NFL Draft: Cleveland Browns Day 3 Fits

The Cleveland Browns have a multitude of picks on Day 3 of the 2022 NFL Draft. They have pick 108, 118, and 124 in the fourth round, as well as pick 202 in the sixth round and picks 223 and 246 in the seventh round. I would be surprised if the Browns used all of these picks. Expect something to either be packaged together to move up in the draft or to be exchanged for future capital. You can check out our recap of the Browns Day 2 moves. Unlike our Day 2 Fits article, we will not be going pick-by-pick in our Browns Day 3 fits article, as a lot of them will overlap. With that said, let’s get into the Browns Day 3 fits.

As always, all RAS cards come courtesy of our friend Kent Lee Platte and his website ras.football.

Browns Day 3 Fits

Defensive Tackle

Perrion Winfrey, Oklahoma
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The Browns passed on Perrion Winfrey multiple times on Day 2. He is by far the best player still available at the top of the fourth round. Winfrey played as a nose tackle at Oklahoma, but showcased his ability to be a penetrating three-technique at the Senior Bowl.

John Ridgeway, Arkansas
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John Ridgeway RAS Card

John Ridgeway is an interesting nose tackle prospect. He has the look and toughness necessary to be a solid, early-down rotational defensive tackle. His age may be a disqualifier, as he will turn 23 on May 7.

Thomas Booker, Stanford
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Thomas Booker RAS Card

Stanford’s Thomas Booker fits a lot of the Browns markers for day three picks. Booker can be a developmental three-technique. He is an incredible athlete for the position.

Christopher Hinton, Michigan
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Chris Hinton is a solid athlete for the position, and possess strong hands. He is a developmental pick, but is one of the younger players available on day three at the position.

Tight End

Cade Otton, Washington
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Cade Otton is not only the youngest of the four tight ends on the list, but also the best. Otton is my personal tight end one, and would be a fantastic plug-and-play replacement for Austin Hooper. He adds more run-after-catch ability than Hooper.

Isaiah Likely, Coastal Carolina
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Isaiah Likely did not test well, but he is a talented player who can be useful due to his versatility. He is a good blocker in addition to his receiver ability, and can line up in a variety of positions.

Chigoziem Okonkwo, Maryland
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Maryland’s Chigoziem Okonkwo is an above average athlete who is undersized for the position. Okonkwo can line up anywhere except in-line tight end and could be useful as a multi-positional player, as either a third tight end or a fullback.

Daniel Bellinger, San Diego State
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Daniel Bellinger RAS Card

Bellinger is not a player I watched, but his athletic profile makes him a target for the Browns. He was productive in college and is sure handed.

Safety

Leon O’Neal Jr, Texas A&M
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Both of these safeties either don’t fit or are near not fitting the Browns typical age constraints they’ve shown under Andrew Berry. However, both will most likely be available in rounds six and seven and are much better players than that on tape.

Leon O’Neal Jr. is a good strong safety who is best coming downhill, both against the run and to play in underneath zones. He is probably best in a cover three heavy scheme with some man-to-man mixed in, such as the Cowboys, but he can be used in a variety of ways. O’Neal has shown flashes of two-high ability and can be a rotational safety for a team that doesn’t run a lot of cover three or man. He has tackling issues due to poor form at times, but brings power to every tackle.

He will fall due to his subpar forty-yard-dash time at his pro day, but his other athletic testing was solid.

Brad Hawkins, Michigan
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Brad Hawkins is another older prospect who has good instincts as a free safety. Michigan trusted him to play single-high often, despite having Daxton Hill on the team. He is extremely experienced and can be a rotational safety found in round seven.

Defensive End

Kingsley Enagbare, South Carolina
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South Carolina’s Kingsley Enagbare has the hand power, size, and production to be a successful base end in the NFL. He is an ideal 5-technique, but has fallen due to his lack of lateral mobility and poor technique.

Tyreke Smith, Ohio State
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Tyreke Smith is a solid athlete who has some pass rush upside. Smith can come in and compete with Chase Winovich for the fourth pass rusher spot on the roster.

Linebacker

Brandon Smith, Penn State
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Brandon Smith RAS Card

Freak athlete Brandon Smith needs to improve on both the technical and mental aspects of the game. Smith can be a developmental MIKE linebacker behind Jacob Phillips and Anthony Walker.

Damone Clark, LSU
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Damone Clark RAS Card

LSU’s Damone Clark has fallen in the draft due to an injury that will most likely keep him out for the entirety of his rookie season. He is talented enough to have gone in the third round based on tape, but may be available much later on day three.

