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2023 NFL Draft: Updated Draft Order, Team Needs After Wild Card Weekend

Aug 5, 2022; Canton, OH, USA; The 2022 NFL Draft cards of first-round picks Travon Walker (Jacksonville Jaguars), Aidan Hutchinson (Detroit Lions), Derek Stingley (Texans) and Ahmad Gardner (Jets) on display at the Pro Football Hall of Fame. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

Following Super Wild Card Weekend, picks 1-23 of the 2023 NFL Draft are completely set. Picks 24-31 will be dependent on what happens in the divisional round of the NFL playoffs. There are only 31 selections in the first round of the 2023 NFL Draft because the Miami Dolphins forfeited their first-round pick.

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Draft Order

1. Chicago Bears (3-14)

Team Needs: OT, Edge, WR, DL

Draft Capital: 1st, 2nd (from Ravens), 3rd, 4th, 4th (from Eagles), 5th, 7th

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2. Houston Texans (3-13-1)

Team Needs: QB, WR, Edge, OT

Draft Capital: 1st, 1st (from Browns), 2nd, 3rd, 3rd (from Browns), 4th, 5th, 6th (from Saints), 6th (from Giants), 6th (from Vikings), 6th (from 49ers), 7th (from Seahawks)

3. Arizona Cardinals (4-13) 

Team Needs: Edge, DL, CB, iOL

Draft Capital: 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 3rd (comp.), 4th, 5th, 5th (comp.) 6th, 6th (comp.)

4. Indianapolis Colts (4-12-1) 

Team Needs: QB, TE, CB, SAF

Draft Capital: 1st, 2nd, 3rd (from Commanders), 4th, 5th, 7th, 7th (from Bucs)

5. Seattle Seahawks (from Broncos, 5-12) 

Team Needs: WR, Edge, SAF, QB

Draft Capital: 1st (from Broncos), 1st, 2nd (from Broncos), 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th (from Steelers), 5th, 6th

6. Detroit Lions (from Rams, 5-12) 

Team Needs: WR, TE, CB, Edge

Draft Capital: 1st (from Rams), 1st, 2nd, 2nd (from Vikings), 3rd, 5th, 6th, 6th (from Broncos)

7. Las Vegas Raiders (6-11) 

Team Needs: QB, OL, DT, CB

Draft Capital: 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 5th (from Falcons), 5th (comp.), 6th (from Cowboys), 6th (comp.), 7th (from Cardinals), 7th (from Patriots)

8. Atlanta Falcons (7-10) 

Team Needs: QB, WR, iOL, DL, EDGE, LB

Draft Capital: 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 4th (from Titans), 5th (from Jaguars), 7th (from Raiders), 7th (from Bills)

9. Carolina Panthers (7-10) 

Team Needs: QB, RB, WR, TE, iOL, LB, SAF

Draft Capital: 1st, 2nd, 2nd (from 49ers), 3rd (from 49ers), 4th, 4th (from 49ers), 5th

10. Philadelphia Eagles (from Saints, 7-10)

Team Needs: Edge, SAF, CB

Draft Capital: 1st (from Saints), 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 7th (from Texans), 7th

11. Tennessee Titans (7-10)

Team Needs: WR, iOL, DL, LB

Draft Capital: 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 5th, 6th (from Falcons), 7th

12. Houston Texans (from Cleveland, 7-10) 

Team Needs: QB, WR, Edge, OT

Draft Capital: 1st, 1st (from Browns), 2nd, 3rd, 3rd (from Browns), 4th, 5th, 6th, 6th (from Saints), 6th (from 49ers), 6th (from Giants), 6th (from Vikings), 7th (from Seahawks)

13. New York Jets (7-10) 

Team Needs: iOL, OT, QB

Draft Capital: 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th (from Texans)

14. New England Patriots (8-9)

Team Needs: WR, IDL, LB, OT

Draft Capital: 1st, 2nd, 3rd (from Panthers), 3rd (comp.), 4th (from Rams), 4th, 6th (from Panthers), 6th (from Raiders), 6th, 6th (comp.), 7th

15. Green Bay Packers (8-9) 

Team Needs: SAF, iOL, Edge, CB

Draft Capital: 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 5th (comp.), 7th, 7th (from Lions), 7th (via Jaguars)

16. Washington Commanders (8-8-1) 

Team Needs: QB, OL, LB, CB

Draft Capital: 1st, 2nd, 3rd (comp.), 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 7th (comp.)

