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A few weeks ago I wrote that Oregon's Kayvon Thibodeaux is close to locking in being the No. 1 overall pick in the 2022 NFL Draft. Well, what would it look like if the Ducks star doesn't get picked first? 

I recently dove deep into the film of George Karlaftis, the Purdue game-wrecker, and he has many legitimate No. 1 overall selection traits too. That's what you'll see here: Karlaftis as the top pick. 

Now that we're past the midway point of the season, we're using the 2022 NFL Draft order (via tankathon) to determine selections 1-32 below.

NFL Mock Draft
Round 1
Round 1 - Pick 1
Purdue • 6'4" / 263 lbs
Projected Team
Detroit
PROSPECT RNK
6th
POSITION RNK
2nd
Early November is the appropriate time for a mock draft surprise. And this would amount to one. However, Karlaftis, like Kayvon Thibodeaux, is a freaky athlete who's actually younger than the Oregon star and has more of an NFL body.
Round 1 - Pick 2
Oregon • 6'5" / 258 lbs
Projected Team
Houston
PROSPECT RNK
1st
POSITION RNK
1st
Thibodeaux might be more of a project than people are thinking right now, while the Texans are years away from contending. Perfect match. He does have All-Pro upside.
Round 1 - Pick 3
Notre Dame • 6'4" / 220 lbs
Projected Team
Philadelphia
PROSPECT RNK
3rd
POSITION RNK
1st
The Eagles get a monster playmaker in Hamilton, who will boost the back seven in Philadelphia in a major way.
Round 1 - Pick 4
Alabama • 6'7" / 350 lbs
Projected Team
N.Y. Jets
PROSPECT RNK
27th
POSITION RNK
4th
Neal falls into the Jets lap, and they couldn't be happier with the thought of Mekhi Becton and Neal protecting their quarterback for years to come.
Round 1 - Pick 5
LSU • 6'0" / 195 lbs
Projected Team
Jacksonville
PROSPECT RNK
2nd
POSITION RNK
1st
The Jaguars did have a tremendous defensive effort in Week 9 but are still in need of an alpha at the corner spot. Stingley can be that guy.
Round 1 - Pick 6
Ole Miss • 6'2" / 205 lbs
Projected Team
Washington
PROSPECT RNK
3rd
POSITION RNK
1st
The Football Team isn't gettijng a marquee, high-end prospect here, but Corral presents the best combination of NFL-readiness and upside.
Round 1 - Pick 7
Michigan • 6'7" / 264 lbs
Projected Team
Philadelphia
PROSPECT RNK
21st
POSITION RNK
3rd
With Derek Barnett set for free agency and Brandon Graham nearing the end of his career, this is a no-brainer for the Eagles.
Round 1 - Pick 8
Georgia • 5'11" / 231 lbs
Projected Team
N.Y. Giants
PROSPECT RNK
37th
POSITION RNK
6th
Dean is a big-time athlete who can run, hit, and cover like some of the best linebacker prospects we've seen over the past three or four draft classes.
Round 1 - Pick 9
NC State • 6'4" / 320 lbs
Projected Team
N.Y. Giants
PROSPECT RNK
POSITION RNK
How about more protection for Daniel Jones up front? Ekwonu can play tackle in the NFL despite his shorter arms because of his outstanding balance and power.
Round 1 - Pick 10
Iowa • 6'2" / 305 lbs
Projected Team
Miami
PROSPECT RNK
19th
POSITION RNK
4th
The Dolphins might end up with a top 10 pick after all, given the 49ers' recent downward spiral. And how about a sure thing along the offensive line for Miami? That's what they'd get with Linderbaum.
Round 1 - Pick 11
Washington • 5'11" / 193 lbs
Projected Team
N.Y. Jets
PROSPECT RNK
POSITION RNK
McDuffie is a majorly gifted athlete with fantastic instincts in coverage. He's the type the Jets need in their secondary.
Round 1 - Pick 12
Liberty • 6'1" / 219 lbs
Projected Team
Minnesota
PROSPECT RNK
29th
POSITION RNK
5th
The Vikings finally part ways from having an exact type at the quarterback spot -- see: Kirk Cousins -- with the selection of Willis, a raw but immensely high upside quarterback prospect.
Round 1 - Pick 13
Texas A&M • 6'4" / 323 lbs
Projected Team
Carolina
PROSPECT RNK
10th
POSITION RNK
2nd
The Panthers have to get nastier inside. Green is the definition of a mauler, and while he's played multiple positions at Texas A&M, his best NFL position will be guard.
Round 1 - Pick 14
Mississippi State • 6'5" / 311 lbs
Projected Team
Philadelphia
PROSPECT RNK
59th
POSITION RNK
12th
As such a young prospect, Cross is a bit of a project, but he's played like a first-round pick this season and has All-Pro potential given his smooth athletic traits.
