The 2023 NFL Draft is in about two and a half months. Let’s get a refresher on which teams are picking in the top 10 in the upcoming draft. Having a top 10 draft pick is incredible value, and with the upcoming draft, we’ve even got some playoff teams who are picking in the top 10 due to trades.
It’s going to be a fun top 10, as there are quite a few legitimate QB prospects and high-end defensive prospects that all could command top picks. There are teams who have a franchise QB that are picking high and others who have no semblance of a franchise QB on the roster.
Who picks in top 10 of the 2023 NFL Draft in April?
1. Chicago Bears
The Bears pick first overall and do have Justin Fields in the fold. It’s likely that the Bears either take a defensive prospect or trade out of the top pick.
2. Houston Texans
The Houston Texans are an obvious choice to take a QB in the 2023 NFL Draft, as Davis Mills is not a long-term option, and with yet another new head coach in the fold, it makes sense to give DeMeco Ryans a fresh signal caller.
3. Arizona Cardinals
Kyler Murray may not be ready until mid-season, and questions about his commitment to the game are valid. With a new head coach and GM in the mix, I think Arizona is a darkhorse team to take a QB in April.
4. Indianapolis Colts
The Colts recently hired Shane Steichen as their next head coach. They seem to be a likely team to take a QB in April as the years of veteran retreads have not worked.
5. Seattle Seahawks (via DEN)
This pick originally belonged to the Denver Broncos but now belongs to the Seattle Seahawks. My guess is that they take a stab at a top defensive prospect, as Geno Smith looks to be the answer for a few more years.
6. Detroit Lions (via LAR)
The Los Angeles Rams originally had this pick but it now belongs to the Lions from the Matthew Stafford trade, and like the Seahawks, the Lions finished with a 9-8 record and need some huge defensive help.
7. Las Vegas Raiders
The Las Vegas Raiders released Derek Carr on Tuesday and now do not have a long-term QB on their roster. Perhaps this is a team that could trade up a few slots to land a signal caller. Josh McDaniels has done well with young quarterbacks.
8. Atlanta Falcons
I think the Falcons are going to give it a try with Desmond Ridder. They are seriously hurting for talent and should just take the best player available, no matter the position.
9. Carolina Panthers
The Panthers have hired some stellar coaches this offseason and look to be on the up. They certainly will not pick this high in the future, so I think this is another team that can make a big move to trade up and select a QB for Frank Reich to develop.
10. Philadelphia Eagles
The Eagles were the Super Bowl losers and are going to have a massive need along the defensive line given the amount of free agents and the ages of those players. They could also use another cornerback, but their offense seems to be set in stone, for the most part.