NFL Draft 2023 Preview

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Toron James, Sports Writer

Tonight is the night many young men’s dreams will come true. That dream is hearing your name called in the NFL draft. 

The 2023 NFL draft is set to kick off tonight at 8PM on ESPN.

This will be the 88th annual NFL draft. The draft is scheduled to take place outside of Union Station in Kansas City, Missouri, from April 27-29. The draft will consist of 7 rounds with 259 picks being made. Over 300 players have been invited to the draft. 

Players have been putting countless hours working to hear their name get called in the draft.

Athletes from across the nation were able to show their abilities in front of NFL teams at the 2023 NFL combine. The combine took place at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis.

In this year’s draft we have an elite level of quarterbacks. The quarterbacks include Alabama’s Bryce Young, Ohio State’s CJ Stroud, Kentucky’s Will Levis, and Florida’s Anthony Richardson. 

We will also see the best running back in the country hear his name get called. And that is Bijan Robinson out of Texas. There will also be some stud lineman in the draft. That includes Ohio State’s Paris Johnson Jr, Northwestern’s Peter Skornoski, Georgia’s Broderick Jones and Florida’s OCyrus Torrence.

On the defensive side of the ball you will hear Alabama’s Will Anderson name get called. I feel Anderson is the best overall player in the 2023 NFL draft. Another player to watch out for on the defensive side is Georgia’s Jalen Carter. He is a threat inside and a 2 time National Champion.

There are also some Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference players who will be waiting to hear their name get called. Those players include star quarterback out of Shephard Tyson Bagent, Cal U quarterback Noah Mitchell and IUP defensive lineman Raunya Mitchell.


My First Round NFL Draft Predictions

  1. Carolina Panthers – Bryce young , QB , Alabama
  2. Houston Texans – C.J. Stroud Qb, Ohio State
  3. Arizona Cardinals- Will Anderson Jr., OLB, Alabama
  4. Indianapolis Colts – Anthony Richardson, Qb , Florida
  5. Seattle Seahawks – Jalen Carter, DT, Georgia
  6. Detroit Lions – Christian Gonzalez, CB Oregon
  7. Las Vegas Raiders – Devon Witherspoon,CB, Illinois
  8. Atlanta Falcons – Tyree Wilson, DE, Texas Tech
  9. Chicago Bears – Paris Johnson Jr, OT,Ohio State
  10. Philadelphia Eagles – Bijan Robinson, RB, Texas
  11. Tennessee Titans – Zay Flowers, WR, Boston College
  12. Houston Texans – Jaxson Smith-Njba , WR , Ohio State
  13. Green Bay Packers- Peter Skoronski, OT/G, Northwestern
  14. New England Patriots – Nolan Smith, OLB, Georgia
  15. New York Jets- Darnell Wright,OT, Tennessee
  16. Washington Commanders-Deonte Banks, CB, Maryland
  17. Pittsburgh Steelers- Joey Porter Jr, CB, Penn State
  18. Detroit Lions- Michael Mayer,TE, Notre Dame
  19. Tampa Bay Buccaneers- Broderick James,OT, Georgia
  20. Seattle Seahawks- Myles Murphy , DE, Clemson
  21. Los Angeles Chargers, Jahmyr Gibbs, RB, Alabama
  22. Baltimore Ravens- Calijah Kancey, DT, Pitt