Sunday, January 23, 2022

NFL 2022 draft order, team needs: Regular season finale to decide No. 1; Jets, Giants with two top 10 picks

Week 17 is in the books and that means only one game stands between eighteen teams knowing their official position within the 2022 NFL Draft. 

Below, we’ll take a look at the entire draft order in Round 1 as it stands with Week 17 complete, in addition to team needs and notable free agents. For a look at which players are likely to go where, Ryan Wilson, Chris Trapasso and I produce mock drafts for In the latest from Trapasso, the Giants trade the No. 5 overall selection in exchange for Russell Wilson. For a more extensive draft discussion beyond the mock drafts, check out our weekly show every Tuesday on YouTube

Here is the updated 2022 NFL Draft order, via

1. Jaguars (2-14)

Team needs: OT, C, LB, DT, TE

Notable free agents: OT Cam Robinson, WR D.J. Chark, OG A.J. Cann, DT Taven Bryan, CB Tre Herndon

2. Lions (2-13-1)

Team needs: WR, CB, OG, LB, DT

Notable free agents: WR Kalif Raymond, S Tracy Walker, WR Josh Reynolds, LB Alex Anzalone, DL Da’shawn Hand

3. Texans (4-12)

Team needs: QB, TE, OG, CB, S

Notable free agents: S Justin Reid, RB David Johnson, RB Phillip Lindsay, DT Maliek Collins, QB Tyrod Taylor

4. Jets (4-12)

Team needs: CB, EDGE, OT, LB, TE

Notable free agents: S Marcus Maye, WR Keelan Cole, WR Jamison Crowder, OT Morgan Moses, OL Conor McDermott

5. Giants (4-12)

Team needs: LB, EDGE, OG, C, TE

Notable free agents: TE Evan Engram, S Jabrill Peppers, OG Will Hernandez, EDGE Lorenzo Carter, QB Mike Glennon 

6. Panthers (5-11)

Team needs: QB, OT, OG, S, C

Notable free agents: CB Stephon Gilmore, EDGE Haason Reddick, QB Cam Newton, CB Donte Jackson, C Matt Paradis 

7. Jets (via trade with 6-10 Seahawks)

Team needs: CB, EDGE, OT, LB, TE

Notable free agents: S Marcus Maye, WR Keelan Cole, WR Jamison Crowder, OT Morgan Moses, OL Conor McDermott

8. Giants (via trade with 6-10 Bears)

Team needs: LB, EDGE, OG, C, TE

Notable free agents: TE Evan Engram, S Jabrill Peppers, OG Will Hernandez, EDGE Lorenzo Carter, QB Mike Glennon 

9. Washington Football Team (6-10)

Team needs: QB, OT, LB, S, CB

Notable free agents: OG Brandon Scherff, QB Ryan Fitzpatrick, RB J.D. McKissic, LB Jon Bostic, TE Ricky Seals-Jones

10. Falcons (7-9)

Team needs: QB, RB, S, LB, EDGE

Notable free agents: EDGE Dante Fowler Jr., WR Cordarrelle Patterson, TE Hayden Hurst, WR Russell Gage, K Younghoe Koo

11. Broncos (7-9)

Team needs: QB, LB, EDGE, OG, OT

Notable free agents: S Kareem Jackson, CB Kyle Fuller, RB Melvin Gordon, QB Teddy Bridgewater, LB Josey Jewell

12. Vikings (7-9)

Team needs: EDGE, OG, CB, LB, WR

Notable free agents: LB Anthony Barr, CB Patrick Peterson, DT Sheldon Richardson, EDGE Everson Griffen, TE Chris Herndon

13. Browns (7-9)

Team needs: WR, DT, LB, C, EDGE

Notable free agents: EDGE Jadeveon Clowney, EDGE Takk McKinley, TE David Njoku, RB D’Ernest Johnson, DT Malik McDowell

14. Eagles (via trade with 8-8 Dolphins)   

Team needs: LB, CB, S, EDGE, WR

Notable free agents: EDGE Brandon Graham, C Jason Kelce, EDGE Derek Barnett, S Anthony Harris, CB Steven Nelson

15. Saints (8-8)

Team needs: QB, WR, CB, TE, S

Notable free agents: OT Terron Armstead, S Marcus Williams, QB Taysom Hill, QB Jameis Winston, CB P.J. Williams

16. Ravens (8-8)

Team needs: OT, OT, LB, EDGE, DT

Notable free agents: EDGE Calais Campbell, DT Brandon Williams, WR Sammy Watkins, EDGE Justin Houston, FB Patrick Ricard

17. Steelers (8-7-1)

Team needs: QB, OT, OG, CB, DT

Notable free agents: QB Ben Roethlisberger, WR James Washington, CB Joe Haden, WR Juju Smith-Schuster, TE Eric Ebron

