2022 NFL Mock Draft 1.0: Dallas Cowboys go big and make waves

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2022 NFL Mock Draft
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2022 NFL Mock Draft

12. Minnesota Vikings:

Pick Analysis. LSU. 23. Scouting Report. Derek Stingley Jr.. player. 60. CB

  • This pick comes down to the Vikings preference of Stingley vs. Gardner from Cincy. Either way, they’re in need of a CB1 in this 2022 NFL Mock Draft. Stingley has incredible talent, but this would be considered a sliding player with questions surrounding his inconsistent play. The Vikings would be grateful for this player to fall to them.

13. Cleveland Browns:

24. 53. Pick Analysis. WR. Treylon Burks. Scouting Report. Arkansas. player

  • If the Browns are going to succeed with Baker Mayfield they’ll need to reup on their weapons. The OL is great, as is the running game. Burks has shown he can hit a defense and help a QB from anywhere on the field.

14. Baltimore Ravens:

Scouting Report. Pick Analysis. Michigan. player. 26. EDGE. David Ojabo. 25

  • It’d be considered “such a Ravens type of pick” to go defensive line in the first round. However, Ojabo’s speed around the edge is just too tempting and game changing to pass up on.

15. Philadelphia Eagles :

player. 26. 54. Scouting Report. Pick Analysis. LB. Utah. Devin Lloyd

  • The Eagles having three of the next five picks begins with a versatile LB who’s terrific in coverage, can play on the edge and collected 22 TFLs this past season. But this is only the beginning of the Eagles reshaping their defense.

16. Philadelphia Eagles: 

Pick Analysis. CB. Ahmad Gardner. 54. Scouting Report. Cincinnati. 27. player

  • Gardner is becoming more and more thought of as the top CB in this class, even ahead of Stingley. So the Eagles are elated to pair him up with Darius Slay. He’ll also add much needed length to the Eagles secondary.

17. Los Angeles Chargers: 

13. Scouting Report. Pick Analysis. 28. player. WR. USC. Drake London

  • Picture if you will not one, but two big bodied receivers who are QB friendly. Who can line up outside or in the slot with great hands. London gives the Chargers a WR2 who would greatly benefit from playing next to Keenan Allen.

18. New Orleans Saints:

Pick Analysis. QB. Liberty. Malik Willis. player. 15. Scouting Report. 29

  • A team with their QB play barely missing the post season should tell us they’re solid in their other areas. The city needs a new play caller to get behind while Willis needs a good OL to play behind. This pairing works well together.

19. Philadelphia Eagles:

player. Scouting Report. Pick Analysis. Georgia. Nakobe Dean. 30. 54. LB

  • The Eagles linebacking group was atrocious last season. They already selected Lloyd and now they celebrate the addition of Dean to instantly turn around the entire LB room for the next five seasons. Their skill sets are different enough that it to make sense to take them both.

20. Pittsburgh Steelers:

player. 55. QB. Pick Analysis. Cincinnati. Desmond Ridder. 31. Scouting Report

  • Ben Roethlisberger’s retirement forces the Steelers to ask if Mason Rudolph is their guy. They could give him one season to prove it, or they could select one of the most experienced and successful QBs in the college game. Time for the Steelers to find their new direction.

21. New England Patriots:

Scouting Report. Pick Analysis. Chris Olave. 47. WR. Ohio State. 32. player

  • Year one with Mac Jones was a success. Now it’s time to give him a legitimate playmaker. Olave has a fluid game and reliable hands and that’s what’s needed. He may not turn into a super star, but Jones to Olave will be a quality tandem for the next several years.

22. Las Vegas Raiders:

Scouting Report. CB. 33. 28. Pick Analysis. Washington. Trent McDuffie. player

  • The turmoil the Raiders have gone through has them searching for pieces they previously thought they had. Luckily, it’s time for some better luck in Vegas as McDuffie possesses top tier athleticism, speed and quickness.