The 2021 football season is about to be underway. It is never too early to look ahead to the draft. Here is the 2022 NFL Mock Draft October 27.
1. Detroit Lions- Kayvon Thibodeaux, EDGE, Oregon
The Lions might be looking for a quarterback of the future, but there really aren’t many options. Thibodeaux is the best player in the class and can really help their defense, while they build the roster under Dan Campbell.
2. Houston Texans- Matt Corral, QB, Ole Miss
Davis Mills isn’t the answer at quarterback. Matt Corral has played extremely well this season and has plenty of arm talent. If the Texans wish to take a signal-caller, Corral could be the guy, even if the quarterback class is underwhelming.
3. Philadelphia Eagles (via MIA)- Kyle Hamilton, S, Notre Dame
Hamilton is a do-it-all safety that can instantly help an NFL defense. The Eagles have several first-round picks and need to take the best player available to build out the roster.
4. New York Jets- Derek Stingley Jr., CB, New York Jets
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. Jacksonville Jaguars- Evan Neal, OT, Alabama
The Jaguars need to make sure that Trevor Lawrence is protected for the next several years. Neal is big and has crazy movement skills for a player of his size.
6. New York Giants- Jordan Davis, DL, Georgia
Whether New York would be any better this season if they were healthy is up for question. They likely won’t give up on Daniel Jones and will look elsewhere with their first-round pick. Davis is the most disruptive player in college football and could create a great defensive line with Leonard Williams and Dexter Lawrence.
7. New York Jets (via SEA)- Aidan Hutchinson, EDGE, Michigan
With secondary help already, the Jets can draft an edge rusher to really improve their defense. Hutchinson is good vs. the run and the pass.
8. 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.
9. Philadelphia Eagles- George Karlaftis, EDGE, Purdue
Some members of the Eagles’ defensive line are aging. Karlaftis can help because he has the versatility to play inside or out.
10. Miami Dolphins (via SF)- Charles Cross, OT, Mississippi State
11. Carolina Panthers- Zion Nelson, OT, Miami
Carolina traded for Sam Darnold and might be another team looking for a quarterback, but may elect to fix the offensive line first.
12. New England Patriots- Garrett Wilson, WR, Ohio State
At some point, the Patriots have to get Mac Jones weapons. Wilson has great releases and creates separation. He could develop into a true WR1.
13. Denver Broncos- Carson Strong, QB, Nevada
The Broncos may have a new regime, who will want a new quarterback. Strong can make any throw asked of him and also protects the ball decently, which could entice the Broncos.
14. Philadelphia Eagles (via IND)- Treylon Burks, WR, Arkansas
Burks is a premier athlete with solid size. The Eagles should keep on providing Jalen Hurts with support after spending some earlier picks on defense.
15. Kansas City Chiefs- Kingsley Enagbare, EDGE, South Carolina
Kansas City’s defense is holding them back. They could really improve by acquiring players who are able to get after the quarterback.
16. New York Giants (via CHI)- Tyler Linderbaum, OG/C, Iowa
With the Giants likely keeping Daniel Jones, they need to get better interior offensive linemen. Linderbaum is undersized, but extremely solid at center.
17. Atlanta Falcons- Demarvin Leal, DL, Texas A&M
The Falcons still need more help on defense if they are to become more competitive. Leal can play multiple positions along the defensive line and could help pressure opposing quarterbacks.
18. Pittsburgh Steelers- Sam Howell, QB, North Carolina
Pittsburgh has to plan for the end of the Ben Roethlisberger era. Howell doesn’t have the strongest arm, but is accurate and could be an upgrade for what the Steelers currently have on the roster behind Roethlisberger.
19. Minnesota Vikings- Andrew Booth Jr., CB, Clemson
20. Cleveland Browns- Drake Jackson, EDGE, USC
21. Buffalo Bills- Isaiah Spiller, RB, Texas A&M
22. New Orleans Saints- Chris Olave, WR, Ohio State
Michael Thomas still hasn’t played for the Saints this season and even if he returns, they need help at wide receiver.
23. Los Angeles Chargers- Sean Rhyan, OT, UCLA
Los Angeles has a solid left side of the line, but still has some holes on the right side.
24. Las Vegas Raiders- Kaiir Elam, CB, Florida
The Raiders have missed on plenty of corners in the first round, which leaves them in need of another one across from Casey Hayward.
25. Tennessee Titans- Nakobe Dean, LB, Georgia
Tennessee does not have talented linebackers in the middle of their defense. Dean plays fast and could help right away.
26. Cincinnati Bengals- Kenyon Green, OG/C, Texas A&M
The interior of the Bengals’ offensive line still has some struggles. They have to protect Joe Burrow at all costs.
27. Baltimore Ravens- Nicholas Petit-Frere, OT, Ohio State
Baltimore has had plenty of injuries along their offensive line and need to get help there anyways.
28. Dallas Cowboys- Jalen Catalon, S, Arkansas
Trevon Diggs has been good, but the Cowboys need better safety play behind him.
29. Green Bay Packers- Ahmad Gardner, CB, Cincinnati
Green Bay has Jaire Alexander, but they need corner help outside of him.
30. Detroit Lions (via LAR)- Drake London, WR, USC
The Lions have one of the worst wide receiver rooms in the league. London has specialized in making contested catches at USC.
31. 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.
32. Arizona Cardinals- Ikem Ekwonu, OT, NC State
Arizona doesn’t have too many needs, but they could shore up the offensive line with their pick.
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