2022 NFL Mock Draft 1.0 (Nov. Edition)
Three quarterbacks and four defenseive backs in the Top 10! 2022 NFL Mock Draft 1.0
1. Detroit Lions QB Malik Willis Liberty
UBER talented prospect at the most important position; on the least talented team in the league. Can make up for some of the team’s short comings. Let the strongest arm in the draft carry them and get this 2022 NFL Mock Draft underway.
2. Houston Texans QB Kenny Pickett Pittsburgh
Uses the entire field and has some athletic ability to move in and out of the pocket. Has the arm, mind and is a leader.
3. Philadelphia Eagles (MIA) DE Kayvon Thibodeaux Oregon
Too talented to let go any further. Look up the word explosive and you see his picture. First guy off the snap every time and has been extremely productive. Can help replace what they will lose in Fletcher Cox; I don’t expect Cox to be in Philadelphia next year.
4. New York Jets CB Ahmad “Sauce” Gardner Cincinnati
Entering the 2021 NFL season there was not a fan nor analyst that didn’t know corner back was a huge issue for the Jets. As the season has progressed this has not changed. So lets go ahead and bring in a top corner back prospect who has allowed the least production of a receiver that plays across from him.
5. Jacksonville Jaguars OT Evan Neal Alabama
Plug and play stalwart at the left tackle position. Brings power size and consistency. Help to protect the franchise in Trevor Lawrence .
6. New York Giants DL George Karlaftis Purdue
A bull in the China shop who has devastating hand usage. I like what the Giants have up front from a run stopping stand point but they are missing someone who can be a consistent at rushing the passer. I do believe they have that in Azeez Ojulari but he’s not rushing every play as he has ability to drop and play in space.
7. New York Jets (SEA) CB Kaiir Elam Florida
With this pick the Jets have locked up the perimeter. They’ve gotten longer and more physical and I like it.
8. Washington Football Team CB Andrew Booth Jr. Clemson
Long, strong and aggressive and has swag you want at the position. Not sure there is a wider receiver type that he can’t handle. Outstanding ball skills Washington front four with the likes of William Jackson III, Kendall Fuller, and a talent like Andrew Booth Jr. on the back end should allow that front four to eat more often.
9. Philadelphia Eagles QB Matt Corral Ole Miss
Obviously this is assuming Hurts has not worked out. What Corral brings that Hurts does not is the ability to be consistent and be in control of the offense. Corral will get the ball to his play makers letting it go when it is there and if not will use his athleticism to make a play.
10. Miami Dolphins (49ers) OL Kenyon Green Texas A&M
Extremely versatile played both guard positions and now playing left tackle. Easy mover and can reach second and third level like it’s an everyday thing. This pick screams Dolphins just like Rashad Bateman did for the Ravens last year. It just fit with the offensive line woes.
Are the Ohio State Buckeyes Wide Receiver U?
11. Carolina Panthers OT Charles Cross Miss State
QB is a concern but I figure they can do that later on or in free agency. Need a book end to pair with Taylor Moton to protect whoever is the future signal caller.
12. New England Patriots WR Chris Olave Ohio State
With a traditional drop back quarterback you must not only protect him but he needs weapons on the perimeter who can win. Olave can win and win consistently as he is an astute route-runner and may be the best to ever do it coming out of Ohio State.
13. Denver Broncos QB Sam Howell North Carolina
They missed the opportunity at Justin Fields last year. They wont make that same mistake this year. Howell has a big, strong arm and the ability to move in and out of the pocket yet still manages to make quality decisions. Howell is what this Broncos need; the willingness and ability to go down the field consistently. He’s not afraid to give his guys a chance to make a play.
14. Philadelphia Eagles (IND) S Kyle Hamilton Notre Dame
Too talented to pass up here and will allow the Eagles to be multiple and do things on defense they otherwise can’t and will not do. Hamilton is extremely rangy being able to cover the entire field in the blink of an eye. Also has the ability to come down hill clean and clear to make a play.
