2023 NFL mock draft: Colts trade up to No. 1 for QB, Bears land defensive stud at 4

The NFL divisional playoffs are in the books, which means we’re closer to finalizing the order in the 2023 NFL draft. Now, picks 1-27 are set following last weekend’s games.

With the Bears having the No. 1 overall pick, they essentially control the draft. Considering Chicago has their franchise quarterback in Justin Fields, general manager Ryan Poles is expected to trade back from first overall — and he’ll have no shortage of suitors.

Still, there’s bound to be plenty of shakeup in the first round of the draft across the league, especially as a handful of teams will be looking to land a franchise quarterback.

Following the divisional round of the playoffs, here is my projection of how the entire first round will play out:

NOTE: The Miami Dolphins forfeited their first-round pick, which is reflected in these first-round projections.

Picks 1-27 are set while 28-31 are based on current seeding.

Indianapolis Colts | QB Bryce Young, Alabama (Mock TRADE with CHI)

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Houston Texans | QB C.J. Stroud, Ohio State

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Arizona Cardinals | EDGE Will Anderson Jr., Alabama

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Chicago Bears | DT Jalen Carter, Georgia (Mock TRADE with IND)

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Seattle Seahawks (via DEN) | EDGE Tyree Wilson, Texas Tech

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Detroit Lions (via LAR) | CB Devon Witherspoon, Illinois

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Las Vegas Raiders | QB Will Levis, Kentucky

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Atlanta Falcons | EDGE Myles Murphy, Clemson

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Carolina Panthers | QB Anthony Richardson, Florida

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Philadelphia Eagles (via NO) | DT Bryan Bresee, Clemson

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Tennessee Titans | OT Peter Skoronski, Northwestern

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Houston Texans (via CLE) | WR Quentin Johnston, TCU

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New York Jets | OT Paris Johnson Jr., Ohio State

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New England Patriots | WR Jordan Addison, USC

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Green Bay Packers | S Brian Branch, Alabama

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Washington Commanders | CB Joey Porter Jr., Penn State

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Pittsburgh Steelers | CB Christian Gonzalez, Oregon

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Detroit Lions | LB Trenton Simpson, Clemson

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Tampa Bay Buccaneers | OT Broderick Jones, Georgia

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Seattle Seahawks | DT Siaki Ika, Baylor

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Los Angeles Chargers | G O'Cyrus Torrence, Florida

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Baltimore Ravens | WR Jaxon Smith-Njigba, Ohio State

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Minnesota Vikings | CB Cam Smith, South Carolina

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Jacksonville Jaguars | TE Michael Mayer, Notre Dame

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New York Giants | WR Zay Flowers, Boston College

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Dallas Cowboys | EDGE Lukas Van Ness, Iowa

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Buffalo Bills | G Andrew Vorhees, USC

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Cincinnati Bengals | TE Darnell Washington, Georgia

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Denver Broncos (via SF) | EDGE Nolan Smith, Georgia

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Kansas City Chiefs | S Antonio Johnson, Texas A&M

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Philadelphia Eagles | RB Bijan Robinson, Texas

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