2023 NFL Mock Draft: Seahawks invest in future of the offense; Steelers face decision at No. 4 overall

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Alabama

• Jr

• 6’0″

/ 194 lbs

Projected Team

Houston

PROSPECT RNK

2nd

POSITION RNK

1st

Houston has made a change at quarterback, but it will not be the last. Young will bring new energy and leadership to a team armed with ample draft capital over the next two years.

Alabama

• Jr

• 6’4″

/ 243 lbs

Projected Team

Chicago

PROSPECT RNK

1st

POSITION RNK

1st

Chicago moved on from Robert Quinn prior to the trade deadline because he is far along in his career. Anderson is a gifted player with strength and speed to impact the NFC North.

Kentucky

• Sr

• 6’3″

/ 232 lbs

Projected Team

Carolina

PROSPECT RNK

5th

POSITION RNK

3rd

Carolina is expected to move on from Sam Darnold and Baker Mayfield after the season. Levis is not a finished product, but he possesses the size, arm strength and mobility to be a high-level quarterback in the NFL. The Panthers need to make the right head-coaching hire to support a young quarterback.

Georgia

• Jr

• 6’3″

/ 300 lbs

Projected Team

Pittsburgh

PROSPECT RNK

4th

POSITION RNK

1st

Quality interior defensive linemen are both high in demand and low in supply. Pittsburgh may have bigger needs, but it can not bypass a talent like Carter if it sticks and picks. It could be a destination for a team trading up to select C.J. Stroud. The Steelers should absolutely evaluate all quarterbacks and compare them to what they have in Kenny Pickett before making a decision.

Ohio State

• Jr

• 6’3″

/ 218 lbs

Projected Team

Seattle

PROSPECT RNK

3rd

POSITION RNK

2nd

Geno Smith is playing at a high level, but opting out of taking a top quarterback talent in favor of a signal-caller having his best season at 32 years old is not a strategy I can get behind. Smith may do enough to be the team’s starter for another year, but it is unreasonable to think he can play at this level for five more years. Plan for the future.

Clemson

• Soph

• 6’5″

/ 305 lbs

Projected Team

Detroit

PROSPECT RNK

31st

POSITION RNK

5th

Detroit has bigger needs, but Bresee is at the intersection of need and value. The Lions have leaned into building depth on both lines of scrimmage.

TCU

• Jr

• 6’4″

/ 215 lbs

Projected Team

Jacksonville

PROSPECT RNK

28th

POSITION RNK

4th

Jacksonville adds size to the wide receiver room to support Trevor Lawrence. The Jaguars can gain some financial flexibility in the coming years by parting with veteran contracts at the position.

Penn State

• Soph

• 6’6″

/ 321 lbs

Projected Team

Indianapolis

PROSPECT RNK

7th

POSITION RNK

2nd

Indianapolis has already swapped out head coach Frank Reich for Jeff Saturday. The Colts are in a less-than-ideal position needing four of the most important positions on the field: left tackle, quarterback, edge rusher and cornerback. One of those spots is filled here with Fashanu sliding in on the left side.

Ohio State

• Jr

• 6’6″

/ 310 lbs

Projected Team

Las Vegas

PROSPECT RNK

17th

POSITION RNK

3rd

Las Vegas does not have its starting right tackle solution on the roster. It is not simple making the transition from left to right tackle, but Johnson can do it in one offseason. It would be the third position in as many years for the ex-Buckeye.

Clemson

• Jr

• 6’5″

/ 275 lbs

Projected Team

Houston

PROSPECT RNK

29th

POSITION RNK

4th

After bringing in Bryce Young with the No. 1 overall selection, Houston upgrades its pass rush with the selection of Murphy — a player who checks the size, strength and speed boxes.

Georgia

• Soph

• 6’2″

/ 210 lbs

Projected Team

Arizona

PROSPECT RNK

10th

POSITION RNK

1st

Arizona brings in Ringo to start opposite Byron Murphy. The Georgia product checks the height, weight and speed boxes at cornerback, but the production needs to become more consistent.

Notre Dame

• Jr

• 6’4″

/ 265 lbs

Projected Team

Detroit

PROSPECT RNK

8th

POSITION RNK

1st

Detroit brings in Mayer after trading away T.J. Hockenson to the division-rival Vikings. Mayer is a player who knows how to use his body to create separation and make plays at the catch point.

Northwestern

• Jr

• 6’4″

/ 315 lbs

Projected Team

Philadelphia

PROSPECT RNK

6th

POSITION RNK

1st

Skoronski is a bit of a luxury pick, but he has the flexibility to play any one of the five starting offensive line positions. There is value in having one player capable of fulfilling so many roles while taking up just one roster spot.

USC

• Jr

• 6’0″

/ 175 lbs

Projected Team

Green Bay

PROSPECT RNK

21st

POSITION RNK

3rd

If Aaron Rodgers returns to Green Bay, then the Packers need to over-commit to the wide receiver position. Addison has not lost a beat since joining the Trojans of USC.

Texas

• Jr

• 6’0″

/ 220 lbs

Projected Team

Atlanta

PROSPECT RNK

13th

POSITION RNK

1st

Atlanta is not a Super Bowl contender and it is leaning on soon-to-be 32-year-old Cordarrelle Patterson at running back. There are more important positions to fill, but if the Falcons lean into building a difficult to defend offense, then at least it will be fun for fans until they do get a long-term quarterback in place.

