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Another year, another draft. The names may change but the goal remains the same for NFL teams drafting players. That is to find starters, contributors and hidden gems throughout the draft. What has changed most is the evolution it the big men in the trenches. Not only are they still big in size, but their athleticism is scary and off the charts today. With that said, here is a look at the four round 2022 NFL Mock Draft:
1. Jacksonville Jaguars – Evan Neal, Offensive Tackle, Alabama
Neal is a huge man with nimble feet and will protect franchise quarterback, Trevor Lawrence.
2. Detroit Lions – Aidan Hutchinson, Defensive End, Michigan
Building in the trenches is always a smart move and Hutchinson has a relentless motor with solid technique to get to the quarterback.
3. Houston Texans – Kayvon Thibodeaux, Defensive End, Oregon
The Texans have many needs but won’t pass up a chance at the best defensive prospect in the draft with Thibodeaux’s athleticism and raw, untapped talent.
4. New York Jets – Ikem Ekwonu, Offensive Tackle, North Carolina State
The Jets continue to build their line with the ultra athletic Ekwonu, who is equally adept at both pass and run blocking.
5. New York Giants – Kyle Hamilton, Safety, Notre Dame
The Giants need secondary help and get a good one with Hamilton, who can cover and come up and get support the run.
6. Carolina Panthers – Kenny Pickett, Quarterback, Pittsburgh
The Sam Darnold experiment didn’t work and they need a signal caller for the future. Pickett has solid mechanics and simply makes plays.
7. New York Giants – Ahmad Gardner, Cornerback, Cincinnati
The Giants continue to fortify their secondary with a lockdown corner. Gardner is quick, with the size to handle big receivers.
8. Atlanta Falcons – Matt Corral, Quarterback, Ole Miss
With Matt Ryan being traded in the offseason, time to get his replacement. Corral has a terrific arm and can run out of trouble, too.
9. Seattle Seahawks – Malik Willis, Quarterback, Liberty
The rebuild begins after longtime franchise quarterback Russell Wilson was traded. Willis is a clone of Wilson, with his ability to throw the deep ball and make plays with his legs.
10. New York Jets – David Stingley Jr., Cornerback, LSU
The Jets make another smart pick with cornerback Stingley Jr., who is a ball hawk and not afraid to get physical.
11. Washington Commanders – Charles Cross, Offensive Tackle, Mississippi State
The Commanders need to shore up their line and get a bruiser in Cross, who has a nasty disposition and appetite for pancakes.
12. Minnesota Vikings – Travon Walker, Defensive End, Georgia
The Vikings need to improve their defense and Walker is a good start. His strength and hands will help him apply pressure on the quarterback.
13. Houston Texans – Zion Johnson, Offensive Guard, Boston College
After picking a defensive lineman, they get a top notch offensive interior lineman in Johnson, who has good technique and attacks defenders.
14. Baltimore Ravens – Jermaine Johnson II, Defensive End, Florida State
The Ravens are shoring up the defense with a dynamic pass rusher in Johnson II, who is athletic with great bend off the edge.
15. Philadelphia Eagles – Garrett Wilson, Wide Receiver, Ohio State
The Eagles get Jalen Hurts another weapon in Wilson, who has great hands and good route running skills.
16. Philadelphia Eagles – Kyle Gordon, Cornerback, Washington
The Eagles need secondary help and Gordon will have an immediate impact. He has good anticipation and a high football IQ.
17. Los Angeles Chargers – Jordan Davis, Defensive Tackle, Georgia
The defense needs beef up front and they get a massive lineman in Davis, who defies logic with his speed and athleticism.
18. New Orleans Saints – Desmond Ridder, Quarterback, Cincinnati
Another team in need of a reset at quarterback. Ridder is a leader who is tough and improving as a passer.
19. Philadelphia Eagles – Tyler Linderbaum, Offensive Center, Iowa
The Eagles need to revamp their offense after many injuries and aging players. Linderbaum is the quarterback of the line, who will get everyone in their proper place.
