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This is a 2022 NFL Mock Re-Draft of Rounds 2 and 3 for Friday evening's NFL Draft coverage. With all of the trades that will go down, I don't expect to get many of these right, but it's still fun to speculate where the top prospects will go on Day 2 of the 2022 NFL Draft.
By Charlie Campbell.
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Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Logan Hall, DE, Houston
The Bucs add some rotational defensive line talent and an interior rusher.
Hall broke out for the Cougars in 2021, showing length, strength, quickness and athleticism to set the edge. He recorded 47 tackles and six sacks on the season. The 6-foot-6, 260-pounder has the strength to set the edge in the ground game and has the length to play 3-4 five-technique defensive end. Hall looks like the rare five-technique prospect who is capable of putting pressure on the quarterback. He is a riser who could go in the early rounds of the 2022 NFL Draft.
Minnesota Vikings: Andrew Booth Jr., CB, Clemson
The Vikings get a young corner to develop behind Patrick Peterson.
Booth (6-0, 195) generated some buzz in the scouting community after a 2020 season that saw him produce 35 tackles, three interceptions and four passes broken up. Because Derion Kendrick left the program over the offseason, Booth was the Tigers' No. 1 corner in 2021. Booth got off to a good start against easy competition, and he remained consistent with his usual production. His skill set could be enough for him to be a potential early-round pick. Booth was solid in 2021, recording 37 tackles, three interceptions and three passes broken up.
Tennessee Titans: Malik Willis, QB, Liberty
The Titans grab an understudy to go behind Ryan Tannehill.
In 2021, Willis completed 61 percent of his passes for 2,857 yards, 27 touchdowns and 12 interceptions. He also had 13 rushing touchdowns and 878 yards on the ground. Willis broke out in 2020, completing 64 percent of his passes for 2,260 yards, 20 touchdowns and six interceptions. He also ran for 14 touchdowns and 944 yards on the ground. Willis started out his career at Auburn before transferring to Liberty.
For the NFL, Willis has a good skill set and talent to work with. His dangerous mobility makes him a threat to make plays off schedule, plus he is tough to sack. Willis really helps his offensive line with his escapability and is a tough runner. He also can throw a good deep ball, showing impressive strength, touch and placement. Team sources say Willis has issues with his height and gets blinded some times by the line. They feel Willis is a second-day pick, but thought a team could fall in love with his arm and mobility and take him in the first round of the 2022 NFL Draft. He also has good intangibles and interviewed well with teams at the combine, according to sources.
As a passer, Willis needs development with his mechanics. He throws flat-footed at times, and his footwork can lead to inconsistency with placement. For his football development, it would have made sense for Willis to go back to school and get better, but considering the 2022 NFL Draft is weak at quarterback, it was probably worth it for Willis to declare.
New York Giants: Christian Watson, WR, North Dakota State
The Giants add a receiving weapon.
The Tampa, Florida native Watson was a good player for the Bison, but he set his draft stock on fire with an excellent Senior Bowl. The 6-foot-4, 211-pounder showed good speed and run-after-the catch ability to go along with mismatch size. In 2021, Watson caught 43 passes for 800 yards and seven touchdowns. He also rushed for a touchdown with 114 yards on 15 carries. Watson showed big-play ability in 2020 - 24.3 yards per catch - and 2019 - 21.5 yards per catch.
Houston Texans: Breece Hall, RB, Iowa State
The Texans need more backfield talent, and a runner like Hall could be a big benefit to Davis Mills come the fall.
Hall (6-1, 220) is a physical runner who was a huge point producer for Iowa State in 2021 and averaged 5.8 yards per carry on his way to 1,472 yards and 20 touchdowns. On top of being a tough runner, Hall was a productive receiver out of the backfield as well with 36 catches for 302 yards and three scores. Hall was impressive in 2020 too, averaging 5.6 yards per carry for 1,572 yards and 21 touchdowns. That season, he had 23 catches for 180 yards and two scores. Hall has impressed team sources, and they think he could provide some nice value as a pick after the first round of the 2022 NFL Draft.
New York Jets: Christian Harris, OLB, Alabama
The Jets could use more talent for the middle of their defense.
