2023 NFL Mock Draft: Could QBs go 1-2-3 in the first round?
The Indianapolis Colts shocked the NFL landscape this past week, as they announced that Matt Ryan would take a seat on the bench for the rest of the season. Ryan has not been awful for the Colts, as he is top-5 in the NFL in passing yards this season, but the turnovers have been a bit much as of late.
Now, the team turns to Sam Ehlinger, and when all is said and done, they could end up being a top-10 team in this draft. However, for now, they have the No. 17 selection, and with it, they bolster the secondary with an outstanding cornerback in Eli Ricks.
The Cincinnati Bengals are a team that I believe will make the playoffs this season, so I do not foresee them picking this high in the first round. However, they have to start stacking wins, and if they can do that, there is no reason why they cannot challenge to make it back to the Super Bowl for the second straight season.
Picking at No. 18 overall, the team needs to go out and get Joe Burrow some protection, as he is going to have a very short career if he continues to get hit the way he has. Burrow is one of the more talented young quarterbacks in the NFL, and in Broderick Jones, they get him some offensive tackle help to keep him upright.