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NFL Draft Tracker 2024 | Every Team’s Picks In 7 Rounds

Last Updated: Apr 29, 2023

Regardless of your favorite team’s results of the previous seasons, the NFL Draft always presents new hope for the future. As one of the league’s tentpole events, the arrival of the incoming college class marks a turning point for professional football franchises.

We at The Game Day are following all 259 picks along with trades and surprising moments of the 2023 NFL Draft.

Below, find our full NFL Draft Tracker for this year’s event, with pick analysis and quick-react grades for at least all Round 1 selections.

NFL Draft Tracker 2023

ROUND 1 PICKS LIST

Notes for this year’s draft board: The Miami Dolphins forfeit their 2023 Round 1 pick and 2024 third-round pick after an investigation ruled they were committing violations detrimental to the integrity of the game.

Also, due to a 2020 salary-cap reporting violation, the Houston Texans have forfeited their fifth-round slot this year.

Compare how Anthony Cervino’s 2023 NFL Mock Draft compares to the actual picks in Round 1 and beyond.

For more details and scouting reports, jump to the analysis of the top Round 1 picks.

PkTeamPlayerPOSSchoolGrade
1Panthers (↔️ CHI)Bryce YoungQBAlabamaB-
2TexansC.J. StroudQBOhio StateB-
3Texans (↔️ ARI)Will AndersonEDGEAlabamaA
4ColtsAnthony RichardsonQBFloridaB-
5Seahawks (↔️ DEN)Devon WitherspoonCBIllinoisB-
6Cardinals (↔️ LAR->DET)Paris JohnsonOTOhio StateB
7RaidersTyree WilsonEDGETexas TechB+
8FalconsBijan RobinsonRBTexasC+
9Eagles (↔️ CAR->CHI)Jalen CarterIDLGeorgiaA-
10Bears (↔️ NO->PHI)Darnell WrightOTTennesseeB-
11TitansPeter SkoronskiOLNorthwesternB+
12Lions (↔️ CLE->HOU->ARI)Jahmyr GibbsRBAlabamaC
13Packers (↔️ NYJ)Lukas Van NessEDGEIowaB
14Steelers (↔️ NE)Broderick JonesOTGeorgiaB+
15Jets (↔️ GB)Will McDonaldDEIowa StateC
16CommandersEmmanuel ForbesCBMississippi StateC+
17Patriots (↔️ PIT)Christian GonzalezCBOregonA-
18LionsJack CampbellLBIowaD
19BuccaneersCalijah KanceyDTPittB
20SeahawksJaxon Smith-NjigbaWROhio StateB+
21ChargersQuentin JohnstonWRTCUB
22RavensZay FlowersWRBoston CollegeA
23VikingsJordan AddisonWRUSCB
24Giants (↔️ JAX)Deonte BanksCBMarylandB
25Bills (↔️ NYG->JAX)Dalton KincaidTEUtahB+
26CowboysMazi SmithDTMichiganB-
27Jaguars (↔️ BUF)Anton HarrisonOTOklahomaB
28BengalsMyles MurphyEDGEClemsonB+
29Saints (↔️ MIA->DEN->NO)Bryan BreseeDTClemsonB+
30EaglesNolan SmithEDGEGeorgiaA
31ChiefsFelix Anudike-UzomahEDGEKansas StateB

Let’s look at some of the NFL Draft’s Round 1 pick highlights:

1. Panthers: Bryce Young, QB, Alabama

The Panthers take their new franchise quarterback and consensus top signal-caller in the draft in Bryce Young. While concerns exist about his height (listed as 5-foot-10), Young has widely been considered the best passer and decision-maker in this class.

This is a team that went 7-10 last season despite starting the likes of Baker Mayfield, Sam Darnold, and P.J. Walker under center. Don’t sleep on Carolina in a weak NFC South, especially with Tom Brady now retired. — FRANK AMMIRANTE

GRADE: B-

NFL Draft Futures Bet: Panthers to win the NFC South (+350)

2. Texans: C.J. Stroud, QB, Ohio State

The Texans avoid the temptation to take Will Anderson or trade down to fill a glaring need. The polished Stroud boasts a sound football IQ and should steady the rebuilding offense.

Houston has addressed its most important issue on the road to respectability. Stroud may have his ups and downs over the first year or two in the NFL, but he should eventually settle in as a solid starter.

This marks a safe and sensible selection as possible with an eye on eventual contention. — SCOTT ENGEL

GRADE: B-

3. Texans (from ARI): Will Anderson, Jr., EDGE, Alabama

Mere seconds after drafting their quarterback of the future, the Texans moved up nine spots in a trade to select a game-wrecking defensive player. Anderson, the two-time Bronko Nagurski Trophy winner and national champion, finished with 34.5 sacks and 58.5 tackles for loss during three seasons in Tuscaloosa.

He’s fast, has a long reach, and should make an immediate impact for a needy defense in Houston that finished tied for 20th in sacks (39) in 2022. - PAT PICKENS

GRADE: A

4. Colts: Anthony Richardson, QB, Florida

With comparisons ranging from Cam Newton to Tyrod Taylor, Richardson ranks as a starkly polarizing name. The former Gator boasts plenty of ideal measurables, though, and his style almost perfectly fits new head coach Shane Steichen’s offense that brought out the best in Jalen Hurts in Philadelphia.

Richardson’s arm strength should augment the game of Michael Pittman Jr. and co., and his mobility should scare defenses that also will have to tend to RB Jonathan Taylor. This grade would be higher if we’re solely leaning on ceiling. — TIM HEANEY

GRADE: B

5. Seahawks (from DEN): Devon Witherspoon, CB, Illinois

Seahawks do not go with edge rusher or defensive tackle, as team brass has often discussed taking best available player over need. There may be visions of Legion of Boom 2.0 now in Seattle as a quality secondary gets a major additional boost.

Seattle adds a blue-chip prospect to their pass defense to go along with outstanding 2022 rookie Tariq Woolen. This is a huge win for a defense that was reworked during the offseason. — SCOTT ENGEL

GRADE: B-

6. Cardinals (from DET via LAR): Paris Johnson Jr., OT, Ohio State

The Cardinals were rumored to be interested in taking Paris Johnson Jr. at Pick 3, so to be able to trade back up to Pick 6 to take him is a win. Johnson is a long and athletic tackle who can excel in pass protection.

The Cardinals desperately needed to improve their offensive line as they rebuild their roster. The team prioritized protecting its biggest asset in quarterback Kyler Murray with this pick. Arizona can plug Johnson into left tackle as a Day 1 starter. — FRANK AMMIRANTE

GRADE: B


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7. Raiders: Tyree Wilson, DE, Texas Tech

The Raiders finished 30th in the NFL in sacks (27) even with Maxx Crosby on the roster but used their first pick to select the monster DE from Texas Tech.

Wilson, who is listed at 6-6, 275 pounds, had seven sacks and 14 tackles for loss in 2022 and should be a solid bookend pass-rushing option to Crosby. — PAT PICKENS

GRADE: B+

8. Falcons: Bijan Robinson, RB, Texas

In a league that now devalues the running back, the Falcons still make the move for the clear best player at the position. Atlanta had other needs to fill, such as edge rusher and defensive back, and this pick may be questioned despite the tremendous talent of the player.

Robinson does project to be a major offensive piece for an offense that is fleshing out with a lot of promising talents. Demond Ridder will now be supported by Kyle Pitts, Drake London, and Robinson. — SCOTT ENGEL

GRADE: C+

NFL Draft Futures Bet: Bijan Robinson: Offensive Rookie of the Year (+450) • DraftKings Sportsbook

The grade is more of a real-life, “all football" review. Robinson still has the skill set to pile up yardage and touchdowns in an offense that will desperately need him to carry the load.

Robinson is ranked too closely among the quarterbacks, who have a rougher road ahead of them in the short term. Even this short juice is a comfortable value. — TIM HEANEY

9. Eagles (from CHI via CAR): Jalen Carter, IDL, Georgia

The Eagles move up a pick to snag a potential eye-popping value with another Georgia defender – a trend last year. GM Howie Roseman drafts a dynamic player – but a name who has had problems off the field this offseason.

Still, as Michael Rochman wrote in our NFL Draft Prospect Rankings (Carter ranked fifth), “Carter could’ve been in contention for the top spot at season’s end, but with his offseason, there are plenty of question marks. Teams should still love his talent though, and with a month until draft day, the worry will simmer down." Carter will rotate in as a game-breaker and eventually replace veteran future Hall of Famer Fletcher Cox. — TIM HEANEY

GRADE: A-

10. Bears (from PHI via NO): Darnell Wright, OT, Tennessee

The Bears moved down from Pick 9 to 10, acquiring a 2024 fourth-rounder to take the player they have been linked to throughout this process: Darnell Wright. The Tennessee offensive tackle is an absolute mauler who can be a difference-maker in the running game.

This is widely graded as a reach. Still, Chicago will likely remain one of the most run-heavy teams in the NFL, even after acquiring wideout DJ Moore, so this is a seamless scheme and trench fit. — FRANK AMMIRANTE

GRADE: B-

11. Titans: Peter Skoronski, OL, Northwestern

Former Eagle Andre Dillard and ex-49er Daniel Brunskill were signed as free agents, and Skoronski completes Tennessee’s quest to rework the offensive line. Skoronski was one of the elite offensive linemen in the draft and likely the best potential interior lineman available.

Skoronski should slot in at one of the guard spots for the Titans despite being listed as an offensive tackle. Tennessee is heavily focused on rebuilding its offense and Skoronski is a fine building block for the future. — SCOTT ENGEL

GRADE: B+

12. Lions (from ARI via HOU & CLE): Jahmyr Gibbs, RB, Alabama

Detroit traded back to chose a player it could have had later in the first round. Gibbs was a super running back at Alabama, posting more than 1,300 all-purpose yards and 11 touchdowns in 2022.

This might mean the talented but injury-prone D’Andre Swift (or the newly signed David Montgomery?) could be cut or traded. Still, the decision to overlook defensive upgrades is a curious one. — PAT PICKENS

GRADE: C-

17. Patriots (from PIT): Christian Gonzalez, CB, Oregon

The Patriots struck with perhaps the steal of the first round, selecting the highest-rated cornerback after trading down with the Steelers earlier in the night.

The 6-foot-1 rangy playmaker and had four interceptions in his lone season at Oregon after transferring from Colorado. The former Duck should only improve a defense that ranked 17th in passing yards against (3,681) but posted the third-most INTs (19) in 2022. — PAT PICKENS

GRADE: A-

20. Seahawks: Jaxon Smith-Njigba, WR, Ohio State

After focusing on defense with their first pick, the Seahawks get a needed third option for Geno Smith. He will complement Tyler Lockett and DK Metcalf well and should be a frequent target on key passing downs.

The Seahawks add a necessary yards-after-catch type to upgrade the passing game. Their wide receiver trio will now be one of the most potent units in the league. — SCOTT ENGEL

GRADE: B+

21. Chargers: Quentin Johnston, WR, TCU

The Bolts were widely thought to have been targeting pure speed. However, the 6-foot-3 playmaker provides ample burst after the catch and the frame of a potential red-zone complement to Keenan Allen (if he’s sticking around) and fellow towering snare Mike Williams.

