2022 Post-Super Bowl NFL Mock Draft

2022 Post-Super Bowl NFL Mock Draft

Now that the big game is in the books, and we have all 32 selections locked in, let’s take a look at how our latest NFL Mock Draft shakes out:

1) Jacksonville Jaguars- Evan Neal OT Alabama: Jaguars prioritize protecting their franchise quarterback Trevor Lawrence over a prized pass rusher.

2) Detroit Lions- Aidan Hutchinson DE Michigan: The Lions strike it rich with the local legend, former Wolverine Aidan Hutchinson.

3) Houston Texans- Kyle Hamilton S Notre Dame: The Texans select the versatile playmaker on the backend. Some analysts believe Hamilton to be the best player in the draft.

4) New York Jets- Ikem Ekwonu OT NC State: The Jets like tone setters upfront. Ikem Ekwonu dominates at the point of attack unlike any other in this draft.

5) New York Giants- Kayvon Thibodeaux DE Oregon: Kayvon Thibodeaux may be sliding due to a perceived lack of work ethic. I doubt he slides outside the top five.

6) Carolina Panthers- Kenny Pickett QB Pittsburgh: There is a ton of smoke around the connection between Kenny Pickett and the Carolina Panthers. Where there’s smoke, there is fire.

7) New York Giants- Charles Cross OT Mississippi State: The Giants continue to build along their offensive and defensive lines as they add the talented Charles Cross.

8) Atlanta Falcons- Treylon Bucks WR Arkansas: The Atlanta Falcons could go in several directions here, including looking at a future signal-caller. Instead, they add a playmaker on the outside to compliment Kyle Pitts.

9) Denver Broncos- Devin Lloyd LB Utah: I expect the Denver Broncos to look for a veteran quarterback option before the draft. The Broncos desperately need help at the LB position, and Devin Lloyd is one of the better leaders in the draft.

10) New York Jets- David Ojabo DE Michigan: Robert Saleh would salivate about the opportunity to cultivate a talented player such as David Ojabo.

11) Washington Commanders: Malik Willis QB Liberty: The Washington franchise needs to find an answer at the quarterback position in the worst way. Malik Willis is exciting and dynamic, but he is extremely raw.

12) Minnesota Vikings: Ahmad Gardner CB Cincinnati: The Minnesota Vikings need some help in their defensive backfield in the worst way. Ahmad Gardner has risen to the top of the cornerback class for many.

13) Cleveland Browns: Garrett Wilson WR Ohio State: With the loss of Odell Beckham Jr.–the Browns need the receiver position. Hometown hero Garrett Wilson would be an excellent choice here.

14) Baltimore Ravens: Derek Stingley Jr. CB LSU: There is no questioning the talent of Derek Stingley Jr. Can a team get the version we saw during his freshman season? Baltimore has a history of getting the best out of their draft picks.

15) Philadelphia Eagles: Jermaine Johnson II DE Florida State: The Philadelphia Eagles and their love for pass-rushers. A tale as old as time. Jermaine Johnson II checks every single box the Eagles organization desire.

16) Philadelphia Eagles: Tyler Linderbaum C Iowa: Jason Kelce could return for one more season. His decision remains to be seen. Regardless, adding the top center prospect in recent memory would be a perfect replacement long-term.

17) Los Angeles Chargers: Nakobe Dean LB Georgia: The Chargers need to get better against the run–no surprise to anyone around the league. Nakobe Dean is a nightmare to block and is a game-changer for their defense.

18) New Orleans Saints: Matt Carrol QB Ole Miss: The New Orleans Saints do not appear committed to running it back with Jameis Winston or Taysom Hill. The Saints look for their long-term answer under center by selecting the gun-slinger in Matt Carrol.

19) Philadelphia Eagles: Andrew Booth Jr. CB Clemson: The Eagles need help in their defensive backfield in the worst way. Andrew Booth Jr. is viewed by many as one of the most talented defenders in the draft.

20) Pittsburgh Steelers: Sam Howell QB North Carolina: The Pittsburgh Steelers close the door on the Big Ben era and turn the page to welcome Sam Howell to the Steel City.

21) New England Patriots: George Karlaftis DE Purdue: Some prospects seem to embody an NFL franchise. I get that Patriots vibe from Karlaftis.

22) Las Vegas Raiders: Jameson Williams WR Alabama: The Las Vegas Raiders need to replace the speed aspect left behind by Henry Ruggs III. Jameson Williams has the speed to burn and would be an ideal replacement.

23) Arizona Cardinals: Kenyon Green IOL Texas A&M: The Cardinals need to build their offensive line. Finding a dominant player like Kenyon Green here is valuable.

24) Dallas Cowboys: Zion Johnson IOL Boston College: The Cowboys draft the most NFL-ready offensive lineman in the entire draft class.

25) Buffalo Bills: Trevor Penning OT Northern Iowa: The Buffalo Bills wish to prioritize the offensive line. Spencer Brown’s former Northern Iowa teammate, Trevor Penning, adds more nastiness upfront.

26) Tennessee Titans: Travon Walker DE/DT Georgia: Travon Walker brings the type of physicality that Mike Vrabel likes to see in his players.

27) Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Devonte Wyatt DT Georgia: The Buccaneers will be looking to rebuild at many positions. Adding the explosive Devonte Wyatt keeps the Bucs in the retooling business rather than rebuilding.

28) Green Bay Packers: Drake London WR USC: Imagine Drake London on the opposite side of the field from Davante Adams. Scary thought.

29) Miami Dolphins: Chris Olave WR Ohio State: Chris Olave would replace the speed element that the Dolphins thought they had in Will Fuller.

30) Kansas City Chiefs: Trent McDuffie CB Washington: Trent McDuffie is simply the best player available and is too good for the Chiefs to pass up.

31) Cincinnati Bengals: Bernhard Raimann OT Central Michigan: The Bengals need to beef up their offensive line any way they can.

32) Detroit Lions: Daxton Hill S Michigan: The Lions close out the first round by book-ending their second Michigan Wolverine selection in the playmaking safety Daxton Hill.

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