1.n.Done Mock Draft 1.0: Offensive Explosion Set To Unfold At Top Of 2023 NFL Draft

The 2023 NFL Draft is right around the corner and the first round is shaping up to be a offensive shootout with several teams in the market for young talent at the quarterback position. After trading away their 2022 first round pick, the Bears have decided to part with their 2023 installment to the Panthers. Both teams went bowling last season, but the Panthers believed that they had identified their future signal-caller in the opportunistic Matt Corral... and then he tore his ACL. With an iron-clad tie to the division rival Commanders, the Bears opt to select Caleb Williams. The former Trojan thrived in Lincoln Riley's offense, showcasing his dynamic ability and lightning fast release. Jaylen Daniels balled out in his lone season at LSU but many scouts believe that he is more poised for success in the NFL than his predecessor. The Commanders are happy to select him as their future franchise quarterback. The Patriots have been relatively quiet this off-season, opting to stick with Mac Jones as their starter. Last year, the Patriots traded up to select North Carolina quarterback Sam Howell, but this year they opt to stay put and select his predecessor, Drake Maye. The Cardinals select Marvin Harrison Jr., adding much-needed depth to their receiving corps. Harrison's father held the record for most receptions in a season by a rookie, with the current record holder, Ja'Marr Chase, on the same team. The Chargers have been rumored to be looking for a trade down, but with the Vikings offering such value, they opt to stay put and select tackle Taliese Fuaga. The Broncos are also looking for a quarterback and Bo Nix gives them a viable option to compete for the starting job. The Raiders are another team that has been linked to a trade down, but with the quarterback position still in dire need, they select Michael Penix Jr. The Saints and Colts select offensive and defensive players respectively, with the Saints picking Olumuyiwa Fashanu and Quinyon Mitchell. The Colts have one of the youngest secondaries in the league and add Mitchell, who is considered the top corner in the draft. The Seahawks select Byron Murphy II, who many believe to be one of the best defensive tackles in the draft, rounding out the top 10. The Jaguars' need at cornerback is evident, and they select Terrion Arnold from Alabama. The Bengals also need offensive line help and Nate Wiggins provides an immediate impact. After trading away their 2023 first rounder, the Rams surprisingly find themselves back in the first round, selecting Jer'Zhan Newton. The Steelers need to upgrade their offensive line and select Troy Fautanu. The Dolphins edge rusher Jared Verse is selected by the Bills, who traded away their first round pick to the Eagles. The Chargers then select Adonai Mitchell, who many scouts believe to be one of the best receiver prospects in the draft. The Cowboys select Jackson Powers-Johnson, who is considered one of the best, if not the best, center in the draft. The Packers grab Amarius Mims, who can provide immediate protection for Aaron Rodgers. The Buccaneers select Graham Barton, who has position flexibility but projects as a center. The Cardinals select Laiatu Latu, who is considered a value pick, rounding out the first round. The Eagles trade their first round pick to the Bills and select JC Latham. The Lions select Cooper DeJean, while the Ravens pick Tyler Guyton. The 49ers select Chop Robinson and the Chiefs select Ladd McConkey, rounding out the first round of the draft.

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