2022 NFL Mock Draft - Charlie Campbell





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Charlie Campbell, Senior Draft Analyst
Last update: Friday, Sept. 17, 2021. Round 2 added.
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2022 NFL MOCK DRAFT - WALT'S | CHARLIE'S ROUND: 1


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17. NFL Team Logo for Cardinals Arizona Cardinals: Trent McDuffie, CB, Washington

The Cardinals get a No. 1 corner replacement for Patrick Peterson.

McDuffie has eight tackles and two passes broken up to this point in 2021. He broke out in 2019 as a freshman, recording 45 tackles, two forced fumbles, an interception and two passes defended. In the 2020 mini-season, he had 14 tackles and a pick.

Washington has been a factory for defensive back talent in recent years, and McDuffie will continue that trend in the 2022 NFL Draft. The 5-foot-11, 195-pounder is a smooth corner with speed and cover skills.


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18. NFL Team Logo for Lions Detroit Lions: Chris Olave, WR, Ohio State

I think Lions general manager Brad Holmes landed a steal with wide receiver Amon-Ra St. Brown last April, but wide receiver is still the weakest position on their roster. Detroit needs more outside receiver talent to go with St. Brown in the slot. Here, the Lions grab a dangerous receiver who could be a No. 1 wideout to lead their passing attack.

So far in 2021, Olave has 16 catches for 243 yards and two touchdowns. He has shown off his excellent speed, route-running, and smooth athleticism.

Olave caught 50 passes for 729 yards and seven touchdowns in 2020. The Buckeyes had other good receiving talent with more experience during 2019, but Olave (6-0, 182) became their most dynamic receiving playmaker that season with 49 receptions for 849 yards and 12 touchdowns. He was a big-time point producer and looked like he was just getting started.

Olave has quality height and the speed to get downfield.



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Rd: 1 Pk: 2  |  Click here to jump to the Lions' second-round pick.

19. NFL Team Logo for Raiders Las Vegas Raiders: DeMarvin Leal, DT, Texas A&M

Gerald McCoy has had an excellent career, but he is not a long-term addition at defensive tackle. Las Vegas could use a young disruptor for the interior defensive line.

Leal has recorded 10 tackles, a sack, and a pass batted so far in 2021. Leal flashed for the Aggies in 2020 and 2019, but really looked like things were clicking for him at the end of the 2020 season. As a sophomore, he had 30 tackles, 2.5 sacks, one forced fumble, one interception and three passes defended. In 2019, he recorded 38 tackles and two sacks.

The 6-foot-4, 290-pound Leal has a good skill set with a ton of upside.


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20. NFL Team Logo for Redskins Washington Redskins: Roger McCreary, CB, Auburn

The Redskins could use more help at corner.

McCreary has 10 tackles and an interception to open 2021. He was excellent in 2020, recording three interceptions, six passes defended, one forced fumble and 45 tackles. In 2019, he collected 36 tackles, an interception and 11 passes broken up.

While McCreary isn't the biggest of corners, the 5-foot-11, 187-pounder has excellent coverage skills to run the route and prevent separation.


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21. NFL Team Logo for Eagles Philadelphia Eagles: Ali Gaye, DE, LSU

The Eagles could use some defensive line youth.

Gaye recorded four tackles and a sack against UCLA to open 2021. In 2020, he recorded 32 tackles with two sacks, a forced fumble and an interception. The 6-foot-6, 262-pound Gaye has not put together a big season of production, but he has an excellent skill set and could break out in 2021.


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Rd: 1 Pk: 6  |  Click here to jump to the Eagles' second-round pick.

22. NFL Team Logo for Saints New Orleans Saints: R.J. Roderick, S, South Carolina

The Saints haven't signed Marcus Williams to a long-term contract. Even if they do, they could use a long-term replacement for Malcolm Jenkins.

Roderick was suspended for the 2021 season opener and made one tackle against ECU. Former South Carolina head coach Will Muschamp and defensive backs coach Travaris Robinson recruited a lot of excellent defensive back prospects while at South Carolina, Auburn and Florida. Roderick is left over from the Muschamp era, and the NFL advance scouts have been impressed with the Gamecocks strong safety. As a freshman in 2018, he had 56 tackles, and he followed that with 55 tackles and two interceptions in his sophomore season. Roderick (5-11, 203) is an asset in coverage and was nicely developed by Robinson.


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23. NFL Team Logo for Vikings Minnesota Vikings: Kaiir Elam, CB, Florida

I knew multiple NFL teams that had sufficient concerns about Jeff Gladney to have him graded for Day 2 of the 2020 NFL Draft. Those were proven true when Minnesota cut him after one year. Mike Hughes was a disappointment as well before being traded away. Aging veteran Patrick Peterson was signed, but the Vikings obviously need some long-term cornerbacks after blowing picks on Gladney and Hughes.

In 2021, Elam has six tackles and an interception. He played well in 2020, recording 39 tackles, two interceptions and 11 passes broken up. The 6-foot-1, 187-pounder was fantastic as a freshman, flashing serious ball skills even though he had a part-time role.

Elam has good height and length with quickness. He could stand to fill out his frame, but considering he is only a true junior, he the time to do it. With his skill set and upside, he could explode.


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24. NFL Team Logo for Colts Indianapolis Colts: Alontae Taylor, CB, Tennessee

As Seattle just illustrated, the Colts could use more help at corner.

Taylor has nine tackles thus far in 2021. He had some underwhelming moments against Pitt in Week 2, but he is a solid corner who could rise in the months to come. Taylor was a dependable cover corner for Tennessee in 2020, recording 29 tackles with an interception and four passes defended. In 2019, he totaled 33 tackles, an interception and three passes broken up. As a freshman, he had 40 tackles and two breakups.