While some concerns about Johnston’s upside remain (fundamentals come into question among the scouting community), Justin Herbert will welcome the opportunity to incorporate him into this system to diversify how they can push downfield. This pick deepens their receiving corps to allow them to compete with their divisional aerial opponents in the Chiefs and Broncos. — TIM HEANEY

GRADE: B

22. Ravens: Zay Flowers, WR, Boston College

The Ravens locked up MVP quarterback Lamar Jackson before capping a successful day, especially on the offensive side of the ball, by taking Flowers to complement a grouup of Mark Andrews, Rashod Bateman, Odell Beckham Jr., and Devin Duvernay.

Flowers had 1,077 receiving yards in his senior season and was in the conversation for first receiver taken. But he ended up going to Baltimore, which finished with the third-fewest passing/receiving yards in football (3,202)

The BC grad’s burner profile should help elevate Lamar’s game — especially in the much more dynamic passing offense to be installed by new OC Todd Monken. — PAT PICKENS

GRADE: A

23. Vikings: Jordan Addison, WR, USC

Minnesota had some apparent needs on pass defense with top cornerbacks still available, yet the Vikings chose to nab a top complement for Justin Jefferson. Addison should fill an apparent need at the No. 2 WR spot for Minnesota.

Adam Thielen has moved on, and K.J. Osborn is more of a third-receiver type, so Addison is a natural fit. He is a dynamic 1-on-1 playmaker who can be explosive after the catch, and the Vikings may now have the best passing game in the NFC North. — SCOTT ENGEL

GRADE: B

25. Bills (from JAX via NYG): Dalton Kincaid, TE, Utah

The Bills made a splash by adding another high-end pass-catcher for Josh Allen with the selection of Dalton Kincaid. The former Utah star can be a stud tight end in the NFL. In fact, Daniel Jeremiah of NFL Network ranked him as his ninth overall player in the draft.

Kincaid is an elite receiving tight end with the ability to win downfield and make contested catches. The Bills definitely needed another option to take the load off Stefon Diggs, so this is a tremendous pick. — FRANK AMMIRANTE

GRADE: B+

ROUND 2 PICKS LIST

PkTeamPlayerPOSSchool
32Steelers (↔️ CHI)Joey Porter Jr.CBPenn State
33Titans (↔️ HOU->ARI)Will LevisQBKentucky
34Lions (↔️ ARI)Sam LaPortaTEIowa
35Raiders (↔️ IND)Michael MayerTENotre Dame
36RamsSteve AvilaGTCU
37Seahawks (↔️ DEN)Derick HallEDGEAuburn
38Falcons (↔️ LV->IND)Matthew BergeronOTSyracuse
39Panthers Jonathan MingoWROle Miss
40SaintsIsaiah FoskeyEDGENotre Dame
41Cardinals (↔️ TEN)BJ OjulariEDGELSU
42Packers (↔️ CLE->NYJ)Luke MusgraveTEOregon State
43JetsJoe TippmannCWisconsin
44Colts (↔️ ATL)Julius BrentsCBKansas State
45Lions (↔️ GB)Brian BranchSAlabama
46PatriotsKeion WhiteDLGeorgia Tech
47CommandersJartavius MartinSIllinois
48Buccaneers (↔️ DET->GB)Cody MauchGNorth Dakota State
49Steelers Keeanu BentonDTWisconsin
50Packers (↔️ TB)Jayden ReedWRMichigan State
51DolphinsCam SmithCBSouth Carolina
52SeahawksZach CharbonnetRBUCLA
53Bears (↔️ BAL)Gervon DexterDLFlorida
54ChargersTuli TuipulotuDTUSC
55Chiefs (↔️ MIN->DET)Rashee RiceWRSMU
56Bears (↔️ JAX)Tyrique StevensonCBMiami
57GiantsJohn Michael SchmitzCMinnesota
58CowboysLuke SchoonmakerTEMichigan
59BillsO'Cyrus TorrenceGFlorida
60BengalsDJ TurnerCBMichigan
61Jaguars (↔️ SF->CAR->CHI)Brenton StrangeTEPenn State
62Texans (↔️ PHI)Juice ScruggsCPenn State
63Broncos (↔️ KC->DET)Marvin Mims Jr.WROklahoma

33. Titans (from ARI via HOU): Will Levis, QB, Kentucky

As exemplified by a highly publicized slide out of his early-Round 1 projection,Will Levis ranks as arguably one of the most polarizing names in this draft class. Questions persist about his consistency and ability to read advanced defenses, but the 6-foot-4, 229-pound build logically tease upside.

The Titans look to be moving on Ryan Tannehill in the near future, if not this year, so Levis at least gives them somebody with upside behind the veteran who could eventually help this offense push downfield more often. Developing the soon-to-be 24-year-old could become a long project, though the gamble could pay off over the next few seasons. — TIM HEANEY

34. Detroit Lions (from ARI): Sam LaPorta, TE, Iowa

The Lions needed a replacement for T.J. Hockenson after moving him to Minnesota at last season’s trade deadline, and naturally, Detroit decided on another tight end from Iowa in Sam LaPorta.

The 6-foot-3, 245-pounder racked up 153 receptions during his four-year career — the most in Hawkeyes history. LaPorta should have a starting spot on this squad straight away, filling the role as Jared Goff’s safety blanket. — JOHN ARLIA

35. Raiders (from IND): Michael Mayer, TE, Notre Dame

The Raiders traded Darren Waller but found an instant quality replacement in Round 2. Mayer was one of the top tight-end prospects in the draft, and he is fundamentally strong as both a receiver and blocker.

Las Vegas continues to flesh out its passing game after netting Jakobi Meyers during the offseason and now adds Mayer. The Raiders landed a solid value pick and bolstered their offense in Round 2. — SCOTT ENGEL

39. Panthers: Jonathan Mingo, WR, Ole Miss

After selecting their quarterback of the future in Round 1, the Panthers gave Bryce Young a big-bodied target to throw to early in Round 2. At 6-foot-2, 220 pounds, Mingo can fight for contested balls and additional yards after the catch.

Ole Miss has sent some talented receivers to the NFL over the last five years, and Carolina will be hoping that Mingo can follow in the footsteps of A.J. Brown and DK Metcalf. — JOHN ARLIA

42. Packers: Luke Musgrave, TE, Oregon State

Now that Aaron Rodgers is gone, the Packers have focused heavily on the tight end spot to help his successor, Jordan Love. Musgrave may take some time to develop into a well-rounded pass-catcher at the NFL level, but he should eventually emerge as a reliable target.

Green Bay has its eyes on developing a solid offensive core over time. With Musgrave having the potential to complement wide receivers Christian Watson, Romeo Doubs and Jayden Reed, Love should have a quality cast of playmakers.

The newest Packer is capable of challenging defenses at every level, and he can be dependable with some promise for downfield contributions. But Green Bay also drafted Tucker Kraft in the third round, so Musgrave may have to battle for the eventual top position on the depth chart. — SCOTT ENGEL

50. Packers (from TB): Jayden Reed, WR, Michigan State

After addressing defense on Day 1, the Packers have focused their attention to helping Jordan Love on Day 2. At 5-foot-11,187 pounds, Reed lacks elite size, but that doesn’t deter him from lining up on the outside and making contested catches against bigger corners.

Reed has plenty of speed (4.45 40-yard dash) and big-play ability while flashing plenty of potential in the return game in college. However, Packers corner Keisean Nixon (first-team All-Pro) likely has that role all but locked up after a stellar 2022 campaign. — JOHN ARLIA

52. Seahawks: Zach Charbonnet, RB, UCLA

The Seahawks lost Rashaad Penny and Travis Homer in the offseason. John Schneider and Pete Carroll consistently aim for good running back depth, as injuries have often been a challenge at the position for Seattle in recent seasons.

Charbonnet can be an ideal complement to the explosive Kenneth Walker III. The former Bruin is a physical and determined runner who can grind out tough yardage. Charbonnet is also versatile enough to potentially operate on third downs. — SCOTT ENGEL

55. Chiefs (from DET): Rashee Rice,WR, SMU

This landing spot creates an opportunity for Rice to make an immediate impact at the NFL level. He goes to a team with a wide-open depth chart at wide receiver after losing Tyreek Hill, JuJu Smith-Schuster, and Mecole Hardman over the last two seasons.

Rice is a tough pass-catcher: He battles for yardage after the catch and can make contested grabs for Patrick Mahomes. Consistency and drops have been issues, but the newest Chiefs wideout will be playing in a great environment for a wide receiver to develop quickly. — SCOTT ENGEL

58. Cowboys: Luke Schoonmaker, TE, Michigan

The Cowboys finally netted a tight end to replace Dalton Schultz – though they passed on Darnell Washington to select Schoonmaker.

The 6-foot-5, 251-pounder doesn’t carry the flash of other TE prospects, but the versatile in-line tight end could do damage plenty after the catch. (Dallas loves to run screens with this position.) Schoonmaker could pair with heir apparent Jake Ferguson to give Dak Prescott another safety net around the goal line, at minimum. — TIM HEANEY

ROUND 3 PICKS LIST

PkTeamPlayerPOSSchool
64BearsZacch PickensDTSouth Carolina
65Eagles (↔️ HOU)Tyler SteenOTAlabama
66Eagles (↔️ ARI)Sydney BrownSIllinois
67Broncos (↔️ IND)Drew SandersLBArkansas
68Lions (↔️ DEN)Hendon HookerQBTennessee
69Texans (↔️ LAR)Tank DellWRHouston
70RaidersByron YoungDLAlabama
71SaintsKendre MillerRBTCU
72Cardinals (↔️ TEN)Garrett WilliamsCBSyracuse
73Giants(↔️ CLE-->HOU->LAR)Jalin HyattWRTennessee
74Browns (↔️ NYJ)Cedric TillmanWRTennessee
75FalconsZach HarrisonEDGEOhio State
76Patriots (↔️ CAR)Marte MapuLBSacramento State
77Rams (↔️ NE->MIA)Byron YoungEDGETennessee
78PackersTucker KraftTESouth Dakota State
79Colts (↔️ WAS)Josh DownsWRUNC
80SteelersDJ JohnsonEDGEOregon
81Titans (↔️ DET->ARI)Tyjae SpearsRBTulane
82BuccaneersYaYa DiabyDELouisville
83Broncos (↔️ SEA)Riley MossCBIowa
84DolphinsDevon AchaneRBTexas A&M
85ChargersDaiyan HenleyLBWashington State
86RavensTrenton SimpsonLBClemson
8749ers (↔️ MIN)Ji'Ayir BrownSPenn State
88JaguarsTank BigsbyRBAuburn
89Rams (↔️ NYG)Kobie TurnerDTWake Forest
90CowboysDeMarvion OvershownLBTexas
91BillsDorian WilliamsLBTulane
92Chiefs (↔️ CIN)Wanya MorrisTOklahoma
93Steelers (↔️ SF->CAR)Darnell WashingtonTEGeorgia
94Cardinals (↔️ PHI)Michael WilsonWRStanford
95Bengals (↔️ KC)Jordan BattleSAlabama
96Lions (↔️ ARI)Brodric MartinDTWestern Kentucky
97Commanders (Comp)Ricky StrombergCArkansas
98Browns (Comp)Siaki IkaDTBaylor
9949ers (Comp)Jake MoodyKMichigan
100Raiders (Comp ↔️ KC->NYG)Tre TuckerWRCincinnati
10149ers (Comp)Cameron LatuTEAlabama
102Vikings (Comp ↔️ SF)Mekhi BlackmonCBUSC

61. Jaguars (from CHI via SF, CAR): Brenton Strange, TE, Penn State

The Jaguars slapped the franchise tag on Evan Engram this offseason, and the two sides have yet to come to a long-term agreement. By selecting Strange late in Round 2, Jacksonville now has a long-term option at the position if that situation becomes untenable.

