2022 NFL Mock Draft #10

December 1, 2021 3:00 AM EST

2022 Draft: 7 Rounds

  • Hutchinson takes over #1 from Thibodeaux
  • Jets get Thibo, Cross at 4-5
  • Giants land Karlaftis, Hamilton at 6-7
  • Philly plucks Stingley, Olave at 8-11
  • 2022 Trade Value Chart revised on Dec 1 with updated draft order
  • Next Full Mock Draft Rev#11 - Dec 15 (after Week 14)

Round 1 Picks 1- 16 (Below)

Forward to Round 1 Picks 17- 32

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Forward to Round 3

Forward to Round 4/5

Forward to Round 6/7

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2022 NFL Draft Position Rankings




1 Detroit
Aidan Hutchinson
Michigan
EDGE
Reach/Value:
-4
Height:
6'5"
Weight:
269
Aidan Hutchinson NFL Draft photo
Kayvon Thibodeaux was the surefire number one selection for the Detroit Lions just a few weeks ago. However, the recent surge of Aidan Hutchinson has got many thinking that's not so much of a guarantee any longer.

In Michigan's upset win over Ohio State, Hutchinson was a key cog in shutting down Ryan Day's threat of hanging "100 on them".


Hutchinson pressured QB C.J. Stroud a total of 15 times, which is obviously insane. 3 of which he got home on and registered a sack. The performance helped push Hutchinson as Michigan's all-time single season sack leader with 13 by surpassing LaMarr Woodley and David Bowens with 12 respectively.

This is ultimately great news for the Detroit Lions, to now have the ability to have their pick of the litter, so to speak. Does it make the decision more difficult? Probably, but that's a good thing.

- Doug Hyde, Lions Analyst
2 Houston
Matt Corral
Ole Miss
QB
Reach/Value:
-4
Height:
6'1"
Weight:
205
Matt Corral NFL Draft photo
Dave Culley's seat is as hot as it's ever been!

Not only is losing to the New York Jets a fireable offense, but Texans HC Dave Culley, continues to needlessly stir the pot after benching veteran safety, Justin Reid, after an alleged disagreement. Culley would later go on to say it was over "rules and standards."


With tensions at an all-time high in the locker room, look for Houston to enter rebuild mode with a new set of coaches. The Texans will once again look to revamp their franchise by selecting rookie gunslinger QB, Matt Corral out of Ole Miss!

- Cody Lachney, Texans Analyst
3 Jacksonville
Evan Neal
Alabama
OT
Reach/Value:
-1
Height:
6'7"
Weight:
360
Evan Neal NFL Draft photo
In the Week 12 loss to the Falcons, the Atlanta defense generated 12 total pressures (mid-range) on QB Trevor Lawrence with 1 sack. In their game summary, PFF states: "Pass blocking looked pretty good from the line. They only allowed six pressures", meaning the remaining 6 pressures are credited elsewhere.

So if the OL isn't the problem, and we know that Atlanta's pass rush sucks - worst in the NFL in sacks and pressures, what's at issue?


Lawrence's (23-42-228 yards-1 TD) Time-to-Throw at 2.97, was 4th highest on the week. We're continuing to roll with an OT in this week's mock (due to Cam Robinson's impending FA), but I submit to you that WR needs to be a top draft consideration. DJ Chark is a free agent, Laquon Treadwell and Tavon Austin are journeymen, and an under-developing Laviska Shenault spells trouble for 2022.
4 NY Jets
Kayvon Thibodeaux
Oregon
EDGE
Reach/Value:
+3
Height:
6'5"
Weight:
260
Kayvon Thibodeaux NFL Draft photo
Before the season started Jets' HC Robert Saleh told fans it was going to be a difficult year, and that a lot of our success would depend on the play of our D-Line. One common theme in all 3 Jets wins was just that, they played very well in the trenches on both sides of the ball. In the win over Houston, the Jets DL put on a fabulous display as they recorded 5 sacks, 7 QB hits, 7 Tackles for Loss and 1 interception.

All this without the injured Free Agent signing Carl Lawson. Maybe it seems a little strange to add more reinforcements to the unit in the shape of Kayvon Thibodeaux but you can never have enough Pass Rushers in todays' NFL. With the return of Lawson and the addition of Thibodeaux, the unit should hopefully be more consistent and be the platform for more wins next year.
5 NY Jets (Trade)
Charles Cross
Mississippi State
OT
Reach/Value:
-11
Height:
6'5"
Weight:
300
Charles Cross NFL Draft photo
In keeping with the theme of our first pick, we look to add some more talent in the trenches. The foundation a team requires to develop any young QB is to protect him. Well Wilson hasn't really had that luxury this year. The Jets have given up 31 sacks thru 11 games (tied 27th) and Wilson has missed game time because of injury.