Taylor will enter the NFL with a lot of good experience against top competition. The 6-foot, 192-pounder has good size and some speed.


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25. NFL Team Logo for Ravens Baltimore Ravens: Daniel Faalele, OT, Minnesota

The Ravens add a replacement for Orlando Brown.

Faalele didn't have a flawless performance against Ohio State in the 2021 season opener, but he was solid. Faalele is a massive blocker who has surprising quickness and athleticism for such a big-bodied blocker. He was very impressive for Minnesota in 2018 and 2019 before sitting out the 2020 season. It will be interesting to see how the 6-foot-8, 379-pounder performs over 2021 following his long lay-off.

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26. NFL Team Logo for Packers Green Bay Packers: Justyn Ross, WR, Clemson

The excellence of Aaron Rodgers has allowed Green Bay to get by with a less-than-stellar supporting cast. That will change with Jordan Love at quarterback. Improving the offensive line and wide receivers will be a necessity. Here's a difference-maker to go with, or replace, Davante Adams.

In 2021, Ross has seven receptions for 78 yards and a touchdown. He also has drawn somel pass interference penalties.

Ross missed the 2020 season due to a spinal condition that required surgery. The 6-foot-4, 205-pounder played well for Clemson in 2019, although the offense spread the ball around to a variety of play-makers. He totaled 66 receptions for 865 yards and eight touchdowns in 2019. Ross broke out in 2018, showing off a freakish skill set alongside size and speed. While Clemson spread the ball out as well that season, Ross made the most of his receptions, totaling 1,000 yards and nine touchdowns on 46 receptions for an average of 21.7 yards per catch. Ross is brimming with upside and looks like he has early-round potential, provided his spinal condition does not put him back on the sideline. Some team sources worry about Ross' medical issues.


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27. NFL Team Logo for Browns Cleveland Browns: Amaré Barno, DE, Virginia Tech

The Browns could move on from Jadeveon Clowney after this season. They could then use the 2022 NFL Draft to grab a young edge rusher to go with Myles Garrett.

Barno recorded six tackles, 1.5 sacks and a forced fumble against North Carolina to open 2021. He broke out in 2020, recording 6.5 sacks with 43 tackles, two forced fumbles and two passes batted. The 6-foot-4, 237-pound Barno has some serious speed with a frame to get bigger as he ages in the NFL. Barno could be even better in 2021 due to having a year of experience, and NFL advance scouts were impressed with his 2020 tape.

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28. NFL Team Logo for Titans Tennessee Titans: Rasheed Walker, OT, Penn State

Tennessee could use more right tackle talent because Isaiah Wilson was a mega-bust for general manager Jon Robinson. Dillon Radunz could be a better fit at guard.

Walker had a mixed outing against Wisconsin in the 2021 season opener. The 6-foot-6, 320-pounder is a large offensive tackle with further potential to improve as he gains experience. He could end up being a tough run blocker and reliable pass protector. Walker has a good skill set with size, speed and athleticism. He needs to eliminate, however, his tendency to bend at the waist and lunge after defenders. That leads to him having issues in pass protection at times.


29. NFL Team Logo for Jets New York Jets: Sevyn Banks, CB, Ohio State

The Jets have some young talent at corner, but could use a true No. 1.

Ohio State held Banks out of the first two games of the year due to injury. He flashed some real cover skills at times during 2020, recording 12 tackles, an interception and seven passes defended over the short season. He actually played better than those numbers indicate. The 6-foot-1, 200-pounder has a lot of upside to be even better as he gains experience.

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Rd: 1 Pk: 4  |  Click here to jump to the Jets' first second-round pick.  |  Rd: 2 Pk: 7

30. NFL Team Logo for Chiefs Kansas City Chiefs: George Karlaftis, DE, Purdue

The Chiefs grab more defensive line talent to go around Frank Clark.

In 2021, Karlaftis has five tackles, two passes batted and a forced fumble. He recorded four tackles and two sacks in 2020 while missing time with a leg injury and COVID-19. Karlaftis broke out for the Boilermakers in 2019, totaling 7.5 sacks with 54 tackles in his debut.

The 6-foot-4, 265-pound Karlaftis has the upside to get better. He is a quality athlete with a closing burst, excellent hands, and has a non-stop motor. The relentless Karlaftis could explode in 2021 or 2022.


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31. NFL Team Logo for Bills Buffalo Bills: Jalen Wydermyer, TE, Texas A&M

The Bills could use a tight end upgrade, and here's another weapon for Josh Allen.

Wydermyer has eight receptions for 102 yards in 2021. In 2020, he recorded 45 catches for 502 yards and six touchdowns. The 6-foot-5, 260-pounder created a buzz with scouts for having a good skill with a ton of upside during the 2019 season. The Aggies staff raved about Wydermyer to NFL evaluators coming through College Station. In 2019, he totaled 32 receptions for 447 yards and six touchdowns.

Wydermyer has good size to him with speed and athleticism. He could have three-down starting potential for the NFL.



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32. NFL Team Logo for Buccaneers Tampa Bay Buccaneers: D'Vonte Price, RB, Florida International

Leonard Fournette, Ronald Jones and Giovani Bernard could all be off the team next year. Here's a long-term back for Tampa Bay.

In 2021, Price has 28 carries that he turned into 276 yards and three touchdowns. Price ran really well in a limited number of attempts in 2020. He averaged 6.8 yards per carry while turning 85 carries into 581 yards and four touchdowns over five games. Florida Interntional also struggled defensively, which hurt his opportunities.

Price is built well and has some quickness to go with his size. Advance scouts were impressed with his skill set and pro potential coming into the 2021 season.


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