Nason’s 2022 NFL Mock Draft 2.0: Thanksgiving Week Edition

It’s way to far into the season not to have a new mock draft! With 11 weeks in the books, we are starting to get a pretty good idea of what NFL teams will be picking early, what positions they will be targeting, and we are seeing college prospects start to separate themselves from the pack. With all that, it’s time to take a look at what the first round may look like come April’s draft.

  1. Detroit Lions: Kayvon Thibodeaux, Edge, Oregon
  2. New York Jets: Derek Stingley Jr, CB, LSU
  3. Jacksonville Jaguars: Evan Neal, OT, Alabama
  4. Houston Texans: Aidan Hutchinson, Edge, Michigan
  5. New York Giants: George Karlaftis, Edge, Purdue
  6. New York Jets (via Seattle): Ikem Ekwonu, OL, North Carolina State
  7. New York Giants (via Chicago): Tyler Linderbaum, OC, Iowa
  8. Philadelphia Eagles (via Miami): Kyle Hamilton, S, Notre Dame
  9. Atlanta Falcons: Matt Corral, QB, Ole Miss
  10. Washington Football Team: Malik Willis, QB, Liberty
  11. Philadelphia Eagles: Sam Howell, QB, UNC
  12. Carolina Panthers: Charles Cross, OT, Mississippi State
  13. Denver Broncos: Nakobe Dean, LB, Georgia
  14. Miami Dolphins (via San Francisco): Kenyon Green, OL, Texas A&M
  15. Las Vegas Raiders: Garrett Wilson, WR, Ohio State
  16. Philadelphia Eagles (via Indianapolis): Kingsley Enagbare, Edge, South Carolina
  17. Cleveland Browns: Chris Olave, WR, Ohio State
  18. Pittsburgh Steelers: Nicholas Petit-Frere, OT, Ohio State
  19. New Orleans Saints: Treylon Burks, WR, Arkansas
  20. Minnesota Vikings: Kaiir Elam, CB, Florida
  21. Buffalo Bills: Jordan Davis, DL, Georgia
  22. Los Angeles Chargers: Drake London, WR, USC
  23. Cincinnati Bengals: Andrew Booth Jr, CB, Clemson
  24. Detroit Lions (via LA Rams): Kenny Pickett, QB, Pittsburgh
  25. Kansas City Chiefs: Drake Jackson, Edge, USC
  26. New England Patriots: Jameson Williams, WR, Alabama
  27. Dallas Cowboys: Jaquan Brisker, S, Penn State
  28. Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Ahmad Gardner, CB, Cincinnati
  29. Baltimore Ravens: DeMarvin Leal, DL, Texas A&M
  30. Green Bay Packers: Jahan Dotson, WR, Penn State
  31. Tennessee Titans: Daniel Faalele, Minnesota
  32. Arizona Cardinals: David Ojabo, Edge, Michigan

Patriots Notes:

Maybe this is the year the Patriots get it right at WR.

I don’t need to waste your time with naming all of the wide receivers drafted by the Patriots this century who haven’t worked out. We know the deal: they have not developed the position very well. However, if at first you don’t succeed, try, try again.

Nelson Agholor has had some moments, but for Mac Jones to continue to develop, he needs a more talented field stretcher. Jameson Williams is that guy. Williams transferred to Alabama from Ohio State, where he was lost in the Buckeyes’ incredibly talented receiver room (including two first rounders this year in Olave and Wilson), and he has turned into one of the most dangerous downfield weapons in college football. Williams is a burner who tracks the ball very well, and will give Mac a more reliable downfield threat and truly open up the Patriots offense.

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