NFL DRAFT 2022 PLAYER PROFILES

MOCK NFL DRAFTS
Pick Team Pos Player
#1
Jaguars
QB
Grade: A - the ultimate no brainer - Jags grab a franchise QB to start a new era of football in Jacksonville
#2
Jets
QB
Grade: C - Jets were always going to take a QB - will they regret bringing in Wilson who has never faced elite competition? Hard to get excited about this pick given the other options available (and still painful the way they failed to land the #1 pick having been winless for so long). Having spent so many high draft picks on QBs over the last decade or so hard to have any faith in the ability of the organisation to identify a winner at this position.
#3
49ers
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Dolphins
QB
Trey Lance
North Dakota State
Grade: A - 49ers fans will be relieved that they dodged the Mac Jones bullet and that Kyle Shanahan was talked down from the ledge. Lance's stock has been skyrocketing recently after a number of Zoom meetings with NFL execs and coaches - who have realized he has the superior football processing mind to go with his freakishly athletic skills.
#4
Falcons
TE
Kyle Pitts
Florida
Grade: A - the Falcons remain committed to Matt Ryan for the time being and take the top receiving entity in Pitts - a special player (and now the highest drafted TE ever)
#5
Bengals
WR
Grade B - a good player but an elite left tackle is a bigger need for the Bengals - have they forgotten how Burrow's season ended last year? Can't hate the pick as Chase is a really good prospect but it doesn't feel like the best pick.
#6
Dolphins
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Eagles
WR
Grade: C - Miami gambled either Chase or Pitts would be available here and unfortunately for them that didn't pay off - Waddle is a really good player - but having given up a future first round pick to move back up to the 6th pick this just feels too high a price to pay
#7
Lions
OT
Grade: A - great player and great value at this point in the draft but not a position of need and will they live to regret not taking a QB for the future (unless they really are invested in Goff)
#8
Panthers
CB
Jaycee Horn
South Carolina
Grade: B+ - Horn has been seeing his stock rise and on many boards was the top cornerback - the Panthers were clearly hoping someone would want to trade up to their spot given the pick didn't come in until the last second - this pick meets a position of need and they avoid a confised QB position - happiest person watching the draft tonight is Sam Darnold
#9
Broncos
CB
Grade: B - a quality player and a position of need - but again hard to see the Broncos being comfortable going in to the season without an upgrade at the QB position - slightly surprising to see both Jones and Fields still available.
#10
Eagles
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Cowboys
WR
Grade B+ - Eagles move up to take the Heisman trophy winner - the Eagles needed a WR and they were clearly scared that someone was going to leapfrog them at 12.
#11
Bears
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Giants
QB
Justin Fields
Ohio State
Grade: A - great move by the Bears - moving up to stop Field's slide and grab their QB of the future without having to give up a King's ransom by staying out of the top 10.
#12
Cowboys
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49ers
LB
Micah Parsons
Penn State
Grade: B+ - great player, arguably the best defensive prospect in the draft (though not without some flags) and they get some extra picks by dropping down a couple of spots.
#13
Chargers
OT
Rashawn Slater
Northwestern
Grade: B+ solid pick by the Chargers as they look to protect their investment in Herbert - generally considered the second best tackle prospect by many
#14
Jets
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Vikings
OL
Grade: B - the Jets needed to improve the offensive line and they were aggressive in moving up to secure the best guard in the draft (but with so many holes on this team it does seem a bit rich)
#15
Patriots
QB
Mac Jones
Alabama
Grade: A - fills a position of need and the Patriots get their man without having to burn resources trading up to get their QB of the future. Going to be interesting in the AFC East with so many young QBs - all of a sudden Josh Allen looks like the vet of the division.
#16
Cardinals
LB
Grade: B - not an obvious position of need, but Collins is a quality player that can improve any defense
#17
Raiders
OL
Grade: B - a major need but the views on Leatherwood are spread over a fairly wide range and so slight question marks over the value here
#18
Dolphins
DE
Grade B - one of the best pass rushers in the draft - not an area of huge need but you can never have too many quality players on defense
#19
Football Team
LB
Jamin Davis
Kentucky
Grade E - This is the biggest reach of the draft so far. We had him ranked 48 overall, other Scouts had him ranked even lower. A truly awful pick for value.
#20
Giants
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Bears
WR
Grade B - Considering the Giants managed to pick up an extra first-rounder by moving down this represents good value. Toney has good upside and add speed to the Giant offense.
#21
Colts
DE
Kwity Paye
Michigan
Grade B + - Paye is arguably the best defensive lineman available in the draft and he will be a welcome addition to a less than impressive Colt defense.
#22
Titans
CB
Caleb Farley
Virginia Tech
Grade A - Farley has the most athletic upside of all the CBs in this year's draft. He poses a great combination of size and speed but has been plagued with injuries. If he can stay healthy he will be a bargain.
#23
Vikings
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Jets
OT
Christian Darrisaw
Virginia Tech
Grade B+ - Darrishaw is good value here. He is probably the third-ranked OT and will likely start from day one.
#24
Steelers
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Steelers
RB
Najee Harris
Alabama
Grade A - Harris is the best Running back in the draft, couple this with Pittsburgh being hopelessly ill-equipped there makes this a perfect pick.
#25
Jaguars
RB
Grade A- Another running back and another 'A' grade. Travis is our second-ranked back, but it's very close and just like the Steelers a major position of need.
#26
Browns
DB
Greg Newsome II
Northwestern
Grade C+ - Newsome probably would have been available a round later and so this quite a reach. The Browns obviously saw something in him other teams missed.
#27
Ravens
WR
Rashod Bateman
Minnesota
Grade B+ - We had a different WR here in our latest mock but Bateman is great value here. He will be an instant upgrade for the Baltimore receiving corps.
#28
Saints
DE
Grade D- - The second worst pick of the draft so far. We had him with an overall rank of 81 with other scouts having even lower grades on him. Let's hope for the sake of the Saints he proves us all wrong or someone's getting fired.
#29
Packers
CB
Eric Stokes
Georgia
Grade D - The reaches are coming thick and fast now. He had a great pro-day where he ran a blazing 40 but still, he isn't worth a first-round selection. We had him rated as a 3rd round prospect - Packer fans can't be happy about this.
#30
Bills
DE
Grade A - Rousseau is viewed as the best pure pass rusher in this draft and is great value here. The Bills are going to be scary next year!
#31
Chiefs
DE
Jayson Oweh
Penn State
Grade B - A solid pick here Oweh is a bit of a workout warrior with crazy measurables. A boom-bust prospect.
#32
Buccaneers
DE
Joe Tryon
Washington
Grade B - A second solid pick in a row this time, for the NFL champs. He can play both OLB and DE and will make the Buc's defense even stronger.