2022 NFL Mock Draft: Round 1 – Picks 17-32

Last update: Wednesday, July 14, 2021. Changes in both rounds.
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The order of this 2022 NFL Mock Draft is based on a random order. First-round picks from the 2021 NFL Mock Draft has been factored into the picks.

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  1. Carolina Panthers: Jalen Wydermyer, TE, Texas A&M
    D.J. Moore’s contract will be up soon. Robby Anderson is just a middling starting receiver. The Panthers could stand to add a mega talent at receiver or tight end.

    Jalen Wydermyer had a big sophomore campaign. He’s a big tight end (6-5, 260) and has terrific receiving ability.

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    Pick change; previously Justyn Ross, WR



  2. Philadelphia Eagles: Rasheed Walker, OT, Penn State
    The Eagles will have Jordan Mailata and Andre Dillard battle to start at left tackle this year. If both struggle, Philadelphia will need to find another option.

    Rasheed Walker could be a first-round pick if he lives up to his potential. He has quick feet for a player his size (6-6, 324).

    Pick change; previously Jordan Battle, S

  3. Minnesota Vikings: Sam Howell, QB, North Carolina
    The Vikings reportedly were planning to draft Justin Fields if he fell to them in the 2021 NFL Draft. Perhaps that’s a sign that they’ll target a quarterback with this pick.

    Sam Howell threw for 38 touchdowns in 2019, which was a Division I-A record for a freshman. He doesn’t have ideal size (6-1, 225), but there’s no doubting his throwing ability.

    Pick change; previously Matt Corral, QB



  4. Washington Redskins: Daniel Faalele, OT, Minnesota
    The Redskins jettisoned both of their tackles this offseason, so they’ll need to find some edge protection soon.

    Daniel Faalele has massive size at 379 pounds, but he has shocking quickness and athleticism for someone his size.

    Pick change; previously Evan Neal, G/OT

  5. Philadelphia Eagles: Ali Gaye, DE, LSU
    The Eagles signed Ryan Kerrigan, but only for one year. I could see them addressing the trenches with this pick.

    Ali Gaye has huge upside, but hasn’t quite lived up to it yet at LSU.

    Pick change; previously Nolan Smith, DE



  6. Baltimore Ravens: Abraham Lucas, OT, Washington State
    The Ravens signed a right tackle to replace Orlando Brown, but they need a long-term solution.

    Abraham Lucas has tremendous length and athleticism.

    Pick change; previously Charles Cross, OT

  7. New York Jets: Christian Harris, LB, Alabama
    The Jets have endured some issues at linebacker in recent years, so perhaps they’ll fix that problem with this pick.

    Considered the star player of Alabama’s recruiting class, Christian Harris saw time as a freshman because of Dylan Moses’ torn ACL, and he was exceptional.



  8. Los Angeles Chargers: DeMarvin Leal, DE/DT, Texas A&M
    Jerry Tillery has been a huge disappointment thus far, so the Chargers will be looking for more talent in the interior of their defensive line.

    DeMarvin Leal was dominant to close out the 2020 campaign, so he has lots of promise heading into 2021.

    Pick change; previously Zach Harrison, DE

  9. Cleveland Browns: Chris Olave, WR, Ohio State
    Odell Beckham could be off the roster at this juncture, so they could target a receiver with this pick.

    Chris Olave has a good mix of size (6-1, 185) and speed. He was a big play-maker at the end of 2019.

    Pick change; previously George Pickens, WR



  10. Arizona Cardinals: Akayleb Evans, CB, Tulsa
    Arizona needed to replace Patrick Peterson this offseason. It did so with Malcolm Butler, but he’s just a short-term solution.

    Akayleb Evans has good speed and athleticism to go along with his 6-1 frame.

    Pick change; previously Kenyon Green, G

  11. Detroit Lions: Garrett Wilson, WR, Ohio State
    The Lions have absolutely nothing at receiver, so they must address this liability.

    Garrett Wilson caught 30 passes as a freshman and then 43 as a sophomore. He’ll have more of an opportunity next year, given his tremendous upside.



  12. Denver Broncos: Henry To’o To’o, LB, Alabama
    The Broncos have been looking for a linebacker upgrade for quite some time.

    Henry To’o To’o switched from Tennessee from Alabama, where Nick Saban will get the most out of his talents.

  13. Miami Dolphins: Zion Nelson, OT, Miami
    The Dolphins passed on Penei Sewell in the 2021 NFL Draft. Perhaps they’ll regret doing so if Tua Tagovailoa is pressured heavily this season.

    Zion Nelson performed well right away for Miami, earning a starting left tackle job as a freshman.

    Pick change; previously Jaxson Kirkland, OT

  14. Buffalo Bills: Master Teague, RB, Ohio State
    The Bills need to improve their rushing attack. If Devin Singletary and Zack Moss continue to be mediocre, this pick will be a possibility.

    Master Teague had some explosive performances in his first two seasons.

    Pick change; previously Jalen Wydermyer, TE

  15. Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Alontae Taylor, CB, Tennessee
    It’ll be difficult to re-sign both Carlton Davis and Jamel Dean, so the Buccaneers may be looking for a cornerback in the early rounds soon.

    The speedy Alontae Taylor has put together some great tape as a corner in the SEC.

    Pick change; previously Ventrell Miller, LB



  16. Kansas City Chiefs: Perrion Winfrey, DT, Oklahoma
    Andy Reid loves bolstering the offensive and defensive lines. He may want a better player next to Chris Jones.

    Perrion Winfrey dominated the trenches in 2020, especially late in the season.





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