2022 NFL Draft ratings, tracker: Analysis for every second-round selection from Logan Hall to Nik Bonitto

There are always plenty of good prospects available on Day 2 of the NFL Draft and this year is no different. Want to know what I thought of every pick made in the second round of the 2022 NFL Draft? You can read below as I jot down all the second-round picks from Friday night. Be sure to refresh this page throughout the day for the latest grades from Day 3. You can also follow all the picks for the entire draft and my grades in our draft tracker.

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33. Buccaneers: Logan Hall, DL, Houston

Rating: A-

Tampa Bay is older up front on their defensive line, this fills a major need with a truly versatile and uniquely shaped pass rusher. Hall can win with pass-rush moves and/or power in multiple places up front.

34. Packers: Christian Watson, WR, North Dakota St.

Grade: C+

Access the pre-draft process. Big, fast, flexible. Raw routes, not a major threat to YAC. Will need to be used properly out of the gate to accentuate his talents. Incredible speed and explosiveness. Very useful in jet-sweep/end-around play. Big advantage. Expensive trade but ultimately catcher for Green Bay.

35. Titans: Roger McReary, BC, Auburn

Rating: A

First round talent that only lasted until round 2 due to short arms. Three years of stellar SEC film. Ability to burst, suddenly change direction. The recovery speed is there. Feisty on the line. Damn good football player. Fits the Tennessee men’s coverage scheme.

36. Jets: Breece Hall, RB, Iowa St.

Category B

Minimal movement to get a full back three. Hall doesn’t play his combo workout but ticks all the boxes of a nuanced runner. Great ball skills/receiving ability too. Maybe an early tick for an RB? Hall and Michael Carter are now a fun and complementary duo.

37. Texans: Jalen Pitre, S, Baylor

Rating: A

Was given a free rein in college and was the ultimate playmaker. Incredibly sudden. Big blitz. A tick on the smallest size. More CB slot than pure security. Not incredibly fast. If given independent authority, he can be a star.

38. Falcons: Arnold Ebiketie, EDGE, Penn State

Rating: A

First-round film and features. The only reason it was available is because it’s not huge. Burst, turn, pass-rush shots, speed-power conversion. Super consistent. The Falcons desperately need stars in their first seven defense beyond Grady Jarrett. Not very expensive to trade.

39. Bears: Kyler Gordon, BC, Washington

Grade: B+

Feels good for him. Bendy, unique athlete with explosive flashes. No crazy speed or ball skills. Impressive and uncompromising running defender. Chicago just needs to add talent throughout its roster. They get that in a privileged position with Gordon.

40. Seahawks: Boye Mafe, EDGE, Minnesota

Rating: A-

Older prospect but a rising rusher. I got better every season in Minnesota. Super explosive. Quality manual work. Bend is there too. Also meets a major need. Seattle needed to get more juice on the outside.

41. Seahawks: Kenneth Walker III, RB, Michigan St.

Grade: C+

Full RB. Skill to make you miss. Thick bottom half that gives way to impressive contact balance. Don’t play his 40 times. Not an HR hitter. Was it a major need? Seattle loves running the ball though. No QB?

42. Vikings: Andrew Booth, BC, Clemson

Rating: A-

First-round caliber talent who went down due to injury during the pre-draft process. Lightning-fast feet, lopsided hips. Flashes of unreal ball skills. The tackle is random. Man/area versatility. Could become a star learning from Patrick Peterson for one season.

43. Giants: Wan’Dale Robinson, WR, Kentucky

Category B-

Moved down, picked a super slippery directional change specialist at WR. Tiny with high speed. Small catch radius and not a touch balance monster. Will juke defenders to the next level. Not as good in YAC as the size suggests. Fun choice for giants. But a little early.

44. Texans: John Metchie III, WR, Alabama

Rating: C-

Vertical specialist. Ran a variety of complex routes in Alabama. He follows him beautifully over his shoulder. Not too fast in depth. Minimal YAC. Smaller frame. Trading for a Specialist is a bit odd.

45. Ravens: David Ojabo, EDGE, Michigan

Grade: B+

Incredibly high due to its burst/bend and pass-rush movement flashes. Achille tore up on his professional day, so his rookie season is in doubt. Such a shrewd choice from the Ravens. With more power—which he needs–Ojabo can be a perennial Pro Bowl rusher.

46. ​​Lions: Josh Paschal, EDGE, Kentucky

Category B

Hustle the hair on fire with low center of gravity power. Hand work is decent. On the ground a little more than you would like. Reasonable curvature but not a specialty. Three-down rusher, who fills a need in Detroit. Even to overtake at the post.

47. Commanders: Phidarian Mathis, DT, Alabama

Category B

More Crimson Tide trench players for Washington. Mathis is a complete DT. Burst, two-spread ability, field rush skill. Hand work. Only ding is that he is an older prospect. He will restore OL and push the pocket. Were there not greater needs?

