2022 NFL Mock Draft
1 Jags Travon Walker EDGE
Walker a physical freak of nature is going to be very good having all the tools a DE needs to be successful in the NFL. But passing on Aidan Hutchinson will be a move that will be talked about for years to come.
2 Lions Aidan Hutchinson EDGE
For the second straight year, the Lions have a special talent fall into their laps. Hutchinson will be the anchor of their dline for years to come as the Lions take the next step in their rebuild.
3 Texans (potential trade down pick) Derek Stingley Jr. CB
This pick could very well be the first trade of the NFL Draft. Texans have scouted Stingley Jr. heavily and are linked to him. He’s very good in the press and shined in his pro day to put himself in a position to go top five.
4 Jets Ikem Ekwonu OT
This is arguably the best tackle class in a while with three tackles going top 10. Jets need more protection for Zach Wilson and Ekwonu is what the doctor ordered.
5 Giants Evan Neal OT
Not only do I believe he’s the best offensive lineman in the draft class. I also believe he’s a top-five prospect who will be tasked with protecting Daniel Jones’s blindside at left tackle or moving to right tackle. Either way, the Giants need offensive lineman desperately.
6 Panthers Charles Cross OT
Speaking of a team that needs offensive line help here are the Panthers having one fall right into their lap. They could shock the NFL go QB here but like the Giants, they desperately need help in that area.
7 Giants (trade down) Ahmad “Sauce” Gardner CB
The Giants are back on the clock and once again fill a positional need by getting a lockdown corner. Gardner allowed less than 400 yards in college that alone should speak for itself about the special talent he is.
8 Falcons Kayvon Thibodeaux DE
Once considered to be the top overall pick Thibodeaux has fallen down stock-wise due to “character and potential work ethic issues.” The talent is there but if you don’t work for it you’ll fall into the bust category. The Falcons need a pass rusher and should take a chance here and wait on a QB to replace Matt Ryan. Wideout could also be in play here as well.
9 Seahawks Jermaine Johnson II DE potential trade down pick
A late bloomer who’s rising up draft boards being linked to go top 10. Johnson II has the potential to be a very good defensive end in the NFL. The Seahawks really could use a pass rusher to combat its foes in the NFC West.
10 Jets Jameson Williams WR
The first wideout is off the board and it’s a special one arguably the top wideout in this talented class. Williams has been compared to Tyreek Hill and for a very good reason. An ACL injury could have him fall but there should be no concerns for him to meet his potential. The Jets missed out on getting Hill in a trade they very well could get their own version of him here instead.
11 Commanders Drake London WR (potential trade back pick)
There are a lot of different ways the Commanders could go with this pick with multiple wideouts and Kyle Hamilton on the board. However, Drake London who I believe his pro comparison is Mike Evans’s jump-ball ability, and Allen Robinson with route running will be the pick here. London will be a fine addition for quarterback Carson Wentz. The Commanders could also trade back still have a wideout they like.
12 Vikings Kyle Hamilton FS
Meet the best prospect in this draft class who I believe can do it all. His ability to cover the whole field is unmatched and one year from now I believe he will be a top safety in the NFL. His 40 time is a reason he’s falling down draft boards but the Vikings need help on their defense and they get the best prospect in the draft class.
13 Texans Garrett Wilson WR (potential trade down pick)
Whoever ends up at 13 I feel confident will take a wideout. If it’s the Texans they need another weapon to put alongside Brandon Cooks. While I’m not as high on Wilson as other wideouts in this class. He’s still got alot of the tools to be a star in this league.
14 Ravens Jordan Davis IDL
The Ravens need beef up front to combat the running backs in the AFC North. What better way to do it than draft the 341-pound linemen who ran a 4.78 40-yard dash and dominated in college.
15 Eagles Chris Olave WR
The Eagles could very well trade up and get a wideout like a Jameson Williams. But, they take Olave here and a duo of him and DeVonta Smith sounds good on paper.
16 Saints Trevor Penning OT
A quarterback could still be in play here but they need a tackle with Terron Armstead’s departure.
17 Chargers Kenyon Green OG
Another team that could get a wideout for Justin Herbert but they also could use a guard to protect him as well.
18 Eagles Trent McDuffie CB
A need and a good fit for the Eagles here to pair up with Darius Slay Jr.
19 Saints Kenny Pickett QB
The first quarterback is off the board and it’s an interesting one who has the tools to succeed in the NFL. But, fumbles with his hand size could be an issue for some. A redshirt year behind Jameis Winston is also likely.
20 Steelers Malik Willis QB
They don’t have to trade up to get their guy whatsoever falling right into their lap.
21 Patriots Andrew Booth Jr CB
With J.C. Jackson gone in free agency, this pick is a potential replacement to fill the void.
22 Packers Christian Watson WR
This is a home run pick and arguably the top prospect in the draft my opinion and maybe for the wideout class. Watson is a combination of Deebo Samuell and Justin Jefferson and will have Aaron Rodgers throwing him the football.
23 Cards George Karlaftis Edge
A position of need especially with Chandler Jones gone in free agency.
24 Cowboys Tyler Smith OT
He would fill a position of need at right tackle but watch out for a trade-up by the Cowboys or a wideout as well.
25 Bills Breece Hall RB
They need a run game to help Josh Allen out and Hall seems like the logical pick here.
26 Titans Jahan Doston WR
The Titans need depth at wide receiver, especially with Robert Woods coming off his ACL injury. Taking Doston here with his ability to not drop passes makes him the logical pick. Also, AJ Brown, him, and Woods sound very good on paper.
27 Bucs Devin Lloyd LB
There are alot of routes the Bucs could go here but Lloyd is a talent that can contribute right away on that defense.
28 Packers Quay Walker LB
Packers could use another piece on their defense and Walker fits the bills.
29 Chiefs Treylon Burks WR
A wideout nobody talks about in this class but a replacement for Tyreek Hill.
30 Chiefs Kaiir Elam CB
Fills another position of need.
31 Bengals Tyler Linderbeaum C
Bengals need to keep building their offensive line and they do just that with this pick.
32 Lions Desmond Riddler QB
This is a pick to get a guy to take over the job from Jared Goff sooner or later.