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With two weeks left in the regular season, the draft order will begin to stabilize and pairings between teams and players will begin to grow stale by the time April arrives. The next few weeks will be entertaining to run through new possibilities and explore new matches. In today's thought exercise, three quarterbacks are taken in the first round. 

The 2022 NFL Draft order was determined with the updated strength of schedule and win-loss records, via Tankathon.com.

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NFL Mock Draft
Round 1
Round 1 - Pick 1
Oregon • 6'5" / 258 lbs
Projected Team
Jacksonville
PROSPECT RNK
2nd
POSITION RNK
1st
Despite the selection of K'Lavon Chaisson a few years ago, Jacksonville should not be spooked by the concept of taking Thibodeaux to pair with Josh Allen. He offers more pass-rush upside. The Jaguars simply need to add talent to the roster and pass rush could become a strength for that franchise.
Round 1 - Pick 2
Michigan • 6'6" / 265 lbs
Projected Team
Detroit
PROSPECT RNK
7th
POSITION RNK
3rd
Dan Campbell has openly created a culture of toughness and physicality. Hutchinson serves that interest. Born, raised and developed in Michigan, Hutchinson would elevate those expectations and form a formidable tandem with Romeo Okwara.
Round 1 - Pick 3
LSU • 6'1" / 190 lbs
Projected Team
Houston
PROSPECT RNK
3rd
POSITION RNK
1st
Houston could go in a number of directions with the current state of its roster. Will they give Davis Mills another year? Will David Culley be back? There are so many balls in the air for that franchise this offseason. The decision to take an offensive lineman or a cornerback is peanuts relative to the larger narratives.
Round 1 - Pick 4
Purdue • 6'4" / 275 lbs
Projected Team
N.Y. Jets
PROSPECT RNK
6th
POSITION RNK
2nd
A run on edge rushers forced New York to address the edge rusher position prior to the Giants coming on the clock. Karlaftis is a mature defender that can fit run gaps and win with heavy hands.
Round 1 - Pick 5
NC State • 6'4" / 320 lbs
Projected Team
N.Y. Giants
PROSPECT RNK
12th
POSITION RNK
1st
Ekwonu has the versatility to play offensive tackle or slide inside to guard. His positioning allows New York to try Matt Peart at right tackle full-time in the absence of Nate Solder. Ideally, Peart sticks there and Ekwonu moves to guard but, in the event it does not, they have options.
Round 1 - Pick 6
Alabama • 6'7" / 350 lbs
Projected Team
N.Y. Jets
PROSPECT RNK
4th
POSITION RNK
1st
Mekhi Becton and Neal would have to be the largest set of bookend tackles in the NFL. Their sheer size complicates the path in which defenders can take to the quarterback. The Jets want to be a team that can lean on the offensive line in critical situations.
Round 1 - Pick 7
Pittsburgh • 6'3" / 220 lbs
Projected Team
Carolina
PROSPECT RNK
15th
POSITION RNK
2nd
There is history between Kenny Pickett and Matt Rhule. Pickett had committed to the coach at Temple. Rhule has shown that he values previous relationships by bringing in Robby Anderson and P.J. Walker so Pickett could be an option in the event that they strike out trying to secure a veteran at the position.
Round 1 - Pick 8
Notre Dame • 6'4" / 219 lbs
Projected Team
N.Y. Giants
PROSPECT RNK
1st
POSITION RNK
1st
With the pick acquired from Chicago, the Giants add Hamilton to replace Jabrill Peppers, who is a free agent this offseason. Xavier McKinney and Hamilton gives Patrick Graham a very talented duo on the back end. It is simply a matter of best-player available.
Round 1 - Pick 9
Mississippi State • 6'5" / 310 lbs
Projected Team
Washington
PROSPECT RNK
29th
POSITION RNK
5th
Charles Leno has been a quality addition to Washington but that is not a long-term solution. Cross is a young, ascending player that could be that long-term fit for the franchise. They have some pieces with Sam Cosmi and, potentially, Brandon Scherff.
Round 1 - Pick 10
Alabama • 6'2" / 189 lbs
Projected Team
Atlanta
PROSPECT RNK
24th
POSITION RNK
6th
Atlanta presumably has a few very gifted pass-catchers with Calvin Ridley and Kyle Pitts. It could use another alpha wide receiver to round out that unit, which is where Williams comes into the picture.
