2023 NFL Draft Order

Last Modified Apr 11, 2023 11:10 GMT

The NFL Draft is an exciting time of the year as the best players from collegiate football eagerly await to enter professional football careers. NFL teams recruit qualified college football players at the annual NFL Draft. The final Thursday, Friday, and Saturday in April are when the NFL Draft is held. The 2023 NFL Draft class has some very exciting prospects who will add great value to any NFL team that drafts them.

The first round takes place on Thursday, followed by the second and third rounds on Friday while the fourth through seventh rounds on Saturday. A player must either be a redshirt sophomore, junior, or senior to be eligible for the NFL Draft. A player cannot return to play collegiate football after declaring for the draft.

The fundamental idea behind the NFL Draft is to allow for fair competition, thus the teams that did poorly the previous season get to pick first, even though the format has changed throughout time.

The team with the worst regular season record receives the first pick, and the team with the greatest regular season record that missed the playoffs receives the 20th pick. Teams that were ousted in the first round, or the Wild Card round of the playoffs, are handed picks 21–24. Teams eliminated in the second round of the playoffs, or the Divisional round, are handed picks 25 through 28.

The teams that were eliminated in the Conference round of the playoffs receive the 29th and 30th choices. Finally, the team that lost the Super Bowl receives the 31st pick, while the team that won receives the 32nd pick.

There is no restriction on teams trading for additional picks. Compensation picks are given to some teams. This is determined based on the compensation, playing time, and postseason accolades of the free players that each team lost in the offseason before. The first compensatory pick normally does not go to a team until at least the third round.

Let us take a look at how the NFL Draft order looks for the 2023 NFL Draft.

NFL Draft Round 1 Order

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

NFL Draft Round 2 Order

32Pittsburgh Steelers (from Chicago Bears)
33Houston Texans
34Arizona Cardinals
35Indianapolis Colts
36Los Angeles Rams
37Seattle Seahawks (from Denver Broncos)
38Las Vegas Raiders
39Carolina Panthers
40New Orleans Saints
41Tennessee Titans
42New York Jets (from Cleveland)
43New York Jets
44Atlanta Falcons
45Green Bay Packers
46New England Patriots
47Washington Commanders
48Detroit Lions
49Pittsburgh Steelers
50Tampa Bay Buccaneers
51Miami Dolphins
52Seattle Seahawks
53Chicago Bears (from Baltimore)
54Los Angeles Chargers
55Detroit Lions (from Minnesota)
56Jacksonville Jaguars
57New York Giants
58Dallas Cowboys
59Buffalo Bills
60Cincinnati Bengals
61Chicago Bears (from San Francisco through Carolina)
62Philadelphia Eagles
63Kansas City Chiefs

NFL Draft Round 3 Order

64Chicago Bears
65Houston Texans
66Arizona Cardinals
67Denver Broncos (from Indianapolis Colts)
68Denver Broncos
69Los Angeles Rams
70Las Vegas Raiders
71New Orleans Saints
72Tennessee Titans
73Houston Texans (from Cleveland Browns)
74Cleveland Browns (from N.Y. Jets)
75Atlanta Falcons
76New England Patriots (from Carolina Panthers)
77Los Angeles Rams (from New England through Miami)
78Green Bay Packers
79Indianapolis Colts (from Washington Commanders)
80Pittsburgh Steelers
81Detroit Lions
82Tampa Bay Buccaneers
83Seattle Seahawks
84Miami Dolphins
85Los Angeles Chargers
86Baltimore Ravens
87Minnesota Vikings
88Jacksonville Jaguars
89New York Giants
90Dallas Cowboys
91Buffalo Bills
92Cincinnati Bengals
93Carolina Panthers (from San Francisco 49ers)
94Philadelphia Eagles
95Kansas City Chiefs
96Arizona Cardinals (Compensatory Selection)
97Washington Commanders (Compensatory Selection)
98Cleveland Browns (Special Compensatory Selection)
99San Francisco 49ers (Special Compensatory Selection)
100Las Vegas Raiders from Kansas City Chiefs through New York Giants (Special Compensatory Selection)
101San Francisco 49ers (Special Compensatory Selection)
102San Francisco 49ers (Special Compensatory Selection)

