2023 NFL Mock Draft: Steelers land stud pass rusher at No. 1 overall, Bears add Robert Quinn replacement


Alabama

• Jr

• 6’4″

/ 243 lbs

Projected Team

Pittsburgh

PROSPECT RNK

3rd

POSITION RNK

1st

This isn’t the Steelers biggest need, but Anderson and T.J. Watt together feels like classic Pittsburgh.

Ohio State

• Jr

• 6’3″

/ 218 lbs

Projected Team

Houston

PROSPECT RNK

4th

POSITION RNK

2nd

This should be a layup for the Texans. Upgrade the quarterback position, and good things will start to happen for this franchise.

Alabama

• Jr

• 6’0″

/ 194 lbs

Projected Team

Detroit

PROSPECT RNK

1st

POSITION RNK

1st

Young will represent the future, and more athleticism, at the quarterback position in Detroit.

Kentucky

• Sr

• 6’3″

/ 232 lbs

Projected Team

Carolina

PROSPECT RNK

5th

POSITION RNK

3rd

It has to be quarterback for the Panthers in the 2023 draft. Levis is a little older yet has franchise passer traits galore.

Clemson

• Jr

• 6’5″

/ 275 lbs

Projected Team

Chicago

PROSPECT RNK
POSITION RNK

Murphy hasn’t been quite as dominant this year as he was last, but he has traits for days and will pair nicely with Dominique Robinson in Chicago for years to come.

Northwestern

• Jr

• 6’4″

/ 315 lbs

Projected Team

Washington

PROSPECT RNK

13th

POSITION RNK

1st

The last time Washington picked an offensive lineman this high it turned out pretty well with Brandon Scherff. Skoronski isn’t an athletic marvel; he just blocks everything.

Penn State

• Soph

• 6’6″

/ 321 lbs

Projected Team

Jacksonville

PROSPECT RNK

26th

POSITION RNK

6th

The Jaguars’ offensive line is still not very good. Fashanu is a young, high-upside blocker.

TCU

• Jr

• 6’4″

/ 215 lbs

Projected Team

Indianapolis

PROSPECT RNK

2nd

POSITION RNK

2nd

The Colts need… a lot. Here, they go with the freaky specimen at receiver from TCU.

Clemson

• Jr

• 6’3″

/ 240 lbs

Projected Team

N.Y. Jets

PROSPECT RNK

46th

POSITION RNK

6th

Simpson would bring youth and athletic springiness to the Jets defense.

USC

• Jr

• 6’0″

/ 175 lbs

Projected Team

Denver

PROSPECT RNK
POSITION RNK

The Broncos have to prioritize the offense for 2023, and Addison has quietly had a strong season after his massive 2021.

South Carolina

• Jr

• 6’0″

/ 188 lbs

Projected Team

Las Vegas

PROSPECT RNK
POSITION RNK

The Raiders secondary is reeling. Smith has perimeter cornerback experience — with plenty of productivity — in the SEC.

Western Michigan

• Jr

• 6’5″

/ 263 lbs

Projected Team

Atlanta

PROSPECT RNK

6th

POSITION RNK

1st

The Falcons have to get better on the edge of their defensive line. Carter is a specimen and knows how to beat blockers in a variety of ways around the corner.

Georgia

• Soph

• 6’2″

/ 210 lbs

Projected Team

Arizona

PROSPECT RNK

11th

POSITION RNK

2nd

The Cardinals are another club that needs to emphasize the secondary in the offseason. Ringo is another SEC-tested stud.

Georgia

• Jr

• 6’7″

/ 270 lbs

Projected Team

Philadelphia

PROSPECT RNK

15th

POSITION RNK

2nd

The Eagles have Dallas Goedert, one of the better tight ends in the NFL. Washington represents the future of the position and can formulate a terrorizing duo in Philadelphia.

Ohio State

• Jr

• 6’1″

/ 200 lbs

Projected Team

Houston

PROSPECT RNK

37th

POSITION RNK

7th

Even if Cooks is on the roster in 2023, the Texans need more receiving firepower. Smith-Njigba looked like the favorite to be the first wideout off the board after his 2021 season.

