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DraftKings Network LIVE 2023 NFL Mock Draft: Who was our No. 1 overall pick?

Mike Golic Sr. and Mike Golic Jr. were joined by DraftKings analysts to bring you a LIVE 2023 NFL Mock Draft heading into the first round on Thursday in Kansas City.

DraftKings Network gets you set for the 2023 NFL Draft with our live Mock Draft show featuring Golic & Smetty’s Mike Golic Sr., GoJo’s Mike Golic Jr. and a host of DraftKings analysts.

Hosted by The Sweat’s Emerson Lotzia and Jessie Coffield, the Golics and our DK analysts — Julian Edlow, Steve Buchanan, Nick Friar, Geoff Ulrich, Pearce Dietrich and VSiN’s Tim Murray — give you their thoughts on the first round on a pick-by-pick basis. Each analyst was assigned a division:

Make sure to follow along live below and check back for updates as the picks roll in. And be sure to watch our LIVE NFL Draft show sponsored by H&M on Thursday night beginning at 8 p.m. on the DraftKings YouTube channel.

DraftKings Network 2023 NFL Mock Draft

Draft Pick No. Analyst Team Selection
Draft Pick No. Analyst Team Selection
1 Mike Golic Jr. Carolina Panthers Bryce Young — QB, Alabama
2 Nick Friar Houston Texans Will Anderson Jr. — Edge, Alabama
3 Pearce Dietrich Arizona Cardinals Christian Gonzalez — CB, Oregon
4 Nick Friar Indianapolis Colts C.J. Stroud — QB, Ohio State
5 Pearce Dietrich Seattle Seahawks Jalen Carter — DL, Georgia
6 Tim Murray Detroit Lions Devon Witherspoon — CB, Illinois
7 Geoff Ulrich Las Vegas Raiders Anthony Richardson — QB, Florida
8 Mike Golic Jr. Atlanta Falcons Tyree Wilson — Edge, Texas Tech
9 Tim Murray Chicago Bears Paris Johnson Jr. — OT, Ohio State
10 Mike Golic Sr. Philadelphia Eagles Bijan Robinson — RB, Texas
11 Nick Friar Tennessee Titans Will Levis — QB, Kentucky
12 Nick Friar Houston Texans Jaxon Smith Njigba — WR, Ohio State
13 Tim Murray Green Bay Packers Broderick Jones — OT, Georgia
14 Julian Edlow New England Patriots Peter Skoronski — OL, Northwestern
15 Julian Edlow New York Jets Darnell Wright — OT, Tennessee
16 Mike Golic Sr. Washington Commanders Deonte Banks — CB, Maryland
17 Steve Buchanan Pittsburgh Steelers Joey Porter Jr. — CB, Penn State
18 Tim Murray Detroit Lions Myles Murphy — Edge, Clemson
19 Mike Golic Jr. Tampa Bay Buccaneers Anton Harrison — OT, Oklahoma
20 Pearce Dietrich Seattle Seahawks Nolan Smith — Edge, Georgia
21 Geoff Ulrich Los Angeles Chargers Dalton Kincaid — TE, Utah
22 Steve Buchanan Baltimore Ravens Jordan Addison — WR, USC
23 Tim Murray Minnesota Vikings Zay Flowers — WR, Boston College
24 Nick Friar Jacksonville Jaguars Will McDonald IV — Edge, Iowa State
25 Mike Golic Sr. New York Giants Emmanuel Forbes — CB Mississippi State
26 Mike Golic Sr. Dallas Cowboys Michael Mayer — TE, Notre Dame
27 Julian Edlow Buffalo Bills Quentin Johnston — WR, TCU
28 Steve Buchanan Cincinnati Bengals Bryan Bresee — DT, Clemson
29 Mike Golic Jr. New Orleans Saints Calijah Kancey — DL, Pittsburgh
30 Mike Golic Sr. Philadelphia Eagles Brian Branch — S, Alabama
31 Geoff Ulrich Kansas City Chiefs Darnell Washington — TE, Georgia

Key Analysis

1. Carolina Panthers — Bryce Young, QB, Alabama

Mike Golic Jr. on his pick: I don’t really feel like I should have to explain this. I’ve enjoyed watching the Draft cycle get us to a point where we embrace the best actual quarterback we saw going No. 1 overall in the Draft. I know he’s small ... but he’s managed to overcome that so far. I’m counting on him doing it behind an offensive line that brings back all five of their starters.

I’m here to draft smart, I’m not trying to make waves.

11. Tennessee Titans — Will Levis, QB, Kentucky

Nick Friar on his pick: Levis is a big improvement from what (Tennessee) has had at QB during Coach Vrabel’s time. He has experience in a pro-style offense, so he’s ahead of the game in that regard. He’s athletic, he’s got an effortless release.

That said, we do have some concerns with his consistency but that’s nothing that Coach Vrabel can’t iron out with a little bit of time.

22. Baltimore Ravens — Jordan Addison, WR, USC

Steve Buchanan on his pick: The Ravens are trying to do everything they can to kiss and make up with Lamar Jackson and want to entice him to stay in Baltimore. So I think they’re going to go out and get another wide receiver here, kind of go with that pass-heavy approach that they most likely might be getting with their new coordinator, Todd Monken. Addison is an excellent route runner who creates plenty of separation and should give Jackson plenty of targets to consider between Odell Beckham Jr., Rashod Bateman, Mark Andrews and then Addison most likely playing out of the slot.

26. Dallas Cowboys — Michael Mayer, TE, Notre Dame

Mike Golic Sr. on his pick: He’s the top tight end on my board. Dalton Schultz leaves there, so there’s Mayer to take over. Michael Mayer, again, it’s one of those where sometimes why I talk about hating the combine. ... Watch tape. All he does when you put the tape on is GET THE JOB DONE.

He’s not going to stretch the defense like a Dalton Kincaid will but he’s going to make the catch, he’s going to be incredible in the red zone and, oh by the way, he can inline block as well and stalk down field.

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