2022 NFL Mock Draft: Steelers select Ben Roethlisberger's replacement as only two QBs go in first round

Oregon

• Soph

• 6’5″

/ 258 pounds

Projected Team

N.Y. Jets

POSSIBILITY RNK
POSITION RNK

Yes, there are requires up and down this lineup, however the Jets do not attempt to outmaneuver themselves here and go with the most gifted gamer in this class.

Alabama

• Jr

• 6’7″

/ 350 pounds

Neal is a an athletic marvel who has actually stood out at numerous O-line positions for the Crimson Tide. The Jags need to make securing Trevor Lawrence a top priority — to the point that they can’t prepare adequate offending linemen next spring.

LSU

• Jr

• 6’1″

/ 195 pounds

Projected Team

Houston

POSSIBILITY RNK
POSITION RNK

It’s exceptionally early while doing so however we’re not yet persuaded the Texans will target among these draft-eligible QBs this early. Instead, they want to strengthen the secondary with probably the very best cornerback in the class.

Texas A&M

• Jr

• 6’4″

/ 290 pounds

Projected Team

Detroit

POSSIBILITY RNK
POSITION RNK

Orginally a protective end, Leal, at 6-foot-4, 290, has the adaptability and athleticism to highlight and down the line. He has the prospective to be actually, actually excellent in the NFL and through 4 video games of A&M’s ’21 project he has 2.5 sacks and 4 deals with for loss.

Michigan

• Sr

• 6’6″

/ 265 pounds

Hutchinson can take control of video games and he provided University of Washington left deal with Jaxson Kirkland, a most likely top-50 choice in the spring, all he might deal with previously this month.

Clemson

• Jr

• 6’0″

/ 200 pounds

The Giants might definitely wish to fortify the offending line however with Neal off the table they rather utilize their 2nd first-rounder on defense. Booth has all the athleticism and tools to be unique, he simply does not have much in the method of experience.

Purdue

• Jr

• 6’4″

/ 275 pounds

Projected Team

Atlanta

POSSIBILITY RNK
POSITION RNK

The Falcons have actually been drooping on both sides of the ball, and QB is a genuine requirement, however once again, without any well-defined No. 1 QB, Atlanta concentrates on defense. Injuries and the pandemic saw Karlaftis play restricted snaps in ’20 however Karlaftis was almost difficult to drop in ’19 when he tape-recorded 17 TFLs and had 7.5 sacks.

Notre Dame

• Jr

• 6’4″

/ 219 pounds

Projected Team

Cincinnati

POSSIBILITY RNK
POSITION RNK

The Bengals currently have Jessie Bates. Now envision that secondary with Hamilton, who has the ball-hawking abilities of Ed Reed however in a 6-foot-4, 220-pound frame, lined up beside him.

Florida

• Jr

• 6’2″

/ 196 pounds

Projected Team

Washington

POSSIBILITY RNK
POSITION RNK

We have no concept what occurred to WFT’s defense however it will be difficult to hand down a cornerback of Elam’s skills here. He has the size (6-foot-2, 190) and athleticism to be among the very best draft-eligible corners in ’21. He had an up-and-down effort versus Alabama over the weekend however he’s a physical playmaking existence in the secondary.

Ole Miss

• Jr

• 6’2″

/ 205 pounds

Projected Team

Pittsburgh

POSSIBILITY RNK
POSITION RNK

Corral has the tools to be a Lamar Jackson/Trey Lance/Josh Allen-type quarterback however he’s still exceptionally raw. The time is now in Pittsburgh, nevertheless, where we can’t imagine a scenario where Big Ben returns.

Arkansas

• Jr

• 6’3″

/ 225 pounds

At 6-foot-3, 230 pounds, Burks is a Grown Man. He had a sluggish start to the ’21 project however he’s revealed his deep-play capability the last 2 weeks. If the Eagles roll with Jalen Hurts, they’ll require to continue to surround him with weapons.

Alabama

• Jr

• 6’2″

/ 232 pounds

Yes, the Eagles do not generally draft linebackers in Round 1, however they have 2 (and potentially 3 first-rounders) and this is a position doing not have a big-time playmaker.

Washington

• Jr

• 6’7″

/ 310 pounds

Quarterback is a choice here, sure, however Carson Wentz hasn’t been bad when healthy, and the most significant concern dealing with the offense is the O-line. Kirkland had his hands complete with Michigan’s Aidan Hutchinson a couple of weeks earlier, however Hutchinson is a first-round skill.

Ohio State

• Sr

• 6’1″

/ 188 pounds

Olave is a sleek path runner who would provide Mac Jones some much-needed choices beyond complimentary representative acquisitions, Nelson Agholor and Kendrick Bourne, specifically with Jakobi Meyers in the last year of his novice offer.

NC State

• Soph

• 6’4″

/ 320 pounds

Projected Team

Carolina

POSSIBILITY RNK
POSITION RNK

Ekwonu is a beast, and more significantly, would right away update the Panthers interior offending line, specifically given that it looks like if Sam Darnold will be more than a one-year stop space in Charlotte.

Oklahoma

• Jr

• 6’3″

/ 240 pounds

Projected Team

Minnesota

POSSIBILITY RNK
POSITION RNK

Bonitto is a quick-twitch, high-energy edge rush who has a 2.5 sacks and 3.5 deals with for loss this season. He’s constantly around the ball, which would make life much easier for Danielle Hunter.

