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Camden News’ Way-Too-Early 2023 NFL Mock Draft

by Michael Hanich | May 17, 2022 at 11:38 a.m.

It has not even been a month since the 2022 NFL Draft took the sports world by storm as the preparation for the 2023 NFL Draft has begun. Analysts have started their big boards of the top potential prospects for the 2023 NFL Draft. This upcoming NFL Draft is expected to be a more efficient and elite quarterback class led by 2021 first-team All-Big Ten selection in Ohio State's C.J. Stroud and 2021 Heisman Trophy winner in Alabama's Bryce Young.

This Draft class will be a potentially great class for edge rushers, as the class is currently led by 2021 unanimous All-American and Bronko Nagurski Trophy winner in Alabama outside linebacker Will Anderson. This Draft class is also expected to have a strong class of defensive backs, wider receivers, and linebackers. There is a strong possibility that multiple running backs could be drafted in the first round after not having one drafted in the first round of the 2022 NFL Draft.

While it is still early, the elite athletes have already been positioned and will shift as the 2022 season progresses. The following NFL Mock Draft is the first Mock Draft of the 2023 Draft process from Camden News based on the current consensus draft boards. The order of the teams in the playoffs are Camden News' projections with the overall records projected by NFL.com's odds. Tiebreakers for positions are decided based on the strength of schedule this preseason.

Camden News' Way-Too-Early 2023 NFL Mock Draft

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

2. Carolina Panthers (5-12) – QB Bryce Young (Alabama)

3. Seattle Seahawks (5-12) – EDGE Will Anderson Jr. (Alabama)

4. Atlanta Falcons (5-12) – DE Myles Murphy (Clemson)

5. New York Giants (6-11) – WR Jaxson Smith-Njagba (Ohio State)

6. Jacksonville Jaguars (6-11) – DT Jalen Carter (Georgia)

7. Chicago Bears (6-11) – CB Eli Ricks (Alabama)

8. New York Jets (6-11) – DT Bryan Brese (Clemson)

9. Detroit Lions (7-10) – CB Kelee Ringo (Georgia)

10. Minnesota Vikings (8-9) – ILB Noah Sewell (Oregon)

11. Houston Texans (4-13) * via Cleveland – RB Bijan Robinson (Texas)

12. Pittsburgh Steelers (8-9) – OT Peter Skoronski (Northwestern)

13. Philadelphia Eagles (10-7) * via New Orleans – S/CB Malachi Moore (Alabama)

14. Arizona Cardinals (8-9) – DE BJ Ojulari (LSU)

15. Tennessee Titans (9-8) – WR Kayshon Boutte (LSU)

16. Baltimore Ravens (9-8) – WR Jordan Addison (Pittsburgh)

17. New England Patriots (9-8) – OLB Nolan Smith (Georgia)

18. Las Vegas Raiders (9-8) – S Jordan Battle (Alabama)

19. Washington Commanders (8-9) – TE Michael Meyer (Notre Dame)

20. Miami Dolphins (9-8) – DE Zach Harrison (Ohio State)

21. Seattle Seahawks (5-12) * via Denver – QB Will Levis (Kentucky)

22. Miami Dolphins (9-8) * via San Fran – OT Paris Johnson Jr. (Ohio State)

23. Dallas Cowboys (9-8) – S Jalen Catalon (Arkansas)

24. Los Angeles Chargers (10-7) – OLB Trent Simpson (Clemson)

25. Cincinnati Bengals (9-8) – CB Joey Porter Jr. (Penn State)

26. Philadelphia Eagles (10-7) – DE Habakkuk Baldonado (Pittsburgh)

27. Indianapolis Colts (10-7) – OT Zion Nelson (Miami)

28. Green Bay Packers (11-6) – G Javion Cohen (Alabama)

29. Kansas City Chiefs (11-6) – LB Henry To' To'o (Alabama)

30. Detroit Lions (7-10) * via LA Rams – QB Tyler Van Dyke (Miami)

31. Tampa Bay Buccaneers (12-5) – RB Jahmyr Gibbs (Alabama)

32. Buffalo Bills (12-5) – DT Tyler Davis (Clemson)

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