2022 Mock Draft - ROUND 2
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33) Texans - Nik Bonitto | EDGE | Oklahoma
The Need: The Texans need help with their front-seven, and Whitney Mercilus hitting free agency as a 32-year old only adds to the problem.
The Selection: Bonitto is undersized, but one can't deny what a terror he can be against opposing QBs.
34) Lions - Brenton Cox | EDGE | Florida
The Need: The Lions may struggle on offense without Matt Stafford, so their defense will have to keep games within reach.
The Selection: This DE/EDGE class is shaping up to be quite good, and Cox does nothing but substantiate it. The secondary behind him should
keep WRs at bay, allowing him to excel.
35) Bengals - Tyler Linderbaum | OC | Iowa
The Need: Billy Price is now gone, and the center position should be up for grabs next season.
The Selection: Despite being undersized, Linderbaum is the nation's best pivot man, a technician who could also play OG.
36) Jets - Josh Jobe | CB | Albama
The Need: The Jets did draft three CBs, but they did so in rounds 5 and 6. Each guy provides depth, but little more.
The Selection: While other 'Bama players got noticed, Jobe flashed in his own right and will be one of the nation's best cover guys.
37) Jaguars - Rasheed Walker | OT | Penn State
The Need: The Jags have four O-linemen set to become UFA's, three of which will be on the wrong side of 30-years old.
The Selection: Provided that Walker can work through some technical flaws, I fully expect him to hear his name called early. He lacks strength and his play is compromised by it, but he has quick feet and should test well.
38) Eagles - Desmond Ridder | QB | Cincinnati
The Need: If the Eagles are drafting this early, the Jalen Hurts experiment may not be satisfactory. They'll have to bring in competition.
The Selection: Desmond Ridder looks to be one of the nation's better signal callers.
39) Raiders - Jordan Davis | DT | Georgia
The Need: Jonathan Hankins and Quinton Jefferson are both UFA's. It's assumed at least one won't be retained.
The Selection: Jordan Davis lacks stamina, but he's a mountain of man who can really jam up the works at the LOS.
40) Giants - Treylon Burks | WR | Arkansas
The Need: The Giants will need to get Daniel Jones as much help as possible.
The Selection: Burks is a big body who's coming off a great year, having posted 51 receptions for 820 yards, 7 TDs.
41) Jets (via Panthers) - Breece Hall | RB | Iowa State
The Need: Michael Carter was a very good get in Round 4, be he's a smaller RB who isn't surrounded by much.
The Selection: Breece Hall is a man's man at the RB position. He can be a great pairing with a speedier type of runner.
42) Falcons - Drake London | WR | USC
The Need: Amid all the Julio Jones drama, they need to secure depth at the WR position.
The Selection: After surpassing the 500-yard receiving mark in each of the past two seasons, London should take the next step.
43) Bears - David Bell | WR | Purdue
The Need: The Bears have a slew of WRs set to hit the free agency market.
The Selection: David Bell is fairly underrated given what a monster he's been over the past two seasons. He'll get his due.
44) Cardinals - Jordan Battle | SAF | Alabama
The Need: Because the Cards are so porous at CB, an elite SAF could go a long way in helping their secondary.
The Selection: Jordan Battle looks to be the next great SAF to come out of 'Bama, a DB factory.
45) WFT - Tyler Davis | DT | Clemson
The Need: WFT will start four 1st-rounders across their D-line, but talent will be sought after if the aforemenetioned doesn't play up to their draft status.
The Selection: Davis is a very good DT, a player who can really be a force when he dials it up.
46) Vikings - Bubba Bolden | SAF | Miami
The Need: Harrison Smith has been retained, but more is needed around him.
The Selection: Bolden was up and down last season, but he's a former top-shelf recruit with strong potential. I personally don't see him as a Round 1 lock like some, but him getting drafted early on wouldn't surprise me.
47) Steelers - Nick Broeker | OT/OG | Ole Miss
The Need: Davis DeCastro is an UFA, while an upgrade could be had at OT.
The Selection: Nick Broeker is a very good O-lineman who should come into his own this year. He can play OT or kick inside as needed.
48) Broncos - Tyreke Smith | EDGE | Ohio State
The Need: Von Miller will be a 33-year old UFA carrying a hefty salary. A contingency Plan B is required.