20. Pittsburgh Steelers – Sam Howell, Quarterback, UNC
With Ben Roethlisberger retiring, the next leader is needed. Howell is a rugged, let it fly quarterback who will lead by example.
21. New England Patriots – Drake London, Wide Receiver, USC
The Patriots needs weapons on the outside for Mac Jones. London is a big target with a vast catch radius and sure hands.
22. Green Bay Packers – Treylon Burks, Wide Receiver, Arkansas
Davante Adams is gone, so drafting a receiver is a priority. Burks is a bigger receiver with sneaky speed who high points the ball very well.
23. Arizona Cardinals – Kenyon Green, Offensive Guard, Texas A&M
The Cardinals must shore up the line to better protect franchise quarterback Kyler Murray. Green uses brute strength to keep defenders off balance.
24. Dallas Cowboys – Trevon Penning, Offensive Tackle, Northern Iowa
Time for the Cowboys to replenish a depleting offensive line. Perming has the talent to contribute right away.
25. Buffalo Bills – Andrew Booth, Cornerback, Clemson
Buffalo is loading up on defense to make a Super Bowl run. Booth fills a need at corner with solid cover skills.
26. Tennessee Titans – Devin Lloyd, Outside Linebacker, Utah
The Titans defense needs help up front. Lloyd is a speedy, tackling machine who can pressure the quarterback and drop in coverage.
27. Tampa Bay Buccaneers – Chris Olave, Wide Receiver, Ohio State
With Tom Brady back, why not give him some weapons to throw to? Olave had very good speed, sure hands and can stretch the field.
28. Green Bay Packers – Devonte Wyatt, Defensive Tackle, Georgia
The Packers add some beef on the defensive line with Wyatt. He’s a space eater and a run stopper.
29. Kansas City Chiefs – Jameson Williams, Wide Receiver, Alabama
The Chiefs add a downfield threat in Williams. He can take a short slant to the house, too.
30. Kansas City Chiefs – George Karlaftis, Defensive End, Purdue
Now they address their defense with a relentless pass rusher in Karlaftis. He just makes plays.
31. Cincinnati Bengals – Bernhard Raimann, Offensive Tackle, Central Michigan
It’s all about protecting quarterback Joe Burrow. Raimann will help solidly the offensive line and add much needed depth.
32. Detroit Lions – Trent McDuffie, Cornerback, Washington
More defensive help is on the way with McDuffie, who plays bigger than his size suggest and likes to get physical.
33. Jacksonville Jaguars – David Ojabo, Defensive End, Michigan
34. Detroit Lions – George Pickens, Wide Receiver, Georgia
35. New York Jets – Boye Mafe, Defensive End, Minnesota
36. New York Giants – Tyler Smith, Offensive Tackle, Tulsa
37. Houston Texans – Lewis Cine, Safety, Georgia
38. New York Jets – Logan Hall, Defensive Tackle, Houston
39. Chicago Bulls – Jahan Dotson, Wide Receiver, Penn State
40. Seattle Seahawks – Roger McCreary, Cornerback, Auburn
41. Seattle Seahawks – Daniel Faalele, Offensive Tackle, Minnesota
42. Indianapolis Colts – Justin Ross, Wide Receiver, Clemson
43. Atlanta Falcons – Breece Hall, Running Back, Iowa State
44. Cleveland Browns – Christian Watson, Wide Receiver, North Dakota State
45. Baltimore Ravens – Travis Jones, Defensive Tackle, UCONN
