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● By Glynn Morgan
What an amazing and entertaining 2023 NFL Draft was. There were several surprise trades, most notably, the Texans maneuvering to secure the third-overall spot, right after they selected a quarterback (C.J. Stroud) with the second-overall pick. A couple of highly touted prospects (QB - Will Levis and CB - Joey Porter Jr.) fell completely out of the first round, and were eventually chosen in the second round two. We also saw the Jalen Carter conundrum finally conclude with him joining an already stacked NFC Champion, Philadelphia 'Bulldogs'....er, I meant Eagles.

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