April is here and by the end of the month, all 262 picks in the 2022 NFL Draft will become an official reality. With fewer than four weeks to go before teams go on the clock in the first round, it’s time to check with this year’s edition of Sporting News’ seven-round mock draft.
The Jaguars pick first and most times overall, 12. From Jacksonville at No. 1 through San Francisco’s potential “Mr. Irrelevant” with the final pick, here’s projecting how every pick might go down:
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1. Jacksonville Jaguars (3-14)
Aidan Hutchinson, EDGE, Michigan (6-6, 260 pounds)
The Jaguars have been locked into taking the best defensive player available for a while and that won’t change as they go after the cornerstone for their new-look defense under coordinator Mike Caldwell, formerly of the Buccaneers. They’ve been setting up the relentless, explosive and sometimes dominant Hutchinson being the anchor
2. Detroit Lions (3-13-1)
Kyle Hamilton, S, Notre Dame (6-4, 220 pounds)
The Lions also feel like they’re going for defensive impact and the decision for Brad Holmes, Dan Campbell and Aaron Glenn will come down to Hamilton, edge rusher Kayvon Thibodeaux or versatile 3-4 hybrid playmaker Travon Walker. Hamilton is the safest, can’t-miss option here because he will continue to make a ton of plays on the back end vs. the pass and also clean up like an extra linebacker vs. the run.
3. Houston Texans (4-13)
Evan Neal, OT, Alabama (6-7, 337 pounds)
The Texans are holding on to Laremy Tunsil for left tackle but now they can look at Neal to dominate the right side and provide powerful bookends for Davis Mills or whoever is their starting quarterback in 2022. They have a big void at the other tackle and Neal can flip a massive weakness into a big strength.
4. New York Jets (4-13)
Kayvon Thibodeaux, EDGE, Oregon (6-4, 254 pounds)
The Jets should be thrilled if Thibodeaux slips here to become the explosive cornerstone pass-rusher for coach Robert Saleh, which will remind him of having Nick Bosa powering his defense in San Francisco. This makes great sense as the follow-up high first-rounder to quarterback Zach Wilson.
5. New York Giants (4-13)
Ickey Ekwonu, OT/G, NC State (6-4, 310 pounds)
The Giants, as expected, removed the hefty contract of right tackle Nate Solder from the books and here’s their direct replacement for him opposite Andrew Thomas New GM Joe Schoen needs to upgrade the offensive line well for new coach Brian Daboll and started with adding center Jon Feliciano and right guard Matt Glowinski in free agency. Ekwonu can easily start over fellow newcomer Matt Gono, who makes sense as a strong swing backup.
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6. Carolina Panthers (5-12)
Charles Cross, OT, Mississippi State (6-5, 307 pounds)
The Panthers will not be taking a quarterback early while settling on starting Sam Darnold again and instead should address their biggest offensive weakness overall. Cross is a similar strength-power prospect to Ekwonu with his own mean and nasty blocking style. He has untapped upside with his footwork and agility.
7. New York Giants (from Bears)
Derek Stingley Jr., CB, LSU (6-1, 195 pounds)
The Giants need a young alpha playmaker on the back end of their defense and Schoen has given serious consideration to move the hefty contract of James Bradberry before or during the draft. Stingley makes a lot of sense in that regard, edging out a pass rusher early given the depth at that later position.
8. Atlanta Falcons (7-10)
- Travon Walker, DE/DT, Georgia (6-5, 272 pounds)
The Falcons addressed cornerback in free agency with Casey Hayward Jr to complement rising star A.J. Terrell. They should be thrilled to stay in the state to land Walker, an ideal explosive disruptor in front of Dean Pees’ pressure 3-4 scheme.
9. Seattle Seahawks (from Broncos)
Malik Willis, QB, Liberty (6-0, 219 pounds)
Willis proved he can be a top-10 upside pick for a QB needy team, which the Seahawks are after the blockbuster Russell Wilson trade that yielded this pick in return. Willis can develop into their new version of Wilson with strong arm, fine athleticism and overall toughness.
10. New York Jets (from Seahawks)
- Sauce Gardner, CB, Cincinnati (6-2, 190 pounds)
Saleh, should Thibodeaux land in New York to be his next Bosa, can also get his version of Richard Sherman on the field in this nasty, fearless and now extremely speedy cover man to complement free-agent addition D.J. Reed.
11. Washington Commanders (7-10)
Chris Olave, WR, Ohio State (6-1, 187 pounds)
The Commanders need to give Carson Wentz and Terry McLaurin some help at wideout and getting a true speedy No. 1 outside would be a great decision for Scott Turner’s offense. Olave has a little more all-around appeal for his explosiveness than former teammates Garrett Wilson and Jameson Williams.
12. Minnesota Vikings (8-9)
The Vikings brought back fading Patrick Peterson because of hurting depth but they still need to address corner to get the ideal complement to well-rounded Cameron Dantzler. Booth is aggressive in coverage and should maintain the big playmaking in the NFL.
13. Houston Texans (from Browns)
Jermaine Johnson II, EDGE, Florida State (6-5, 254 pounds)
The Texans got a strong season from Jonathan Greenard but are pretty weak getting to the quarterback from the outside otherwise. Johnson has been rising fast because of some freakish qualities and has the potential to give them their new J.J. Watt playing end in Lovie Smith’s 4-3.
14. Baltimore Ravens (8-9)
- Tyler Linderbaum, C, Iowa (6-2, 296 pounds)
The Ravens are looking for an interior stud and should focus on center with Kevin Zeitler serving well as right guard and Bradley Bozeman gone in free agency. Linderbaum, who has been working with former Iowa star turned Ravens legend Marshal Yanda, would be ideal inside.
15. Philadelphia Eagles (from Dolphins)
- Kenny Pickett, QB Pittsburgh (6-3, 217 pounds)
The Eagles have been showing increasing affinity for Pickett’s more traditional pocket passing skill set (along with his athleticism) as an upgrade from Jalen Hurts with arm, accuracy and efficiency more in mind. Pickett working with Wilson, Smith and tight end Dallas Goedert behind a still sturdy line is a bold idea, but it’s not crazy at all.