Trevor Lawrence likes targeting his tight ends, and the 6-foot-4, 253-pounder is a red-zone threat with decent athleticism (4.7 40-yard dash). Strange scored five touchdowns on just 32 receptions last season for the Nittany Lions and could contribute in two tight-end sets this season. — JOHN ARLIA

63. Broncos: Marvin Mims, WR, Oklahoma

Denver used its first 2023 draft selection to give first-year coach Sean Payton and franchise QB Russell Wilson a burner to complement its twin outside threats: Jerry Jeudy and Courtland Sutton.

Mims ran a 4.38 40-yard dash at the combine and is likely to play the slot, which is mainly where he amassed his 1,083 receiving yards and six TDs for the Sooners in 2022. He stands just 5-foot-9, and he could have problems against bigger defensive backs.

Still, he’s another weapon that should help a Broncos offense that averaged only 211.3 passing yards and only 1.06 pass TDs per game in 2022. — PAT PICKENS

68. Lions (from DEN): Hendon Hooker, QB, Tennessee

Detroit marks a promising landing spot for Hooker to develop into a quality and potentially dynamic NFL starter. The Volunteer has obvious questions regarding his health (ACL tear) and age (25 at the start of the season), but the Lions can stick with Jared Goff in the shorter term while Hooker recovers and learns to adapt to the NFL.

Once Hooker gets a chance to start, any whispers about current doubts may fade away. The Lions can eventually get several productive seasons out of the potentially electric dual threat.

Hooker has promise as a sound decision-maker with a terrific arm. — SCOTT ENGEL

69. Texans (from LAR): Tank Dell, WR, Houston

The Texans gave QB C.J. Stroud a bona fide possession receiver with their second pick of the second night. Dell finished second in FBS in receptions (109) and first in the country in receiving yards (1,398) in 2022 to cap a three-season stretch in which he compiled 228 catches.

With 2022 leading receiver Brandin Cooks off to Dallas, and a hodgepodge of pass-catching options led by veteran Robert Woods, Houston has plenty of targets for the taking. Dell could become Stroud’s favorite option quickly. — PAT PICKENS

71. Saints: Kendre Miller, RB, TCU

Miller joins a crowded running-back room in New Orleans, which has featured Alvin Kamara for the last half decade and just added Jamaal Williams (three-year deal) in free agency. However, both those guys are approaching 30, and Kamara’s off-field problems could affect how much he plays next season.

After helping TCU reach the CFP National Championship Game and rushing for 1,399 yards and 17 touchdowns in his junior season at TCU, Miller can step in and contribute right away. The 20-year-old doesn’t have the explosiveness that Kamara does, but he’s a load to tackle at 5-foot-11, 215 pounds, and has great vision. — JOHN ARLIA

73. Giants (from LAR via HOU, CLE): Jalin Hyatt, WR, Tennessee

New York fills a longtime pressing need by nabbing an explosive playmaker for Daniel Jones. Hyatt has the opportunity and potential to quickly become the new No. 1 wide receiver for the Giants.

Hyatt is a major touchdown threat. The Volunteer finished second in the country in 2022 with 15 TD catches. Listed as 6-foot, 176 pounds, Hyatt has some concerns about adding bulk, yet he can still rapidly emerge as a significant contributor for the Giants. — SCOTT ENGEL

74. Browns (from NYJ): Cedric Tillman, WR, Tennessee

Tillman struggled with injuries during his senior season but flashed WR1 potential during his junior campaign. The 6-foot-3, 213-pound Las Vegas native led Tennessee in receiving with 64 catches, 1,081 yards, and 12 touchdowns.

Cleveland needs to see the best version of Deshaun Watson this season, so giving him a physical playmaker on the outside makes a lot of sense. Tillman is great at making contested catches down the field and could line up opposite Amari Cooper as soon as Week 1. — JOHN ARLIA

78. Packers: Tucker Kraft, TE, South Dakota State

Kraft enjoyed his most productive collegiate season as a redshirt sophomore, racking up 65 catches, 773 receiving yards, and six touchdowns in 2021 en route to first-team All-Missouri Valley Football Conference honors.

He battled ankle injuries last season but put up impressive numbers at the NFL Scouting Combine. Kraft will join second-rounder Luke Musgrave in a youthful Green Bay tight-end room, which lost veteran Robert Tonyan in free agency. — JOHN ARLIA

79. Colts (from WAS): Josh Downs, WR, North Carolina

The Colts chose their QB of the future in Anthony Richardson with the No. 4 pick, and they added to his offensive weapons to complement Jonathan Taylor and Michael Pittman Jr. with their third-round selection.

Despite his 5-foot-10, 180-pound frame, Downs was a pass-catching machine at North Carolina. He finished fifth in the nation in catches (109) and 10th in yards (1,335) during his sophomore season in 2021, then had a down-but-solid season, tying for sixth-most receptions in FBS (94) in 2022. — PAT PICKENS

81. Titans (from DET via ARI): Tyjae Spears, RB, Tulane

There have been murmurs about the future of Derrick Henry in Tennessee throughout the offseason, and this move might reignite potential trade talks. Spears could be the heir apparent to King Henry after rushing for 1,581 yards and 19 touchdowns in 2022.

Spears spearheaded the Green Wave’s Cotton Bowl victory over USC, torching the Trojans for 205 rushing yards and four scores in his final collegiate game. Durability is a bit of a concern, but the talent is there to be an RB1. — JOHN ARLIA

84. Dolphins: Devon Achane, RB, Texas A&M

Achane measured at 5-foot-8 1/2, 188 pounds, which shows why he may have slipped to the third round. However, the explosive runner frequently outplays his size.

The Dolphins had a clear need to build running back depth behind Jeff Wilson and Raheem Mostert. Achane can contribute significantly, even if he cannot be leaned on as a true feature back.

The Aggie can find the end zone from anywhere on the field and boasts a knack for making defenders miss. — SCOTT ENGEL

88. Jaguars: Tank Bigsby, RB, Auburn

Jaguars GM Trent Baalke stayed true to form and took a running back for the ninth straight draft he oversaw by selecting the 6-foot, 208-pound back.

Bigsby, who rushed for 2,903 yards and 25 touchdowns in three seasons at Auburn, expects to complement leading rusher Travis Etienne in the Jacksonville backfield along with journeymen JaMycal Hasty and D’Ernest Johnson. — PAT PICKENS

93. Steelers (from CAR via SF): Darnell Washington, TE, Georgia

We could look back on this as one of the steals of this draft, especially since Washington was the ninth tight end off the board. None of eight players taken ahead of the former Georgia Bulldog can match his combination of size (6-foot-7, 264 pounds) and athleticism (4.64 40-yard dash).

Washington’s collegiate career production (45-774-3) wasn’t overly impressive, especially compared to former teammate Brock Bowers, but he has all the tools to be a playmaker over the middle at the pro level. He’ll fit in nicely opposite Pat Freiermuth as another option for Kenny Pickett. – JOHN ARLIA

94. Cardinals (from Eagles): Michael Wilson, WR, Stanford

A sizable (6-foot-2, 213 pounds) and speedy playmaker, Wilson does enter the NFL with concerns about his durability. The Cardinal alum suffered a season-ending foot injury in 2020 and an undisclosed season-ending injury in 2022.

Arizona likely will trade DeAndre Hopkins at some point, so Wilson can eventually climb the depth chart if he stays healthy. Marquise Brown is the only proven dependable wide receiver on the Cardinals’ roster aside from D-Hop. — SCOTT ENGEL

ROUND 4 PICKS LIST

PkTeamPlayerPOSSchool
103Saints (↔️ CHI)Nick SaldiveriGOld Dominion
104Raiders (↔️ HOU)Jakorian BennettCBMaryland
105Eagles (↔️ ARI->HOU)Kelee RingoCBGeorgia
106Colts Blake FreelandOTBYU
107Patriots (↔️ LAR)Jake AndrewsCTroy
108Seahawks (↔️ DEN)Anthony BradfordGLSU
109Texans (↔️ LV)Dylan HortonEDGETCU
110Colts (↔️ TEN->ATL)Adetomiwa AdebaworeDTNorthwestern
111BrownsDawand JonesOTOhio State
112Patriots (↔️ NYJ)Chad RylandKMaryland
113FalconsClark Phillips IIICBUtah
114Panthers Chandler ZavalaGN.C. State
115Bears (↔️ NO)Roschon JohnsonRBTexas
116PackersColby WoodenLBAuburn
117PatriotsSidy SowGEastern Michigan
118Commanders Braeden DanielsGUtah
119Chiefs (↔️ DET->MIN)Chamarri ConnerCBVirginia Tech
120Jets (↔️ PIT->NE)Carter WarrenOTPittsburgh
121Jaguars (↔️ TB)Ventrell MillerLBFlorida
122Cardinals (↔️ MIA->KC->DET)Jon Gaines IIGUCLA
123SeahawksCameron YoungDTMississippi State
124RavensTavius RobinsonEDGEOle Miss
125ChargersDerius DavisWRTCU
126Browns (↔️ MIN)Isaiah McGuireDEMissouri
127Saints (↔️ JAX)Jake HaenerQBFresno State
128Rams (↔️ NYG)Stetson BennettQBGeorgia
129CowboysVillami Fehoko Jr.DESan Jose State
130Jaguars (↔️ BUF)Tyler LacyDEOklahoma State
131BengalsCharlie JonesWRPurdue
132Steelers (↔️ SF->CAR)Nick HerbigLBWisconsin
133Bears (↔️ PHI)Tyler ScottWRCincinnati
134Vikings (↔️ KC)Jay WardCBLSU
135Raiders (Comp ↔️ NE)Aidan O'ConnellQBPurdue

