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Even though it's not a sparkly quarterback class, that position will be a huge storyline in the first round of the 2022 NFL Draft. Which teams are willing to bet their futures on the likes of Kenny Pickett, Matt Corral, and Malik Willis?

Oh we're now featuring trades in our mock drafts! This one features two of them. 

For now, keep reading to see how the entire first round unfolds.

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) to determine selections 1-32 below.

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NFL Mock Draft
Round 1
Round 1 - Pick 1
Michigan • 6'6" / 265 lbs
Projected Team
Jacksonville
PROSPECT RNK
7th
POSITION RNK
3rd
The new coach in Jacksonville isn't going to care much about the fact the Jaguars picked edge rushers in the first round of the 2019 and 2020 draft. Hutchinson is a different animal.
  Mock Trade from Detroit Lions
Round 1 - Pick 2
Oregon • 6'5" / 258 lbs
Projected Team
N.Y. Giants
PROSPECT RNK
2nd
POSITION RNK
1st
The Giants have two first-round picks, but also have a pair of thirds. The latter helps in this deal, as New York uses one of the third-rounders, along with a second-rounder this year and next to get the chance to pick Thibodeaux.
Round 1 - Pick 3
LSU • 6'1" / 190 lbs
Projected Team
Houston
PROSPECT RNK
3rd
POSITION RNK
1st
With the top two prospects off the board, the Texans select Stingley, a marquee prospect in his own right playing a vital position.
Round 1 - Pick 4
Alabama • 6'7" / 350 lbs
Projected Team
N.Y. Jets
PROSPECT RNK
4th
POSITION RNK
1st
The Jets are more than willing to grab Neal here to protect Zach Wilson.
  Mock Trade from New York Giants
Round 1 - Pick 5
Notre Dame • 6'4" / 219 lbs
Projected Team
Detroit
PROSPECT RNK
1st
POSITION RNK
1st
After moving down to collect extra picks during their rebuild and still land Hamilton, the dynamic, do-everything safety.
Round 1 - Pick 6
Arkansas • 6'3" / 225 lbs
Projected Team
N.Y. Giants
PROSPECT RNK
22nd
POSITION RNK
4th
Burks is going to be a hot commodity on draft night. He's a bully on the perimeter and scorched the SEC in back-to-back seasons. With rumors swirling about Russell Wilson going to the Giants this offseason, this pick is all about maximizing Wilson's productivity on his new team.
Round 1 - Pick 7
Pittsburgh • 6'3" / 220 lbs
Projected Team
Carolina
PROSPECT RNK
15th
POSITION RNK
2nd
Even if Matt Rhule doesn't make it to his third season coaching the Panthers -- I think he will -- the Panthers have to prioritize quarterback early, and Pickett has been trending toward being the first passer off the board for a while now.
Round 1 - Pick 8
Clemson • 6'0" / 200 lbs
Projected Team
N.Y. Jets
PROSPECT RNK
10th
POSITION RNK
1st
The Jets have to get stronger in their secondary, and Booth has the light feet and ball skills to go in the top 10.
Round 1 - Pick 9
NC State • 6'4" / 320 lbs
Projected Team
Atlanta
PROSPECT RNK
1st
POSITION RNK
1st
The Falcons blocking has been subpar for a long time now, and Ekwonu will bring athleticism, balance, and nastiness to Atlanta's front.
Round 1 - Pick 10
Alabama • 6'2" / 189 lbs
Projected Team
Washington
PROSPECT RNK
24th
POSITION RNK
6th
More Alabama alums for the Football Team. Don't be surprised if they look to the veteran quarterback market in March then pick another receiving weapon in April.
Round 1 - Pick 11
Iowa • 6'3" / 290 lbs
Projected Team
Philadelphia
PROSPECT RNK
5th
POSITION RNK
2nd
Linderbaum is going to be the most sought after center prospect in quite some time, and the Eagles are going to have a gaping hole at that position after the season given Jason Kelce's age and free-agent status.
Round 1 - Pick 12
Purdue • 6'4" / 275 lbs
Projected Team
Philadelphia
PROSPECT RNK
6th
POSITION RNK
2nd
The Eagles have to get younger up front defensively, and Karlaftis has all the tools to be a perennial Pro Bowl type.
Round 1 - Pick 13
Georgia • 6'0" / 225 lbs
Projected Team
Denver
PROSPECT RNK
27th
POSITION RNK
3rd
The Broncos have run through a litany of linebackers this season -- mostly due to injury -- and Dean can be a steadying force at that position because of his athletic traits and football intelligence.
Round 1 - Pick 14
Ole Miss • 6'2" / 205 lbs
Projected Team
New Orleans
PROSPECT RNK
