2023 NFL mock draft: Cowboys land WR, Lions land star QB prospect

2023 NFL mock draft, Bryce Young, Alabama Crimson Tide - Mandatory Credit: Scott Wachter-USA TODAY Sports
2023 NFL mock draft, Bryce Young, Alabama Crimson Tide - Mandatory Credit: Scott Wachter-USA TODAY Sports /
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We’re only one week into the 2022 NFL season, but there’s no question we can already be taking a look ahead at the upcoming class of star prospects with another 2023 NFL mock draft. Week 1 of the NFL season is typically a time we will see fans overreact and declare doom and gloom over the rest of the year. Don’t panic after one week, crazy things can happen early on in the season.

The 2022 college football season is already in full swing and we’ve already been getting a decent sample size from some of this year’s top 2023 NFL Draft prospects, including some intriguing quarterbacks. As of right now, it’s hard to know what NFL teams are thinking but there was a variety of prominent executives in attendance at last week’s game between Florida and Kentucky, presumably to see the quarterback duel of Will Levis and Anthony Richardson.

Those in attendance to see those QBs included executives from the New York Giants, who sent rookie GM Joe Schoen to go see those two QBs battle it out.

As we head into Week 2 of the 2022 NFL season, let’s take a look at another 2023 NFL mock draft scenario with some more options for teams to consider as the season progresses.

Latest 2023 NFL mock draft: Houston Texans take Will Anderson Jr. no. 1 overall

2023 NFL mock draft
2023 NFL mock draft, Will Anderson Jr., Alabama Crimson Tide – Mandatory Credit: Gary Cosby Jr.-USA TODAY Sports /

1. Houston Texans: Will Anderson Jr., EDGE, Alabama

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Color me skeptical that, over the course of the entire 2022 NFL season, the Houston Texans are going to wind up with the worst record in the league. They’re still technically undefeated after Week 1 where they tied with the Indianapolis Colts, and although that could change with a road trip to Denver in Week 2, the Texans are going to be a tough “out” for teams all year.

I’m personally still buying this team with Davis Mills at the quarterback position which is why I have them taking Will Anderson Jr. here. Anderson is up to his usual, living in the backfield this season and showing his playmaking abilities defensively. He had a huge blocked kick in Alabama’s close win against Texas, so it’s not just quarterbacks and running backs this guy is causing trouble for.

He’s arguably the biggest difference-maker at a non-quarterback position in the entire 2023 NFL Draft class.