2022 7-Round NFL Mock Draft: Matt Corral and Ahmad Gardner in the top 5?

In our latest 7-Round 2022 NFL Mock Draft, cornerbacks and edge rushers rule the draft board -- does your team address their top need?

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Round 2 | 33-48

Let’s take a look at the second-round selections in our latest 7-Round 2022 NFL Mock Draft. Please note that the draft order used throughout this mock draft is current as of the completion of Week 5.

33) Detroit Lions: Drake Jackson, EDGE, USC

Drake Jackson’s traits are up there with the best players in this 2022 NFL Mock Draft. However, his motor runs cold at times, and he still needs to refine his hand usage. Nevertheless, the Lions like this value deal at EDGE. Jackson has star potential.

34) Jacksonville Jaguars: Martin Emerson, CB, Mississippi State

Even dating back to previous regimes, the Jaguars have proven to be fond of size on the boundary at cornerback. Martin Emerson sports a 6’2″ frame with impressive ball skills and physicality. He’s a Day 2 sleeper.

35) New York Jets: Treylon Burks, WR, Arkansas

How can we help Zach Wilson not suffer from drops anymore? Let’s draft a wide receiver with hands that require 5XL gloves. That’ll do the trick. On top of his strong hands, Treylon Burks brings a game-breaking combination of size and explosiveness downfield.

36) Miami Dolphins: Devin Lloyd, LB, Utah

It’s always smart to bet on instincts at linebacker. Devin Lloyd has that and more. Lloyd is long and athletic, but his experience, playmaking propensity, and quick reaction ability are ultimately what solidifies his status.

37) Philadelphia Eagles (from Indianapolis): Lewis Cine, S, Georgia

Have you seen Lewis Cine? This guy can cause a scene. He’s an aggressive, fast-flowing safety with great range and speed coming downhill. His addition helps further the Eagles’ secondary rebuild.

38) New York Giants: Christian Harris, LB, Alabama

If there’s a place where Christian Harris is going to be successful early, it’ll be a team that already has a MIKE in place. If he can be reactive as a WILL, Harris’ athleticism provides a lot of upside.

39) Houston Texans: Carson Strong, QB, Nevada

Carson Strong hasn’t progressed a great deal mentally this year, and he also has a knee injury in his past that might flag him in the spring. But he can be a franchise quarterback still. He provides good competition for Mills in Houston.

40) New England Patriots: Romeo Doubs, WR, Nevada

One pick after his quarterback, Romeo Doubs heads to the AFC as well, joining forces with Mac Jones. With his triple-sided separation, RAC, and downfield ability, Doubs can be a valuable weapon for New England.

41) Philadelphia Eagles: Boye Mafe, EDGE, Minnesota

Boye Mafe is 6’4″, 265 pounds, and according to Feldman’s Freaks List, he has a 4.57 40-yard dash and a 40.5-inch vertical. Those traits are translating to production this year, as Mafe has 5 sacks and 6 tackles for loss in five games.

42) San Francisco 49ers: Jalyn Armour-Davis, CB, Alabama

Josh Jobe has more name recognition, but I’d wager the better Alabama cornerback prospect this year is Jalyn Armour-Davis. Armour-Davis is long, smooth, patient, and natural with his footwork. He also flashes ball skills as well.

43) Seattle Seahawks: Jermaine Waller, CB, Virginia Tech

Perhaps one of the most underrated cornerbacks in the 2022 NFL Draft, Jermaine Waller has been excellent this season. He’s another long, fluid cornerback with great physicality and proactivity at the catch point.

44) Washington Football Team: Desmond Ridder, QB, Cincinnati

If teams wind up lower on this quarterback class, the opportunity could be there for a team like Washington to pick a high-upside quarterback in Round 2. That’s exactly what Desmond Ridder is — and he checks the character box as well.

45) Minnesota Vikings: Myjai Sanders, EDGE, Cincinnati

Historically, the Vikings have shown a willingness to experiment with lighter edge rushers. Seeing that they still have a need on the edge, Myjai Sanders fits the bill here. He’s explosive and long, and he’s been disruptive in 2021.

46) Pittsburgh Steelers: Trevor Penning, OT, Northern Iowa

The Steelers can’t make the same mistake in 2022 and put the cart before the horse. Offensive line comes right after quarterback. Trevor Penning may need refinement, but his combination of athletic and mental traits lends him great upside.

47) Kansas City Chiefs: Kyler Gordon, CB, Washington

Like his teammate, Kyler Gordon is an excellent athlete at the cornerback position. He’s finally realizing his potential this year, totaling 2 interceptions and 4 deflections in five games. He gives the Chiefs needed CB help.

48) Atlanta Falcons: Jordan Battle, S, Alabama

The Falcons’ rebuild continues, this time with an addition to the secondary. Jordan Battle can be a great complement to Richie Grant with his size, instincts, and willingness to come downhill and close on plays.

