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2023 NFL Draft: Round 1 order is finalized

NFL: APR 28 2022 Draft Photo by Jeff Speer/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

The Super Bowl is over, and so is the 2022 NFL season. Everyone can now turn their attention to the 2023 offseason, which is of great importance for the Seattle Seahawks. We’ve known for several weeks that Seattle is set to pick 5th and 20th overall, but the remainder of the playoffs needed to sort itself out. While the Kansas City Chiefs won the Super Bowl again, it came at the major cost of dropping down to 32nd in the draft order. The fools! What were they thinking?

Here’s what Round 1 of the 2023 NFL Draft looks like!

Finalized 2023 NFL Draft Order

  1. Chicago Bears
  2. Houston Texans
  3. Arizona Cardinals
  4. Indianapolis Colts
  5. Seattle Seahawks (via Denver Broncos)
  6. Detroit Lions (via Los Angeles Rams)
  7. Las Vegas Raiders
  8. Atlanta Falcons
  9. Carolina Panthers
  10. Philadelphia Eagles (via New Orleans Saints)
  11. Tennessee Titans
  12. Houston Texans (via Cleveland Browns)
  13. New York Jets
  14. New England Patriots
  15. Green Bay Packers
  16. Washington Commanders
  17. Pittsburgh Steelers
  18. Detroit Lions
  19. Tampa Bay Buccaneers
  20. Seattle Seahawks
  21. Miami Dolphins (forfeited)
  22. Los Angeles Chargers
  23. Baltimore Ravens
  24. Minnesota Vikings
  25. Jacksonville Jaguars
  26. New York Giants
  27. Dallas Cowboys
  28. Buffalo Bills
  29. Cincinnati Bengals
  30. New Orleans Saints (via San Francisco 49ers)
  31. Philadelphia Eagles
  32. Kansas City Chiefs

With the expectation that there will be a lot of quarterback movement across the league, the current draft order is worth paying close attention to. Suppose the Seahawks want to wait until the 20th overall pick to possibly get a quarterback, they may just lose out by one spot to the Tom Brady-less Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Or they view pick 20 as an ideal spot to trade down, in which case they’re not short on options and can pick whomever with native first-rounder.

It’s a lot to digest and there will be a lot of speculation! The NFL Draft kicks off on Thursday, April 27th and concludes on Saturday, April 29th in Kansas City.

Onward to the offseason!