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2023 NFL Mock Draft: First Round

Pat Mayo, Thor Nystrom and Ray Garvin go pick-by-pick in their mock draft of the first round of the 2023 NFL Draft.

Pat Mayo, Thor Nystrom, and Ray Garvin go pick-by-pick in their 2023 First Round NFL Mock Draft.

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2023 First Round NFL Mock Draft

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1) Carolina Panthers (from Chicago) — Bryce Young

2) Houston Texans — Will Levis

3) Arizona Cardinals — Tyree Wilson

4) Indianapolis Colts — CJ Stroud

5) Seattle Seahawks (from Denver) — Anthony Richardson

6) Detroit Lions (from L.A. Rams) — Will Anderson Jr.

7) Las Vegas Raiders — Christian Gonzalez

8) Atlanta Falcons — Jalen Carter

9) Chicago Bears (from Carolina) — Peter Skoronski

10) Philadelphia Eagles (from New Orleans) — Devon Witherspoon

11) Tennessee Titans — Paris Johnson Jr.

12) Houston Texans (from Cleveland) — Lukas Van Ness

13) New York Jets — Broderick Jones

14) New England Patriots — Jaxon Smith-Njigba

15) Green Bay Packers — Dalton Kincaid

16) Washington Commanders — Joey Porter Jr.

17) Pittsburgh Steelers — Nolan Smith

18) Detroit Lions — Bryan Bresee

19) Tampa Bay Buccaneers — Myles Murphy

20) Seattle Seahawks — Zay Flowers

21) Los Angeles Chargers — Bijan Robinson

22) Baltimore Ravens — Deonte Banks

23) Minnesota Vikings — Jordan Addison

24) Jacksonville Jaguars — Dawand Jones

25) New York Giants — Brian Branch

26) Dallas Cowboys — O’Cyrus Torrence

27) Buffalo Bills — Jack Campbell

28) Cincinnati Bengals — Michael Mayer

29) New Orleans Saints (from San Francisco through Miami and Denver) — Calijah Kancey

30) Philadelphia Eagles — Darnell Wright

31) Kansas City Chiefs — Jahmyr Gibbs

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Pat Mayo is an award-winning video host and producer of long and short-form content, and the host of The Pat Mayo Experience daily talk show. (Subscribe for video or audio). Mayo (@ThePME) won the 2023 Fantasy Sports Writing Association Podcast of the Year and was a finalist for three FSWA Awards in 2023 (Best Podcast, Daily Fantasy Writer of the Year, Golf Writer of the Year). His 27 FSWA nominations lead all writers this decade and are second-most all-time.

Mayo has been recognized across multiple sports (Football, Baseball & Golf), mediums (Video, Writing & Podcasting), genre (Humor), and game formats (Sports Betting, Daily Fantasy, and Traditional Season Long Fantasy).

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