Round 2 | 49-64

What value picks can be had at the end of Round 2 in this 2022 NFL Mock Draft?

49) New Orleans Saints: Zach Harrison, DL, Ohio State

Zach Harrison is often listed as an edge rusher, and he certainly has upside there. He’s shown flashes of growth with his hands this year. But if he can reach 280 pounds, I think he translates even better as a hybrid 3-technique.

50) Cincinnati Bengals: Garrett Williams, CB, Syracuse

Chidobie Awuzie has been a pleasant surprise for the Bengals at cornerback, but on the flip side, Trae Waynes’ lack of availability has been a disappointment. Garrett Williams gives some playmaking ability at this position.

51) Denver Broncos: Darian Kinnard, OT, Kentucky

In the wake of the Ja’Wuan James saga, the Broncos still have yet to solve their right tackle position. In his slimmed form, Darian Kinnard could provide what they need. Kinnard brings great straight-line athleticism and power. Improving his hands, however, is key.

52) New York Jets (from Carolina): Isaiah Likely, TE, Coastal Carolina

How likely is it that I’m going to use yet another Likely pun for Isaiah Likely? Fairly likely. That may be lazy on my part, but this isn’t a lazy pick. Likely can be a valuable catalyst for Wilson and the Jets’ offense.

53) Chicago Bears: Jameson Williams, WR, Alabama

Before the season, John Metchie III was quickly anointed as the next great Alabama wide receiver. But quickly — both figuratively and literally — Jameson Williams has taken that mantle. He has elite speed and maximizes that speed through nuance.

54) Cleveland Browns: Jahan Dotson, WR, Penn State

Do you want a receiver who has spider-like hands? Do you want a receiver who has the vertical athleticism and contortion ability to corral off-target throws? Jahan Dotson should be near the top of your list. He’s an absolute baller.

55) Atlanta Falcons (from Tennessee): Rasheed Walker, OT, Penn State

Just as the Falcons need help on the defensive line, their offensive line has also quickly deteriorated. Rasheed Walker provides upside at multiple spots with his filled-out frame, length, and athleticism. He’s trending up a bit in 2021.

56) Los Angeles Rams: DeMarvion Overshown, LB, Texas

DeMarvion Overshown still needs to show more growth in a greater volume, but his flashes this year have been promising. Overshown has great size and length, and he accelerates with scary quickness when he recognizes plays. He has legitimate LB1 potential.

57) Las Vegas Raiders: Micheal Clemons, DL, Texas A&M

DeMarvin Leal gets the hype on the Aggies’ line — and deservedly so — but Micheal Clemons is incredibly talented in his own right. He offers inside/outside versatility with his length and athleticism, and his style is excitedly violent.

58) Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Cam Hart, CB, Notre Dame

At 6’2″, 207 pounds, Notre Dame’s Cam Hart is another sleeper at cornerback in this 2022 NFL Mock Draft. Hart shows off great closing burst for his size, and he’s been one of Notre Dame’s chief defensive playmakers thus far. He could be a Carlton Davis replacement.

59) Green Bay Packers: Brandon Joseph, S, Northwestern

The Packers shouldn’t stop seeking versatility and flexibility in their secondary. Brandon Joseph helps with that. Joseph is a playmaker in coverage, and he can help other defensive backs move around while he holds up the back end.

60) Buffalo Bills: Isaiah Spiller, RB, Texas A&M

For purposes of probability exploration, Isaiah Spiller doesn’t go first at his position in this mock. He is, however, my current RB1. Spiller brings size, burst, contact balance, and receiving ability. For Buffalo, he’s a true three-down back.

61) Dallas Cowboys: David Bell, WR, Purdue

If the Cowboys move on from Michael Gallup, there will be some incentive to resupply the receiving corps with top-level talent. David Bell fills that gap well and helps Dallas stay on the forefront of offensive production.

62) Los Angeles Chargers: Adam Anderson, EDGE, Georgia

Adam Anderson’s lighter frame isn’t translatable in every scheme, but it’s a perfect fit for Brandon Staley’s defense. Anderson has some of the best explosiveness and bend in this class, and he can put it to use opposite Joey Bosa.

63) Baltimore Ravens: Abraham Lucas, OT, Washington State

It’s been observed by many and said by many. But long-term, Alejandro Villanueva ain’t it at right tackle. If the Ravens can add a natural right tackle, they should. Abraham Lucas — a long and athletic tackle — checks that box.

64) Arizona Cardinals: Zay Flowers, WR, Boston College

With the long-term futures of both Christian Kirk and Andy Isabella uncertain, the Cardinals can’t get comfortable at wide receiver. Zay Flowers replenishes the team’s danger downfield with his explosiveness and searing separation ability.

Ian Cummings is a Draft Analyst for Pro Football Network. You can find his writing here and his voice and face on Pro Football Network Daily. Follow him on Twitter @ian_cummings_9.


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