Carolina Panthers QB Bryce Young Alabama

  2. Houston Texans QB C.J. Stroud Ohio State

  3. Arizona Cardinals Trade Or ED Will Anderson Alabama

  4. Indianapolis Colts QB Will Levis Kentucky

  5. Seattle Seahawks RB Jahmyr Gibbs

  6. Detroit Lions CB Christian Gonzalez Oregon

  7. Las Vegas Raiders ED Tyree Wilson Texas Tech

  8. Atlanta Falcons CB Joey Porter JR. Penn State

  9. Chicago Bears DL Jalen Carter Georgia

  10. Philadelphia Eagles S Brian Branch Alabama

  11. Tennessee Titans RB Bijan Robinson Texas

  12. Houston Texans CB Devon Witherspoon Illinois

  13. New York Jets ( Green Bay Packers) T Broderick Jones Georgia

  14. New England Patriots ED Lukas Van Ness Iowa

  15. Green Bay Packers ( New York Jets) T Paris Johnson JR. Ohio State

  16. Washington Commanders WR Zay Flowers Boston College

  17. Pittsburgh Steelers T Anton Harrison Oklahoma

  18. Detroit Lions T Peter Skoronski Northwestern

  19. Tampa Bay Buccaneers T Dawand Jones Ohio State

  20. Seattle Seahawks ED Nolan Smith Georgia

  21. Los Angeles Chargers ED Will McDonald Iowa State

  22. Baltimore Ravens CB Deonte Banks Maryland

  23. Minnesota Vikings WR Quentin Johnston TCU

  24. Jacksonville Jaguars CB Cam Smith South Carolina

  25. New York Giants WR Jaxon Smith-Njigba Ohio State

  26. Dallas Cowboys T Darnell Wright Tennessee, Trade Up Or Trade Down

  27. Buffalo Bills G O’Cyrus Torrence Florida

  28. Cincinnati Bengals TE Darnell Washington Georgia

  29. New Orleans Saints DL Calijah Kancey Pittsburgh

  30. Philadelphia Eagles ED Adetomiwa Adebawore Northwestern

  31. Kansas City Chiefs TE Dalton Kincaid Utah


It will be interesting to see what happens on Thursday with a lot of unknowns and excitement.