Harris has a first-round skill set, but he did not always play up to it in 2021, totaling 79 tackles, 5.5 sacks, two forced fumbles and three passes batted. Harris recorded 79 stops, 4.5 sacks, an interception and two passes batted. He notched 63 tackles with a forced fumble as a freshman. The 6-foot-2, 232-pounder is fast, athletic and strong. Harris has a lot of upside and could improve as he develops under pro coaching.
Chicago Bears: Bernhard Raimann, OT, Central Michigan
The Bears could use another tackle to pair with Teven Jenkins.
The 6-foot-7, 305-pound Raimann has turned into an intriguing left tackle after starting out his career at tight end. He has good size, athleticism, and comes from a pro-style scheme. Senior Bowl practices showed that Raimann could use development for handling speed rushers at the next level. He could also kick inside to guard in the NFL.
Seattle Seahawks: Sam Howell, QB, North Carolina
The Seahawks let go of their franchise signal-caller. Here is a potential quarterback of the future.
Howell completed 63 percent of his passes in 2021 for 3,056 yards, 24 touchdowns and nine interceptions. His supporting cast was not as good as in 2020, and he underwhelmed in losses to Virginia Tech and Georgia Tech. For the NFL, Howell is a poor man's Baker Mayfield. Team sources from around the league feel Howell belongs on Day 2 of the 2022 NFL Draft, but with the way teams reach on quarterbacks, Howell had a shot at going in Round 1.
Howell (6-1, 225) produced two prolific seasons for the Tar Heels to open his college career. As a freshman, he completed 61.4 percent of his passes for 3,641 yards, 38 touchdowns and seven interceptions. He then completed 68.1 percent of his passes for 3,586 yards, 30 touchdowns and seven interceptions as a sophomore. Howell throws accurately and has an adequate arm and some mobility, but he lacks size or dominant physical traits.
Seattle Seahawks: Boye Mafe, DE, Minnesota
The Seahawks could use more defensive end talent.
The 6-foot-3, 255-pound Mafe is a quick edge rusher who flashed serious pass-rush ability for the Gophers. Mafe had 34 tackles, seven sacks and one forced fumble in 2021. He also played well in the shortened 2020 season, totaling 27 tackles with 4.5 sacks and two passes batted. While Mafe has some size limitations, he has real speed off the edge and could be a good fit as a 3-4 outside linebacker. He helped himself with a good week at the Senior Bowl.
Indianapolis Colts: Wan'Dale Robinson, WR, Kentucky
The Colts grab a long-term replacement for T.Y. Hilton and a great complement for Michael Pittman Jr.
Robinson was phenomenal for Kentucky in 2021, catching 104 passes for 1,334 yards and seven touchdowns. The 5-foot-11, 185-pounder transferred from Nebraska and took the SEC by storm. Some team sources feel Robinson is a better version of Brandin Cooks. Like Cooks, Robinson is an outside speed receiver who is a threat to burn defenses vertically. Robinson is similar to Tyreek Hill as well, but not as fast as Hill. Some sources think Robinson will be a better version of Cooks in the NFL. Robinson is a fabulous route-runner with speed and is sudden out of breaks. He is a real asset to uncover quickly for his quarterback.
Atlanta Falcons: Kenneth Walker, RB, Michigan State
Atlanta could use more running back talent.
After transferring from Wake Forest, Walker dominated the Big Ten, ripping off a prolific year in which he averaged 6.2 yards per carry for 1,636 yards and 18 touchdowns. He also had 13 catches for 89 yards and a score. For the NFL, there is a lot to like about Walker (5-9, 210), who is a physical violent runner and really imposes his will on defenses. Walker is a hard-charging runner who has a strong build and will flat out run over tacklers. Thanks to his excellent contact balance and strength, Walker is hard to get on the ground because he will charge through tackle attempts to pick up a lot of extra yardage. To go along with the power to push through defenders, Walker has natural knee bend and body lean, and he runs behind his pads with good leverage to keep himself on his feet.
Cleveland Browns: Skyy Moore, WR, Western Michigan
The Browns grab a replacement for Jarvis Landry.
Moore (5-10, 196) is a smaller speed receiver who is a shifty route runner with the ability to pick up yards after the catch. In 2021, Moore hauled in 95 passes for 1,292 yards and 10 touchdowns. He helped himself at the 2022 NFL Scouting Combine by putting up a 4.41-second time in the 40-yard dash. In the NFL, Moore could be a dangerous slot receiver.
