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2022 NFL Mock Draft: Examining how Round 1 could unfold if Russell Wilson, Aaron Rodgers are traded

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Michigan

• Sr

• 6’6″

/ 265 lbs

Projected Team

Jacksonville

PROSPECT RNK

7th

POSITION RNK

3rd

Hutchinson will probably be the consensus top prospect in this class, and the new Jaguars coach shouldn’t let the presence of Josh Allen and K’Lavon Chaisson stop the team from picking the Michigan superstar.

Oregon

• Soph

• 6’5″

/ 258 lbs

Projected Team

Detroit

PROSPECT RNK

2nd

POSITION RNK

1st

Thibodeaux has Hall of Fame upside, he just has to get better with his hands and add weight.

LSU

• Jr

• 6’1″

/ 195 lbs

Projected Team

Houston

PROSPECT RNK

3rd

POSITION RNK

1st

The Texans should ride out the 2022 season with Davis Mills at quarterback and build the rest of the roster. Stingley has All-Pro talent at corner.

Alabama

• Jr

• 6’7″

/ 350 lbs

Projected Team

N.Y. Jets

PROSPECT RNK

4th

POSITION RNK

1st

Neal’s film isn’t perfect but he’s a massive offensive tackle with freaky athletic traits.

Liberty

• Jr

• 6’1″

/ 195 lbs

Projected Team

Seattle

PROSPECT RNK

30th

POSITION RNK

3rd

The Seahawks use a pick received in the Russell Wilson trade to land Willis, the most naturally talented quarterback in this class.

Notre Dame

• Jr

• 6’4″

/ 219 lbs

Projected Team

N.Y. Jets

PROSPECT RNK

1st

POSITION RNK

1st

Hamilton is the size of a sleek tight end, moves like a cornerback, and hits like a safety.

Pittsburgh

• Sr

• 6’3″

/ 220 lbs

Projected Team

Carolina

PROSPECT RNK

15th

POSITION RNK

2nd

Pickett was once a Temple recruit during the Matt Rhule era, and no current coach loves acquiring “his guys” more than the Panthers coach.

Mississippi State

• Soph

• 6’5″

/ 310 lbs

Projected Team

N.Y. Giants

PROSPECT RNK

29th

POSITION RNK

5th

Cross has the smoothest athletic traits of any offensive tackle in this class, and the Giants need more reinforcement up front.

Ole Miss

• Jr

• 6’2″

/ 205 lbs

Projected Team

Washington

PROSPECT RNK

10th

POSITION RNK

1st

Corral plays a little bit erratic but that style has decreased during his time at Ole Miss, and he’s made better decisions more consistently. The Football Team adds serious competition for Taylor Heinicke.

NC State

• Soph

• 6’4″

/ 320 lbs

Projected Team

Atlanta

PROSPECT RNK

12th

POSITION RNK

1st

Ekwonu is a compact, mobile tackle with some guard traits. Atlanta’s offensive line has been a problem for years.

Iowa

• Jr

• 6’3″

/ 290 lbs

Projected Team

Green Bay

PROSPECT RNK

5th

POSITION RNK

2nd

Linderbaum would help the Packers already sturdy offensive front. He’s the best center prospect we’ve seen in a long time.

Clemson

• Jr

• 6’0″

/ 200 lbs

Projected Team

Minnesota

PROSPECT RNK

11th

POSITION RNK

2nd

Booth has light feet and tremendous ball skills. He’d be a big-time playmaker in Mike Zimmer’s defense.

Alabama

• Jr

• 6’2″

/ 189 lbs

Projected Team

New Orleans

PROSPECT RNK

24th

POSITION RNK

6th

The Saints have to rebuild their receiver group, and Williams has the twitch, catch radius, and speed to be a No. 1 wideout in the NFL.

Arkansas

• Jr

• 6’3″

/ 225 lbs

Projected Team

Cleveland

PROSPECT RNK

22nd

POSITION RNK

4th

Burks is a truck and he moves like a souped-up sedan. The Browns have to get more dynamic at receiver.

Purdue

• Jr

• 6’4″

/ 275 lbs

Projected Team

Pittsburgh

PROSPECT RNK

6th

POSITION RNK

2nd

Karlaftis is closer to the top edge rushers than many think. He has an NFL body, good athletic traits, and knows how to use his hands around the corner.

Michigan

• Jr

• 6’5″

/ 250 lbs

Ojabo isn’t a finished product but has serious bending ability when turning the corner.