ROUND 5 PICKS LIST

PkTeamPlayerPOSSchool
136Jaguars (↔️ CHI)Yasir AbdullahLBLouisville
137Commanders (↔️ ARI->BUF)KJ HenryEDGEClemson
138ColtsDarius RushCBSouth Carolina
139Cardinals (↔️ DEN->DET)Clayton TuneQBHouston
140Browns (↔️ LAR)Dorian Thompson-RobinsonQBUCLA
141Vikings (↔️ LV->IND)Jaquelin RoyDTLSU
142BrownsCameron MitchellCBNorthwestern
143JetsIsrael AbanikandaRBPitt
144Patriots (↔️ ATL->LV->NE)Atonio MafiGUCLA
145PanthersJammie RobinsonSFlorida State
146SaintsJordan HowdenSMinnesota
147TitansJosh WhyleTECincinnati
148Bears (↔️ NE->BAL)Noah SewellLBOregon
149PackersSean CliffordQBPenn State
150Bills (↔️ WAS)Justin ShorterWRFlorida
151Seahawks (↔️ PIT)Mike MorrisDEMichigan
152LionsColby SorsdalOTWilliam & Mary
153BuccaneersSirVocea DennisLBPitt
154SeahawksOlu OluwatimiCMichigan
15549ers (↔️ MIA)Darrell Luter Jr.CBSouth Alabama
156ChargersJordan McFaddenGClemson
157RavensKyu Blu KellyCBStanford
158Colts (↔️ MIN)Daniell ScottSCal
159Packers (↔️ JAC->ATL->DET)Dontayvion WicksWRVirginia
160Jaguars (↔️ NYG)Antonio JohnsonSTexas A&M
161Rams (↔️ DAL->HOU)Nick HamptonEDGEAppalachian State
162Colts (↔️ BUF)Will MalloryTEMiami
163BengalsChase BrownRBIllinois
164Vikings (↔️ SF)Jaren HallQBBYU
165Bears (↔️ PHI->NO)Terell SmithCBMinnesota
166ChiefsBJ ThompsonEDGEStephen F. Austin State
167Texans (Comp ↔️ LAR)Henry To'oTo'oLBAlabama
168Cardinals (Comp ↔️ ARI->DET)Owen PappoeLBAuburn
169Cowboys (Comp)Asim RichardsOTUNC
170Raiders (Comp ↔️ GB->NYJ)Christopher Smith IISGeorgia
171Buccaneers (Comp ↔️ LAR)Payne DurhamTEPurdue
172Giants (Comp)Eric GrayRBOklahoma
17349ers (Comp)Robert Beal Jr.EDGEGeorgia
174Rams (Comp ↔️ LV->HOU)Warren McClendon Jr.OTGeorgia
175Rams (Comp ↔️ TB)Davis AllenTEClemson
176Colts (Comp ↔️ DAL)Evan HullRBNorthwestern
177Rams (Comp)Puka NacuaWRBYU

ROUND 6 PICKS LIST

PkTeamPlayerPOSSchool
178Cowboys (↔️ CHI->MIA->KC)Eric Scott Jr.CBSouthern Miss
179Packers (↔️ HOU ->TB)Karl BrooksLBBowling G reen
180CardinalsKei'Trel ClarkCBLouisville
181Buccaneers (↔️ IND)Josh HayesDBKansas State
182RamsTre'Vius Hodges-TomlinsonCBTCU
183Broncos (↔️ DEN->DET)JL SkinnerSBoise State
184Jets (↔️ LV->NE)Zaire BarnesLBWestern Michigan
185Jaguars (↔️ NYJ)Parker WashingtonWRPenn State
186Titans (↔️ ATL)Jaelyn DuncanOTMaryland
187Patriots (↔️ CAR)Kayshon BoutteWRLSU
188Eagles (↔️ NO->HOU)Tanner McKeeQBStanford
189Rams (↔️ TEN)Ochaun MathisEDGENebraska
190Browns Luke WyplerCOhio State
191Buccaneers (↔️ GB->LAR->HOU>PHI)Trey PalmerWRNebraska
192PatriotsBryce BaringerPMichigan State
193CommandersChris Rodriguez Jr.RBKentucky
194Chiefs (↔️ DET)Keondre CoburnDTTexas
195Saints (↔️ PIT->DEN)A.T. PerryWRWake Forest
196BuccaneersJose RamirezEDGEEastern Michigan
197DolphinsElijah HigginsWRStanford
198Seahawks Jerrick Reed IISNew Mexico
199RavensMalaesala Aumavae-LauluOTOregon
200ChargersScott MatlockDTBoise State
201Texans (↔️ MIN)Jarrett PattersonCNotre Dame
202JaguarsChristian BraswellCBRutgers
203Raiders (↔️ NYG->HOU)Amari BurneyLBFlorida
204Jets (↔️ DAL->LV)Jarrick Bernard-ConverseCBLSU
205Texans (↔️ BUF)Xavier HutchinsonWRIowa State
206BengalsAndrei IosivasWRPrinceton
207Packers (↔️ SF->HOU-> NYJ)Anders CarlsonKAuburn
208Jaguars (↔️ PHI)Erick HallettDBPitt
209Giants (↔️ KC)Tre Hawkins IIICBOld Dominion
210Patriots (Comp)Demario DouglasWRLiberty
211Colts (Comp ↔️ MIN)Titus LeoEDGEWagner
212Cowboys (Comp)Deuce VaughnRBKansas State
213Cardinals (Comp)Dante StillsDTWest Virginia
214Patriots (Comp ↔️ LV)Ameer SpeedDBMichigan State
215Rams (Comp ↔️ WAS->BUF)Zach EvansRBMississippi
21649ers (Comp)Dee WintersLBTCU
217Bengals (Comp ↔️ KC)Brad RobbinsPMichigan

ROUND 7 PICKS LIST

PkTeamPlayerPOSSchool
218BearsTravis BellDTKennesaw State
219Lions (↔️ HOU->MIN->PHI)Antoine GreenWRUNC
220Jets (↔️ ARI->LV)Zack KuntzTEOld Dominion
221ColtsJaylon JonesCBTexas A&M
222Vikings (↔️ DEN->SF)DeWayne McBrideRBUAB
223RamsEthan EvansPWingate
224Falcons (↔️ LV)DeMarcco HellamsSAlabama
225FalconsJovaughn GwynGSouth Carolina
226Jaguars (↔️ CAR)Cooper HodgesOTAppalachian State
227Jaguars (↔️ NO)Raymond VohasekDTUNC
228TitansColton DowellWRTennessee-Martin
229Ravens (↔️ CLE)Andrew VorheesGUSC
230Bills (↔️ NYJ->TB->HOU->PHI)Nick BroekerGOle Miss
231Raiders (↔️ NE)Nesta Jade SilveraDTArizona State
232PackersCarrington ValentineCBKentucky
233CommandersAndre Jones Jr.EDGELouisiana
234Rams (↔️ PIT)Jason Taylor IISOklahoma State
235Packers (↔️ DET->LAR)Lew Nichols IIIRBCentral Michigan
236Colts (↔️ TB)Jake WittOTNorthern Michigan
237SeahawksKenny McIntoshRBGeorgia
238DolphinsRyan HayesOTMichigan
239ChargersMax DugganQBTCU
240Jaguars (↔️ BAL->NYG)Derek ParishEDGEHouston
241Steelers (↔️ MIN->DEN)Cory Trice Jr.CBPurdue
242Packers (↔️ JAX)Anthony Johnson Jr.SIowa State
243GiantsJordan RileyDTOregon
244CowboysJalen BrooksWRSouth Carolina
245Patriots (↔️ BUF->ATL)Isaiah BoldenCBJackson State
246BengalsD.J. IveyDBMiami
24749ersBrayden WillisTEOklahoma
248Texans (↔️ PHI)Brandon HillSPitt
249Eagles (↔️ KC->DET)Moro OjomoDTTexas
250Chiefs (Comp)Nic JonesCBBall State
251Steelers (Comp ↔️ LAR)Spencer AndersonGMaryland
252Bills (Comp ↔️ TB->LAR)Alex AustinCBOregon State
25349ers (Comp)Ronnie BellWRMichigan
254Giants (Comp)Gervarrius OwensSHouston
25549ers (Comp)Jalen GrahamLBPurdue
256Packers (Comp)Grant DuBoseWRCharlotte
257Broncos (Comp ↔️ NO)Alex ForsythCOregon
258Bears (Comp)Kendall WilliamsonDBStanford
259Rams (Comp ↔️ HOU)Desjuan JohnsonDEToledo

