2022 NFL Mock Draft: Round 3

Last update: Wednesday, Dec. 29, 2021. Changes in all three rounds.
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  1. Jacksonville Jaguars: Drake London, WR, USC
    Laviska Shenault and Marvin Jones have been major disappointments this year, so the Jaguars will want to find another receiver to pair with D.J. Chark.

    Drake London has mismatch size, and he could be in for a big 2021 season with other receivers gone.

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  2. Detroit Lions: Tariq Castro-Fields, CB, Penn State
    Jeff Okudah looks like a bust thus far, but even if he pans out, the Lions still need cornerback help for their horrendous secondary.

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

  3. New York Giants: Charlie Kolar, TE, Iowa State
    Evan Engram has been the subject of trade rumors, so the Giants will need to find a new tight end if Engram is moved.

    Charlie Kolar is a quality route runner who has nice hands.

  4. Houston Texans: Isaiah Spiller, RB, Texas A&M
    Bill O’Brien may disagree, but it’s a sad state of affairs to have Rex Burkhead as your lead back. The Texans need someone new to complement their next franchise quarterback.

    Isaiah Spiller rushed for 1,036 yards and nine touchdowns in 2020. He did OK as a receiver out of the backfield.



  5. New York Jets: Zamir White, RB, Georgia
    Michael Carter looks like a solid running back, but I’m sure the Jets will want to find a better complement for him.

    Zamir White has been an impressive back in Georgia’s committee this year.

  6. Chicago Bears: Terrell Bernard, LB, Baylor
    Danny Trevathan is an aging player who will need to be replaced soon.

    Terrell Bernard has three-down starting potential for the NFL.

    Pick change; previously Demarvioun Overshown, LB

  7. Seattle Seahawks: Ali Gaye, DE, LSU
    The Seahawks have no pass rush, so they’ll need to add defensive linemen to their roster this offseason.

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

  8. Jacksonville Jaguars: Nakobe Dean, LB, Georgia
    The Jaguars really struggle to defend the middle of the field, so they need to find upgrades for their linebacking corps.

    Nakobe Dean is an athletic and instinctive linebacker.



  9. Washington Redskins: Akayleb Evans, CB, Tulsa
    The Redskins have a huge problem in their secondary, so they could double up on cornerbacks.

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

    Pick change; previously Desmond Ridder, QB

  10. Minnesota Vikings: Travis Jones, NT, Connecticut
    Michael Pierce hasn’t been able to stay healthy. The Vikings must improve against the run.

  11. Houston Texans: John Metchie, WR, Alabama
    The Texans will need to find multiple new receivers soon, given their lack of talent at the position.

    John Metchie has a tendency to make big plays for Alabama’s offense.



  12. Cleveland Browns: Sam Williams, DE, Ole Miss
    The Browns need to improve their pass rush outside of Myles Garrett.

    Sam Williams is very talented, but has character concerns.

  13. Atlanta Falcons: Brenton Cox, DE/OLB, Florida
    The Falcons haven’t possessed a potent edge rusher in a long while. They can begin to bolster their defense by finding one.

    Brenton Cox has a nice skill set and plenty of athleticism and upside.

    Pick change; previously Zay Flowers, WR



  14. Denver Broncos: Aqeel Glass, QB, Alabama A&M
    The Broncos need some help defending the middle of the field, so they’re expected to target a linebacker.

    Aqeel Glass has great scrambling ability. He greatly improved his accuracy this past season.

    Pick change; previously James Skalski, LB

  15. Pittsburgh Steelers: Jayln Armour-Davis, CB, Alabama
    The Steelers have some aging cornerbacks they’ll need to replace in the near future.

    Jayln Armour-Davis is a 6-1 cornerback with a good skill set.






  16. Baltimore Ravens: C.J. Verdell, RB, Oregon
    We’ve learned that the Ravens don’t have the best depth at running back behind J.K. Dobbins.

    C.J. Verdell is a 200-pound back with explosive ability and plus catching skills. It didn’t take him very long to win the starting job as a redshirt freshman.

  17. Los Angeles Chargers: Will Mallory, TE, Miami
    The Chargers need a long-term answer at tight end to replace Hunter Henry.

  18. Las Vegas Raiders: Calvin Austin, WR, Memphis
    The Raiders need a new downfield threat in the wake of Henry Ruggs’ arrest.

    Calvin Austin is small receiver (5-9) but is very fast and elusive.

    Pick change; previously Jalen Tolbert, WR



  19. Miami Dolphins: Kyler Gordon, CB, Washington
    Xavien Howard always seems to be the subject of trade rumors, so the Dolphins could obtain a cornerback early in the 2022 NFL Draft.

    Kyler Gordon is a solid cornerback, though he doesn’t get many turnovers.




  20. New York Giants: James Skalski, LB, Clemson
    The Giants’ linebacking corps is starved for talent aside from Blake Martinez.

    James Skalski is a solid player, but could use a nice combine to show teams that he has greater upside.

    Pick change; previously Terrell Bernard, LB

  21. Philadelphia Eagles: John Ridgeway, DT, Arkansas
    Fletcher Cox has entered his 30s, so the Eagles may want to think about finding a successor.

    John Ridgeway has a nice combination of size and speed.

  22. New England Patriots: Alontae Taylor, CB, Tennessee
    The Patriots lost Stephon Gilmore, so they may want to obtain another cornerback.

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

    Pick change; previously Josh Thompson, CB

  23. Indianapolis Colts: Myles Jones, CB, Texas A&M
    The Colts have a weak cornerback group, which will get much worse when Xavier Rhodes leaves.

    Myles Jones is a 6-3 cornerback, but needs to pack on some muscle onto his frame.

  24. Arizona Cardinals: Zion Johnson, G, Boston College
    The Cardinals could stand to add to their offensive line to protect Kyler Murray.

    Zion Johnson played tackle at Boston College, but his size and length limitations may force him to guard.



  25. Buffalo Bills: Juanyeh Thomas, S, Georgia Tech
    The Bills have a couple of safeties in their 30s, so they may want a young player at the position.

    Juanyeh Thomas has nice speed and athleticism.

  26. Cincinnati Bengals: Sevyn Banks, CB, Ohio State
    The Bengals could stand to add some talent at cornerback to defend the gifted recievers in the AFC North.

    Ohio State’s secondary struggled in 2020, but not when it came to Sevyn Banks’ coverage.



  27. Denver Broncos: Bubba Bolden, S, Miami
    The Broncos will need to find a long-term replacement for Kareem Jackson.

  28. Dallas Cowboys: Josh Thompson, CB, Texas
    Dallas’ secondary looked weak in the Thanksgiving loss to the Raiders.

    Josh Thompson doesn’t have great ball skills, but he covers well.

    Pick change; previously Akayleb Evans, CB

  29. Tennessee Titans: Will McDonald, DE/OLB, Iowa State
    The Titans could stand to add another edge rusher to make their pass rush even more potent.

    Will McDonald is an athletic edge rusher with lots of upside, but figures to be a liability against the run.

  30. Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Quay Walker, LB, Georgia
    Lavonte David doesn’t have many years left, so the Buccaneers could add another linebacker.

    Quay Walker has potential, but hasn’t quite lived up to it.

  31. Kansas City Chiefs: Ventrell Miller, LB, Florida
    The Chiefs have endured issues at linebacker for quite some time.

    Ventrell Miller is a fast linebacker who has become a nice play-maker in Florida’s defense.

  32. Green Bay Packers: MoMo Sanogo, LB, Ole Miss
    The Packers could stand to upgrade the middle of the field with a mid-round selection on a linebacker.





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