With 32 picks in the books, we’re now focusing on Friday night and Day 2 of the 2022 NFL Draftwith most eyes on the quarterbacks.
Pitt’s Kenny Pickett was the only quarterback drafted in the first round, leaving several passing prospects looking for a home in Rounds 2 and 3. For the first time since 2007, there’s a good chance we’ll have more quarterbacks drafted in the second round than the first round.
33. Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Logan Hall, DL, Houston
A rising player, Hall gives Tampa inside-outside versatility on the defensive line.
34. Minnesota Vikings: Kyler Gordon, BC, Washington
After adding Lewis Cine in the first round, the Vikings continue to reshape their secondary with Gordon.
35. Tennessee Titans: Desmond Ridder, QB, Cincinnati
Ridder is an athletic passer who can be groomed behind Ryan Tannehill (the Mike Vrabel-Luke Fickell connection doesn’t hurt).
36. New York giants: Nakobe Dean, LB, Georgia
The Giants added a pair of top players in the first round and could add a third with Dean.
37. Houston Texans: Breece Hall, RB, Iowa State
The Texans have shown considerable interest in Hall as a potential offensive feature.
38. New York Jets: Jalen Pitre, S, Baylor
The Jets have already improved the secondary with Sauce Gardner and could look to add a safety on Day 2.
39. Chicago Bears: George Pickens, WR, Georgia
Despite a few red flags, Pickens has the traits to become Justin Fields’ WR1.
40. Seattle Seahawks: Malik Willis, QB, Liberty
Seattle is in a good position to land a quarterback with one of these next two picks, and Willis is still on the board.
41. Seattle Seahawks: Arnold Ebiketie, Edge, Penn State
Ebiketie has contractions and length that will appeal to Seahawks decision makers.
42. Indianapolis Colts: Skyy Moore, WR, West Michigan
One of my favorite cuts on Day 2 would be Moore teaming up with Michael Pittman in Indianapolis.
43. Atlanta Falcons: Matt Corral, QB, Miss Ole
It will be interesting to see if the value of any of these quarterbacks is too great for the Falcons to pass on.
44. Cleveland Browns: Drake Jackson, Edge, USC
A young player with disruptive rushing traits, Jackson checks a lot of boxes with the Browns.
45. Baltimore Ravens: Travis Jones, DT, Connecticut
After missing Jordan Davis in the first, the Ravens land a powerful and explosive inside presence with Jones.
46. Detroit Lions: Andrew Booth Jr., CB, Clemson
Injury concerns dragged Booth down this far, but the Lions stopped his slide.
47. Washington Commanders: Sam Howell, QB, North Carolina
Washington is ready to mount the Carson Wentz roller coaster, but Howell gives the organization a long-term plan.
48. Chicago Bears: Perrion Winfrey, DT, Oklahoma
Winfrey is giving the Bears the interior disruption they’ve been looking for this offseason.
49. New Orleans Saints: Jaquan Brisker, S, Penn State
Brisker would be the finishing touch as the Saints revamp their safety depth chart.
50. Kansas City Chiefs: David Ojabo, Edge, Michigan
Chefs already drafted Georges Karlaftis in the first round, but the value with Ojabo, who will need a redshirt year as a rookie, is too good to pass up.
51. Philadelphia Eagles: Christian Harris, LB, Alabama
An above average athlete, Harris has speed and covering ability that will appeal to the Eagles.
52. Pittsburgh Steelers: Bernhard Raimann, OT/G, Central Michigan
The Steelers got their quarterback, and now they need to protect him by adding more pieces on the offensive line.
53. Green Bay Packers: Boye Mafe, Edge, Minnesota
Three picks, three top-seven defenders for the Packers, which is very on-brand.
54. New England Patriots: Leo Chenal, LB, Wisconsin
With his size and competitive profile, Chenal is a perfect fit for what the Patriots have traditionally coveted in linebacker.
55. Arizona Cardinals: Roger McCreary, BC, Auburn
McCreary may lack ideal length, but he can play inside or outside, which is what the Cardinals need in this position.
56. Dallas Cowboys: Sam Williams, Edge, Ole Miss
Like with Tyler Smith in the first round, some might consider this a reach, but Dallas will stick to their scorecard.
