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RIGHT BEFORE PLAYOFFS 2022 MOCK DRAFT


  1. Jaguars: Aidan Hutchinson, EDGE Michigan: I personally believe that Hutchinson will get picked number one overall. Some could argue that it could be Kayvon Thibodeaux as the best player, and I think that it will be one or the other to be picked at this spot.

  2. Lions: Kayvon Thibodeaux, EDGE Oregon: It would be stupid for the Lions not to make this selection. One of their needs is to take a quarterback to be the starter longterm, but there are just not any QBs worth taking this high. Since that is the case, they end up with the player who could be the best in this class.

  3. Texans: Evan Neal, OT Alabama: Yes, the Texans already have a stud OT in Laremy Tunsil, so why not add another one? Davis Mills have been solid with a bad Oline and with Brandin Cooks as his best receiving option, and getting a freak athlete on the opposite side of Tunsil would help definitely help Mills.

  4. Jets: Ikem Ekwonu, OT NC State: Man, Ekwonu has improved his stock by a lot. The Jets already have 2 versatile Olinemen in Mekhi Becton and Alijah Vera-Tucker, and now they have another to protect Zach Wilson. Plus the Jets have allowed the 4th most sacks this season, which is not ideal at all.

  5. Giants: Kyle Hamilton, S Notre Dame: There is just no way that the Giants pass on this type of value. They already have a couple young safeties in Xavier McKinney and Julian Love, and adding an athletic and lengthy safety prospect in Hamilton would make the Giants defense look dangerous.

  6. Panthers: Matt Corral, QB Ole Miss: The Panthers REALLY need a longterm QB option. Cam Newton is washed, Sam Darnold sucks, and they can use Corral's athleticism and scrambling ability while they still have other holes on the Oline.

  7. Giants: Charles Cross, OT Mississippi State: The Giants might give Daniel Jones one final shot as their starting QB. While I do not believe that he is the longterm answer, he has the receiving group, but has never had the Oline. While Andrew Thomas has been very solid, they still need Oline help desperately, and Cross can instantly start at the right tackle spot for the Giants.

  8. Falcons: Derek Stingley Jr., CB LSU: Easy pick for the Falcons. as good as it would be to get a Matt Ryan replacement, they also need to get more defensive help in general. They already have a Pro Bowl-ccaliber corner in AJ Terrell, and once they add Stingley to the mix, they will get a great lockdown corner duo.

  9. Broncos: Kenny Pickett, QB Pittsburgh: Easy pick for the Broncos. If they somehow manage to get a stud QB in the offseason, then they would take the best edge rusher available. Instead, I will assume that that isn't the case, and will give them a much-needed QB. There are already some good receiver options in Jerry Jeudy, Noah Fant, and Courtland Sutton, but they don't have a QB.

  10. Jets: George Karlaftis, EDGE Purdue: The Jets already used one of their picks on offense, but now they have to improve defensively. Carl Lawson didn't even play this season due to injury, and even if he stays healthy, there still needs to be another edge option, and I believe Karlaftis can be that option.

  11. Football Team: Tyler Linderbaum, IOL Iowa: Now this is kind of weird. Normally I would go QB, but there are just not really any QBs worth taking at this spot. The Oline is still not amazing, and although the Football Team already has Chase Roullier, they could experiment something where they have Linderbaum play center and Roullier play guard, or the vice versa.

  12. Vikings: Andrew Booth Jr., CB Clemson: This pick is very simple. The Vikings desperately need corner help. Patrick Peterson is on a 1 year deal and is washed, they already parted ways with Jeff Gladney, and they get another opportunity to take a first round DB.

  13. Browns: Garrett Wilson, WR Ohio State: The storyline fits well and the pick in general makes a lot of sense. Wilson is going to stay in-state, and he can easily replace OBJ and give Baker Mayfield a deep threat and slot option to throw to.

  14. Ravens: Travon Walker, EDGE Georgia: This pick is fairly simple. Calais Campbell could retire soon, and Walker can be a good longterm replacement. Walker is a versatile Dlineman who can not only play edge rusher, but can also play defensive tackle.

  15. Eagles: David Ojabo, EDGE Michigan: Getting pressure on the QB is very important in the NFL, and Ojabo can definitely do that. The edge rushers and defensive linemen on the Eagles are aging, and getting a freak athlete in Ojabo can be great for the longterm.

  16. Eagles: Devin Lloyd, LB Utah: One of the biggest holes on the Eagles is at the linebacker position. Lloyd is great in pass coverage and is an athlete

  17. Chargers: Jordan Davis, IDL Georgia: The Chargers need some help with run defense, and Davis can really do that. Although he hasn't gotten the most playing time in the world, he can easily help the run D and can instantly start at nose tackle.