The Selection: If not for a deep DE/EDGE class, Tyreke Smith could be talked about as a Day 1 prospect.
49) Chargers - Isaiah Likely | DT | Coastal Carolina
The Need: Even with the Round-3 selection of Tre McKitty, the Chargers will be thin at TE after this season.
The Selection: Isaiah Likely will once again be one of the nation's best receiving TEs.
50) Patriots - Derion Kendrick | CB | Georgia
The Need: The Patriots need CB depth, as two of their starters are UFA's and are getting older.
The Selection: Derion Kendrick was dismissed from Clemson, but he can reestablish things playing on a great Bulldog squad.
51) Saints - Sevyn Banks | CB | Ohio State
The Need: The Saints have three CBs set to become free agents, and the likelihood that all be be back is slim to none.
The Selection: Banks is the next great CB talent to hail from Ohio State. He has the ability to jump into an NFL starting rotation as a rookie.
52) Dolphins - Brandon Smith | LB | Penn State
The Need: Jerome Baker is a mainstay at LB, but they've had a bit of a revolving door otherwise. They need some stability.
The Selection: Brandon Smith has real good size coupled with the big play ability that teams love.
53) Cowboys - Ventrell Miller | LB | Florida
The Need: The oft-injured Leighton Vander Esch is an UFA, and despite his diminished snap count, depth should be acquired.
The Selection: Ventrell Miller is an accomplished LB, a great gap-fit for when Parsons is used s a pass-rusher.
54) Seahawks - Brandon Joseph | SAF | Northwestern
The Need: Jamal dams and Quandre DIggs are UFA's, and I doubt they can keep both.
The Selection: Brandon Joseph is ballhawk, deserving to be one of the first back-half players off the board.
55) Titans - George Pickens | WR | Georgia
The Need: The Titans have some talent at WR, but more should be sought after.
The Selection: George Pickens is coming off of an injury and can be a headcase at times, but his abilities are undeniable.
56) Colts - Abraham Lucas | OT | Washington State
The Need: With Eric Fisher, Braden Smith and Sam Tevi all set to become UFA's, an OT is required.
The Selection: Abraham Lucas boasts some impressive game tape, looked good enough at RT to be a blindside option.
57) Browns - Christopher Hinton | DT | Michigan
The Need: With the number of impending FA's along their front-seven being so high, they could draft multiple players there.
The Selection: Christopher Hinton has just scratched the surface as far as what he can do.
58) Packers - Owen Pappoe | LB | Auburn
The Need: Their LB corps isn't bad, but an upgrade could be made to make it better.
The Selection: Owen Pappoe is one of the great, young LBs out there. His read and react skills will be coveted.
59) 49ers - Devin Lloyd | LB | Utah
The Need: As a whole, their LB unit just isn't that gifted. An upgrade wouldn't be hard to come by.
The Selection: Devin Lloyd is an experienced LB who'll once again operate as the heartbeat of his defense. He's a gifted player.
60) Ravens - Obinna Eza | OT | TCU
The Need: Alejandro Villanueva was signed for just a 2-year deal, while the clock is ticking on a couple other O-linemen.
The Selection: Obinna Eza is more potential than promise at this juncture, but I have a feeling he'll show his worth this season.
61) Bills - Jahan Dotson | WR | Penn State
The Need: Stefon Diggs is an absolute beast, while the others around him did well. However, a quality depth add should be added now.
The Selection: Jahan Dotson was a matchup problem for many teams, as he posted over 800 yards with 8 TDs last season.
62) Rams - Cade Mays | OG/OT | Tennessee
The Need: The Rams need to add some quality O-line depth, as this team runs shallow.
The Selection: Cade Mays really stepped his play up last season, showing that he could dominate at both OG and OT.
63) Buccaneers - Haskell Garrett | DT | Ohio State
The Need: Age and depth could be an issue along their front-seven in time.
The Selection: Haskell Garret is coming off of an impressive year, expected to be even better this time around.
64) Chiefs - DeMarvion Overshown | LB | Texas
The Need: Even without the Frank Clark situation popping up, the Chiefs will be looking at guys that can be rotational pressure guys to make their defense more dynamic.
The Selection: Overshown isn't the biggest guy, but it's hard to ignore his play. He has plus athleticism coupled with the ability to be used all over the field.