Today, we wanted to bring you another set of prospects who will headline the 2022 NFL Draft and their best fit at the next level.
Garrett Wilson to the Cleveland Browns:
If you have caught any of the Cleveland Browns games this season, you have recognized that the Browns need some life to their passing game.
The Odell Beckham Jr. saga is now in their rearview mirror as he is now a part of the Los Angeles Rams organization.
The Browns rushing attack is as powerful as any in the NFL, but the Browns cannot reach the pinnacle without additional weapons on the outside.
Further complicating the matter is the Baker Mayfield contract. Whether or not the organization should pay Mayfield his asking price is debatable. What is not in debate is that if they don’t pay Mayfield, they will have a question mark at the quarterback position.
Jarvin Landry is a solid underneath receiver, but even Landry is getting a bit long in the tooth. Donovan Peoples-Jones is a talent but is best suited for third receiver duties.
The Browns would be wise to bring in multiple receiver options this off-season.
Right down the road, the Browns can find Garrett Wilson. Wilson is a dynamic receiver who has played into the NFL Draft’s WR1 conversation. Wilson brings the hometown talent to Cleveland and fills the team’s largest need.
Chris Olave to the Kansas City Chiefs:
We know that the Kansas City Chiefs want to upgrade the wide receiver position opposite Tyreek Hill. The Chiefs have tried any number of options from Mecole Hardman to Demarcus Robinson, to Byron Pringle, to Josh Gordon and have not been happy with the production that they have received.
Take a look at how NFL defenses are playing the Chiefs. Teams are trying to take away the big play by playing two safeties over the top. The Chiefs need someone NOT named Tyreek Hill to challenge a defense vertically to open up the intermediate passing game for Tyreek Hill and Travis Kelce.
Chris Olave could have come out in the 2021 NFL Draft but remained in school another season. Olave’s decision was a surprise to many of us who thought he was NFL ready then. He is the most NFL-ready receiver now.
Olave could step in from day one to develop chemistry with Patrick Mahomes and make the Chiefs offense even more prolific.
Kenny Pickett to the Pittsburgh Steelers:
One of the elephants in the room when it comes to NFL circles is what the Pittsburgh Steelers are going to do at the Quarterback position after 2021?
We all know that Big Ben is playing his last season in the Steel City, but who will take over when he is gone?
Many reporters will speculate that the Steelers could be in on the Aaron Rodgers or Russell Wilson sweepstakes. While that may be true, I have a hard time seeing the Steelers front office part with the assets and draft picks to acquire either veteran signal-caller.
The Steelers may be in a spot where they have to hit the reset button, similar to the New England Patriots this past season. The Patriots fell into Mac Jones and found their answer that way–could the Steelers do the same?
Kenny Pickett is entering the room. Pickett played as well as any quarterback in the country this past season and is deservedly receiving 1st round buzz.
Pickett brings accuracy and a demeanor that would be welcomed in Steel City. Don’t be surprised when the Steelers search for their next franchise quarterback ends in their backyard with Kenny Pickett.
Ikem Ekwonu to the New York Jets:
We know that Joe Douglas and the Jets front office takes pride in building up their offensive and defensive lines.
For evidence, look at the Jets’ last two drafts: Mekhi Becton in 2020 and Alijah Vera-Tucker in 2021. The Jets could use another piece along their offensive line.
Ikem Ekwonwu raised his draft stock as much as any offensive lineman in the country. Ekwonwu dominates and buries defenders at the point of attack.
There are some in the draft community that believes Okwonwu is best suited to play offensive guard. Others believe he can settle in at offensive tackle. Ekwonwu’s workout and measurements will go a long way to determining his future position.
Either way, the Jets, who have multiple 1st round picks, would love to add another massive mauler to product their franchise quarterback, Zach Wilson.