2022 NFL Mock Draft: Version 2.0

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2022 NFL Mock Draft- Version 2.0

We are ten weeks into the NFL season and so many things have changed across the NFL and College Football landscape. Time to take a look at an NFL Mock Draft and see the latest fallout.

1) Detroit Lions: Kayvon Thibodeaux DE Oregon Ducks
Kayvon Thibodeaux tops the list of most NFL teams around the league. Don’t be thrown off by the injury in the middle of the season–Thibodeaux is a game-changer.

2) Houston Texans: Aidan Hutchinson DE Michigan Wolverines
If there is any player in the country putting pressure on Kayvon Thibodeaux, it is Aidan Hutchinson. Hutchinson has been the most dominant defensive force in the country this season and can make a case to be selected 1st overall.

3) New York Jets: Evan Neal OT Alabama Crimson Tide
Evan Neal is a monster of a man. Neal can slide in and dominate for the next decade-plus. Can you imagine Evan Neal opposite Mekhi Becton?

4) Jacksonville Jaguars: Kyle Hamilton S Notre Dame Fighting Irish
Kyle Hamilton is the most intriguing prospect in the draft. Hamilton may be the best player in the country, but NFL teams rarely value the safety position this highly.

5) Philadelphia Eagles: Derek Stingley Jr. CB LSU Tigers
The Philadelphia Eagles need some help in their secondary in the worst way. Derek Stingley Jr. has been the top cornerback in college football since he stepped on the field as a freshman.

6) New York Giants: Malik Willis QB Liberty Flames
My best guess–the New York Giants are searching for a new general manager and a new head coach. When you see changes like this at the top, they accompany changes at the quarterback position.

7) New York Jets (via Seattle): Andrew Booth Jr. CB Clemson Tigers
The New York Jets front office knows they have work to do on their defense. Drafting a player with the upside of Andrew Booth Jr. is a start.

8) New York Giants (via Chicago): Kenyon Green IOL Texas A&M Aggies
The New York Giants have work to do upfront on their offensive line, regardless of who is under center. Kenyon Green is a day one ready-made starter in the interior.

9) Washington Football Team: Matt Corral QB Ole Miss Rebels
The Washington Franchise Team has to go another direction this off-season. Matt Corral is far from a perfect prospect, but there are some skills here to unleash.

10) Miami Dolphins (via San Fran): Treylon Burks WR Arkansas Razorbacks
I believe Treylon Burks has a great shot at becoming the first receiver drafted. Burks would be an ideal long-term compliment for Jaylen Waddle.

11) Philadelphia Eagles: DeMarvin Leal DT Texas A&M Aggies
For a team like the Eagles who build along their offensive and defensive lines, a prospect like DeMarvin Leal is ideal. Leal could learn from the likes of Fletcher Cox and then take over full-time in 2023.

12) Atlanta Falcons: Ahmad Gardner CB Cincinnati Bearcats
Ahmad Gardner is one of the most tenacious and aggressive defensive backs in the class. Gardner has his fans around the league, don’t be surprised when he is selected earlier than anticipated.

13) Minnesota Vikings: Kaiir Elam CB Florida Gators
The Vikings need some help in their secondary in the worst way. Kaiir Elam is a rock-solid prospect that would start from day one.

14) Denver Broncos: Kenny Pickett QB Pittsburgh Panthers
The Denver Broncos are another franchise that has to make a move at their quarterback position. Kenny Pickett has elevated his draft stock as much as any player in the country.

15) Philadelphia Eagles (via Ind): George Karlaftis DE Purdue Boilermakers
Another draft pick, and another building block along their defensive line. The Eagles commit to who they are and add two monsters in Leal and Karlaftis.

16) Cleveland Browns: Garrett Wilson WR Ohio State Buckeyes
In the absence of Odell Beckham Jr., the Cleveland Browns know that they need to add some help at the wide receiver position. Garrett Wilson may be the most complete receiver in the 2022 draft class.

17) Cincinnati Bengals: Ikem Ekwonu IOL NC State Wolfpack
The Cincinnati Bengals know they need to continue to invest in their offensive line to keep their franchise signal-caller, Joe Burrow, upright.

18) Las Vegas Raiders: Chris Olave WR Ohio State Buckeyes
The Raiders’ need at the wide receiver position is apparent. They must move on from Henry Ruggs III and look to add another player who can stretch the football field.

19) Carolina Panthers: Nicholas Petit-Frere OT Ohio State Buckeyes
The Carolina Panthers have failed to address their issues along their offensive line for far too long. Nicholas Petit-Frere is a fast-rising eater of worlds along the offensive line.

20) Los Angeles Chargers: Jordan Davis DT Georgia Bulldogs
One of the better fits in the draft–a run-stuffing monster like Jordan Davis is just what the Chargers need to improve their poor run defense.

21) New Orleans Saints: Carson Strong QB Nevada Wolfpack
I don’t believe the Saints are going to turn back to Jameis Winston and Taysom Hill next year. They know that they need a long-term answer at the quarterback position. Carson Strong has the talent–he just needs someone to unlock his upside.

22) New England Patriots: Tyler Linderbaum C Iowa Hawkeyes
Tyler Linderbaum is the best center prospect that we have seen in quite some time. Linderbaum snapping to Mac Jones could be a pairing for 15 years.

23) Kansas City Chiefs: Jahan Dotson WR Penn State Nittany Lions
No team in the league values speed as much as the Kansas City Chiefs. Jahan Dotson would pose quite the threat opposite Tyreek Hill.

24) Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Drake Jackson DE USC Trojans
The Buccaneers believe in building on their strength. The Bucs defensive front is getting a bit long in the tooth. Drake Jackson would provide some juice and versatility up-front.

25) Pittsburgh Steelers: Sean Rhyan OT UCLA Bruins
The Pittsburgh Steelers are another team that needs to find their long-term answer under center. My best guess is that they find it via free agency or trade. The Steelers turn their attention to fortifying their offensive line here with an offensive tackle with a high ceiling in Sean Rhyan.

26) Baltimore Ravens: Trevor Penning OT Northern Iowa
Trevor Penning went from an unknown to a favorite of the draft community. Penning will need some work adjusting to life at the NFL level, but the potential is there.

27) Detroit Lions (via LA Rams): Drake London WR USC Trojans
If not for a serious injury, Drake London is likely drafted higher than this. The Detroit Lions need playmakers in the worst way and London would be a welcome addition to their morbid offense.

28) Dallas Cowboys: Daxton Hill S Michigan Wolverines
The Dallas Cowboys continue to look for ways to improve their defense. Recent additions in Micah Parsons and Trevon Diggs have the defense trending in the right direction, but they need some reinforcements. Daxton Hill is a difference-maker at the safety position.

29) Buffalo Bills: Trent McDuffie CB Washington Huskies
The Buffalo Bills add more help in their secondary with this selection. Trent McDuffie has the ability to play on the outside or in the slot and would add versatility to the Bills’ defense.

30) Arizona Cardinals: Jaquan Brisker S Penn State Nittany Lions
Has any player in the country raised their draft stock recently the way Jaquan Brisker has? Brisker was barely on the radar at the beginning of the season and now a 1st round projection is not out of the question.

31) Tennessee Titans: Myjai Sanders DE Cincinnati Bearcats
The Tennessee Titans surprisingly have the best record in the AFC. The Titans need pass-rush reinforcements in the worst way.

32) Green Bay Packers: Christian Harris LB Alabama Crimson Tide
A simple best player available projection here. NFL front offices will covet a player with the ability and leadership intangibles of a Christian Harris.

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