2022 NFL Mock Draft: Steelers trade for Malik Willis and Fantasy Football analysis in full Round 1 prediction

Michigan

• Sr

• 6’7″

/ 260 pounds

Projected Team

Jacksonville

POSSIBILITY RNK

First

POSITION RNK

First

The Jaguars play in the very same department as Jonathan Taylor and Derrick Henry. Taylor amounted to 193 rush backyards on 36 brings with a goal in 2 video games and Henry overdid 130 backyards on 29 brings with 3 goals in one video game. Hutchinson and Travon Walker both have explosive characteristics as pass rushes, however Hutchinson’s performance history as a run protector (2 missed out on deals with on runs last season) offers him an edge the Jaguars should not neglect.

Georgia

• Jr

• 6’5″

/ 272 pounds

Projected Team

Detroit

POSSIBILITY RNK

13th

POSITION RNK

First

The Lions were third-worst in sacks (30), second-worst in pass rush pressure rate (24.4%) and sixth-worst in typical time to pressure (2.58 seconds). As bad as their secondary was, their pass rush requires another piece. Walker’s athleticism and variety to line up all over the location needs to settle. His high-motor, high-character characteristics would fit together completely in Dan Campbell’s locker space.

Oregon

• Soph

• 6’4″

/ 254 pounds

Projected Team

Houston

POSSIBILITY RNK

Sixth

POSITION RNK

Second

The Texans require aid all over however if they avoid pass rushes at No. 3, they will not see anybody rather as proficient at No. 13. Thibodeaux must work perfectly as a 4-3 protective end in Lovie Smith’s plan that relies greatly on up-front pressure. It assists that Thibodeaux had a pass rush pressure on 16.1% of his rush snaps and 19 sacks in 32 video games. Plus he has experience in a 4-3 plan and is a strong run tackler.

Cincinnati

• Jr

• 6’3″

/ 190 pounds

Projected Team

N.Y. Jets

POSSIBILITY RNK

3rd

POSITION RNK

First

Gang Green has considerable pass rush concerns, however possible shut-down corners at over 6-foot-2 and with 33 1/2-inch arms and 4.41 speed aren’t simple to come by. Gardner’s arrival needs to assist the Jets take more opportunities with the blitz. His representative as a cornerback who didn’t quit a goal in college will get evaluated, however it’s more than lip service to state he can be a quality starter for a very long time.

Florida State

• Sr

• 6’5″

/ 254 pounds

Projected Team

N.Y. Giants

POSSIBILITY RNK

19th

POSITION RNK

3rd

Don Martindale’s brand-new defense will put a premium on suffocating quarterbacks, and with their NFC East opponents losing beginning linemen or growing older (or both when it comes to Dallas), the Giants require to capitalize. Plus, in this mock, they can miss on O-line aid understanding they can most likely get somebody they enjoy at No. 7. Johnson might utilize some training however is likewise aggressive and extremely athletic. The Giants had the second-worst typical time to pressure quarterbacks in 2015 at 2.63 seconds and collected a below-average 34 sacks.

Liberty

• Jr

• 6’1″

/ 219 pounds

Projected Team

Pittsburgh

POSSIBILITY RNK

23rd

POSITION RNK

First

The Steelers quit 20th total, 84th total and their first-round choice in 2023 to the Panthers for 6th total. Every year, the Steelers are the least tight-lipped group over who they desire in Round 1, and every year they get who they state they desire. They’ll need to move method approximately pull that technique off this year, and they’ll need to pay too much according to the trade charts. But they get the quarterback they apparently wish for — a big-armed, mobile future star in the suddenly-stocked AFC North. Fantasy effect: Willis has the most upside of any quarterback in the draft thanks to his hurrying expertise, and the Steelers coaches must get him in position to take control of the lead gig by 2023. It’s an excellent landing area with capacity for ultimate top-12 stature. In Pittsburgh, Willis would be a trendy-ish mid-round choice in Superflex and two-QB seasonal leagues, a foolproof top-12 choice in one-QB rookie-only formats and a prospective leading total option in Superflex/two-QB dynasty novice drafts.