Baltimore Ravens: Arnold Ebiketie, DE, Penn State
The Ravens could use more edge-rush talent.
Some team sources have compared Ebiketie to Yannick Ngakoue, as they are similarly sized speed rushers off the edge. In 2021, Ebiketie totaled 9.5 sacks, 62 tackles and two forced fumbles. In 2020, he had 42 tackles, four sacks and three forced fumbles. Ebiketie (6-3, 256) is undersized and has some stiffness, but he is fast off the edge.
Detroit Lions: Nakobe Dean, OLB, Georgia
The Lions need a long-term difference maker at linebacker, and Dean is a great fit for the character, intangibles, and team-first culture that is being cultivated in Detroit.
Dean is a dangerous blitzer who comes up with splash plays in the clutch. Some team sources, however, have him graded lower than the media hype suggests because of the routine plays where Dean was not a forceful run defender. Still, Dean had a shot at ending up as a first-round pick given the 2022 NFL Draft's weak linebacker class. He is good in coverage, smart, a great leader, instinctive, and a pure football player. In 2021, Dean collected 72 tackles, six sacks, two interceptions, two forced fumbles and six passes defended. He had 71 tackles and 1.5 sacks in 2020. Dean (5-11, 225) is a quick, athletic linebacker with rare interior blitzing skills. He has a lot of upside to develop and should be a team leader early in his career.
Washington Commanders: Jaquan Brisker, S, Penn State
Washington's pass coverage in 2021 lived up to "the Commodes" nick name that some Redskins alumni have been calling the team privately. The organization could use a replacement for Landon Collins.
Brisker is a talented player with speed, instincts and versatility, plus he is willing to get physical. Brisker collected 43 tackles, two interceptions and four passes broken up in 2021. In 2020, he flashed at times for the Nittany Lions while recording 57 tackles, four passes defended and an interception. He totaled 31 tackles, two interceptions and four passes defended in 2019. Brisker has a tendency to get banged up and gets more attention from trainers than NFL teams like to see. The 6-foot-1, 203-pounder has starting potential and could be a good value pick on Day 2 of the 2022 NFL Draft.
Chicago Bears: Alec Pierce, WR, Cincinnati
The Bears take a replacement for Allen Robinson.
Pierce had his best season in 2021, racking up 52 catches for 884 yards and eight touchdowns. Wide receivers with the senior's skill set of being big, fast, and productive don't last long in the NFL drafts, and Pierce has special ability for the next level. After a fast first-step, Pierce has a second gear to accelerate down the field and stretch defenses over the top. Pierce shows good technique as a receiver as well and uses his size to win. The 6-foot-3, 211-pound Pierce ran a 4.41-second 40-yard dash at the combine and was one of the leaders in some of the jumps. With his size/speed-mismatch ability, he could be a second-round steal in the 2022 NFL Draft. Some team sources compare him to Jordy Nelson coming out of Kansas State.
New Orleans Saints: Travis Jones, DT, Connecticut
The Saints could use more young talent for the middle of their defense.
Jones went under the radar at Connecticut, but he is a big nose tackle who flashed some pass-rush ability the past two years, putting up 3.5 sacks each season. Jones also was a solid run defender, recording 126 tackles over three seasons. Jones then had a good week of practice at the Senior Bowl, where he showed he could bull his way into the backfield with serious power, size, leverage and quickness.
Kansas City Chiefs: George Pickens, WR, Georgia
The Chiefs grab a playmaking receiver for Pat Mahomes, and they have shown a lot of interest in Pickens.
After suffering a torn ACL in Spring 2021, Pickens didn't play until late in the 2021 season, notching five receptions for 107 yards for his year. Team sources are high on his skill set of size, speed and athleticism. In 2020, Pickens had 36 receptions for 513 yards and six touchdowns. He played well as a freshman for Georgia, catching 49 passes for 727 yards and eight touchdowns. The 6-foot-3, 190-pounder possesses the upside to be better as he gains experience.
Philadelphia Eagles: Drake Jackson, DE, USC
The Eagles need more talent at linebacker. Here's a high-upside prospect who could become a starter early in his career for Philadelphia.
