There are just seven weeks left in the 2022 NFL season, and the 2023 draft order is slowly starting to take shape. We have a good idea of which teams will be picking at the top of the board come April -- and what positions they could be targeting. The one-win Texans are still the heavy favorites to land the top pick, but the Panthers, Seahawks (thanks to the Broncos), Bears and Steelers are right on their tail. So as we prepare for the season's final stretch -- and college football's rivalry week -- let's take an early look at what might happen in the top 10 at the draft.
Our NFL draft experts Matt Miller and Jordan Reid dug in on the first 10 picks, debating which top prospects make sense for each team projected to have an early selection. Which teams need quarterbacks? Where will the top defenders land? And will we have a receiver-less top 10 for the first time since 2020? Jordan and Matt discussed each franchise's options and needs before arriving at a consensus pick in each spot. Finally, they wrap it all up by each picking a team currently just outside the top 10 to watch. Houston is on the clock to start.
Note: We used ESPN's Football Power Index's projections through Week 10 for the draft order.