2022 NFL Mock Draft: Seahawks grab Matt Corral after trade, Kenny Pickett falls out of Round 1

Georgia

• Jr

• 6’5″

/ 272 lbs

Projected Team

Jacksonville

PROSPECT RNK

13th

POSITION RNK

1st

Walker has recently trended toward being the No. 1 overall pick, and that’s where he ultimately lands in this mock. He’s going to be the first pick. I think?

Michigan

• Sr

• 6’7″

/ 260 lbs

Projected Team

Detroit

PROSPECT RNK

1st

POSITION RNK

1st

Easy selection for the Lions. They keep Hutchinson local and add an alpha rusher to their defense.

LSU

• Jr

• 6’0″

/ 195 lbs

Projected Team

Houston

PROSPECT RNK

6th

POSITION RNK

2nd

Florida State

• Sr

• 6’5″

/ 254 lbs

Projected Team

N.Y. Jets

PROSPECT RNK

4th

POSITION RNK

1st

The Jets create the first major surprise of the first round, going with Johnson over Kayvon Thibodeaux.

Alabama

• Jr

• 6’7″

/ 337 lbs

Projected Team

N.Y. Giants

PROSPECT RNK

2nd

POSITION RNK

1st

The Giants plug Neal in at right tackle and are starting to feel happy about their offensive line.

Mississippi State

• Soph

• 6’5″

/ 307 lbs

Projected Team

Carolina

PROSPECT RNK

30th

POSITION RNK

2nd

The Panthers want to move back but also need a left tackle. They opt for Cross who’s an immediately started at a vital position.

Cincinnati

• Jr

• 6’3″

/ 190 lbs

Projected Team

N.Y. Giants

PROSPECT RNK

7th

POSITION RNK

1st

The Giants will love the press-man ability of Gardner with Wink Martindale now calling the shots on defense.

NC State

• Soph

• 6’4″

/ 310 lbs

Projected Team

N.Y. Jets

PROSPECT RNK

23rd

POSITION RNK

1st

Concerned about the Seahawks maybe going offensive tackle, the Jets move up to spots to land Ekwonu. It costs them No. 10, No. 111 and a 2023 fourth-rounder to do so.

Oregon

• Soph

• 6’4″

/ 254 lbs

Projected Team

Seattle

PROSPECT RNK

17th

POSITION RNK

2nd

The Seahawks jump at the opportunity to pick Thibodeaux here. Their defense needs loads of work.

USC

• Jr

• 6’4″

/ 219 lbs

Projected Team

Atlanta

PROSPECT RNK

3rd

POSITION RNK

1st

The Falcons are happy to slide back two picks and still land the big-bodied London.

Ohio State

• Jr

• 6’0″

/ 183 lbs

Projected Team

Washington

PROSPECT RNK

19th

POSITION RNK

3rd

The Commanders add another Ohio State receiver to add to their receiver room to pair with Terry McLaurin for Carson Wentz.

Alabama

• Jr

• 6’2″

/ 179 lbs

Projected Team

Philadelphia

PROSPECT RNK

5th

POSITION RNK

2nd

Loaded with draft ammo, the Eagles make a move to get Williams as they see him slip within striking distance. Philadelphia moves No. 83 in this trade.

Notre Dame

• Jr

• 6’4″

/ 220 lbs

Projected Team

Houston

PROSPECT RNK

18th

POSITION RNK

2nd

GM Nick Caserio knows the importance of quality, versatile safety play given his time in New England. This is an easy pick for the Texans, Hamilton falling into their lap.

Northern Iowa

• Jr

• 6’7″

/ 321 lbs

Projected Team

Baltimore

PROSPECT RNK

10th

POSITION RNK

4th

Penning feels like a Ravens blocker. He’s huge, overwhelmingly strong and excels in the run game.

Ohio State

• Sr

• 6’0″

/ 187 lbs

Projected Team

Minnesota

PROSPECT RNK

16th

POSITION RNK

3rd

The Vikings get and extra third-rounder and land Olave. Big wins at the start of the Kwesi Adofo-Mensah era.

Liberty

• Jr

• 6’1″

/ 219 lbs

Projected Team

New Orleans

PROSPECT RNK

8th

POSITION RNK

2nd

The Saints see a golden opportunity to groom Willis under Jameis Winston for a season.