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16. New Orleans Saints (from Colts through Eagles)
Garrett Wilson, WR, Ohio State (5-11, 183 pounds)
The Saints should be in the market for plenty of wide receiver depth as there’s not much behind Michael Thomas beyond Marquez Callaway, given Tre’Quan Smith leads the rest of the bunch. Now that New Orleans has two first-rounders this year after a trade with Philadelphia, it can also address the offensive line concern here or three spots later at No. 19.
17. Los Angeles Chargers (9-8)
- Jordan Davis, DT, Georgia (6-6, 340 pounds)
The Chargers need to upgrade their run defense big time. Their entire front three struggled in that capacity. Coach Brandon Staley was used to having Aaron Donald as his 3-4 linchpin with the other Los Angeles team. Davis is a massive player who disrupts plays with great quickness for his size.
18. Philadelphia Eagles (from Saints)
Nakobe Dean, LB, Georgia (5-11, 229 pounds)
The Eagles also need to reinforce their defense as part of their three first-rounder, Dean would be more of an immediate-impact choice than going for depth at either end or tackle. Dean was the active playmaking leader of the Bulldogs’ national championship defense and can fit anywhere with T.J. Edwards given free-agent splurge Haason Reddick is more of an edge rusher and Kyzir White is just a place-holder.
19. New Orleans Saints (from Eagles)
- Trevor Penning, OT, Northern Iowa (6-7, 325 pounds)
The Saints look like they’re fine bridging at quarterback for another season with the combination of Jameis Winston and Andy Dalton after losing out on Deshaun Watson but they do need to replace left tackle Terron Armstead opposite Ryan Ramczyk. Penning has similar smaller-school big body traits to Armstead with his blend of power and athleticism.
20. Pittsburgh Steelers (9-7-1)
Desmond Ridder, QB, Cincinnati (6-3, 211 pounds)
The Steelers cannot mess around with Mason Rudolph or limited bridge options such as Mitchell Trubisky. They could think offensive line here, but Ridder’s experience, leadership, strong arm and sometimes dazzling athleticism provides the ideal makeup for Mike Tomlin’s next playmaking leader to replace Ben Roethlisberger.
21. New England Patriots (10-7)
- Jameson Williams, WR, Alabama (6-1, 179 pounds)
The Patriots, should Wilson and Olave be gone, shouldn’t hesitate to pair Williams with another Alabama product in Mac Jones, who didn’t get to play with him in college. Williams is a big playmaker with the technical route-running skills and hands the Patriots like.
22. Green Bay Packers (from Raiders)
Drake London, WR, USC (6-4, 219 pounds)
The Packers should feel confident they can land a strong wide receiver of choice to replace Davante Adams with the pick acquired from trading him. London may not last this long, but his recent rise ensures that Green Bay will get great value here, and should get either Wilson or Williams if not him. London has the size, speed, hands and quickness to be Aaron Rodgers’ trusty new outside No. 1.
23. Arizona Cardinals (11-6)
Devonte Wyatt, DT/DE, Georgia (6-3, 304 pounds)
With one fewer letter in his last name, J.J. Watt just turned 33 and fellow 3-4 end Zach Allen has been a disappointment in the final year of his rookie contract. Wyatt’s versatile explosiveness would be ideal to be disruptive in Vance Joseph’s front.
24. Dallas Cowboys (12-5)
Kenyon Green, G, Texas A&M (6-4, 323 pounds)
The Cowboys needed to let Connor Williams leave in free agency and Green would be the ideal strong and athleticism replacement for their scheme to support Tyler Biadasz and Zack Martin inside.
25. Buffalo Bills (11-6)
Trent McDuffie, CB, Washington (5-10, 193 pounds)
The Bills lost good No. 2 corner Levi Wallace in free agency and No. 1 Tre’Davious White will be coming off a torn ACL for his Age 27 season. With limited weaknesses as Super Bowl contenders, they should look for a direct replacement for Wallace outside. McDuffie can offer great explosiveness and quickness for Sean McDermott and Leslie Frazier.
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26. Tennessee Titans (12-5)
David Ojabo, EDGE, Michigan (6-4, 250 pounds)
The Titans had great success stashing defensive lineman Jeffery Simmons for their 3-4 under GM Jon Robinson and despite Ojabo coming off a recent torn Achilles’, they can add him to provide more relentless energy in getting to the quarterback behind Harold Landry.
27. Tampa Bay Buccaneers (13-4)
George Karlaftis, EDGE, Purdue (6-4, 256 pounds)
The Buccaneers haven’t re-signed one-time athletic freak Jason Pierre-Paul and both Anthony Nelson and Joe Tryon-Shoyinka are better contributors as situational players. They should welcome the development of landing this different kind of “Greek freak” to put opposite Shaquil Barrett for promoted defensive-minded coach Todd Bowles.
28. Green Bay Packers (13-4)
Jahan Dotson, WR, Penn State (5-10, 178 pounds)
The Packers should think about doubling up on wide receiver in the first round. London looks the part of an outside No. 1, while Dotson can be the speedy vertical threat for Rodgers to replace free-agent departure Marquez Valdes-Scantling.
29. Kansas City Chiefs (from 49ers through Dolphins)
- Treylon Burks, WR, Arkansas (6-2, 225 pounds)
The Chiefs added JuJu Smith-Schuster and Valdes-Scantling after trading Tyreek Hill to the Dolphins but they also lost Byron Pringle and Demarcus Robinson in free agency and the jury’s out on Mecole Hardman beyond return duties. They might as well replenish the cupboard with someone who profiles better as the outside No. 1 given his size and speed with Smith-Schuster working as the big slot and MVS providing the complementary deep threat.
30. Kansas City Chiefs (12-5)
Boye Mafe, EDGE, Minnesota (6-3, 261 pounds)
Mafe has been an astronomical riser because of recent showcases of his explosiveness as a pass rusher with top-flight athleticism. With Melvin Ingram and tackles Jarran Reed left in free agency, the Chiefs are set to need more support for Chris Jones and Frank Clark.
31. Cincinnati Bengals (10-7)
- Trey McBride, TE, Colorado State (6-4, 260 pounds)
The Bengals lost reliable C.J. Uzomah in free agency and did sign former Falcon Hayden Hurst, but they are still considering adding another receiving weapon to help Joe Burrow find another athletic mismatch to complement his top wideouts.
