The 2023 NFL Draft is just a short month away. Which teams across the league need to be the most aggressive when the draft begins? Being aggressive can certainly blow up in a team’s face but it can also lead to insane returns.
How about when the Kansas City Chiefs traded up to select Patrick Mahomes back in 2017? That certainly paid off. What about when the New York Giants shocked everyone and took Daniel Jones back in 2019? Yikes.
You see, I don’t believe an organization can build a strong team unless they’re aggressive in their roster building. That pertains to the NFL Draft, too.
Which teams needs to be the most aggressive during the 2023 NFL Draft?
2023 NFL Draft: Which teams need to be aggressive?
The Indianapolis Colts need to be aggressive when the NFL Draft begins. They pick fourth overall, and two of the teams picking in front of them are surely taking a quarterback. What if the Colts have fallen in love with Bryce Young or CJ Stroud? What if they aren’t sold on Anthony Richardson or Will Levis?
The Colts might be stuck with their third option if they don’t make a huge move before that.
New England Patriots
The New England Patriots need to be aggressive in the 2023 NFL Draft. They are currently the bottom team in the AFC East, especially when the Aaron Rodgers/Jets trade is finalized. The Pats need a gamechanger at wide receiver, or at least someone on the offense who has the chance to be elite.
With their 14th overall pick, they might have to use that to trade up or even deal the pick in a trade for a player who can truly make a difference on offense.
Las Vegas Raiders
I think the Raiders are the worst team in the AFC West at this point and one of the bottom clubs in the conference. They dumped Derek Carr for an inferior quarterback in Jimmy Garoppolo, and he obviously is not a long-term solution.
The Raiders pick 7th overall in the 2023 NFL Draft and likely won’t get one of the top three or four quarterbacks, which they could be gunning for. The Raiders are a team to watch as a club that might need to make a big jump up into the top five.