NFL mock draft 2023: Updated first-round projection after Super Bowl

The season is now over, the confetti has hit the field, and the champions are celebrating their Super Bowl victory.

However, football doesn’t stop here. With the season in the rear view, the NFL world turns to the NFL Draft as the next major event.

 It’s tough to get a good view of what will happen in the draft because coaching staffs need to be filled out ,

and free agency needs to happen first, but we’re going to give it our best shot.

A couple of housekeeping notes, here. There are two trades in the top-10, and for specifics, here they are:

Chicago Bears receive: 4th overall pick, 35th overall pick, 2024 1st round pick Indianapolis Colts receive: 1st overall pick Colts GM Chris Ballard has been very open about going and getting a QB in the draft this year, regardless of their draft position. 

Atlanta Falcons receive: 19th overall pick, 50th overall pick, 182nd overall pick The Tom Brady era is over in Tampa, and rather than completely tearing down the franchise, the Bucs can opt to go draft their next QB of the future in the event one of the top guys falls

. The Falcons really are at the point where they can draft best player available or trade back, and that’s exactly what they do.

Why 4 QBs could go in top-10 of 2023 NFL Draft So in this mock draft, I tried predicting what I think is going to happen, rather than what I would do if I were in charge of these organizations. 

Bryce Young would be my first pick if I were the GM,

but it’s rare to see a guy who’s both under 6’0 and 200 pounds succeed as a signal caller in the NFL.

Russell Wilson and Kyler Murray are both well built and over 200 pounds, and Young’s size could scare away scouts.