Odds To Be the 2023 NFL Draft Number One Overall Pick
It is never too early to talk about the 2023 NFL Draft. In the 2022 NFL Draft, the Jacksonville Jaguars selected EDGE rusher Travon Walker out of Georgia. There is a lot of time between now and the 2023 NFL Draft to figure out who will go number one overall. A lot of things can happen between now and then like who will climb up draft boards, who will slip, and who will even get hurt though.
There are some predictions today being made about the 2023 NFL Draft, but it has not been talked about much with the upcoming football season right around the corner, especially with training camp. What are the odds for the number one overall pick in the 2023 NFL Draft?
C.J. Stroud +150
As of right now, Ohio State quarterback C.J. Stroud is the favorite to be the number one pick in the 2023 NFL Draft. Stroud is projected to be the number one quarterback taken also. It is going to depend on what he does between now and then. Stroud is going to have a bunch of wide receivers to help him out. He also has a solid running game behind him at Ohio State.
The quarterbacks are much better in this upcoming draft class than it was in 2022 though. Stroud got a lot better as the season went on last season. He can make all kinds of throws. C.J. Stroud is going to be one of the favorites to win the Heisman Trophy in college football this season. It will also depends what NFL teams like him. The Houston Texans could be one of those teams though.
Bryce Young +185
Bryce Young is the second favorite to be the number one overall pick in the 2023 NFL Draft. He is the quarterback for Alabama. Young was the Heisman Trophy winner last season. He led Alabama to the National Championship game, but they lost to Georiga. Bryce Young looked different with not having his top-tier receivers but will see how that goes this season though.
He is the second-best quarterback in the 2023 NFL Draft it would appear, but some people think he could be the best. Again, depending what scouts like and who is picking number one, maybe some franchises like Bryce Young over C.J. Stroud. Young is a little bit smaller than Stroud, but is also a little bit fast though. There is also that knock on Alabama quarterbacks not being that great in the NFL.
Will Anderson +325
Will Anderson is the third-favorite to be the number one overall pick in the 2023 NFL Draft. Some people thought he would have been the number one overall pick last season. Scouts think that Anderson is that dominant of an EDGE rusher. He is going to wreck havoc for another season at the college level though.
Anderson would go to a football team that is not quarterback-needy and is in the need of a blue-chip pass rusher. The Atlanta Falcons or the Carolina Panthers could be one of the worst teams in the NFL next season and those could be a couple of the teams that draft him. Will Anderson is going to be talked about all college football season long.
Paris Johnson +800
Paris Johnson has the fourth-best odds to be the number one overall pick in the 2023 NFL Draft. He is an offensive tackle from Ohio State. The Buckeyes are going to have a plethora of first-round picks in 2023. The offensive line may not feel as needy in the 2023 draft as it was in the 2022 NFL Draft though.
He is 6’6” and weighs 315 lbs. Johnson has very good technique. The only way that he goes number one overall next season is if a team like the Jacksonville Jaguars select first overall for the third consecutive season, or if a team like the Chicago Bears or the Detroit Lions land the number one overall pick in the 2023 NFL Draft though.