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


Mar 18, 2023

The NFL draft is tricky to hold up with. It has potential draftees moving up and down the board quite substantially every day with all of the news, “smokescreens,” trades, and rumors, and it undoubtedly has been no special as we lead into the 2023 draft.

This year even though, Ohio State has 1 certain of the players that has a mighty fine likelihood at receiving the No. 1 basic decide on, and the newest developments have various believing that he may well possibly just be the 1st name we hear named in the NFL draft. In reality, he’s now the odds-on preferred to go No. 1 just just after Carolina traded up with Chicago ahead of all the shenanigans that are set to take place in Kansas City.

Our College Wires draft specialist, Patrick Conn, is also of the belief that Stroud will potentially go No. 1 and has moved him up the draft board to the greatest position. But that is not the only OSU player he is tracking in his newest 1st-round NFL mock draft. No, there are two other men and women that he believes will be receiving phone calls on day 1 certain.

Here’s the newest from Conn and precisely exactly where he believes three Buckeyes will land on the 1st 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 all through the Peach Bowl in the College Football Playoff semifinal at Mercedes-Benz Stadium. Credit: USA Now Sports

Projected NFL Draft Option

No. 1 basic to the Carolina Panthers

What Conn Says

“The Carolina Panthers have a vital want at quarterback and C.J. Stroud is ripe for the choosing with the greatest decide on 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 by way of NFL combine workouts

Mar 5, 2023 Indianapolis, IN, USA Ohio State offensive lineman Paris Johnson, Jr. (OL24) all through the NFL Scouting Combine at Lucas Oil Stadium. Credit: Kirby Lee-USA Now Sports

Projected NFL Draft Option

No. 12 basic 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 nonetheless function to be carried out to guard quarterback Bryce Young. The group adds some far far more beef with Paris Johnson of Ohio State to guard their huge investment.”

Jaxon Smith-Njigba, Wide Receiver

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

Todd McShay does not think Jaxon Smith-Njigba is a 1st-round decide on

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

Projected NFL Draft Option

No. 25 basic 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 presents them a dynamic weapon for quarterback Daniel Jones.”

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