NC State

• Soph

• 6’4″

/ 310 pounds

Projected Team

N.Y. Giants

POSSIBILITY RNK

10th

POSITION RNK

Fourth

Plenty of mock drafts have actually connected the Giants to Charles Cross, however I would be surprised if they would hand down Ekwonu if he fell this far. He’s flexible adequate to line up anywhere however center and is a great mix of power and dexterity. With this choice, the Giants would have 4 brand-new beginners on the O-line, a real reconstruct.

Alabama

• Jr

• 6’7″

/ 337 pounds

Projected Team

Atlanta

POSSIBILITY RNK

Second

POSITION RNK

First

The Falcons require stud gamers, duration. They have a lot of requirements otherwise and can’t spend lavishly on a quarterback. I do not question that groups would call them attempting to go up to take a quarterback or an offending lineman, however they might utilize one themselves with the best side of their O-line set to get in totally free firm. Neal is amongst the most safe choices in the draft and supplies a piece of long-lasting stability for the offense.

Mississippi State

• Soph

• 6’5″

/ 307 pounds

Projected Team

Seattle

POSSIBILITY RNK

8th

POSITION RNK

Second

Cross is either the last or second-to-last top-tier deal with staying, and the Seahawks have an apparent requirement at left deal with. What Cross does not have in regards to run-power he offsets in pass defense. Plus the Seahawks zone-run plan fits Cross perfectly.

Notre Dame

• Jr

• 6’4″

/ 220 pounds

Projected Team

N.Y. Jets

POSSIBILITY RNK

Fourth

POSITION RNK

First

The Jets get a security who needs to begin for them for the next ten years and will be an essential piece of Saleh’s defense. A three-time All-American, Hamilton covers the field rapidly and has outstanding impulses. He’s an excellent fit not just for the plan however for a department that has up-and-coming offenses.

LSU

• Jr

• 6’0″

/ 195 pounds

Projected Team

Baltimore

POSSIBILITY RNK

5th

POSITION RNK

Second

The Ravens provide 14th total, 100th total and 119th total to the Commanders for 11th total. Stingley’s an excellent man-coverage corner with great speed. He would provide the Ravens a heck of a trio at cornerback this year while likewise providing some defense in case Marcus Peters isn’t re-signed prior to 2023. And Baltimore (and everybody) understands they’d need to action in front of the Vikings to get Stingley given that his protective organizer in 2015 at LSU, Daronte Jones, now runs that part of the Vikings defense. Plus the Ravens have 5 fourth-round choices, so they can invest some to go up to get somebody they enjoy who slips.

Pittsburgh

• Sr

• 6’3″

/ 217 pounds

Projected Team

Carolina

POSSIBILITY RNK

30th

POSITION RNK

Second

The Panthers provide 20th and 84th total — both from the Steelers mock trade — and their own 2023 third-round choice to go up the Vikings for 12th total. Panthers GM Scott Fitterer finagles the quarterback they may have taken at No. 6 and holds on to a future first-round choice obtained previously in this mock. They fill their biggest requirement with a passer whom Matt Rhule has actually recognized with for over 5 years and must get a possibility to begin right now. Fantasy effect: Pickett is the most NFL-ready passer in this draft and can being more than a supplier for the Panthers’ receivers. His integrated movement would serve him well playing behind a bad offending line. While it’s no assurance he will ever be a must-start Fantasy quarterback in one-QB leagues, he might become a comfy Superflex alternative.

Washington

• Soph

• 5’11”

/ 193 pounds

Projected Team

Houston

POSSIBILITY RNK

22nd

POSITION RNK

Fourth

Lovie Smith’s understood for playing a zone-heavy defense, however in 2015 he remained in the bottom-half of the league in zone snaps played. He’s branching off into being less foreseeable, and among McDuffie’s selling points is that he can grow in male or zone protection. Of course, his most significant selling point is his speed and football savvy, even if he’s a little small.

