2022 NFL Mock Draft



Last update: Wednesday, Sept. 15, 2021. Changes in both rounds.
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The order of this 2022 NFL Mock Draft is based on the NFL Power Rankings.

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    *** 2022 NFL MOCK DRAFT updated Sept. 15. This mock draft will be updated occasionally. Follow @walterfootball for NFL Draft updates. ***
  1. Atlanta Falcons: Spencer Rattler, QB, Oklahoma
    The Falcons may have drafted Trey Lance had he fallen to them at No. 4 in the 2021 NFL Draft. They could have selected Justin Fields, but passed on him. They can make amends for that with this pick.

    Spencer Rattler has been identified as the odds-on favorite to be the No. 1 pick in the 2022 NFL Draft. Rattler is limited in size and arm strength, but he's very accurate and mobile. With the 2022 quarterback class being unimpressive, he'll have a chance to be the top pick next April.

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    Pick change; previously Malik Willis, QB


  2. Detroit Lions: Matt Corral, QB, Ole Miss
    The Lions have traded Matthew Stafford. They'll give Jared Goff a shot, but if he fails like he's expected to, the Lions could be drafting in the top three. If so, they'll be targeting one of the top quarterbacks in the 2022 class.

    Matt Corral developed well under Lane Kiffin, completing 71 percent of his passes in 2020.

  3. Jacksonville Jaguars: Kayvon Thibodeaux, DE/OLB, Oregon
    The Jaguars have a horrific defense that couldn't stop Tyrod Taylor and Mark Ingram in the season opener. They need many things, including a better pass rush.

    Kayvon Thibodeaux has enjoyed two great years, terrorizing Pac-12 backfields with his great pass-rushing ability.

    Pick change; previously Trevor Penning, OT



  4. Houston Texans: Malik Willis, QB, Liberty
    Deshaun Watson expressed his frustration with the Texans. He seemed likely to be traded, and now he's in legal trouble. Houston drafted Davis Mills, but that won't preclude this pick from being used on a quarterback, especially after Mills' terrible preseason.

    Malik Willis has a huge arm and great mobility, but struggles to process information and see the field very well.

    Pick change; previously Spencer Rattler, QB

  5. New York Giants: Adam Anderson, DE/OLB, Georgia
    The Giants have some good talent in their secondary, but their edge rush is sorely lacking. The Giants need to find someone who can pressure the quarterback.

    Adam Anderson logged 6.5 sacks in 2020 as a part-time pass rusher. He has amazing ability and upside.

    Pick change; previously Kayvon Thibodeaux, DE/OLB



  6. Minnesota Vikings: Jermaine Johnson, DE, Florida State
    The Vikings need edge-rushing help after losing Yannick Ngakoue to a trade during the 2020 season.

    Jermaine Johnson, who left Georgia for Florida State, has good speed off the edge.

    Pick change; previously Brandon Smith, DE/OLB

  7. New York Jets: Derek Stingley, CB, LSU
    The Jets have endured issues at cornerback ever since Darrelle Revis left the second time. They can fix that with this pick.

    Derek Stingley had a freshman campaign for the ages, completely erasing one side of the field despite having no experience entering the year. He has great size (6-1, 190) and projects as a top-five prospect whenever he declares.



  8. Cincinnati Bengals: Aidan Hutchinson, DE, Michigan
    The Bengals signed Trey Hendrickson, but he's just replacing Carl Lawson. They already needed an edge rusher prior to the Lawson departure, so they can fill that hole with this pick.

    Aidan Hutchinson has excellent potential, but we didn't get to see it very much last year because he suffered an ankle injury.

    Pick change; previously Adam Anderson, DE/OLB

  9. New York Giants: Evan Neal, G/OT, Alabama
    Andrew Thomas has been so terrible that the Giants may need to give up on him after two years. They could also spend a pick on a bookend for him if he improves.

    Evan Neal is a 360-pound lineman who can move very well, which almost seems impossible.



  10. Carolina Panthers: Trevor Penning, OT, Northern Iowa
    The Panthers have a huge hole at left tackle, which they'll need to address if they want to ever beat the Buccaneers and their great pass rush.

    Trevor Penning has massive size and good athleticism to go with it.

    Pick change; previously Justyn Ross, WR

  11. Philadelphia Eagles: Kyle Hamilton, S, Notre Dame
    The Eagles will need to replace Jalen Mills with a long-term answer; not Anthony Harris.

    The very physically gifted Kyle Hamilton showed lots of promise in his freshman year.

    Pick change; previously Aidan Hutchinson, DE

  12. Las Vegas Raiders: Tariq Castro-Fields, CB, Penn State
    The Raiders have struggled at cornerback for a very long time. Perhaps they'll finally address that this upcoming April.

    Tariq Castro-Fields has drawn comparisons to Marlon Humphrey. He has great ball skills and happens t be very fast.

    Pick change; previously Kyle Hamilton, S

  13. Indianapolis Colts: Justyn Ross, WR, Clemson
    T.Y. Hilton doesn't have much time remaining with the Colts, especially given how many injuries he's had in recent years.

    Justyn Ross is a 6-4, 210-pound monster who catches everything. Alabama had no answer for him in the national championship. Unfortunately, he missed all of 2020 with an injury.

    Pick change; previously Jahan Dotson, WR

  14. Dallas Cowboys: Brandon Smith, DE/OLB, Penn State
    The Cowboys need to improve their defense on every level, which includes their pass rush.

    Brandon Smith hasn't done much yet at Penn State, but he's a very athletic edge rusher with tremendous upside.

    Pick change; previously Jermaine Johnson, DE

  15. New England Patriots: Kaiir Elam, CB, Florida
    The Patriots have some aging cornerbacks on their roster, so they'll need to get younger at the position soon.

    Kaiir Elam has a good mix of length and quickness.

  16. Philadelphia Eagles: Jordan Davis, DT, Georgia
    Fletcher Cox has been an amazing player for the Eagles, but he turns 31 soon, so the front office will have to think about finding a successor.

    Jordan Davis was a monster in the 2021 season debut against Clemson.

    Pick change; previously Rasheed Walker, OT


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