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Charlie Campbell, Senior Draft Analyst
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The Jaguars need a center to replace Brandon Linder.
Linderbaum is a very polished and well-rounded player who could be a top center in the NFL. The 6-foot-3, 290-pounder plays with good leverage and has advanced hand placement. He is able to sink his hips to anchor against bull rushes while showing quickness and agility to adjust to speed. For Iowa, Linderbaum was a force as a run blocker while being rock solid in pass protection. Linderbaum looks like a safe pick to become a good starter in the NFL. Team sources say Linderbaum is not big enough to play guard in the pros and is only a fit for center. He also could have some problems with heavy nose tackles lining up over his head, but he will be an excellent blocker to get out and move to hit blocks at the second level.
Click links to see the Jaguars' picks across all rounds:Rd: 1 Pk: 1 | Rd: 3 Pk: 1 | Rd: 3 Pk: 6 | Rd: 4 Pk: 1 | Rd: 5 Pk: 14 | Rd: 6 Pk: 1 | Rd: 6 Pk: 9 | Rd: 6 Pk: 18 | Rd: 6 Pk: 19 | Rd: 6 Pk: 43 | Rd: 7 Pk: 13
The Lions need a long-term difference maker at linebacker, and Dean is a great fit for the character, intangibles, and team-first culture that is being cultivated in Detroit.
Dean is a dangerous blitzer who comes up with splash plays in the clutch. Some team sources, however, have him graded lower than the media hype suggests because of the routine plays where Dean was not a forceful run defender. Still, Dean could be a first-round pick given the 2022 NFL Draft’s weak linebacker class. He is good in coverage, smart, a great leader, instinctive, and a pure football player. In 2021, Dean collected 72 tackles, six sacks, two interceptions, two forced fumbles and six passes defended. He had 71 tackles and 1.5 sacks in 2020. Dean (5-11, 225) is a quick, athletic linebacker with rare interior blitzing skills. He has a lot of upside to develop and should be a team leader early in his career.
Click links to see the Lions' picks across all rounds:Rd: 1 Pk: 2 | Rd: 1 Pk: 32 | Rd: 3 Pk: 2 | Rd: 3 Pk: 33 | Rd: 5 Pk: 34 | Rd: 6 Pk: 2 | Rd: 6 Pk: 38
The Jets grab a safety upgrade over Ashtyn Davis and have shown a lit of interest in Cine.
Cine was a valuable defender for the Bulldogs in 2021, locking down the deep middle of the field. He totaled 73 tackles, an interception and nine passes batted. As a sophomore in 2020, Cine had 52 tackles and three passes broken up. The 6-foot-1, 200-pounder has a good skill set with upside, and some sources think he rise into being a first-rounder. Cine was a star of the combine interviews, showing tremendous football IQ, character and instincts. While he is a more natural strong safety, Cine also can play some free safety, so he offers NFL teams pre- and post-snap interchangeability.
Click links to see the Jets' picks across all rounds:Rd: 1 Pk: 4 | Rd: 1 Pk: 10 | Rd: 2 Pk: 6 | Rd: 3 Pk: 5 | Rd: 4 Pk: 6 | Rd: 4 Pk: 12 | Rd: 5 Pk: 3 | Rd: 5 Pk: 20
If the Giants miss out on Derek Stingley and Ahmad Gardner in Round 1, they could target cornerback help in the second round of the 2022 NFL Draft. Elam could make sense as a big outside corner to replace James Bradberry.
In 2021, Elam recorded 29 tackles, five passes broken up 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, but he is a finesse player and a terrible tackler. Getting stronger and tougher are necessary for Elam to pan out in the NFL.
Click links to see the Giants' picks across all rounds:Rd: 1 Pk: 5 | Rd: 1 Pk: 7 | Rd: 3 Pk: 3 | Rd: 3 Pk: 17 | Rd: 4 Pk: 7 | Rd: 5 Pk: 4 | Rd: 5 Pk: 30 | Rd: 6 Pk: 3
The Texans need more backfield talent, and a runner like Hall could be a big benefit to Davis Mills come the fall.