18. Raiders (9-7)

Team needs: WR, OG, C, LB, DT

Notable free agents: DT Solomon Thomas, LB K.J. Wright, WR DeSean Jackson, QB Marcus Mariota, OG Richie Incognito

19. Eagles (9-7)

Team needs: LB, CB, S, EDGE, WR

Notable free agents: EDGE Brandon Graham, C Jason Kelce, EDGE Derek Barnett, S Anthony Harris, CB Steven Nelson

20. Chargers (9-7)

Team needs: DT, OT, WR, EDGE, TE

Notable free agents: WR Mike Williams, OL Oday Aboushi, TE Jared Cook, DT Linval Joseph, CB Chris Harris

21. Eagles (via trade with 9-7 Colts)*

Team needs: LB, CB, S, EDGE, WR

Notable free agents: EDGE Brandon Graham, C Jason Kelce, EDGE Derek Barnett, S Anthony Harris, CB Steven Nelson

22. Dolphins (via trade with 9-7 49ers)

Team needs: OT, OG, C, LB, RB

Notable free agents: WR Will Fuller, EDGE Emmanuel Ogbah, TE Mike Gesicki, C Austin Reiter, QB Jacoby Brissett

23. Patriots (10-6)

Team needs: CB, WR, LB, S, DT

Notable free agents: LB Dont’a Hightower, CB J.C. Jackson, S Adrian Phillips, OT Trent Brown, S Devin McCourty

24. Cardinals (11-5)

Team needs: CB, OG, OT, C, DT

Notable free agents: EDGE Chandler Jones, TE Zach Ertz, WR Christian Kirk, RB Chase Edmonds, WR A.J. Green

25. Bills (10-6)

Team needs: CB, OG, LB, DT, WR

Notable free agents: CB Levi Wallace, EDGE Jerry Hughes, EDGE Mario Addison, WR Emmanuel Sanders, QB Mitch Trubisky

26. Bengals (10-6)

Team needs: CB, C, OG, OT, LB

Notable free agents: OT Riley Reiff, DT Larry Ogunjobi, TE C.J. Uzomah, S Jessie Bates III, DT B.J. Hill

27. Cowboys (11-5)

Team needs: DT, EDGE, LB, S, TE

Notable free agents: WR Michael Gallup, LB Leighton Vander Esch, EDGE Randy Gregory, OG Connor Williams, TE Dalton Schultz

28. Buccaneers (12-4)

Team needs: RB, DT, WR, CB, TE

Notable free agents: WR Chris Godwin, EDGE Jason Pierre-Paul, C Ryan Jensen, TE Rob Gronkowski, OG Alex Cappa, CB Carlton Davis, DT Ndamukong Suh, TE O.J. Howard, RB Ronald Jones II, RB Leonard Fournette

29. Chiefs (11-5)

Team needs: CB, WR, EDGE, LB, S

Notable free agents: S Tyrann Mathieu, DT Jarran Reed, EDGE Melvin Ingram, OT Orlando Brown Jr., OG Kyle Long

30. Lions (via trade with 12-4 Rams)

Team needs: WR, CB, OG, LB, DT

Notable free agents: WR Kalif Raymond, S Tracy Walker, WR Josh Reynolds, LB Alex Anzalone, DL Da’shawn Hand

31. Titans (11-5)

Team needs: CB, WR, LB, EDGE, TE

Notable free agents: EDGE Harold Landry, LB Rashaan Evans, LB Jayon Brown, C Ben Jones, K Randy Bullock  

32. Packers (13-3)

Team needs: OT, WR, TE, DT, EDGE

Notable free agent: WR Davante Adams, LB De’Vondre Campbell, WR Marquez Valdes-Scantling, TE Robert Tonyan, CB Kevin King          

Teams without a first-round pick

Seahawks (6-10)

Team needs: OT, CB, OG, EDGE, LB

Notable free agent: OT Duane Brown, S Quandre Diggs, TE Gerald Everett, RB Rashaad Penny, DL Rasheem Green 

Bears (6-10)

Team needs: OT, WR, C, CB, DT

Notable free agent: WR Allen Robinson, DT Akiem Hicks, QB Andy Dalton, OG James Daniels, OL Germain Ifedi

49ers (9-7)

Team needs: CB, S, OG, C, WR

Notable free agent: S Jaquiski Tartt, CB K’Waun Williams, RB Raheem Mostert, CB Jason Verrett, OG Laken Tomlinson

Colts (9-7)*

Team needs: CB, WR, TE, OT, EDGE

Notable free agent: WR T.Y. Hilton, OT Eric Fisher, WR Zach Pascal, RB Marlon Mack, TE Mo Alie-Cox   

Rams (12-4)

Team needs: OT, TE, LB, EDGE, OG

Notable free agent: EDGE Von Miller, CB Darious Williams, RB Sony Michel, WR Odell Beckham Jr., OG Austin Corbett

*trade contingent upon Carson Wentz playing at least 75 percent of Indianapolis’ offensive snaps

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