With 32 picks in the books, our focus now shifts to Friday night and day 2 of the 2022 NFL Draft, with most eyes on the quarterbacks.
Pitt’s Kenny Pickett was the only quarterback drafted in the first round, leaving several passing prospects searching for a home run in Rounds 2 and 3. For the first time since 2007, there has been a good chance we have more quarterbacks drafted in the second round. first round.
33. Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Logan Hall, DL, Houston
An ascending player, Hall gives Tampa inside-outside versatility on the defensive line.
34. Minnesota Vikings: Kyler Gordon, CB, Washington
After adding Lewis Cine in the first round, the Vikings continue to reshape their secondary with Gordon.
35. Tennessee Titans: Desmond Ridder, QB, Cincinnati
Ridder is an athletic passer who can be groomed behind Ryan Tannehill (the Mike Vrabel-Luke Fickell connection doesn’t hurt).
36. New York Giants: Nakobe Dean, LB, Georgia
The Giants added a pair of cornerstone players in the first round and could add a third with Dean.
37. Houston Texans: Breece Hall, RB, Iowa State
The Texans have significant interest in Hall as a potential feature back of the offense.
38. New York Jets: Jalen Pitre, S, Baylor
The Jets have already upgraded the secondary with Sauce Gardner and may be looking to add a safety on Day 2.
39. Chicago Bears: George Pickens, WR, Georgia
Despite a few red flags, Pickens has the traits to develop into Justin Fields’ WR1.
40. Seattle Seahawks: Malik Willis, QB, Liberty
Seattle is in good position to land a quarterback with one of these next two picks, and Willis is still on the board.
41. Seattle Seahawks: Arnold Ebiketie, Edge, Penn State
Ebiketie has a twitch and length that will appeal to the Seahawks’ decision-makers.
42. Indianapolis Colts: Skyy Moore, WR, Western Michigan
One of my favorite fits on Day 2 would be teaming with Moore with Michael Pittman in Indianapolis.
43. Atlanta Falcons: Matt Corral, QB, Ole Miss
It would be interesting to see if one of these value quarterbacks is too great for the Falcons to pass on.
44. Cleveland Browns: Drake Jackson, Edge, USC
A young player with disruptive rush traits, Jackson checks a lot of boxes with the Browns.
45. Baltimore Ravens: Travis Jones, DT, Connecticut
After missing out on Jordan Davis in the first, the Ravens land a strong, explosive interior presence with Jones.
46. Detroit Lions: Andrew Booth Jr., CB, Clemson
Injury concerns dropped Booth this far, but the Lions stop his slide.
47. Washington Commanders: Sam Howell, QB, North Carolina
Washington is ready to ride the Carson Wentz roller coaster, but Howell gives the organization a long-term plan.
48. Chicago Bears: Perrion Winfrey, DT, Oklahoma
Winfrey gives the Bears the interior disruption they have been searching for this offseason.
49. New Orleans Saints: Jaquan Brisker, S, Penn State
Brisker would be the finishing touch as the Saints revamp their safety depth chart.
50. Kansas City Chiefs: David Ojabo, Edge, Michigan
The Chiefs have already drafted George Karlaftis in the first round, but the value with Ojabo, who will need a redshirt year as a rookie, is too good to pass up.
51. Philadelphia Eagles: Christian Harris, LB, Alabama
An above-average athlete, Harris has the speed and coverage ability that will appeal to the Eagles.
52. Pittsburgh Steelers: Bernhard Raimann, OT / G, Central Michigan
The Steelers got their quarterback, and now they must protect him by adding more pieces to the offensive line.
53. Green Bay Packers: Boye Mafe, Edge, Minnesota
Three picks, three front-seven defenders for the Packers, which is very on-brand.
54. New England Patriots: Leo Chenal, LB, Wisconsin
With his size and competitive profile, Chenal is an ideal fit with what the Patriots traditionally covet at linebacker.
55. Arizona Cardinals: Roger McCreary, CB, Auburn
McCreary may lack ideal length, but he can play inside or outside, which is what the Cardinals need at the position.
56. Dallas Cowboys: Sam Williams, Edge, Ole Miss
Like Tyler Smith in the first round, some might consider this a reach, but Dallas will stick to its draft board.
57. Buffalo Bills: Kenneth Walker III, RB, Michigan State
The Bills passed on the temptation to draft a running back in the first round and still land one of the best this draft has to offer.