NFL Draft 2022 Recap

RdPkTeamPlayerPOSSchool
11JAXTravon WalkerEDGEGeorgia
12DETAidan HutchinsonEDGEMichigan
13HOUDerek Stingley Jr.CBLSU
14NYJAhmad "Sauce" GardnerCBCincinnati
15NYGKayvon ThibodeauxEDGEOregon
16CARIkem EkwonuOLNC State
17NYG (from CHI)Evan NealOLAlabama
18ATLDrake LondonWRUSC
19SEA (from DEN)Charles CrossOLMississippi State
110NYJ (from SEA)Garrett WilsonWROhio State
111NO (from WAS)Chris OlaveWROhio State
112DET (from MIN)Jameson WilliamsWRAlabama
113PHI (CLE>HOU)Jordan DavisDIGeorgia
114BALKyle HamiltonSNotre Dame
115HOU (from MIA>PHI)Kenyon GreenOLTexas A&M
116WAS (from IND>PHI>NO)Jahan DotsonWRPenn State
117LACZion JohnsonOLBoston College
118TEN (from NO>PHI)Treylon BurksWRArkansas
119NO (from PHI)Trevor PenningOLNorthern Iowa
120PITKenny PickettQBPittsburgh
121KC (from NE)Trent McDuffieCBWashington
122GB (from LV)Quay WalkerLBGeorgia
123BUF (from ARI>BAL)Kairr ElamCBFlorida
124DALTyler SmithOLTulsa
125BAL (from BUF)Tyler LinderbaumOLIowa
126NYJ (from TEN)Jermaine Johnson IIEDGEFlorida State
127JAX (from TB)Devin LloydLBUtah
128GB (from LV)Devonte WyattDIGeorgia
129NE (from SF>MIA>KC)Cole StrangeOLUT-Chattanooga
130KCGeorge KarlaftisEDGEPurdue
131CINDaxton HillSMichigan
132MIN (from LAR>DET)Lewis CineSGeorgia
233TB (from JAX)Logan HallDLHouston
234GB (from DET>MIN)Christian WatsonWRNorth Dakota State
235TEN (from NYJ)Roger McCrearyCBAuburn
236NYJ (from NYG)Breece HallRBIowa State
237HOUJalen PitreSBaylor
238ATL (from CAR>NYJ>NYG)Arnold EbiketieEDGEPenn State
239CHIKyler GordonCBWashington
240SEA (from DEN)Boye MafeEDGEMinnesota
241SEAKenneth Walker IIIRBMichigan State
242MIN (from WAS>IND)Andrew BoothCBClemson
243NYG (from ATL)Wan'Dale RobinsonWRKentucky
244HOU (from CLE)John Metchie IIIWRAlabama
245BALDavid OjaboLBMichigan
246DET (from MIN)Joshua PaschalDEKentucky
247WAS (from IND)Phidarian MathisDTAlabama
248CHI (from LAC)Jaquan BriskerSPenn State
249NOAlontae TaylorCBTennessee
250NE (from MIA>KC)Tyquan ThorntonWRBaylor
251PHICam JurgensCNebraska
252PITGeorge PickensWRGeorgia
253IND (from LV>GB>MIN)Alec PierceWRCincinnati
254KC (from NE)Skyy MooreWRWestern Michigan
255ARITrey McBrideTEColorado State
256DALSam WilliamsDLOle Miss
257TB (from BUF)Luke GoedekeOLCentral Michigan
258ATL (from TEN)Troy AndersenLBMontana State
259MIN (from GB)Ed IngramGLSU
260CIN (from TB>BUF)Cam Taylor-BrittCBNebraska
261SFDrake JacksonEDGEUSC
262KCBryan CookSCincinnati
263BUF (from CIN)James CookRBGeorgia
264DEN (from LAR)Nik BonittoEDGEOklahoma
365JAXLuke FortnerCKentucky
366MIN (from DET)Brian AsamoahLBOklahoma
367NYGJoshua EzeuduGUNC
368CLE (from HOU)Martin EmersonCBMississippi State
369TEN (from NYJ)Nicholas Petit-FrereOLOhio State
370JAX (from CAR)Chad MumaLBWyoming
371CHIVelus JonesWRTennessee
372SEAAbraham LucasOTWashington State
373IND (from WAS)Jelani WoodsTEVirginia
374ATLDesmond RidderQBCincinnati
375HOU (from DEN)Christian HarrisLBAlabama
376BALTravis JonesDTUConn
377IND (from MIN)Bernhard RaimannOTCentral Michigan
378CLEAlex WrightEDGEUAB
379LACJT WoodsSBaylor
380DEN (from NO>HOU)Greg DulcichTEUCLA
381NYG (from MIA)Cordale FlottCBLSU
382ATL (from IND)DeAngelo MaloneEDGEWestern Kentucky
383PHINakobe DeanLBGeorgia
384PITDeMarvin LealDTTexas A&M
385NEMarcus JonesCBHouston
386TEN (from LV)Malik WillisQBLiberty
387ARICameron ThomasDESan Diego State
388DALJalen TolbertWRSouth Alabama
389BUFTerrel BernardLBBaylor
390LV (from TEN)Dylan ParhamGMemphis
391TBRachaad WhiteRBArizona State
392GBSean RhyanOTUCLA
393SFTyrion Davis-PriceRBLSU
394CAR (from KC>NE)Matt CorralQBOle Miss
395CINZachary CarterDTFlorida
396IND (from LAR>DEN)Nick CrossSMaryland
397DET (COMP)Kerby JosephSIllinois
398WAS (COMP from NO)Brian Robinson Jr.RBAlabama
399CLE (SPCL COMP)David BellWRPurdue
3100ARI (SPCL COMP from BAL)Myjai SandersEDGECincinnati
3101NYJ (SPCL COMP from NO>PHI>TEN)Jeremy RuckertTEOhio State
3102MIA (SPCL COMP from SF)Channing TindallLBGeorgia
3103KC (SPCL COMP)Leo ChenalLBWisconsin
3104LAR (SPCL COMP)Logan BrussOLWisconsin
3105SF (SPCL COMP)Danny GrayWRSMU
4106TB (from JAX)Cade OttonTE Washington
4107HOU (from SEA>CLE)Dameon PierceRBFlorida
4108CLE (from HOU)Perrion WinfreyDTOklahoma
4109SEA (from NYJ)Coby BryantCBCincinnati
4110BAL (from NYG)Daniel FaaleleOTMinnesota
4111NYJ (from CAR)Max MitchellOTLouisiana
4112NYG (from CHI) Daniel BellingerTESan Diego State
4113WASPercy ButlerSLouisiana
4114NYG (from ATL)Dane BeltonSIowa
4115DENDamarri MorrisCBPittsburgh
4116DEN (from SEA)Eyioma UwazurikeDTIowa State
4117NYJ (from MIN)Michael ClemonsDETexas A&M
4118MIN (from CLE)Akayleb EvansCBMissouri
4119BALJalyn Armour-DavisCBAlabama
4120CAR (from NO>WAS)Brandon SmithLBPenn State
4121NE (from MIA>KC)Jack JonesCBArizona State
4122LV (from IND>MIN)Zamir WhiteRBGeorgia
4123LACIsaiah SpillerRBTexas A&M
4124CLE (from PHI>HOU)Cade YorkKLSU
4125MIA (from PIT)Erik EzukanmaWRTexas Tech
4126LV (from LV>MIN)Neil FarrellDTLSU
4127NEPierre StrongRBSouth Dakota State
4128BAL (from ARI)Charlie KolarTEIowa State
4129DALJake FergusonTEWisconsin
4130BAL (from BUF)Jordan StoutPPenn State
4131TENHassan HaskinsRBMichigan
4132GBRomeo DoubsWRNevada
4133TBJake CamardaPGeorgia
4134SFSpencer BurfordGTexas-San Antonio
4135KCJoshua WilliamsCBFayetteville State
4136CINCordell VolsonGNorth Dakota State
4137NE (from LAR>HOU>ARI)Bailey ZappeQBWestern Kentucky
4138PIT (COMP)Calvin Austin IIIWRMemphis
4139BAL (COMP)Isaiah LikelyTECoastal Carolina
4140GB (COMP)Zach TomOLWake Forest
4141BAL (COMP)Damarion WilliamsCBHouston
4142LAR (COMP)Decobie DurantCBSouth Carolina State
4143TEN (COMP)Chigoziem OkonkwoTEMaryland
5144WAS (from JAX>CAR)Sam HowellQBNorth Carolina
5145KC (from DET>DEN>SEA)Darian KinnardGKentucky
5146NYG (from NYJ)Micah McFaddenLBIndiana
5147NYGDJ DavidsonDTArizona State
5148BUF (from HOU>CHI)Khalil ShakirWRBoise State
5149WAS (from CAR)Cole TurnerTENevada
5150HOU (from CHI)Thomas BookerDTStanford
5151ATLTyler AllgeierRBBYU
5152DENDelarrin Turner-YellSOklahoma
5153SEATariq WoolenCBTexas-San Antonio
5154JAX (from WAS>PHI)Snoop ConnerRBOle Miss
5155DAL (from CLE)Matt WaletzkoOTNorth Dakota
5156CLE (from BAL>MIN)Jerome FordRBCincinnati
5157TB (from MIN>JAX)Zyon McCollumCBSam Houston State
5158SEA (from MIA>NE>KC)Tyreke SmithEDGEOhio State
5159INDEric JohnsonDTMissouri State
5160LACOtito OgbonniaDTUCLA
5161NOD'Marco JacksonLBAppalachian State
5162DEN (from PHI>HOU)Montrell WashingtonWRSamford
5163TEN (from PIT>NYJ)Kyle PhilipsWRUCLA
5164LAR (from NE>LV)Kyren WilliamsRBNotre Dame
5165MIN (from LV)Esezi OtomewoDEMinnesota
5166CIN (from ARI>PHI>HOU>CHI)Tycen AndersonSToledo
5167DALDaRon BlandCBFresno State
5168CHI (from BUF)Braxton JonesOTSouthern Utah State
5169MIN (from TEN>LV)Ty ChandlerRBNorth Carolina
5170HOU (from TB>NE)Teagan QuitorianoTEOregon State
5171DEN (from GB)Luke WattenbergCWashington
5172SFSamuel WomackCBToledo
5173NYG (from KC>BAL)Marcus MeKethanGNorth Carolina
5174CHI (from CIN)Dominique RobinsonEDGEMiami (Ohio)
5175LV (from LAR)Matthew ButlerDTTennessee
5176DAL (COMP)Damone ClarkLBLSU
5177DET (COMP)James MitchellTEVirginia Tech
5178DAL (COMP)John RidgewayDTArkansas
5179GB (COMP from IND>DEN)Kingsley EnagbareLBSouth Carolina
6180BUF (from JAX>TB)Matt AraizaPSan Diego State
6181PHI (from DET)Kyron JohnsonLBKansas
6182NYGDarrian BeaversLBCincinnati
6183NE (from HOU)Kevin HarrisRBSouth Carolina
6184MIN (from NYJ)Vederian LoweOTIllinois
6185BUF (from CAR)Christian BenfordCBVillanova
6186CHIZach ThomasGSan Diego State
6187SF (from DEN)Nick ZakeljOTFordham
6188DET (from SEA>JAX>PHI)Malcolm RodriguezLBOklahoma State
6189CAR (from WAS)Amare BarnoEDGEVirginia Tech
6190ATLJustin ShafferGGeorgia
6191MIN (from BAL>KC)Jalen NailorWRMichigan State
6192IND (from MIN)Andrew OgletreeTEYoungstown State
6193DAL (from CLE)Devin HarperLB Oklahoma State
6194NO (from IND>PHI)Jordan JacksonDTAir Force
6195LACJamaree SalyerOLGeorgia
6196BAL (from MIA)Tyler BadieRBMissouri
6197JAX (from PHI)Gregory JuniorCBOuachita Baptist University
6198PHI (from PIT>JAX)Grant CalcaterraTESMU
6199CAR (from LV)Cade MaysGTennessee
6200NESam RobertsDTNW Missouri State University
6201ARIKeaontay IngramRBUSC
6202CLE (from DAL)Mike WoodsWROklahoma
6203CHI (from BUF)Trestan EbnerRBBaylor
6204TENTheo JacksonCBTennessee
6205HOU (from GB)Austin DeculusOLLSU
6206DEN (from TB>NYJ>PHI)Matt HenningsenDTWisconsin
6207CHI (from SF>NYJ>HOU)Doug KramerCIllinois
6208PIT (from KC)Connor HeywardTEMichigan State
6209BUF (from CIN)Luke TenutaOTVirginia Tech
6210NE (from LAR)Chasen HinesCLSU
6211LAR (COMP)Quentin LakeSUCLA
6212LAR (COMP)Derion KendrickCBGeorgia
6213ATL (COMP)John FitzPatrickTEGeorgia
6214LAC (COMP)Ja'Sir TaylorDBWake Forest
6215ARI (COMP)Lecitus SmithGVirginia Tech
6216IND (COMP)Curtis BrooksDTCincinnati
6217DET (COMP)James HoustonEDGEJackson State University
6218TB (COMP from LAR)Ko KieftTEMinnesota
6219TEN (COMP)Chance CampbellLBOle Miss
6220SF (COMP)Kalia DavisDTUCF
6221SF (COMP)Tariq Castro-FieldsCBPenn State
7222JAXMontaric BrownCBArkansas
7223CLE (from DET)Isaiah ThomasEDGEOklahoma
7224MIA (from HOU>NE>BAL)Cameron GoodeOLBCalifornia
7225PIT (from NYJ)Mark RobinsonLBOle Miss
7226CHI (from NYG>CIN)Ja'Tyre CarterGSouthern
7227MIN (from CAR>LV)Nick MuseTESouth Carolina
7228GB (from CHI>HOU)Tariq CarpenterSGeorgia Tech
7229SEABo MeltonWRRutgers
7230WASChris PaulGTulsa
7231BUF (from ATL)Baylon SpectorLBClemson
7232DENFaion HicksCBWisconsin
7233SEA (from MIN>KC)Dareke YoungWRLenoir Rhyne
7234GB (from CLE>DET>DEN)Jonathan FordDTMiami
7235LAR (from BAL>JAX>TB)Daniel HardyDEMontana State
7236LACDeane LeonardDBOle Miss
7237DET (from NO>PHI)Chase LucasCBArizona State
7238LV (from MIA>LAR)Thayer Munford Jr.OTOhio State
7239INDRodney ThomasDBYale
7240WAS (from PHI>IND)Christian HolmesCBOklahoma State
7241PITChris OladokunQBSouth Dakota State
7242CAR (from NE>MIA)Kalon BarnesCBBaylor
7243KC (from LV>NE)Jaylen WatsonCBWashington State
7244ARIChristian MatthewDBValdosta State
7245NE (from DAL>HOU)Andrew StueberOTMichigan
7246CLE (from BUF)Dawson DeatonCTexas Tech
7247MIA (from TEN)Skylar ThompsonQBKansas State
7248TBAndre AnthonyLBLSU
7249GBRasheed WalkerOTPenn State
7250LV (from SF>DEN>MIN)Brittain BrownRBUCLA
7251KCIsiah PachecoRBRutgers
7252CINJeffrey GunterEDGECoastal Carolina
7253LARRuss YeastSKansas State
7254CHI (COMP from LAC)Elijah HicksDBCalifornia
7255CHI (COMP from LAC)Trenton GillPNC State
7256ARI (COMP)Jesse LuketaLBPenn State
7257ARI (COMP)Marquis HayesGOklahoma
7258GB (COMP)Samori ToureWRNebraska
7259KC (COMP)Nazeeh JohnsonCBMarshall
7260LAC (COMP)Zander HorvathFBPurdue
7261LAR (COMP from TB)A.J. ArcuriOTMichigan State
7262SF (COMP)Brock PurdyQBIowa State

Round 1 NFL Draft Picks

1. Jacksonville Jaguars: Travon Walker, EDGE, Georgia

The Jags selected Georgia pass-rusher Travon Walker first overall, following through on pre-draft buzz despite the fact that Michigan’s Aidan Hutchinson was more highly regarded in draft circles. General manager Trent Baalke prefers long and athletic edge rushers, so Walker is a perfect fit to play alongside fellow defensive end Josh Allen.