In 2021, Jackson totaled 37 tackles, five sacks, one forced fumble and an interception. He displayed pass-rushing talent off the edge and played hard. USC hurt his production by moving him around, playing him somewhat at outside linebacker, dropping him into coverage, and reducing his pass-rushing opportunities. After Clay Helton was fired, the Trojans started playing Jackson as a more traditional defensive end.
Jackson played well in 2020, recording 20 tackles, two sacks and an interception. He was more disruptive than the numbers illustrate that season. Jackson (6-4, 250) had an impressive debut for the Trojans in 2019. He showed some pass-rush potential alongside quality size and speed. With his skill set, Jackson has the upside to improve his production as he gains more experience.
Pittsburgh Steelers: Daniel Faalele, OT, Minnesota
The Steelers could use more offensive line talent.
Faalele didn't have a flawless senior year, but he was solid and a tough blocker for Minnesota. Faalele (6-8 387) is a massive lineman who has surprising quickness and athleticism for such a big-bodied blocker. He was very impressive for Minnesota in 2018 and 2019 before sitting out the 2020 season. In the NFL, Faalele is a right tackle only. He can have issues with speed rushers, but Faalele is a tough run blocker who uses his size to overwhelm defenders.
Green Bay Packers: Ed Ingram, G, LSU
The Packers could use a guard and right tackle addition in the early rounds of the draft. Green Bay hosted Ingram, and he could be a plug-and-play starter in the NFL.
Ingram impressed team evaluators in 2020, and he blocked well in 2021 and showed improvement with his technique in pass protection. Ingram is a tough run blocker who also displays some athleticism in pass protection. The 6-foot-3, 317-pounder has good size and strength to be a starting guard in the NFL. Some team sources said, aside from some character concerns, Ingram could have the playing ability of a second-day talent for the 2022 NFL Draft.
New England Patriots: Kyler Gordon, CB, Washington
The Patriots could use young cornerback talent after losing Stephon Gilmore and J.C. Jackson.
Gordon recorded 45 tackles, two interceptions and seven passes broken up in 2021. The 6-foot, 195-pounder was a solid corner for the Huskies over the past few seasons. He flashed in 2019 while recording 32 tackles and four pass breakups. A number of team sources view Gordon as a slot corner, at least initially. With his solid frame and strength, Gordon looks like he could be developed to play outside corner as well
Arizona Cardinals: Nik Bonitto, OLB, Oklahoma
After losing Chandler Jones, the Cardinals could use some young edge-rush and defensive line talent.
Bonitto is a dangerous edge rusher who produced a lot of heat on the quarterback over the past couple of seasons. He had seven sacks and 39 tackles in 2021. As a sophomore, he collected 32 tackles, 8.5 sacks and two passes batted. The 6-foot-3, 240-pound Bonitto is a tweener who needs to grow stronger and become a better run defender for the NFL. Team sources say Bonitto is fast, athletic, instinctive, and has serious pass-rush talent. He is not particularly physical, however, and doesn't play the run well. Bonitto needs to show teams he can play in the stack. He might be a good fit to be a hybrid linebacker/edge rusher similar to Haason Reddick or Micah Parsons.
Dallas Cowboys: DeMarvin Leal, DT, Texas A&M
The Cowboys could use more interior defensive line talent.
Leal recorded 58 tackles, 8.5 sacks, one forced fumble and two passes batted in 2021. He flashed for the Aggies in 2020 and 2019, but really looked like things were clicking for him at the end of the 2020 season. As a sophomore, Leal had 30 tackles, 2.5 sacks, one forced fumble, one interception and three passes defended. In 2019, he recorded 38 tackles and two sacks. The 6-foot-4, 290-pound Leal has a good skill set with upside. He played end and tackle for the Aggies, and that could continue in the NFL. Team sources say they love Leal's ability to rush the passer and his instincts versus the run. They feel he is agile and fluid, but not powerful or sudden. There are concerns about Leal struggling as a run defender on the inside at the next level.
Buffalo Bills: Nick Petit-Frere, OT, Ohio State
The Bills could use more offensive line talent. Petit-Frere could play guard or tackle for Buffalo.
The 6-foot-5, 315-pound Petit-Frere won the starting right tackle job for the 2020 season and played really well. He was superb in pass protection, barely allowing any pressures all season. There were projections of the Tampa, Florida product being moved to left tackle for 2021 with senior Thayer Munford kicking inside to guard, and that is what happened. Petit-Frere played well in 2021. He is a good athlete with quickness, athleticism and a strong build.
