2022 NFL Mock Draft: Panthers pick Malik Willis inside top 10, Garrett Wilson lands with Justin Jefferson


Alabama

• Jr

• 6’7″

/ 350 lbs

Projected Team

Jacksonville

PROSPECT RNK

6th

POSITION RNK

2nd

Neal is the best offensive tackle with the highest upside in this class given his size and athleticism. The Jaguars have to build their offensive front.

Michigan

• Sr

• 6’6″

/ 265 lbs

Projected Team

Detroit

PROSPECT RNK

4th

POSITION RNK

2nd

Hutchinson feels like a Dan Campbell type. He’s big, physical, with good pass-rush moves. He’ll be welcomed locally coming from Michigan.

Oregon

• Soph

• 6’5″

/ 258 lbs

Projected Team

Houston

PROSPECT RNK

3rd

POSITION RNK

1st

Davis Mills was plenty good enough as a rookie to keep the Texans from going quarterback here. They need another rusher on defense opposite Jonathan Greenard.

Mississippi State

• Soph

• 6’5″

/ 310 lbs

Projected Team

N.Y. Jets

PROSPECT RNK

13th

POSITION RNK

4th

Given that he’s super young and has ultra-smooth athleticism, Cross has major upside and the Jets need to shore up their blocking unit in front of Zach Wilson.

Pittsburgh

• Sr

• 6’3″

/ 220 lbs

Projected Team

N.Y. Giants

PROSPECT RNK

15th

POSITION RNK

2nd

Crazy, early right? Not really. Whoever the next coach is for the Giants will want his pick at quarterback, and he’d get the pick of litter in this scenario. Pickett erupted in his final season at Pittsburgh and is from New Jersey.

Liberty

• Jr

• 6’1″

/ 195 lbs

Projected Team

Carolina

PROSPECT RNK

17th

POSITION RNK

3rd

Sam Darnold is not the guy, Panthers. Willis has a rocket arm and insane athleticism but just needs time to fine-tune his decision-making skills.

NC State

• Soph

• 6’4″

/ 320 lbs

Projected Team

N.Y. Giants

PROSPECT RNK

10th

POSITION RNK

1st

Quarterback with the first pick, franchise right tackle with the second selection, and suddenly things are starting to look up for the Giants offensively.

LSU

• Jr

• 6’1″

/ 195 lbs

Projected Team

Atlanta

PROSPECT RNK

2nd

POSITION RNK

1st

Give me A.J. Terrell and Derek Stingley in the same secondary. The Falcons go defense instead of receiver here.

Georgia

• Jr

• 6’0″

/ 225 lbs

Projected Team

Denver

PROSPECT RNK

11th

POSITION RNK

1st

The Broncos have to address linebacker, regardless of who the next coach is. Dean is a cerebral lightning bolt on the field.

Notre Dame

• Jr

• 6’4″

/ 219 lbs

Projected Team

N.Y. Jets

PROSPECT RNK

1st

POSITION RNK

1st

The Jets get a magnificent playmaker in Hamilton at No. 10 overall. Awesome news for Robert Saleh.

Ole Miss

• Jr

• 6’2″

/ 205 lbs

Projected Team

Washington

PROSPECT RNK

14th

POSITION RNK

1st

This selection would make for a fun quarterback competition between Corral and Taylor Heinicke in training camp. They have similar skill sets.

Ohio State

• Jr

• 6’0″

/ 192 lbs

Projected Team

Minnesota

PROSPECT RNK

7th

POSITION RNK

1st

Wilson will provide Justin Jefferson a running mate on the perimeter in Minnesota.

Ohio State

• Sr

• 6’1″

/ 188 lbs

Projected Team

Cleveland

PROSPECT RNK

19th

POSITION RNK

3rd

Olave is a polished receiver who’d help get the most out of Baker Mayfield.

Cincinnati

• Jr

• 6’2″

/ 188 lbs

Projected Team

Baltimore

PROSPECT RNK

16th

POSITION RNK

2nd

Gardner is a nasty in-your-face cornerback who’ll immediately man the outside cornerback role in Baltimore’s blitz-happy, man-coverage scheme.

Iowa

• Jr

• 6’3″

/ 290 lbs

Projected Team

Philadelphia

PROSPECT RNK

5th

POSITION RNK

1st

Going from Jason Kelce to Linderbaum would be the natural progression at center for the Eagles.