Hall (6-1, 220) is a physical runner who was a huge point producer for Iowa State in 2021 and averaged 5.8 yards per carry on his way to 1,472 yards and 20 touchdowns. On top of being a tough runner, Hall was a productive receiver out of the backfield as well with 36 catches for 302 yards and three scores. Hall was impressive in 2020 too, averaging 5.6 yards per carry for 1,572 yards and 21 touchdowns. That season, he had 23 catches for 180 yards and two scores. Hall has impressed team sources, and they think he could provide some nice value as a pick after the first round of the 2022 NFL Draft.
Click links to see the Texans' picks across all rounds:Rd: 1 Pk: 3 | Rd: 1 Pk: 13 | Rd: 3 Pk: 4 | Rd: 3 Pk: 16 | Rd: 4 Pk: 2 | Rd: 4 Pk: 3 | Rd: 5 Pk: 27 | Rd: 6 Pk: 26 | Rd: 6 Pk: 28 | Rd: 7 Pk: 23
The Jets could use an edge rusher to go across from Carl Lawson.
In 2021, Jackson totaled 37 tackles, five sacks, one forced fumble and an interception. He displayed pass-rushing talent off the edge and played hard. USC hurt his production by moving him around, playing him somewhat at outside linebacker, dropping him into coverage, and reducing his pass-rushing opportunities. After Clay Helton was fired, the Trojans started playing Jackson as a more traditional defensive end.
Jackson played well in 2020, recording 20 tackles, two sacks and an interception. He was more disruptive than the numbers illustrate that season. Jackson (6-4, 250) had an impressive debut for the Trojans in 2019. He showed some pass-rush potential alongside quality size and speed. With his skill set, Jackson has the upside to improve his production as he gains more experience.
Click links to see the Jets' picks across all rounds:Rd: 1 Pk: 4 | Rd: 1 Pk: 10 | Rd: 2 Pk: 3 | Rd: 3 Pk: 5 | Rd: 4 Pk: 6 | Rd: 4 Pk: 12 | Rd: 5 Pk: 3 | Rd: 5 Pk: 20
The Bears could use another tackle to pair with Teven Jenkins.
The 6-foot-7, 305-pound Raimann has turned into an intriguing left tackle after starting out his career at tight end. He has good size, athleticism, and comes from a pro-style scheme. Senior Bowl practices showed that Raimann could use development for handling speed rushers at the next level. He could also kick inside to guard in the NFL.
Click links to see the Bears' picks across all rounds:Rd: 2 Pk: 16 | Rd: 3 Pk: 7 | Rd: 5 Pk: 5 | Rd: 5 Pk: 7 | Rd: 6 Pk: 7
The Seahawks let go of their franchise signal-caller. Here is a potential quarterback of the future.
Howell completed 63 percent of his passes in 2021 for 3,056 yards, 24 touchdowns and nine interceptions. His supporting cast was not as good as in 2020, and he underwhelmed in losses to Virginia Tech and Georgia Tech. For the NFL, Howell is a poor man’s Baker Mayfield. Team sources from around the league feel Howell belongs on Day 2 of the 2022 NFL Draft, but with the way teams reach on quarterbacks, Howell has a shot at going in Round 1.
Howell (6-1, 225) produced two prolific seasons for the Tar Heels to open his college career. As a freshman, he completed 61.4 percent of his passes for 3,641 yards, 38 touchdowns and seven interceptions. He then completed 68.1 percent of his passes for 3,586 yards, 30 touchdowns and seven interceptions as a sophomore. Howell throws accurately and has an adequate arm and some mobility, but he lacks size or dominant physical traits.
Click links to see the Seahawks' picks across all rounds:Rd: 1 Pk: 9 | Rd: 2 Pk: 9 | Rd: 3 Pk: 8 | Rd: 4 Pk: 4 | Rd: 5 Pk: 2 | Rd: 5 Pk: 10 | Rd: 7 Pk: 7
The Seahawks grab more defensive line talent. Here’s a plug-and-play contributor.
Jones went under the radar at Connecticut, but he is a big nose tackle who flashed some pass-rush ability the past two years, putting up 3.5 sacks each season. Jones also was a solid run defender, recording 126 tackles over three seasons. Jones then had a good week of practice at the Senior Bowl, where he showed he could bull his way into the backfield with serious power, size, leverage and quickness.