Some of it is on the loss of Becton for the season, some of it is on the Rookie QB but most of it is on the O-Line and in particular, the interior. Using the 5th overall pick on an interior Lineman seems like a huge reach, so instead we opt for Charles Cross. Having Cross and Becton at both Tackle spots would be a nice young foundation to help Wilson in his development.
6 NY Giants
George Karlaftis
Purdue
EDGE
Reach/Value:
-6
Height:
6'4"
Weight:
270
George Karlaftis NFL Draft photo
The Giants' winning ways have moved them to an uncomfortable spot in the 2022 Draft, really with both their RD1 picks. Their top needs are EDGE and OT, but the top-2 prospects at each are gone in this week's mock. So the choices are to reach at the positions of need, as we've done here with George Karlaftis, or take a stud at a position of lesser need, such as Olave/Wilson/London at WR or Stingley at CB.

One thing is for certain and stats don't lie. The Giants rank 30th in the NFL in getting pressure on the opposing QB at just 18.7% of dropbacks. The Day-2 picks that Gettleman has drafted to rush the QB in recent years just aren't difference makers (Carter, Ximines, Ojulari). If this mock were to hold true, the team might be best served to trade up to get a top prospect. The #6 along with a 2nd and 4th could pry the #3 from Jacksonville.


7 NY Giants (Trade)
Kyle Hamilton
Notre Dame
S
Reach/Value:
+5
Height:
6'4"
Weight:
210
Kyle Hamilton NFL Draft photo
Xavier McKinney has emerged as a star in this his first full season with the Giants. The sure-tackling McKinney is tied for the lead among all safeties with 5 picks.

The choice of Kyle Hamilton seems a luxury as the G-men also field Logan Ryan at Free Safety, with Jabril Peppers also on the roster. However, Peppers is a free agent, and the aging Ryan isn't earning his $10M salary. Ryan is a great locker-room leader, and his contract structure promises he'll be with the team through the 2022 season, but Hamilton is a generational prospect who can cover like a corner and hit like a linebacker.
8 Philadelphia
Derek Stingley Jr.
LSU
CB
Reach/Value:
+5
Height:
6'1"
Weight:
200
Derek Stingley Jr. NFL Draft photo
Despite an ugly loss to a division rival, the Eagles are one of 6 teams with 5 wins through 12 weeks still vying for a playoff spot. So, while the draft order is still very up in their air, what is not is the bounty of picks Philadelphia will enter the 2022 draft with; and it might be time to consider the possibility of moving up for Notre Dame S Kyle Hamilton if it comes to it.

With Hamilton off the board, LSU CB, Derek Stingley Jr. is an easy pick. The impressive play (and matching contract extension) of CB Avonte Maddox means the Eagles don't need a CB, but they do need talent and Stingley has it in spades. He may need to prove he's over the injury bug that marred his last two seasons, but Stingley has all the makings of long-term lockdown corner.

9 Washington
Malik Willis
Liberty
QB
Reach/Value:
+0
Height:
6'1"
Weight:
215
Malik Willis NFL Draft photo
At 2-6, the WFT's season was dead and fans were questioning just how much of a grasp Ron Rivera had on his young team. After all, Washington was expected to have an elite defense, led by reigning defensive Rookie of the Year in Chase Young. Well, that once-vaunted, then-maligned defense has gone from ranking 31st in the league while performing historically bad on 3rd down (59%) to now being ranked 18th overall and giving up first downs on just 30% of third downs (league-best over the past 3 games).

Perhaps Chase Young and Montez Sweat were truly freelancing too much and their replacements are fitting into the scheme far better, or perhaps Rivera's teams really do start to gel in November. My lean? I trust Rivera and DC Jack Del Rio's defensive pedigree; they'll have Young and Sweat operating at a high level in 2022.

-Kennedy Paynter, Senior Draft Analyst (@Kennedy_Paynter on Twitter)
10 Atlanta
Drake London
USC
WR
Reach/Value:
-1
Height:
6'4"
Weight:
210
Drake London NFL Draft photo
In the last two weeks, the defense has shown signs of life, and while they will absolutely need to address the pass rush this offseason, the recent offensive woes will merit attention in the draft as well.