  18. Saints: Jameson Williams, WR Alabama: The Saints have Michael Thomas, but he is very injury prone. With this pick, the Saints are not only getting the best player at their position of need, but also the best fit. Williams can be a good slot guy and can even be a very good deep threat for Jameis Winston to throw to.

  19. Eagles: Roger McCreary, CB Auburn: The Eagles are starting to revamp their defense bigtime. The last hole they need to fill on defense is to get a corner on the opposite side of Darius Slay, or can even be his longterm replacement. McCreary brings more speed to the secondary, and can use that speed to stick to the receiver and force incompletions.

  20. Steelers: Sam Howell, QB North Carolina: It is either Oline or QB for the Steelers. Big Ben will most likely retire and not come back, and the Steelers just can't go into next year without a QB. Howell is a good scrambler QB that can get away from opposing edge rushers and Dlinemen, and the Steelers are going to need that while they still have an atrocious Oline.

  21. Patriots: Chris Olave, WR Ohio State: Mac Jones has had been really good for a rookie, and he doesn't have the greatest receiver group in the world. Olave is definitely the best receiver on the board, and there is no reason that the Pats should pass on helping their QB in the longterm.

  22. Dolphins: Kenyon Green, IOL Texas A&M: The Dolphins made a questionable decision by firing Brian Flores as their head coach, and he is someone who didn't want Tua as the QB. If that is the same case with their next head coach, then they should still take offensive line help regardless. Kenyon Green is someone capable of playing every position on the Oline except for center, and there is no way that the Dolphins pass on improving their Oline.

  23. Raiders: Trevor Penning, OT Northern Iowa: This is just another team that really needs Oline help. Outside of Kolton Miller, there is an aging Richie Incognito, who won't be in the NFL for forever, and a former first round pick in Alex Leatherwood, and that is pretty much it. They lost 3 key pieces on their Oline in Rodney Hudson, Gabe Jackson, and Trent Brown last offseason, and with this pick they are getting a very athletic player who can play both tackle and guard.

  24. Cardinals: Ahmad Gardner, CB Cincinnati: I think we could either take an edge rusher in case Chandler Jones leaves us, or we take the best CB available, and that is easily Sauce Gardner. It has kinda sucked watching these Cardinals corners not be able to catch up with faster receivers, and getting a CB with great length and speed will definitely solve that.

  25. Bengals: Bernhard Raimann, OT Central Michigan: I am starting to like Raimann as a prospect more. He has had experience playing TE, and he has the physicality and athleticism to be a great player in the NFL. Jonah Williams has had experience playing guard before, and the Bengals could use him in those types of packages.

  26. Bills: Trent McDuffie, CB Washington: This is where it gets a little weird. The Bills could use a number of different positions, and Tre'Davious White has been on the injured reserve for a while. If/when he is hurt, they should look to get a corner to start immediately in front of him while he is hurt. Plus McDuffie can play some safety, and Jordan Poyer and Micah Hyde are two guys that are not going to be on the team forever.

  27. Lions: Desmond Ridder, QB Cincinnati: The Lions should definitely look to get a longterm QB, and Ridder can definitely be that. They already have Amon-Ra St. Brown, who has been fairly productive this year, and they have a good Oline, so Ridder would instantly be put into a decent situation in Detroit.

  28. Cowboys: Nakobe Dean, LB Georgia: The Cowboys could still use help defensively. Micah Parsons has played like a DPOY when playing edge rusher, and will most likely continue that role. Adding a lengthy and athletic linebacker in Dean could be one of their final key pieces on this defense and can turn into a stud.

  29. Chiefs: Treylon Burks, WR Arkansas: The Chiefs have struggled to find another receiver option outside of Tyreek Hill and Travis Kelce. Burks can be that go-to slot guy, and he can be a good option at running back for the Chiefs.

  30. Buccaneers: Drake London, WR USC: This is a MUST pick for the Bucs. They lost AB, Chris Godwin will most likely leave in FA, and this pick would give them a player who has dealt with injuries, but was awesome when healthy. London is a big body receiver that can constantly make catches on 50-50 balls and is a freak athlete.

  31. Titans: Jahan Dotson, WR Penn State: The Titans have many different options about how they want to make this selection. I will have them take a receiver this time around. While Julio is injured, they don't have much in the receiver department outside of AJ Brown, and Dotson can easily be that starter if/when Julio is injured.

  32. Packers: DeMarvin Leal, IDL Texas A&M: The Packers still have some holes on defense. Leal has fallen off a bit, but I believe he still has pretty good potential as a 3-4 defensive end. Adding an excellent run defender alongside Kenny Clark would equal an unstoppable Dline and a great combination of strength and athleticism.


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