Bucky Brooks 2023 NFL mock draft 1.0: Bills, Giants land wide receivers in Round 1

This file was published prior to the news that the Broncos agreed to send the 29th pick to the Saints ,

as part of the deal for head coach Sean Payton, per NFL Network Insiders Ian Rapoport and Tom Pelissero.

The NFL announced in August that the Miami Dolphins will forfeit their 2023 first-round pick and 2024 third-round pick following,

 an investigation into whether the team violated league policies pertaining to the integrity of the game.

Picks 28-29 of the 2023 NFL Draft are now locked in following the conclusion of the AFC and NFC Championship Games.

The order for Picks 30-31 will be determined by the outcome of Super Bowl LVII.

1. Will Anderson Jr., Edge School: Alabama Year: Junior Head coach Matt Eberflus needs a disruptive edge rusher to make his version of the Tampa 2 defense work.

2. Bryce Young, QB School: Alabama Year: Junior Despite the concerns around Young's size, the Texans opt for the most polished passer in the draft. 

3. Jalen Carter, DT School: Georgia Year: Junior Carter, a freak athlete, is precisely what the Cardinals need to disrupt opposing offenses from the inside out.

4. C.J. Stroud, QB School: Ohio State Year: Sophomore (RS) After cycling through a bevy of veteran signal-callers, it is time for the Colts to find a young quarterback to build around.

5. Tyree Wilson, Edge School: Texas Tech Year: Senior (RS) Pete Carroll, whose defense ranked 26th overall this season, has been searching for a dynamic edge rusher to lead a defensive resurgence in the Pacific Northwest. 

6. Bryan Bresee, DT School: Clemson Year: Sophomore (RS) Adding another trench warrior to the Lions’ defensive line will help head coach Dan Campbell and defensive coordinator Aaron Glenn build a bully in Motown.

7. Paris Johnson Jr., OT School: Ohio State Year: Junior Upgrading the protection around a new franchise quarterback should be part of Josh McDaniels’ master plan this offseason.

8. Peter Skoronski, OT School: Northwestern Year: Junior The Dirty Birds elect to fortify an offensive line that will need to protect a young passer growing into the position.  

9. Will Levis, QB School: Kentucky Year: Senior (RS) If the Panthers move on from pending free agent Sam Darnold, the team could take a flier on a boom-or-bust prospect with intriguing tools.