Washington

• Soph

• 5’11”

/ 193 lbs

The Chargers want to add more talent to their secondary, even after signing J.C. Jackson. McDuffie learning from Jackson would be huge for his development.

Georgia

• Sr

• 6’6″

/ 341 lbs

Projected Team

Philadelphia

PROSPECT RNK

35th

POSITION RNK

8th

The Eagles are thrilled Davis was still available with their second pick and run the selection to the podium.

Tulsa

• Soph

• 6’4″

/ 324 lbs

Projected Team

New Orleans

PROSPECT RNK

26th

POSITION RNK

4th

The Saints have to address left tackle early, and they see mammoth upside with Smith.

Arkansas

• Jr

• 6’2″

/ 225 lbs

Projected Team

Pittsburgh

PROSPECT RNK

29th

POSITION RNK

5th

Burks gives the Steelers Chase Claypool vibes, and it’s an offense that could use more receiver help.

Georgia

• Sr

• 6’4″

/ 241 lbs

Projected Team

New England

PROSPECT RNK

33rd

POSITION RNK

7th

No one loves tall, oversized linebackers more than Bill Belichick, and he has a connection to Kirby Smart through Nick Saban.

Penn State

• Sr

• 5’11”

/ 178 lbs

Projected Team

Green Bay

PROSPECT RNK

36th

POSITION RNK

6th

Dotson is the exact type of receiver who’ll thrive in Green Bay with Rodgers because of his crisp route-running.

North Dakota State

• Sr

• 6’4″

/ 208 lbs

Projected Team

Arizona

PROSPECT RNK

20th

POSITION RNK

2nd

Watson was a star as a go-ball and jet sweep specialist at North Dakota State. That’s exactly how he’ll be used in Kliff Kingsbury’s offense.

Boston College

• Sr

• 6’3″

/ 312 lbs

Projected Team

Dallas

PROSPECT RNK

27th

POSITION RNK

6th

The Cowboys have lost some pieces from their once vaunted offensive line, and Johnson’s clean film and positional versatility make him an easy pick here.

Clemson

• Jr

• 6’0″

/ 194 lbs

Projected Team

Buffalo

PROSPECT RNK

15th

POSITION RNK

4th

The fact that Booth wasn’t able to work out during the pre-draft process doesn’t bother the Bills. He’s a freaky specimen at corner when healthy.

Cincinnati

• Sr

• 6’3″

/ 211 lbs

Projected Team

Tennessee

PROSPECT RNK

74th

POSITION RNK

5th

The Titans don’t love how the board fell but are happy to pick Ridder here to be their quarterback of the future.

Colorado State

• Jr

• 6’4″

/ 246 lbs

Projected Team

Tampa Bay

PROSPECT RNK

22nd

POSITION RNK

4th

Even if Rob Gronkowski returns in 2022, the Buccaneers have a glaring long-term need at tight end.

Utah

• Jr

• 6’3″

/ 237 lbs

Projected Team

Green Bay

PROSPECT RNK

14th

POSITION RNK

1st

Lloyd and Campbell would formulate one large, rangy linebacker tandem in Green Bay.

Penn State

• Sr

• 6’2″

/ 250 lbs

Projected Team

Kansas City

PROSPECT RNK

27th

POSITION RNK

6th

The Chiefs have to get more pass-rushing juice and that’s precisely would Ebiketie would bring to the defense.

Western Michigan

• Soph

• 5’10”

/ 195 lbs

Projected Team

Kansas City

PROSPECT RNK

48th

POSITION RNK

8th

The Chiefs aren’t concerned about how the consensus views the receiver class and pick Moore to help replace Tyreek Hill.

Iowa

• Jr

• 6’2″

/ 296 lbs

Projected Team

Cincinnati

PROSPECT RNK

9th

POSITION RNK

3rd

The Bengals’ offensive line renovation gets a nice cherry on top with Linderbaum in the late stages of the first round.

Ole Miss

• Jr

• 6’2″

/ 212 lbs

Projected Team

Seattle

PROSPECT RNK

30th

POSITION RNK

2nd

The Seahawks trade back into the first round to pick a quarterback and get that fifth-year option. At Ole Miss, Corral played for Lane Kiffin, a former Pete Carroll assistant. The Lions net No. 40, No. 109 and a 2023 third-round pick in this deal.

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