This is a look at the first-round order for the 2023 NFL Draft as of Week 13 of the 2022 NFL season, as well as each team’s top three needs. The ranking is determined by record, with schedule strength serving as the first tiebreaker. Keep in mind that in the order below, teams that would make the playoffs if the season ended today are denoted as PL (short for playoffs). The results of postseason play decide the selection order for playoff clubs.
The arrows represent movement since last week’s order.
NOTE: Following an investigation into whether the Miami Dolphins violated league standards pertaining to game integrity, the NFL stated in August that the team would forfeit its 2023 first-round pick and 2024 third-round pick.
pick 1 Houston Texans
Houston Texans 1-9-1 Strength of schedule:512
The most pressing needs are for a quarterback, a wide receiver, and a defensive tackle.
Week 13 opponent: versus. Cleveland Browns
EE: There’s a good chance the Texans will get the top selection in Round 1 and will be able to select their future quarterback. and With the second (through Cleveland), Houston may attack any number of areas to help their quarterbacks, such as a speed receiver or additional offensive line help.
Pick 2 Chicago Bears 3-9.544
Edge, DL, and OL are the most pressing requirements.
Week 13 opponent: Green Bay Packers
DP: As far as the draught is concerned, Chicago appears to be in a favourable position right now. and If a quarterback is chosen first overall, the Justin Fields-led Bears will have the option of acquiring the best non-QB available or selling the pick to the highest bidder.
Seattle Seahawks PICK 3
The Broncos’ record is 3-8. (.447)
Broncos vs. Ravens in Week 13
The Seahawks’ needs are discussed in Pick No. 16, and the Broncos’ needs are discussed in the playoff teams part of this article.
PICK 4 DELTA LIONS
ACQUIRED FROM THE LOS ANGELES RAMS
The Rams’ record is 3-8. (.516)
Week 13 opponent: Seattle Seahawks
For an examination of the Lions’ needs, see Pick No. 13, and for an analysis of the Rams’ needs, see the bottom of this page.
Pick 5 Carolina Panthers 4-8.449
The most pressing requirements are for a quarterback, a cornerback, and a defensive lineman.
Week 13’s opponent is: Bye
DP: This has been a difficult week for Panthers fans who want to have the best possible draught pick to spend on a quarterback next year. As a convincing win over the Broncos knocked Carolina out of second place, and the team now has only one game remaining against a team that is currently above.500.