The 2023 NFL mock draft action is heating up with every team across the league squarely in the offseason.

As teams and prospects prepare for the NFL Combine down the road, Kyle Stackpole with CBS Sports unveiled his latest projections for the first round of the draft. While Stackpole is among the group of analysts to project Bryce Young No. 1 overall, Stackpole’s mock comes with a twist.

In this mock draft, Stackpole has Young being selected by the Chicago Bears while the Bears trade Justin Fields. While the idea of trading Fields is surprising to some after his 2022 performance, the idea has been batted around during the pre-draft process.

After that, Stackpole has a total of 15 SEC stars coming off the board in the first round, including Alabama’s Jahmyr Gibbs sneaking into the end of the round. Here is every SEC player projected in the first round of Stackpole’s mock draft:

  • No. 1 — Bryce Young, QB, Alabama — Chicago Bears
  • No. 3 — Jalen Carter, DL, Georgia — Arizona Cardinals
  • No. 4 — Will Levis, QB, Kentucky — Indianapolis Colts
  • No. 5 — Will Anderson Jr., Edge, Alabama — Seattle Seahawks
  • No. 9 — Anthony Richardson, QB, Florida — Carolina Panthers
  • No. 13 — Brian Branch, S, Alabama — New York Jets
  • No. 14 — Broderick Jones, OT, Georgia — New England Patriots
  • No. 16 — O’Cyrus Torrence, OL, Florida — Washington Commanders
  • No. 19 — Drew Sanders, LB, Arkansas — Tampa Bay Buccaneers
  • No. 23 — Kelee Ringo, CB, Georgia — Minnesota Vikings
  • No. 24 — Darnell Washington, TE, Georgia — Jacksonville Jaguars
  • No. 27 — Jalin Hyatt, WR, Tennessee — Buffalo Bills
  • No. 29 — Nolan Smith, Edge, Georgia — New Orleans Saints
  • No. 30 — Emmanuel Forbes, CB, Mississippi State — Philadelphia Eagles
  • No. 31 — Jahmyr Gibbs, RB, Alabama — Kansas City Chiefs