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Todd McShay reveals way-too-early 2023 NFL mock draft

Stephen Samraby:Steve Samra05/05/22


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Draft season never stops. Even though the football world is only about a week removed from the 2022 NFL Draft, Todd McShay of ESPN has released his way-too-early mock for the 2023 NFL Draft.

“Now, this is an extremely early prediction,” prefaced McShay. “I haven’t spent much time with the 2023 class’ tape yet, and a lot of this is based on what I’ve seen while watching prospects in person over the past two seasons and early buzz around the league. Expect big changes between now and next April.

“My 2022 way-too-early mock, for example, featured 10 prospects who ultimately were first-rounders and predicted five top-10 picks — but eight players listed ultimately didn’t enter the draft, and 14 others weren’t selected in Round 1. It’s still 12 months out, and we have a full college season and a long pre-draft process ahead.”

At next year’s event in Kansas City, expect many more quarterbacks to be drafted in the first round than we saw last week. With Ohio State’s C.J. Stroud and Alabama’s Bryce Young leading the charge, an exciting class awaits the 2023 NFL Draft.

Here’s where Todd McShay is throwing his darts, as we stand a little less than a year away.

Todd McShay’s way-too-early 2023 NFL mock draft:

1) Houston Texans — C.J. Stroud, QB, Ohio State
2) Detroit Lions — Bryce Young, QB, Alabama
3) New York Jets — Will Anderson Jr., DE, Alabama
4) Jacksonville Jaguars — Jaxon Smith-Njigba, WR, Ohio State
5) Atlanta Falcons — Jalen Carter, DT, Georgia
6) Carolina Panthers — Anthony Richardson, QB, Florida
7) Chicago Bears — Jordan Addison, WR, Pittsburgh
8) New York Giants — Will Levis, QB, Kentucky
9) Seattle Seahawks — Tyler Van Dyke, QB, Miami
10) Washington Commanders — Eli Ricks, CB, Alabama
11) Pittsburgh Steelers — Paris Johnson, OT Ohio State
12) Philadelphia Eagles (via NO) — Kelee Ringo, CB, Georgia
13) Las Vegas Raiders — Peter Skoronski, OT, Northwestern
14) Minnesota Vikings — Bryan Bresee, DT, Clemson
15) New England Patriots — Noah Sewell, LB, Oregon
16) Miami Dolphins — Myles Murphy, EDGE, Clemson
17) Tennessee Titans — Michael Mayer, TE, Notre Dame
18) Indianapolis Colts — Derrick Hall, DE, Auburn
19) Philadelphia Eagles — Bijan Robinson, RB, Texas
20) Arizona Cardinals — Clark Phillips III, CB, Utah
21) Baltimore Ravens — Kayshon Boutte, WR, LSU
22) Cincinatti Bengals — Trenton Simpson, LB, Clemson
23) Houston Texans (via CLE) — BJ Ojulari, DE, LSU
24) Dallas Cowboys — Henry To’oTo’o, LB, Alabama
25) Seattle Seahawks (via DEN) — Joey Porter Jr., CB, Penn State
26) Los Angeles Chargers — Zion Nelson, OT, Miami
27) Miami Dolphins (via SF) — Jahmyr Gibbs, RB, Alabama
28) Detroit Lions (via LAR) — Tony Grimes, CB, North Carolina
29) Green Bay Packers — Emil Ekiyor Jr., G, Alabama
30) Kansas City Chiefs — Nolan Smith, EDGE, Georgia
31) Tampa Bay Buccaneers — Josh Downs, WR, North Carolina
32) Buffalo Bills — Marvin Mims, WR, Oklahoma