46. Minnesota Vikings – Jalen Pitre, Safety, Baylor
47. Washington Commanders – Daxton Hill, Safety, Michigan
48. Chicago Bears – Kaiir Elam, Cornerback, Florida
49. New Orleans Saints – Skyy Moore, Wide Receiver, Western Michigan
50. Kansas City Chiefs – Marcus Jones, Safety, Northwestern Missouri
51, Philadelphia Eagles – Demaryin Leal, Defensive End, Texas A&M
52. Pittsburgh Steelers – Dylan Parham, Offensive Guard, Memphis
53. Green Bay Packers – Arnold Ebiketie, Defensive End, Penn State
54. New England Patriots – Nakobe Dean, Inside Linebacker, Georgia
55. Arizona Cardinals – Janaree Salyer, Offensive Tackle, Georgia
56. Dallas Cowboys – Cameron Thomas, Defensive End, San Diego State
57. Buffalo Bills – Cole Strange, Offensive Guard, Chattanooga
58. Atlanta Falcons – Quay Walker, Inside Linebacker, Georgia
59. Green Bay Packers – Darian Kinnard, Offensive Tackle, Kentucky
60. Tampa Bay Buccaneers – Kenneth Walker III, Running Back, Michigan State
61. San Francisco 49ers – Jaquan Brisker, Safety, Penn State
62. Kansas City Chiefs – Tariq Woolen, Cornerback, UTSA
63. Cincinnati Bengals – Nikolas Bonitto, Outside Linebacker, Oklahoma
64. Denver Broncos – Chad Muma, Inside Linebacker, Wyoming
65. Jacksonville Jaguars – Phidarian Mathis, Defensive Tackle, Alabama
66. Detroit Lions – Christian Harris, Outside Linebacker, Alabama
67. New York Giants – Gary Dulcich, Tight End, UCLA
68 Houston Texans – Carlos Strong, Quarterback, Nevada
69. New York Jets – David Bell, Wide Receiver, Purdue
70. Jacksonville Jaguars – Coby Bryant, Cornerback, Cincinnati
71. Chicago Bears – Nicholas Petit-Frere, Offensive Tackle, Ohio State
72. Seattle Seahawks – Kingsley Enagbare, Defensive End, South Carolina
73. Indianapolis Colts – Zyon McCollum, Cornerback, Sam Houston State
74. Atlanta Falcons – Josh Pascal, Defensive End, Kentucky
75. Denver Broncos – Kellen Diesch, Offensive Tackle, Arizona State
76. Baltimore Ravens – Troy Anderson, Inside Linebacker, Montana State
77. Minnesota Vikings – Martin Emerson, Cornerback, Mississippi State
78. Cleveland Browns – Leo Chenal, Inside Linebacker, Wisconsin
79. Los Angeles Chargers – Wan’dale Robinson, Wide Receiver, Nebraska
80. Houston Texans – Jaylon Armour-Davis, Cornerback, Alabama
81. New York Giants – Isaiah Spiller, Running Back, Texas A&M
82. Atlanta Falcons – Kirby Joseph, Safety, Illinois
83. Philadelphia Eagles – Cam Taylor-Britt, Safety, Nebraska
84. Pittsburgh Steelers – Vincent Gray, Cornerback, Michigan
85. New England Patriots – Nick Cross, Safely, Maryland
86. Las Vegas Raiders – Damone Clark, Inside Linebacker, LSU
87. Arizona Cardinals – Matthew Butler, Defensive Tackle, Tennessee
88. Dallas Cowboys – Verone McKinley, Safely, Oregon
89. Buffalo Bills – Brandon Smith, Outside Linebacker, Penn State
90. Tennessee Titans – Khalil Shakir, Wide Receiver, Boise State
91. Tampa Bay Buccaneers – Trey McBride, Tight End, Colorado State
92. Green Bay Packers – Max Mitchell, Offensive Tackle, Louisiana-Lafayette
93. San Francisco 49ers – Myjai Sanders, Defensive End, Cincinnati
94. Kansas City Chiefs – Channing Tindall, Inside Linebacker, Georgia