Click links to see the Seahawks' picks across all rounds:Rd: 1 Pk: 9 | Rd: 2 Pk: 8 | Rd: 3 Pk: 8 | Rd: 4 Pk: 4 | Rd: 5 Pk: 2 | Rd: 5 Pk: 10 | Rd: 7 Pk: 7
The Colts grab a long-term replacement for T.Y. Hilton and a great complement for Michael Pittman Jr.
Robinson was phenomenal for Kentucky in 2021, catching 104 passes for 1,334 yards and seven touchdowns. The 5-foot-11, 185-pounder transferred from Nebraska and took the SEC by storm. Some team sources feel Robinson is a better version of Brandin Cooks. Like Cooks, Robinson is an outside speed receiver who is a threat to burn defenses vertically. Robinson is similar to Tyreek Hill as well, but not as fast as Hill. Some sources think Robinson will be a better version of Cooks in the NFL. Robinson is a fabulous route-runner with speed and is sudden out of breaks. He is a real asset to uncover quickly for his quarterback.
Click links to see the Colts' picks across all rounds:Rd: 3 Pk: 9 | Rd: 4 Pk: 17 | Rd: 5 Pk: 16 | Rd: 5 Pk: 36 | Rd: 6 Pk: 37 | Rd: 7 Pk: 17
Atlanta could use more running back talent.
After transferring from Wake Forest, Walker dominated the Big Ten, ripping off a prolific 2021 in which he averaged 6.2 yards per carry for 1,636 yards and 18 touchdowns. He also had 13 catches for 89 yards and a score. For the NFL, there is a lot to like about Walker (5-9, 210), who is a physical violent runner and really imposes his will on defenses. Walker is a hard-charging back with has a strong build who will flat out run over tacklers. Thanks to his excellent contact balance and strength, Walker is hard to get on the ground because he will charge through tackle attempts to pick up a lot of extra yardage. To go along with the power to push through defenders, Walker has natural knee bend and body lean, and he runs behind his pads with good leverage to keep himself on his feet.
Click links to see the Falcons' picks across all rounds:Rd: 1 Pk: 8 | Rd: 2 Pk: 26 | Rd: 3 Pk: 10 | Rd: 3 Pk: 18 | Rd: 4 Pk: 9 | Rd: 5 Pk: 8 | Rd: 6 Pk: 11 | Rd: 6 Pk: 34
The Browns grab a replacement for Jarvis Landry.
Moore (5-10, 196) is a smaller speed receiver who is a shifty route runner with the ability to pick up yards after the catch. In 2021, Moore hauled in 95 passes for 1,292 yards and 10 touchdowns. He helped himself at the 2022 NFL Scouting Combine by putting up a 4.41-second time in the 40-yard dash. In the NFL, Moore could be a dangerous slot receiver.
Click links to see the Browns' picks across all rounds:Rd: 3 Pk: 14 | Rd: 3 Pk: 35 | Rd: 4 Pk: 13 | Rd: 6 Pk: 23 | Rd: 7 Pk: 1 | Rd: 7 Pk: 24
The Ravens could use more young defensive back talent.
Hill flashed some nice ability over the past few seasons for the Wolverines. Hill’s best trait for the NFL is his ability to line up and cover slot receivers as a nickel corner. His quickness, flexibility and fluid athleticism allow him to line up at the line of scrimmage or pick them up in off-man coverage. The tape of Hill as a safety is not as impressive compared to when he plays nickel corner. Hill worked out well at the combine, but his interviews did not gone well. Thus, if he slides in the 2022 NFL Draft, it will be from teams’ concerns about his mental makeup.
In 2021, Hill recorded 69 tackles, two interceptions and eight passes broken up. In 2019, he had 36 tackles, an interception and three passes defended. Hill was even better in the shortened 2020 season, recording 45 tackles, an interception and four passes broken up.
Click links to see the Ravens' picks across all rounds:Rd: 1 Pk: 14 | Rd: 3 Pk: 12 | Rd: 3 Pk: 36 | Rd: 4 Pk: 5 | Rd: 4 Pk: 14 | Rd: 4 Pk: 23 | Rd: 4 Pk: 34 | Rd: 4 Pk: 36 | Rd: 6 Pk: 17
The Vikings could use more young defensive line talent. With their new regime, they can patiently sit on Ojabo for a season and then have him ready to go with and eventually replace Danielle Hunter or Za’Darius Smith.
