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2022 NFL Mock Draft: Lions trade up to nab Malik Willis, Matt Corral falls into Saints’ lap

Michigan

• Sr

• 6’6″

/ 265 lbs

Projected Team

Jacksonville

PROSPECT RNK

7th

POSITION RNK

3rd

The new coach in Jacksonville isn’t going to care much about the fact the Jaguars picked edge rushers in the first round of the 2019 and 2020 draft. Hutchinson is a different animal.

Oregon

• Soph

• 6’5″

/ 258 lbs

Projected Team

N.Y. Giants

PROSPECT RNK

2nd

POSITION RNK

1st

The Giants have two first-round picks, but also have a pair of thirds. The latter helps in this deal, as New York uses one of the third-rounders, along with a second-rounder this year and next to get the chance to pick Thibodeaux.

LSU

• Jr

• 6’1″

/ 195 lbs

Projected Team

Houston

PROSPECT RNK

3rd

POSITION RNK

1st

With the top two prospects off the board, the Texans select Stingley, a marquee prospect in his own right playing a vital position.

Alabama

• Jr

• 6’7″

/ 350 lbs

Projected Team

N.Y. Jets

PROSPECT RNK

4th

POSITION RNK

1st

The Jets are more than willing to grab Neal here to protect Zach Wilson.

Notre Dame

• Jr

• 6’4″

/ 219 lbs

Projected Team

Detroit

PROSPECT RNK

1st

POSITION RNK

1st

After moving down to collect extra picks during their rebuild and still land Hamilton, the dynamic, do-everything safety.

Arkansas

• Jr

• 6’3″

/ 225 lbs

Projected Team

N.Y. Giants

PROSPECT RNK

22nd

POSITION RNK

4th

Burks is going to be a hot commodity on draft night. He’s a bully on the perimeter and scorched the SEC in back-to-back seasons. With rumors swirling about Russell Wilson going to the Giants this offseason, this pick is all about maximizing Wilson’s productivity on his new team.

Pittsburgh

• Sr

• 6’3″

/ 220 lbs

Projected Team

Carolina

PROSPECT RNK

15th

POSITION RNK

2nd

Even if Matt Rhule doesn’t make it to his third season coaching the Panthers — I think he will — the Panthers have to prioritize quarterback early, and Pickett has been trending toward being the first passer off the board for a while now.

Clemson

• Jr

• 6’0″

/ 200 lbs

Projected Team

N.Y. Jets

PROSPECT RNK

10th

POSITION RNK

1st

The Jets have to get stronger in their secondary, and Booth has the light feet and ball skills to go in the top 10.

NC State

• Soph

• 6’4″

/ 320 lbs

Projected Team

Atlanta

PROSPECT RNK

1st

POSITION RNK

1st

The Falcons blocking has been subpar for a long time now, and Ekwonu will bring athleticism, balance, and nastiness to Atlanta’s front.

Alabama

• Jr

• 6’2″

/ 189 lbs

Projected Team

Washington

PROSPECT RNK

24th

POSITION RNK

6th

More Alabama alums for the Football Team. Don’t be surprised if they look to the veteran quarterback market in March then pick another receiving weapon in April.

Iowa

• Jr

• 6’3″

/ 290 lbs

Projected Team

Philadelphia

PROSPECT RNK

5th

POSITION RNK

2nd

Linderbaum is going to be the most sought after center prospect in quite some time, and the Eagles are going to have a gaping hole at that position after the season given Jason Kelce’s age and free-agent status.

Purdue

• Jr

• 6’4″

/ 275 lbs

Projected Team

Philadelphia

PROSPECT RNK

6th

POSITION RNK

2nd

The Eagles have to get younger up front defensively, and Karlaftis has all the tools to be a perennial Pro Bowl type.

Georgia

• Jr

• 6’0″

/ 225 lbs

Projected Team

Denver

PROSPECT RNK

27th

POSITION RNK

3rd

The Broncos have run through a litany of linebackers this season — mostly due to injury — and Dean can be a steadying force at that position because of his athletic traits and football intelligence.

Ole Miss

• Jr

• 6’2″

/ 205 lbs

Projected Team

New Orleans

PROSPECT RNK

19th

POSITION RNK

2nd

Dream scenario for the Saints. They get their quarterback of the future without having to trade up. Corral would be a glorious fit in Sean Payton’s offense because of his quick release, mobility, and aggressiveness.

