Corn's Cogitations

● By Trenton Corn
Every year after the draft, I put out my “way too early” NFL mock draft for the following season. Of my 18 players mentioned in my “Way too early 2023 mock draft”, Ten were selected in the first round. Last year’s article saw me identify ten as well. This year, I’m looking to break through and get at-least eleven correct. This year will be a little different however, as instead of predicting the first eighteen draft picks, I’ll use the Vegas odds. Why only 18 picks? This early into the process (literally the beginning), I think identifying the first few core group of prospects is much more beneficial to you than throwing out 32 names and hoping they stick. This article should do nothing but introduce you to some of the first few prospects. Additionally, I use the first 18 teams because that’s the cutoff for the NFL playoffs. With how unpredictable the postseason is, it’s much more likely to predict which teams won’t make the playoffs, than predict how far teams will go, once there.

Top Players Not Included

These players appear in the top 18 of our

Consensus Big Board

, but do not show up in this mock.