Ojabo was a consensus first-round pick before suffering a serious injury at his pro day. Given the timing and severity, getting hurt might cost Ojabo his rookie season and send him to the second day of the 2022 NFL Draft. Thanks to Aidan Hutchinson commanding a lot of attention, Ojabo broke out in 2021, recording 35 tackles, 11 sacks, five forced fumbles and three passes defended. The 6-foot-5, 250-pounder is fast off the edge with the ability to bend underneath offensive tackles. Ojabo could stand to get better as a run defender for the NFL. He is a 1-year wonder who could find his best fit in the NFL as a 3-4 outside linebacker.
Click links to see the Vikings' picks across all rounds:Rd: 1 Pk: 12 | Rd: 3 Pk: 13 | Rd: 5 Pk: 13 | Rd: 6 Pk: 5 | Rd: 6 Pk: 12 | Rd: 6 Pk: 13 | Rd: 7 Pk: 28
Washington’s pass coverage in 2021 lived up to “the Commodes” nick name that some Redskins alumni have been calling the team privately. The organization could use a replacement for Landon Collins.
Brisker is a talented player with speed, instincts and versatility, plus he is willing to get physical. Brisker collected 43 tackles, two interceptions and four passes broken up in 2021. In 2020, he flashed at times for the Nittany Lions while recording 57 tackles, four passes defended and an interception. He totaled 31 tackles, two interceptions and four passes defended in 2019. Brisker has a tendency to get banged up and gets more attention from trainers than NFL teams like to see. The 6-foot-1, 203-pounder has starting potential and could be a good value pick on Day 2 of the 2022 NFL Draft.
Click links to see the Redskins' picks across all rounds:Rd: 1 Pk: 11 | Rd: 4 Pk: 8 | Rd: 6 Pk: 10 | Rd: 7 Pk: 8 | Rd: 7 Pk: 18
The Bears take a replacement for Allen Robinson.
Pierce had his best season in 2021, racking up 52 catches for 884 yards and eight touchdowns. Wide receivers with the senior’s skill set of being big, fast, and productive don’t last long in the NFL drafts, and Pierce has special ability for the next level. After a fast first-step, Pierce has a second gear to accelerate down the field and stretch defenses over the top. Pierce shows good technique as a receiver as well and uses his size to win. The 6-foot-3, 211-pound Pierce ran a 4.41-second 40-yard dash at the combine and was one of the leaders in some of the jumps. With his size/speed-mismatch ability, he could be a late first-round or second-round steal in the 2022 NFL Draft. Some team sources compare him to Jordy Nelson coming out of Kansas State.
Click links to see the Bears' picks across all rounds:Rd: 2 Pk: 7 | Rd: 3 Pk: 7 | Rd: 5 Pk: 5 | Rd: 5 Pk: 7 | Rd: 6 Pk: 7
I could see the Saints targeting an offensive tackle here if they don’t take one in the first round. If the Steelers pass on Pickett for Malik Willis in the first round, Pickett could be in store for a significant slide. The Saints like Pickett, and he could be an option to become their long-term starter if Jameis Winston doesn’t lock down the job in 2022.
Pickett caught fire in 2021, ripping up opponents on a weekly basis and boosting his draft grade. He is a dangerous rhythm passer in the short to intermediate part of the field while also displaying superb deep-ball accuracy. When plays break down, Pickett has mobility and is a willing, tough runner. Pickett shows excellent accuracy, developed field vision, an ability to work through progressions, can buy time with his feet, and is able to throw vertically with a soft deep ball that is easy to catch. He has definite NFL arm talent. While Pickett generally demonstrates good decision making, there are 2-3 passes per game where he makes poor choices, looking like a risky gunslinger. That issue could likely be worked out of him by a pro staff.
In 2021, Pickett took the Pittsburgh Panthers to new heights with their first ACC Championship, and he surpassed Dan Marino as the program’s all-time leader in touchdown passes. Pickett completed 67 percent of his passes in 2021 for 4,319 yards, 42 touchdowns and seven interceptions. He notched five rushing touchdowns as well.
The 6-foot-3, 220-pounder has quality size for the NFL and is known to have good character. One negative is Pickett’s small hands, which is why he wears gloves, including on his throwing right hand. After seeing some action in 2017, Pickett was the Panthers’ starter from 2018-2020, so he will enter the next level with a lot of starting experience, but he will also be a 24-year-old rookie.
