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It’s (almost) April – which means it’s absolutely time to dive fully in to the 2023 NFL Draft. All April (and we’re including the last week of March in this), we’ll be rolling out podcast episodes devoted to breaking down the draft from a team angle and from a positional angle.
Today kicks off the team portion of that exercise, as Matt Harmon is joined by Underdog Fantasy’s Josh Norris and Football Outsiders’ Rivers McCown to look at the teams picking at the top of next month’s draft: the Carolina Panthers and Houston Texans.
Before they dive into that analysis, Matt & Josh talk about a pair of news items in Lamar Jackson’s trade request from the Baltimore Ravens and the San Francisco 49ers top brass indicating that Brock Purdy will be the starter in 2023 (if he returns from an elbow injury in time).
For the bulk of the podcast, Matt and Josh discuss the Carolina Panthers’ offseason, whether they are more likely to pick CJ Stroud or Bryce Young with the first overall pick & how the new-look Panthers offense with key additions like Adam Thielen and Miles Sanders will undoubtedly be a friendly place for whatever QB is drafted in one month’s time.
At the back half of the show, Matt and Rivers dive into the Houston Texans’ offseason, if they should be happy with the 2nd overall pick, the state of the offense & who the Texans should be targeting with the 12th overall pick and beyond.
5:55 – Lamar Jackson wishes to be traded
12:55 – San Francisco’s QB situation in 2023
23:25 – Carolina’s offseason & choice with the 1st overall pick
50:30 – Houston’s offseason & how they will pick at 2nd & 12th overall
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