2023 NFL 1st Round Mock Draft: Raiders get a gift at No. 7 overall
Without Lamar Jackson, it was going to be very hard to beat the Cincinnati Bengals, but the Baltimore Ravens played them as well as possible in the Wild Card round. Going into next season, they have to get a new contract for Jackson, and at pick No. 23, they get him the best running back in this draft class in Bijan Robinson from Texas.
Nobody really believed the Minnesota Vikings were as good as their record, and in the playoffs, the New York Giants offense absolutely shredded them. With their first-round pick in 2023, they have to stay focused on the defense, and in Texas Tech star Tyree Wilson, they get one of the better edge rushers in this year’s class.
Things are certainly looking up in Jacksonville, as Doug Pederson erased any memory of the Urban Meyer nightmare from the previous season. Pederson led the Jaguars to the Divisional Round and picking this late in round one, they get an outstanding cornerback in Cam Smith to continue their growth on that side of the ball.