Wide Receiver

Kyle Philips, UCLA
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Kyle Philips RAS Card

UCLA’s Kyle Philips is an immediate starter in the slot and can be productive for a long time. Phillips is my personal top available wide receiver.

Khalil Shakir, Boise State
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Khalil Shakir RAS Card

Boise State’s Khalil Shakir is a versatile receiver who can do whatever you ask of him. He is most likely a fourth-round selection.

Romeo Doubs, Nevada

Romeo Doubs played in an air raid offense that allowed for only a limited route tree. Doubs did display some big play ability. He will probably go before he should, and wouldn’t be a good value.

Browns Day Two Recap

The Cleveland Browns came into Day 2 with three selections on the day. They made a trade while still selecting three players and adding two additional Day 3 assets. Cleveland came in without a lot of major holes to fill, and selected players to fill two of their top three needs.

To see how this compares to our various mock draft scenarios, read our Browns Mock Draft 3.0. For information regarding some other players the Browns may have considered, as well as one they selected, see our Browns Day Two Fits. With that being said, let’s get into the 2022 Browns day two recap.

Trade

The Cleveland Browns traded pick 44 to the Houston Texans for picks 68, 108, and 124. The Jimmy Johnson trade chart is the most commonly used trade chart. The Rich Hill trade value chart is fairly similar and also commonly used. The Fitzgerald-Spielberger trade chart is much more similar to how an analytically inclined team such as the Browns would use it.

The differential is quite obvious, with the Texans winning the equivalent of the 105th pick in the Jimmy Johnson chart and the Browns winning the equivalent of the 56th overall selection according to the Fitzgerald-Spielberger trade chart. While the trade moved the Browns past a lot of top targets, they did pick up a lot of additional value.

Trade Grade: B-

Pick 68: Martin Emerson, DB, Mississippi State

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The Cleveland Browns selected Martin Emerson from Mississippi State at 68 overall. With that selection, the Browns passed on an extremely talented defensive tackle in Travis Jones, whom the Ravens selected at pick 75. The Browns also traded out of range to select great talents like Drake Jackson, David Ojabo, George Pickens, John Metchie III, and Skyy Moore at positions of need.

However, Emerson himself is a very talented player. He was the eighth-best cornerback on my personal board. Emerson may also provide safety versatility, which is important for the Browns. He is an average athlete speed-wise, but possesses great size and length for the position as well as good lateral mobility. Emerson struggles in man-to-man coverage. His best traits are his zone instincts, which is why he may be a solid safety.

Pick Grade: B+

Pick 78: Alex Wright, EDGE, UAB

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Cleveland needed an edge rusher badly, even if they end up re-signing Jadeveon Clowney, which seems likely. Alex Wright is a high-upside edge rusher who can come in and be a quality third edge. While Wright lacks tape against high-level competition, he was extremely productive and showed good traits on film.

Analytical teams are sure to love Wright, and it’s understandable why they made the selection. While it was a bit of a reach for me relative to where I thought he would go (had him pegged for the 99th selection), the value itself is not bad. Other players in consideration at edge rusher at this pick were Cameron Thomas and Kingsley Enagbare, both of which are in the same tier as Wright. Wright definitely has more upside than those two, which is most likely why the Browns selected him.

Pick Grade: B

Pick 99: David Bell, WR, Purdue

David Bell is an extremely productive receiver who has been a good player since he entered college for Purdue. Bell is physical and technically refined. However, he’s a below-average athlete at a position filled with freak athletes. The fans are sure to be excited for his arrival, as Ohio State receiver’s coach Brian Hartline tweeted his support of going up to get him prior to the Browns’ selection of Bell.

He is going to come in and be an immediate contributor to their wide receiver room. While he was not my personal top receiver on the board (that honor is still held by Kyle Philips) he is in a similar range.

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From an analytics perspective, David Bell is an absolute steal at this slot. Bell’s run-blocking grade from PFF has improved every season. Bell’s comparisons from an analytical perspective are very favorable. PFF’s Kevin Cole wrote a comparison piece on Bell that compared him favorably to top NFL wide receivers like Keenan Allen and Jarvis Landry.

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David Bell Matching Features Comparison by Kevin Cole of PFF
Pick Grade: B-

Browns Day Two Recap

The Browns made three selections all of which were favorable values. They passed on a lot of very good players, but the picks were still solid. The Browns filled a majority of their needs, now only really needing an additional defensive tackle as well as depth pieces. Overall, it was a good but not great draft day for the Browns.

Browns Day Two Grade: B

NFL Draft: Cleveland Browns Day 2 Fits

The Cleveland Browns have three picks on day two of the 2022 NFL Draft. They are picks 44, 78, and 99. The Browns have plenty of needs to fill, and a lot of talented players remain on the board. For more Browns draft information, check out our full seven round Browns Mock Draft. With that being said, let’s get into some Browns NFL Draft Day 2 fits.

