The 2021 football season is over. It is never too early to look ahead to the draft. Here is the 2022 NFL Mock Draft April 26.
2022 NFL Mock Draft April 26
1. Jacksonville Jaguars- Aidan Hutchinson, EDGE, Michigan
With the franchise tag being placed on Cam Robinson, the Jaguars will likely go with a defensive player with the first overall pick. Hutchinson is very technically sound and can help their pass rush from day one.
2. Detroit Lions- Travon Walker, DL, Georgia
Detroit could go a number of ways with this pick, but taking a versatile defensive lineman like Walker could really improve their defense.
3. Houston Texans- Evan Neal, OT, Alabama
The Texans need help all over the field. While they still have Laremy Tunsil on the roster, the rest of the offensive line needs to be upgraded to protect Davis Mills.
4. New York Jets- Kayvon Thibodeaux, EDGE, Oregon
For the Jets’ defense to really improve, they need to get more pressure on the quarterback. Thibodeaux wins with great traits and also holds up against the run.
5. New York Giants- Ikem Ekwonu, OT, NC State
Without a quarterback worth taking, the Giants should continue to improve the offensive line. Ekwonu succeeded at left tackle in college, but could move to guard at the next level if needed.
6. Carolina Panthers- Malik Willis, QB, Liberty
The Panthers have to get a quarterback if they want to compete. Willis has some great traits in his arm strength and running ability that may make him the selection for Carolina.
7. New York Giants (via CHI)- Ahmad Gardner, CB, Cincinnati
After getting an offensive lineman two picks before this, the Giants can improve their defense with the selection of Gardner. His length and press coverage makes him an appealing prospect.
8. Atlanta Falcons- Garrett Wilson, WR, Ohio State
After getting Marcus Mariota, the Falcons need to give him some wide receivers to work with. Wilson is a quality route-runner who has some wiggle.
9. Seattle Seahawks- Desmond Ridder, QB, Cincinnati
Although they are publicly saying that they like Drew Lock, the Seahawks need a quarterback. Ridder has a solid arm and decent athleticism.
10. New York Jets (via SEA)- Kyle Hamilton, S, Notre Dame
While the Jets may be hesitant to draft another safety early in the draft, Hamilton can do it all as a safety from playing against the run to playing single-high coverage.
11. Washington Commanders- Drake London, WR, USC
The Commanders were able to make some additions to their offensive line. They can add to their wide receiver room to make the offense more dynamic. London excels at winning jump balls.
12. Minnesota Vikings- Derek Stingley Jr., CB, LSU
Stingley had a great pro day and reinserted some belief that he is the best corner in the class. Minnesota has Cameron Dantzler at corner, but are otherwise pretty thin at the position.
13. Houston Texans- Jermaine Johnson, EDGE, Florida State
Houston can use help all over the field and won’t want to pass up the chance at one of the talented edge rushers in this class.
14. Baltimore Ravens- Jordan Davis, DL, Georgia
The Ravens need a big nose tackle to be disruptive in the middle of their 3-4 defense and Davis is a perfect fit. Michael Pierce was brought back, but Davis’ value may be to hard to pass up.
15. Philadelphia Eagles- Treylon Burks, WR, Arkansas
16. New Orleans Saints- Charles Cross, OT, Mississippi State
The Saints lost Terron Armstead in free agency and can get a good pass-blocking tackle in Cross.
17. Los Angeles Chargers- Devonte Wyatt, DL, Georgia
Wyatt can help the Chargers’ run defense improve next season. The Chargers have loaded the defense up, but still need help on the interior.
18. Philadelphia Eagles (via NO)- Devin Lloyd, LB, Utah
Philadelphia can upgrade a lot of areas with their three first-round picks. They need to target a linebacker at some point in the draft, as their linebackers haven’t been great this season.
19. New Orleans Saints (via PHI)- Jameson Williams, WR, Alabama
Now that Jameis Winston has been re-signed, the Saints need to get him more weapons. Williams is fast and knows how to change speeds.
20. Pittsburgh Steelers- Kenny Pickett, QB, Pittsburgh
Is Mitch Trubisky more than a bridge quarterback? That’s what the Steelers need to figure out. In the meantime, they may take another option at quarterback.
21. New England Patriots- Chris Olave, WR, Ohio State
The Patriots need to get Mac Jones more help at wide receiver if they want him to be successful long-term.
22. Green Bay Packers (via LV)- Christian Watson, WR, North Dakota State
Green Bay traded away Davante Adams and needs to get another wide receiver to help Aaron Rodgers.
23. Arizona Cardinals- Andrew Booth Jr, CB, Clemson
Arizona doesn’t have many needs, but could get a corner to develop across from Byron Murphy.
24. Dallas Cowboys- Tyler Linderbaum, OG/C, Iowa
The Cowboys’ offensive line isn’t what it once was, so they need to improve to help the offense, even after they averaged the most points per game.
25. Buffalo Bills-Trent McDuffie, CB, Washington
After Tre White went down with an injury, Buffalo was thin at corner. They also just lost Levi Wallace in free agency.
26. Tennessee Titans- George Karlaftis, EDGE, Purdue
The Titans have a well-built roster and can take best player available.
27. Tampa Bay Buccaneers- Zion Johnson, OG/C, Boston College
Ali Marpet has retired, which means the Buccaneers need to find another offensive lineman to fill in.
28. Green Bay Packers- Nakobe Dean, LB, Georgia
Green Bay needs another inside linebacker to pair with De’Vondre Campbell.
29. Kansas City Chiefs- Arnold Ebiketie, EDGE, Penn State
The Chiefs need to improve their defense and Ebiketie is an athletic pass rusher.
30. Kansas City Chiefs- Kaiir Elam, CB, Florida
Getting a corner to combat the good offenses in the division would be prudent for the Chiefs.
31. Cincinnati Bengals- Kenyon Green, OG/C, Texas A&M
The Bengals have made a real effort to upgrade their offensive line this offseason. They can fill a hole at left guard with the selection of Green, who could also play center if necessary.
32. Detroit Lions- David Ojabo, Edge, Michigan
Ojabo suffered an Achilles tear at his pro day, so he may fall out of the first round. The Lions have a longer rebuild going on and can draft him with him even not being ready for the season. Ojabo is still learning the game, but is very athletic.
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