15. Kansas City Chiefs S Jaquan Brisker Penn State
Daniel Sorenson’s replacement. The safety position opposite Tyrann Mathieu, is lacking talent, instincts and speed. Brisker brings all three with a level of violence that is lacking in that secondary.
16. New York Giants (CHI) DE Aidan Hutchison Michigan
When you have the opportunity to get a guy who has a plan every play and couples that with his outstanding hands, technique, and extremely high motor you can’t allow him to pass here.
17. Atlanta Falcons DE Adam Anderson Georgia
Another one these teams that lack pass rush from the edge. This is inexcusable when you have the likes of Grady Jarrett in the middle there should be someone lined up on his outside shoulder who can be efficient and effective coming off the edge with speed, speed and more speed.
18. Pittsburgh Steelers QB Desmond Ridder Cincinnati
I don’t see a scenario where the Steelers don’t grab a QB in the 1st round this year. Ridder has taken a team in the AAC and catapulted them to #2 in the country in recent weeks. Many thought Cincinnati would compete but falter at some point and they have not.
19. Minnesota Vikings CB Derek Stingley Jr. LSU
With Patrick Peterson on a one year deal the revamping of the corner back position continues. Stingley Jr. is a smooth, fluid mover, who has the size and range to close on the ball.
20. Cleveland Browns WR Garrett Wilson Ohio State
Odell Beckham Jr. out and Garrett Wilson in. Before the catch, he has a plan. During the catch, plays above the rim. And after the catch he’s silky smooth. Coming from wider receiver U!
A running back makes the cut!
21. Buffalo Bills DE Myjai Sanders Cincinnati
Pass rusher that can be added to the rotation upfront. Gives Buffalo a different body type and skill set on the edge.
22. New Orleans Saints WR Treylon Burks Arkansas
Finally the Saints do the right thing and concern themselves with the receiver position. Getting a guy who is not only big, but elusive and fast!
23. Los Angeles Chargers DT Jordan Davis Georgia
Let’s be honest here . The Chargers are as sweet up the middle as Trolli sour gummy worms. Enter the best defensive tackle. A line of scrimmage wrecker, displacer, and outright bully!
24. Las Vegas Raiders WR Jahan Dotson Penn State
Too easy here. The Ruggs replacement, can play above the rim and move much like Hunter Renfrow with game breaking speed.
25. Tennessee Titans LB Devin Lloyd Utah
Love his ability to go sideline-to-sideline and get down hill quick, fast, and in a hurry whether he is beating would be blockers or shedding those blockers.
26. Cincinnati Bengals DL DeMarvin Leal Texas A&M
As this defense has been a surprise for most this year, I think adding someone as versatile and disruptive at the line in Leal can go a long way in solidifying that front four.
27. Baltimore Ravens OT Darian Kinnard Kentucky
Great power, technique and doesn’t miss snaps. Plug and play at a position that needs to be addressed.
28. Dallas Cowboys CB Mykael Wright Oregon
Balls skills. Ball skills. Ball skills. Dallas may have the best in the league in Diggs in term, why not sure up the other side in Wright with comparable ball skills.
29. Green Bay Packers DE/LB Drake Jackson USC
I prefer him rushing the passer but he can drop into coverage and would fit well within the Packers’ scheme.
30. Detroit Lions (LAR) WR Drake London USC
Another injection of talent at one of the many positions that the Lions need help. Catch radius, acceleration and ability to eat after the catch.
31. Tampa Bay Buccaneers C Tyler Linderbaum Iowa
I know the Iowa blocking scheme is similar to what the Bucs do so why not get the main cog within it. Ryan Jensen’s replacement!
32. Arizona Cardinals RB Kenneth Walker III Michigan St.
Honestly, I just wanted to get him in the first round and if he can continue to carry the Spartans to the playoffs skies the limit.