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The Lions are trending toward a top 3 selection, and fortunately, due to the Matthew Stafford trade, they'll make two picks in the first round of the 2022 NFL Draft. Normally, when a team has that two-pick luxury, it will lean toward picking its quarterback of the future first then grab a prospect at another position later. 

Not in this mock for Detroit. 

Alright, let's get to all 32 picks.

The draft order below was determined using SportsLine's Super Bowl odds but in reverse order. 

NFL Mock Draft
Round 1
Round 1 - Pick 1
Alabama • Jr • 6'7" / 350 lbs
Projected Team
Jacksonville
PROSPECT RNK
27th
POSITION RNK
4th
Neal is a mammoth blocker on the edge with freaky athletic traits and All-Pro upside. Easy selection for Jacksonville.
Round 1 - Pick 2
Oregon • Soph • 6'5" / 258 lbs
Projected Team
Houston
PROSPECT RNK
1st
POSITION RNK
1st
Thibodeaux went superhero against California last week with 11 pressures on 22 pass-rushing snaps. The only way he doesn't go No. 1 is if the Jaguars land the first pick.
Round 1 - Pick 3
Michigan • Sr • 6'6" / 265 lbs
Projected Team
Detroit
PROSPECT RNK
21st
POSITION RNK
3rd
Hutchinson is having an enormous final season at Michigan and was No. 1 on Bruce Feldman's Freak's List that was published in the summer. He's going to be selected very high in late April.
Round 1 - Pick 4
Notre Dame • Jr • 6'4" / 219 lbs
Projected Team
N.Y. Jets
PROSPECT RNK
3rd
POSITION RNK
1st
Hamilton is a freaky, do-it-all prospect who can play anywhere in the back seven and create big plays for the defense.
Round 1 - Pick 5
Liberty • Jr • 6'1" / 195 lbs
Projected Team
N.Y. Giants
PROSPECT RNK
29th
POSITION RNK
5th
The way it's trending now, the Giants will probably have a new GM and QB next year. Willis is raw but has major upside.
Round 1 - Pick 6
Texas A&M • Jr • 6'4" / 290 lbs
Projected Team
Philadelphia
PROSPECT RNK
8th
POSITION RNK
1st
Leal and Javon Hargrave will create a seriously disruptive interior of the defensive line in Philadelphia.
Round 1 - Pick 7
Ole Miss • Jr • 6'2" / 205 lbs
Projected Team
Washington
PROSPECT RNK
77th
POSITION RNK
6th
Corral has the athleticism and arm to land early in Round 1, and while he can be overaggressive at times, he's pretty accurate too. Washington has to address the quarterback spot.
Round 1 - Pick 8
LSU • Jr • 6'1" / 195 lbs
Projected Team
N.Y. Giants
PROSPECT RNK
2nd
POSITION RNK
1st
Stingley has been penciled into the top 10 for years now. He and James Bradberry would be the longest outside cornerback tandem in the NFL. And quite talented.
Round 1 - Pick 9
Ohio State • Jr • 6'0" / 192 lbs
Projected Team
Atlanta
PROSPECT RNK
7th
POSITION RNK
1st
How about more offensive weaponry in Atlanta. Why the hell not? Matt Ryan's probably playing in his final season with the Falcons in 2022, so Wilson will help him make the most of it.
Round 1 - Pick 10
Florida • Jr • 6'2" / 196 lbs
Projected Team
Philadelphia
PROSPECT RNK
19th
POSITION RNK
4th
Elam is a lengthy, athletic, super-physical cornerback who'd help to round out the Eagles secondary.
Round 1 - Pick 11
Ohio State • Sr • 6'1" / 188 lbs
Projected Team
Carolina
PROSPECT RNK
13th
POSITION RNK
2nd
The Panthers have to get more dynamic in their receiver room. Olave isn't close to the freakiest first-round receiver over the past few years, but he's one of the most polished route runners with high-end ball skills.
Round 1 - Pick 12
Iowa • Jr • 6'3" / 290 lbs
Projected Team
N.Y. Jets
PROSPECT RNK
9th
POSITION RNK
1st
Linderbaum will provide interior protection for Zach Wilson for a long time and boost the efficiency of the Jets run game.
Round 1 - Pick 13
Purdue • Jr • 6'4" / 275 lbs
Projected Team
New England
PROSPECT RNK
6th
POSITION RNK
2nd
Karlaftis feels like the oversized, versatile defensive end Bill Belichick will adore come draft time.
Round 1 - Pick 14
Georgia • Jr • 6'0" / 225 lbs
Projected Team
Philadelphia
PROSPECT RNK
37th
POSITION RNK
6th
Howie Roseman bucks the trend and goes linebacker in Round 1. Dean flies around with serious energy and range.
Round 1 - Pick 15