NFL Draft Round 4 Order

103Chicago Bears
104Houston Texans
105Arizona Cardinals
106Indianapolis Colts
107New England Patriots (from L.A. Rams)
108Denver Broncos
109Las Vegas Raiders
110Atlanta Falcons (from Tennessee)
111Cleveland Browns
112New York Jets
113Atlanta Falcons
114Carolina Panthers
115New Orleans Saints
116Green Bay Packers
117New England Patriots
118Washington Commanders
119Minnesota Vikings (from Detroit)
120Pittsburgh Steelers
121Jacksonville Jaguars (from Tampa Bay)
122Kansas City Chiefs (from Miami)
123Seattle Seahawks
124Baltimore Ravens
125Los Angeles Chargers
126Cleveland Browns (from Minnesota)
127Jacksonville Jaguars
128New York Giants
129Dallas Cowboys
130Buffalo Bills
131Cincinnati Bengals
132Carolina Panthers (from San Francisco)
133Chicago Bears (from Philadelphia)
134Kansas City Chiefs
135New England Patriots (Compensatory Selection)

NFL Draft Round 5 Order

136Chicago Bears
137Buffalo Bills (from Arizona)
138Indianapolis Colts
139Denver Broncos
140Cleveland Browns (from L.A. Rams)
141Las Vegas Raiders
142Cleveland Browns
143New York Jets
144Las Vegas Raiders (from Atlanta)
145Carolina Panthers
146New Orleans Saints
147Tennessee Titans
148Chicago Bears (from New England through Baltimore)
149Green Bay Packers
150Washington Commanders
151Seattle Seahawks (from Pittsburgh)
152Detroit Lions
153Tampa Bay Buccaneers
154Seattle Seahawks
155San Francisco 49ers (from Miami)
156Los Angeles Chargers
157Baltimore Ravens
158Minnesota Vikings
159Atlanta Falcons (from Jacksonville)
160New York Giants
161Houston Texans (from Dallas)
162Indianapolis Colts (from Buffalo)
163Cincinnati Bengals
164San Francisco 49ers
165New Orleans Saints (from Philadelphia)
166Kansas City Chiefs
167Los Angeles Rams (Compensatory Selection)
168Arizona Cardinals (Compensatory Selection)
169Dallas Cowboys (Compensatory Selection)
170Green Bay Packers (Compensatory Selection)
171Los Angeles Rams (Compensatory Selection)
172New York Giants (Compensatory Selection)
173San Francisco 49ers (Compensatory Selection)
174Las Vegas Raiders (Compensatory Selection)
175Tampa Bay Buccaneers (Compensatory Selection)
176Indianapolis Colts from Dallas Cowboys (Compensatory Selection)
177Los Angeles Rams (Compensatory Selection)

