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In this 2022 first-round NFL mock draft, South Florida Sun Sentinel Dolphins columnist Omar Kelly forecasts what each team will do based on their needs, the number of positions they will score, and where the draft talent pool has strength and strength. Weaknesses can lead each team. When the first round will start from April 28.

1. Jaguar: Georgia Day Travan Walker

The Jaguars combine a power rusher with inside-and-out flexibility and pair him with Josh Allen to create one of the most talented, young, pass rushing duos in the NFL. Top Requirements: Edge Rusher, S, OT, OG/C

2. Lions: Michigan Day Aidan Hutchinson

The Michigan native and University of Michigan product remains local, and provides the Lions with a playmate who brings tenacity, character, and solid physical traits. Top Requirements: Edge, QB, S, WR

3. Texan: Oregon de Kevon Thibodaux

Thibodaux is the type of versatile defender Lowy Smith would love to build his defense with because he is lightning from the snap. Top Requirements: Edge, OT, CB, TE

4. Jet: NC State ot Ikem Ekwonu

Ekwonu is versatile enough to play guard and tackle, but he was playing left tackle for the Wolfpack, and dominated the point of attack. Top Requirements: OT, WR, LB, CB

5. Giants: Notre Dame FS Kyle Hamilton

Hamilton has the skills to be effective in every role, from linebacker to single-high safety, because of the physicality he has, and how much ground he has. Top Requirements: ot, edge, s, lb

6. Panthers: Alabama OT Evan Neal

While the quarterback remains a key requirement, the Panthers will make the most of upgrading the left tackle spot and selecting Neil to attack faster. Top Requirements: QB, OT, OG, CB

7. Giants: Ohio State WR Garrett Wilson

If new Giants coach Brian Dabol is going to bring out the best in quarterback Daniel Jones, he needs to provide an explosive receiver like Wilson, who bounces and high-points the ball effectively. Top Requirements: ot, edge, s, lb

8. Falcon: Liberty QB Malik Willis

Willis is a power thrower who possesses his athleticism and ability to move chains with speed. While he is not a polished quarterback, he has the most upside in this class and should immediately challenge Marcus Mariota for the starting spot. Top Requirements: QB, EDGE, WR, S

9. Seahawks: LSU CB Derek Stingley Jr.

The Stingley possesses an excellent combination of size, speed and fluid athleticism. He thrives in press coverage, making him a perfect fit for Seattle’s plan. If he doesn’t struggle with injuries over the past two years, he will be among the top five. Top Requirements: OT, QB, Edge, CB

10. Jet: Cincinnati CB Ahmed “Sauce” Gardner

Gardner is tall, fast and fluid, and has the skill to play a variety of techniques. He has excellent ball skills (nine interceptions in three seasons), which indicates that he could become an All-Pro. Top Requirements: OT, WR, LB, CB

11. Commander: Pittsburgh QB Kenny Pickett

Even after acquiring Carson Wentz from the Colts, commanders still need to plan for the future, which is why selecting Pickett and building him up slowly is the right approach for this seasoned team. Top Requirements: WR, CB, S, TE

12. Vikings: Northern Iowa OT Trevor Penning

Penning is a tone-setting type of blocker that will benefit a team establishing a physical identity. That’s exactly what the Vikings need to improve in the ongoing game. Top Requirements: s, dt, cb, te

13. Texan: Utah LB Devin Lloyd

Lloyd has everything a linebacker needs for the position. He has a propensity to play, defends runs well, is effective in coverage and knows how to run to a passerby (16.5 sacks in four seasons). Top Requirements: Edge, OT, CB, TE

14. Ravens: Georgia LB Nakobe Dean

Dean is a kind of ranged playwright. Baltimore has a history of picking up and finding a way to fit his defense. Pair him with Patrick Queen and the Ravens will bite into their defense. Team needed: Edge, OG/C, DL, CB

15. Eagles: Mississippi State ot Charles Cross

Cross is a tall, nimble mover, renowned for playing with good use of the hand. Because it has only started for two seasons, there is room for improvement. Top Requirements: LB, EDGE, S, OL