Georgia • Soph • 6'6" / 330 lbs
Projected Team
Denver
PROSPECT RNK
POSITION RNK
I know, I know. Davis is a nose tackle. But he's different -- he can rush the passer! -- and Derrick Brown went in the top 10 in 2020.
Round 1 - Pick 16
Texas A&M • Jr • 6'4" / 325 lbs
Projected Team
Cincinnati
PROSPECT RNK
10th
POSITION RNK
2nd
Green would add more physicality to the Bengals offensive front. It's needed.
Round 1 - Pick 17
Arkansas • Jr • 6'3" / 225 lbs
Projected Team
Pittsburgh
PROSPECT RNK
15th
POSITION RNK
3rd
Burks would step into the slot position likely vacated by Juju Smith-Schuster leaving in free agency next March.
Round 1 - Pick 18
Washington • Soph • 5'11" / 195 lbs
Projected Team
Minnesota
PROSPECT RNK
POSITION RNK
McDuffie would provide Mike Zimmer with a multi-dimensional defensive back with elite-level athletic traits.
Round 1 - Pick 19
South Carolina • Sr • 6'4" / 260 lbs
Projected Team
Las Vegas
PROSPECT RNK
35th
POSITION RNK
5th
Enagbare and Maxx Crosby would be one frightening edge-rushing tandem in Las Vegas for years to come.
Round 1 - Pick 20
NC State • Soph • 6'4" / 320 lbs
Projected Team
Miami
PROSPECT RNK
POSITION RNK
Ekwonu is pretty darn close to being NFL strong which will speed up his transition to the professional level.
Round 1 - Pick 21
USC • Jr • 6'5" / 210 lbs
Projected Team
New Orleans
PROSPECT RNK
60th
POSITION RNK
10th
London lands with Jameis Winston and the Saints to give New Orleans a big body in the slot.
Round 1 - Pick 22
Cincinnati • Jr • 6'2" / 188 lbs
Projected Team
Tennessee
PROSPECT RNK
18th
POSITION RNK
3rd
The Titans have to prioritize more defensive back help early in the 2022 draft. Gardner fits the mold Tennessee wants in its corners in that he's a man-coverage specialist.
Round 1 - Pick 23
Ohio State • Jr • 6'5" / 315 lbs
Projected Team
L.A. Chargers
PROSPECT RNK
41st
POSITION RNK
1st
The Chargers have their franchise left tackle in Rashawn Slater. They get Petit-Frere here in Round 1 to solidify their right tackle position. He's very talented.
Round 1 - Pick 24
Alabama • Jr • 6'2" / 189 lbs
Projected Team
Cleveland
PROSPECT RNK
POSITION RNK
Williams is listed at 6-foot-2 and he glides around the football field. He'll be a riser during the pre-draft process.
Round 1 - Pick 25
Alabama • Jr • 6'1" / 210 lbs
Projected Team
Dallas
PROSPECT RNK
POSITION RNK
The safety spot in Dallas is somewhat of a patchwork group right now. Battle can be another playmaker behind Trevon Diggs in that secondary.
Round 1 - Pick 26
Texas A&M • Jr • 6'5" / 255 lbs
Projected Team
Green Bay
PROSPECT RNK
28th
POSITION RNK
1st
Wydermeyer is trending toward being the top tight end prospect in this class. His work in the trenches and pass-catching prowess would be welcomed in Green Bay.
Round 1 - Pick 27
Georgia • Sr • 6'5" / 230 lbs
Projected Team
Arizona
PROSPECT RNK
22nd
POSITION RNK
3rd
Given the age of some of the edge rushers in Arizona, the Cardinals go with the young, hyper-talented Anderson here, who has All-Pro upside.
Round 1 - Pick 28
Utah • Jr • 6'3" / 235 lbs
Projected Team
Baltimore
PROSPECT RNK
49th
POSITION RNK
7th
The Ravens add a tall, rangy linebacker to their disruptive defense. He'll be a movable chess piece for Wink Martindale.
Round 1 - Pick 29
Nevada • Jr • 6'4" / 215 lbs
Projected Team
Detroit
PROSPECT RNK
17th
POSITION RNK
3rd
Insane value for the Lions here with Strong. He's quietly had a strong senior season and will enter the NFL with loads of experience.
Round 1 - Pick 30
USC • Jr • 6'4" / 250 lbs
Projected Team
Kansas City
PROSPECT RNK
16th
POSITION RNK
2nd
The Chiefs have to get more dynamic off the edge, and Jackson has serious ability to tightly bend the corner.
Round 1 - Pick 31
Iowa State • Jr • 6'1" / 220 lbs
Projected Team
Tampa Bay
PROSPECT RNK
86th
POSITION RNK
4th
The Buccaneers had a high-caliber talent to their running back position with Hall.
Round 1 - Pick 32
UCLA • Jr • 6'5" / 320 lbs
Projected Team
Buffalo
PROSPECT RNK
64th
POSITION RNK
2nd
Rhyan really gets after it in power situations and has legitimate guard/tackle flexibility. He'll start his career in Buffalo inside.