With an improved defense and strong supporting cast, Walker should have opportunities to rack up sacks in this Jaguars’ unit. As the first overall pick, he’ll be given every chance to run away with the job. Keep an eye out for AFC Defensive Rookie of the Year futures bets when they become available, as Walker is a prime candidate. —FRANK AMMIRANTE

2. Detroit Lions: Aidan Hutchinson, EDGE, Michigan

The Lions didn’t waste much time in submitting their card to select Michigan’s Aidan Hutchinson with the No. 2 overall pick. It always seemed likely that the talent-starved Lions and the Plymouth, MI native were a match made in heaven.

Hutchinson racked up 14 sacks and was a Heisman Trophy finalist last season with the Wolverines and should be a game-changer at the next level. Detroit gets a guy with a high character and a high motor to anchor their defensive line for years to come. — JOHN ARLIA

3. Houston Texans: Derek Stingley Jr., CB, LSU

The Texans took LSU cornerback Derek Stingley Jr. with the third overall pick after a pair of defensive ends went with the top two picks, which was something of a surprise given that Ahmad Gardner was favored to be the first CB off the board.

Stingley helped lead LSU to the National Championship as a true freshman in 2019. Injuries and the pandemic have limited him to just 10 games since then, however, causing his performance to suffer, and creating some questions about whether he’ll be able to stay healthy at the NFL level.

Assuming he recovers from his injuries and returns to form, Stingley should provide a boost for a Houston defense that ranked near the bottom of the league in most defensive categories last year. While there’s certainly a bit of risk in this pick, the upside is there if Stingley plays up to the potential he flashed as a promising freshman. — TYLER MAHER

4. New York Jets: Ahmad “Sauce" Gardner, CB, Cincinnati

The draft gods have answered Jets fans’ prayers as Ahmad “Sauce” Gardner fell to the New York Jets at No. 4. Even with Derek Stingley Jr. being taken at No. 3, Gardner is the best cornerback in this draft. The Jets need help in their secondary, and Sauce is the answer.

Sauce has length, size, and speed to cover opposing teams’ top wide receivers. He will do extremely well playing for Robert Saleh. Keep an eye out for Defensive Rookie of the Year odds when they come out, as Sauce should be a favorite to win the award. - GIO ANNATELLI

5. New York Giants: Kayvon Thibodeaux, EDGE, Oregon

The Giants ended Kayvon Thibodeaux’s freefall by selecting the Oregon edge rusher at 5. Once projected as the first overall pick, Thibodeaux is an explosive rusher who dominated at an early age in college. You could make a legitimate argument that he’s the most talented defensive end in this draft.

The Giants badly needed an infusion of talent on their pass rush and they got that in spades with Thibodeaux. He’ll fit in like a glove in new defensive coordinator Wink Martindale’s blitz-heavy defense. Thibodeaux will have a chance to win NFC Defensive Rookie of the Year as the main pass-rusher in an improved defense. — FRANK AMMIRANTE

6. Carolina Panthers: Ikem Ekwonu, OL, NC State

The Panthers could have gone quarterback here, but it would have been a mistake. There is not a quarterback worth taking this high and the Panthers knew it.

They went with the best offensive tackle in this draft class. Ekwonu is a high-floor player with low bust potential on a team that he can’t afford to miss.

Ekwonu will protect Carolina’s QB1 beginning in the season opener, whomever that may be. As of now, it is Sam Darnold. Outside of quarterback, a bookend left tackle was the Panthers’ greatest need. — ANTHONY CERVINO

7. New York Giants (from Bears): Evan Neal, OL, Alabama

The Giants upgraded their offensive line by snagging Alabama tackle Evan Neal, who fell a bit on draft boards after initial speculation that he might go in the top five.

After helping lead the Crimson Tide to the National Championship Game earlier this year, Neal proved to be one of the top linemen in the country. At 6-foot-7 and 337 pounds, Neal can use his size to open holes for running backs and ward off incoming pass rushers.

Neal is a good fit for the Giants, who often struggled to protect Daniel Jones in the pocket last year and ranked 24th overall in rushing yards. With Neal anchoring New York’s O-line, he can help the Giants’ offense have more success in 2022 and beyond. — TYLER MAHER

8. Atlanta Falcons: Drake London, WR, USC

The Atlanta Falcons seem willing to at least have Marcus Mariota lead the QB1 discussion; they’ve taken Drake London with the No. 8 pick. The Pac-12 Offensive Player of the Year will make an instant impact with the Falcons, given the year-long suspension of Calvin Ridley.

London is a big target for Mariota, coming in at 6-foot-4 and 219 pounds, and his large wingspan will make him a great red-zone target. London finished his senior season with 88 catches for 1,084 yards and 7 touchdowns, being the one bright spot for the USC Trojans. Defensive backs will have their hands full having to cover London and hybrid TE Kyle Pitts. — GIO ANNATELLI

9. Seattle Seahawks (from Broncos): Charles Cross, OT, Mississippi State

The Seahawks may need to replace left tackle Duane Brown and right tackle Brandon Shell, both of whom are free agents. So instead of trading down, as Pete Carroll and John Schneider have often done in the past, they addressed a glaring need on their offensive line by taking Charles Cross out of Mississippi State.

Cross is widely regarded as the best pure pass blocker in the 2022 NFL Draft class. He does need some work in terms of his run blocking, but Seattle’s staff always believes in “coaching up” promising players in perceived weaker areas. Cross will have to get acclimated quickly in that regard for an offense that may feature RB Rashaad Penny often in 2022.

Protecting the quarterback has long been an area of concern for the Seahawks, and Cross can be a good successor to Brown as a rock-solid left tackle. With Seattle moving on from Russell Wilson, pass protection will be especially critical for helping the Seahawks’ offense sustain drives in 2022 and beyond. —SCOTT ENGEL

10. New York Jets (from Seahawks): Garrett Wilson, WR, Ohio State

After selecting cornerback Sauce Gardner with the No. 4 overall pick, the New York Jets helped out their offense by drafting Ohio State wide receiver Garrett Wilson just six picks later.

Wilson can jump out of the gym and has great body control in the air, which made him a contested-catch specialist at OSU. He’ll be a big help to second-year quarterback Zach Wilson and bring a different dynamic to the Jets offense than Corey Davis and Elijah Moore. — JOHN ARLIA

11. New Orleans Saints (from Commanders): Chris Olave, WR, Ohio State

The New Orleans Saints made the first trade of the 2022 NFL draft to move up to select Chris Olave out of Ohio State. Olave is a smooth route runner who can create plenty of separation, and with Michael Thomas returning next season, the Saints have a solid wide receiver duo for QB Jameis Winston to target.

A ton of mock drafts had Olave penciled in as the 16th overall pick to the Saints, but New Orleans didn’t want to miss out on the former Buckeye after Drake London and Garrett Wilson were selected. While Thomas can operate as an intermediate threat for the Saints, Olave should open up more down the field. —SKYLER CARLIN

12. Detroit Lions (from Vikings): Jameson Williams, WR, Alabama

Armed with a load of draft capital, the Detroit Lions moved back into the top half of the first round to select Alabama wide receiver Jameson Williams.

Viewed by many as the most talented wideout in this year’s class, Williams slipped down the board a bit as a result of the torn ACL he suffered in the National Championship Game.

This move makes some sense given the recent run of wide receivers. However, Detroit gave up some significant picks to swap places with Minnesota.

Drafting a quarterback to replace Jared Goff may have been a smarter alternative, but this will give him another option in the passing game alongside D.J. Chark and last year’s standout Amon-Ra St. Brown. — JOHN ARLIA

13. Philadelphia Eagles (from Browns>Texans): Jordan Davis, DI, Georgia

Jordan Davis joins fellow Georgia defensive lineman Travon Walker in the first round as the Philadelphia Eagles selected Davis with the No. 13 pick. The Eagles traded up for Davis, and it was the right call.

A monster in the middle, Davis is the best run stopper in the draft. A First-Team All-American at Georgia, Davis took home the Bednarik and Outland Awards this past year.

He’s a big body that can clog up holes in the middle, forcing teams to run to the outside. Davis will soon become a leader on the Eagles defense, just as he was with Georgia. — GIO ANNATELLI

14. Baltimore Ravens: Kyle Hamilton, S, Notre Dame

After allowing the most passing yards in the NFL last year, the Ravens bolstered their secondary by taking Hamilton out of Notre Dame at No. 14.

Hamilton brings amazing size for Baltimore, coming in at 6-foot-4 and 220 pounds. I don’t want to say he’s Ed Reed 2.0, but he has that kind of potential.

A speedy ball hawk who flies all over the field, Hamilton brings big hits and should complement Marcus Peters and Marlon Humphrey nicely.

With an All-American like Hamilton on board, the Ravens defense could make a return to elite form in 2022. — GIO ANNATELLI

15. Houston Texans (from Dolphins>Eagles): Kenyon Green, OL, Texas A&M

The Houston Texans entered the 2022 NFL draft with a glaring need on the offensive line and while they didn’t take one of the top tackle prospects, they added Kenyon Green with the 15th overall pick. Green gives the Texans an instant starter in the interior as Laremy Tunsil and Tytus Howard are the team’s offensive tackles.

The Texans want to give Davis Mills an opportunity to prove he’s the long-term solution at quarterback, so keeping him upright is a priority. After bolstering their secondary with the third overall pick in Derek Stingley Jr., Houston is giving their offensive line a solid boost with Green. — SKYLER CARLIN

16. Washington Commanders (from Colts>Eagles>Saints): Jahan Dotson, WR, Penn State

The Commanders traded down from 11 to 16 to select wideout Jahan Dotson, addressing a pressing need to ease the load off star Terry McLaurin. Dotson has 4.43 speed and can work at each level of the field. He also has the ability to make plays after the catch.

Washington improved at quarterback with the addition of Carson Wentz and the wide receiver room is thin outside of McLaurin.

Dotson can make an immediate impact on this team, but it’s tough to see him do enough to contend for NFC Offensive Rookie of the Year. Check in to see his season-long yardage prop because he can definitely eclipse that total. — FRANK AMMIRANTE

17. Los Angeles Chargers: Zion Johnson, OL, Boston College

We all know that the Los Angeles Chargers have their long-term franchise quarterback in Justin Herbert. Making sure Herbert’s jersey is clean every week is crucial for the Chargers and they made sure to address the offensive line by selecting Zion Johnson with the 17th overall pick in the 2022 NFL draft.