16. Saints: Arkansas WR Treylon Berksow

Burke has the size, speed, and physicality to be a Pro Bowl receiver in the NFL, and the Saints eventually need to find a reliable playwright to replace Michael Thomas. Top Requirements: OT, WR, QB, LB

17. Chargers: Georgia DT Jordan Davis

Davis has a unique internal presence that will swamp detractors for any defense. Putting him on the same defensive line as Khaleel Mack and Joey Bosa could give the Chargers’ defense a boost. Top Requirements: OT, DT, LB, WR

18. Eagles: Georgia S. Lewis Caine

Cine is a physical, downhill safety who has sharp legs and the ability to diagnose plays. He is the type of playmaker a team builds on its secondary. Top Requirements: LB, EDGE, S, OL

19. Saints: Texas A&M OG Canyon Green

Green, a strong and physical protector, will help the Saints strengthen their offensive line. Top Requirements: OT, WR, QB, LB

20. Steelers: Boston College OG/c Zion Johnson

While selecting a quarterback may be tempting, the Steelers would benefit from improving the interior of the offensive line, rapidly increasing the attack later. Top Requirements: CB, S, OL, QB

21. Patriots: Ohio State WR Chris Olev

Olev is a smart, savvy, polished receiver who is the type of way-runner that the Patriots need to develop alongside quarterback Mack Jones. He may end up being the best receiver in this draft. Top Requirements: CB, EDGE, ILB, WR

22. Packers: Penn State WR Jahan Dotson

After trading DeVante Adams to the Raiders, the Packers used a choice they had acquired to lose the Pro Bowl receiver to select Dotson, a speedster who could take over the defense. Top Requirements: WR, EDGE, OT, DL

23. Cardinals: Georgia CB Darien Kendrick

Kendrick is a high-ceiling prospect who has the competitive type to play at the All-Pro level at the time. To become a top 50 selection, teams will have to address some character concerns. Top Requirements: CB, EDGE, WR, RB

24. Cowboys: Alabama WR Jameson Williams

The Cowboys have a good drafting history, so taking a chance on Williams, who broke the ACL in the national championship game, could be a wise long-term investment. Top Requirements: Edge, S, WR, OL

25. Bill: Tulsa OG Tyler Smith

Buffalo must look bad on the inside of the offensive line to balance the offense and Smith is the kind of road grader who can make running lanes. Top Requirements: CB, LB, OG, RB

26. Titans: Washington CB Trent McDuffy

McDuffie is the kind of cornerback who will bring the inside-outside versatility of the Titans secondary that needs to become more consistent. Top Requirements: WR, LB, OT, CB

27. Buccaneers: Purdue de Jorge Karloftis

Karloftis are players with a powerful edge who win with leg drives and violent hands. He’s the type of end to the face-to-face crowd that the Buccaneers need to make coach Todd Bowles’ 3-4 plan work. Top Requirements: og, cb, s, dt

28. Packers: Georgia DT Devonte Wyatt

He threatened the backfield as a gap penetrator during Wyatt’s college career, and should be able to play everywhere along Green Bay’s defensive front. Top Requirements: WR, EDGE, OT, DL

29. Head: Florida CB Care Elam

The alum is a tall, physical press corner with quick hands and good balance. He challenges quarterbacks and with good coaching has the potential to become an elite class. Top Requirements: WR, CB, Edge, S

30. Head: Alabama ILB Christian Harris

Harris was a three-year starter for Alabama, demonstrating his ability to become a three-down player. He has the physicality to stack and remove blockers, which will help him be an instant starter. Top Requirements: WR, CB, Edge, S

31. Bengals: Iowa c Tyler Linderbaum

Linderbaum is an incredibly quick athlete who plays with good reach, and has the ability to run to defenders. He should be able to push Ted Karras to the starting position immediately. Top Requirements: CB, OL, DT, EDGE

32. Lions: Auburn CB Roger McCreery

McCreery possesses size, and man-coverage skills that are in high demand in the NFL. He is a fast and fluid athlete who will eventually challenge for a starting spot. Top Requirements: Edge, QB, S, WR


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