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2023 NFL consensus mock draft 2.0: How the internet is projecting the first round after free agency

NFL free agency might have changed a few things in the first round of the upcoming 2023 draft, and mocks have reflected that.

So it’s time once again to round up the experts around the internet: Who are they picking where at the moment?

In case you don’t know the drill: We take a bunch of mocks — specifically, our latest mock draft from Christian D’Andrea, Draft Wire, ESPN’s Todd McShay, Fox Sports, Pro Football Focus and CBS. Then, we look at the picks each made and average out each player’s positions and match them to each of the first 31 picks (the Dolphins forfeited their pick). Anyone left out of a first-round mock was assigned the 32rd pick.

Be sure to check out D’Andrea’s latest mock draft as well as the current up-to-date official draft order. You can also compare to our last consensus mock draft. Note that some of these picks may have quirky matches to the team given that trades are made in some mocks.

Carolina Panthers: QB C.J. Stroud, Ohio State

(Photo by Gaelen Morse/Getty Images)

Average: 1.5

Houston Texans: QB Bryce Young, Alabama

(Photo by Sean Gardner/Getty Images)

Average: 2.167

Arizona Cardinals: DE Will Anderson, Alabama

Gary Cosby Jr.-USA TODAY Sports

Average: 4.167

Indianapolis Colts: QB Anthony Richardson, Florida

(AP Photo/Phelan M. Ebenhack)

Average: 4.167

Seattle Seahawks: QB Will Levis, Kentucky

Syndication The Courier Journal

Average: 5.0

Detroit Lions: CB Christian Gonzalez, Oregon

(Photo by Todd Kirkland/Getty Images)

Average: 7.167

Las Vegas Raiders: DE Tyree Wilson, Texas Tech

Rob Kinnan-USA TODAY Sports

Average: 7.67

Atlanta Falcons: DL Jalen Carter, Georgia

(Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

Average: 8.83

Chicago Bears: OT Paris Johnson Jr., Ohio State

Kyle Robertson-USA TODAY Sports

Average: 11.167

Philadelphia Eagles: OT Peter Skoronski, Northwestern

Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

Average: 11.5

Tennessee Titans: CB Devon Witherspoon, Illinois

Jeff Hanisch-USA TODAY Sports

Average: 13.5

Houston Texans: CB Joey Porter Jr., Penn State

Trevor Ruszkowski-USA TODAY Sports

Average: 15.167

New York Jets: OT Broderick Jones, Georgia

Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

Average: 15.167

New England Patriots: LB Nolan Smith, Georgia

Denny Medley-USA TODAY Sports

Average: 15.5

Green Bay Packers: RB Bijan Robinson, Texas

(Photo by Josh Hedges/Getty Images)

Average: 18.5

Washington Commanders: WR Jaxon Smith-Njigba, Ohio State

(Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)

Average: 18.67

Pittsburgh Steelers: DE Myles Murphy, Clemson

(AP Photo/Jacob Kupferman)

Average: 19.5

Detroit Lions: WR Quentin Johnston, TCU

(AP Photo/Stephen Spillman)

Average: 19.83

Tampa Bay Buccaneers: CB Deonte Banks, Maryland

Jeff Hanisch-USA TODAY Sports

Average: 20.0

Seattle Seahawks: DE Lukas Van Ness, Iowa

Jeffrey Becker-USA TODAY Sports

Average: 20.0

Los Angeles Chargers: S Brian Branch, Alabama

Gary Cosby Jr.-USA TODAY Sports

Average: 21.83

Baltimore Ravens: TE Dalton Kincaid, Utah

Troy Wayrynen-USA TODAY Sports

Average: 23.5

Minnesota Vikings: OT Darnell Wright, Tennessee

(AP Photo/Darron Cummings)

Average: 23.83

Jacksonville Jaguars: DT Calijah Kancey, Pittsburgh

Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports

Average: 24.33

New York Giants: WR Jordan Addison, USC

Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports

Average: 24.83

Dallas Cowboys: DT Bryan Bresee, Clemson

(AP Photo/Phil Sears)

Average: 25.33

Buffalo Bills: CB Emmanuel Forbes, Mississippi State

Matt Bush-USA TODAY Sports

Average: 26.83

Cincinnati Bengals: TE Michael Mayer, Notre Dame

Michael Caterina/South Bend Tribune-USA TODAY Sports

Average: 27.33

New Orleans Saints: OT Anton Harrison, Oklahoma

Kevin Jairaj-USA TODAY Sports

Average: 27.33

Philadelphia Eagles: OT Dawand Jones, Ohio State

Vasha Hunt-USA TODAY Sports

Average: 28.167

Kansas City Chiefs: WR Zay Flowers, Boston College

Winslow Townson-USA TODAY Sports

Average: 28.167

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