Wide Receiver

Pick 44

George Pickens, Georgia
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The Browns have an X that they seem to like in Donovan Peoples-Jones, but George Pickens provides a lot more upside. He has great athleticism and is a very physical player.

Skyy Moore, Western Michigan

Skyy Moore is a versatile player who can fill a variety of roles for the Browns. He can be a plug-and-play starter as the number two opposite of Amari Cooper, and fit in the slot in three wide-receiver sets with Donovan Peoples-Jones.

John Metchie III, Alabama

Cleveland has a need at slot, and John Metchie can be an immediately productive player there. He is very polished and would be a valuable player. Metchie could fall to 78 since he is coming off a torn ACL and is not an elite athlete.

Christian Watson, North Dakota State

Christian Watson is an elite athlete, but doesn’t fit the Browns traditional age requirements at the position. However, he is a developmental X that has shown upside with the ball in his hands. He needs to improve his route running, and struggles with ball tracking, but will be selected very highly.

Pick 78

Alec Pierce, Cincinnati

Alec Pierce is another developmental X who is a bit older than the Browns typically like. However, he is a newer player to the position and has elite athleticism. He is a better ball tracker than Watson, and would be a great value at 78.

Pick 99

Kyle Philips, UCLA

UCLA receiver Kyle Philips can be an immediate starter for the Browns in the slot. This is a good value for a player who has limited upside but a high floor. Philips is my number eleven receiver in the class, but could be available even at 118 on day three.

Jalen Tolbert, WR, South Alabama

Another developmental X, Jalen Tolbert can once again help provide a downfield threat. He is a great athlete with very good ball tracking. However, Tolbert has occasional drops, and isn’t a developed route runner.

Edge Rusher

Pick 44

David Ojabo, Michigan

The second of the Michigan edge rushers, David Ojabo has a lot of upside. Ojabo is a good pass rusher already, but has to improve as a run defender. He is a great athlete, but he is coming off an Achilles injury and will miss a majority of the season.

Drake Jackson, USC

Drake Jackson is a high-upside edge rusher whose cardinal trait is his bend. He is one of the youngest players available, and has been in a poor environment. With proper coaching, Jackson could become a double-digit sack player

Boye Mafe, Minnesota

Minnesota’s Boye Mafe was potentially a round one pick due to his upside, but his age made him an unlikely selection. Mafe is a backup option, and would be a top choice at 78 as well.

Arnold Ebiketie, Penn State

Penn State’s Arnold Ebiketie is known for his first step. He also displays solid hand usage. He is a bit undersized for the position, and his age may make him less appealing to the Browns, but he would remain as a backup option — or a favorite if he were to fall to 78.

Pick 78

Josh Paschal, Kentucky

Josh Paschal is a larger base end with inside-out versatility who will be a long-term starter in the league. Paschal is a very good run defender, who could even fall to 99.

Cameron Thomas, San Diego State

San Diego State’s Cameron Thomas is a high effort player who will win in the NFL in much the same way. He can be a rotational defensive end who provides the Browns with a player to fill in for Myles Garrett, and to allow him to kick inside in certain situations.

Kingsley Enagbare, South Carolina

Kingsley Enagbare is another player who is a very strong player, but who needs development as a pass rusher. Enagbare could provide a quality starter opposite Garrett, with some development.

Pick 99

Nik Bonitto, Oklahoma

Oklahoma’s Nik Bonitto would be strictly a designated pass rusher for the Cleveland Browns. However, he would be very good at it and would provide a lot of third down value.

Sam Williams, Ole Miss

A player with previous off-field issues, the Browns may stay away from Sam Williams, but his talent is above other players available at this spot. Williams can be a starting caliber defensive end for the Browns.

Alex Wright, UAB

UAB’s Alex Wright has upside to be a low-end edge two, but more likely than not is a rotational end.

Defensive Tackle

Pick 44

Travis Jones, UCONN
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Travis Jones is a physical, athletic freak of nature who can be an immediate starter at 1-technique. Jones can be a pocket pusher on passing downs, and be an impact run defender.

Perrion Winfrey, Oklahoma

The Sooners played Perrion Winfrey out of position in regards to where he will play in the NFL. Winfrey played as a nose tackle in college, but will be a 3-technique in the NFL. He has pass rushing upside, but simply hasn’t played the position yet. When in a similar role at the Senior Bowl, Winfrey was excellent.

Logan Hall, Houston

Houston’s Logan Hall is undersized for the position, and is listed as an edge by many, but will primarily be a base end who plays inside on passing downs. Hall is viewed as the top available interior pass rusher left, although personally I prefer Winfrey for the Browns.

