2023 NFL Draft: Three-round mock projections, and one big trade

In less than a week, the entire NFL and the whole of the 2023 draft class,

 will converge upon Indianapolis for the scouting combine — an opportunity for NFL talent evaluators, scouts,

 and coaches to get a much better idea of the quality of this class both in on-field drills, and meetings with those prospects.

With that in mind, it’s time to expand our mock draft projections here at Touchdown Wire to the first three rounds,

and the first 102 picks, in the 2023 NFL draft. There will be more trades in future mock drafts,

but outside of the deal that gives the Indianapolis Colts the first overall pick,

and the Chicago Bears with multiple picks in the next two years in return, we’re staying put in this one.

1. Indianapolis Colts (from Chicago Bears): Bryce Young, QB, Alabama

2. Houston Texans: C.J. Stroud, QB, Ohio State

3. Arizona Cardinals: Jalen Carter, DL, Georgia