2022 NFL Mock Draft: Rounds 2 and 3 following Day 1

With Round 1 of the 2022 NFL Draft in the books, let's conduct a mock draft for Rounds 2-3 and predict who could land where.

With the first round over and all 32 picks in the books, let’s predict what Rounds 2 and 3 look like with this 2022 NFL Mock Draft. Will we see another run on receivers in Round 2 of the 2022 NFL Draft? How many more EDGE players fly off the board on Day 2? With several teams entering the fray for the first time this weekend, how will the board shake out across the next two rounds?

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2022 NFL Mock Draft: Round 2 | Picks 33-47

After surprisingly sliding out of Round 1, where will Malik Willis and Andrew Booth Jr. land in this 2022 NFL Mock Draft? Only one quarterback was taken on the first day in Las Vegas. How many will we see in Rounds 2 or 3?

33) Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Perrion Winfrey, DT, Oklahoma

After trading out of the first round, the Buccaneers add a powerful threat on the defensive front. Perrion Winfrey showcased his dominance for the Oklahoma Sooners this season but rose to prominence at the Senior Bowl. His combination of size, power, length, and explosion alongside Vita Vea is a frightening thought for opposing offensive coordinators.

34) Minnesota Vikings: Boye Mafe, EDGE, Minnesota

Although the Minnesota Vikings added Za’Darius Smith in free agency, that shouldn’t preclude them from adding extra talent on the edge. Touted as a first-round prospect after an exceptional pre-draft process, Boye Mafe gives them an explosive pass-rush prospect who combines impressive bend capacity with power to be a dangerous threat.

35) Tennessee Titans: Nakobe Dean, LB, Georgia

While linebacker might not be considered a top need for the Tennessee Titans, Nakobe Dean is too good of a prospect to allow him to slip any further. The Georgia linebacker plays the game at breakneck speed and is one of the top coverage linebackers in the nation. Possessing exceptional football intelligence, Dean can be a leader for the Titans’ defense.

36) New York Giants: Andrew Booth Jr., CB, Clemson

With James Bradberry on the trade block, the Giants continue their ludicrous start to the 2022 NFL Draft with the selection of Andrew Booth Jr. Getting my top EDGE, top offensive tackle, and now my top cornerback in the class really is the way to go about rebuilding a beleaguered franchise. Booth is fast, fluid, full of energy, and an insane disruptor at the catch point.

37) Houston Texans: Christian Watson, WR, North Dakota State

Having provided Davis Mills with a protective element in Kenyon Green, Houston uses the 37th overall pick of this 2022 NFL Mock Draft to further support their presumptive QB of the future. North Dakota State WR Christian Watson is a size-and-speed threat who adds after the catch value either downfield or used creatively out of the backfield.

38) New York Jets: Chad Muma, LB, Wyoming

With the EDGE and cornerback needs met, the Jets add a three-down linebacker to their roster with Wyoming’s Chad Muma. Possessing sideline-to-sideline range, Muma also poses a dangerous threat as a heat-seeking missile targeting backfield opponents. With excellent athleticism for his size, combined with impressive football intelligence, Muma is also impactful in coverage.

39) Chicago Bears: Alec Pierce, WR, Cincinnati

While some might consider offensive tackle the biggest need for the Chicago Bears with their first pick of the 2022 NFL Draft, there isn’t a prospect that you’d feel comfortable taking in this mock. Ryan Poles will feel comfortable taking a size and speed freak in the form of Cincinnati’s Alec Pierce to provide a go-to threat for second-year quarterback Justin Fields.

40) Seattle Seahawks: Desmond Ridder, QB, Cincinnati

Having secured their offensive line with the selection of Charles Cross, the Seattle Seahawks swoop in for their long-term Russell Wilson replacement. With a strong arm and impressive creative mobility, Desmond Ridder possesses Wilson’s abilities in an elongated frame. While he might not start immediately, Ridder to DK Metcalf might be an elite partnership down the road.

41) Seattle Seahawks: Kyler Gordon, CB, Washington

With their second pick in this 2022 NFL Mock Draft, the Seahawks begin to rebuild their defensive backfield with the selection of Washington’s Kyler Gordon. An exceptional athlete, Gordon plays the game with a devastating physicality that leaves his opponents reeling both in coverage and run support. For me, he’s the better of the two Washington CBs in this class.

42) Indianapolis Colts: Skyy Moore, WR, Western Michigan

With one of the barest WR receiver rooms in the NFL, it would be a huge surprise to see the Indianapolis Colts address any other position with their first pick. In this 2022 NFL Mock Draft, that comes in the form of explosive Western Michigan pass catcher Skyy Moore. Impressive route running and a dangerous after-the-catch threat make him an exciting weapon for Matt Ryan.

43) Atlanta Falcons: Malik Willis, QB, Liberty

Unbelievably, the Atlanta Falcons managed to secure their quarterback of the future in the second round. Many analysts felt Malik Willis was in play for the Falcons with the eighth overall pick. Willis’ upside is undeniable, as he brings a cannon for an arm, the ability to throw from multiple arm angles, and creative mobility not seen since Lamar Jackson entered the NFL.

44) Cleveland Browns: Travis Jones, DT, UConn

Having traded their first-round pick for Deshaun Watson, the Cleveland Browns open their account in this 2022 NFL Mock Draft with imposing UConn defensive tackle Travis Jones. A strong and versatile lineman who could play anywhere from nose out to 3-tech at the NFL level, Jones possesses dominating power, deceptive athleticism, and showcases remarkable pass-rush upside.

45) Baltimore Ravens: George Pickens, WR, Georgia

Having traded away Marquise Brown in a wild opening night trade, the Baltimore Ravens look to bolster their wide receiver group in this 2022 NFL Mock Draft. On talent alone, George Pickens is a devastatingly impactful pass catcher.

46) Detroit Lions: Christian Harris, LB, Alabama

With their hometown hero in Aidan Hutchinson secured and the game-changing wide receiver threat of Jameson Williams upgrading their offense, the Detroit Lions land an imposing linebacker in Alabama Christian Harris. He can fly downhill with devastating force and exceptional athleticism while also possessing coverage potential as a former defensive back.

47) Washington Commanders: Jaquan Brisker, S, Penn State

Having surprised with their early selection of Jahan Dotson, the Washington Commanders take advantage of a falling star at a position of need. Penn State safety Jaquan Brisker is a physical weapon who can lay the hammer down near the line of scrimmage. However, he also possesses the football intelligence and ball skills to do the business in coverage.

Oliver Hodgkinson is an NFL Draft and College Football Analyst for Pro Football Network. Check out the rest of his work here, and you can find him on Twitter: @ojhodgkinson.

Oliver Hodgkinson is an NFL Draft and College Football Analyst for Pro Football Network. Check out the rest of his work here, and you can find him on Twitter: @ojhodgkinson.

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