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 - Treylon Burks | WR | Arkansas
The Need: It's hard to look at the Lions' WR corps and come away impressed. With room to improve, they'll target the position.
The Selection: Burks is a big body who's coming off a great year, having posted 51 receptions for 820 yards, 7 TDs.
35) Bengals - Charles Cross | OT | Mississippi State
The Need: Riley Reiff will be a 34-year old free agent. While Jackson Carman and D'Ante Smith were drafted, neither is a sure thing.
The Selection: Charles Cross is a very good OT, a guy who could certainly go in Round 1. He'll compete to start as a rookie.
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 the notice, Jobe flashed in his own right and will be one of the nation's best cover guys.
37) Jaguars - Tyler Linderbaum | OC | Iowa
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: Despite being undersized, Linderbaum is the nation's best pivot man, a technician who could also play OG.
38) Eagles - Desmond Ridder | QB | Cincinnati
The Need: If the Eagles are drafting this early, the Jalen Hurts experiment may have failed. They'll have to bring in competition.
The Selection: Desmond Ridder looks to be one of the nation's best signal callers, could in fact go Round 1.
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 - Myjai Sanders | EDGE | Cincinnati
The Need: Romeo Okwara was very good with 10 sacks, but no other returning player had more than 2.
The Selection: Sanders had a solid year last year, but with improved play he should be a good Day 2 option.
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 - Andrew Booth | CB | Clemson
The Need: Many, including myself were surprised to see the Cardinals not be more aggressive in the CB market. They need help there.
The Selection: Clemson will boast one of the nation's better secondary units, and Booth might be the brightest star within.
45) WFT - Ikem Ekwonu | OG/OT | NC State
The Need: WFT isn't getting any younger across their O-line, and free agency will be upon them making the aforementioned a priority.
The Selection: Ikem Ekwonu is a gifted player who has the versatility to play OT or within the interior.
46) Vikings - Jordan Battle | SAF | Alabama
The Need: Harrison Smith is set to become an UFA, and while he could indeed be retained, more is needed around him.
The Selection: Jordan Battle looks to be the next great SAF to come out of 'Bama, a DB factory.
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 | QB | 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 | Clemson
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 - Carson Strong | CB | Nevada
The Need: Taysom Hill and Jameis Winston impending FAs. I don't think either is good enough to remain. Ian Book was a 4th-rounder.
The Selection: Carson Strong isn't a household name just yet, but his stock will catapult up with another good year.
52) Dolphins - Ben Brown | OC/OG | Ole Miss
The Need: The Dolphins have done a fine job upgrading their O-line, but they still haven't made a long-term play at the center position.
The Selection: Ben Brown is a bullying type of interior player who's looked the part at center as well as OG.
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 | Oklahoma
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 - Tyler Shough | QB | Texas Tech
The Need: There is no position battle to be had a QB, but they need better QB2.
The Selection: Things didn't work out in Oregon for Tyler Shough, but he should rebound nicely in his new pass-happy offense.