C.J. Stroud moves all the way up in newest College Sports Wire NFL mock draft

The NFL draft is difficult to retain up with. It has possible draftees moving up and down the board practically each day with all of the news, “smokescreens,” trades, and rumors, and it definitely has been no distinct as we lead into the 2023 draft.

This year although, Ohio State has one particular of the players that has a mighty fine opportunity at becoming the No. 1 general choose, and the newest developments have numerous believing that he may perhaps just be the very first name we hear referred to as in the NFL draft. In truth, he’s now the odds-on favourite to go No. 1 just after Carolina traded up with Chicago ahead of all the shenanigans that are set to take location in Kansas City.

Our College Wires draft professional, Patrick Conn, is also of the belief that Stroud will potentially go No. 1 and has moved him up the draft board to the best position. But that is not the only OSU player he is tracking in his newest very first-round NFL mock draft. No, there are two other folks that he believes will be getting telephone calls on day one particular.

Here’s the newest from Conn and exactly where he believes 3 Buckeyes will land on the very first day of the 2023 NFL draft.

C.J. Stroud, Quarterback

Dec. 31, 2022 Atlanta, Georgia Ohio State Buckeyes quarterback C.J. Stroud (7) drops back to throw the ball against Georgia Bulldogs in the third quarter for the duration of the Peach Bowl in the College Football Playoff semifinal at Mercedes-Benz Stadium. Credit: USA These days Sports

Projected NFL Draft Choice

No. 1 general to the Carolina Panthers

What Conn Says

“The Carolina Panthers have a key want at quarterback and C.J. Stroud is ripe for the selecting with the best choose of the 2023 NFL draft. The group did sign Andy Dalton to a two-year deal but he is not the future of the franchise, Stroud will be.”


Paris Johnson Jr., Offensive Tackle

Watch: Ohio State offensive lineman Paris Johnson Jr., Dawand Jones and Luke Wypler go through NFL combine workouts

Watch: Ohio State offensive lineman Paris Johnson Jr., Dawand Jones and Luke Wypler go via NFL combine workouts

Mar five, 2023 Indianapolis, IN, USA Ohio State offensive lineman Paris Johnson, Jr. (OL24) for the duration of the NFL Scouting Combine at Lucas Oil Stadium. Credit: Kirby Lee-USA These days Sports

Projected NFL Draft Choice

No. 12 general to the Houston Texans (trade with the Cleveland Browns)

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What Conn Says

“The Texans lately traded for former Bucs guard Shaq Mason but there is nevertheless function to be performed to shield quarterback Bryce Young. The group adds some far more beef with Paris Johnson of Ohio State to shield their substantial investment.”

Jaxon Smith-Njigba, Wide Receiver

Todd McShay doesn't think Jaxon Smith-Njigba is a first-round pick

Todd McShay does not believe Jaxon Smith-Njigba is a very first-round choose

Ohio State wide receiver Jaxon Smith-Njigba enters Ohio Stadium ahead of the Buckeyes’ game against Michigan on Nov. 26, 2022. Credit: USA These days Sports

Projected NFL Draft Choice

No. 25 general to the New York Giants

What Conn Says

“The New York Giants lately added Parris Campbell and Jeff Smith at wide receiver but Smith-Njigba offers them a dynamic weapon for quarterback Daniel Jones.”

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