Is Daniel Jones a brutal quarterback? No. Has he looked like a future franchise passer during his three seasons with the Giants? No. Of course, the situation has been less than ideal, and injuries have hampered many of the skill-position talent around him in 2021, but with a new GM likely, the Giants will probably be in the quarterback market in Round 1 in April.
As for another team with a shaky quarterback situation, the Browns also have to prioritize the receiver group in 2022. And I have just the Alabama wideout for them.
Alright, keep reading to see how all 32 picks unfold.
One other thing, and this is important: now that we're past the midway point of the season, we're using the 2022 NFL Draft order (via tankathon, with results prior to Monday's game) to determine selections 1-32 below.
Josh Edwards, Ryan Wilson, and I do a talk NFL draft on a weekly basis on YouTube and you can watch last week's episode here. It's appointment viewing as the first-round draft order comes together.
Round 1 - Pick 1
Michigan • Soph • 6'7" / 264 lbs
How about Hutchinson at No. 1? He has an NFL body, is believed to be a freak athletically, and has had massive production at Michigan.
Round 1 - Pick 3
Notre Dame • Soph • 6'4" / 220 lbs
The Jaguars would probably be primed to trade down if this is how the board falls, but Hamilton is a supremely gifted back-seven player.
Round 1 - Pick 4
Pittsburgh • Soph • 6'3" / 220 lbs
Let's get a little crazy here. Some would think Pickett doesn't have much more of a higher ceiling than Davis Mills, but he's much more careful with the football and has better and more natural improvisational skills.
Round 1 - Pick 5
Malik Willis QB
Liberty • Soph • 6'1" / 219 lbs
What the Giants need to do for 2022 is sign an established veteran, then address the quarterback position early in the draft. Willis is raw but has All-Pro upside.
From Seattle Seahawks
Round 1 - Pick 6
Oregon • Soph • 6'5" / 258 lbs
The Jets have a strong defensive front -- especially when you factor in Carl Lawson's 2022 return -- but this is a dream scenario for Robert Saleh.
From Chicago Bears
Round 1 - Pick 7
Ikem Ekwonu OT
NC State • Soph • 6'4" / 320 lbs
New quarterback and a new left tackle with the strength and athleticism to hit the ground running. Perfect for the start of the Giants' rebuild.
From Miami Dolphins
Round 1 - Pick 8
LSU • Soph • 6'0" / 195 lbs
The Eagles can address the offense and defensive front later in Round 1. Stingley is a blue-chip prospect falling into their lap here. Can't pass on him.
Round 1 - Pick 9
Kenyon Green OL
Texas A&M • Soph • 6'4" / 323 lbs
The Falcons need...a lot, and with two quarterbacks off the board they decide on an established SEC blocker to build the talent on the offensive line.
Round 1 - Pick 10
Chris Olave WR
Ohio State • Soph • 6'1" / 189 lbs
Does the Washington Football Team really need a quarterback desperately? If Taylor Heinicke plays like he did in Week 11, it may not. Instead the team gets him another refined weapon to pair with Terry McLaurin.
Round 1 - Pick 11
Purdue • Soph • 6'4" / 263 lbs
The Eagles have to add to their defensive front, and Karlaftis has serious abilities as a three-down edge rusher.
Round 1 - Pick 12
Matt Corral QB
Ole Miss • Soph • 6'2" / 205 lbs
The Panthers are building...something under Matt Rhule, but this club will never take off unless it gets its long-term answer at quarterback. Cam Newton can be the perfect mentor for Corral and will allow him to sit for a while before starting.
Round 1 - Pick 13
South Carolina • Soph • 6'4" / 258 lbs
Enagbare needs to add to his pass-rush move arsenal, but the athleticism profile is absolutely top-half-of-the-first-round quality.
From San Francisco 49ers
Round 1 - Pick 14
Iowa • Soph • 6'2" / 305 lbs
I keep going back to this pairing. The Dolphins have to get nastier up front, and Linderbaum does not play around.
Round 1 - Pick 15
Ohio State • Soph • 6'0" / 192 lbs
More receiver help for Derek Carr in Vegas. Wilson is a springy speedster with a complete game.
From Indianapolis Colts
Round 1 - Pick 16
Nakobe Dean LB
Georgia • Soph • 5'11" / 231 lbs
Howie Roseman has a long history of waiting on linebacker, so how about not picking the super-talented Dean until his third first-round pick?
Round 1 - Pick 17
Alabama • Soph • 6'1" / 179 lbs
Williams is going in the first round. And regardless of what the Browns decide to do at quarterback, the receiver spot has to be addressed.
Round 1 - Pick 18
Kaiir Elam CB
Florida • Soph • 6'1" / 191 lbs
The Steelers secondary has to get younger on the perimeter, and Elam has the press-man skills that'll be welcomed in Pittsburgh.
Round 1 - Pick 19
Arkansas • Soph • 6'2" / 225 lbs
Did you see Burks against Alabama? Grown man. Burks will acclimate quickly as a big slot in Sean Payton's offense.
Round 1 - Pick 20
Clemson • Soph • 6'0" / 194 lbs
Booth is a natural playmaker who'd make perfect sense in Mike Zimmer's scheme.
Round 1 - Pick 21
Ohio State • Soph • 6'6" / 320 lbs
Munford has tackle/guard versatility and a complete game to be a rookie starter in Buffalo.
Round 1 - Pick 22
Drake London WR
USC • Soph • 6'4" / 213 lbs
London stays home in Los Angeles and will be another target with a large catch radius for Justin Herbert.
Round 1 - Pick 23
Mississippi State • Soph • 6'5" / 311 lbs
Cross is young and somewhat raw, but his play this season has led to legitimate first-round consideration. More protection for Joe Burrow.
From Los Angeles Rams
Round 1 - Pick 24
Jahan Dotson WR
Penn State • Soph • 5'11" / 182 lbs
Dotson would provide the Lions with what they desperately need: a dynamic weapon at wideout. He can win at all three levels.
Round 1 - Pick 25
Texas A&M • Soph • 6'4" / 290 lbs
The Chiefs simply can't pass on someone as talented as Leal this late in Round 1. He's a disruptor regardless of where he aligns.
Round 1 - Pick 26
Penn State • Soph • 6'3" / 256 lbs
Ebiketie is going to fly up boards over the next few months. He's a chiseled specimen who's produced at a high level this season.
Round 1 - Pick 27
Texas A&M • Fr • 6'5" / 265 lbs
Another pass-catching option for Dak Prescott. Wydermyer has been super-reliable for the Aggies over the past two seasons.
Round 1 - Pick 28
Georgia • Soph • 6'0" / 190 lbs
More youthful investment in the secondary for the Buccaneers with the pro-ready Kendrick.
Round 1 - Pick 29
Washington • Soph • 5'11" / 193 lbs
McDuffie's versatility makes him the ideal fit in Baltimore's blitz-happy defense.
Round 1 - Pick 30
Devin Lloyd LB
Utah • Soph • 6'3" / 235 lbs
Lloyd could sneak into the first round because of his range, tackling prowess, and coverage ability.
Round 1 - Pick 31
Central Michigan • Soph • 6'6" / 303 lbs
The Titans look for another young blocker in Round 1. In Raimann they get a highly athletic blocker with major potential.
Round 1 - Pick 32
The Cardinals seem to prioritize versatility on defense and Hill makes plays at safety, outside corner, or in the slot.