Ohio State

• Jr

• 6’0″

/ 192 lbs

Projected Team

Cleveland

PROSPECT RNK

8th

POSITION RNK

1st

Wilson has looked like a first-round pick for years at Ohio State, and the Browns have to get more electric at receiver.

Texas A&M

• Jr

• 6’4″

/ 325 lbs

Projected Team

Las Vegas

PROSPECT RNK

13th

POSITION RNK

3rd

Green is a masher who can play any position up front. The Raiders have to solidify the interior of their blocking unit.

Mississippi State

• Soph

• 6’5″

/ 310 lbs

Projected Team

Pittsburgh

PROSPECT RNK

29th

POSITION RNK

5th

Cross has amazing upside and will greatly benefit the next quarterback for the Steelers.

Cincinnati

• Jr

• 6’2″

/ 188 lbs

Projected Team

Baltimore

PROSPECT RNK

17th

POSITION RNK

3rd

Gardner can man up on the outside and his tenacious style fits perfectly in Baltimore.

Ohio State

• Sr

• 6’1″

/ 188 lbs

Projected Team

Minnesota

PROSPECT RNK

16th

POSITION RNK

2nd

Olave gives Kirk Cousins another weapon opposite Justin Jefferson. Good idea for Minnesota here.

Liberty

• Jr

• 6’1″

/ 195 lbs

Projected Team

Detroit

PROSPECT RNK

41st

POSITION RNK

1st

Lions GM Brad Holmes was in Los Angeles for years when the Rams were the most aggressive trading team in football, and with Willis dropping, he makes his move to get the raw but uber-talented quarterback.

Central Michigan

• Jr

• 6’7″

/ 305 lbs

Projected Team

Miami

PROSPECT RNK

37th

POSITION RNK

7th

Rainmann is a former tight end who thrived at left tackle for the Chippewas. With more strength, he can be a high-end blocker.

Michigan

• Jr

• 6’5″

/ 250 lbs

The Chargers get Joey Bosa a running mate on the edge in the athletic, ascending Ojabo.

Utah

• Jr

• 6’3″

/ 235 lbs

Projected Team

Philadelphia

PROSPECT RNK

22nd

POSITION RNK

4th

Lloyd is incredibly long and plays with incendiary speed to the football. He’s what the Eagles need.

USC

• Jr

• 6’5″

/ 210 lbs

Projected Team

Buffalo

PROSPECT RNK

23rd

POSITION RNK

5th

The Bills could look to receiver early in the draft and London would give Buffalo an athletic big body who’d thrive with Josh Allen.

Northern Iowa

• Jr

• 6’7″

/ 321 lbs

Projected Team

Cincinnati

PROSPECT RNK

25th

POSITION RNK

2nd

The Bengals still need to add more blockers up front. Penning is an athletic small-school blocker who’s going to rise up boards during the draft process.

Penn State

• Sr

• 5’11”

/ 184 lbs

Projected Team

Tennessee

PROSPECT RNK

18th

POSITION RNK

3rd

The Titans get a quick burner to complement A.J. Brown and the ultimate workhorse back, Derrick Henry.

Houston

• Jr

• 6’6″

/ 275 lbs

Projected Team

Arizona

PROSPECT RNK
POSITION RNK

The Cardinals like oversized defensive linemen who can rush the quarterback occasionally. Hall fits the mold perfectly.

Florida State

• Sr

• 6’5″

/ 260 lbs

Projected Team

Tampa Bay

PROSPECT RNK

83rd

POSITION RNK

5th

Johnson is a long, powerful edge rusher with a non-stop motor. Tampa has to get younger up front on defense, even after picking Joe Tryon-Shoyinka in April.

Florida

• Jr

• 6’2″

/ 196 lbs

Projected Team

New England

PROSPECT RNK

26th

POSITION RNK

4th

Elam is the type of long, physical press man cornerback Bill Belichick will love.

Penn State

• Jr

• 6’3″

/ 241 lbs

Projected Team

Dallas

PROSPECT RNK
POSITION RNK

With Micah Parsons staying on the edge, the Cowboys may actually have to go linebacker again early in the draft, and grabbing Parson’s old teammate would be logical.

Washington

• Soph

• 5’11”

/ 195 lbs

Projected Team

Kansas City

PROSPECT RNK

14th

POSITION RNK

1st

McDuffie can be utilized as a multidimensional secondary member in Steve Spagnuolo’s defense.

Texas A&M

• Jr

• 6’4″

/ 290 lbs

Projected Team

Green Bay

PROSPECT RNK

9th

POSITION RNK

1st

Leal is the exact type of oversized edge rusher the Packers love.



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