Bryce Young’s height concerns drop him to the fourth pick, and the Indianapolis Colts pounce. Despite this, Young lands in an extraordinary situation. He will be a second the coming of Peyton Manning and Andrew Luck to Indianapolis, with a bit of a chip on his shoulder.
Will Anderson Jr. It is the consensus top-edge rusher in a draft class stacked with them. Adding an elite edge rusher from an elite program in this 2023 NFL Mock Draft will significantly benefit the Seahawks defense.
All character issues aside, Jalen Carter is far and away the best defensive player in this draft. The Lions are trying to build a genuinely elite roster. To do that, you take the best players at positions of need, and that’s the Lions here in this 2023 NFL Mock Draft. Dan Campbell will keep a close eye on Carter and help him develop into the best interior D-lineman in the NFL.
Josh McDaniels knows the value of having an elite safety on defense. Brian Branch is a do-it-all slot defender and safety. When he’s on the field, good things tend to happen. Branch was the best player on Alabama’s defense this past season. Yes, ahead of Will Anderson Jr.
The Falcons are drinking all the Nolan Smith combine cool aid. But, to be fair, how could you not? If he plays with the athleticism he displayed at the combine, he will be practically impossible to stop.
If the Bears and Ryan Poles pass on the Illinois-born Peter Skoronski, then Justin Fields should ask for a trade. With trading back, they affirmed Justin Fields as the face of the franchise. Now, go protect that face and get a versatile offensive lineman.