32. Detroit Lions (from Rams)
- Devin Lloyd, LB, Utah (6-3, 237 pounds)
The Lions, after getting Hamilton to upgrade safety in their back seven, can get another dynamic playmaker. Lloyd can line up well in the middle or the strong side and they should be thrilled if Lloyd lasts this long because of the position he plays. Lloyd is a good run defender but his impact calling card comes in the passing game as both a blitzer and cover man.
33. Jacksonville Jaguars
- Lewis Cine, S, Georgia (6-1, 200 pounds)
The Jaguars need to upgrade safety with Rayshawn Jenkins and Andrew Wingard making it a weak position. Cine is an intimidating hard-hitter who cleans up vs. the run and doesn’t get enough credit for his pass coverage skills.
34. Detroit Lions
John Metchie III, WR, Alabama (5-11, 187 pounds)
The Lions could also think more defense here but it’s also not bad to add an extra weapon. Metchie’s field-stretching ways would fit well with D’Andre Swift, Amon-Ra St. Brown, D.J. Chark and T.J. Hockenson.
35. New York Jets
- Zion Johnson, OT/G, Boston College (6-3, 312 pounds)
The Jets have invested high picks and some recent free-agent capital to upgrade the offensive line, but right tackle George Fant, signed for one more year, has been a disappointment in run blocking. Johnson can serve as a powerful replacement right tackle.
36. New York Giants
Jaquan Brisker, S, Penn State (6-1, 200 pounds)
Brisker is a well-rounded ace cover safety whom the Giants could use as Julian Love is a shaky option next to solid Xavier McKinney.
37. Houston Texans
- Kaiir Elam, CB, Florida (6-2, 191 pounds)
The Texans need help on the back end of their defense with some size, aggressiveness and physicality in coverage. Elam would fit the need nicely for Lovie Smith and is sometimes explosive in making plays on the ball.
38. New York Jets (from Panthers)
Jalen Pitre, S/CB, Baylor (5-11, 198 pounds)
Saleh got used to Jimmie Ward being a versatile cover man for the 49ers and he can find his own version to help him in zone with great smarts and instincts and hold down the nickel well against run and pass.
39. Chicago Bears
- Roger McCreary, CB, Auburn (5-11, 190 pounds)
The Bears were terrible at cornerback away from young rising star Jaylon Johnson and need to add a solid coverage option for new defensive-minded head coach Matt Eberflus. McCreary offers good size, physicality and fluidity.
40. Seattle Seahawks (from Broncos)
- Kyler Gordon, CB, Washington (5-11, 194 pounds)
Gordon doesn’t need to go far should this pick go down as his size, physicality and aggressiveness would be fits in what Pete Carroll wants in a corner.
41. Seattle Seahawks
- Daxton Hill, S, Michigan (6-0, 191 pounds)
Jamal Adams has been a letdown. The Seahawks shouldn’t mind going back-to-back for the secondary to get Hill’s speed, quickness, smarts and instincts on the field for them next to Quandre Diggs.
42. Indianapolis Colts (from Commanders)
Bernhard Raimann, OT, Central Michigan (6-6, 303 pounds)
The Colts need to better protect new starting quarterback Matt Ryan by replacing Eric Fisher. Why not tap into Fisher’s alma mater for help? Indianapolis can grab the high upside Austrian, who will provide a nice blend of strength and athleticism.
43. Atlanta Falcons
Christian Watson, WR, North Dakota State (6-4, 208 pounds)
The Falcons have thinned out at wide receiver for new QB Marcus Mariota with Calvin Ridley suspended and Russell Gage gone in free agency. Watson has the size, speed and work ethic to be appealing as a potential No. 1.
44. Cleveland Browns
- Perrion Winfrey, DT, Oklahoma (6-4, 292 pounds)
The Browns are pretty weak inside next to Myles Garrett. They could use a powerful presence such as Winfrey, who also has a nice wingspan.
45. Baltimore Ravens
Nicholas Petit-Frere, OT, Ohio State (6-5, 316 pounds)
The Ravens need some depth and versatility behind Ronnie Staley and newcomer Morgan Moses given the latter’s injury history. Petit-Frere has experience starting well on either side.
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46. Minnesota Vikings
Skyy Moore, WR, Western Michigan (5-10, 195 pounds)
The Vikings need to add some more speed and slot versatility to complement Justin Jefferson and aging Adam Thielen for Kirk Cousins. This will help new coach Kevin O’Connell take the passing game to higher big-play level.
47. Washington Commanders (from Colts)
Matt Corral, QB, Ole Miss (6-0, 200 pounds)
The Commanders acquired Carson Wentz but they should know they need to have a contingency after what happened with him in Indianapolis. This is good value to take a shot on Corral’s combination of athleticism and an aggressive big arm.
48. Chicago Bears (from Chargers)
Daniel Faalele, OT, Minnesota (6-8, 384 pounds)
The Bears should consider an upside tackle to potentially help Justin Fields given Teven Jenkins and Larry Borom have proved to be shaky bookends. The Australian is an intriguing development athlete.
49. New Orleans Saints
- Carson Strong, QB, Nevada (6-3, 220 pounds)
The Saints addressed offensive tackle in the first round and should stash a QB should the right value come along for their offense. Strong can give them an option to bring along behind or potentially compete with Winston while Dalton serves as the veteran backup.
50. Kansas City Chiefs (from Dolphins)
- Christian Harris, LB, Alabama (6-0, 226 pounds)
The Chiefs could use some help in the middle between Nick Bolton and Willie Gay and this rangy playmaker who can do everything well provides great sleeper value here.
51. Philadelphia Eagles
Darian Kinnard, G, Kentucky (6-5, 322 pounds)
The Eagles need to consider interior line with a replacement for retired Brandon Brooks and can afford to address guard after going wide receiver, edge rusher and linebacker in the first round.
52. Pittsburgh Steelers
- Chad Muma, LB, Wyoming (6-3, 239 pounds)
The Steelers did get Myles Jack to help Devin Bush but both are coming off shaky seasons shoring up the middle. Muma would provide some good swing depth behind them before emerging as a key cover player in their front seven.
53. Green Bay Packers (from Raiders)
- Arnold Ebiketie, EDGE, Penn State (6-2, 250 pounds)
The Packers need to get stronger in their pass-rush rotation to support Rashan Gary and Preston Smith and Ebiketie is a good fit here.
