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2023 NFL Mock Draft - Preseason Edition

by Michael Hanich | August 31, 2022 at 4:00 a.m.

The 2022 NFL season is set for a triumph return on September 8. A few of the NFL teams are already looking forward to the process of the 2023 NFL Draft as these they will not be highly competitive this year. While teams like the Los Angeles Rams and the Buffalo Bills contend for Super Bowl LVII, the Houston Texans, the Seattle Seahawks and the Atlanta Falcons are among some of the teams that will be likely near the bottom of the NFL barrel and contend for the first overall pick in 2023 NFL Draft.

This 2023 Draft is set to be much more quarterback favorite draft with Ohio State's C.J Stroud and Alabama's Heisman Trophy winner in Bryce Young. There are also potentially three more quarterbacks that could be selected in the first round. This 2023 Draft quarterback class is a big improvement from last year's quarterback class, which only included Pittsburgh's Kenny Pickett selected in the first round.

The 2023 NFL draft is also set to feature some of the most dynamic defensive players in a long time including Alabama outside linebacker Will Anderson Jr. and Georgia Devin Jalen Carter. Alabama, Ohio State and Clemson have several athletes that should easily be selected in the first round.

The following records of the NFL teams are record projections by Bleacher Report's Maurice Moton. The tie breakers are determined by the strength of schedule of the 2021 NFL season. Here is Camden News' 2023 NFL Draft for the preseason.

1. Chicago Bears (3-14) – EDGE Will Anderson Jr. (Alabama)

2. Houston Texans (4-13) – QB C.J. Stroud (Ohio State)

3. Seattle Seahawks (4-13) – QB Bryce Young (Alabama)

4. New York Giants (5-12) – WR Jaxson Smith-Njigba (Ohio State)

5. Carolina Panthers (5-12) – WR Kayshon Boutte (LSU)

6. Atlanta Falcons (5-12) – DT Jalen Carter (Georgia)

7. New York Jets (6-11) – OT Paris Johnson Jr. (Ohio State)

8. Detroit Lions (7-10) – QB Will Levis (Kentucky)

9. Jacksonville Jaguars (7-10) – OT Peter Skoronski (Northwestern)

10. New England Patriots (7-10) – CB Kelee Ringo (Georgia)

11. Tennessee Titans (8-9) – DE Myles Murphy (Clemson)

12. Pittsburgh Steelers – (8-9) – CB Eli Ricks (Alabama)

13. Philadelphia Eagles (10-7) * via trade w/ New Orleans - CB Joey Porter Jr. (Penn State)

14. Arizona Cardinals (8-9) – CB Cam Smith (South Carolina)

15. Washington Commanders (9-8) – TE Michael Mayer (Notre Dame)

16. Houston Texans (4-13) * via w/ Cleveland – WR Jordan Addison (USC)

17. Las Vegas Raiders (10-7) – OT Jaelyn Duncan (Maryland)

18. Dallas Cowboys (9-8) – DT Bryan Bresee (Clemson)

19. Miami Dolphins (9-8) * via trade w/ San Fran – RB Bijan Robinson (Texas)

20. Seattle Seahawks (4-13) * via trade w/ Denver– EDGE Isaiah Foskey (Notre Dame)

21. Minnesota Vikings (10-7) – WR Quentin Johnston (TCU)

22. Kansas City Chiefs (10-7) – WR Jermaine Burton (Alabama)

23. Baltimore Ravens (11-6) – LB Noah Sewell (Oregon)

24. Philadelphia Eagles (10-7) – S Jordan Battle (Alabama)

25. Indianapolis Colts (10-7) – EDGE Nolan Smith (Georgia)

26. Green Bay Packers (11-6) – S Antonio Johnson (Texas A&M)

27. Cincinnati Bengals (11-6) – CB Clark Phillps III (Utah)

28. Los Angeles Chargers (11-6) – LB Trent Simpson (Clemson)

29. Tampa Bay Buccaneers (12-5) – QB Tyler Van Dyke (Miami)

30. Detroit Lions * via trade w/ Los Angeles Rams – S Jalen Catalon (Arkansas)

31. Buffalo Bills (13-4) – RB Jahmyr Gibbs (Alabama)

The Miami Dolphins originally had their own first round pick in the first round as well as its 2024 fourth round draft pick, but were forced to forfeit them for violating the league's anti-tampering policy.

This first round is set to be offensively favored as there are ten collegiate stars selected through the first 17 picks with four coming into the first five picks. This Draft is also expected to be a rich defensive back class with eight players from the secondary going into the first round, including Arkansas Razorbacks safety Jalen Catalon.

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