2022 NFL Mock Draft – Make It Count

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:

 

Round 1

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.

 

Round 2

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

 

Round 3

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 SaintsRasheed 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

 

Round 4

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

 

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