54. New England Patriots
Logan Hall, EDGE, Houston (6-6, 283 pounds)
Hall is the versatile pass rusher Bill Belichick likes with size, explosiveness and great moves for either the inside or outside.
55. Arizona Cardinals
Breece Hall, RB, Iowa State (5-11, 217 pounds)
The Cardinals can replace free agent departure Chase Edmonds with this complete big-play runner who can complement Kyler Murray well.
56. Dallas Cowboys
DeMarvin Leal, DT/DE, Texas A&M (6-4, 283 pounds)
Leal’s versatility would be good for Dan Quinn as he can help Dallas be more disruptive overall inside.
57. Buffalo Bills
Kenneth Walker III, RB, Michigan State (5-10, 210 pounds)
The Bills can’t sleep should Walker fall a little bit despite the fact he’s a complete back and they got a good finish with Devin Singletary last season. Walker can add a more consistent rushing element to their offense.
58. Atlanta Falcons (from Titans)
Travis Jones, DT, Connecticut (6-4, 325 pounds)
The Falcons could use a boost in the 3-4 nose next to Grady Jarrett and Jones has been a rising star in recent workouts.
59. Green Bay Packers
- Phidarian Mathis, DT Alabama (6-4, 310 pounds)
The Packers would be fine bolstering nose tackle Kenny Clark in their three-man front.
60. Tampa Bay Buccaneers
- Jalen Wydermyer, TE, Texas A&M (6-3, 255 pounds)
The Buccaneers aren’t sure about Rob Gronkowski’s future with the team and need some depth anyway with O.J. Howard leaving in free agency.
61. San Francisco 49ers
- Nik Bonitto, EDGE, Oklahoma (6-3, 248 pounds)
The 49ers need some pass-rush versatility behind Nick Bosa and Bonitto can provide that and help elsewhere in the passing game, too.
62. Kansas City Chiefs
- Tariq Woolen, CB, Texas-San Antonio (6-4, 205 pounds)
After not bringing back Tyrann Mathieu and Charvarius Ward in free agency, the Chiefs need to be in the market for a versatile cover man rather early. Woolen stands out for his size in either man or zone looks.
63. Cincinnati Bengals
- Drake Jackson, EDGE, USC (6-3, 254 pounds)
The Bengals need some situational pass-rush help behind Trey Hendrickson and Sam Hubbard and Jackson would be a good fit in their scheme with his agility and versatility.
64. Denver Broncos (from Rams)
- Kingsley Enagbare, EDGE, South Carolina (6-4, 258 pounds)
The Broncos need to rebuild their second level pass rush next to Bradley Chubb after getting Randy Gregory to play end in their 3-4. Enagbare can be a complementary intimidating force.
65. Jacksonville Jaguars
- Cameron Thomas, EDGE, San Diego State (6-4, 267 pounds)
The Jaguars landed Hutchinson early to likely play outside linebacker in their 3-4 opposite and with more pass-rush pop needed on their defensive line, Thomas is too good of a rising value to pass up here with so many picks available to them.
66. Detroit Lions
- Sam Howell, QB, North Carolina (6-0, 218 pounds)
The Lions should consider quarterback wherever there’s a good feel for it after No. 2 overall and after passing on the position in the first round, it’s worth taking a cheaper look at Howell’s polished arm and athletic skill set beyond Jared Goff.
67. New York Giants
- Cade Otton, TE, Washington (6-5, 247 pounds)
The Giants have moved on from Evan Engram, Kyle Rudolph and Kaden Smith and signed journeyman Ricky Seals-Jones in free agency to give them a viable option. Otton can provide a dynamic, athletic pass-catcher for Daniel Jones while he rounds out his blocking.
68. Houston Texans
- James Cook, RB, Georgia (5-11, 199 pounds)
The Texans cannot go into the season with Rex Burkhead as their lead back. Georgia has been a factory for top-flight backs and Cook may not be a natural workhorse like his older brother Dalvin, but he has share of explosive qualities.
69. New York Jets
- Myjai Sanders, EDGE, Cincinnati (6-5, 228 pounds)
Sanders has become polarizing as a prospect because of his boom-or-bust freaky flashy pass-rush skills. The Jets, however, already are going for ceiling over floor with Thibodeaux so they might as well get a double shoe of it.
70. Jacksonville Jaguars (from Panthers)
- Quay Walker, LB, Georgia (6-4, 241 pounds)
The Jaguars spent a ton on former Falcon Foyesade Oluokun to shore up half of their inside linebacker corps and here’s chance to get explosive and active next to him, too.
71. Chicago Bears
- Jalen Tolbert, WR, South Alabama (6-1, 194 pounds)
Justin Fields and Darnell Mooney need some help beyond cheap veteran additions with Allen Robinson leaving in free agency. Tolbert has intriguing raw skills including size and speed to think he can develop into the ideal No. 2 with better hands and routes.
72. Seattle Seahawks
- Sam Williams, EDGE, Ole Miss (6-4, 261 pounds)
The Seahawks need to get their pass rush back up to speed to Pete Carroll’s liking and Williams can help with his wide area of quick moves.
73. Indianapolis Colts (from Commanders)
- George Pickens, WR, Georgia (6-3, 200 pounds)
The Colts need to give Matt Ryan more reliable help to complement Michael Pittman Jr. and Parris Campbell with Zach Pascal gone and T.Y. Hilton unsigned. If Pickens stay healthy with his size, speed, physicality, he can emerge as the true No. 1.
74. Atlanta Falcons
- Channing Tindall, LB, Georgia (6-2, 230 pounds)
Tindall can help the Falcons make up for the tough loss of Oluokun with his own brand of speedy and rangy playmaking.
75. Denver Broncos
- Isaiah Likely, TE, Coastal Carolina (6-4, 245 pounds)
The Broncos are thin at tight end beyond Albert Okwuegbunam after including Noah Fant in the Russell Wilson trade. Likely has some of the same explosive pass-catching qualities.
76. Baltimore Ravens
- JoJo Domann, LB, Nebraska (6-1, 228 pounds)
The Ravens love Patrick Queen but Malik Harrison has become a major liability inside. Domann can provide a huge boost for them with his special coverage skills.