Click links to see the Saints' picks across all rounds:Rd: 1 Pk: 16 | Rd: 1 Pk: 19 | Rd: 3 Pk: 34 | Rd: 4 Pk: 15 | Rd: 5 Pk: 18 | Rd: 6 Pk: 15
The Chiefs could use more interior defensive line talent to go with Chris Jones.
Hall broke out for the Cougars in 2021, showing length, strength, quickness and athleticism to set the edge. He recorded 47 tackles and six sacks on the season. The 6-foot-6, 260-pounder has the strength to set the edge in the ground game and has the length to play 3-4 five-technique defensive end. Hall looks like the rare five-technique prospect who is capable of putting pressure on the quarterback. He is a riser who could go in the early rounds of the 2022 NFL Draft.
Click links to see the Chiefs' picks across all rounds:Rd: 1 Pk: 29 | Rd: 1 Pk: 30 | Rd: 2 Pk: 30 | Rd: 3 Pk: 30 | Rd: 3 Pk: 39 | Rd: 4 Pk: 16 | Rd: 4 Pk: 30 | Rd: 7 Pk: 11 | Rd: 7 Pk: 21 | Rd: 7 Pk: 29 | Rd: 7 Pk: 37
The Eagles need more talent at linebacker. Here’s a high-upside prospect who could become a starter early in his career for Philadelphia.
Harris has a first-round skill set, but he did not always play up to it with Alabama. In 2021, Harris totaled 79 tackles, 5.5 sacks, two forced fumbles and three passes batted. He recorded 79 stops, 4.5 sacks, an interception and two passes batted in 2020. Harris notched 63 tackles with a forced fumble as a freshman. The 6-foot-2, 232-pounder is fast, athletic and strong. Harris has a lot of upside and could improve as he develops under pro coaching.
Click links to see the Eagles' picks across all rounds:Rd: 1 Pk: 15 | Rd: 1 Pk: 18 | Rd: 3 Pk: 19 | Rd: 3 Pk: 37 | Rd: 4 Pk: 19 | Rd: 5 Pk: 11 | Rd: 5 Pk: 19 | Rd: 5 Pk: 23 | Rd: 7 Pk: 15
The Steelers could use more offensive line talent.
Faalele didn’t have a flawless senior year, but he was solid and a tough blocker for Minnesota. Faalele (6-8 387) is a massive lineman 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. In the NFL, Faalele is a right tackle only. He can have issues with speed rushers, but Faalele is a tough run blocker who uses his size to overwhelm defenders.
Click links to see the Steelers' picks across all rounds:Rd: 1 Pk: 20 | Rd: 3 Pk: 20 | Rd: 4 Pk: 33 | Rd: 6 Pk: 29 | Rd: 7 Pk: 3 | Rd: 7 Pk: 19
The Packers could use a guard and right tackle addition from the early rounds of the 2022 NFL Draft. Green Bay hosted Ingram, and he could be a plug-and-play starter in the NFL.
Ingram impressed team evaluators in 2020, and he blocked well in 2021 and showed improvement with his technique in pass protection. Ingram is a tough run blocker who also displays some athleticism in pass protection. The 6-foot-3, 317-pounder has good size and strength to be a starting guard in the NFL. Some team sources said, aside from some character concerns, Ingram could have the playing ability of a second-day talent for the 2022 NFL Draft.
Click links to see the Packers' picks across all rounds:Rd: 1 Pk: 22 | Rd: 1 Pk: 28 | Rd: 2 Pk: 27 | Rd: 3 Pk: 28 | Rd: 4 Pk: 27 | Rd: 4 Pk: 35 | Rd: 5 Pk: 28 | Rd: 7 Pk: 6 | Rd: 7 Pk: 27 | Rd: 7 Pk: 36
The Patriots could use young cornerback talent after losing Stephon Gilmore and J.C. Jackson.
Gordon recorded 45 tackles, two interceptions and seven passes broken up in 2021. The 6-foot, 195-pounder was a solid corner for the Huskies over the past few seasons. He flashed in 2019 while recording 32 tackles and four pass breakups. A number of team sources view Gordon as a slot corner, at least initially. With his solid frame and strength, Gordon looks like he could be developed to play outside corner as well.
