2022 NFL Mock Draft: New Year’s Edition

by Keith Lott

The Super Bowl is set and we have an updated 2022 NFL Mock Draft!

As we enter Week 17 in the NFL, the top of the 2022 NFL Draft order continues to get shuffled. We are using Tankathon to determine our mock draft order. The last time we published a 2022 NFL Mock Draft we shared our top 20 picks. This time we give you a full first round!

We are still firm believers that the Detroit Lions and Houston Texans will pass on selecting a quarterback with their first pick.

You could argue that the Detroit Lions need a Franchise QB and that Jared Goff is just a bridge. But that team is so far from being ready to compete and this quarterback class does not appear to feature “that guy.”

Davis Mills has done a good enough job in a year that has been anything but normal for the 2021 third-round pick.

What will the Houston Texans do with Deshaun Watson this offseason? We imagine they are more likely to target the 2023 QB draft class instead of this current QB class.

We still don’t have a clear enough picture yet to tie Matt Corral (Ole Miss), Kenny Pickett (Pittsburgh), Sam Howell (North Carolina) or Malik Willis (Liberty) to an NFL franchise just yet. However, it is quite possible that all four guys go in the first round.

Click here to view Tyler’s 2022 NFL Draft Big Board. He has started writing 2022 NFL Draft Player Profiles as well – starting with quarterbacks Matt Corral and Kenny Pickett!

2022 NFL Mock Draft: New Year’s Edition

Jon’s Thoughts – @JPW2542

  • I think Aidan Hutchinson will only help his stock against Georgia and maybe in the College Football Championship game, solidifying his spot at the top.
  • The New York Jets would be smart to address the secondary with two studs at the top of the draft, given the division they play in.
  • No one really knows how the QBs will fall, and a lot will depend on how the off season dominos falls. With guys like Aaron Rodgers, Russell Wilson and Deshaun Watson all being available, we could see QB falls in the draft.
  • Overall I think protecting your QB will be a theme in this draft. Teams like the Buffalo Bills, Cincinnati Bengals, Miami Dolphins and Los Angeles Chargers will all try to address the OL to help protect their franchise QB

Keith Thoughts – @WeTlkFntsySprts

  • If the Jacksonville Jaguars hold onto the top pick, I believe they must draft Evan Neal, over Hutchinson and Kayvon Thibodeaux, to protect Trevor Lawrence.
  • Since the beginning of our Mock Draft series, I have not been a believer in this QB draft class. That being said I have grown to like Matt Corral and Kenny Pickett. The jury is still out there on Malik Willis who had a nice showing in the LendingTree Bowl to finish his career at Liberty. I do not believe Sam Howell is a starting NFL QB at this point.
  • I get the feeling we are going to see a lot of offensive linemen selected in the first round, along with wide receivers and players in the secondary. The order in which the players are ranked is still very unclear at each position.
  • The Philadelphia Eagles have set themselves up really nicely to fill a lot of holes with their three first-round picks and yes, Jalen Hurts is their Franchise QB. They need to make sure that along with adding two defensive players they give Hurts another target.
  • The Miami Dolphins also have some flexibility in the first round but must protect Tua Tagovailoa while also providing him with another weapon to go along with Jaylen Waddle.
  • The backend of the first round is always a crapshoot and lots of draft-day trade will take place but I am very interested to see what direction the Cincinnati Bengals, Kansas City Chiefs and Green Bay Packers go with their first-round picks.

2022 NFL Mock Draft: New Year’s Edition

#TeamKeithJon
1JaguarsEvan Neal
OT - Alabama
Aidan Hutchinson
EDGE - Michigan
2LionsAidan Hutchinson
EDGE - Michigan
Kayvon Thibodeaux
EDGE - Oregon
3TexansKayvon Thibodeaux
EDGE - Oregon
Evan Neal
OT - Alabama
4JetsDerek Stingley Jr.
CB - LSU
Derek Stingley Jr.
CB - LSU
5GiantsIkem Ekwonu
OL - NC State
Ikem Ekwonu
OL - NC State
6Jets via SEAKyle Hamilton
S - Notre Dame
Kyle Hamilton
S - Notre Dame
7PanthersMatt Corral
QB - Ole Miss
Nakobe Dean
LB - Georgia
8Giants via CHIGeorge Karlaftis
EDGE - Purdue
George Karlaftis
EDGE - Purdue
9WashingtonKenny Pickett
QB - Pittsburgh
Matt Corral
QB - Ole Miss
10FalconsDrake Jackson
EDGE - USC
DeMarvin Leal
DL - Texas A&M
11BroncosCharles Cross
OT - Miss. State
Kenny Pickett
QB - Pittsburgh
12VikingsNakobe Dean
LB - Georgia
Ahmad Gardner
CB - Cincinnati
13SaintsJameson Williams
WR - Alabama
Treylon Burks
WR - Arkansas
14BrownsGarrett Wilson
WR - Ohio State
Garrett Wilson
WR - Ohio State
15SteelersTrevor Penning
OT - Northern Iowa
Tyler Linderbaum
OL - Iowa
16ChargersDevin Lloyd
LB - Utah
Kenyon Green
OL - Texas A&M
17RaidersChris Olave
WR - Ohio State
Chris Olave
WR - Ohio State
18RavensTyler Linderbaum
OL - Iowa
Jordan Davis
DT - Georgia
19Eagles via MIADavid Ojabo
EDGE - Michigan
Jameson Williams
WR - Alabama
20EaglesTreylon Burks
WR - Arkansas
Jaxson Kirkland
OL - Washington
21Dolphins via SFKenyon Green
OL - Texas A&M
Charles Cross
OT - Miss. State
22PatriotsAhmad Gardner
CB - Cincinnati
Devin Lloyd
LB - Utah
23Eagles via INDKaiir Elam
CB - Florida
Andrew Booth Jr.
CB - Clemson
24CardinalsTrent McDuffie
CB - Washington
Drake Jackson
EDGE - USC
25BillsJordan Davis
DT - Georgia
Darian Kinnard
OT - Kentucky
26BengalsAndrew Booth Jr.
CB - Clemson
Trevor Penning
OT - Northern Iowa
27BucsDeMarvin Leal
DL - Texas A&M
Myjai Sanders
EDGE - Cincinnati
28Lions via LARDrake London
WR - USC
Drake London
WR - USC
29TitansDarian Kinnard
OT - Kentucky
Trent McDuffie
CB - Washington
30CowboysKingsley Enagbare
EDGE - South Carolia
David Ojabo
EDGE - Michigan
31ChiefsJaxson Kirkland
OL - Washington
Kaiir Elam
CB - Florida
32PackersJahan Dotson
WR - Penn State
George Pickens
WR - Georgia
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