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ESPN releases new mock draft following latest 2023 NFL Draft declarations

Steve Samra01/05/23
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ESPN has released an updated 2023 NFL Mock Draft following some recent draft declarations from huge names.

Making the selections is Jordan Reid on ESPN, who clarified how he came to his predictions while prefacing his article.

“There’s a lot left to be determined with the pre-draft process, and there’s still one more college football game to be played: Monday’s CFP national championship between Georgia and TCU. Four prospects playing in that game make the list below. Others will continue to declare for the draft by January 16th and prepare for the East-West Shrine Bowl (Feb. 2) and Reese’s Senior Bowl (Feb. 4). Then, of course, we get the combine workouts at the end of February,” explained Reid. “Things are certainly becoming clearer.

“For the following mock draft of the first round, I used our Football Power Index’s projected draft order though Sunday’s Week 17 games. Remember, there are only 31 picks since the Miami Dolphins were stripped of their selection after tampering violations. Without further ado, here’s my first mock draft of the year, predicting the first round of April’s draft.”

Alas, there’s certainly some fascinating selections mocked by Reid, and you can check them out below.

Latest ESPN 2023 NFL Mock Draft, per Jordan Reid:

  1. Houston Texans — Bryce Young, QB, Alabama
  2. Chicago Bears — Jalen Carter, DT, Georgia
  3. Seattle Seahawks (via Denver Broncos) — Will Anderson Jr., EDGE, Alabama
  4. Arizona Cardinals — Tyree Wilson, EDGE, Texas Tech
  5. Indianapolis Colts — CJ Stroud, QB, Ohio State
  6. Detroit Lions (via Los Angeles Rams) — Bryan Bresee, DL, Clemson
  7. Las Vegas Raiders — Will Levis, QB, Kentucky
  8. Atlanta Falcons — Myles Murphy, EDGE, Clemson
  9. Carolina Panthers — Anthony Richardson, QB, Florida
  10. Tennessee Titans — Peter Skoronski, OT, Northwestern
  11. Philadelphia Eagles (via New Orleans Saints) — Jared Verse, EDGE, Florida State
  12. Houston Texans (via Cleveland Browns) — Quentin Johnston, WR, TCU
  13. New York Jets — Paris Johnson, OT, Ohio State
  14. Washington Commanders — Joey Porter Jr., CB, Penn State
  15. New England Patriots — Broderick Jones, OT, Georgia
  16. Seattle Seahawks — Trenton Simpson, LB, Clemson
  17. Pittsburgh Steelers — O’Cyrus Torrence, OG, Florida
  18. Detroit Lions — Bijan Robinson, RB, Texas
  19. Green Bay Packers — Michael Mayer, TE, Notre Dame
  20. Tampa Bay Buccaneers — Kelee Ringo, CB, Georgia
  21. Jacksonville Jaguars — Christian Gonzalez, CB, Oregon
  22. New York Giants — Jordan Addison, WR, USC
  23. Baltimore Ravens — Jaxon Smith-Njigba, WR, Ohio State
  24. Los Angeles Chargers — Jalin Hyatt, WR, Tennessee
  25. Minnesota Vikings — Cam Smith, CB, South Carolina
  26. Cincinnati Bengals — Lukas Van Ness, DE, Iowa
  27. Denver Broncos (via MIA/12-4 SF) — Darnell Wright, OT, Tennessee
  28. Dallas Cowboys — Devon Witherspoon, CB, Illinois
  29. Buffalo Bills — Brian Branch, S/CB, Alabama
  30. Kansas City Chiefs — B.J. Ojulari, EDGE, LSU
  31. Philadelphia Eagles — Clark Phillips III, CB, Utah