Atlanta Falcons: Phidarian Mathis, DT, Alabama
The Falcons could use some tackle talent, and Mathis could be a really good value pick.
In 2021, Mathis recorded 53 tackles, nine sacks and one forced fumble. He showed some interior pass-rush potential and has a quality skill set. Mathis played well for Alabama in 2020, recording 31 tackles, 1.5 sacks, one forced fumble and three passes defended. The 6-foot-4, 320-pounder has excellent size and athletic upside.
Green Bay Packers: Luke Goedeke, G, Central Michigan
The Packers add some offensive line talent.
Goedeke is a tough blocker who has good size and strength. At the point of attack, he is a mean presence who really fights and competes. The 6-foot-4, 318-pounder has good size with average length for a guard - 33.13-inch arms. A team might be able to keep Goedeke at right tackle, but he looks like he would be a great fit at guard. Some team sources like Goedeke more than teammate Bernhard Raimann.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Roger McCreary, CB, Auburn
The Bucs continue snatching up Auburn cornerbacks. McCreary's natural cover skills could make him a quick contributor with Carlton Davis and Jamel Dean.
McCreary notched 49 tackles, 14 passes defended and two interceptions in 2021. He was excellent in 2020, recording three interceptions, six passes defended, one forced fumble and 45 tackles. In 2019, he collected 36 tackles, an interception and 11 passes broken up. While McCreary isn't the biggest of corners, the 5-foot-11, 187-pounder has excellent coverage skills to run the route and prevent separation. Some sources think he could have a hard time holding up on the outside in the NFL and will have to be a nickel.
San Francisco 49ers: Nick Cross, S, Maryland
The 49ers could use more safety talent and a replacement for Jaquiski Tartt.
Cross (6-0, 215) was a decent defender for Maryland over the 2019 and 2020 seasons. As a sophomore, he recorded 45 tackles, two interceptions and five passes defended. Cross was solid in the shortened 2020 season with 23 stops, an interception and three passes broken up. He had his best season as a senior, totaling 66 tackles, three sacks, two forced fumbles, five passes defended and three interceptions. Cross has good size to be a potential strong safety in the NFL, and he posted tremendous workout numbers. Team sources, however, say Cross does not always play to his potential and his tape is not as good as he performs in workouts.
Kansas City Chiefs: David Ojabo, DE, Michigan
The Chiefs add some edge-rush talent.
Ojabo was a consensus first-round pick before suffering a serious injury at his pro day. Given the timing and severity, getting hurt might cost Ojabo his rookie season and send him lower in the 2022 NFL Draft. Thanks to Aidan Hutchinson commanding a lot of attention, Ojabo broke out in 2021, recording 35 tackles, 11 sacks, five forced fumbles and three passes defended. The 6-foot-5, 250-pounder is fast off the edge with the ability to bend underneath offensive tackles. Ojabo could stand to get better as a run defender for the NFL. He is a 1-year wonder who could find his best fit in the NFL as a 3-4 outside linebacker.
Cincinnati Bengals: Trey McBride, TE, Colorado State
After free agency, Cincinnati could some youth at tight end.
McBride produced well for Colorado State in 2021. He is a quality receiver who combines route-running, quickness, and nice hands. On top of some receiving ability, McBride is a good blocker and is superb in pass protection to help his quarterback. McBride practiced well at the Senior Bowl. In 2021, he caught 90 passes for 1,121 yards and one touchdown. McBride played well in Colorado State's limited 2020 action. He was a receiving weapon for Colorado State in 2019, showing quality route-running and hands as a sophomore.
Denver Broncos: Abraham Lucas, OT, Washington State
The Broncos need a right tackle, and Lucas has enjoyed a late rise.
The 6-foot-7, 318-pound Lucas is a massive edge protector with excellent length and surprising quickness for such a big-bodied blocker. After redshirting in 2017, Lucas broke into the starting lineup at right tackle in 2018, becoming a mainstay for the Cougars. Lucas plays with good leverage, bending at the knee, and shows nimble feet, quickness, athleticism and an ability to pull well. He is a 4-year starter with a lot of experience who looks like a safe prospect to turn into a quality starter at the pro level. Lucas also could kick inside to guard.
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