Tuesday, May 24, 2022

2022 NFL Three-Round Mock Draft: New QB cracks first round; Giants, Jets and Lions each have five picks

It’s the first (of many) multi-round mocks as we work our way closer to the actual draft

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The NFL season is over, the Senior Bowl and NFL Scouting Combine are in the books, the wheels are already moving on free agency and pro days are in full swing as well. Put differently: all the mock drafts we’ve done up to this moment are about to be rendered moot as teams begin the process of reshaping their 2022 rosters.

But the point of mock drafts isn’t about nailing every single pick six, five, four, even two months out from the actual draft, but instead about giving passionate fans something to be, well, passionate about. With that in mind, it’s our first (of many) multi-round mock drafts. This one’s a three-rounder, and for the first time since early fall, we have quarterback Sam Howell making an appearance among the top 32 picks.

(Confession: Back in November, we re-watched UNC’s lackluster season-opening effort vs. Virginia Tech and had some serious doubts about Howell’s game without much help around him. But last week, we finally got around to studying three more of his games and now feel much better about what he was able to do and how that might translate to the next level.)

All told, three quarterbacks go in Round 1, with another in Round 2 and two more in Round 3. Meanwhile, five defensive backs, six edge rushers and eight offensive linemen all go in the first round. As for all 103 picks (including third-round compensatory selections), the Lions, Jets and Giants are on the clock five times each while the Rams and Panthers are each on the clock just once.

OK, let’s get to it. Keep reading to see how all three rounds play out.

ROUND 2

33. Jacksonville: Boye Mafe, EDGE, Minnesota

34. Detroit: Daxton Hill, S, Michigan

35. NY Jets: George Pickens, WR, Georgia

36. NY Giants: Trevor Penning, OT, Northern Iowa

37. Houston: Kaiir Elam, CB, Florida

38. NY Jets (via CAR): Cam Thomas, EDGE, San Diego St.

39. Chicago: Lewis Cine, S, Georgia

40. Seattle (via DEN): Tyler Smith, OT, Tulsa

41. Seattle: Kyler Gordon, CB, Washington

42. Indianapolis (via WSH): Matt Corral, QB, Ole Miss

43. Atlanta: Christian Watson, WR, North Dakota St.

44. Cleveland: Travis Jones, DT, UConn

45. Baltimore: Bernard Raimann, OT, Central Michigan

46. Minnesota: Jalen Pitre, S, Baylor

47. Washington (via IND): Jaquan Brisker, S, Penn State

48. Chicago (via LAC): Nicholas Petit-Frere, OT, Ohio State

49. New Orleans: Jahan Dotson, WR, Penn State

50. Miami: Ken Walker, RB, Michigan State

51. Philadelphia: Trey McBride, TE, Colorado State

52. Pittsburgh: Christian Harris, LB, Alabama

53. Las Vegas: Roger McCreary, CB, Auburn

54. New England: Chad Muma, LB, Wyoming

55. Arizona: Breece Hall, RB, Iowa State

56. Dallas: Skyy Moore, WR, Western Michigan

57. Buffalo: Arnold Ebiketie , EDGE, Penn State

58. Atlanta (via TEN): Derion Kendrick, CB, Georgia

59. Green Bay: Nik Bonitto, EDGE, Oklahoma

60. Tampa Bay: Dylan Parham, OG, Memphis

61. San Francisco: Bryan Cook, S, Cincinnati

62. Kansas City: Tariq Woolen, CB, UTSA

63. Cincinnati: Martin Emerson, CB, Mississippi St.

64. Denver (via LAR): Brian Asamoah, LB, Oklahoma

ROUND 3

65. Jacksonville: Jalen Tolbert, WR, South Alabama

66. Detroit: Troy Andersen, LB, Montana State

67. NY Giants: Chris Paul, OL, Tulsa

68. Houston: Kingsley Enagbare, EDGE, South Carolina

69. NY Jets: Isaiah Spiller, RB, Texas A&M

70. Jacksonville (via CAR): Quay Walker, LB, Georgia

71. Chicago: Calvin Austin III, WR, Memphis

72. Seattle: Cole Strange, OG, UT-Chattanooga

73. Indianapolis (via WSH): Luke Goedeke, OT, Central Michigan

74. Atlanta: Desmond Ridder, QB, Cincinnati

75. Denver: Myjai Sanders, EDGE, Cincinnati

76. Baltimore: Sam Williams, EDGE,  Ole Miss

77. Minnesota: Max Mitchell, OT, Louisiana

78. Cleveland: Coby Bryant, CB, Cincinnati

79. LA Chargers: Khalil Shakir, WR, Boise State

80. Houston (via NO): Dameon Pierce, RB, Florida

81. NY Giants (via MIA): Jeremy Ruckert, TE, Ohio State

82. Indianapolis: Phil Mathis, DL, Alabama

83. Philadelphia: Kerby Joseph, S, Illinois

84. Pittsburgh: Rasheed Walker, OT, Penn State

85. New England: Marcus Jones, CB, Houston

86. Las Vegas: Wan’Dale Robinson, WR, Kentucky

87. Arizona: DeMarvin Leal, DL, Texas A&M

88. Dallas: Leo Chenal, LB, Wisconsin

89. Buffalo: John Metchie, WR, Alabama

90. Tennessee: Michael Clemons, EDGE, Texas A&M

91. Tampa Bay: Nick Cross, S, Maryland

92. Green Bay: Perrion Winfrey, DL, Oklahoma

93. San Francisco: Luke Fortner, OC, Kentucky

94. Kansas City: Kalia Davis, DT, UCF

95. Cincinnati: Eyioma Uwazurike, DT, Iowa State

96. Denver (via LAR): Alontae Taylor, CB, Tennessee

97*. Detroit: David Bell, WR, Purdue

98*. Cleveland: Drake Jackson, EDGE, USC

99*. Baltimore: Jamaree Salyer, OL, Georgia

100*. New Orleans: Carson Strong, QB, Nevada

101*. Miami (via SF): Chasen Hines, OL, LSU

102*. Kansas City: Juanyeh Thomas, S, Georgia Tech

103*. LA Rams: Logan Bruss, OL, Wisconsin

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