Updated 2023 NFL Draft Order Following Week 17 Results

Joe TanseyJanuary 2, 2023

HOUSTON, TX - JANUARY 01: Jeff Driskel #6 of the Houston Texans looks towards the sideline against the Jacksonville Jaguars during the first half at NRG Stadium on January 1, 2023 in Houston, Texas. (Photo by Cooper Neill/Getty Images)
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The Houston Texans are one loss from clinching the first pick in the 2023 NFL draft.

Houston's defeat Sunday at the hands of the Jacksonville Jaguars put it at 2-13-1.

The Texans are a half-game worse than the Chicago Bears. A loss in Week 18 to the Indianapolis Colts or a Bears win over the Minnesota Vikings will set up the Texans at the top of the draft order.

The Seattle Seahawks by way of the Denver Broncos, Arizona Cardinals and Colts fill out the rest of the top five after Sunday's Week 17 games.

2023 NFL 1st-Round Draft Order

1. Houston (2-13-1)

2. Chicago (3-13)

3. Seattle from Denver (4-12)

4. Arizona (4-12)

5. Indianapolis (4-11-1)

6. Detroit from L.A. Rams (5-11)

7. Atlanta (6-10)

8. Las Vegas (6-10)

9. Carolina (6-10)

10. Philadelphia from New Orleans (7-9)

11. Tennessee (7-9)

12. Houston from Cleveland (7-9)

13. New York Jets (7-9)

14. Washington (7-8-1)

15. Pittsburgh (8-8)

16. Green Bay (8-8)

17. Detroit (8-8)

18. Miami (8-8; forfeited)

19. Seattle (8-8)

20. Jacksonville (8-8)

21. Tampa Bay (8-8)

22. New England (8-8)

23. New York Giants (9-6-1)

24. Baltimore (10-6)

25. Los Angeles Chargers (10-6)

26. Cincinnati (11-4)

27. Minnesota (12-4)

28. Dallas (12-4)

29. Denver from San Francisco (12-4)

30. Buffalo (12-3)

31. Kansas City (13-3)

32. Philadelphia (13-3)

Houston's likely target would be a quarterback. Alabama's Bryce Young and Ohio State's C.J. Stroud headline the list of top prospects.

Young shined in the Sugar Bowl on Saturday, while Stroud was fantastic in Ohio State's College Football Playoff semifinal loss to Georgia.

Houston could use one to recharge the franchise after Davis Mills has started for most of the last two years.

Chicago can only land the top selection if it loses next week and the Texans win. The Bears will be looking to add talent around Justin Fields in the second year of the Matt Eberflus era.

The Bears would be a top candidate to trade down if they secure the second pick because they do not need a quarterback.

The Seahawks are in line to be third thanks to the latest loss by the Broncos.

The Russell Wilson trade could produce a top-five pick for Seattle, which is surely beyond the franchise's wildest expectations when the deal was made.

Arizona and Indianapolis are the other four-win teams.

The Detroit Lions (who have the Los Angeles Rams' pick), Las Vegas Raiders, Atlanta Falcons, Carolina Panthers and Philadelphia Eagles (who have the New Orleans Saints' pick) round out the top 10.