The offensive line has already been tweaked with a platoon of sorts at center, but right tackle Kaleb McGary has been frustratingly inept. Unlike fellow struggler, Jalen Mayfield, McGary is a veteran; he's just not playing like one.

The absence of Calvin Ridley and the temporary absence of Cordarelle Patterson led to seven consecutive scoreless quarters. While some of the offensive woes can - again - be laid on the offensive line, the Falcons need one more playmaker to properly challenge an NFL defense.
11 Philadelphia (Trade)
Chris Olave
Ohio State
WR
Reach/Value:
+1
Height:
6'1"
Weight:
188
Chris Olave NFL Draft photo
Taking a WR in RD 1 for a third consecutive year is not where any team wants to find themselves, yet it is a position Philadelphia finds themselves sprinting towards (particularly acceptable with the RD1 "bonus" pick). While there was plenty of blame to go around in week 12's loss to the Giants WR's Greg Ward and Jalen Reagor both failed to reel in catches in critical moments that could have saved the game for the Eagles.


Lining up Ohio State WR, Chris Olave, alongside DeVonta Smith will really allow Philadelphia to open up their offense and give Jalen Hurts the ability to truly thrive. Olave's deep speed requires that he be accounted for on every play, but his precise route running makes him a nightmare for defenses.
12 Carolina
Sam Howell
North Carolina
QB
Reach/Value:
-6
Height:
6'1"
Weight:
230
Sam Howell NFL Draft photo
Things are not going well for the Carolina Panthers.

Within the span of a day, the Panthers put superstar RB Christian McCaffrey, and burgeoning soon-to-be free-agent CB Donte Jackson, on season-ending IR.

It was once unthinkable to even consider that Panthers' HC Matt Rhule could be on the hot seat after only his 2nd season in the NFL. The last, here we are. While Cam Newton provided a temporary boost to the team's morale, it won't be enough to make the Panthers a legitimate playoff contender. The Panthers seem to enjoy taking a shot on overhyped QB's, so it's only right they decide to start over with UNC QB, Sam Howell!

Don't forget to check out the C3 Carolina Cat Chronicles podcast Tuesday nights at 9 PM and 30 minutes after every game to hear us discuss all the latest in Panther Nation!

- Cody Lachney, Panthers Analyst
13 New Orleans
Garrett Wilson
Ohio State
WR
Reach/Value:
+0
Height:
6'0"
Weight:
203
Garrett Wilson NFL Draft photo
Our DraftTek Big Board analysts recently fell into a debate over which Ohio State receiver is better, Chris Olave or Garrett Wilson? It is a close call... Wilson's reception % is 69.8, with 15.7 ypc and 11 TDs. Olave owns a 65.2 reception %, 14.6 ypc, and 13 TD. Contested catch rate: Olave (8 of 13) 65.1% betters Wilson's (4 of 7) 57.1%. However, when it comes to Missed Tackles forced, Wilson (17), the heavier WR, breaks more tackles and clearly shines above Olave (4). Wilson. He will make a nice weapon for (hopefully) Philip Rivers, or whoever is starting at QB for the Saints next year.

Our consensus on the better Ohio State WR? The 3rd guy, Jaxon Smith-Njigba, who is not draft eligible this season.

~DatBudMan, Saints Analyst
14 Pittsburgh
Nakobe Dean
Georgia
ILB
Reach/Value:
-10
Height:
####
Weight:
225
Nakobe Dean NFL Draft photo
The Steelers have all kinds of holes in this year's roster and will have even more next year with the presumed loss of Ben, Ju Ju and Joe Haden. Rumor-level reports point to the Steelers picking up a veteran QB so we'll set that aside for the moment. For most teams, an across-the-board talent deficiency would be perplexing.

The Steelers, however, tend to just draft a linebacker most of the time anyway (5 of the last 8 draft picks). Given the lackluster performance of Devin Bush, they have a chance of doing so again. Bush who has rehabbed remarkably from his ACL has had issues getting his head straight. There were random social media outbursts in the summer and his game performance has led respected Steelers alumni to call out his lack of heart.


15 Minnesota
Kenyon Green
Texas A&M
OG
Reach/Value:
-10
Height:
6'4"
Weight:
330
Kenyon Green NFL Draft photo
The Vikings have many decisions to make with their upcoming free agents many of whom are defenders. I expect they will try to bring back the veteran Cornerbacks and a couple of others.

On offense, the interior line is still an issue, and the team's third-round pick from last year, Right Guard Wyatt Davis, has not played any snaps on offense yet. They have tried him at Center in the preseason. Garrett Bradbury was benched and Oli Udoh is very much a work in progress. Considering the money invested in the skill players on offense, it would be wise to continue to build a solid line.