Round 1 - Pick 15
Pittsburgh • 6'3" / 220 lbs
Projected Team
Denver
PROSPECT RNK
14th
POSITION RNK
1st
GM George Paton was in Minnesota for the Vikings' draft selection of Teddy Bridgewater and signing of Kirk Cousins. With Pickett, he'd get another multi-year college starter with a strong resume inside the pocket.
Round 1 - Pick 16
Cincinnati • 6'3" / 200 lbs
Projected Team
Cincinnati
PROSPECT RNK
18th
POSITION RNK
3rd
Gardner is a physical, in-your-face cornerback who would be a welcomed, youthful addition to the Cincinnati defensive backfield.
Round 1 - Pick 17
Ohio State • 6'0" / 192 lbs
Projected Team
Cleveland
PROSPECT RNK
7th
POSITION RNK
1st
With Odell Beckham Jr. gone, the need for receiver in Cleveland is clear-cut. Wilson is a twitched up speedster bound for Round 1.
Round 1 - Pick 18
Alabama • 6'1" / 179 lbs
Projected Team
Kansas City
PROSPECT RNK
POSITION RNK
Suddenly, I think we're realizing the Chiefs might need secondary weapons on offense. Williams is sudden and excels after the catch. He'll be a riser during draft season.
Round 1 - Pick 19
Texas A&M • 6'4" / 290 lbs
Projected Team
Atlanta
PROSPECT RNK
8th
POSITION RNK
1st
Huge value selection for the Falcons here with Leal, who can win at any defensive line position.
Round 1 - Pick 20
Penn State • 5'11" / 182 lbs
Projected Team
New England
PROSPECT RNK
POSITION RNK
Given his juice to get open down the field, great ball skills, and craftiness underneath, Dotson would fit perfectly in New England.
Round 1 - Pick 21
USC • 6'4" / 213 lbs
Projected Team
New Orleans
PROSPECT RNK
60th
POSITION RNK
10th
London plays to every inch of his 6-foot-5 frame but has the quickness to get open.
Round 1 - Pick 22
Florida • 6'1" / 191 lbs
Projected Team
Pittsburgh
PROSPECT RNK
19th
POSITION RNK
4th
Elam would be a glorious fit in Pittsburgh's man-heavy coverage scheme because of his length and physicality at the line.
Round 1 - Pick 23
Georgia • 6'0" / 190 lbs
Projected Team
Las Vegas
PROSPECT RNK
12th
POSITION RNK
1st
Kendrick would be a high-floor cornerback for the Raiders. Exactly what that secondary needs.
Round 1 - Pick 24
Utah • 6'3" / 235 lbs
Projected Team
Dallas
PROSPECT RNK
49th
POSITION RNK
7th
With Micah Parsons destined to play mostly on the edge and Leighton Vander Esch a free agent, the Cowboys dip into the off-ball linebacker well again with Lloyd, a sizable and rangy 'backer.
Round 1 - Pick 25
Auburn • 5'11" / 190 lbs
Projected Team
Buffalo
PROSPECT RNK
65th
POSITION RNK
3rd
The Bills have a major hole at guard but can't pass on the SEC-tested McCreary, who plays the ball awesomely in the air and has an NFL body that will allow him to thrive against the run.
Round 1 - Pick 26
Arkansas • 6'2" / 225 lbs
Projected Team
L.A. Chargers
PROSPECT RNK
23rd
POSITION RNK
5th
Burks would be a tremendous complement to Keenan Allen and Mike Williams in Los Angeles.
Round 1 - Pick 27
Penn State • 6'1" / 200 lbs
Projected Team
Tampa Bay
PROSPECT RNK
POSITION RNK
Brisker has been a steady producer at Penn State for years and would add more youthful talent to Tampa's secondary.
Round 1 - Pick 28
North Carolina • 6'1" / 220 lbs
Projected Team
Detroit
PROSPECT RNK
5th
POSITION RNK
2nd
Howell hasn't been as dynamic as he was in 2020, but he's done a good job of late elevating those around him. He can be a project-type in Detroit.
Round 1 - Pick 29
Georgia • 6'6" / 336 lbs
Projected Team
Baltimore
PROSPECT RNK
POSITION RNK
The Ravens love oversized defensive linemen, and that's precisely what Davis is. Brandon Williams is a free agent at the end of the season.
Round 1 - Pick 30
Texas A&M • 6'5" / 265 lbs
Projected Team
Green Bay
PROSPECT RNK
28th
POSITION RNK
1st
I'd love Wydermeyer in Green Bay. He's the most talented receiving tight end in this class.
Round 1 - Pick 31
Washington • Sr • 6'7" / 340 lbs
Projected Team
Tennessee
PROSPECT RNK
POSITION RNK
Kirkland is a pass blocking specialist, but with more power he can be rock-solid for the run too because of his great feet.
Round 1 - Pick 32
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Michigan • 6'0" / 192 lbs
Projected Team
Arizona
PROSPECT RNK
67th
POSITION RNK
5th
Hill is a former monster recruit with incredible twitch and good ball skills.