NFL Round 6 Draft Order

178Kansas City Chiefs (from Chicago through Miami)
179Tampa Bay Buccaneers (from Houston)
180Arizona Cardinals
181Tampa Bay Buccaneers (from Indianapolis)
182Los Angeles Rams
183Detroit Lions (from Denver)
184New England Patriots (from Las Vegas)
185Jacksonville Jaguars (from N.Y. Jets)
186Tennessee Titans (from Atlanta)
187New England Patriots (from Carolina)
188Houston Texans (from New Orleans)
189Los Angeles Rams (from Tennessee)
190Cleveland Browns
191Los Angeles Rams (from Green Bay)
192New England Patriots
193Washington Commanders
194Detroit Lions
195Denver Broncos (from Pittsburgh)
196Tampa Bay Buccaneers
197Miami Dolphins
198Seattle Seahawks
199Baltimore Ravens
200Los Angeles Chargers
201Houston Texans (from Minnesota)
202Jacksonville Jaguars
203Houston Texans (from N.Y. Giants)
204Las Vegas Raiders (from Dallas)
205Buffalo Bills
206Cincinnati Bengals
207New York Jets (from San Francisco through Houston)
208Jacksonville Jaguars (from Philadelphia)
209New York Giants (from Kansas City)
210New England Patriots (Compensatory Selection)
211Minnesota Vikings (Compensatory Selection)
212Dallas Cowboys (Compensatory Selection)
213Arizona Cardinals (Compensatory Selection)
214Las Vegas Raiders (Compensatory Selection)
215Washington Commanders (Compensatory Selection)
216San Francisco 49ers (Compensatory Selection)
217Kansas City Chiefs (Compensatory Selection)

NFL Round 7 Draft Order

218Chicago Bears
219Philadelphia Eagles (from Houston through Minnesota)
220Las Vegas Raiders (from Arizona)
221Indianapolis Colts
222San Francisco 49ers (from Denver)
223Los Angeles Rams
224Atlanta Falcons (from Las Vegas)
225Atlanta Falcons
226Jacksonville Jaguars (from Carolina)
227New Orleans Saints
228Tennessee Titans
229Cleveland Browns
230Houston Texans (from N.Y. Jets through Tampa Bay)
231Las Vegas Raiders (from New England)
232Green Bay Packers
233Washington Commanders
234Pittsburgh Steelers
235Green Bay Packers (from Detroit through L.A. Rams)
236Indianapolis Colts (from Tampa Bay)
237Seattle Seahawks
238Miami Dolphins
239Los Angeles Chargers
240New York Giants (from Baltimore)
241Pittsburgh Steelers (from Minnesota through Denver)
242Green Bay Packers (from Jacksonville)
243New York Giants
244Dallas Cowboys
245New England Patriots (from Buffalo through Atlanta)
246Cincinnati Bengals
247San Francisco 49ers
248Philadelphia Eagles
249Kansas City Chiefs
250Kansas City Chiefs (Compensatory Selection)
251Los Angeles Rams (Compensatory Selection)
252Tampa Bay Buccaneers (Compensatory Selection)
253San Francisco 49ers (Compensatory Selection)
254New York Giants (Compensatory Selection)
255San Francisco 49ers (Compensatory Selection)
256Green Bay Packers (Compensatory Selection)
257New Orleans Saints (Compensatory Selection)
258Chicago Bears (Compensatory Selection)
259Houston Texans (Compensatory Selection)


Q. Who has the most 2023 NFL Draft picks?

A. The Houston Texans have the most picks in the 2023 NFL Draft with a total of 12 picks.

Q. Why are there only 31 picks in the first round of the 2023 NFL Draft?

A. There are only 31 picks in the 2023 NFL Draft because the Miami Dolphins were stripped of their first round pick because of prior tampering allegations against them. 

Q. Who will be drafted first in the 2023 NFL Draft?

A. There are three possibilities for the 2023 NFL Draft first pick. Alabama Crimson Tide quarterback Bryce Young, Ohio State quarterback C.J. Stroud and Florida quarterback Anthony Richardson look to be the possible first selections in the Draft. 

Q. What are the strongest positions in the 2023 NFL Draft?

A. Given the abundance of athletes with the ability to alter a team, the 2023 NFL Draft is one of the most eagerly awaited in recent memory. No position is underrepresented in the 2023 NFL Draft, and any club that selects in the first round will probably leave with a star player they can use to immediately contend or assemble a squad around.

Q. Who is the best WR in the 2023 draft?

A. The top wide receivers in the 2023 NFL Draft class are Quentin Johnson from TCU, Jaxon Smith-Njigba from Ohio State and Zay Flowers from Boston College.