Who is your favorite team taking in the 2023 NFL Draft? Most NFL mock draft scenarios and predictions don’t include all 32 teams, but this one absolutely will. Most NFL mock draft articles you will read will look at every first-round pick, but we’re going to take a look at every team by division and try to predict who the team’s top choice will (or should) be.
In this year’s draft, there are four teams already with multiple first-round picks:
- Houston Texans
- Seattle Seahawks
- Detroit Lions
- Philadelphia Eagles
For those teams with multiple first-round picks, we’ll look at what their two top picks would be. For this exercise, we’re going to start out in the NFC West…
2023 NFL mock draft: Predicting the top pick for all 32 teams
1. San Francisco 49ers (top pick: 99th overall)
Pick: Jaelyn Duncan, OT, Maryland
Alright, when’s the last mock draft you saw that started with the San Francisco 49ers? The 49ers let Mike McGlinchey go to the Denver Broncos in NFL Free Agency and they’ve got 2022 fourth-round pick Spencer Burford penciled in his slot for the time being. The signing of Matt Pryor can help fortify the depth at this position but a freaky athlete like Jaelyn Duncan at such an important position? That’s a great value for the 49ers while not picking until no. 99 overall.
2. Seattle Seahawks (top picks: 5th, 20th overall)
Picks: (5): Tyree Wilson, EDGE, Texas Tech; (20): Jordan Addison, WR, USC
The Seahawks add one of the draft’s best athletes on the defensive front at pick no. 5 overall in Tyree Wilson, an absolute menace with great length, power, and quickness. At pick no. 20 overall, they land one of the draft’s best receivers to group up with DK Metcalf and Tyler Lockett. The Seahawks have the great luxury of being able to pick twice in round one after making the playoffs last year, especially with the flexibility coming from that top-five pick overall, where the possibilities are endless.
3. Los Angeles Rams (top pick: 36th overall)
Pick: Will McDonald IV, EDGE, Iowa State
The Los Angeles Rams really had to sit on their hands throughout the majority of the 2023 offseason. Obviously, the trade to send Jalen Ramsey to the Miami Dolphins was massive news and a huge move for Miami, but it leaves the Rams without one of their star players. Aside from the hole at cornerback, the Rams have needs all over the roster. Will McDonald IV out of Iowa State could be a great pickup for a sorely lacking defensive front.
4. Arizona Cardinals (top pick: 3rd overall)
Pick: Will Anderson Jr., EDGE, Alabama
The big question right now seems to be whether or not the Arizona Cardinals will stay put in their current draft slot. If they do, I think Will Anderson Jr. is the best and safest non-QB in this year’s draft class. The Cardinals just so happen to desperately need a cornerstone building block off the edge.