USC

• Jr

• 6’4″

/ 219 pounds

Projected Team

Washington

POSSIBILITY RNK

12th

POSITION RNK

3rd

The Commanders require a huge receiver to enhance Terry McLaurin. They likewise require a receiver simply in case they can’t wrangle a brand-new offer with McLaurin after this year. Additionally, it’s been huge guys like London who have actually amassed a great deal of attention from Carson Wentz through the years. His 6-foot-4 frame will produce inequalities on a relatively routine basis. Fantasy effect: London isn’t a speed devil like the majority of the other first-round receivers in the draft, so he’ll require a lot of targets in order to provide excellent Fantasy results. In Washington, London might wind up being a No. 3 alternative by Halloween by virtue of Wentz finding out to lean on him on brief and intermediate paths. He’ll get selected around Round 9 or 10 in redrafts, a bit greater in long-lasting keeper-league start-ups, and with an option in between 3rd and 8th total in rookie-only formats depending upon the number of quarterbacks you can begin.

Alabama

• Jr

• 6’2″

/ 179 pounds

Projected Team

Philadelphia

POSSIBILITY RNK

11th

POSITION RNK

Second

The Eagles can’t assist themselves and draft another receiver in Round 1. Williams’ speed is apparent, however his height and capacity to become a total gamer provide the Birds something they do not rather have on the lineup. Teams will not have the ability to focus on the Eagles run video game when Williams strikes the field, either. It’s a terrific fit. Fantasy effect: Managers will enjoy Williams however not enjoy that he’s capturing balls from Jalen Hurts. That may be short-term, nevertheless. We’ll see. Nick Sirianni is a pass receiver expert and might truly enhance Williams’ video game. I think he will not be as popular in seasonal formats (Round 10) if he were to land in Philly, however he’d get more love in long-lasting keeper-league start-ups (Round 8-9) and in rookie-only drafts (anywhere from 3rd to 6th total).

Northern Iowa

• Jr

• 6’7″

/ 321 pounds

Projected Team

New Orleans

POSSIBILITY RNK

35th

POSITION RNK

8th

I believe the Saints traded for an additional first-round choice for a quarterback, however in this mock the leading 2 men are currently gone and the next-best passers must exist at 19th total (if they select to take one). Penning is a 6-foot-7 leviathan with outstanding characteristics. He requires a little improvement to his video game however must be a staple on the line for a very long time. New Orleans is no complete stranger to taking O-linemen in Round 1 and figure to do the very same if Penning falls this far.

Georgia

• Sr

• 6’3″

/ 307 pounds

The Chargers resolved their D-line in totally free firm, however they require to begin constructing long-lasting services to their run defense troubles. Wyatt is a leviathan who assaults the run and powers through on passing downs. Matching him up with Joey Bosa, Khalil Mack and the rest of their front simply makes them even more hazardous.

Boston College

• Sr

• 6’3″

/ 312 pounds

Projected Team

Philadelphia

POSSIBILITY RNK

32nd

POSITION RNK

7th

The Eagles have actually vigilantly resolved their offending line every year and are growing older on both sides of the trenches. Johnson is big, clever, long lasting and knowledgeable playing all over on the line. The choice assists now and well into the future.

Ohio State

• Jr

• 6’0″

/ 183 pounds

Projected Team

Green Bay

POSSIBILITY RNK

7th

POSITION RNK

First

The Packers quit 22nd total and 92nd total to the Saints for 19th total and 161st total. The Packers lastly take a pass receiver in Round 1, and it occurs to be one with a few of the most sleek feet and hands in the class. A near-copy of Calvin Ridley, Wilson must have the ability to adjust to the Packers offense rapidly and utilize his quick-twitch separation to acquire numbers. Fantasy effect: Everyone would likely see Wilson as the agreement top novice receiver in Fantasy drafts if he was connected to Aaron Rodgers. The capacity would be there for him to end up as a No. 3 wideout as quickly as this season. That would put him into Round 8 (possibly late Round 7) in redrafts. He’d certainly make Round 7 in long-lasting start-up drafts, and he’d be a lock top-five choice in rookie-only drafts (possibly 2nd total in one-QB leagues).