57. Buffalo Tickets: Kenneth Walker III, RB, Michigan State
The Bills passed on the temptation to draft a running back in the first round and still land one of the best this draft has to offer.
58. Atlanta Falcons: Troy Andersen, LB, Montana State
Andersen is a special athlete and the type of building block the Falcons should be aiming for in their rebuild.
59. Green Bay Packers: Christian Watson, WR, ND State
After going on defense, defense, defense with their first three picks, the Packers finally land a tooled sleight of hand.
60. Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Trey McBride, TE, Colorado State
61. San Francisco 49ers: Cam Jurgens, OG/C, Nebraska
With his athletic profile and tenacity, Jurgens is an ideal promising center prospect for the Niners’ scheme.
62. Kansas City Chiefs: John Metchie, WR, Alabama
The Chiefs have gotten very defensive so far, but Metchie is a dependable receiver who will make a quick connection with Patrick Mahomes.
63. Cincinnati Bengals: Josh Paschal, DL, Kentucky
The Bengals will be looking to improve the defensive line at some point in the draft, and Paschal offers inside-out versatility.
64. Denver Broncos: Chad Muma, LB, Wyoming
With his mix of intelligence and speed, Muma is an active tackle machine who will see the field early as a rookie.
65. Jacksonville Jaguars: Cam Taylor-Britt, BC, Nebraska
66. Minnesota Vikings: Nik Bonitto, Edge, Oklahoma
67. New York Giants: Dylan Parham, OG/C, Memphis
68. Houston Texans: Nicholas Petit-Frere, OT, Ohio State
69. Tennessee Titans: Jamaree Salyer, OG, Georgia
70. Jacksonville Jaguars: Luke Goedeke, OG/C, Central Michigan
71. Chicago Bears: Darian Kinnard, OT/G, Kentucky
72. Seattle Seahawks: Tariq Woolen, BC, UTSA
73. Indianapolis Colts: Zyon McCollum, BC, Sam Houston State
74. Atlanta Falcons: Cameron Thomas, DL, San Diego State
75. Denver Broncos: Greg Dulcich, TE, UCLA
76. Baltimore Ravens: Daniel Faalele, OT, Minnesota
77. Minnesota Vikings: Jalen Tolbert, WR, South Alabama
78. Cleveland Browns: Alec Pierce, WR, Cincinnati
79. Los Angeles Chargers: Abraham Lucas, Occupational Therapist, Washington State
80. Houston Texans: Nick Cross, S, Maryland
81. New York Giants: Joshua Williams, BC, Fayetteville State
82. Atlanta Falcons: Isaiah Spiller, RB, Texas A&M
83. Philadelphia Eagles: Kingsley Enagbare, Edge, SC
84. Pittsburgh Steelers: Phidarian Mathis, DT, Alabama
85. New England Patriots: Damarri Mathis, BC, Pittsburgh
86. Las Vegas Raiders: Coby Bryant, BC, Cincinnati
87. Arizona Cardinals: DeAngelo Malone, Edge, Western Kentucky
88. Dallas Cowboys: Jeremy Ruckert, TE, Ohio State
89. Buffalo Bills: Calvin Austin III, WR, Memphis
90. Tennessee Titans: Myjai Sanders, Edge, Cincinnati
91. Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Luke Fortner, OG/C, Kentucky
92. Green Bay Packers: Joshua Ezeudu, OT/G, North Carolina
93. San Francisco 49ers: DeMarvin Leal, DT, Texas A&M
94. New England Patriots: Khalil Shakir, WR, Boise State
95. Cincinnati Bengals: Jelani Woods, TE, Oklahoma State
96. Denver Broncos: Akayleb Evans, BC, Mo.
97. Detroit Lions: Channing Tindall, LB, Georgia
98. Washington Commanders: Brian Asamoah, LB, Oklahoma
99. Cleveland Browns: Alex Wright, Edge, UAB
100. Arizona Cardinals: Sean Rhyan, OG, UCLA
101. New York Jets: Rasheed Walker, OT, Penn State
102. Miami Dolphins: Amare Barno, Edge, Virginia Tech
103. Kansas City Chiefs: Charlie Kolar, TE, Iowa State
104. Los Angeles Chargers: Danny Gray, WR, SMU
105. San Francisco 49ers: David Bell, WR, Purdue
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