19th
POSITION RNK
2nd
Dream scenario for the Saints. They get their quarterback of the future without having to trade up. Corral would be a glorious fit in Sean Payton's offense because of his quick release, mobility, and aggressiveness.
Round 1 - Pick 15
Ohio State • 6'0" / 192 lbs
Projected Team
Cleveland
PROSPECT RNK
8th
POSITION RNK
1st
Wilson has looked like a first-round pick for years at Ohio State, and the Browns have to get more electric at receiver.
Round 1 - Pick 16
Texas A&M • 6'4" / 325 lbs
Projected Team
Las Vegas
PROSPECT RNK
13th
POSITION RNK
3rd
Green is a masher who can play any position up front. The Raiders have to solidify the interior of their blocking unit.
Round 1 - Pick 17
Mississippi State • 6'5" / 310 lbs
Projected Team
Pittsburgh
PROSPECT RNK
29th
POSITION RNK
5th
Cross has amazing upside and will greatly benefit the next quarterback for the Steelers.
Round 1 - Pick 18
Cincinnati • 6'3" / 200 lbs
Projected Team
Baltimore
PROSPECT RNK
17th
POSITION RNK
3rd
Gardner can man up on the outside and his tenacious style fits perfectly in Baltimore.
Round 1 - Pick 19
Ohio State • 6'1" / 188 lbs
Projected Team
Minnesota
PROSPECT RNK
16th
POSITION RNK
2nd
Olave gives Kirk Cousins another weapon opposite Justin Jefferson. Good idea for Minnesota here.
  Mock Trade from Buffalo Bills
Round 1 - Pick 20
Liberty • 6'1" / 225 lbs
Projected Team
Detroit
PROSPECT RNK
41st
POSITION RNK
1st
Lions GM Brad Holmes was in Los Angeles for years when the Rams were the most aggressive trading team in football, and with Willis dropping, he makes his move to get the raw but uber-talented quarterback.
Round 1 - Pick 21
Central Michigan • 6'7" / 305 lbs
Projected Team
Miami
PROSPECT RNK
37th
POSITION RNK
7th
Rainmann is a former tight end who thrived at left tackle for the Chippewas. With more strength, he can be a high-end blocker.
Round 1 - Pick 22
Michigan • 6'5" / 250 lbs
Projected Team
L.A. Chargers
PROSPECT RNK
60th
POSITION RNK
6th
The Chargers get Joey Bosa a running mate on the edge in the athletic, ascending Ojabo.
Round 1 - Pick 23
Utah • 6'3" / 232 lbs
Projected Team
Philadelphia
PROSPECT RNK
22nd
POSITION RNK
4th
Lloyd is incredibly long and plays with incendiary speed to the football. He's what the Eagles need.
  Mock Trade from Detroit Lions
Round 1 - Pick 24
USC • 6'5" / 210 lbs
Projected Team
Buffalo
PROSPECT RNK
23rd
POSITION RNK
5th
The Bills could look to receiver early in the draft and London would give Buffalo an athletic big body who'd thrive with Josh Allen.
Round 1 - Pick 25
Northern Iowa • 6'7" / 329 lbs
Projected Team
Cincinnati
PROSPECT RNK
25th
POSITION RNK
2nd
The Bengals still need to add more blockers up front. Penning is an athletic small-school blocker who's going to rise up boards during the draft process.
Round 1 - Pick 26
Penn State • 5'11" / 182 lbs
Projected Team
Tennessee
PROSPECT RNK
18th
POSITION RNK
3rd
The Titans get a quick burner to complement A.J. Brown and the ultimate workhorse back, Derrick Henry.
Round 1 - Pick 27
Houston • 6'6" / 275 lbs
Projected Team
Arizona
PROSPECT RNK
POSITION RNK
The Cardinals like oversized defensive linemen who can rush the quarterback occasionally. Hall fits the mold perfectly.
Round 1 - Pick 28
Florida State • 6'5" / 262 lbs
Projected Team
Tampa Bay
PROSPECT RNK
83rd
POSITION RNK
5th
Johnson is a long, powerful edge rusher with a non-stop motor. Tampa has to get younger up front on defense, even after picking Joe Tryon-Shoyinka in April.
Round 1 - Pick 29
Florida • 6'2" / 193 lbs
Projected Team
New England
PROSPECT RNK
26th
POSITION RNK
4th
Elam is the type of long, physical press man cornerback Bill Belichick will love.
Round 1 - Pick 30
Penn State • 6'3" / 241 lbs
Projected Team
Dallas
PROSPECT RNK
POSITION RNK
With Micah Parsons staying on the edge, the Cowboys may actually have to go linebacker again early in the draft, and grabbing Parson's old teammate would be logical.
Round 1 - Pick 31
Washington • 5'11" / 195 lbs
Projected Team
Kansas City
PROSPECT RNK
14th
POSITION RNK
1st
McDuffie can be utilized as a multidimensional secondary member in Steve Spagnuolo's defense.
Round 1 - Pick 32
Texas A&M • 6'4" / 290 lbs
Projected Team
Green Bay
PROSPECT RNK
9th
POSITION RNK
1st
Leal is the exact type of oversized edge rusher the Packers love.