2023 mock NFL Draft 3.0: Final 11th-hour edition (with trades)

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With the 2023 NFL Draft on our doorstep, the final 2023 mock draft from Niner Noise is released complete with trades and bonus 49ers picks.

The San Francisco 49ers might be waiting to pick for a while, but that doesn’t mean there isn’t a lot of storylines to play out on the opening night that Niners fans can’t sit back and watch.

Whether it’s Bryce Young or C.J. Stroud competing for the No. 1 pick, the Houston Texans supposedly ready to pass on one of them to trade out of the No. 2 pick, wondering which team might trade up for polarizing prospect Anthony Richardson, seeing where divisive defensive tackle prospect Jalen Carter finishes and even wondering if top running back prospect Bijan Robinson can even crack the top 10 despite being the best prospect overall, there is a lot to play out.

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So naturally, it’s time to try to predict what happens with all this craziness with one final mock draft. Complete with trades that almost definitely won’t happen!

This has genuinely been the most fun trying to write. The complete anarchy has been almost unprecedented, with not a single pick having an obvious solution. There’s quite a lot to play out, to say the least.

The trades will be calculated with the help of a value chart, and a little bit of common sense (which will be explained further in the first trade).

Also, just a reminder that this season there are 31 first-round selections and not 32, as the Miami Dolphins had to forfeit theirs due to tampering.

Also included at the end will be the 49ers third-round selections, just to keep 49ers fans reading until the end of the draft.

For reference you can find the first mock draft here, and the second mock draft here.

And as always, all questions or critiques are welcomed. I’ll do my best to explain the reasonings behind every selection. So let’s get started.