Updated 2023 NFL Draft order: Texans chased by Raiders, Bears and others for No. 1 pick

updated 2023 nfl draft order: texans chased by raiders, bears

Everything is bigger in Texas. Especially the losses at this time of year.

No one confused the Texans with a playoff contender entering the 2022 season, but it was also difficult to imagine a world where they would be any worse than their 4-13 record in 2021.

But the Texans are entering the second half of their season looking about as rudderless as they did in 2022. With serious questions about their quarterback, the losses could bode well for their hopes for a top passer in the 2023 NFL draft.

Should Houston finish in first place, they have options for the passer of the future. Whether that’s Bryce Young from Alabama, CJ Stroud from Ohio State or Will Levis from Kentucky remains to be seen.

It’s not just quarterbacks that teams are betting on. Alabama’s Will Anderson is a safe bet to be picked as the top player, and if not, at least in the top three. Clemson’s Myles Murphy, Alabama’s Jordan Battle and Oregon’s Noah Sewell are all headlines in a potentially defense-heavy first round.

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With a few weeks until Thanksgiving, teams can be thankful for those losses, though it’s a bitter pill.

This is what the current draft order looks like:

NFL draft order 2023

Here is the draft order after all Week 10 games have been played:

1Houston Texans1-7-1
2Las Vegas robbers2-7
3Carolina Panther3-7
4Philadelphia Eagles (from NE)3-7
5Jacksonville Jaguars3-7
6Chicago Bears3-7
7Seattle Seahawks (by DEN)3-6
8thDetroit Lions (by LAR)3-6
9Houston Texans (by CLE)3-6
10Pittsburgh Steelers3-6
11Detroit Lions3-6
12Atlanta Falcons4-6
13Arizona Cardinals4-6
14Green Bay packers4-6
fifteenIndianapolis Colts4-5-1
16Washington commanders5-5
17Chargers from Los Angeles5-4
18Cincinnati Bengal5-4
19Tampa Bay Buccaneers5-5
20Denver Broncos (from SF via MIA)5-4
21New England Patriots5-4
22Seattle Seahawks6-4
23New York Jets6-3
24buffalo bills6-3
25Baltimore Ravens6-3
26Tennessee Titans6-3
27Dallas Cowboys6-3
28New York Giants7-2
29Minnesota Vikings8-1
30Kansas City bosses7-2
31Philly Eagles8-1


— The Eagles are holding the Saints’ first-round pick as part of a pick swap with New Orleans during the 2022 NFL draft.

– The Texans hold Cleveland’s first-round pick as part of the Deshaun Watson trade that sent the passer to the Browns.

– The Seahawks have Denver’s first-round pick as compensation for trading Russell Wilson.

– The Lions have the Rams’ pick for the first round due to Matthew Stafford’s trade.

– The Broncos traded pass rusher Bradley Chubb to the Dolphins for a first-round pick before the 2022 NFL trade deadline. This pick was formerly owned by San Francisco, who traded them to Miami in 2021 as part of the Trey Lance package.

– The Dolphins are left without their own first-round picks after being sanctioned by the NFL for tampering violations involving Tom Brady and Sean Payton.

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Top prospects for the 2023 NFL Draft

It’s early days, but after a poor year with passers in the 2022 NFL Draft, there could be three first-round prospects next April.

Alabama’s Bryce Young, Ohio State’s CJ Stroud and Kentucky’s Will Levis will all be fighting for the right to be the first quarterback off the board when the 2023 NFL Draft comes around. Analysts and scouts are currently pinning the fight between Young and Stroud, with Levis a distant third.

If a quarterback isn’t the first player off the board then it definitely will be Crimson Tide pass rusher Will Anderson. Anderson is a dynamic edge who can disrupt play from day one in the NFL.

Dave Gallo

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