77. Minnesota Vikings
Jeremy Ruckert, TE, Ohio State (6-6, 252 pounds)
The Vikings lost Tyler Conklin in free agency and with Ruckert, they can get some of receiving pop back to better complement returning Irv Smith Jr. in 12 personnel.
78. Cleveland Browns
Greg Dulcich, TE, UCLA (6-4, 243 pounds)
The Browns cut Austin Hooper and still have some wide receiver questions inside after trading for Amari Cooper. Dulcich can be a dynamic hybrid target for Deshaun Watson.
79. Los Angeles Chargers
- Derion Kendrick, CB, Georgia (5-11, 194 pounds)
The Chargers landed J.C. Jackson in free agency and Kendrick can further boost their coverage as a rangy complement.
80. Houston Texans (from New Orleans Saints)
David Bell, WR, Purdue (6-0, 212 pounds)
The Texans still have the combination of Brandin Cooks and Nico Collins but could use to further boost their strength and big-play ability at the position, which Bell can provide.
81. New York Giants (from Miami Dolphins)
- Leo Chenal, LB, Wisconsin (6-3, 250 pounds)
The Giants need to inject youthful playmaking juice into the second level and Chenal is an active upfield player against the run and in the pass rush who can grow quickly as a cover man.
82. Atlanta Falcons (from Indianapolis Colts)
Calvin Austin III, WR, Memphis (5-8, 170 pounds)
The Falcons grabbed a wideout in this mock but they shouldn’t mind going for two to push the passing game into a high gear again. He is an excellent undersized quick complement to Watson in the open field.
83. Philadelphia Eagles
Isaiah Spiller, RB, Texas A&M (6-0, 217 pounds)
The Eagles have been lukewarm on Miles Sanders with their new coaching staff so they can displace him like they did Hurts with Pickett. Spiller is a physical back who can complement Boston Scott and Kenneth Gainwell well.
84. Pittsburgh Steelers
- Sean Rhyan, OT/G, UCLA (6-5, 321 pounds)
The Steelers are looking to get more powerful in run blocking to boost Najee Harris and even with some good interior pickups it’s hard to pass on Rhyan’s potential to play outside, too.
85. New England Patriots
- Damone Clark, LB, LSU (6-2, 239 pounds)
The Patriots let Kyle Van Noy go and didn’t re-sign Dont’a Hightower. Bill Belichick can work well with Clark’s strength and athleticism to turn him into a reliable leader and playmaker.
86. Las Vegas Raiders
Dylan Parham, G, Memphis (6-2, 315 pounds)
The Raiders need some powerful run blocking and Parham can deliver just that.
87. Arizona Cardinals
Tyler Smith, G, Tulsa (6-5, 324 pounds)
The Cardinals also have become a power running team at heart with James Conner and Smith is a similar prospect to Parham.
88. Dallas Cowboys
- Nick Cross, S, Maryland (6-0, 212 pounds)
The Cowboys got a nice season from Jayron Kearse but Donovan Wilson is a liability next to him. Cross can be an absolute upfield thumper against the run with keen blitzing efficiency.
89. Buffalo Bills
- Khalil Shakir, WR, Boise State (6-0, 190 pounds)
The Bills are set with Stefon Diggs, Gabriel Davis and Jamison Crowder for their 11 personnel, but they need to replenish some depth and Shakir can develop quickly as a potential slot replacement for Crowder in 2023.
90. Tennessee Titans
- Cole Strange, G, Chattanooga (6-5, 307 pounds)
The Titans have limited depth at guard around center Ben Jones. Strange offers natural size and strength and has untapped athleticism.
91. Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Marcus Jones, CB/S, Houston (5-8, 174 pounds)
Jones, with some Mathieu-like qualities in how he makes plays on the ball in coverage, can offer some inside versatility for Todd Bowles to help replace Jordan Whitehead.
92. Green Bay Packers
- Charlie Kolar, TE, Iowa State (6-6, 252 pounds)
The Packers brought back Robert Tonyan but they need to create better downfield receiving opportunities in 12 personnel for Rodgers and Kolar has intriguing wideout hybrid skills.
93. San Francisco 49ers
- Cam Taylor-Britt, CB, Nebraska (5-11, 196 pounds)
The 49ers did spent to get Charvarius Ward but use more playmaking pop in subpackages and Taylor-Britt is one aggressive cover man.
94. Kansas City Chiefs
- Matthew Butler, DT, Tennessee (6-4, 297 pounds)
The Chiefs need to beef up their defensive front minus Jarran Reed and Steve Spagnuolo can use Butler in a variety of rotational roles.
95. Cincinnati Bengals
- John Ridgeway, DT, Arkansas (6-5, 321 pounds)
The Bengals also need to replenish their interior rotation with multiple bodies and Ridgeway is a classic run stuffer.
96. Denver Broncos (from Rams)
- Brian Robinson, RB, Alabama (6-2, 225 pounds)
The Broncos need to get a complementary power back to replace Melvin Gordon with Javonte Williams. Robinson is a bruiser and strong finisher, built out of a familiar Crimson Tide mold.
97. Detroit Lions (compensatory)
- Mykael Wright, CB, Oregon (5-10, 173 pounds)
The Lions need more versatile and reliable players in coverage to use in a variety of roles and Wright is a solid solution.
98. New Orleans Saints (compensatory)
Brian Asamoah, LB, Oklahoma (6-0, 226 pounds)
The Saints need to think about reinforcing their second level with youth and Asamoah’s speed and quickness will allow him to flash before rounding out his physicality for an every-down option.
99. Cleveland Browns (compensatory)
Wan’Dale Robinson, WR, Kentucky (5-8, 178 pounds)
After taking Dulcich to create some mismatches, the Browns should also think about giving Watson a bona fide big playmaker, either in Robinson stretching the field or getting downfield quickly after the catch.
100. Baltimore Ravens (compensatory)
Coby Bryant, CB, Cincinnati (6-1, 193 pounds)
The Ravens can wait to address their need at corner with good depth in the draft. Bryant, named after the NBA legend, complemented Gardner well with smart, strong coverage.
101. Philadelphia Eagles (from Saints, compensatory)
- Max Mitchell, OT, Louisiana (6-6, 307 pounds)
The Eagles get land an offensive tackle with some raw talent and nice athletic upside who can be a good stash behind Andre Dillard and Lane Johnson.