Georgia

• Sr

• 6’6″

/ 341 pounds

Projected Team

Minnesota

POSSIBILITY RNK

17th

POSITION RNK

Second

Davis must move right in as a beginning nose deal with in the Vikings’ brand-new 3-4 plan. He will not always be asked to hurry the quarterback and can do a lot more as an enormous space-eater for his novice year. Coaching from a supported personnel needs to provide him the advantage to end up being dominant by the end of next season.

Texas A&M

• Jr

• 6’4″

/ 323 pounds

Projected Team

New England

POSSIBILITY RNK

27th

POSITION RNK

Sixth

The Patriots fill up a guard area with an almost-NFL-ready lineman who has experience playing throughout the line however specifically at guard. He requires some training to conquer the charges he’s drawn, however he’s a two-time agreement All-American with the size (6-foot-4, 323 pounds) Bill Belichick likes along his line.

Ole Miss

• Jr

• 6’2″

/ 212 pounds

Projected Team

New Orleans

POSSIBILITY RNK

33rd

POSITION RNK

3rd

The Saints didn’t quit an important first-round choice in next year’s packed draft to not take a quarterback this year. Offensive organizer Pete Carmichael invested most of his profession with Drew Brees, a small however strong-armed slinger. Corral has both of those characteristics, showed excellent precision on brief tosses and has movement that offers him an extra method to make plays. He certainly requires training when it pertains to comprehending offenses beyond RPO and controling protective backs, however with a year to sit behind Jameis Winston and Andy Dalton, Corral must become an excellent starter. Fantasy effect: No one would prepare Corral if he invested the 2021 season on the Saints bench other than in leagues where looking ahead matters. He’d be a double-digit round choice in long-lasting start-up formats and a choice after 15th total in rookie-only drafts, unless we’re talking Superflex/two-QB, which would most likely press him closer to 10th.

Arkansas

• Jr

• 6’2″

/ 225 pounds

Projected Team

Arizona

POSSIBILITY RNK

15th

POSITION RNK

Fourth

The Cardinals have actually remained in the bottom half of the league in typical toss depth given that Kyler Murray showed up (7.77 backyards or lower). They’ll take deep shots however their offense depends upon receivers making plays after the catch. Burks did that continuously at Arkansas, often lining up towards the middle of the development (slot, backfield) and after that making all sorts of plays after capturing the ball, normally by bullying over protectors. He’s a plus-sized Deebo Samuel who’s ideal for the Cardinals offense and efficient in assisting Murray out at a loss zone, where he’s had a hard time for several years. Fantasy effect: Fantasy supervisors would enjoy Burks in Arizona since he’d figure to snare a lot of short-range targets and adjust to the offense quite rapidly. It would not feel too dangerous to take him by 80th total in PPR redraft leagues. He’d enter about the very same variety in long-lasting keeper start-ups, possibly a little earlier. He’d likewise be amongst the very first 6 choices in rookie-only drafts.

Ohio State

• Sr

• 6’0″

/ 187 pounds

Projected Team

Dallas

POSSIBILITY RNK

29th

POSITION RNK

5th

The Cowboys most important requirement simply may be at receiver. And like when they took CeeDee Lamb in 2020, here’s a quality wideout looking them in the face. Olave is a fluid, quick route-runner who needs to have the ability to effortlessly change Amari Cooper in regards to getting open. He might not have the ability to reproduce Cooper’s after-catch capability since he hasn’t shown to be physical, however that might alter. Ultimately, Dallas’ offense needs to stay hazardous, specifically to their NFC East opponents who all have cornerback issues. Fantasy effect: Olave might just fall under Cooper’s 6.9 targets per video game and quickly turn into one of Fantasy’s finest Draft Day deals. He’d be up there as one of the leading novice receivers in redraft, worth taking prior to completion of Round 8. In long-lasting keeper leagues he’d address least one round greater. And in those rookie-only drafts, he’d compete for a top-five total option, specifically if we’re discussing a one-QB league.