Kenyon Green is a semifinalist for the Lombardi Award and has played 4 of the 5 spots on the offensive line this year alone. His versatility has increased his value and he may even be able to play center if asked.

What do you think? Given who is available in this mock, who should the Vikings select here?



Mark P, Vikings Analyst - DrafttekVikings@Gmail.com

Please visit our Vikings team page where you can see all the team's picks in the 7-round mock and more.
16 Denver
Andrew Booth Jr.
Clemson
CB
Reach/Value:
-1
Height:
6'0"
Weight:
195
Andrew Booth Jr. NFL Draft photo
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O/A Rank Big 10 Conference
Top-30 Players
Psn
5 Aidan Hutchinson
Michigan
EDGE
10 Chris Olave
Ohio State
WR
12 George Karlaftis
Purdue
EDGE
13 Garrett Wilson
Ohio State
WR
14 Tyler Linderbaum
Iowa
OC
23 David Bell
Purdue
WR
27 Nicholas Petit-Frere
Ohio State
OT
31 Jahan Dotson
Penn State
WRS
36 Daxton Hill
Michigan
S
45 David Ojabo
Michigan
EDGE
50 Jaquan Brisker
Penn State
S
52 Brandon Joseph
Northwestern
S
53 Kenneth Walker III
Michigan State
RB
55 Haskell Garrett
Ohio State
DL3T
59 Zach Harrison
Ohio State
EDGE
63 Arnold Ebiketie
Penn State
EDGE
64 Brandon Smith
Penn State
OLB
67 Jeremy Ruckert
Ohio State
TE
78 Thayer Munford
Ohio State
OG
84 Matt Hankins
Iowa
CB
90 Micah McFadden
Indiana
ILB
93 Marcus Hooker
Ohio State
S
99 Leo Chenal
Wisconsin
ILB
100 Dontay Demus Jr.
Maryland
WR
104 Sam LaPorta
Iowa
TE
105 John Michael Schmitz
Minnesota
OC
112 Riley Moss
Iowa
CB
113 Daniel Faalele
Minnesota
OT
123 Ty Fryfogle
Indiana
WR
126 Matthew Jones
Ohio State
OG
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2022 NFL Mock Draft

(12/1) Rev 10

Hutchinson move to Lions at #1

Detroit
Aidan Hutchinson
1

Michigan

EDGE

Houston
Matt Corral
2

Ole Miss

QB

Jacksonville
Evan Neal
3

Alabama

OT

NY Jets
Kayvon Thibodeaux
4

Oregon

EDGE

NY Jets (Trade)
Charles Cross
5

Mississippi State

OT

NY Giants
George Karlaftis
6

Purdue

EDGE



NY Giants (Trade)
Kyle Hamilton
7

Notre Dame

S

Philadelphia
Derek Stingley Jr.
8

LSU

CB

Washington
Malik Willis
9

Liberty

QB

Atlanta
Drake London
10

USC

WR

Philadelphia (Trade)
Chris Olave
11

Ohio State

WR

Carolina
Sam Howell
12

North Carolina

QB

New Orleans
Garrett Wilson
13

Ohio State

WR

Pittsburgh
Nakobe Dean
14

Georgia

ILB

Minnesota
Kenyon Green
15

Texas A&M

OG

Denver
Andrew Booth Jr.
16

Clemson

CB

Cleveland
David Bell
17

Purdue

WR

Las Vegas
Ahmad Gardner
18

Cincinnati

CB

Miami
Nicholas Petit-Frere
19

Ohio State

OT

Indianapolis
Drake Jackson
20

USC

EDGE

LA Chargers
DeMarvin Leal
21

Texas A&M

DL3T

Cincinnati
Trent McDuffie
22

Washington

CB

Tennessee
Desmond Ridder
23

Cincinnati

QB

Dallas
Kingsley Enagbare
24

South Carolina

EDGE

Detroit
Kenny Pickett
25

Pittsburgh

QB

Baltimore
Tyler Linderbaum
26

Iowa

OC

Kansas City
Jalen Catalon
27

Arkansas

S

Tampa Bay
Martin Emerson
28

Mississippi State

CB

Buffalo
Ikem Ekwonu
29

North Carolina State

OT

Arizona
David Ojabo
30

Michigan

EDGE

New England
Roger McCreary
31

Auburn

CB

Green Bay
Myjai Sanders
32

Cincinnati

EDGE







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