Round 1 - Pick 11
Utah • 6'3" / 232 lbs
Projected Team
Denver
PROSPECT RNK
20th
POSITION RNK
1st
If Jonathon Cooper continues to his development, then edge rusher will not be a pressing need. Denver can turn its attention to other aspects of the front seven like the defensive line and off-ball linebacker.
Round 1 - Pick 12
Cincinnati • 6'3" / 200 lbs
Projected Team
Minnesota
PROSPECT RNK
17th
POSITION RNK
3rd
Minnesota has invested heavily in cornerbacks in recent years but that led them to take a flyer on Patrick Peterson this season. Moving forward, the Vikings would be wise to add a long-term player so they are not forced to readdress the situation every offseason.
Round 1 - Pick 13
Liberty • 6'1" / 225 lbs
Projected Team
New Orleans
PROSPECT RNK
30th
POSITION RNK
3rd
Willis' play style is very different than what Sean Payton had for so many years with Drew Brees. It is evident that Taysom Hill and Jameis Winston are not going to work. If they do not land a veteran, then options begin to dwindle.
Round 1 - Pick 14
Iowa • 6'3" / 290 lbs
Projected Team
Cleveland
PROSPECT RNK
5th
POSITION RNK
2nd
J.C. Tretter is still playing very well but with so much invested in the other starting offensive line positions, it would behoove them to explore other cost-cutting measures. The swap would save roughly $5.5 million in 2022.
Round 1 - Pick 15
Ole Miss • 6'2" / 205 lbs
Projected Team
Pittsburgh
PROSPECT RNK
10th
POSITION RNK
1st
Pittsburgh needs to upgrade its offensive line but quarterback is also an issue currently and moving forward. If the team is going to bring in a new quarterback and a veteran is not the choice, then a first-round selection is essentially the only alternative. Historically speaking, quarterbacks taken beyond the first round achieving success are outliers.
Round 1 - Pick 16
Georgia • 6'6" / 340 lbs
Projected Team
L.A. Chargers
PROSPECT RNK
POSITION RNK
Los Angeles' run defense has been porous this season. Davis has more pass-rush juice than which he is given credit but that is not where his bread is buttered. He is a massive interior body that can stuff the run and create opportunities for Joey Bosa.
Round 1 - Pick 17
Ohio State • 6'0" / 192 lbs
Projected Team
Las Vegas
PROSPECT RNK
8th
POSITION RNK
1st
Las Vegas has had some unexpected changes at wide receiver this season. Hunter Renfrow has been consistent but few others have outside of Darren Waller. It would be beneficial for the Raiders to bring in another outlet for Derek Carr and Wilson is the best available.
Round 1 - Pick 18
Kentucky • 6'5" / 345 lbs
Projected Team
Baltimore
PROSPECT RNK
41st
POSITION RNK
1st
Baltimore can lean into its identity with the selection of Kinnard. The return of J.K. Dobbins and the selection of the Wildcat will signal that the team's run game is back with a vengeance.
Round 1 - Pick 19
Texas A&M • 6'4" / 325 lbs
Projected Team
Philadelphia
PROSPECT RNK
13th
POSITION RNK
3rd
Philadelphia drafted Andre Dillard in the first round even when it had Jason Peters. It is possible the Eagles select Green even if Jason Kelce returns. The idea would be that Landon Dickerson eventually takes over at center and Green slides over to guard.
Round 1 - Pick 20
USC • 6'4" / 250 lbs
Projected Team
Philadelphia
PROSPECT RNK
35th
POSITION RNK
4th
Derek Barnett is a free agent and Ryan Kerrigan, Brandon Graham will be 34 years old next season. Josh Sweat and Jackson are a duo that Philadelphia can be excited about moving forward. The Eagles have always invested in the line of scrimmage and the Jackson selection carries on that selection.
Round 1 - Pick 21
Northern Iowa • 6'7" / 329 lbs
Projected Team
Miami
PROSPECT RNK
38th
POSITION RNK
8th
Miami selected Austin Jackson in the first round a few years ago but that investment has not paid dividends. The Dolphins are not likely to make this move because it financially does not make sense and Jackson will only be 23 years old. However, the quality of play on that side of the line has been lacking and Penning represents a fresh start.
