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2023 NFL mock draft: Early 1st-round forecast

When one NFL draft season ends, the next one immediately kicks off, with early projections and breakdowns that look ahead to the next crop of top college football prospects.

The 2023 NFL draft class already looks like a promising one, with a pair of talented quarterback prospects who could battle for the No. 1 overall pick, as well as a dynamic pass rusher who is likely to be the consensus top prospect.

While the NFL’s 32 teams prepare for the 2022 season with this year’s group of new rookies, here’s an early look at how the first round of next year’s draft could turn out: