2022 NFL Mock Draft: Indulging early-season overreactions

Humans overreact. It's what we do. Let's acknowledge and analyze early-season overreactions with this latest 7-round 2022 NFL Mock Draft.

2022 NFL Mock Draft | Round 3, Picks 65-76

65) Houston Texans
Tre’Vius Hodges-Tomlinson, CB, TCU

You want pests in your secondary. Pests are annoying. Pests are disruptive. And they make life harder on an offense. Tre’Vius Hodges-Tomlinson is that kind of player. He’s always near the ball, and he’s always annoying offenses.

66) Detroit Lions
Arnold Ebiketie, EDGE, Penn State

67) Jacksonville Jaguars
Jalen Wydermyer, TE, Texas A&M

68) New York Jets
Breece Hall, RB, Iowa State

Breece Hall doesn’t have elite contact balance for his size, which might ultimately cause a slide. But Hall is still a stellar creator with excellent vision and lateral agility. He’s a perfect fit for Mike LaFleur’s offense.

69) Cincinnati Bengals
Channing Tindall, LB, Georgia

70) Carolina Panthers
Jarrett Patterson, OL, Notre Dame

71) Philadelphia Eagles
Brian Asamoah II, LB, Oklahoma

72) Las Vegas Raiders
Derion Kendrick, CB, Georgia

Aside from Trayvon Mullen, the Raiders don’t have a lot of long-term options at cornerback. Playing in an elite Georgia defense, Derion Kendrick may ultimately be an option in April. He has good size, fluidity, and physicality in coverage.

73) New York Giants
Brandon Smith, LB, Penn State

74) Atlanta Falcons
Eric Gray, RB, Oklahoma

75) Chicago Bears
Ja’Sir Taylor, CB, Wake Forest

An intriguing riser, Ja’Sir Taylor had a pick-six and a punt return TD in Week 1 for Wake Forest. He’s another Feldman Freak — although he’s only 5’10”, 185 pounds, he has a 4.4 40-yard dash and a 38.5-inch vertical. He’s chippy, explosive, and incredibly dynamic.

76) Washington Football Team
Zion Nelson, OT, Miami

Round 3 | Picks 77-88

77) Arizona Cardinals
Kenneth Walker III, RB, Michigan State

Kenneth Walker III tore apart Northwestern’s defense to the tune of 264 yards and 4 touchdowns on 23 carries in Week 1. He can be a viable NFL running back with his burst, vision, and contact balance — especially at 5’10”, 210 pounds.

78) Pittsburgh Steelers
David Bell, WR, Purdue

79) Denver Broncos
Kedon Slovis, QB, USC

80) Minnesota Vikings
Lewis Cine, S, Georgia

Georgia defenders have monopolized Day 2 in this 2022 NFL Mock Draft, and that’s no accident. The Bulldogs boast a vast wealth of talent, and Lewis Cine — a rangy, physical safety who plays with his hair on fire — is near the top of the list.

81) New England Patriots
Travon Walker, DL, Georgia

82) Los Angeles Chargers
Jaxson Kirkland, OL, Washington

83) New York Giants
Abraham Lucas, OT, Washington State

84) Indianapolis Colts
Jalen Tolbert, WR, South Alabama

The depth of this receiver class is slowly improving, which might push players like Jalen Tolbert down the board. But on Day 2, Tolbert provides plenty of value. He’s a well-rounded receiving threat who can stretch the field for Frank Reich and the Colts.

85) Dallas Cowboys
Derick Hall, EDGE, Auburn

86) New Orleans Saints
Woodi Washington, CB, Oklahoma

87) Tennessee Titans
Jahleel Billingsley, TE, Alabama

There’s a lot of uncertainty surrounding Jahleel Billingsley‘s stock right now. And after Cameron Latu’s performance in Week 1, Billingsley might not be due for the same workload. Still, he has elite receiving potential and can be a steal this late.