Johnson was best in pass protection at Boston College, which certainly fits Los Angeles’ aerial attack. Many considered Johnson to arguably be the best interior offensive lineman available, so to get him at pick No. 17 represents solid value for the Chargers. — SKYLER CARLIN

18. Tennessee Titans (from Saints>Eagles): Treylon Burks, WR, Arkansas

The Tennessee Titans made a splash on draft night, trading away A.J. Brown to the Philadelphia Eagles to get the No. 18 pick. And with that pick, the Titans selected Treylon Burks. Out with the old and in with the new.

Burks is an extremely versatile player, doing it all for Arkansas, similar to Deebo Samuel’s role with San Francisco last season. He has the size and speed to outmatch and outrun defensive backs.

Over the last two years for the Razorbacks, Burks had 117 catches for 1,924 yards and 18 touchdowns. With Brown no longer in town, Burks will make an immediate impact for Tennessee. — GIO ANNATELLI

19. New Orleans Saints (from Eagles): Trevor Penning, OL, Northern Iowa

Terron Armstead signed with the Miami Dolphins in free agency this offseason, leaving the Saints looking for a starting left tackle. To replace Armstead, the Saints elected to take Trevor Penning out of Northern Iowa.

Lining up to protect the blindside of Jameis Winston next season, Penning is an experienced tackle who played five seasons in college and spent most of his time aligning at left tackle.

Some people believe Penning would be an ideal fit at right tackle, but Penning has the range and length that gives him plenty of potential on the left side of the offensive front. The Saints are building a solid foundation on offense with their first two picks of the draft in Chris Olave and Penning. — SKYLER CARLIN

20. Pittsburgh Steelers: Kenny Pickett, QB, Pittsburgh

The obviously great storyline of the Pittsburgh Panther becoming a Pittsburgh Steeler starts the clock ticking immediately on a QB controversy. There will be immense pressure for Pickett to start from the fan base as soon as Mitchell Trubisky throws an interception in training camp.

Pickett became the first QB taken in what is regarded as an unimpressive 2022 class. While there may be no projected superstars among this season’s newcomers, Pickett can indeed be a quality NFL starter, and that is all the Steelers need to begin the post-Ben Roethlisberger era.

Pickett has been compared to Matt Hasselbeck and Andy Dalton in his better seasons. He is more of a runner than both of those players, and he should eventually become a steady performer. The Steelers have a quality group of playmakers around him, and Pickett can prove to be a solid starter over time. — SCOTT ENGEL

21. Kansas City Chiefs (from Patriots): Trent McDuffie, CB, Washington

The Chiefs traded up to take McDuffie with the 21st overall pick, previously held by the New England Patriots. By trading up for McDuffie, the Chiefs went the responsible route with their selection, addressing a glaring need in their defensive backfield rather than going with a luxury pick on the offensive side of the football.

McDuffie is a polished, do-it-all cover corner who can take away the opposing team’s best-receiving weapon if he is the real deal. With the Broncos and Raiders making vast offensive upgrades, Kansas City zigged while their division foes zagged. This was a quality pick for the Chiefs that could pay dividends when it matters most. — ANTHONY CERVINO

22. Green Bay Packers (from Raiders): Quay Walker, LB, Georgia

Just like we all saw it, the Packers went with Walker. I am kidding here, but I love the pick. Sure, the Packers need wide receiver help, but the top six wideouts on most draft boards were already taken. The Packers went with one of the top linebackers in the draft rather than force a pick at a place of need.

There should be plenty of value at wide receiver left in the second round. They could take a stab at George Pickens, who has all of the ceiling in the world but comes with some maturity concerns.

Walker is an explosive playmaker who has a nose for the football. He’s also physical and instinctual. Walker has the skillset you need to be an elite linebacker at the pro level. Walker will make an impact out the gate for a sometimes erratic Packers defense that just lost Za’Darius Smith in free agency. — ANTHONY CERVINO

23. Buffalo Bills (from Cardinals>Ravens): Kairr Elam, CB, Florida

The cornerback position was among the only needs that the Buffalo Bills possessed to start the 2022 NFL Draft, and they have selected Kairr Elam with the No. 23 pick. Elam joins Tre’Davious White, Jordan Poyer, and Micah Hyde to create a dynamic secondary in Buffalo. — SKYLER CARLIN

24. Dallas Cowboys: Tyler Smith, OL, Tulsa

There was first-round hype surrounding Tyler Smith ahead of the 2022 NFL draft, and the Dallas Cowboys were the team to take him with the No. 24 pick.

Smith gives the Cowboys a versatile offensive linemen that could need time to develop into a starter. At the next level, Smith figures to spend the majority of his time at guard. — SKYLER CARLIN

25. Baltimore Ravens (from Bills): Tyler Linderbaum, C, Iowa

The Baltimore Ravens took the best center in the draft in Tyler Linderbaum, solidifying the interior of their offensive line with the 25th overall pick.

Linderbaum has a wrestling background that helps with his overall strength. He can be a great pass protector for Lamar Jackson for the next five to seven years. — FRANK AMMIRANTE

26. New York Jets (from Titans): Jermaine Johnson II, EDGE, Florida State

The New York Jets traded up for their third selection in the first round to steal Jermaine Johnson II, a talented edge rusher they heavily considered at their 10th overall pick.

Johnson has 4.58 speed with a high motor and the ability to shed blocks. He’s got good agility with the ability to change direction, causing fits to opposing offensive linemen. — FRANK AMMIRANTE

27. Jacksonville Jaguars (from Buccaneers): Devin Lloyd, LB, Utah

Devin Lloyd could prove to be a very exciting and impactful pick for the Jacksonville Jaguars. He has been compared to Darius Leonard, which says a lot about his upside. Lloyd is a versatile playmaker with great tackling range, and he also is very good in coverage. The Jaguars will not regret trading up for him. — SCOTT ENGEL

28. Green Bay Packers (from Raiders): Devonte Wyatt, DI, Georgia

The Green Bay Packers continued to baffle observers when they passed on a wide receiver with the second of their two first-round selections. Devonte Wyatt will prove to be a stout run defender and become another fine piece to a good defense that is getting even better. Green Bay obviously went with the best player on their board over need here. — SCOTT ENGEL

29. New England Patriots (from 49ers>Dolphins>Chiefs): Cole Strange, OL, UT-Chattanooga

After trading down (in classic Bill Belichick fashion) from No. 21 to No. 29, the Patriots nabbed Strange with their lone first-round draft pick.

At 6-foot-6 and 301 pounds, Strange is a top-notch blocker who should enhance New England’s offensive line. Not only will he help provide pass protection for QB Mac Jones, but he’ll also play a crucial role in opening holes for the Patriots’ power-run game.

Strange isn’t a splashy pick, but he’ll help in the trenches and do his best to keep Jones upright. — TYLER MAHER

30. Kansas City Chiefs: George Karlaftis, EDGE, Purdue

The Kansas City Chiefs have been lacking a consistent pass rush, and they are hoping that George Karlaftis can fix that moving forward. The Chiefs took Karlaftis with the No. 30 pick as the Purdue product fell a little further than some expected in the draft.

Karlaftis has the tools to become a special pass rusher in the NFL and can be used in various ways. — SKYLER CARLIN

31. Cincinnati Bengals: Daxton Hill, S, Michigan

One of the glaring weaknesses of the Cincinnati Bengals resided in the secondary, especially after watching them get torched in the Super Bowl. Daxton Hill was a highly regarded prospect entering the 2022 NFL Draft, and the Bengals selected the Michigan product at pick No. 31 in the first round.

Hill can excel in the slot or be a deep safety in the NFL; he has fantastic instincts at either spot. — SKYLER CARLIN

32. Minnesota Vikings (from Rams>Lions): Lewis Cine, S, Georgia

The Minnesota Vikings selected Lewis Cine No. 32 pick. A standout safety from Georgia, Cine becomes the fifth member of the 2021 Bulldogs defense selected in the first round of the 2022 NFL Draft, showcasing just how dominant the program was last season.

While Cine can hold his own in coverage, he will excel against the run with his aggressiveness and athleticism. The Vikings’ defense has been a handicap in recent seasons, so the addition of Cine should help bring them up a couple of notches immediately. — ANTHONY CERVINO


NFL Draft Round 2 Pick Highlights

34. Green Bay Packers (from Lions>Vikings): Christian Watson, WR, North Dakota State

The Green Bay Packers have selected North Dakota State wide receiver Christian Watson with the 34th overall pick in the 2022 NFL Draft.

Well, it finally happened. The Packers have drafted a wide receiver for Aaron Rodgers. While the Packers didn’t reach for a wideout in Round 1, they didn’t waste any time taking one in Round 2.

Watson is tall and fast, but he could afford to polish up his route running skills. However, Watson did so well during the pre-draft process that Green Bay couldn’t pass him up at pick No. 34, which is where they traded up to get him.

Watson has big-time upside and he may be just the type of player you want to add to a big-time quarterback like Aaron Rodgers’ arsenal. If anyone can get the best out of Watson early, it is Rodgers, despite the fact that he doesn’t have the best track record with rookie receivers.

If Watson impresses early, he could be a Week 1 starter in Green Bay’s three-wide sets. This isn’t even mentioning the fact that Davante Adams is gone. This is one of the best spots — if not the best — for a rookie wide receiver to land. — ANTHONY CERVINO

36. New York Jets: Breece Hall, RB, Iowa State

For the second time in as many days, Jets GM Joe Douglas picked up the phone and traded up to get his guy. This time it was Iowa State’s Breece Hall, who became the first running back selected in this year’s draft (as the sportsbooks predicted).

Hall, who led the nation in rushing as a sophomore with 1,572 yards and tallied 50 rushing touchdowns during his collegiate career, will join Michael Carter in New York’s backfield. The two-time All-American and Big 12 Offensive Player of the Year has the size and power to be an every-down back as well as the pass-catching skillset to handle third-down responsibilities in the NFL. – JOHIN ARLIA

41. Seattle Seahawks: Kenneth Walker, RB, Michigan State

With the 41st pick, the Seattle Seahawks have taken the second running back off the board, Kenneth Walker out of Michigan State. Breece Hall went just a few picks earlier to the New York Jets, and just like that the top two backs are off the board.

Walker is a bit smaller in size for a running back, but is still built solid at 5-foot-9, 211 pounds. He is one of the most fun running backs to watch in this class as someone who is quick and can make defenders look silly. His 96th Speed Score percentile and strength as a runner make for a solid combination.

Patience, vision, and elusiveness are three of his best traits that stand out in his film. He’s got the strength to succeed at the goal-line and his pass-blocking skills will help keep him on the field for third downs.

Walker is also capable in the passing game, though he wasn’t used a ton in that aspect in college. He saw his usage in this regard increase after transferring from Wake Forest. Also, at the NFL Combine he caught passes very well, which was promising to see.

Landing in Seattle, Walker’s competition includes an aging and often-injured Chris Carson and Rashaad Penny. Penny has been in the league for four years and just started to show signs of life last year after Carson went down.

Needless to say, there isn’t a ton of competition ahead of him, meaning Walker could have a chance to compete for a starting spot and get on the field quickly. Drafting him this early in Round 2 is quite promising and makes for an appealing landing spot for fantasy football purposes, both redraft and dynasty.

Don’t forget that our own Marcus Mosher mocked Walker to Seattle at 40 in his final NFL mock draft. — AARON SCHILL

43. New York Giants (from Falcons): Wan’Dale Robinson, WR, Kentucky

The New York Giants have selected Kentucky wide receiver Wan’Dale Robinson with the 43rd overall pick in the 2022 NFL Draft.