102. Miami Dolphins (from 49ers, compensatory)
Jamaree Salyer, OT, Georgia (6-4, 325 pounds)
The Dolphins got busy in free agency in landing Terron Armstead and Connor Williams but shouldn’t be done thinking of ways to keep upgrading up front for Mike McDaniel. Salyer has the skill set to displace Austin Jackson on the right side.
103. Kansas City Chiefs (compensatory)
- Braxton Jones, OT, Southern Utah State (6-5, 310 pounds)
The Chiefs franchise-tagged Orlando Brown Jr. but need to think about a contingency and develop good pass protection depth behind him. Jones can provide that and can displace Lucas Niang on the right side in not too long with improved run blocking.
104. Los Angeles Rams (compensatory)
- Josh Jobe, CB, Alabama (5-11, 182 pounds)
The Rams have become thin at corner opposite Jalen Ramsey with Josh Hill and Darious Williams leaving in free agency the past two seasons and Jobe is a nice way to address that.
105. San Francisco 49ers
- Alec Pierce, WR, Cincinnati (6-3, 211 pounds)
The 49ers will find it hard to resist adding another big playmaker to support Deebo Samuel and Brandon Aiyuk. Pierce has appeal because of being able to stretch the field and play off what Samuel, Aiyuk and George Kittle do on intermediate routes.
106. Jacksonville Jaguars: Justyn Ross, WR, Clemson (6-4, 205 pounds)
107. Houston Texans (from Lions through Browns): Thayer Munford Jr., G, Ohio State (6-6, 321 pounds)
108. Houston Texans: Darrian Beavers, LB, Cincinnati (6-4, 237 pounds)
109. Seattle Seahawks (from Jets): Kellen Diesch, OT, Arizona State (6-7, 300 pounds)
110. Baltimore Ravens (from Giants): Haskell Garrett, DT, Ohio State (6-2, 300 pounds)
111. New York Jets (from Panthers): Troy Anderson, LB, Montana State (6-3, 243 pounds)
112. New York Giants (from Bears): Rachaad White, RB, Arizona State (6-0, 214 pounds)
113. Washington Commanders: M.J. Emerson, CB, Mississippi State (6-2, 200 pounds)
114. Atlanta Falcons: Jelani Woods, TE, Virginia (6-7, 259 pounds)
115. Denver Broncos: Bryan Cook, S, Cincinnati (6-1, 206 pounds)
116. Denver Broncos (from Seahawks): Abraham Lucas, OT, Washington State (6-6, 315 pounds)
117. New York Jets (from Vikings): Zach Tom, G, Wake Forest (6-5, 295 pounds)
118. Cleveland Browns: Tyreke Smith, EDGE, Ohio State (6-3, 254 pounds)
119. Baltimore Ravens: Verone McKinley III, S, Oregon (5-11, 194 pounds)
120. New Orleans Saints: Zach Carter, DT, Florida (6-4, 285 pounds)
121. Kansas City Chiefs (from Dolphins): Mario Goodrich, CB, Clemson (6-0, 176 pounds)
122. Indianapolis Colts: Bailey Zappe, QB, Western Kentucky (6-1, 220 pounds)
123. Los Angeles Chargers: Brandon Smith, LB, Penn State (6-3, 241 pounds)
124. Philadelphia Eagles: Alontae Taylor, CB, Tennessee (6-0, 199 pounds)
125. Miami Dolphins (from Steelers): Akayleb Evans, CB, Missouri (6-1, 201 pounds)
126. Las Vegas Raiders: Thomas Booker, DT, Stanford (6-3, 301 pounds)
127. New England Patriots: Joshua Williams, CB, Fayetteville State (6-3, 195 pounds)
128. Baltimore Ravens (from Cardinals): Spencer Burford, G, Texas-San Antonio (6-4, 304 pounds)
129. Dallas Cowboys: Jake Ferguson, TE, Wisconsin (6-5, 250 pounds)
130. Buffalo Bills: Alec Lindstrom, G, Boston College (6-3, 296 pounds)
131. Tennessee Titans: Hassan Haskins, RB, Michigan (6-2, 228 pounds)
132. Green Bay Packers: Dohnovan West, C, Arizona State (6-3, 296 pounds)
133. Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Tyler Badie, RB, Missouri (5-8, 197 pounds)
134. San Francisco 49ers: Ed Ingram, G, LSU (6-3, 307 pounds)
135. Kansas City Chiefs: Tyler Allgeier, RB, BYU (5-11, 220 pounds)
136. Cincinnati Bengals: Kalia Davis, DT, UCF (6-1, 302 pounds)
137. Carolina Panthers (from Rams through Texans): Jack Coan, QB, Notre Dame (6-3, 218 pounds)
138. Pittsburgh Steelers (compensatory): Rasheed Walker, OT, Penn State (6-6, 320 pounds)
139. Baltimore Ravens (compensatory): DeAngelo Malone, EDGE, Western Kentucky (6-3, 243 pounds)
140. Green Bay Packers (compensatory): Chase Lucas, CB, Arizona State (5-11, 180 pounds)
141. Baltimore Ravens (compensatory): Montaric Brown, CB, Arkansas (6-0, 196 pounds)
142. Los Angeles Rams (compensatory): Cam Jurgens, G, Nebraska (6-3, 303 pounds)
143. Tennessee Titans (compensatory): Dane Belton, S, Iowa (6-1, 205 pounds)
144. Carolina Panthers (from Jaguars): Tyrese Robinson, G, Oklahoma (6-3, 217 pounds)
145. Denver Broncos (from Lions): Jesse Luketa, LB, Penn State (6-3, 253 pounds)
146. New York Jets: Romeo Doubs, WR, Nevada (6-2, 201 pounds)
147. New York Giants: Joshua Paschal, EDGE, Kentucky (6-3, 268 pounds)
148. Chicago Bears (from Texans): Dominique Robinson, EDGE, Miami (Ohio) (6-5, 253 pounds)
149. Carolina Panthers: Terrel Bernard, LB, Baylor (6-1, 224 pounds)
