2023 NFL Draft: Schedule and 1st Round Results

NFL Draft, April 27-29

It’s only fitting that the NFL Draft commences during Spring as teams look for a fresh new start. The 2023 NFL Draft has a little more life than last year’s draft. The reason? Last April, just one quarterback was picked in the first 73 picks of the draft. 

This year, there’s a world where the first three picks could be quarterbacks. But the fact remains, there doesn’t seem to be a bonafide star like Trevor Lawrence, Joe Burrow or even Sauce Gardner. Questions remain around Alabama’s Bryce Young and his size. Is Anthony Richardson the real deal with his massive potential? CJ Stroud and Will Levis have shown they have the tools to succeed, and even Tennessee’s Henden Hooker feels overlooked due to his knee injury. All this to say; teams have plenty of options when it comes to the NFL’s most important position. Sprinkle in the fact that Aaron Rodgers has been traded to the Jets, could Green Bay be in for a QB? And what about Lamar Jackson, who stated he wanted to move on from the Baltimore Ravens? With so much uncertainty, this year’s draft could actually be chock-full of drama. Let’s take a look at the top storylines and how to watch the 2023 NFL Draft with DISH. 


What is the 2023 NFL Draft TV Schedule? 

  • Thursday, April 27: Round 1 – 8pm ET on ESPN, ABC, and NFL Network
  • Friday, April 28: Rounds 2-3 – 7pm ET on ESPN, ABC, and NFL Network
  • Saturday, April 29: Rounds 4-7 – 12pm ET on ESPN and NFL Network


Where is the 2023 NFL Draft?

The 2023 NFL Draft will take place in Kansas City, Missouri. The league will take over the downtown area surrounding Union Station Kansas City. 


What’s going to happen with the Top 3 picks of the NFL Draft?

There seems to be a consensus that Alabama quarterback Bryce Young will be taken number one overall by the Carolina Panthers. Then you have the Houston Texans at number two, which at the time of writing this, seems to point to Ohio State QB CJ Stroud. But the wrinkle here is the Texans also hold the 12th pick. Is it a sure thing that they take a swing at QB at two? Or could they maybe take a pass rusher, and hope they can snag their signal caller at 12? Heck, maybe even the Texans take a QB at two but it’s not Stroud? With the Arizona Cardinals picking third, it adds more possibilities. They don’t need a QB as Kyler Murray runs the show in the desert. Will they stand pat, and possibly get the best non QB in the draft? Or they could dangle the third pick to a bevy of teams who might want to jump up to get their guy? It seems after Young goes number 1, the draft really begins.  


Who will rise and fall in the NFL Draft: 

It happens every year. The prognosticators slip up and a player that was thought to be a hot commodity, falls down the draft order. This year, there is no telling who it could be. Uber talented Florida quarterback Anthony Richardson is a candidate that could go both directions on Thursday. One could argue Will Levis will fall in the draft, not because of his play, but because of his habit of putting mayo in coffee, eating bananas with the peel and being deathly afraid of milk. Jokes aside, there really is no telling where these players could end up. If Tennesse’s Henden Hooker didn’t sustain a serious knee injury, would be be a top 5 pick? Looking at non QB’s the two names to keep an eye on are Jalen Carter and Bijan Robinson. The 6’3 315 pound lineman has found off field trouble after being involved in a car accident that could see him fall. On the flipside Longhorns runningback Bijan Robinson is one of the more ‘sure fire’ picks in the draft, but it’s at a position that has lost its ‘value’. The question is, how high will Robinson go? 


Who does not have a first round pick: 

Five teams do not have a first round pick in the 2023 NFL Draft: Denver Broncos, Los Angeles Rams, Cleveland Browns, San Francisco 49ers, and Miami Dolphins, who lost their first round pick following a league investigation into tampering.


Update: 2023 NFL Draft Results: First Round Picks

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

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

3. Houston Texans (via trade)
Will Anderson Jr., edge, Alabama

4. Indianapolis Colts
Anthony Richardson, QB, Florida

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

6. Arizona Cardinals (via trade)
Paris Johnson Jr., OT, Ohio State

7. Las Vegas Raiders
Tyree Wilson, edge, Texas Tech

8. Atlanta Falcons
Bijan Robinson, RB, Texas

9. Philadelphia Eagles (via trade)
Jalen Carter, DT, Georgia

10. Chicago Bears (via trade)
Darnell Wright, OT, Tennessee

11. Tennessee Titans
Peter Skoronski, OT, Northwestern

12. Detroit Lions (via trade)
Jahmyr Gibbs, RB, Alabama

13. Green Bay Packers (via trade)
Lukas Van Ness, edge, Iowa

14. Pittsburgh Steelers (via trade)
Broderick Jones, OT, Georgia

15. New York Jets (via trade)
Will McDonald IV, edge, Iowa State

16. Washington Commanders
Emmanuel Forbes, CB, Mississippi State

17. New England Patriots (via trade)
Christian Gonzalez, CB, Oregon

18. Detroit Lions
Jack Campbell, LB, Iowa

19. Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Calijah Kancey, DT, Pitt

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

21. Los Angeles Chargers
Quentin Johnston, WR, Texas Christian

22. Baltimore Ravens
Zay Flowers, WR, Boston College

23. Minnesota Vikings
Jordan Addison, WR, Southern California

24. New York Giants (via trade)
Deonte Banks, CB, Maryland

25. Buffalo Bills (via trade)
Dalton Kincaid, TE, Utah

26. Dallas Cowboys
Mazi Smith, DT, Michigan

27. Jacksonville Jaguars (via trade)
Anton Harrison, OT, Oklahoma

28. Cincinnati Bengals
Myles Murphy, edge, Clemson

29. New Orleans Saints (via trade)
Bryan Bresee, DT, Clemson

30. Philadelphia Eagles
Nolan Smith, edge, Georgia

31. Kansas City Chiefs
Felix Anudike-Uzomah, edge, Kansas State