Click links to see the Patriots' picks across all rounds:Rd: 1 Pk: 21 | Rd: 3 Pk: 21 | Rd: 4 Pk: 22 | Rd: 5 Pk: 15 | Rd: 6 Pk: 4 | Rd: 6 Pk: 21 | Rd: 6 Pk: 31
After losing Chandler Jones, the Cardinals could use some young edge-rush and defensive line talent.
Bonitto is a dangerous edge rusher who produced a lot of heat on the quarterback over the past couple of seasons. He had seven sacks and 39 tackles in 2021. As a sophomore, he collected 32 tackles, 8.5 sacks and two passes batted. The 6-foot-3, 240-pound Bonitto is a tweener who needs to grow stronger and become a better run defender for the NFL. Team sources say Bonitto is fast, athletic, instinctive, and has serious pass-rush talent. He is not particularly physical, however, and doesn’t play the run well. Bonitto needs to show teams he can play in the stack. He might be a good fit to be a hybrid linebacker/edge rusher similar to Haason Reddick or Micah Parsons.
Click links to see the Cardinals' picks across all rounds:Rd: 1 Pk: 23 | Rd: 3 Pk: 23 | Rd: 6 Pk: 22 | Rd: 6 Pk: 36 | Rd: 7 Pk: 22 | Rd: 7 Pk: 34 | Rd: 7 Pk: 35
The Cowboys could use more interior defensive line talent.
Leal recorded 58 tackles, 8.5 sacks, one forced fumble and two passes batted in 2021. He 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, Leal 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 upside. He played end and tackle for the Aggies, and that could continue in the NFL. Team sources say they love Leal’s ability to rush the passer and his instincts versus the run. They feel he is agile and fluid, but not powerful or sudden. There are concerns about Leal struggling as a run defender on the inside at the next level.
Click links to see the Cowboys' picks across all rounds:Rd: 1 Pk: 24 | Rd: 3 Pk: 24 | Rd: 4 Pk: 24 | Rd: 5 Pk: 12 | Rd: 5 Pk: 24 | Rd: 5 Pk: 33 | Rd: 5 Pk: 35 | Rd: 6 Pk: 14
The Bills could use more offensive line talent. Petit-Frere could play guard or tackle for Buffalo.
The 6-foot-5, 315-pound Petit-Frere won the starting right tackle job for the 2020 season and played really well. He was superb in pass protection, barely allowing any pressures all season. There were projections of the Tampa, Florida product being moved to left tackle for 2021 with senior Thayer Munford kicking inside to guard, and that is what happened. Petit-Frere played well in 2021. He is a good athlete with quickness, athleticism and a strong build.
Click links to see the Bills' picks across all rounds:Rd: 1 Pk: 25 | Rd: 3 Pk: 25 | Rd: 4 Pk: 25 | Rd: 5 Pk: 25 | Rd: 6 Pk: 6 | Rd: 6 Pk: 24 | Rd: 7 Pk: 9
The Falcons could use some defensive tackle talent, and Mathis could be a really good value pick.
In 2021, Mathis recorded 53 tackles, nine sacks and one forced fumble. He showed some interior pass-rush potential and has a quality skill set. Mathis played well for Alabama in 2020, recording 31 tackles, 1.5 sacks, one forced fumble and three passes defended. The 6-foot-4, 320-pounder has excellent size and athletic upside.
Click links to see the Falcons' picks across all rounds:Rd: 1 Pk: 8 | Rd: 2 Pk: 11 | Rd: 3 Pk: 10 | Rd: 3 Pk: 18 | Rd: 4 Pk: 9 | Rd: 5 Pk: 8 | Rd: 6 Pk: 11 | Rd: 6 Pk: 34
The Packers add some offensive line talent.
Goedeke is a tough blocker who has good size and strength. At the point of attack, he is a mean presence who really fights and competes. The 6-foot-4, 318-pounder has good size with average length for a guard – 33.13-inch arms. A team might be able to keep Goedeke at right tackle, but he looks like he would be a great fit at guard. Some NFL sources like Goedeke more than teammate Bernhard Raimann.