150. Chicago Bears: Kerby Joseph, S, Illinois (6-1, 203 pounds)
151. Atlanta Falcons: Kyren Williams, RB, Notre Dame (5-9, 194 pounds)
152. Seattle Seahawks (from Broncos): Luke Goedeke, OT, Central Michigan (6-5, 310 pounds)
153. Seattle Seahawks: Zyon McCollum, CB, Sam Houston State (6-4, 195 pounds)
154. Philadelphia Eagles (from Commanders): Noah Ellis, DT, Idaho (6-4, 367 pounds)
155. Dallas Cowboys (from Browns): Neil Farrell, DT, LSU (6-4, 325 pounds)
156. Minnesota Vikings (from Ravens): Zamir White, RB, Georgia (6-1, 215 pounds)
157. Jacksonville Jaguars (from Vikings): Dameon Pierce, RB, Florida (5-10, 218 pounds)
158. New England Patriots (from Dolphins): Luke Fortner, C, Kentucky (6-6, 300 pounds)
159. Indianapolis Colts: Grant Calcaterra, TE, SMU (6-5, 247 pounds)
160. Los Angeles Chargers: Lecitus Smith, G, Virginia Tech (6-3, 315 pounds)
161. New Orleans Saints: Ben Brown, G, Ole Miss (6-5, 315 pounds)
162. Philadelphia Eagles: Kevin Austin Jr., WR, Notre Dame (6-2, 215 pounds)
163. New York Jets (from Steelers): Jack Sanborn, LB, Wisconsin (6-2, 236 pounds)
164. Las Vegas Raiders (from Patriots): Jerome Ford, RB, Cincinnati (5-10, 210 pounds)
165. Las Vegas Raiders: Cordale Flott, CB, LSU (6-1, 165 pounds)
166. Philadelphia Eagles (from Cardinals): Tyquan Thornton, WR, Baylor (6-3, 182 pounds)
167. Dallas Cowboys: Tariq Castro-Fields, CB, Penn State (6-0, 194 pounds)
168. Buffalo Bills: Eyioma Uwazurike, DT, Iowa State (6-6, 320 pounds)
169. Tennessee Titans: Marquis Hayes, G, Oklahoma (6-5, 324 pounds)
170. Houston Texans (from Buccaneers through Patriots): Chris Paul, G, Tulsa (6-4, 324 pounds)
171. Green Bay Packers: T.J. Pledger, RB, Utah (5-9, 196 pounds)
172. San Francisco 49ers: Sterling Weatherford, S, Miami (Ohio) (6-4, 221 pounds)
173. New York Giants (from Chiefs through Ravens): Cade Mays, T/G, Tennessee (6-6, 325 pounds)
174. Cincinnati Bengals: Matt Araiza, P, San Diego State (6-2, 200 pounds)
175. Los Angeles Rams: Malcolm Rodriguez, LB, Oklahoma State (5-11, 225 pounds)
176. Dallas Cowboys (compensatory): Josh Johnson, WR, Tulsa (5-11, 179 pounds)
177. Detroit Lions (compensatory): Bam Knight, RB, NC State (5-11, 210 pounds)
178. Dallas Cowboys (compensatory): Obinna Eze, OT, TCU (6-6, 321 pounds)
179. Indianapolis Colts (compensatory): Pierre Strong, RB, South Dakota State (5-11, 205 pounds)
180. Jacksonville Jaguars: Micah McFadden, LB, Indiana (6-1, 240 pounds)
181. Detroit Lions: Chigoziem Okokowo, TE, Maryland (6-2, 244 pounds)
182. New York Giants: Jordan Stout, P, Penn State (6-3, 209 pounds)
183. New England Patriots (from Texans): Otito Ogbonnia, DT, UCLA (6-4, 320 pounds)
184. Minnesota Vikings (from Jets): Smoke Monday, S, Auburn (6-3, 199 pounds)
185. Buffalo Bills (from Panthers): Tre Turner, WR, Virginia Tech (6-2, 190 pounds)
186. Chicago Bears: Kyle Phillips, WR, UCLA (5-11, 191 pounds)
187. San Francisco 49ers (from Broncos): Daniel Bellinger, TE, San Diego State (6-6, 255 pounds)
188. Jacksonville Jaguars (from Seahawks): Logan Bruss, G/T, Wisconsin (6-5, 316 pounds)
189. Washington Commanders: D’Marco Jackson, LB, Appalachian State (6-1, 230 pounds)
190. Atlanta Falcons: Cordell Volson, OT, North Dakota State (6-7, 313 pounds)
191. Minnesota Vikings (from Ravens through Chiefs): Jayden Peevy, DT, Texas A&M (6-6, 315 pounds)
192. Minnesota Vikings: Matt Waletzko, OT, North Dakota (6-7, 305 pounds)
193. Dallas Cowboys (from Browns): Cameron Dicker, K, Texas (6-1, 220 pounds)
194. New Orleans Saints (from Colts through Eagles): Cole Turner, TE, Nevada (6-6, 246 pounds)
195. Los Angeles Chargers: D’Vonte Price, RB, Florida International (6-1, 210 pounds)
196. Baltimore Ravens (from Dolphins): Jalen Nailor, WR, Michigan State (6-0, 190 pounds)
197. Jacksonville Jaguars (from Eagles): Justin Shaffer, G, Georgia (6-4, 330 pounds)
198. Jacksonville Jaguars (from Steelers): Markquese Bell, S, Florida A&M (6-3, 205 pounds)
199. Carolina Panthers (from Raiders): James Mitchell, DT, Virginia Tech (6-3, 255 pounds)
200. New England Patriots: Curtis Brooks, DT, Cincinnati (6-2, 287 pounds)
201. Arizona Cardinals: Ty Fryfogle, WR, Indiana (6-2, 205 pounds)
202. Cleveland Browns (from Cowboys): Quan White, RB, South Carolina (6-1, 125 pounds)
203. Buffalo Bills: Yusuf Corker, S, Kentucky (6-0, 197 pounds)
204. Tennessee Titans: JT Woods, S, Baylor (6-2, 193 pounds)
205. Houston Texans (from Packers): LaBryan Ray, DT/DE, Alabama (6-5, 285 pounds)
206. Denver Broncos (from Buccaneers through Jets and Eagles): Bubba Bolden, S, Miami (6-3, 204 pounds)
207. Houston Texans (from 49ers through Jets): Dontario Drummond, WR, Ole Miss (6-0, 215 pounds)