The Giants hinted that they were in the wide receiver business at some point in this draft following rumors that they could trade Kadarius Toney and/or Darius Slayton. And while both wideouts remain on New York’s roster – at the moment – the Giants still went and selected a new weapon for Brian Daboll‘s offense.

Robinson won’t bring size to the table, but he is small and speedy. He will make defenders miss rather than bounce off of them.

Robinson could be a gadget player who can be moved around the formation in an effort to get the ball in his hands in any way possible. Look for the Giants to utilize Robinson’s catch and run skill set in the slot and perhaps in the return game. — ANTHONY CERVINO

44. Houston Texans (from Browns): John Metchie III, WR, Alabama

The Texans had the 30th-ranked offense in football and ranked 28th in passing yards last season, but they finally addressed their skill position needs by choosing John Metchie III, the third Crimson Tide player and second Alabama receiver taken in the draft, with their fourth pick of the event.

The Game Day’s Marcus Mosher listed Metchie at No. 85 on his Top 150 NFL Draft Prospect Rankings, mainly because his training-camp status is uncertain after he tore his ACL in Alabama’s SEC Championship win over Georgia. But it’s been widely reported that Metchie could be cleared to return by training camp and should be able to return at some point in 2022.

It’s hard to critique the selection since he was widely projected as a second-round pick before the injury, and the Texans had just one receiver (Brandin Cooks, 1,037) with more than 450 receiving yards last season. — PAT PICKENS

50. New England Patriots (from Dolphins>Chiefs): Tyquan Thornton, WR, Baylor

The New England Patriots have given Mac Jones a deep ball threat by taking Tyquan Thornton with the No. 50 pick. Registering a 40 time of 4.28, Thornton will put the burners on against opposing corners.

Thornton stayed a full four years at Baylor, and it paid off. He pulled in 62 catches for 948 yards and 10 touchdowns his senior season. Thornton has a large catch radius, so not only is he a vertical threat, but he can dominate in the red zone. He should make an immediate impact for the Patriots. — GIO ANNATELLI

52. Pittsburgh Steelers: George Pickens III, WR, Georgia

George Pickens falling to the Steelers in the second round is a steal. While he has the first-round talent to go with his height, length, and speed, Pickens has some off-the-field concerns and has a torn ACL in his past.

Sure, he could have gone late in the first round, but falling to the second because of those two ticks may have been the likeliest scenario for Pickens the whole time. Many, including myself, were blinded by his WR1 upside.

The Steelers have been used to having a trio of talented wideouts at their disposal. After losing JuJu Smith-Schuster and James Washington in free agency, the Steelers were justified in plucking him off the board, especially when entering the post-Ben Roethlisberger era. — ANTHONY CERVINO

53. Indianapolis Colts: Alec Pierce, WR, Cincinnati

The Colts got in on the wide receiver run during the middle of the second round by taking Alec Pierce out of Cincinnati, giving new QB Matt Ryan another weapon to work with.

While Pierce’s collegiate career was up and down due to injuries, he finished on a high note with 884 receiving yards and eight touchdowns while being named second-team All-AAC as a senior. Pierce displayed impressive speed and playmaking abilities as well, averaging 17.5 yards per catch in his Bearcats career.

Pierce will team up with Michael Pittman Jr. to form the backbone of a solid receiving corps in Indy, assuming Ryan can still get them the football consistently at age 37. — TYLER MAHER

54. Kansas City Chiefs (from Patriots): Skyy Moore, WR, Western Michigan

After trading away Tyreek Hill, the Chiefs added another wide receiver to their roster, drafting Skyy Moore with the No. 54 pick. Moore joins JuJu Smith-Schuster and Marquez Valdes-Scantling as newcomers to Kansas City.

It’s safe to say Patrick Mahomes has a plethora of options to throw to, and Moore can eventually emerge as a top target for him. Moore took a major leap his junior year, pulling in 95 catches for 1,292 yards and 10 touchdowns.

While there are a lot of other reliable targets ahead of him on the depth chart, Moore can learn and develop under all the talent in Kansas City. — GIO ANNATELLI

55. Arizona Cardinals: Trey McBride, TE, Colorado State

After trading for Marquise Brown during Round 1, the Cardinals have chosen Trey McBride out of Colorado State with their first pick of the 2022 NFL Draft. McBride won’t be blocking much; he’ll be used often in the passing game.

McBride was expected to be the first tight end off of the board in many mock drafts and that came true with the Cardinals taking him. Arizona already has Zach Ertz at the tight end positon, so McBride will likely play in a reserve role in 2022.

That being said, the Cardinals run a spread offense that could allow McBride to be used sparingly in obvious pass situations. –- SKYLER CARLIN

63. Buffalo Bills (from Bengals): James Cook, RB, Georgia

Many believed that the Bills were targeting a running back early in this draft, specifically Breece Hall in the first round.

While they waited until the end of the second round to get their new toy, James Cook may be the third-best running back in this draft class with legit boom upside.

Cook is an explosive back who excels as both a rusher and a receiver out of the backfield. With his dynamic skill set, Cook should make an immediate impact on a Bills offense that may be a running back away from a true Super Bowl-worthy season. — ANTHONY CERVINO


NFL Draft Round 3 Pick Highlights

73. Indianapolis Colts: Jelani Woods, TE, Virginia

The Indianapolis Colts have Michael Pittman and Parris Campbell as their wide receivers, and that’s really it. Jack Doyle has retired, and T.Y. Hilton won’t be back. You could make an argument that Nyheim Hines is their next-best pass-catching option.

Needless to say, the Colts need some pass-catching options. They’ve addressed this need by taking Cincinnati WR Alec Pierce at 53.

Now, they add a big-bodied athletic tight end in Jelani Woods. We know that Matt Ryan likes to utilize his tight ends and this Colts team needs one to step up.

Woods is a huge target with a massive wingspan with the speed to be a weapon. He can help out this offense not only as a blocker, but as a red-zone threat and big-body safety blanket across the middle of the field.

Outside of being a phenomenal athlete, Woods is a gifted receiver who can use his body well to make his own space. He’ll be someone the Colts can use out of the slot as he progresses, but as a raw prospect, he may take some time for him to develop. — AARON SCHILL

74. Atlanta Falcons: Desmond Ridder, QB, Cincinnati

The Atlanta Falcons potentially got their quarterback of the future, as they took Desmond Ridder with the No. 74 pick in the NFL Draft.

It wasn’t much of a shock that Kenny Pickett was the first QB drafted, but it’s a surprise that Ridder was second. No slight to Ridder, but it seemed Malik Willis was higher on everyone’s draft boards.

Ridder was a four-year starter at Cincinnati, leading the program in 2021 as the first non-Power 5 school to play in the College Football Playoff. He threw for 3,334 yards and 30 touchdowns last year, while also rushing for 355 yards and six touchdowns.

This is a great pick for the Falcons, who can develop Ridder under Marcus Mariota. Atlanta is putting together a sneaky good offense, with 2022 first-round pick Drake London slotting into the No. 1 receiver role. Just imagine Ridder under center when Calvin Ridley returns in 2023. — GIO ANNATELLI

86. Tennessee Titans (from Raiders): Malik Willis, QB, Liberty

Malik Willis was viewed by many as the top quarterback in this draft class. However, Kenny Pickett went in the first, and Willis fell to the third. We don’t know why Willis fell, but he tumbled to a point where the Titans could not pass him up.

The Titans have a potential out in Ryan Tannehill’s contract before the 2023 season. And after unloading A.J. Brown on day one, Tannehill could be next as soon as next offseason, leaving the Titans with their starting quarterback and top wide receiver on rookie deals for years to come.

Willis comps out to Steve McNair. If he’s even anything close to McNair, the Titans will make out good when it is all said and done.

This is a low-risk, high-reward move. — ANTHONY CERVINO

88. Dallas Cowboys: Jalen Tolbert, WR, South Alabama

The Dallas Cowboys select the small-school prospect with the 88th pick in the NFL Draft, Jalen Tolbert, out of South Alabama. He set the record at South Alabama for single-season yards, receptions, and touchdowns last year on his way to winning the 2021 Sun Belt Conference’s Offensive Player of the Year award.

If you’re going to be a good small-school prospect, you’d better dominate your opponents, and that’s exactly what Tolbert did. Now he lands with the Dallas Cowboys, who just lost Amari Cooper to the Browns and could use a third receiving option outside of CeeDee Lamb and Michael Gallup. — AARON SCHILL

91. Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Rachaad White, RB, Arizona State

The Buccaneers added some depth to their running back room by taking Rachaad White out of ASU with the 91st overall pick. With Ronald Jones II now joining the Kansas City Chiefs, there was an opening on the roster for another rusher.

A dual-threat RB who can catch out of the backfield, White will be another weapon for Tom Brady as Tampa Bay tries to keep its Super Bowl window open.

Alongside veteran RBs Leonard Fournette and Gio Bernard, White will likely be used more in a complementary role to start but could emerge as the team’s lead back of the future. — TYLER MAHER

94. Carolina Panthers (from Chiefs>Patriots): Matt Corral, QB, Ole Miss

Carolina was always going to address the quarterback position at some point in this year’s draft, and after watching Desmond Ridder and Malik Willis get selected in Round 3, the Panthers traded up to select Matt Corral.

The Ole Miss product has an above-average arm, a quick release, and apparent mobility both in and out of the pocket. He lacks a little bit of size and will have to adjust to the NFL game after playing in an RPO-heavy scheme under Lane Kiffin, though. — JOHN ARLIA

98. Washington Commanders (COMP from NO): Brian Robinson Jr., RB, Alabama

The Washington Commanders add another running back to their backfield, drafting Brian Robinson Jr. with the No. 98 pick in the NFL Draft. He’ll form a three-headed monster with Antonio Gibson and J.D. McKissic but could separate himself as the No. 2 back in Washington.

Robinson didn’t become a workhorse for Alabama until this past year as a redshirt senior. He carried the ball 271 times for 1,343 yards and 14 touchdowns while also hauling in 35 passes for 296 yards and two touchdowns.

Playing for Nick Saban at Alabama, Robinson comes into the NFL with not only a winning mentality but also having played against some of the toughest defenses in college football. Gibson is the clear starter for the Commanders, but Robinson will force his way into getting touches — notably around the goal line. –GIO ANNATELLI

99. Cleveland Browns (COMP): David Bell, WR, Purdue

The Cleveland Browns find themselves with a nice value here in a deep wide receiver class, grabbing David Bell with the 99th pick.

The wide receiver out of Purdue saw his draft stock plummet after an awful Combine performance. This included a 4.65 40-yard dash, which put even more of a spotlight on his questionable athleticism.

If you’re a fan of analytics, you won’t like Bell.

However, if you like what you saw on his film, he’s an intriguing prospect. He can make some absolutely ridiculous catches, so his highlights from Purdue are hard to ignore.

As a true freshman, he came out and put up over 1,000 receiving yards and had 100+ yards in 6 of the 12 games he played in. He played in just 6 games in 2020, then came back in 2021 and caught 93 balls for 1,286 yards and 8 touchdowns.

Bell is one of the most polarizing wide receivers in this talented rookie draft class. Either way, now that he’s landed with Deshaun Watson and the Browns, he’ll have an opportunity to compete with Donovan Peoples-Jones for the WR2 spot on this offense. — AARON SCHILL

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