Round 1 - Pick 22
Ohio State • 6'1" / 188 lbs
Projected Team
New England
PROSPECT RNK
16th
POSITION RNK
2nd
New England bought lemonades and made lemonade at the wide receiver position. Imagine what the Patriots could accomplish with a trusted pass-catcher like Olave.
Round 1 - Pick 23
Georgia • 6'0" / 225 lbs
Projected Team
Philadelphia
PROSPECT RNK
27th
POSITION RNK
3rd
The Eagles have long neglected the linebacker position and that narrative seems to have reached a boiling point. Philadelphia upgrades the front seven with Jackson and Dean. Those two serve as a bridge to the future of the defense.
Round 1 - Pick 24
Washington • 5'11" / 195 lbs
Projected Team
Arizona
PROSPECT RNK
50th
POSITION RNK
3rd
Arizona tags McDuffie as a fixture to its secondary. The Cardinals do not have an alpha cornerback and the presence of one would allow the front seven more time to make plays.
Round 1 - Pick 25
Florida • 6'2" / 193 lbs
Projected Team
Buffalo
PROSPECT RNK
26th
POSITION RNK
4th
Buffalo wants to be deep and versatile in the secondary. Elam gives them that flexibility. He is also great insurance in the event that Tre'Davious White goes down with another injury.
Round 1 - Pick 26
Georgia • 6'0" / 190 lbs
Projected Team
Cincinnati
PROSPECT RNK
14th
POSITION RNK
1st
A run on cornerbacks continue as Cincinnati adds to its secondary. The Bengals have notoriously taken cornerbacks in the first round and those results have been a mixed bag. Kendrick is a great talent and former teammate of Tee Higgins. The team could also consider the offensive line.
Round 1 - Pick 27
Arkansas • 6'3" / 225 lbs
Projected Team
Tampa Bay
PROSPECT RNK
22nd
POSITION RNK
4th
Chris Godwin is playing on the franchise tag and Antonio Brown will turn 34 years old prior to the start of the 2022 season. Burks has the potential to become an elite receiver with the guidance of Tom Brady.
Round 1 - Pick 28
Georgia • 6'5" / 275 lbs
Projected Team
Detroit
PROSPECT RNK
40th
POSITION RNK
3rd
Detroit is constructing a strength. Theoretically, it could add Aidan Hutchinson and Walker to go along with Romeo Okwara and Trey Flowers. It is certainly reasonable to think that the Lions could move on from Flowers this offseason.
Round 1 - Pick 29
USC • 6'5" / 210 lbs
Projected Team
Tennessee
PROSPECT RNK
23rd
POSITION RNK
5th
Each week brings more clarity on the subject of Julio Jones' lack of impact on the Titans' roster. Tennessee could bring in a more cost-effective option in London while upgrading the position. Coupled with the return of Derrick Henry, the Titans' offense should take two steps forward.
Round 1 - Pick 30
Penn State • 5'11" / 182 lbs
Projected Team
Dallas
PROSPECT RNK
18th
POSITION RNK
3rd
Dallas could be faced with a decision between Michael Gallup and Amari Cooper. Both are fantastic players but the cost of retaining both, in addition to CeeDee Lamb, could impact the rest of the roster. Gallup is a free agent while moving on from Cooper could save the team $16 million toward the salary cap. The team can not reasonably get out from under Ezekiel Elliott's contract this offseason so relief will have to come elsewhere. Dotson steps right in to pick up some of the lost production.
Round 1 - Pick 31
Michigan • 6'5" / 250 lbs
Projected Team
Kansas City
PROSPECT RNK
60th
POSITION RNK
6th
The trade for Melvin Ingram allowed Kansas City to move Chris Jones back inside, which is where he performs best. Ingram will be 33 years old prior to the start of the season. Ojabo has great bend around the corner and will allow the Chiefs to play Jones in his natural role.
Round 1 - Pick 32
Georgia • 6'3" / 190 lbs
Projected Team
Green Bay
PROSPECT RNK
42nd
POSITION RNK
8th
Green Bay does not often take wide receivers in the first round. Everyone that has followed the NFL Draft knows that to be true but if Aaron Rodgers leaves then it becomes more imperative that the Packers add talent at the position to carry the burden. Davante Adams is also scheduled to be a free agent.