95. Cincinnati Bengals – Luke Fortner, Center, Kentucky
96. Denver Broncos – Jalen Wydermyer, Tight End, Texas A&M
97. Detroit Lions – Perrion Winfrey, Defensive Tackle, Oklahoma
98. New Orleans Saints – Rasheed Walker, Offensive Tackle, Penn State
99. Cleveland Browns – Dominique Robinson, Defensive End, Miami (Ohio)
100. Baltimore Ravens – Logan Bruss, Offensive Tackle, Wisconsin
101. New Orleans Saints – Bryan Cook, Safety, Cincinnati
102. Miami Dolphins – Luke Goedeke, Offensive Tackle, Central Michigan
103. Kansas City Chiefs – Mykael Wright, Cornerback, Oregon
104. Los Angeles Rams – Isaiah Likely, Tight End, Coastal Carolina
105. San Francisco 49ers – Josh Jobe, Cornerback, Alabama
106. Jacksonville Jaguars – Jeremy Bucket, Tight End, Ohio State
107. Houston Texans – John Metchie III, Wide Receiver, Alabama
108. Houston Texans – Jo Jo Domann, Inside Linebacker, Nebraska
109. Seattle Seahawks – Abraham Lucas, Offensive Tackle, Washington State
110. Baltimore Ravens – Jalen Tolbert, Wide Receiver, South Alabama
111. New York Jets – Darrian Beavers, Outside Linebacker, Cincinnati
112. New York Giants – Joshua Ezeudu, Offensive Guard, UNC
113. Washington Commanders – Markquese Bell, Cornerback, Florida A&M
114. Atlanta Falcons – Calvin Austin, Wide Receiver, Memphis
115. Denver Broncos – Dohnovan West, Offensive Guard, Arizona State
116. Denver Broncos – Akayleb Evans, Cornerback, Missouri
117. New York Jets – LaBryan Ray, Defensive Tackle, Alabama
118. Cleveland Browns – Jelani Woods, Tight End, Virginia
119. Baltimore Ravens – Alec Pierce, Wide Receiver, Cincinnati
120. New Orleans Saints – Micah McFadden, Outside Linebacker, Indiana
121. Kansas City Chiefs – John Ridgeway, Defensive Tackle, Arkansas-Little Rock
122. Indianapolis Colts – Sean Rhyan, Offensive Tackle, UCLA
123. Los Angeles Chargers – Thayer Mumford, Offensive Tackle, Ohio State
124. Philadelphia Eagles – Malcolm Rodriguez, Outside Linebacker, Oklahoma State
125. Miami Dolphins – Zachary Carter, Outside Linebacker, Florida
126. Las Vegas Raiders – Tycen Anderson, Safety, Toledo
127. New England Patriots – Drake Jackson, Defensive End, USC
128. Baltimore Ravens – Cade Mays, Offensive Guard, Tennessee
129. Dallas Cowboys – Tyquan Thorton, Wide Receiver, Baylor
130. Buffalo Bills – Ty Fryfogle, Wide Receiver, Indiana
131. Tennessee Titans – Jack Jones, Cornerback, Arizona State
132. Green Bay Packers – Tre Turner, Wide Receiver, Virginia Tech
133. Tampa Bay Buccaneers – Delarrin Turner-Yell, Safety, Oklahoma
134. San Francisco 49ers – Zach Tom, Center, Wake Forest
135. Kansas City Chiefs – Haskell Garrett, Defensive Tackle, Ohio State
136. Cincinnati Bengals – Cade Otton, Tight End, Washington
137. Carolina Panthers – Ed Ingram, Offensive Guard, LSU
138. Pittsburgh Steelers – Vederian Love, Offensive Tackle, Illinois
139. Baltimore Ravens – Kalon Barnes, Cornerback, Baylor
140. Green Bay Packers – Charlie Kolar, Tight End, Iowa State
141. Baltimore Ravens – James Cook, Running Back, Georgia
142. Los Angeles Rams – Eyioma Uwazurike, Defensive End, Iowa
143. Tennessee Titans – Marquis Hayes, Offensive Guard, Oklahoma