First-round NFL mock draft: Which three QBs go in the top 5?

As we head into the Super Bowl, the draft order is almost completely set, and the draft buzz is getting louder.

Here's a look at our latest first-round NFL mock draft as of Monday, January 30, 2023.

1 . Chicago Bears: Jalen Carter, DT, Georgia There's a strong possibility Chicago trades down, but if they don't, the choice is likely between Carter and Will Anderson.

The team can't go wrong either way. Carter has a chance to be an elite interior pass rusher at the next level and showed off in his final college season with three sacks and seven tackles for loss in 13 games.

2. Houston Texans: Bryce Young, QB, Alabama Houston desperately needs to find their quarterback of the future.

 Young could be that prospect if the team isn't too concerned about his lack of size and past injury issues.

Young failed to repeat as a Heisman winner due in part to injury, but he remained terrific with over 3,300 yards passing and 32 touchdowns in 12 games.

3 . Arizona Cardinals: Will Anderson, DE, Alabama Replacing J.J. Watt is no small task, but Anderson has the upside to be a similar player. 

Anderson appears to be a generational  prospect, with 27.5 sacks over the last two seasons.

4. Indianapolis Colts: C.J. Stroud, QB, Ohio State The Colts haven't been able to settle on a quarterback since Andrew Luck's retirement, but they're in a position to find their man. 

Stroud showed a bit of regression with his accuracy and benefitted from the elite talent around him last season.

Still, he also threw for 85 touchdowns over the last two seasons with very good accuracy and ample mobility.

5 . Seattle Seahawks (via Broncos): Will Levis, QB, Kentucky Seattle could opt to keep Geno Smith, but it remains to be seen if he's good enough to win a Super Bowl.

Levis has elite tools with a rocket arm and plus mobility, though he struggled with injuries and a suspect supporting cast in 2022.