2023 Draft NFL : First round instant grades for 10 picks

 Carolina Panthers 

Carolina has chosen Young, a skilled player, as the new face of their franchise, ushering in a new era.

 Houston Texans

The Texans chose Stroud, a top-flight quarterback and made a logical pick, keeping their draft capital intact, and if he continues to perform as he did against Georgia, it could be a slam dunk.

Indianapolis Colts

The Colts select Richardson, an underrated prospect, who could potentially start as a rookie and add more dynamism to their offense, making it a great move for the team.

 Seattle Seahawks

The addition of Witherspoon to the Seahawks' already-loaded cornerbacks room, alongside Tariq Woolen, will make them a tough team to beat through the air.

Arizona Cardinals

Cardinals get Johnson in a trade-up, a potential elite offensive tackle, as one of the top players in the draft with minimal compensation, filling an immediate starter role at right tackle.

 Las Vegas Raiders

Wilson's massive upside makes him an essential pick for the Raiders who quietly needed pass rush help after Chandler Jones' lackluster performance, putting too much pressure on Maxx Crosby.

 Atlanta Falcons

Robinson's elite talent will make the Falcons' roster better, but with more pressing needs, this pick raises the question of the necessity of running backs in the draft.

 Philadelphia Eagles

Carter's physical and technical dominance makes him the best player in the class, giving a championship-caliber defense a championship-caliber player when he's healthy.

 Chicago Bears

With Wright being the third-ranked player on their big board, the Bears made a solid selection that will improve their offensive line.

Tennessee Titans

Despite being the fifth-ranked player on the board, Skoronski is an excellent pick for the Titans, who have a huge need for offensive linemen, as he can play all five positions at a high level.