Pick Team Pos Player
The Lions would have loved there to be a franchise quarterback available here but with typical Detroit luck, they land the first overall pick in the least impressive signal-caller class for years. Still, Detroit have needs all over the field and will be happy to pick the most NFL-ready pass rusher available. Hutchinson is a hard worker, powerful, super-fast with natural pass-rushing instincts, and has graded off the scale during all of 2021.
Evan Neal
The Jags offense was awful in 2021 and Trevor Lawrence and the passing game needs serious help. Evan Neal will give Lawrence the time to develop as well as help out in the running game. Neal is the consensus #1 tackle in the 2022 NFL Draft and is viewed as an almost can't miss prospect by most scouts.
The Texan's defense is awful and they will be happy that Thibodeaux who has out-of-this-world athletic ability is available at #3. He'll start right away and has the potential to become one of the best edge rushers in the NFL and be a key part of any change in the Texan fortunes.
The Jets have one of the most barren rosters in the NFL - through a combination of poor drafting and bad luck. There are five or six players that would help the Jets out here but the most obvious one is at corner where the Jets are simply terrible. Stingley is athletically gifted and talented he has established himself as the best cornerback in college football - and the Jets will hope he can be the next Revis.
Kenyon Green
Texas A&M
The Giant's interior offensive line needs a major injection of talent and some will think this is a little high for a guard but Kenyon Green has all the potential in the world - he's very quick for his size and has tremendous drive in the running game. He is the best guard to come out the last few years and just too difficult to pass up.
Williams has clearly developed into not only the best receiver prospect on the Crimson Tide but the best receiver in the entire draft. We have to admit we had Williams and London in a virtual tie prior to the SEC championship game - but that spectacular performance left no doubt of his quality. Williams is the best receiver in this class and will instantly give the Giants one of the best deep threats in the NFL.
Charles Cross
Mississippi State
Wilson looks like he may be a bust and the Jets simply can't let that happen or it will be catastrophic for the franchise. The Mississippi State tackle Cross may be a bit of a reach here, but he is an excellent pass blocker and will become a building block for the Jet's offensive line.
Kenny Pickett
The Panthers have no obvious future at quarterback after the experiment with Cam Newton ended in his benching and with Sam Darnold looking distinctly average. Pickett had an amazing season in 2021 - he's gone from being a likely third-round pick to the most highly rated QB in this year's class. This is, without doubt, an overdraft but in a quarterback drought year, you have to expect it. Pickett, a senior is ready to start now and Carolina seem like a good fit for his skill set.
Kyle Hamilton
Notre Dame
The Falcons have struggled in the secondary and Hamilton is an impact safety and has the potential to be an excellent pro. After time adjusting to the next level, Hamilton will likely develop into a Pro Bowl-caliber defender. This is an easy choice for Atlanta.
We have London rated as the seventh-best prospect in the entire draft - he looks a lot like a taller Keenan Allen and it wouldn't surprise us if he has a similarly productive NFL career. The Eagles have a serious need at receiver and this looks like an ideal fit for Philadelphia.
David Ojabo
Pick number two for the Eagles and this time we'll help their defense and in particular the pass rush - which is an area of real need. Ojabo has had a long route to the NFL from Nigeria via Scotland and may have the greatest upside of any player in the 2022 NFL Draft class - with a unique combination of size, strength, and speed. If he develops as we hope he'll likely end up being the best pass-rusher in this class, even exceeding his Michigan teammate and likely top pick Hutchinson.
Nakobe Dean
The Vikings have obvious needs on the defensive side of the ball and Dean seems like an ideal fit. He's the leader of the best defense in college football and he's probably the best linebacker in the 2022 NFL Draft. He runs a 4.5 forty, hits like a freight train, and is one of the best inside linebackers at rushing the passer we have seen. He'll be an instant upgrade for the vikings.
Matt Corral
Ole Miss
The Saints have no decent NFL starter at quarterback - Taysom Hill has proved he's a role player at best and Jameis Winston wasn't good enough in his starts before his season ended with an injury. Matt Corral's stock is on the rise and he has developed into pretty much everything you need in a quarterback in the pros. He’s confident, cocky, very accurate, smart, and he has super physical tools - the only thing holding him back from being the top pick is a lack of prototypical NFL size (6' 1" 205lbs).
Fastest receiver left on the board - check. Raiders reach for a speed receiver - check. We see it seemingly every year - with other needs all over the field the Raiders just pick the guy with the best forty time. Alabama's John Methchie is super fast and explosive with decent hands and fits the bill perfectly although they probably wish his teammate Williams was still available.
Malik Willis
For all the claims there are no good quarterbacks in this draft class Willis will be the third taken in the top 15 picks. The end is here for Ben Roethlisberger and there is no succession plan in place at the quarterback position and the Steelers have no option but to look to the future. Willis is a little raw but his high ceiling will make him a serious possibility as the Steelers quarterback of the future.
