Jack Follman’s Updated 2022 NFL Mock Draft

How the top two rounds of the NFL Draft are shaping up about a month out

Posted on April 2, 2022

  By Jack Follman, SuperWest Sports

We’re about a month out from the 2022 NFL Draft. We’re post-Combine with Pro Days behind us, and the layout of the first couple of rounds is actually starting to take shape for me.

This will be the first mock I do of two full rounds. We’ve seen a lot of movement with Pac-12 players within rounds in the offseason but no one really jumping rounds yet.

The most interesting thing to watch as the Draft approaches will be how the top four Pac-12 prospects end up lining up in where they are taken.

Devin Lloyd, Drake London, and Trent McDuffie now appear to have the potential to be taken ahead of Kayvon Thibodeaux.

First Round

1. Jacksonville – Aidan Hutchinson, Defensive End, Michigan

2. Detroit – Travon Walker, Defensive End, Georgia

3. Houston – Ikem Ekwonu, Tackle, NC State

4. Jets – Ahmad Gardner, Cornerback, Cincinnati

5. Giants Evan Neal, Tackle, Alabama

6. Carolina – Malik Willis, Quarterback, Liberty

Kayvon Thibodeaux | Steve Dykes/Getty Images

7. Giants – Kayvon Thibodeaux, Defensive End, Oregon

Thibodeaux has insane range this late in the game. Some mocks still have him as high as No. 2 to the Lions and some have him all the way down in the 15 range.

I think where he goes hinges on whether teams prefer Combine star Travon Walker over him, and if teams decide it’s worth it to take all three of the stud offensive linemen available in the Top 10 over him.

I think there are too many teams that need Edge players high, and with Hutchinson off the board first, it will slide up Edge players and Thibodeaux lands with the Giants, who need a pass rusher.

8. Atlanta – Garrett Wilson, Wide Receiver, Ohio State

9. Seattle – Charles Cross, Tackle, Mississippi State

10. Jets – Kyle Hamilton, Safety, Notre Dame

Drake London | Brian Rothmuller/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

11. Washington – Drake London, Wide Receiver, USC

London’s size has kept him up at the very top of the wide receiver board. Well, he’s also a ridiculously smooth playmaker with great hands and he could even test getting ahead of the much faster Wilson.

For now, he will be a great WR prospect right around the tenth pick.

12. Minnesota – Derek Stingley Jr., Cornerback, LSU

13. Houston – Jermaine Johnson II, Defensive End, Florida State

14. Baltimore – Jordan Davis, Defensive Tackle, Georgia

Devin Lloyd | AP Photo

15. Philadelphia – Devin Lloyd, Linebacker, Utah

What a run it has been for Lloyd. Before late-2021 he was a guy mostly only Utah and savvy Pac-12 fans knew about. Now he’s a player who feels like a lock to go in the first 20 picks.

I doubt he gets past one of the three picks the Eagles have in the middle of the first if he is still around.

16. Philadelphia – Chris Olave, Wide Receiver, Ohio State

17. Chargers – DeVante Wyatt, Defensive Tackle, Georgia

18. New Orleans – Trevor Penning, Tackle, Northern Iowa

Trent McDuffie | 247Sports

19. Philadelphia – Trent McDuffie, Cornerback, Washington

McDuffie could be the first corner off the board after Gardner, and he feels like an ultra-safe pick as a smooth player who just did nothing but cover receivers in three years in Seattle.

His lack of size drops him a bit and he gets scooped up by one of the many teams that really need cornerbacks in the back half of the First Round.

20. Pittsburgh – Kenny Pickett, Quarterback, Pitt

21. New EnglandAndrew Booth Jr., Cornerback, Clemson

22. Green Bay – Jameson Williams, Wide Receiver, Alabama

23. Arizona – Kaiir Elam, Cornerback, Florida

24. Dallas – Tyler Linderbaum, Center, Iowa

25. Buffalo – Kenyon Green, Guard, Texas A&M

26. Tennessee – Bernhard Raimann, Tackle, Central Michigan

27. Tampa Bay – Zion Johnson, Guard, Boston College

28. Green Bay – George Karlaftis, Defensive End, Purdue

29. Kansas City – Treylon Burks, Wide Receiver, Arkansas

30. Kansas City – Lewis Cine, Safety, Georgia

31. Cincinnati – Tyler Smith, Tackle, Tulsa

32. Detroit – Desmond Ridder, Quarterback, Cincinnati

Second Round

33. Jacksonville – Daniel Faalele, Tackle, Minnesota

34. Detroit – Jahan Dotson, Wide Receiver, Penn State

35. Jets – David Ojabo, Defensive End, Michigan

36. Giants – Nakobe Dean, Linebacker, Georgia

37. Houston – Roger McCreary, Cornerback, Auburn

Abraham Lucas | AP Photo

38. Jets – Abraham Lucas, Tackle, Washington State

The tackle class is super deep in the First Round but then it falls off and that should be great for Lucas as he should be the best option available in the Second Round.

Teams are also very in need of offensive linemen so I don’t see him last long after the first.

39. Chicago – Darian Kinnard, Guard, Kentucky

40. Seattle – Matt Corral, Quarterback, Mississippi

41. Seattle – Boye Mafe, Defensive End, Minnesota

42. Indianapolis – George Pickens, Wide Receiver, Georgia

43. Atlanta – Nik Bonitto, Defensive End, Oklahoma

44. Cleveland – Logan Hall, Defensive Tackle, Houston

45. Baltimore – Leo Chenal, Linebacker, Wisconsin

46. Minnesota – Arnold Ebiketie, Defensive End, Penn State

47. Washington – Sam Howell, Quarterback, North Carolina

48. Chicago – Skyy Moore, Wide Receiver, Western Michigan

49. New Orleans – Jalen Tolbert, Wide Receiver, South Alabama

Kyler Gordon | Dean Rutz/Seattle Times

50. Kansas City – Kyler Gordon, Cornerback, Washington

Gordon didn’t quite blow up in testing the way I think many thought he would.

He’s still a great Second-Round prospect in a draft where there are few top ones available after Round One.

51. Philadelphia – Daxton Hill, Safety, Michigan

52. Pittsburgh – Jamaree Salyer, Guard, Georgia

53. Green Bay – Trey McBride, Tight End, Colorado State

54. New England – Chad Muma, Linebacker, Wyoming

55. Arizona – Travis Jones, Defensive Tackle, UConn

56. Dallas – Josh Pashcal, Defensive Tackle, Kentucky

57. Buffalo – Martin Emerson, Cornerback, Mississippi State

58. Atlanta – Breece Hall, Running Back, Iowa State

59. Green Bay – Perrion Winfrey, Defensive Tackle, Oklahoma

60. Tampa Bay – Justyn Ross, Wide Receiver, Clemson

61. San Francisco – Tariq Woolen, Cornerback, UTSA

Drake Jackson | Dustin Bradford/Getty Images

62. Kansas City – Drake Jackson, Defensive End, USC

Jackson has fallen down draft boards for a while now and not just because he was underwhelming in 2020 and 2021.

He’s still a player with so much upside though and I don’t think he falls out of the Second Round.

63. Cincinnati – Brian Asomoah, Linebacker, Oklahoma

64. Denver – Christian Harris, Linebacker, Alabama

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