Iowa

• Sr

• 6’5″

/ 246 lbs

Projected Team

Seattle

PROSPECT RNK

12th

POSITION RNK

1st

How about a big, long, athletic, super-productive linebacker for Pete Carroll?

Florida

• Soph

• 6’4″

/ 232 lbs

Projected Team

N.Y. Giants

PROSPECT RNK

14th

POSITION RNK

2nd

With this selection, the Giants wouldn’t have to rush Richardson onto the field. He has All-Pro upside.

Notre Dame

• Jr

• 6’4″

/ 265 lbs

Projected Team

New England

PROSPECT RNK

8th

POSITION RNK

1st

A squeaky-clean tight end with natural pass-catching gifts.

North Carolina

• Jr

• 5’10”

/ 175 lbs

Projected Team

Green Bay

PROSPECT RNK

7th

POSITION RNK

1st

Yes, a receiver for the Packers in Round 1. Downs is a slippery, explosive weapon.

Georgia

• Soph

• 6’4″

/ 310 lbs

Projected Team

Tennessee

PROSPECT RNK
POSITION RNK

The Titans know their identity and stick to it. Adding more offensive line talent to this team is sensible.

Illinois

• Jr

• 6’0″

/ 180 lbs

Projected Team

Detroit

PROSPECT RNK
POSITION RNK

Witherspoon would add another talented outside cornerback to the Lions roster. It’s needed.

Texas A&M

• Jr

• 6’2″

/ 205 lbs

The Chargers seem to have a quality defense on paper, the results just haven’t been there. Jones would add even more high-end talent to that secondary.

Baylor

• Jr

• 6’4″

/ 358 lbs

Projected Team

Cincinnati

PROSPECT RNK

32nd

POSITION RNK

4th

The Bengals are lacking depth on the defensive line. Ika is a nose tackle with legitimate pass-rush ability.

Alabama

• Jr

• 6’0″

/ 193 lbs

Projected Team

Tampa Bay

PROSPECT RNK
POSITION RNK

The Buccaneers add a versatile playmaker to their young secondary.

Texas Tech

• Sr

• 6’6″

/ 275 lbs

Projected Team

Minnesota

PROSPECT RNK
POSITION RNK

Wilson was good last year, and he’s been a monster in 2022. More edge-rushing help for Minnesota. Wilson learning from Za’Darius Smith and Danielle Hunter would be fantastic.

SMU

• Sr

• 6’2″

/ 203 lbs

Projected Team

Dallas

PROSPECT RNK

41st

POSITION RNK

8th

The Cowboys stay local to get Dak Prescott a tall, speedy burner to add more young talent to the receiver room.

LSU

• Jr

• 6’0″

/ 205 lbs

Projected Team

Baltimore

PROSPECT RNK

23rd

POSITION RNK

3rd

Boutte is too talented to pass up this late in Round 1 for a team like the Ravens that needs receiver help.

Florida State

• Soph

• 6’4″

/ 248 lbs

Projected Team

Denver

PROSPECT RNK
POSITION RNK

The Broncos could use another rusher on the outside after trading Bradley Chubb to the Dolphins at the trade deadline, which is how they got this pick. Verse has been tremendous for the Seminoles this season.

Kansas State

• Jr

• 6’4″

/ 255 lbs

Projected Team

Kansas City

PROSPECT RNK

21st

POSITION RNK

3rd

The Chiefs went secondary-happy in the 2022 draft. It’s time to add more up front for Chris Jones.

Texas

• Jr

• 6’0″

/ 220 lbs

Projected Team

Philadelphia

PROSPECT RNK

16th

POSITION RNK

1st

How about Bijan Robinson to replace Miles Sanders in Philly? Fun, right?

Texas A&M

• Jr

• 6’3″

/ 195 lbs

Projected Team

Buffalo

PROSPECT RNK
POSITION RNK

The Bills add youth to the safety spot with Johnson, who’s a physical specimen at 6-3 and around 200 pounds.