Wednesday, November 29, 2023

2022 NFL Two-Round Mock Draft: Teams that didn’t land Deshaun Watson target QBs; Packers try to replace Adams

We’re only a week into free agency but the NFL landscape is completely different, with musical chairs at QB

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Last week’s three-round mock draft was a fool’s errand. We know that now (we knew it then too but, well, you gotta give the people what they want). In the 168 hours since it was published, we’ve seen Russell Wilson and Deshaun Watson change teams, the Steelers add Mitchell Trubisky and Baker Mayfield request that he never ever play another down for the Browns.

And there’s still the matter of sorting out the futures of Jameis Winston and Jimmy Garoppolo, and perhaps even Matt Ryan, who would’ve been out of a job in Atlanta had Watson chosen to play for the Falcons.

This is another way of saying the league has spoken and we have yet more proof that this quarterback draft class isn’t an elite one. That’s OK, of course, teams will still target 2-3 of them in the first round, and it also means we’re likely to see a run on edge rushers, offensive and defensive linemen, wide receivers and defensive backs early.

This week — for the first time since late January — we have the Jaguars again targeting an edge rusher over an offensive lineman, based solely on last week’s free agency moves. All told, six edge rushers are among the first 32 picks to go, along with seven offensive linemen. Five wideouts go in Round 1 and only three quarterbacks hear their names called.

But this is a two-round mock draft, so if your team didn’t adequately address a need the first time through (or didn’t even have a selection), perhaps they did later. Seven teams have at least three picks in these two rounds (the Jets, Eagles and Packers have four!), which means seven teams could get a lot better over a 48-hour period when the actual draft is underway.

For now, keep reading to see how all 64 picks play out.


33. Jacksonville: Darian Kinnard, OT, Kentucky

34. Detroit: George Pickens, WR, Georgia

35. NY Jets: David Ojabo, EDGE, Michigan

36. NY Giants: Trey McBride, TE, Colorado State

37. Houston: Kaiir Elam, CB, Florida

38. NY Jets (via CAR): Bernard Raimann, OT, Central Michigan

39. Chicago: Tyler Smith, OT, Tulsa

40. Seattle (via DEN): Trevor Penning, OT, Northern Iowa

41. Seattle: Quay Walker,  LB, Georgia

42. Indianapolis (via WSH): Kenny Pickett, QB, Pittsburgh

43. Atlanta: Jahan Dotson, WR, Penn State

44. Cleveland: Christian Harris, LB, Alabama

45. Baltimore: Nicholas Petit-Frere, OT, Ohio State

46. Minnesota: Arnold Ebiketie, EDGE, Penn State

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

48. Chicago (via LAC): Logan Hall, DT, Houston

49. New Orleans: Christian Watson, WR, North Dakota St.

50. Miami: Travis Jones, DT, UConn

51. Philadelphia: Cole Strange, OG, UT-Chattanooga

52. Pittsburgh: Skyy Moore, WR, Western Michigan

53. Green Bay (via LV): Lewis Cine, S, Chicago

54. New England: Chad Muma, LB, Wyoming

55. Arizona: Ken Walker, RB, Michigan State

56. Dallas: Cam Thomas, EDGE, San Diego St.

57. Buffalo: Kyler Gordon, CB, Washington

58. Atlanta (via TEN): Breece Hall, RB, Iowa State

59. Green Bay: John Metchie, WR, Alabama

60. Tampa Bay: Isaiah Spiller, RB, Texas A&M

61. San Francisco: Tariq Woolen, CB, UTSA

62. Kansas City: Derion Kendrick, CB, Georgia

63. Cincinnati: Luke Goedeke, OT, Central Michigan

64. Denver (via LAR): Bryan Cook, S, Cincinnati

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