NFL Draft Tracker 2023

Author: Gaming Society StaffPublished: 04/27/23
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It's here! Welcome to the 2023 NFL Draft. Stay here for live updates on where all of your college favorites are drafted.

2023 NFL Draft details

Where is it? The draft takes place at Union Station in Kansas City, Missouri.

When: Thursday, April 27 through Saturday, April 29. Round 1 takes place on Thursday, Rounds 2 and 3 are on Friday, and Rounds 4-7 take place Saturday.

How to watch: The draft will be broadcast on ESPN, ABC and NFL Network. You can live stream the NFL Draft on all of their respective platforms, linked above!

Format: The NFL Draft is seven rounds, with the draft order determined by the reverse order of how teams finish in the previous season. Essentially, the previous season's "bad" teams get to pick earlier, helping to promote parity in the league.

Each round has 32 picks... with the exception of this year's (and next year's) first round. More on that in a minute, though!

How long do teams have to make each pick?

Round 1: 10 minutes

Round 2: 7 minutes

Rounds 3-6: 5 minutes

Round 7: 4 minutes

2023 First round draft order

  1. Carolina Panthers (via Bears) — Bryce Young, QB, Alabama

  2. Houston Texans — C.J. Stroud, QB, Ohio State

  3. Houston Texans via Arizona Cardinals — Will Anderson, OLB, Alabama

    Trade details: Cardinals receive picks No. 12 & 33, plus a 2024 first-round and third-round pick, Texans receive picks No. 3 & 105

  4. Indianapolis Colts — Anthony Richardson, QB, Florida

  5. Seattle Seahawks (via Broncos) — Devon Witherspoon, CB, Illinois

  6. Arizona Cardinals via Detroit Lions (via Rams) — Paris Johnson, OT, Ohio State
    Trade details: Lions receive picks No. 12, 34 & 168, Cardinals receive picks No. 6 & 81

  7. Las Vegas Raiders — Tyree Wilson, EDGE, Texas Tech

  8. Atlanta Falcons — Bijon Johnson, RB, Texas

  9. Philadelphia Eagles via Chicago Bears (via Panthers) — Jalen Carter, DT, Georgia
    Trade details: Eagles receive pick No. 9, Bears receive picks No. 10 & a 2024 fourth-round pick

  10. Chicago Bears via Philadelphia Eagles (via Saints) — Darnell Wright, OT, Tennessee

  11. Tennessee Titans — Peter Skoronski, OL, Northwestern

  12. Detroit Lions via Arizona Cardinals via Houston Texans (via Browns) — Jahmyr Gibbs, RB, Alabama

  13. Green Bay Packers — Lukas Van Ness, DE, Iowa

  14. Pittsburgh Steelers via New England — Broderick Jones, OT, Georgia
    Trade details to come: Patriots receive pick No. 17 & a fourth-round pick, Steelers receive pick No. 14

  15. New York Jets — Will McDonald IV, DE, Iowa State

  16. Washington Commanders — Emmanuel Forbes, CB, Mississippi State

  17. New England Patriots via Pittsburgh Steelers — Christian Gonzalez, CB, Oregon

  18. Detroit Lions — Jack Campbell, LB, Iowa

  19. Tampa Bay Bucs — Calijah Kancey, DT, Pittsburgh

  20. Seattle Seahawks — Jaxon Smith-Njigba, WR, Ohio State

  21. LA Chargers — Quentin Johnston, WR, TCU

  22. Baltimore Ravens — Zay Flowers, WR, Boston College

  23. Minnesota Vikings — Jordan Addison, WR, USC

  24. New York Giants via Jacksonville Jaguars — Deonte Banks, CB, Maryland

  25. Buffalo Bills via Jacksonville Jaguars via New York Giants — Dalton Kincaid, TE, Utah Trade details: Bills receive pick No. 25, Jaguars receive picks No. 27 & 130

  26. Dallas Cowboys — Mazi Smith, DT, Michigan

  27. Jacksonville Jaguars via Buffalo Bills — Anton Harrison, OT, Oklahoma

  28. Cincinnati Bengals — Myles Murphy, DE, Clemosn

  29. New Orleans Saints (via 49ers) — Bryan Bresee, DT, Clemson

  30. Philadelphia Eagles — Nolan Smith, EDGE, Georgia

  31. Kansas City Chiefs — Felix Anudike-Uzomah, EDGE, Kansas State

Why are there only 31 picks in the first round?

The Miami Dolphins made a whoopsie! The NFL announced that the team would lose their 2023 and 2024 first-round picks after an investigation that revealed "violations of NFL policies relating to the integrity of the game."

In short, the team engaged in conversations with QB legend Tom Brady while he was still under contract with the Patriots, then again when he was under contract with the Bucs, and then they engaged in conversations with HC Sean Payton while he was under contract with the Saints.

That, my friends, is called "illegal tampering". You can't engage in discussions with a player or coach under contract with another team (without said team's permission).

Which players are going to the draft?

Here's a look at the list of 17 players attending the 2023 NFL Draft, broken down by position.

Quarterbacks: Bryce Young (Alabama), C.J. Stroud (Ohio State), Anthony Richardson (Florida), Will Levis (Kentucky)

Running backs: Bijan Robinson (Texas)

Wide receivers: Jaxon Smith-Njigba (Ohio State), Zay Flowers (Boston College), Jordan Addison (USC)

Offensive line: Paris Johnson Jr. (Ohio State)

Defensive line: Jalen Carter (Georgia), Will Anderson Jr. (Alabama), Tyree Wilson (Texas Tech), Keion White (Georgia Tech)

Defensive backs: Joey Porter Jr. (Penn State), Christian Gonzalez (Oregon), Devon Witherspoon (Illinois), Brian Branch (Alabama)