48. Bear: Jaquan Brisker, S, Penn St.

Rating: A-

Long, explosive and hard-hitting safety that shone on cover in the thief role. Not a slot lock type. Smart, no-frills player. Specimen of size and speed. More secondary reinforcement in Chicago.

49. Saints: Alontae Taylor, BC, Tennessee

Grade: C+

Older prospect who is an explosive mover in the field. Best in the zone when he can watch the QB and pounce. Will deliver discordant blows. Great speed. The directional change ability is average for the position, which limits its man-to-man coverage on the upside. Long arms. Missed tackles appear on film.

50. Patriots: Tyquan Thornton, WR, Baylor

Rating: A-

Big sleeper at WR. Not just 4.28 fast. Runs clean, well-sold routes. Very natural hand catcher. Tears the ball from its frame effortlessly. This is precisely what the Patriots needed offensively. Pockmarked though. Not expensive to assemble.

51. Eagles: Cam Jurgens, C, Nebraska

Rating: A-

Terrific selection, although he will be Jason Kelce’s replacement in 2022. Jurgens is an explosive and well-rounded mauler on the inside. Check the length box. With more strength, he can be an All-Pro guy in Philadelphia.

52. Steelers: George Pickens, WR, Georgia

Rating: A

There’s the Pittsburgh Round 2 WR. Pickens has first-round talent and first-round film. Big, long, sudden, huge grab radius. Unpleasant attitude on the pitch. A torn ACL and possibly maturity issues knocked him down. True WR1 capabilities.

53. Foals: Alec Pierce, WR, Cincinnati

Grade: C+

Prototypical choice of the Colts. They love size/athletic specimens, and Pierce rocked his combined workout. Big, big, explosive. The courses are a little rounded. Change of direction a bit steep. Plays decently big downfield. Minimum YAC capabilities.

54. Leaders: Skyy Moore, WR, Western Michigan

Rating: A+

Absolute stud. Does everything well. The only knock is that he is a touch under 5-10. Destroys media coverage. Lightning-fast routes. Bounces off tacklers after capture. Large catch radius. Will be an instant star with Patrick Mahomes.

55. Cardinals: Trey McBride, TE, Colorado State

Grade: B+

Was the focal point of his college offense. Very nuanced and polished player who will separate below and mid level. Does everything well. Not a real asset though and only average as a blocker. More guns for Kyler = a good thing.

56. Cowboys: Sam Williams, EDGE, Mississippi

Rating: A-

The heaviest hands in the draft at EDGE. Serious bull rush too. Needs to use hands a little more often. Thick. Burst is good but doesn’t play to the long speed he presented to the combine. A few off-road issues. Fills a need.

57. Buccaneers: Luke Goedeke, OG, Central Michigan

Grade: C+

The speed of the short area appears on the film. Just like his hand. Too often lets the rushers enter his frame and sometimes stops moving his feet in pro pass. Smart decision to keep OL supplied. Must get stronger. Lots of ugly movie wins.

58. Falcons: Troy Andersen, LB, Montana State

Category B

Fascinating prospect. Former QB. Switched to LB and was ultra productive at FCS level. Tall and extremely athletic. Steals football. Large tackle radius. It will just take him some time to acclimate as a cover player. Big need filled though.

59. Vikings: Ed Ingram, G, LSU

Rating: C-

Masher type inside. Moments of punitive power. The balance is not good. The ability to recuperate is clearly lacking. Just like his handiwork. Not exactly a suitable zone blocking scheme. Strange selection even if the interior of OL needed to be addressed.

60. Bengals: Cam Taylor-Britt, BC, Nebraska

Grade: B+

Sleeper at the CB spot. Bouncy, explosive, fast. The recovery capacity is exceptional. Apparently always finds football. Occasionally struggling to get out of its coaster. The Bengals don’t have a lot of needs, probably didn’t need to double in high school, but Taylor-Britt is a damn good player.

61. 49ers: Drake Jackson, EDGE, USC

Grade: B+

Dark horse to be an EDGE stallion on the road. Big recruit. The weight was up and down in college. Huge burst/bend combo around the corner. Not much else to his game yet, and now he can learn Nick Bosa’s pass-rush moves. Must get stronger too. Quality pick to open San Fran’s draft.

62. Chiefs: Bryan Cook, S, Cincinnati

Category B-

General field type to security over quality defense in college. Not a special athlete by any stretch of the imagination, but can rock the jets in short bursts. Intoxicating, its affectation. Can wear many hats but does not excel in any area. Check early but fills a need.

63. Bills: James Cook, RB, Georgia

Grade: B+

RB multidimensional explosive weapon. Not quite its brother in terms of explosiveness, but close. Fluid movements on the pitch. Effortless athlete. No crazy elusiveness or contact balance. Like RB value in RD2 much more after two exchanges.

64. Broncos: Nik Bonitto, EDGE, Oklahoma

Rating: A-

Master of the smaller, flexible and pass-rush plan. The explosion is also impressive. Minimum length and almost no power. Outdoor speed-rush specialist. Fun addition to this defense.

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