Mike Band’s Final 2022 NFL Mock Draft

My final predictions for the first round of the 2022 NFL Draft are locked in. After breaking down the buzz, team needs, player evaluations and organization philosophies, here is who I think each team will take in the first round on Thursday night.

  1. Jacksonville Jaguars – Travon Walker EDGE, Georgia
  2. Detroit Lions – Aidan Hutchinson EDGE, Michigan
  3. Houston Texans – Derek Stingley Jr. CB, LSU
  4. New York Jets – Ikem Ekwonu OT, NC State
  5. New York Giants – Charles Cross OT, Mississippi State
  6. Carolina Panthers – Evan Neal OT, Alabama
  7. New York Giants (from CHI) – Sauce Gardner CB, Cincinnati
  8. Atlanta Falcons – Kayvon Thibodeaux EDGE, Oregon
  9. Seattle Seahawks (from DEN) – Trevor Penning OT, Northern Iowa
  10. New York Jets (from SEA) – Jermaine Johnson II, Florida State
  11. Washington Commanders – Garrett Wilson WR, Ohio State
  12. Minnesota Vikings – Kyle Hamilton S, Notre Dame
  13. Houston Texans (from CLE) – Jameson Williams WR, Alabama
  14. Baltimore Ravens – Jordan Davis DT, Georgia
  15. Philadelphia Eagles (from MIA) – Drake London WR, USC
  16. New Orleans Saints (from IND) – Chris Olave WR, Ohio State
  17. Los Angeles Chargers – Zion Johnson OG, Boston College
  18. ***TRADE*** Buffalo Bills (from PHI via NO) – Trent McDuffie CB, Washington
  19. New Orleans Saints (from PHI) – Kenny Pickett QB, Pittsburgh
  20. Pittsburgh Steelers – Malik Willis QB, Liberty
  21. New England Patriots – Devin Lloyd LB, Utah
  22. Green Bay Packers (from LV) – Jahan Dotson WR, Penn State
  23. Arizona Cardinals – Kenyon Green OG, Texas A&M
  24. Dallas Cowboys – Treylon Burks WR, Arkansas
  25. ***TRADE*** Philadelphia Eagles (from BUF) – Kaiir Elam CB, Florida
  26. Tennessee Titans – Tyler Smith OT, Tulsa
  27. Tampa Bay Buccaneers – Logan Hall DT, Houston
  28. Green Bay Packers – Drake Jackson EDGE, USC
  29. Kansas City Chiefs (from SF) – Boye Mafe EDGE, Minnesota
  30. Kansas City Chiefs – George Pickens WR, Georgia
  31. Cincinnati Bengals – George Karalaftis EDGE, Purdue
  32. Detroit Lions (from LAR) – Lewis Cine, Georgia

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  1. Not surprised and happy Mike Band is killing it. Always learn a few things when he’s on the pod. The meeting of the minds with him is always one I look for the most.

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