Click links to see the Packers' picks across all rounds:Rd: 1 Pk: 22 | Rd: 1 Pk: 28 | Rd: 2 Pk: 21 | Rd: 3 Pk: 28 | Rd: 4 Pk: 27 | Rd: 4 Pk: 35 | Rd: 5 Pk: 28 | Rd: 7 Pk: 6 | Rd: 7 Pk: 27 | Rd: 7 Pk: 36
The Bucs continue snatching up Auburn cornerbacks. McCreary’s natural cover skills could make him a quick contributor with Carlton Davis and Jamel Dean.
McCreary notched 49 tackles, 14 passes defended and two interceptions in 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. Some sources think he could have a hard time holding up on the outside in the NFL and will have to be a nickel.
Click links to see the Buccaneers' picks across all rounds:Rd: 1 Pk: 27 | Rd: 3 Pk: 27 | Rd: 4 Pk: 28 | Rd: 7 Pk: 26 | Rd: 7 Pk: 39
The 49ers could use more safety talent and a replacement for Jaquiski Tartt.
Cross (6-0, 215) was a decent defender for Maryland over the 2019 and 2020 seasons. As a sophomore, he recorded 45 tackles, two interceptions and five passes defended. Cross was solid in the shortened 2020 season with 23 stops, an interception and three passes broken up. He had his best season as a senior, totaling 66 tackles, three sacks, two forced fumbles, five passes defended and three interceptions. Cross has good size to be a potential strong safety in the NFL, and he posted tremendous workout numbers. Team sources, however, say Cross does not always play to his potential and his tape is not as good as he performs in workouts.
Click links to see the 49ers' picks across all rounds:Rd: 3 Pk: 29 | Rd: 3 Pk: 41 | Rd: 4 Pk: 29 | Rd: 5 Pk: 29 | Rd: 6 Pk: 8 | Rd: 6 Pk: 41 | Rd: 6 Pk: 42 | Rd: 7 Pk: 40
The Chiefs could use another cornerback.
Emerson is a tall corner with good length and the size to handle big pro receivers. He recorded 49 tackles and three passes defended in 2021 after making 72 stops and 11 breakups in 2020. Emerson did not record an interception in either season, with his lone collegiate interception coming in 2019 when he notched 31 tackles. The lack of ball skills and production are disappointing, but Emerson has a lot going for him, according to team sources. At 6-foot-2, 201 pounds, Emerson has shown the skills to be a press-man corner, and he is not stiff at opening his hips to turn and run. Emerson could end up being a candidate for a Day 2 of the 2022 NFL Draft.
Click links to see the Chiefs' picks across all rounds:Rd: 1 Pk: 29 | Rd: 1 Pk: 30 | Rd: 2 Pk: 18 | Rd: 3 Pk: 30 | Rd: 3 Pk: 39 | Rd: 4 Pk: 16 | Rd: 4 Pk: 30 | Rd: 7 Pk: 11 | Rd: 7 Pk: 21 | Rd: 7 Pk: 29 | Rd: 7 Pk: 37
After free agency, Cincinnati could some youth at tight end.
McBride produced well for Colorado State in 2021. He is a quality receiver who combines route-running, quickness, and nice hands. On top of some receiving ability, McBride is a good blocker and is superb in pass protection to help his quarterback. McBride practiced well at the Senior Bowl. In 2021, he caught 90 passes for 1,121 yards and one touchdown. McBride played well in Colorado State’s limited 2020 action. He was a receiving weapon for Colorado State in 2019, showing quality route-running and hands as a sophomore.
Click links to see the Bengals' picks across all rounds:Rd: 1 Pk: 31 | Rd: 3 Pk: 31 | Rd: 4 Pk: 31 | Rd: 5 Pk: 31 | Rd: 6 Pk: 30 | Rd: 7 Pk: 4 | Rd: 7 Pk: 30
The Broncos need a right tackle, and Lucas has enjoyed a late rise.
The 6-foot-7, 318-pound Lucas is a massive edge protector with excellent length and surprising quickness for such a big-bodied blocker. After redshirting in 2017, Lucas broke into the starting lineup at right tackle in 2018, becoming a mainstay for the Cougars. Lucas plays with good leverage, bending at the knee, and shows nimble feet, quickness, athleticism and an ability to pull well. He is a 4-year starter with a lot of experience who looks like a safe prospect to turn into a quality starter at the pro level. Lucas also could kick inside to guard.