Desmond Ridder
Much like the Steelers picking one spot ahead of them the Bronco's quarterback position is equally dire. Ridder in every other year would likely have been a second-round prospect but with similarities to Josh Allen Denver can't pass. He’ll likely need time to be accustomed to the NFL game and develop his ability as a progression-style passer, but the foundation for him to become a dynamic dual-threat quarterback in the NFL is there if he can work on his accuracy issues.
Trevor Penning
Northern Iowa
The Bengals passed up on the chance to take a top tackle in last year's draft and correctly selected Jamar Chase - this year they select the best remaining tackle. Penning is a massive man with ideal size for the position who has dominated at the FCS level and improved every year while doing so. He has freakish athletic talent combined with solid technique and quickness.
Garrett Wilson
Ohio State
The cupboard is pretty bare in Cleveland after the departure of OJB and if Baker Mayfield is going to recapture his previous form he'll need more weapons. Wilson to be a very good pro and has some similarities to ex Colt Marvin Harrison - who like Wilson managed to put up great numbers without possessing elite athletic ability.
Football Team
Kaiir Elam
Washington has the structure of a decent team with an obvious weakness at quarterback. All the top prospects are off the board at this point and so the Football team will miss out again. They pick Elam the best corner left on the board who has elite athletic ability in terms of speed, quickness, and length. And immediately upgrade the secondary.
DeMarvin Leal
Texas A&M
The Bills have struggled on the defensive line this past year and will be more than happy to see Leal slipping to them and they will waste no time in selecting him. The Texas A & M standout has everything you would want at defensive tackle who is able to play anywhere along the line.
Kingsley Enagbare
South Carolina
After going offense with their first pick this seems like an easy one. Enagbare has shown he is a dominating defensive end with a quality set of pass-rushing moves. He was the top defender at South Carolina and will quickly become the best on the Philadelphia line too.
Tyler Linderbaum is by far the highest-rated player on the board and the Dolphins will be ecstatic that he is still available. We have a top grade on him as both a run and pass blocker and he has few flaws in his game.
The Chargers have been exposed this year and they are in desperate need of a quality pass rusher. Karlaftis is a freakish prospect who will likely be a big winner at the combine. He has a great bag of pass rush moves and offers a chance to dominate at the next level.
Chris Olave
Ohio State
The Lions have obvious needs at edge and receiver and they solved the first need at #1 and so Chris Olave nicely fits the bill here. Olave is developing into a top-level NFL prospect that will have a chance to dominate at the next level. He has good speed and a surprising catch radius with excellent hands who regularly makes circus catches.
Jaquan Brisker
Penn State
The Ravens have a serious need at safety and Brisker fits that need perfectly. He's the best strong safety in the class and excels in both man a zone coverage and also is a powerful tackler. He will instantly improve the secondary.
Jordan Davis
The Cowboys have more of a need at edge than at the interior line but Davis is just too good to pass up. He is a massive man at 6'-6" and 340lbs and just eats space. He'll solidify the run defense and provide an impact as a pass rusher too.
Trent McDuffie
The Chief's offense hides its deficiencies on the defense but still needs to be addressed. McDuffie is our third-ranked corner. He's got the ideal size for the position combined with 4.42 speed and is one of the best press corners in the draft.
Nik Bonitto
The Cardinals need help at corner and pass rush and Bonitto is the value pick here. Bonitto may be considered a little bit of a tweener and not able to be a three-down player on the line as a pass rusher but should still be a very good edge rusher in the NFL as a pass-rush specialist,
Treylon Burks
The Titans probably have bigger needs at other positions but Burks is too much of an impact player for Tennesse to overlook. He's a big, physical target with an ideal blend of size and athleticism and will add a unique tool to the offense.
Haskell Garrett
Ohio State
The Bucs are stacked and don't have huge needs anywhere so it's the best player available for the most part - and Garrett fills that need. He's the best player on the Buckeye defense and a dominating pass rusher on the inside.
Jahan Dotson
Penn State
The Patriots have developed one of the NFL's best defenses and so will be looking to turn their attention to the offense and hand Mac Jones more weapons in the passing game. Dotson's athletic ability and impressive season at Penn State have NFL scouts paying attention - some even thinking he could become the next Tyreek Hill. He is the draft's second-best deep threat, after Jameson Williams, and is a top-level prospect that could explode at the next level.
I doubt the Packers will be picking here come April but even at #32, there are some quality prospects left on the board. Devin Lloyd fits the bill best - he is the best player available combined with a position of need. Lloyd projects as a starting weakside linebacker in the NFL due to his smaller size, excellent coverage ability, and athleticism and will be an ideal fit on the Packer's defense.