Ohio State

• Jr

• 6’0″

/ 192 lbs

Projected Team

Las Vegas

PROSPECT RNK

16th

POSITION RNK

2nd

Wilson’s film is an absolute blast because of his athleticism and speed downfield. The Raiders could use another weapon for Derek Carr.

Cincinnati

• Jr

• 6’2″

/ 188 lbs

Projected Team

Baltimore

PROSPECT RNK

17th

POSITION RNK

3rd

Gardner is the perfect ultra-physical man-to-man cornerback for the Ravens defense.

Georgia

• Jr

• 6’0″

/ 225 lbs

Projected Team

Philadelphia

PROSPECT RNK

27th

POSITION RNK

3rd

Dean is going to be atop the linebacker group for many teams in this draft class. He flies to the football and is deft in coverage.

Florida

• Jr

• 6’2″

/ 196 lbs

Projected Team

Philadelphia

PROSPECT RNK

26th

POSITION RNK

4th

Elam is a physical, press man cornerback with the length to disrupt passes down the field and good athletic traits to stay in phase with slippery receivers.

Central Michigan

• Jr

• 6’7″

/ 305 lbs

Projected Team

Miami

PROSPECT RNK

37th

POSITION RNK

7th

Rainmann is going to ascend boards during the pre-draft process because of his athletic prowess, length, and upside. He’s a former tight end relatively new to playing the position. The Dolphins have to continue to invest in their blocking group.

Utah

• Jr

• 6’3″

/ 235 lbs

Projected Team

New England

PROSPECT RNK

20th

POSITION RNK

1st

Lloyd is a missile on the football field with long arms. He’s the type of authoritative linebacker Bill Belichick loves.

Penn State

• Sr

• 6’3″

/ 256 lbs

Projected Team

Philadelphia

PROSPECT RNK

92nd

POSITION RNK

6th

Ebeketie is the latest rocked-up, athletic specimen on the edge from Penn State. The Eagles have to bring more youth to their defensive line.

Texas A&M

• Jr

• 6’4″

/ 325 lbs

Projected Team

Arizona

PROSPECT RNK

13th

POSITION RNK

3rd

Green is a multidimensional blocker with years of productivity in the SEC. He’ll be a welcomed addition to the group tasked to protect Kyler Murray.

Washington

• Soph

• 5’11”

/ 195 lbs

Projected Team

Buffalo

PROSPECT RNK

50th

POSITION RNK

3rd

McDuffie is a savvy and athletic zone cornerback who can play in the slot or safety in a pinch.

Northern Iowa

• Jr

• 6’7″

/ 321 lbs

Projected Team

Cincinnati

PROSPECT RNK

38th

POSITION RNK

8th

Penning is a tall, athletic small-school blocker who’s going to rise during the pre-draft process.

Houston

• Jr

• 6’6″

/ 275 lbs

Projected Team

Tampa Bay

PROSPECT RNK
POSITION RNK

Hall is the exact type of large, versatile defensive linemen the Buccaneers love to deploy up front.

USC

• Jr

• 6’5″

/ 210 lbs

Projected Team

Detroit

PROSPECT RNK

23rd

POSITION RNK

5th

The Lions have gotten quality contributions from Amon-Ra St. Brown over the past month, but this is a team that needs a true No. 1. London can be that type.

Washington

• Jr

• 6’7″

/ 310 lbs

Projected Team

Tennessee

PROSPECT RNK

28th

POSITION RNK

4th

The Titans need to solidify the outside of their offensive line, and Kirkland is a high upside blocker because of his pass protection abilities.

Ohio State

• Sr

• 6’1″

/ 188 lbs

Projected Team

Dallas

PROSPECT RNK

18th

POSITION RNK

3rd

Because of his experience and production on the perimeter, Olave would be an instant-impact replacement for Michael Gallup.

Auburn

• Sr

• 6’0″

/ 190 lbs

Projected Team

Kansas City

PROSPECT RNK

33rd

POSITION RNK

5th

McCreary has years of awesome man-coverage experience in the SEC. The Chiefs could use more reinforcements in their secondary.

Purdue

• Jr

• 6’2″

/ 205 lbs

Projected Team

Green Bay

PROSPECT RNK

34th

POSITION RNK

7th

If Bell tests decently, he could sneak into the first round. He’s been one of the most productive receivers in college football over the past three seasons.




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