First 18 picks of 2023 NFL Draft locked in after regular season concludes
As week 18 of the NFL season comes to a close, millions of football fans eagerly anticipate what next year may bring for their favorite team – especially if they didn't make the playoffs.
While the draft order for playoff teams is determined by the results of the postseason, these 18 organizations already know where they will be drafting on Thursday, April 27, 2023 – barring trade.
The Chicago Bears, with their 3-14 record, have secured the first overall pick.
Though many collegiate quarterbacks are projected to be selected early on, the Bears have their franchise QB in place with Justin Fields.
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Next up will be the Houston Texans at two, followed by the Arizona Cardinals at three, the Indianapolis Colts at 4 and the Seattle Seahawks at 5.
The rest of the top 18 continues as follows:
6. – Detroit Lions
7. – Las Vegas Raiders
8. – Atlanta Falcons
9. – Carolina Panthers
10. – Philadelphia Eagles
11. – Tennessee Titans
12. Houston Texans
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13. New York Jets
14. New England Patriots
15. Green Bay Packers
16. Washington Commanders
17. Pittsburgh Steelers
18. Detroit Lions
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The Miami Dolphins had their 2023 first rounder – and a 2024 third rounder – stripped following an investigation into whether the organization violated league policies.