2023 NFL mock draft: Atlanta Falcons get their franchise QB at No. 1 overall

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Clemson linebacker Barrett Carter (0), left, defensive tackle Ruke Orhorhoro (33) and defensive end Myles Murphy (98) tackle NC State running back Ricky Person (8) during the third quarter at Carter-Finley Stadium in Raleigh, N.C., September 25, 2021.Ncaa Football Clemson At Nc State /

Myles Murphy. 5. player. 56. . Edge. Cincinnati Bengals

The Cincinnati Bengals are officially going through a Super Bowl hangover, as they have lost their first two games of the season, and have looked very bad in the process. They cannot protect Joe Burrow, and it is getting to a point where they will have to revamp the offensive line next offseason.

However, I do not see a top-5 offensive lineman, so if the Bengals are at No. 5 overall, they should look to add the most elite player remaining. That player could be Myles Murphy, a dominant edge rusher who would fill an immediate void on this Bengals’ defense.

46. . CB. Indianapolis Colts. Kelee Ringo. 6. player

The Indianapolis Colts could not have been expecting this start to the season, as they have looked very bad against divisional opponents in Week 1 and 2. First, they tied the Houston Texans, and then, they were overmatched against a Jacksonville Jaguars team that looks to be trending upward.

Next offseason, they could be looking at making a move for a quarterback, but we will see how Matt Ryan does the rest of the way. For now, the secondary is a real issue, especially after losing cornerback Rock Ya-Sin in a trade, so Kelee Ringo from Georgia could be the move at pick No. 6 overall.