17. Pittsburgh Steelers (9-8) 

Team Needs: OT, DL, LB, CB

Draft Capital: 1st, 2nd (from Bears), 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 7th

18. Detroit Lions (9-8) 

Team Needs: DL, LB, TE, CB

Draft Capital: 1st (from Rams), 1st, 2nd, 2nd (from Vikings), 3rd, 5th, 6th, 6th (from Broncos)

19. Tampa Bay Buccaneers (8-10) 

Team Needs: QB, iOL, Edge

Draft Capital: 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 5th, 5th (comp.), 6th, 7th (from Jets), 7th (comp.)

20. Seattle Seahawks (9-9) 

Team Needs: WR, Edge, SAF, QB

Draft Capital: 1st (from Broncos), 1st, 2nd (from Broncos), 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th (from Steelers), 5th, 6th

21. Los Angeles Chargers (10-8) 

Team Needs: OT, WR, iDL, CB

Draft Capital: 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th

22. Baltimore Ravens (10-7) 

Team Needs: WR, OL, DL

Draft Capital: 1st, 3rd, 4th, 5th (from Patriots), 5th, 6th

23. Minnesota Vikings (13-4) 

Team Needs: WR, CB, DL, QB

Draft Capital: 1st, 3rd, 4th (from Detroit), 5th, 6th (comp.), 6th (comp.)

24. Jacksonville Jaguars (10-8) 

Team Needs: iOL, DL, CB, SAF

Draft Capital: 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 4th (from Bucs), 5th, 6th (from Jets), 6th (from Eagles)

25. New York Giants (9-7-1) 

Team Needs: iOL, LB, CB

Draft Capital: 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 5th (comp.), 6th (from Chiefs), 7th, 7th (from Ravens), 7th (comp.)

26. Dallas Cowboys (13-5) 

Team Needs: LB, SAF, WR

Draft Capital: 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 4th (comp.), 5th, 6th (comp.), 6th (comp.), 7th

27. Cincinnati Bengals (12-4) 

Team Needs: TE, OT, LB, CB

Draft Capital: 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th

28. Denver Broncos (from San Francisco, 13-4, via Miami) 

Team Needs: OL, DL, LB, CB

Draft Capital: 1st (from 49ers via Dolphins), 3rd, 3rd (from Colts), 4th, 5th, 7th (from Vikings)

29. Buffalo Bills (13-3) 

Team Needs: SAF, IOL, WR

Draft Capital: 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th (from Cardinals), 5th, 6th

30. Kansas City Chiefs (14-3) 

Team Needs: RB, LB, CB

Draft Capital: 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 3rd (comp.), 4th, 4th (from Dolphins), 5th, 6th (from Dolphins), 7th, 7th (comp.)

31. Philadelphia Eagles (14-3) 

Team Needs: Edge, SAF, CB

Draft Capital: 1st, 1st (from Saints), 2nd, 3rd, 7th, 7th (from Texans)

Teams Without a First-Round Pick

Cleveland Browns (7-10)

Team Needs: WR, DT, LB

Draft Capital: 2nd, 3rd (comp.), 4th, 4th (from Vikings), 5th, 6th, 7th

Los Angeles Rams  (5-12)

Team Needs: OL, DL, LB, SAF

Draft Capital: 2nd, 3rd, 5th (comp.), 5th (comp.), 6th, 6th (from Packers), 6th (from Titans), 6th (comp.), 6th, 7th (from Lions), 7th (comp.)

New Orleans Saints  (7-10)

Team Needs: QB, DT, LB

Draft Capital: 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 7th, 7th (comp.)

Miami Dolphins Forfeited (9-8)

Team Needs: LB, CB, TE, IOL, OT

Draft Capital: 2nd, 3rd, 3rd (from Patriots), 6th, 7th

San Francisco 49ers  (13-4)

Team Needs: iOL, Edge, CB

Draft Capital: 3rd (comp.), 3rd (comp.), 5th, 5th (comp.), 7th (from Broncos), 7th, 7th (comp.)

Projected Compensatory Picks (via NFL Media)

Arizona Cardinals

Projected Picks: 3rd, 5th, 6th

Cleveland Browns

Projected Pick: 3rd

Dallas Cowboys

Projected Picks: 4th, 6th, 6th

Green Bay Packers

Projected Pick: 5th

Kansas City Chiefs

Projected Picks: 3rd, 7th

Los Angeles Rams

Projected Picks: 5th, 5th, 6th, 7th

Las Vegas Raiders

Projected Picks: 5th, 6th, 7th

Minnesota Vikings

Projected Picks: 6th, 6th

New England Patriots 

Projected Picks: 3rd, 6th

New Orleans Saints

Projected Picks: 7th

New York Giants

Projected Picks: 5th, 7th

San Francisco 49ers

Projected Picks: 3rd, 3rd, 5th, 7th

Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Projected Picks: 5th, 7th

Washington Commanders

Projected Picks: 3rd, 7th


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