Clemson

• Jr

• 6’0″

/ 200 lbs

Projected Team

Philadelphia

PROSPECT RNK

7th

POSITION RNK

1st

Booth is lightning quick and has tremendous ball skills. Nice combination for a cornerback.

Michigan

• Jr

• 6’5″

/ 250 lbs

Ojabo is raw, but man, his wins are of the All-Pro variety already because of his bend and burst.

Arkansas

• Jr

• 6’3″

/ 225 lbs

Projected Team

New Orleans

PROSPECT RNK

21st

POSITION RNK

4th

Burks is a bully on the perimeter with high-end YAC abilities because he’s not stiff and is a load to bring to the turf.

Purdue

• Jr

• 6’4″

/ 275 lbs

Projected Team

Philadelphia

PROSPECT RNK

9th

POSITION RNK

3rd

Karlaftis is a grown man up front with a complete skill set. He’ll replace Derek Barnett in Philadelphia.

Cincinnati

• Sr

• 6’4″

/ 215 lbs

Projected Team

Pittsburgh

PROSPECT RNK

104th

POSITION RNK

6th

Ridder is a super-experienced, successful quarterback from a smaller school with good improvisational ability and good arm talent. Sound like anybody the Steelers have had at quarterback?

Florida

• Jr

• 6’2″

/ 196 lbs

Projected Team

New England

PROSPECT RNK

16th

POSITION RNK

2nd

Elam is a long press man specialist, perfect for Bill Belichick’s defense.

Central Michigan

• Jr

• 6’7″

/ 305 lbs

Projected Team

Miami

PROSPECT RNK

19th

POSITION RNK

3rd

Rainmann is a former tight end who had high-quality film at Central Michigan and has legit NFL offensive tackle length and size.

Washington

• Soph

• 5’11”

/ 195 lbs

Projected Team

Las Vegas

PROSPECT RNK

48th

POSITION RNK

3rd

McDuffie is a versatile chess piece who can man multiple positions in the Raiders defense that still needs work.

USC

• Jr

• 6’5″

/ 210 lbs

Projected Team

Arizona

PROSPECT RNK

21st

POSITION RNK

4th

London is a silky smooth big man who stars when the ball is thrown a few feet above his head.

Texas A&M

• Jr

• 6’4″

/ 325 lbs

Projected Team

Cincinnati

PROSPECT RNK

12th

POSITION RNK

3rd

Green can play any spot up front and does so with balanced power. Good idea for the Joe Burrow-led Bengals.

Auburn

• Sr

• 6’0″

/ 190 lbs

Projected Team

Buffalo

PROSPECT RNK

29th

POSITION RNK

5th

McCreary gets it done with awesome technique and stellar football IQ. The Bills could use more reinforcement in their secondary.

Utah

• Jr

• 6’3″

/ 235 lbs

Projected Team

Detroit

PROSPECT RNK

18th

POSITION RNK

2nd

Lloyd is a rocket on the field and would bring a fast, physical presence to the Lions defense.

Purdue

• Jr

• 6’2″

/ 205 lbs

Projected Team

Dallas

PROSPECT RNK

38th

POSITION RNK

7th

Bell accumulated nearly 3,000 yards and 21 touchdowns in the past three seasons at Purdue. He’s not an athletic marvel but does everything well. This would be a Michael Gallup replacement.

San Diego State

• Jr

• 6’5″

/ 270 lbs

Projected Team

Kansas City

PROSPECT RNK

71st

POSITION RNK

8th

Thomas produced more as his career progressed at San Diego State. He’s the long, high-motor edge rusher Kansas City needs.

Michigan

• Jr

• 6’0″

/ 192 lbs

Projected Team

Tampa Bay

PROSPECT RNK

28th

POSITION RNK

2nd

Hill was a monster recruit for the Wolverines and played up to the expectations as a safety-slot cornerback hybrid with serious quicks and ball skills.

Northern Iowa

• Jr

• 6’7″

/ 321 lbs

Projected Team

Tennessee

PROSPECT RNK

43rd

POSITION RNK

8th

Penning is a tall, well-built, athletic blocker ready to rise boards after the Senior Bowl. The Titans have to work on the offensive front this offseason.

Houston

• Jr

• 6’6″

/ 275 lbs

Projected Team

Green Bay

PROSPECT RNK

32nd

POSITION RNK

2nd

The Packers love long, oversized, multi-faceted defensive linemen and that’s precisely what Hall is.



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