Thursday, May 26, 2022

NFL 2022 draft order, team needs: Every team’s first-round picks post-Russell Wilson trade, before free agency

The NFL free agency period officially opens March 16 (legal tampering begins on March 14) and serves as the next stage in the offseason team building process. Decisions made in March will ultimately impact what teams do in April’s draft. With that in mind, CBSSports.com looks at the current 2022 NFL Draft order post-Russell Wilson trade and the needs of teams across the league.

Below, we’ll take a look at the entire draft order in Round 1 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 CBSSports.com. For a more extensive draft discussion beyond the mock drafts, check out our weekly show on YouTube

1. Jaguars (3-14)

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

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

2. Lions (3-13-1)

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 (4-13)

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 (4-13)

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 (4-13)

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 (5-12)

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. Giants (via trade with 6-11 Bears)

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

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

8. Falcons (7-10)

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

9. Seahawks (via trade with 7-10 Broncos)

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

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

10. Jets (via trade with 7-10 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

11. Washington Football Team (7-10)

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

12. Vikings (8-9)

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 (8-9)

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

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

14. Ravens (8-9)

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

15. Eagles (via trade with 9-8 Dolphins)   

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

Notable free agents: EDGE Derek Barnett, S Anthony Harris, CB Steven Nelson, DB Rodney McLeod, EDGE Ryan Kerrigan

16. Eagles (via trade with 9-8 Colts)*

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

Notable free agents: EDGE Derek Barnett, S Anthony Harris, CB Steven Nelson, DB Rodney McLeod, EDGE Ryan Kerrigan

17. Chargers (9-8)

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

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

18. Saints (9-8)

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

19. Eagles (9-8)

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

Notable free agents: EDGE Derek Barnett, S Anthony Harris, CB Steven Nelson, DB Rodney McLeod, EDGE Ryan Kerrigan

20. Steelers (9-7-1)

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

21. Patriots (10-7)

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

22. Raiders (10-7)

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

23. Cardinals (11-6)

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

24. Cowboys (12-5)

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

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

25. Bills (11-6)

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. Titans (12-5)

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 

27. Buccaneers (13-4)

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

Notable free agents: 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

28. Packers (13-4)

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

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

29. Dolphins (via trade with 10-7 49ers)

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

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

30. Chiefs (12-5)

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

Notable free agents: S Tyrann Mathieu, DT Jarran Reed, EDGE Melvin Ingram, OG Kyle Long  

31. Bengals (10-7)

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

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

32. Lions (via trade with 12-5 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

Teams without a first-round pick

49ers (10-7)

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

Bears (6-11)

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

Broncos (7-10)

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

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

Colts (9-8)

Team needs: QB, 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 (12-5)

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

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