Cody Carpentier’s 2023 Early NFL Mock Draft

by Cody Carpentier · NFL Draft

The Fourth of July is here and that means the smell of football is in the air for the fairweather fans of the world. As you sit down around the fire, drink a cold one, and pull out the s’more kit this summer, I’d like to give you something to talk about. And so it begins, the 2023 NFL Mock Draft Series. Starting in November of last season for the 2022 class, there is no better time than now to dive into the 2023 class head first and break down the immense talent in this class. From the top defender in Will Anderson from Alabama to the top quarterbacks in C.J. Stroud and Bryce Young, this NFL Draft is looking like a Top 10 for the ages.

Over the next six weeks, not only will we be getting you all the necessary information regarding the 2022 fantasy season, but I will be dropping an article each week breaking down players at each position in the 2023 NFL Draft Class. In Dynasty, we need to be looking ahead and what better way than to be alert before, and during the College Football season. Aside from NFL Mock Draft Data, you can find 2022 Rookie Mock Draft ADP (SuperFlex and 1QB) as well as Dynasty Mock Draft ADP (SuperFlex and 1QB), a Dynasty League Trade Finder App, Rankings, and a Trade Analyzer inside Dynasty Deluxe. Be sure to tune in on Twitter @CarpentierNFL and @RotoUnderworld for boots-on-the-ground analysis throughout the NFL Draft process.

The below Mock Draft is based on the reverse order of Caesers Sportsbooks Super Bowl 57 odds.

2023 NFL Draft Round 1 (Pick 1-32)

No. 1 –  Houston Texans – C.J. Stroud, QB – Ohio State

No. 2 – Atlanta Falcons – Will Anderson Jr, EDGE – Alabama

No. 3 – Seattle Seahawks – Bryce Young, QB – Alabama

No. 4 – New York Jets – Paris Johnson Jr, OT – Ohio State

No. 5 – Jacksonville Jaguars – Jaxon Smith-Njigba, WR – Ohio State

No. 6 – Detroit Lions – Jalen Carter, DL – Georgia

No. 7 – Carolina Panthers – Kayshon Boutte, WR – LSU

No. 8 – Chicago Bears – Bryan Bresee, DL – Clemson

No. 9 – New York Giants – Eli Ricks, CB – Alabama

No. 10 – Pittsburgh Steelers – Isaiah Foskey, DL – Notre Dame

No. 11 – Washington Commanders – Peter Skoronski, OT – Northwestern

No. 12 – Miami Dolphins – Will Levis, QB – Kentucky

No. 13 – Minnesota Vikings – Jordan Addison, WR – USC

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No. 14 – Philadelphia Eagles (from NO) – Jaxon Kirkland, OT – Washington

No. 15 – New England Patriots – Noah Sewell, LB – Oregon

No. 16 – Las Vegas Raiders – Josh Downs, WR – North Carolina

No. 17 – Tennessee Titans – Michael Mayer, TE – Notre Dame

No. 18 – Arizona Cardinals – Kelee Ringo, CB – Georgia

No. 19 – Philadelphia Eagles – Brandon Joseph, CB – Notre Dame

No. 20 – Indianapolis Colts – Tyler Van Dyke, QB – Miami (FL)

No. 21 – Houston Texans (from CLE) – Joey Porter Jr, CB – Penn State

No. 22 – Cincinnati Bengals – Arik Gilbert, TE – Georgia

No. 23 – Baltimore Ravens – Quentin Johnston, WR – TCU

No. 24 – Dallas Cowboys – Zion Nelson, OT – Miami (FL)

No. 25 – Seattle Seahawks (from DEN) – Myles Murphy, EDGE – Clemson

No. 26 – Miami Dolphins (from SF) – Nolan Smith, EDGE – Georgia

No. 27 – Los Angeles Chargers – Jermaine Burton, WR – Alabama

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No. 28 – Detroit Lions (from LAR) – Justin Flowe, LB – Oregon

No. 29 – Green Bay Packers – Malachi Moore, S – Alabama

No. 30 – Kansas City Chiefs – Darnell Wright, OT – Tennessee

No. 31 – Tampa Bay Buccaneers – Zach Harrison, DL – Ohio State

No. 32 – Buffalo Bills – Antonio Johnson, S – Texas A&M

Closing Notes

During the next six weeks, I will be breaking down position by position my rankings and thoughts on these specific players. The above mock is built to give you a feel of the talent level in the class and where these players can go off of the board. As we know, the NFL team draft spots will fluctuate vastly during the season, as well as some of the prospects. Thank you for the continued support and for reading along. Feel free to Tweet me @CarpentierNFL on Twitter and let me know your thoughts on the above Mock Draft or if you want to see a specific player discussed.