South Carolina

• Sr

• 6’4″

/ 260 pounds

Projected Team

Las Vegas

POSSIBILITY RNK
POSITION RNK

The Raiders defense has actually been replacement level through 3 weeks, which is a large enhancement over current seasons. With Enagbare, they continue to improve on that side of the ball. He’s a twitched-up professional athlete who will just improve with more associates and included muscle.

Texas A&M

• Jr

• 6’4″

/ 325 pounds

Projected Team

N.Y. Jets

POSSIBILITY RNK
POSITION RNK

Green began as a real freshman and has actually just improved each year. He regularly moves protective deals with off the line of skirmish, a quality which equates to any level. He’s relocated to deal with for the Aggies in ’21 after the O-line lost 4 beginners.

Nevada

• Jr

• 6’4″

/ 215 pounds

This is all going to boil down to the medicals on Strong’s knee. He’s the most constant QB in this draft class and if healthy, he might become the very first passer off the board. Instead, he lasts till 19th, where he lands in a fantastic scenario in New Orleans.

Ohio State

• Jr

• 6’6″

/ 268 pounds

Projected Team

Denver

POSSIBILITY RNK
POSITION RNK

Production in this season will figure out Harrison’s draft fate however he’s flashed first-round skill at points throughout his Buckeyes profession. In Denver, Von Miller remains in the last year of his offer and Bradley Chubb continues to have a hard time to remain healthy for the Broncos.

Iowa

• Jr

• 6’3″

/ 290 pounds

Projected Team

Dallas

POSSIBILITY RNK
POSITION RNK

Linderbaum is among the very best offending linemen in the nation, and in Dallas he would strengthen a vulnerable point along the O-line.

Cincinnati

• Sr

• 6’5″

/ 255 pounds

Projected Team

Tennessee

POSSIBILITY RNK
POSITION RNK

Sanders, who has explosive qualities however will likewise require to get more powerful at the point of attack, hasn’t logged a sack yet this season however he acquired 11 the last 2 years for the Bearcats.

Texas A&M

• Jr

• 6’5″

/ 255 pounds

Wydermyer was among Kellen Mond’s preferred targets for a factor: he’s dependable and generally open. Four of the 5 tight ends on the Chargers lineup, consisting of Jared Cooks, will be complimentary representatives after the season.

Ohio State

• Jr

• 6’0″

/ 192 pounds

Projected Team

Miami

POSSIBILITY RNK
POSITION RNK

Assuming the Dolphins stick to Tua Tagovailoa, they’ll require to continue to surround him with playmakers. O-line might likewise be a choice here however it’s not like Miami hasn’t targeted the position in current drafts. Wilson is an explosive, do-it-all pass receiver who is a Day 1 factor.

Washington

• Soph

• 5’11”

/ 195 pounds

Projected Team

Arizona

POSSIBILITY RNK
POSITION RNK

Even though McDuffie plays cornerback, we get Tyrann Mathieu vibes when we see him. We like him as a slot corner who works as an enforcer in run assistance and locks down short and intermediate paths, something he does frequently for the Huskies.

Clemson

• Jr

• 6’4″

/ 205 pounds

Projected Team

Green Bay

POSSIBILITY RNK
POSITION RNK

Ross missed out on the 2020 season since of a neck injury however he was on track to be a first-round choice. He’s off to a sluggish start in 2021, in part since Clemson is residing in a post-Trevor Lawrence world, however if we have actually discovered anything from the Packers season up until now, it’s that Aaron Rodgers entirely trusts Davante Adams however he might certainly utilize some assistance.

Georgia

• Sr

• 6’0″

/ 190 pounds

Projected Team

Cleveland

POSSIBILITY RNK
POSITION RNK

Kendrick remained in the discussion as a first-round choice in the 2021 draft prior to going back to Clemson and after that going into the transfer website. He’s now at Georgia and a strong season will likely make him among the very first protective backs picked next spring.

Minnesota

• Sr

• 6’9″

/ 380 pounds

Projected Team

Baltimore

POSSIBILITY RNK
POSITION RNK

Faalele, who pulled out last season, weighs in the 380-pound variety however moves more like he is a hundred pounds lighter. Given the value of the running video game to the Ravens offense, including an earth mover appears rational. Added benefit: Faalele is a strong pass protector, too.

UCLA

• Jr

• 6’5″

/ 320 pounds

Projected Team

Buffalo

POSSIBILITY RNK
POSITION RNK

The Bills offending line left to a sluggish start this season however has actually looked much better in current weeks. Still, securing Josh Allen is concern No. 1, which is why you can never ever have adequate depth, specifically at deal with.

Cincinnati

• Jr

• 6’2″

/ 188 pounds

Projected Team

Detroit

POSSIBILITY RNK
POSITION RNK

Gardner is a long, press corner who would provide the Chiefs some depth at a position that might be rather thin after the season. He’ll require to get more powerful however he has the tools to be a strong NFL cornerback.

Texas A&M

• Jr

• 6’1″

/ 215 pounds

Projected Team

Tampa Bay

POSSIBILITY RNK
POSITION RNK

Spiller is a risk in both the run and pass video game, and he would provide the Bucs some consistency on this offense.

Georgia

• Soph

• 6’6″

/ 330 pounds

Davis is most likely to go on Day 2 (though a lot can alter in between now and April), however he likewise intensifies a Chiefs defense that has actually actually struggled this season, specifically versus the run. But Davis’ pocket-collapsing capability implies he can impact the death video game, too, which possibly makes him a three-down gamer.



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