208. Pittsburgh Steelers (from Chiefs): Leon O’Neal Jr, S, Texas A&M (6-1, 210 pounds)
209. Cincinnati Bengals: Velus Jones Jr., WR, Tennessee (6-0, 200 pounds)
210. New England Patriots (from Rams): Amari Barno, EDGE, Virginia Tech (6-6, 245 pounds)
211. Los Angeles Rams (compensatory): Isaiah Thomas, EDGE, Oklahoma (6-5, 266 pounds)
212. Los Angeles Rams (compensatory): Luke Tenuta, OT, Virginia Tech (6-9, 322 pounds)
213. Atlanta Falcons (compensatory): Jermaine Waller, CB, Virginia Tech (6-1, 180 pounds)
214. Los Angeles Chargers (compensatory): Ty Chandler, RB, North Carolina (6-0, 210 pounds)
215. Arizona Cardinals (compensatory): Marquan McCall, DT, Kentucky (6-3, 379 pounds)
216. Indianapolis Colts (compensatory): Jeremiah Moon, LB, Florida (6-2, 245 pounds)
217. Detroit Lions (compensatory): Nephi Sewell, LB, Utah (6-0, 228 pounds)
218. Los Angeles Rams (compensatory): Aaron Hansford, LB, Texas A&M (6-3, 240 pounds)
219. Tennessee Titans (compensatory): Patrick Paul, OT, Houston (6-7, 305 pounds)
220. San Francisco 49ers (compensatory): Carson Wells, EDGE, Colorado (6-4, 250 pounds)
221. San Francisco 49ers (compensatory): Kennedy Brooks, RB, Oklahoma (5-11, 215 pounds)
222. Jacksonville Jaguars: Doug Kramer, C, Illinois (6-2, 305 pounds)
223. Cleveland Browns (from Detroit Lions): Darian Butler, LB, Arizona State (6-0, 225 pounds)
224. Miami Dolphins (from Texans through Patriots and Ravens): Jaivon Heiligh, WR, Coastal Carolina (6-2, 200 pounds)
225. Pittsburgh Steelers (from Jets): Jerrion Ealy, RB, Ole Miss (5-8, 190 pounds)
226. Cincinnati Bengals (from Giants): Luke Wattenberg, C, Washington (6-5, 300 pounds)
227. Las Vegas Raiders (from Panthers): Austin Deculus, OT, LSU (6-7, 325 pounds)
228. Green Bay Packers (from Bears through Texans): Josh Rivas, G, Kansas State (6-6, 317 pounds)
229. Seattle Seahawks: Bo Melton, WR, Rutgers (5-11, 195 pounds)
230. Washington Commanders: Derek Deese Jr., TE, San Jose State (6-4, 235 pounds)
231. Buffalo Bills (from Falcons): Brad Hawkins, S, Michigan (6-1, 221 pounds)
232. Denver Broncos: Nate Landman, LB, Colorado (6-3, 235 pounds)
233. Kansas City Chiefs (from Vikings): Adam Anderson, EDGE, Georgia (6-5, 230 pounds)
234. Denver Broncos (from Browns through Lions): Tycen Anderson, S, Toledo (6-2, 210 pounds)
235. Jacksonville Jaguars (from Ravens): C.J. Wright, DT, Georgia Southern (6-0, 285 pounds)
236. Los Angeles Chargers: Jeffrey Gunter, EDGE, Coastal Carolina (6-4, 260 pounds)
237. Philadelphia Eagles (from Saints): Blake Hayes, P, Illinois (6-4, 226 pounds)
238. Los Angeles Rams (from Dolphins): Danny Gray, WR, SMU (6-2, 199 pounds)
239. Indianapolis Colts: Malachi Carter, WR, Georgia Tech (6-3, 195 pounds)
240. Washington Commanders (from Eagles through Colts): Percy Butler, S, Louisiana-Lafayette (6-0, 190 pounds)
241. Pittsburgh Steelers: Reggie Roberson Jr. WR, SMU (6-1, 197 pounds)
242. Carolina Panthers (from Patriots through Dolphins): Charleston Rambo, WR, Miami (6-1, 185 pounds)
243. Kansas City Chiefs (from Raiders through Patriots): Vincent Gray, CB, Michigan (6-2, 192 pounds)
244. Arizona Cardinals: Jack Jones, CB, Arizona State (5-10, 175 pounds)
245. New England Patriots (from Cowboys through Texans): Skylar Thompson, QB, Kansas State (6-2, 220 pounds)
246. Cleveland Browns (from Bills): Cade York, K, LSU (6-1, 206 pounds)
247. Miami Dolphins (from Titans): Michael Clemons, EDGE, Texas A&M (6-5, 270 pounds)
248. Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Dustin Crum, QB, Kent State (6-3, 207 pounds)
249. Green Bay Packers: Ryan Van Demark, OT, Connecticut (6-7, 304 pounds)
250. Minnesota Vikings (from 49ers through Broncos): Chasen Hines, C, LSU (6-3, 327 pounds)
251. Kansas City Chiefs: Dare Rosenthal, OT, Kentucky (6-7, 290 pounds)
252. Cincinnati Bengals: Cobie Durant, CB, South Carolina State (5-10, 180 pounds)
253. Los Angeles Rams: Ryan Stonehouse, P, Colorado State (5-11, 185 pounds)
254. Los Angeles Chargers (compensatory): Dai’Jean Dixon, WR, Nicholls State (6-3, 205 pounds)
255. Los Angeles Chargers (compensatory): Chamarri Conner, CB, Virginia Tech (6-0, 205 pounds)
256. Arizona Cardinals (compensatory): Myron Tagovailoa-Amosa, EDGE, Notre Dame (6-3, 268 pounds)
257. Arizona Cardinals (compensatory): E.J. Perry, QB, Brown (6-2, 210 pounds)
258. Green Bay Packers (compensatory): Jake Hanson, LB, Illinois (6-1, 238 pounds)
259. Kansas City Chiefs (compensatory): Zakoby McClain, LB, Auburn (5-11, 228 pounds)
260. Los Angeles Chargers (compensatory): Chris Hinton, DT, MIchigan (6-4, 310 pounds)
261. Tampa Bay Buccaneers (compensatory): Slade Bolden, WR, Alabama (5-11, 194 pounds)
262. San Francisco 49ers (compensatory): Jason Poe, G/FB, Mercer (6-2, 295 pounds)