The stable of NFL Draft coverage the Mock Draft is our way of blending team needs, projecting the NFL standings and player evaluation all in one. In this 2020 Mock Draft I preview how the NFL season will unfold after five weeks while mixing in where I think the top prospects could fit in with each team.
2022 NFL Mock Draft
1. Miami Dolphins – Tua Tagoviloa, QB, Alabama
2. New York Jets – Chase Young, Edge, Ohio State
3. New York Giants – Grant Delpit, S, LSU
4. Denver Broncos – Andrew Thomas, OT, Georgia
5. Tennessee Titans – Jacob Eason, QB, Washington
The Titans need some new blood at quarterback as their offense has been inconsistent and underwhelming under Marcus Mariota. Eason is the big arm passer who can really push the ball down field that perhaps they wish they could have got in 2015.
6. Arizona Cardinals – Tristan Wirfs, OT, Iowa
7. Cincinnati Bengals – Justin Herbert, QB, Oregon
8. Washington Redskins – Jerry Juedy, WR, Alabama
9. Miami Dolphins (via Pittsburgh) – CeeDee Lamb, WR, Oklahoma
10. San Francisco 49ers – Jeffrey Okudah, CB, Ohio State
11. Oakland Raiders – Henry Ruggs, WR, Alabama
12. Jacksonville Jaguars – Paulson Adebo, CB, Stanford
With Jalen Ramsey’s future up in the air for the Jags, it might be time to start thinking of the future for that position. Adebo is a great prospect with size and talent. This is the kind of pick that keeps a great defense great for a long time.
13. Minnesota Vikings – Creed Humphrey, iOL, Oklahoma
14. Tampa Bay Buccaneers – AJ Epenesa, DL, Iowa
15. Carolina Panthers – Tyler Biadasz, IOL, Wisconsin
16. Oakland Raiders (via Chicago) – Isaiah Simmons, LB, Clemson
17. Atlanta Falcons – K’Lavon Chaisson, Edge, LSU
18. Indianapolis Colts – Laviska Shenault, WR, Colorado
19. Baltimore Ravens – CJ Henderson, CB, Florida
20. Detroit Lions – Dylan Moses, LB, Alabama
Moses will miss this season, but he has shown enough to still potentially be a first round pick. A team like the Lions who needs to upgrade at linebacker could certainly take a chance on him, much like the Titans did with an injured Jeffrey Simmons last year who went 19th overall.
21. Buffalo Bills – Travis Etienne, RB, Clemson
22. Seattle Seahawks – Derrick Brown, DT, Auburn
23. Cleveland Browns- Prince Tega Wanogho, OT, Auburn
24. Green Bay Packers – Raekwon Davis, DL, Alabama
25. Los Angeles Chargers – Kristian Fulton, CB, LSU
26. New Orleans Saints – Tee Higgins, WR, Clemson
27. Miami Dolphins (via Houston)- Trey Adams, OT, Washington
I’m not sure that Trey Adams is a first round caliber player, but the Dolphins need help upfront after trading their franchise left tackle to acquire this pick. It is just bad management to draft a quarterback first overall and not try to protect him. That being said, Adams is a good player who can protect the quarterback and be an effective run blocker in the right system.
28. Dallas Cowboys – Julian Okwara, Edge, Notre Dame
29. Los Angeles Rams – Alex Leatherwood, OL, Alabama
Leatherwood is a talented prospect who could play inside our out. Considering that the Rams are weak on their interior offensive line and are old at offensive tackle, this pick offers a lot of versatility in rebuilding that unit.
30. Kansas City Chiefs – DeAndre Swift, RB, Georgia
31. Philadelphia Eagles – Trevon Diggs, CB, Alabama
32. New England Patriots – Xavier McKinney, S, Alabama