Jack Follman’s Updated 2022 NFL Mock Draft 1.4

Posted on January 6, 2022

  By Jack Follman, SuperWest Sports

Ihe Pac-12 football season is officially over and Conference players are declaring for the draft or returning to school.

This is going to be another really interesting season of seeing who stays and who goes with the extra year given for COVID and the wide open transfer portal.

The picture of the First Round and where Pac-12 prospects might go has become more clear with the season finished and some players really boosting their stock, like Devin Lloyd, and others holding strong, like Kayvon Thibodeaux.

Here’s how I think the First Round goes right now.

1. Jacksonville – Aidan Hutchinson, Defensive End, Michigan

Oregon’s Kayvon Thibodeaux | Steve Dykes/Getty Images

2. Detroit – Kayvon Thibodeaux, Defensive End, Oregon

Hutchinson’s incredible season pushed him ahead of Thibodeaux for the top spot in the Draft, but I think Michigan disappointing in the CFP opens the door for Thibodeaux to get back up, depending on how he tests.

I’m curious to see what numbers he puts up at the Combine and will keep him at the second spot for now going to a team like Detroit, which might as well take the best player available at any position.

3. Houston – Kyle Hamilton, Safety, Notre Dame

4. Jets – Derek Stingley Jr., Cornerback, LSU

5. Giants – George Karlaftis, Defensive End, Purdue

6. Carolina – Ikem Ekwonu, Tackle, NC State

7. Giants – Tyler Linderbaum, Center, Iowa

8. Washington – Evan Neal, Tackle, Alabama

9. Jets – David Ojabo, Defensive End, Michigan

10. Denver – Nakobe Dean, Linebacker, Georgia

11. Cleveland – Jameson Williams, Wide Receiver, Alabama

12. Atlanta – Kenny Pickett, Quarterback, Pittsburgh

Devin Lloyd | AP Photo

13. Philadelphia – Devin Lloyd, Linebacker, Utah

Lloyd was so good in 2021, he rocketed up boards and went from a mid-draft guy to a possible Top 10 pick.

It’s well-deserved.

He’s as good of a linebacker as we’ve seen in the Pac-12 in recent history, and should be the first or second LB off the board in the 2022 Draft.

14. New Orleans – Garrett Wilson, Wide Receiver, Ohio State

15. Minnesota – Kingsley Enagbare, Defensive End, South Carolina

16. Pittsburgh – Matt Corral, Quarterback, Mississippi

17. Las Vegas – Chris Olave, Wide Receiver, Ohio State

18. Baltimore – Charles Cross, Tackle, Mississippi State

19. Philadelphia – Kaiir Elam, Cornerback, Florida

20. Miami – Kenyon Green, Guard, Texas A&M

21. Chargers – Jordan Davis, Defensive Tackle, Georgia

22. Philadelphia – Treylon Burks, Wide Receiver, Arkansas

23. New England – Roger McCreary, Cornerback, Auburn

24. Arizona – Ahmad Gardner, Cornerback, Cincinnati

Trent McDuffie | 247Sports

25. Cincinnati – Trent McDuffie, Cornerback, Washington

McDuffie has been one of the best cornerbacks in the nation the past few seasons as a three-year starter, and he’s an easy choice for an NFL team looking for a corner early.

He might be a better version of recent Husky NFL product Byron Murphy Jr.

26. Buffalo – Martin Emerson, Cornerback, Mississippi State

27. Dallas – DeMarvin Leal, Defensive Tackle, Texas A&M

Drake London | Brian Rothmuller/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

28. Detroit – Drake London, Wide Receiver, USC

The Lions really need help at receiver and London is a colossal value here to me. London is big, smooth, and polished with big play potential.

Kyler Gordon | Dean Rutz/Seattle Times

29. Tennessee – Kyler Gordon, Cornerback, Washington

A ton of teams at the end of the First Round really need cornerbacks and that will be great for Gordon, who might be one of the best athletes in the Draft at any position.

He’s a great value here as a player with endless potential.

30. Tampa Bay – DeVonte Wyatt, Defensive Tackle, Georgia

31. Kansas City – Derion Kendrick, Cornerback, Georgia

32. Green Bay – Trevor Penning, Tackle, Northern Iowa

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