The 2023 NFL Draft is set to begin on April 27 in Kansas City, Missouri, with the first round kickin…
The 2023 NFL Draft is set to begin on April 27 in Kansas City, Missouri, with the first round kicking off at 8 p.m. ET. The remaining rounds will take place over the following two days, with Rounds 2 and 3 on April 28 (7 p.m. ET) and Rounds 4 to 7 on April 29 (noon ET).
The draft order was determined by the final standings of the 2022 season, with strength of schedule used as the first tiebreaker for teams with the same record. The playoff teams (19-31) are then ordered by their postseason results and regular-season records.
The Chiefs won Super Bowl LVII against the Eagles, clinching the final first-round pick in the draft. The Eagles also get the No. 10 pick as they acquired the Saints’ selection in a trade from last season.
The top pick in the draft is expected to go to the Texans, who have the worst record and the lowest strength of schedule. The Bears, who had the worst record in the league last season, will have the No. 1 pick, along with the most cap space in the NFL.
The Ravens and Panthers are also expected to be big players in the draft. The Ravens have the No. 14 pick and could use it to bring in offensive help for Lamar Jackson. The Panthers, who have the No. 9 pick, are looking for a franchise quarterback and are considering Kentucky's Will Levis.
The Cowboys, who hold the No. 26 pick, are expected to take Texas running back Bijan Robinson. The Browns, at No. 19, are hoping to improve their defense and are looking to get back to the form Deshaun Watson showed in the few games he played this past season.
The 2023 NFL Draft is sure to bring plenty of surprises and the teams have their eyes set on the next crop of professional players. We'll have to wait and see which players will have the chance to fulfill their childhood dreams.
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