Updated top 10 draft order for the upcoming 2023 NFL Draft

Bryce Young #9 of the Alabama Crimson Tide. (Photo by Emilee Chinn/Getty Images)
Bryce Young #9 of the Alabama Crimson Tide. (Photo by Emilee Chinn/Getty Images) /

The 2023 NFL Draft is only five months away and the top 10 picks are beginning to take shape as we progress through the NFL season.  Perhaps the top 10 draft order is not what many of us thought it would be, but the NFL is quite the league and has a ton of parity, so in all honestly, we should not be super surprised to see the kind of things we do see.

Below is a list of the top 10 order is as of now for the upcoming draft in April.

Updated top 10 draft order for 2023

1. Houston Texans

The Texans are 1-9-1 and I thought they would be better than this.  The roster needs a ton more talent and starting with a franchise quarterback prospect would be the way to go.

2. Chicago Bears

The Bears are 3-9 but have seen some better play from Justin Fields lately.  It’s an interesting development; Fields has played better but the Bears keep losing.  Look for Chicago to add offensive linemen and wide receivers in free agency.

3. Detroit Lions (via LA Rams)

Wow, the Lions are in a decent spot.  They are 4-7 and are much better than they were last year, so Dan Campbell appears safe.  Their own draft pick is the 13th overall and they also have the third overall pick and I am thinking they go defense with both of them.

4. Seattle Seahawks (via DEN Broncos)

Another team that has gotten lucky thus far with QB trades is the Seahawks, who have the fourth overall pick which was originally belonging to the Broncos.  The Seahawks will probably add an impact player on defense with this pick.

5. Carolina Panthers

The Panthers need a franchise quarterback.  I do like their roster and their defense has some absolute studs.  Look for this pick to be a QB, though.

6. Philadelphia Eagles (via NO Saints)

Wow.  The best team in the NFL also has the sixth overall pick currently.  The Eagles’ roster is loaded so they can go in every direction here.  I would guess that maybe they look at acquiring a younger cornerback because Darius Slay and James Bradberry are older.

7. Arizona Cardinals

The Cardinals are likely entering a mini rebuild and I would expect them to fire Kliff Kingsbury at seasons’ end.  The Cardinals need a good bit in the upcoming draft so they could go in multiple spots here.

8. Green Bay Packers

I did not expect the Packers to be 4-8 after 12 games, but here we are.  Green Bay’s defense is not as good as the players would suggest it would be and their offense is missing a dynamic playmaker.

Maybe they can trade for Davante Adams!

9. Las Vegas Raiders

Two wins in a row have pushed the Raiders down the draft order a bit, but they are still not nearly as good as they were last year.  They need some work on the defensive side of the ball and with their offensive line.

I am also interested to see what happens with Derek Carr.

10. Houston Texans (via CLE Browns)

Once again we see the result of trading a significant QB away.  The Texans are set to have the first and 10th overall picks currently.  Houston has needs everywhere.