2023 NFL Draft: Each Team's Dream Draft Pick
We all have that one prospect we want our team to draft—this Kansas City Chiefs’ fan is hoping for Bijan Robinson in a very impractical luxury pick that’s sure to not happen. But, that doesn’t stop us from wanting these players on our teams.
NFL scouts do the same thing, you know? Area scouts have their favorite guys and they want their clubs to draft them. Sometimes those prospects are what a team might need to get over the top and sometimes it’s a pipe dream like Bijan to the Chiefs.
This week, though, we’re listing the ideal prospects for each team—but only in a realistic fashion. Will Anderson (Alabama) isn’t falling to the Dallas Cowboys in this one.
So, who is each team’s dream pick?
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Arizona Cardinals — DE Will Anderson, Alabama
The Cardinals were the NFL’s ninth-worst sack team in the NFL in 2022 and lose J.J. Watt to retirement. The years of drafting position-less defenders (Isaiah Simmons, Zaven Collins) are over. Anderson’s speed, power and motor off the edge are ideal.
Atlanta Falcons — DE Tyree Wilson, Texas Tech
The Falcons were actually worse than the Cardinals at getting to the quarterback—second-worst in the league. Wilson would immediately upgrade a unit that’s looking for a new defensive coordinator at this time.
Baltimore Ravens — WR Quentin Johnston, TCU
It’s no secret that the Ravens need an upgrade at wide receiver. Even with a healthy Rashod Bateman returning next year, this is a big area of need (assuming Lamar Jackson returns). Johnston’s size at 6’4” and 215 would be a boost.
Buffalo Bills — WR Jordan Addison, USC
Gabe Davis has made his plays in big moments, and while it’s unlikely Addison last to the late first round there is a chance he slides due to concerns about size, if he’s available they have to make the pick to upgrade the wide receiver corps.
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