Purdue

• Jr

• 6’4″

/ 266 pounds

Projected Team

Kansas City

POSSIBILITY RNK

26th

POSITION RNK

Fourth

The Chiefs quit 30th total and 94th total to the Bills for 25th total. Chris Jones and Frank Clark each have actually 2 years left on their offers and each will be at least in their age-29 season by 2023. Karlaftis includes some much-needed youth to the protective front, together with some versatility given that he’s got the fast initial step to attack when utilized on passing downs from the protective interior.

Connecticut

• Jr

• 6’4″

/ 326 pounds

Projected Team

Tennessee

POSSIBILITY RNK

77th

POSITION RNK

11th

The Titans require huge individuals on offense and defense, and there aren’t a great deal of excellent D-linemen left. So taking Jones, who is NFL-ready as a run-down protector, makes good sense. Jones requires work hurrying the quarterback however the Titans do not rather require him all set for that as long as Jeffrey Simmons, Denico Autry and Harold Landry are upright.

Utah

• Jr

• 6’3″

/ 237 pounds

Projected Team

Tampa Bay

POSSIBILITY RNK

20th

POSITION RNK

Second

One of the very best protective gamers falls under the lap of the Super Bowl competing Bucs since of the position he plays. Lloyd is the prototypical sideline-to-sideline linebacker who can likewise cover. He’s an excellent plan suitable for the Bucs and will be customized to eventually change Lavonte David, who turns 33 next year when his agreement spaces.

Iowa

• Jr

• 6’2″

/ 296 pounds

Projected Team

Green Bay

POSSIBILITY RNK

9th

POSITION RNK

3rd

The Packers get a smooth fit at center with Linderbaum, who’s a back-to-back All-American and NFL-ready center. The relocation maximizes the Packers to produce competitors at guard in between Josh Myers and Jake Hanson, presuming they do not include another huge male along the method.

Penn State

• Sr

• 5’11”

/ 178 pounds

Projected Team

Kansas City

POSSIBILITY RNK

42nd

POSITION RNK

7th

The Chiefs generated Marquez Valdes-Scantling and still have Mecole Hardman on the lineup, however Dotson is finest fit to change Tyreek Hill as their big-play danger. Thing is, Dotson is more NFL-ready than Hill was when the Chiefs prepared him. He’s got terrific hands and crafty route-running chops on top of break-neck speed. Fantasy Impact: There will be a great deal of buzz around Dotson given that he landed with Patrick Mahomes, and if he shows it in the preseason then there will not be much anybody can do to stop him from being the very first or 2nd novice receiver taken. He’d be a Round 8 choice because case in redraft, perhaps even greater in long-lasting keeper start-ups. And he’d likewise compete for top-five status in one-QB novice only-drafts and top-seven in Superflex/two-QB drafts.

Georgia

• Jr

• 6’2″

/ 199 pounds

Projected Team

Buffalo

POSSIBILITY RNK

31st

POSITION RNK

3rd

Jordan Poyer remains in the last year of his offer and Micah Hyde has a year longer left on his. Cine is an option with the future in mind for Buffalo, however he’s likewise somebody who might assist this year as a box security on run-downs to assist take snaps off of Hyde, who had a hard time in run defense in 2015.

Houston

• Jr

• 6’6″

/ 282 pounds

Projected Team

Cincinnati

POSSIBILITY RNK

39th

POSITION RNK

5th

At 6-foot-6 and 280 pounds, Hall will provide the Bengals some severe adaptability on the D-line as he lined up all over the location at Houston. Ultimately the relocation will provide the Bengals some much required depth to get after the quarterback.

Michigan

• Jr

• 6’0″

/ 191 pounds

Projected Team

Detroit

POSSIBILITY RNK

19th

POSITION RNK

Second

See? The Lions prepared a Michigan item after all — and a wise one with excellent speed. Hill figures to begin right now at security and can fall to cover slot receivers also. His NFL-ready video game is much required.



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