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2022 NFL Mock Draft: Top 15 Picks


As we enter Week 11 in the NFL, the top of the 2022 NFL Draft order is starting to take shape. We are using Tankathon to determine our mock draft order. The last time we published a 2022 NFL Mock Draft we shared our top 10 picks. This time we bumped it up to the top 15 picks.

As it stands, there are no huge quarterback concerns with most of the teams at the top of the 2022 NFL Draft, in my opinion. 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.”

You can make a case for the Philadelphia Eagles to do their homework on this quarterback class and use one of their three first-round picks on a QB they can develop while letting Jalen Hurts play out his contract.

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

The Jacksonville Jaguars and New York Jets each drafted their guy last year in Trevor Lawrence and Zach Wilson.

The New York Football Giants and Washington Football Team are both back at the top of the NFL Draft looking for a Franchise QB in the same year. The last time we saw this play out the Giants selected Daniel Jones and Washington went with Dwayne Haskins. Maybe both teams want to avoid that scenario again.

That leaves us with the Miami Dolphins, who currently believe Tua Tagovailoa is their guy, after failing to trade for Watson at the NFL Trade Deadline.

With all of that being said, someone is going to draft a quarterback in the first 10-15 picks of the 2022 NFL Draft, but we don’t have a clear enough picture yet to tie Matt Corral (Ole Miss), Malik Willis (Liberty), Sam Howell (North Carolina) or Kenny Pickett (Pittsburgh) to an NFL franchise just yet.

2022 NFL Mock Draft: Top 15 Picks

Kayvon Thibodeaux, EDGE, Oregon (@BobVan_IDP)

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Last year, us IDP folk were left in a draft without a stud on the defensive line. In previous drafts, we’ve been gifted players like Chase Young and the Bosa Brothers, but we weren’t so lucky in 2021. This year we get to look forward to drafting another defensive freak on the edge in Kayvon Thibodeaux.

With how the QB class is shaping up, there’s no doubt in my mind that Thibodeaux deserves to be the first overall pick in the 2022 NFL Draft. He has the unique blend of speed/size/power you love to see. And quite honestly I think he still has a lot of room to develop. Whichever team walks away with Thibodeaux will have a corner piece of their defense set for years to come.

First Round Wide Receivers (@JPW2542)

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Garrett Wilson and Chris Olave keep jockeying back and forth for who should be the top WR in the draft. Wilson, right now may have the upper leg with his monster game against Purdue in front of the nation. 10 rec, 126 yards and three touchdowns really raised some eyebrows among scouts.

Olave has the talent to be the first WR off of the board. He is not the biggest WR, standing at 6`1, but he has the wheels to be a legit deep threat at the next level. He is also an excellent route runner who is a threat anywhere on the field.

Drake London (USC) was going to compete with Olave as the top WR in this draft class, before suffering an ankle fracture on Saturday. His season comes to an end with 88 catches, 1,084 receiving yards and seven touchdowns.

David Bell (Purdue) is another wide receiver to keep your eyes on leading up to the 2022 NFL Draft.

Washington’s QB Situation (@JPW2542)

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The WFT almost have to take a QB this draft, and right now who that is is anyone guess. Matt Corral or Malik Willis seem to be the favorites in the clubhouse. Both bring a strong arm to the table and an uncanny ability to lead a team. I give the edge to Corral right now. Very raw, yes, but in the mold of a Josh Allen. Big, able body type, able to make the play with his arm and his legs. He may not be able to step in right away but is very suited for the modern-day NFL.

Secondary Surprise (@BobVan_IDP)

When it comes to Daxton Hill his production is pretty solid for a DB. Especially one that gets utilized as he does. Hill is a Swiss army knife of sorts. While most safeties tend to stick to lining up deep or in the box, Hill lines up all over the place. Especially in the slot.

Sometimes he sticks to man coverage, sometimes he drops to a deep zone, sometimes he drops to a shallow zone within the box, and on very rare occasions he’ll get let loose on a blitz.

This usage leads to his sometimes less than ideal level of production. However, this is what will make NFL teams love him at the next level.

My only real knock besides the production is he does have a tendency to get beat over the top. In the Wisconsin game this season he got beat once by a tight end deep, and then by a wide receiver deep for a touchdown.

If you know Wisconsin football as well as I do, you know we don’t have burners at the positions or anyone of real consequence so this is a little concerning.

2022 NFL Mock Drafts

1LionsKayvon ThibodeauxEDGEOregon
2TexansEvan NealOTAlabama
3JetsKyle HamiltonSNotre Dame
4JaguarsDerek Stingley Jr.CBLSU
5Eagles via MIAAidan HutchinsonEDGEMichigan
6GiantsTyler LinderbaumOLIowa
7Jets via SEAKenyon GreenOLTexas A&M
8Giants via CHIGeorge KarlaftisDEPurdue
9WashingtonMatt CorralQBOle Miss
10EaglesDeMarvin LealDLTexas A&M
11FalconsKaiir ElamCBFlorida
12Dolphins via SFCharles CrossOTMiss. State
13VikingsIkem EkwonuOLNC State
14BroncosSam HowellQBNorth Carolina
15Eagles via INDNakobe DeanLBGeorgia

1LionsKayvon ThibodeauxEDGEOregon
2TexansAidan HutchinsonEDGEMichigan
3JetsDerek Stingley Jr.CBLSU
4JaguarsEvan NealOTAlabama
5Eagles via MIAIkem EkwonuOLNC State
6GiantsKyle HamiltonSNotre Dame
7Jets via SEAGeorge KarlaftisDEPurdue
8Giants via CHITyler LinderbaumOLIowa
9WashingtonMatt CorralQBOle Miss
10EaglesJordan DavisDTGeorgia
11FalconsGarrett WilsonWROhio State
12Dolphins via SFKenyon GreenOLTexas A&M
13VikingsDaxton HillSMichigan
14BroncosNakobe DeanLBGeorgia
15Eagles via INDAndrew Booth Jr.CBClemson


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