88) Seattle Seahawks
Tyler Davis, DT, Clemson

Round 3 | Picks 89-100

89) Cleveland Browns
Isaiah Thomas, EDGE, Oklahoma

Isaiah Thomas was an absolute game-wrecker against Tulane in Week 1. He’s quietly leapfrogged Nik Bonitto as the Sooners’ best EDGE prospect. At 6’5″, 266 pounds, Thomas has a dangerous combination of length, explosiveness, and tenacity.

90) Los Angeles Rams
Tykee Smith, DB, Georgia

91) Miami Dolphins
Nakobe Dean, LB, Georgia

92) Baltimore Ravens
Zion Johnson, G, Boston College

93) Green Bay Packers
Justyn Ross, WR, Clemson

94) Buffalo Bills
Trae Barry, TE, Boston College

95) Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Sevyn Banks, CB, Ohio State

Athleticism has never been an issue for Sevyn Banks. He’s 6’1″, 200 pounds, and he had a 4.5 40-yard dash and a 42-inch vertical coming out of high school — after tearing his ACL. The questions revolve more around his processing, but Tampa has had success with athletic specimens like Sean Murphy-Bunting and Jamel Dean.

96) Kansas City Chiefs
Chamarri Conner, DB, Virginia Tech

97) New Orleans Saints
Jahan Dotson, WR, Penn State

98) San Francisco 49ers
Sam Williams, EDGE, Ole Miss

99) Baltimore Ravens
Amaré Barno, OLB, Virginia Tech

100) Los Angeles Rams
Daniel Faalele, OT, Minnesota

Round 4

101) Carolina Panthers
Alec Lindstrom, C, Boston College

102) Detroit Lions
Leon O’Neal Jr., S, Texas A&M

103) Jacksonville Jaguars
Garrett Williams, CB, Syracuse

104) Seattle Seahawks
Obinna Eze, OT, TCU

105) Cincinnati Bengals
Emil Ekiyor, G, Alabama

106) New York Jets
Jaquan Brisker, S, Penn State

107) Philadelphia Eagles
Quentin Lake, S, UCLA

108) Las Vegas Raiders
Kenny Pickett, QB, Pittsburgh

109) Baltimore Ravens
Jermaine Waller, CB, Virginia Tech

110) Atlanta Falcons
Charles Cross, OT, Mississippi State

111) New York Giants
Ricky Stromberg, C, Arkansas

112) Washington Football Team
Payton Wilson, LB, NC State

113) Arizona Cardinals
Nik Bonitto, OLB, Oklahoma

114) Pittsburgh Steelers
Jamaree Salyer, OL, Georgia

115) Denver Broncos
Deslin Alexandre, DL, Pittsburgh

116) New York Jets
Nehemiah Pritchett, CB, Auburn

117) New England Patriots
CJ Verdell, RB, Oregon

118) Los Angeles Chargers
Tariq Woolen, CB, UTSA

119) Miami Dolphins
Ali Gaye, EDGE, LSU

120) Indianapolis Colts
Brenton Cox Jr., EDGE, Florida

121) Dallas Cowboys
Haskell Garrett, DT, Ohio State

122) New Orleans Saints
JT Woods, S, Baylor

123) Tennessee Titans
Terrel Bernard, LB, Baylor

124) Seattle Seahawks
Ventrell Miller, LB, Florida

125) Cleveland Browns
Nick Broeker, OL, Ole Miss

126) Houston Texans
Rashad Wisdom, S, UTSA

127) San Francisco 49ers
Khalil Shakir, WR, Boise State

128) Baltimore Ravens
Ed Ingram, G, LSU

129) Green Bay Packers
Jeffrey Gunter, EDGE, Coastal Carolina

130) Buffalo Bills
Ainias Smith, WR, Texas A&M

131) Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Tyler Allgeier, RB, BYU

132) Kansas City Chiefs
Jaylon Robinson, WR, UCF

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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