South Carolina

• Jr

• 6’0″

/ 188 lbs

Projected Team

Washington

PROSPECT RNK

11th

POSITION RNK

2nd

Washington moved on from Dre Kirkpatrick at the NFL trade deadline, which created a hole on the defense. The Commanders defense has played well this season, but they could use an upgrade at the position.

Georgia

• Soph

• 6’4″

/ 310 lbs

Projected Team

N.Y. Jets

PROSPECT RNK

30th

POSITION RNK

5th

Buzz about the Jets moving on from former first-round pick Mekhi Becton was rampant last offseason so the injury likely did not help the situation. New York may need to upgrade both offensive tackle spots in the not-too-distant future, and the need to do that in the same offseason can be daunting. Jones solidifies one of those roles.

Oregon

• Soph

• 6’2″

/ 201 lbs

Projected Team

N.Y. Giants

PROSPECT RNK

43rd

POSITION RNK

6th

Cornerback and wide receiver will be high on the Giants’ list of needs next offseason. Gonzalez, a Colorado transfer, is a long defender with great ball production this season.

Ohio State

• Jr

• 6’1″

/ 200 lbs

Projected Team

New England

PROSPECT RNK

18th

POSITION RNK

2nd

Ohio State wide receivers have come into the league ready to contribute, from Michael Thomas to Terry McLaurin to Garrett Wilson to Chris Olave. New England has been pulling wide receivers out of the bargain bin in recent years. If the Patriots want to give Mac Jones a fair chance, then he needs some players capable of making an impact.

North Carolina

• Jr

• 5’10”

/ 175 lbs

Projected Team

Seattle

PROSPECT RNK

44th

POSITION RNK

6th

Josh Downs is a succession plan for Tyler Lockett. With short-term and long-term answers at the quarterback position, Seattle deploys the same strategy at wide receiver.

Georgia

• Jr

• 6’7″

/ 270 lbs

Los Angeles adds a big-bodied pass catcher who can make an impact in both the run and pass games. Defenses will have a hard time defending the length of the Chargers offense with Mike Williams, Keenan Allen and now Washington.

Texas Tech

• Sr

• 6’6″

/ 275 lbs

Projected Team

Tennessee

PROSPECT RNK

19th

POSITION RNK

3rd

Bud Dupree and Harold Landry have played a combined 203 defensive snaps this season. Without a long-term answer on the roster, the Titans bring in Wilson to provide length while creating long-term financial flexibility.

Penn State

• Jr

• 6’2″

/ 198 lbs

Projected Team

Cincinnati

PROSPECT RNK

33rd

POSITION RNK

5th

Cornerback is a need for the Bengals and Porter is arguably the best available. His father’s history against Cincinnati makes the selection all that more interesting.

Texas A&M

• Jr

• 6’3″

/ 195 lbs

Projected Team

Tampa Bay

PROSPECT RNK

15th

POSITION RNK

1st

Safety Mike Edwards is scheduled to hit free agency this offseason. If Tampa Bay does not retain him, then it creates a void in the secondary. Johnson is not the ideal complement to Antoine Winfield Jr. but his talent justifies being taken in this range.

LSU

• Jr

• 6’0″

/ 205 lbs

Projected Team

Minnesota

PROSPECT RNK

14th

POSITION RNK

1st

Minnesota brings in another former LSU Tiger to pair with Justin Jefferson down the road. Boutte has not had the season many expected, but his talent will overcome in a better situation.

Illinois

• Jr

• 6’0″

/ 180 lbs

Projected Team

Baltimore

PROSPECT RNK

50th

POSITION RNK

1st

Injuries have hampered the Baltimore secondary in recent years. Peters is in the final year of his contract and will turn 30 years old by the end of the season. Witherspoon is a savvy, productive player for the Illini.

Clemson

• Jr

• 6’3″

/ 240 lbs

Projected Team

Dallas

PROSPECT RNK

35th

POSITION RNK

1st

Dallas may want more of a traditional middle linebacker to pair with Micah Parsons, but the idea of defensive coordinator Dan Quinn mixing and matching Simpson is intriguing.

Florida State

• Soph

• 6’4″

/ 248 lbs

Projected Team

Denver

PROSPECT RNK

9th

POSITION RNK

2nd

Denver will evaluate a trio of young pass rushers — Jonathon Cooper, Baron Browning and Nik Bonitto — through the remainder of the season. Veteran Randy Gregory will turn 31 next season and it becomes more feasible for the team to get out of his contract each year.

Alabama

• Jr

• 5’11”

/ 200 lbs

Projected Team

Kansas City

PROSPECT RNK

16th

POSITION RNK

2nd

While Kansas City may have lost a lot in wide receiver Tyreek Hill, it can supplement the roster as a whole by adding multiple players capable of matching that lost production. Gibbs has an Alvin Kamara-like skill set that Andy Reid should have no problem maximizing.

Alabama

• Jr

• 6’0″

/ 193 lbs

Projected Team

Philadelphia

PROSPECT RNK

27th

POSITION RNK

3rd

Versatility is the theme for Philadelphia in this draft class. The Eagles added Peter Skoronski earlier in the round and he is capable of playing every position up and down the offensive line. Branch is similarly flexible and can fulfill a variety of roles in that Philadelphia secondary.

Florida

• Jr

• 6’5″

/ 347 lbs

Projected Team

Buffalo

PROSPECT RNK

12th

POSITION RNK

1st

Buffalo continues its investment in Josh Allen by adding a plug-and-play offensive guard. Torrence is a bully who has benefitted from having another year of tutelage under his current (and former at Louisiana) offensive line coach, Rob Sale.

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