Updated 2023 NFL Draft order after Panthers trade up to No. 1 with Bears

Updated 2023 NFL Draft order after Panthers trade up to No. 1 with Bears

LANDOVER, MD - AUGUST 13: A general view of a Carolina Panthers helmet during the second half of the preseason game between the Washington Commanders and the Carolina Panthers at FedExField on August 13, 2022 in Landover, Maryland. (Photo by Scott Taetsch/Getty Images)

LANDOVER, MD – AUGUST 13: A general view of a Carolina Panthers helmet during the second half of the preseason game between the Washington Commanders and the Carolina Panthers at FedExField on August 13, 2022 in Landover, Maryland. (Photo by Scott Taetsch/Getty Images)

The Chicago Bears have traded their No. 1 overall pick to the Carolina Panthers in a gargantuan trade. Here’s what the 2023 NFL Draft order looks like now.

Ever since the regular season ended, the NFL world was watching the Chicago Bears, the holder of the No. 1 overall pick. When looking at their roster, they seemingly have their quarterback for the foreseeable future in Justin Fields. Not just that, but there were a handful of teams selecting in the Top 10 of the 2023 NFL Draft that needed a quarterback. The Bears could get a haul in return for that selection, and they were reportedly open for business.

The Bears found a buyer in the Carolina Panthers.

NFL Network national insider Ian Rapoport broke the news that the Panthers acquired the No. 1 overall pick from the Bears. ESPN senior NFL insider Adam Schefter reported that in exchange for the No. 1 overall selection, the Panthers sent over the No. 9 and 61 picks in the 2023 NFL Draft, a 2024 first-round pick, a 2025 second-round pick, and wide receiver D.J. Moore!

Compensation update, per sources: Bears trading No. 1 overall pick to Carolina for:

🏈pick No. 9
🏈pick No. 61
🏈a first-round pick in 2024
🏈a second-round pick in 2025
🏈WR DJ Moore pic.twitter.com/hHrHn1UIR2

— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) March 10, 2023

With the NFL Draft order officially shaken up, let’s take a look at how the first- and second-round draft order looks like.

Updated 2023 NFL Draft order after Bears trade No. 1 pick to Panthers

Picks 1-31 are in the first round, while picks 32-63 are in the second round.

  1. Carolina Panthers (via Chicago Bears)
  2. Houston Texans
  3. Arizona Cardinals
  4. Indianapolis Colts
  5. Seattle Seahawks (via Denver Broncos)
  6. Detroit Lions (via Los Angeles Rams)
  7. Las Vegas Raiders
  8. Atlanta Falcons
  9. Chicago Bears (via Carolina Panthers)
  10. Philadelphia Eagles (via New Orleans Saints)
  11. Tennessee Titans
  12. Houston Texans (via Cleveland Browns)
  13. New York Jets
  14. New England Patriots
  15. Green Bay Packers
  16. Washington Commanders
  17. Pittsburgh Steelers
  18. Detroit Lions
  19. Tampa Bay Buccaneers
  20. Seattle Seahawks
  21. Los Angeles Chargers
  22. Baltimore Ravens
  23. Minnesota Vikings
  24. Jacksonville Jaguars
  25. New York Giants
  26. Dallas Cowboys
  27. Buffalo Bills
  28. Cincinnati Bengals
  29. New Orleans Saints (via San Francisco 49ers through Miami Dolphins and Denver Broncos)
  30. Philadelphia Eagles
  31. Kansas City Chiefs
  32. Pittsburgh Steelers (via Chicago Bears)
  33. Houston Texans
  34. Arizona Cardinals
  35. Indianapolis Colts
  36. Los Angeles Rams
  37. Seattle Seahawks (via Denver Broncos)
  38. Las Vegas Raiders
  39. Carolina Panthers
  40. New Orlean Saints
  41. Tennessee Titans
  42. Cleveland Browns
  43. New York Jets
  44. Atlanta Falcons
  45. Green Bay Packers
  46. New England Patriots
  47. Washington Commanders
  48. Detroit Lions
  49. Pittsburgh Steelers
  50. Tampa Bay Buccaneers
  51. Miami Dolphins
  52. Seattle Seahawks
  53. Chicago Bears (via Baltimore Ravens)
  54. Los Angeles Chargers
  55. Detroit Lions (via Minnesota Vikings)
  56. Jacksonville Jaguars
  57. New York Giants
  58. Dallas Cowboys
  59. Buffalo Bills
  60. Cincinnati Bengals
  61. Chicago Bears (via Carolina Panthers through San Francisco 49ers)
  62. Philadelphia Eagles
  63. Kansas City Chiefs

The Panthers have their pick of the top four quarterback prospects in Alabama’s Bryce Young, Ohio State’s C.J. Stroud, Kentucky’s Will Levis, and Florida’s Anthony Richardson. Meanwhile, the Bears get much-needed draft capital to continue to build their team into a contender.

With the Texans set to pick second, who will be unlikely to surrender their pick, all eyes will be on the Arizona Cardinals, who don’t have a need at quarterback. Teams like the Indianapolis Colts and Las Vegas Raiders are teams to keep an eye on to eye a move up to ensure they get one of the top prospects.

The 2023 NFL Draft has gotten that much more interesting. Now, we wait until April 27 to see who the Panthers will select to be their quarterback of the future and face of the franchise.

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