NFL | Apr 21, 2023

2023 NFL Draft: Everything you need to know

By Harry Bazley

2023 N Fl Draft

The 2023 NFL draft is fast approaching, with all eyes on the next generation of talent set to enter the league. If you're wondering about the draft order, the best available prospects, where to find the most recent mock drafts, or how to watch the NFL draft, you've come to the right place...

When and where is the 2023 NFL draft?

The 2023 draft will be hosted in the home of 2023 Super Bowl Champions, in downtown Kansas City, Missouri. The venue for the event will be Union Station and the National WWI Museum and Memorial, situated around 10 miles away from Arrowhead Stadium, which is the home of the Chiefs.

The draft will commence on April 27 with Round 1. Rounds 2 and 3 will follow on Friday, April 28, with the event concluding the next day, April 29, with Rounds 4-7.

Full Schedule:

  • Round 1: Thursday, April 27, at 8 p.m. ET

  • Rounds 2-3: Friday, April 28, at 7 p.m. ET.

  • Finally, Rounds 4-7: Saturday, April 29, at noon ET.

How to watch the 2023 NFL Draft

Viewers can tune in to ESPN, ABC, ESPN App, ESPN Radio, ESPN Deportes, and NFL Network to catch the action.

But if you want the full NFL Draft experience, fans can attend the event in Kansas City for free all three days. All you need to do is download the OnePass app for more information as the draft approaches.

If you do choose to head to Kansas City, MO, there'll be plenty of things to do within the football theme park that has been built for the event, which will include a variety of areas to play games and enjoy the show with the 300,000 NFL fans expected to attend.

Who are the top prospects in the 2023 Draft?

Unlike last year, many teams are looking for new QBs to take the reins in a struggling offense. Lucky for them, three of the top-rated prospects are talented quarterbacks expected to set the league on fire.

Top 10 prospects:

  1. Bryce Young, QB, Alabama
  2. Bijan Robinson, RB, Texas
  3. C.J. Stroud, QB, Ohio State
  4. Will Anderson Jr., OLB, Alabama
  5. Jalen Carter, DT, Georgia
  6. Tyree Wilson, DE, Texas Tech
  7. Devon Witherspoon, CB, Illinois
  8. Christian Gonzalez, CB, Oregon
  9. Peter Skoronski, OT, Northwestern
  10. Anthony Richardson, QB, Florida

Which teams don’t have a first-round pick in the 2023 NFL Draft?

The 2023 NFL draft will see five teams without a first-round pick: the Cleveland Browns, Los Angeles Rams, Denver Broncos, Miami Dolphins, and San Francisco 49ers.

  • The Broncos traded their first-round pick to acquire head coach Sean Payton from the Saints.

  • The Rams are also without a first-round pick for the second year in a row due to the Matthew Stafford trade, with the Detroit Lions receiving a higher pick at No. 6 this time.

  • The Browns' first-round pick belongs to the Texans via the DeShaun Watson trade, and Houston will make the selection at No. 12.

  • The 49ers traded away their 2022 and 2023 first-round picks to the Dolphins to move up to No. 3 overall in the 2021 draft, but Miami redirected those picks to acquire Tyreek and Bradley Chubb.

  • The Dolphins lost their 2023 first-round pick and 2024 third-rounder due to tampering with Tom Brady and Sean Payton.

Full 2023 Draft Round 1 Order

  1. Carolina Panthers (via the Chicago Bears)

  2. Houston Texans

  3. Arizona Cardinals

  4. Indianapolis Colts

  5. Seattle Seahawks (via the Denver Broncos)

  6. Detroit Lions (via the Los Angeles Rams)

  7. Las Vegas Raiders

  8. Atlanta Falcons

  9. Chicago Bears (via the Carolina Panthers)

  10. Philadelphia Eagles (via the New Orleans Saints)

  11. Tennessee Titans

  12. Houston Texans (via the Cleveland Browns)

  13. Green Bay Packers (via the New York Jets)

  14. New England Patriots

  15. New York Jets (via the Green Bay Packers)

  16. Washington Commanders

  17. Pittsburgh Steelers

  18. Detroit Lions

  19. Tampa Bay Buccaneers

  20. Seattle Seahawks

  21. Los Angeles Chargers

  22. Baltimore Ravens

  23. Minnesota Vikings

  24. Jacksonville Jaguars

  25. New York Giants

  26. Dallas Cowboys

  27. Buffalo Bills

  28. Cincinnati Bengals

  29. New Orleans Saints (via San Francisco 49ers, by way of Denver Broncos and Miami Dolphins)

  30. Philadelphia Eagles

  31. Kansas City Chiefs

Check out our predictions for next week, in our 2023 NFL Round 1 Mock Draft.

So, there you have it! Tune in at 8pm on Thursday 27th of April to watch the full first round of the 2023 NFL Draft.

If you think we got our Mock Draft wrong, or just want to let us know your prediction, be sure to let us know on Twitter.