The 2021 football season is almost over. It is never too early to look ahead to the draft. Here is the 2022 NFL Mock Draft January 25.
2022 NFL Mock Draft January 25
1. Jacksonville Jaguars- Kayvon Thibodeaux, EDGE, Oregon
The Jaguars need help all over. Getting Thibodeaux to rush the passer across from Josh Allen could at least give them a good pass rush.
2. Detroit Lions- Aidan Hutchinson, EDGE, Michigan
Detroit can stick with Jared Goff for one more season while they build out the roster. Hutchinson is very technically sound and can help their pass rush from day one.
3. Houston Texans- Evan Neal, OT, Alabama
With no elite quarterback prospects in this draft, Davis Mills has earned the right to start for the Texans next year. They need to make sure he is better protected.
4. New York Jets- Derek Stingley Jr., CB, LSU
One area the Jets really need to improve is their secondary. The corners are not great, but luckily Derek Stingley is a very talented cover man out of LSU. He will have to recover from a foot injury, but he is very naturally gifted.
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- Charles Cross, OT, Mississippi State
If the Panthers don’t like any of the quarterbacks at this point, they need to continue to fix their offensive line, even if it means they are stuck in quarterback purgatory.
7. New York Giants (via CHI)- George Karlaftis, EDGE, Purdue
The Giants rank near the bottom of the league in sacks per game. They need to get more pressure on the quarterback and Karlaftis is a versatile lineman who can help.
8. Atlanta Falcons- Kyle Hamilton, S, Notre Dame
The Falcons still need more help on defense if they are to become more competitive. Hamilton can do everything asked of a safety, making him unique.
9. Denver Broncos- Carson Strong, QB, Nevada
The Broncos may have a new regime, who will want a new quarterback. If they can’t find one in free agency or a trade, they may take one early in the 2022 NFL Draft. Strong can make any throw asked of him and also protects the ball decently, which could entice the Broncos.
10. New York Jets (via SEA)- David Ojabo, EDGE, Michigan
For the Jets defense to really improve, they need to get more pressure on the quarterback. Ojabo is still relatively new to football, but has athletic traits that are desired by NFL teams.
11. Washington Football Team- Malik Willis, QB, Liberty
Washington still needs a quarterback of the future. Willis has a long way to go in terms of reading defenses and making better decisions, but he has great athleticism and arm strength.
12. Minnesota Vikings-Andrew Booth Jr., CB, Clemson
Minnesota signed Patrick Peterson at corner, but he is aging. They need to get younger at the position.
13. Cleveland Browns- Garrett Wilson, WR, Ohio State
After trading Odell Beckham Jr., the Browns need to get another playmaker at wide receiver to make their offense more dynamic.
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.
15. Philadelphia Eagles (via MIA)- Treylon Burks, WR, Arkansas
16. Philadelphia Eagles (via IND)- Ahmad Gardner, CB, Cincinnati
The Eagles can get another good corner across from Slay, which could really help their defense take a jump.
17. Los Angeles Chargers- DeMarvin Leal, DL, Texas A&M
Leal can help the Chargers’ run defense improve next season.
18. New Orleans Saints- Drake London, WR, USC
Without Michael Thomas, it was hard for the Saints’ offense to move the ball. They need to get more weapons for whoever is starting at quarterback next season.
19. Philadelphia Eagles- 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.
20. Pittsburgh Steelers- Kenny Pickett, QB, Pittsburgh
It is apparent that Ben Roehtlisberger doesn’t have much left in the tank. On top of that, the Steelers don’t have a proven quarterback on the roster. If they want to compete again, they too need to address the quarterback position.
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. Las Vegas Raiders- Kaiir Elam, CB, Florida
Las Vegas has whiffed on their fair share of first-round corners, so they may need to take another one.
23. Arizona Cardinals- Roger McCreary, CB, Auburn
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- Isaiah Spiller, RB, Texas A&M
26. Tennessee Titans- Nakobe Dean, LB, Georgia
The Titans could use a young linebacker like Dean, who flies around the field making tackles.
27. Tampa Bay Buccaneers- Trent McDuffie, CB, Washington
Tampa Bay has had so many injuries to their secondary that they may want to draft a corner in the first round with not too many needs on the roster.
28. Green Bay Packers- Jameson Williams, WR, Alabama
If Aaron Rodgers stays in Green Bay, it would be wise to give him a few more receivers to throw to after the Packers scored just 10 points against the 49ers in the playoffs.
29. Cincinnati Bengals- Kenyon Green, OG/C, Texas A&M
Joe Burrow has been sacked entirely too much. The Bengals need to improve their offensive line to keep him upright. Green is a versatile lineman, who has played every position on the offensive line.
30. Miami Dolphins (via SF)- Trevor Penning, OT, Northern Iowa
The Dolphins have to use whatever draft capital and cap space they need to in order to improve the offensive line.
31. Detroit Lions (via LAR)- David Bell, WR, Michigan
The Lions have a young receiver in Amon-Ra St. Brown, but need to add more to the receiving core.
32. Kansas City Chiefs- Travon Walker, DL, Georgia
Kansas City can get a versatile defensive lineman in Walker, who could really help their aging defensive line.
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