The 2022 NFL regular season is 11 weeks old and we are about to enter the 12th week of the 2022 NFL regular season. It is never too early to be talking about the 2023 NFL Draft because a lot of teams are preparing for that potential scenario.
If the season ended today, who would be drafting where in the Top 10 of the 2023 NFL Draft?
1. Houston Texans (1-8-1 )- C.J. Stroud, QB, Ohio State
The Houston Texans can very well land the number one pick in the 2023 NFL Draft. Houston has Davis Mills at quarterback, but Stroud would be the perfect long-term guy for the future. The Texans have a lot of holes to fill.
2. Carolina Panthers (3-8)- Bryce Young, QB, Alabama
The Carolina Panthers will be in a massive rebuild and they need a quarterback in the worst way. The new head coach will want his own rookie quarterback to build around. Bryce Young fits the bill here since P.J. Walker, Baker Mayfield, or Sam Darnold are not meant for the long-term here.
3. Chicago Bears (3-8)- Will Anderson, EDGE, Alabama
The Chicago Bears need offensive line and wide receiver help for quarterback Justin Fields, but it is a massive reach for both positions third overall. Chicago goes with the best player available here to fix the defense with edge rusher Will Anderson. He is the best non-quarterback position player available in the 2023 NFL Draft and replaces Roquan Smith.
4. Las Vegas Raiders (3-7) - Will Levis, QB, Kentucky
The Las Vegas Raiders take the first massive reach of the 2023 NFL Draft with selecting quarterback Will Levis in this spot. Head coach Josh McDaniels is safe, but it appears they want to move off of quarterback Derek Carr at the end of the season. Levis has struggled this season but has the upside to success in the NFL.
5. Seattle Seahawks (From Denver Broncos 3-7)- Jalen Carter, DT, Georgia
The Seattle Seahawks get this fifth overall selection from the Denver Broncos trade that sent quarterback Russell Wilson to Denver. Seattle gets to bulk up on the defensive line with the Jalen Carter selection. He is the best nose tackle in the 2023 NFL Draft.
6. Detroit Lions (From Los Angeles Rams 3-7)- Joey Porter Jr., CB, Penn State
The Detroit Lions get the sixth-overall pick from the Los Angeles Rams because of the quarterback Matthew Stafford trade. Detroit has one of the worst-ranked defenses in the entire league and need help on the back end. Joey Porter Jr. is the son of former NFL player Joey Porter and he would be perfect on the opposite side of Jeffrey Okudah.
7. Houston Texans (From Cleveland Browns 3-7)- Myles Murphy, DL, Clemson
The Houston Texans second pick in the Top 10 comes from the Cleveland Browns quarterback Deshaun Watson trade. Houston needs a ton of help in trying to stop the run and defensive lineman Myles Murphy fits the bill here for this category. Murphy has helped Clemson become one of the better defenses in the nation this season.
8. Pittsburgh Steelers (3-7)- Peter Skoronski, OT, Northwestern
The Pittsburgh Steelers are going to need to be in the midst of a rebuild. Pittsburgh has offensive talent at the skills position, but they need massive help on the offensive line to keep quarterback Kenny Pickett upright. Peter Skoronski is a nice start here and fits the bill for the Steelers' needs desperately.
9. Jacksonville Jaguars (3-7)- Kelee Ringo, CB, Georgia
The Jacksonville Jaguars appear to be growing and heading in the right direction with head coach Doug Pederson. Jacksonville needs some help on the backend. Kelee Ringo is most likely the best cornerback in the 2023 NFL Draft class.
10. Philadelphia Eagles (From New Orleans Saints 4-7)- Tyree Wilson, EDGE, Texas Tech
The Philadelphia Eagles get this pick via a trade from the New Orleans Saints. It appears as if Philadelphia doesn't have many holes on its roster. Tyree Wilson would be a good fit for the Eagles' defense.