58. Atlanta Falcons: Troy Andersen, LB, Montana State
Andersen is a special athlete and the type of building block the Falcons should be targeting for their rebuild.
59. Green Bay Packers: Christian Watson, WR, North Dakota State
After going defense, defense, defense with their first three picks, the Packers finally land a toolsy pass-catcher.
60. Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Trey McBride, TE, Colorado State
If Regardless if Rob Gronkowski plans to return, McBride would give Tampa and Tom Brady another weapon in the passing game.
61. San Francisco 49ers: Cam Jurgens, OG / C, Nebraska
With his athletic profile and tenacity, Jurgens is a promising center prospect ideal for the Niners’ scheme.
62. Kansas City Chiefs: John Metchie, WR, Alabama
The Chiefs have gone defense-heavy so far, but Metchie is a dependable receiver who will form a quick connection with Patrick Mahomes.
63. Cincinnati Bengals: Josh Paschal, DL, Kentucky
The Bengals will be looking to upgrade the defensive line at some point in the draft, and Paschal offers inside-outside versatility.
64. Denver Broncos: Chad Muma, LB, Wyoming
With his blend of smarts and speed, Muma is an active tackling machine who will see the field very soon as a rookie.
65. Jacksonville Jaguars: Cam Taylor-Britt, CB, Nebraska
66. Minnesota Vikings: Nik Bonitto, Edge, Oklahoma
67. New York Giants: Dylan Parham, OG / C, Memphis
68. Houston Texans: Nicholas Petit-Frere, OT, Ohio State
69. Tennessee Titans: Jamaree Salyer, OG, Georgia
70. Jacksonville Jaguars: Luke Goedeke, OG / C, Central Michigan
71. Chicago Bears: Darian Kinnard, OT / G, Kentucky
72. Seattle Seahawks: Tariq Woolen, CB, UTSA
73. Indianapolis Colts: Zyon McCollum, CB, Sam Houston State
74. Atlanta Falcons: Cameron Thomas, DL, San Diego State
75. Denver Broncos: Greg Dulcich, TE, UCLA
76. Baltimore Ravens: Daniel Faalele, OT, Minnesota
77. Minnesota Vikings: Jalen Tolbert, WR, South Alabama
78. Cleveland Browns: Alec Pierce, WR, Cincinnati
79. Los Angeles Chargers: Abraham Lucas, OT, Washington State
80. Houston Texans: Nick Cross, S, Maryland
81. New York Giants: Joshua Williams, CB, Fayetteville State
82. Atlanta Falcons: Isaiah Spiller, RB, Texas A&M
83. Philadelphia Eagles: Kingsley Enagbare, Edge, South Carolina
84. Pittsburgh Steelers: Phidarian Mathis, DT, Alabama
85. New England Patriots: Damarri Mathis, CB, Pittsburgh
86. Las Vegas Raiders: Coby Bryant, CB, Cincinnati
87. Arizona Cardinals: DeAngelo Malone, Edge, Western Kentucky
88. Dallas Cowboys: Jeremy Ruckert, TE, Ohio State
89. Buffalo Bills: Calvin Austin III, WR, Memphis
90. Tennessee Titans: Myjai Sanders, Edge, Cincinnati
91. Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Luke Fortner, OG / C, Kentucky
92. Green Bay Packers: Joshua Ezeudu, OT / G, North Carolina
93. San Francisco 49ers: DeMarvin Leal, DT, Texas A&M
94. New England Patriots: Khalil Shakir, WR, Boise State
95. Cincinnati Bengals: Jelani Woods, TE, Oklahoma State
96. Denver Broncos: Akayleb Evans, CB, Missouri
97. Detroit Lions: Channing Tindall, LB, Georgia
98. Washington Commanders: Brian Asamoah, LB, Oklahoma
99. Cleveland Browns: Alex Wright, Edge, UAB
100. Arizona Cardinals: Sean Rhyan, OG, UCLA
101. New York Jets: Rasheed Walker, OT, Penn State
102. Miami Dolphins: Amare Barno, Edge, Virginia Tech
103. Kansas City Chiefs: Charlie Kolar, TE, Iowa State
104. Los Angeles Rams: Christopher Allen, LB, Alabama
105. San Francisco 49ers: Danny Gray, WR, SMU
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