The top 10 draft order for the 2023 NFL Draft is beginning to take shape. Which teams will hear their names called first when he get to April’s draft? It seems that some of the usual suspects are picking in the top 10 again.
There aren’t any major surprises I don’t think. The NFL Draft is such a fun time for those around the NFL. Being able to see young players’ dreams come true and seeing franchises change for the better is a great sight.
This year will be no different than any other year, but the quarterback talent looks to be much better in 2023 than it was in 2022.
Early top 10 teams picking in the 2023 NFL Draft
1. Houston Texans (1-6-1)
I was actually thinking the Texans were going to do a bit better than this, but they are in the middle of a massive rebuild, and it doesn’t appear that Davis Mills is the guy for the Texans.
2. Carolina Panthers (2-7)
They have the most losses of any team in the NFL and do need a quarterback, perhaps more than any other team. They fired Matt Rhule earlier in the season but do have a nice core of players to build around.
3. Las Vegas Raiders (2-6)
After a 10-7 season, the roster improved, so perhaps 6-2 would have been a more realistic target for the Raiders. They are a mess.
4. Pittsburgh Steelers (2-6)
The Steelers have rookie Kenny Pickett now under center, but their offense is a total disaster and some of their defensive players are getting older. Pittsburgh doesn’t usually pick this high in an NFL draft, so this is new territory for them.
5. Detroit Lions (2-6)
Many thought that this would be a much more encouraging year for the Lions than what we have seen. I don’t think Dan Campbell is the answer at head coach, but they do have a very talented offense.
6. Philadelphia Eagles (from New Orleans)
This almost seems unfair, but the Eagles have the 6th overall pick in the 2023 NFL Draft. They are the lone unbeaten team and I’m not sure they don’t win the Super Bowl this year. Howie Roseman is a genius.
7. Arizona Cardinals (3-6)
After starting 7-0 last year, their 3-6 start might come as a surprise to many. Kliff Kingsbury seems to be on his way out at some point, and they have to figure out what to do about their man-child at quarterback, Kyler Murray.
8. Jacksonville Jaguars (3-6)
The Jaguars started 2-1 before losing five games in a row. They are likely in a good spot with Doug Pederson, and picking 8th overall would help their roster quite a bit.
I think they should consider adding to their offensive line.
9. Chicago Bears (3-6)
Justin Fields has played well over the past few weeks, which is encouraging. They Bears desperately need some talent along their offensive line and at wide receiver, which is surely where the team would go with this pick.
10. Green Bay Packers (3-6)
The Packers’ offense is lost without Davante Adams. The neglect that the Packers’ front office put on the wide receiver position for years has caught up to them. I would not be surprised if Aaron Rodgers retired at the end of this season.