DeMarvin Leal, Texas A&M

A former projected top ten selection prior to this past season, DeMarvin Leal struggled as a base end. He lacks the high-end athleticism to be comfortable setting the edge and needs to play along the interior. Leal has the frame to do so, but simply lacks the experience.

Pick 99

Phidarian Mathis, Alabama

There are not any defensive tackles worth a pick at 78 unless one of the top guys falls there from 44. Phidarian Mathis is the next top available defensive tackle. Due to this, he may very well be pushed up the board and be gone by this selection. However, Mathis can be an immediate rotational 1-technique in the NFL.

Tight Ends

Pick 44

Trey McBride, Colorado State

Colorado State’s Trey McBride is the consensus top tight end, and will probably be gone before 78. If the Browns want him, they will either need to maneuver the NFL draft board, or reach for him at 44. He is a solid all-around player and can replace Austin Hooper.

Pick 78

Greg Dulcich, UCLA

Greg Dulcich is a move/F TE who will be used split out a lot in the NFL. He is a good route runner with solid hands who can provide another dependable target for the Browns.

Jeremy Ruckert, Ohio State

Ohio State’s Jeremy Ruckert is a dependable, all-around tight end who lacked college production simply due to the offense not using the position. He is very talented and is someone who could go end up as a starting tight end, but would be best as an elite second tight end.

Pick 99

Cade Otton, Washington

My personal number one tight end in the class, Cade Otton has an intriguing mixture of run after catch ability and blocking skills. He is very aggressive in all aspects of the game.

Jelani Woods, Virginia

Virginia’s Jelani Woods is a bet on traits. While his film is not bad, it does not warrant a late third round selection. However, being one of the best testing tight ends of all time for his size is very intriguing, and his film shows flashes of quality play.

Browns 2022 Mock Draft 3.0

Browns 2022 Mock Draft 3.o Setup

In our final installment of the Browns 2022 Mock Draft series, we take a look at four different scenarios using three different mock draft simulators. The first three mock drafts, we see different scenarios in which we trade very little. In the last mock draft, we see an aggressive approach in which they only select five players.

Each scenario, I selected one of the three main positions of need in the second round. If a player is selected multiple times, the first time will be the only write up provided. The previous Browns Mock Drafts are available here: Mock Draft 1.0, Mock Draft 2.0 With that being said, let’s get into our Browns 2022 Mock Draft 3.0. All RAS cards come courtesy of Kent Lee Platte and ras.football.

PFF Mock Draft

44. Drake Jackson, Edge, USC
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USC’s Drake Jackson is an athletic edge rusher who still needs development, but can grow as a rotational edge rusher for the Browns opposite Myles Garrett. He fits their athleticism and age requirements.

78. Kyle Philips, WR, UCLA
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UCLA’s Kyle Philips is a technician in the slot who can be a plug-and-play starter with Amari Cooper and Donovan Peoples-Jones on the outside.

99. Romeo Doubs, WR, Nevada

Wide receiver Romeo Doubs provides the Browns a solid fourth option who can rotate in and provide another downfield threat behind Peoples-Jones.

118. Cade Otton, TE, Washington
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The Browns released Austin Hooper to help free cap space, and Cade Otton can come in and fill his role immediately, but with additional run-after-catch upside.

202. Curtis Brooks, iDL, Cincinnati
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Cincinnati’s Curtis Brooks fits the Browns athleticism requirements along a position of need.

223. Brad Hawkins, Saf, Michigan
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Michigan’s Brad Hawkins was opposite Daxton Hill, but flashed at times himself. Hawkins is a solid athlete as well and can contribute on special teams.

246. Nephi Sewell, LB, Utah
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The eldest Sewell brother, Nephi Sewell can come in and compete to make the roster as a special teams contributor.

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44. George Pickens, WR, Georgia
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Georgia’s George Pickens can come in and immediately add to the vertical passing game for the Browns. While his skill set overlaps with Donovan Peoples-Jones, he has much more upside than him.

78. Sam Williams, Edge, Ole Miss
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Edge rusher Sam Williams provides edge help for the Browns opposite of Myles Garrett. He is very athletic, and has great play strength, but could be off of their board due to his previous off-field issues.

99. Cade Otton, TE, Washington
Trade:

The New York Jets trade pick 111 to the Cleveland Browns for picks 118 and 246.

111. Thomas Booker, iDL, Stanford
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Defensive tackle Thomas Booker is a project along the interior of the defensive line. His athleticism makes him a target for the Browns, and there aren’t a lot of options at defensive tackle.

202. Mario Goodrich, CB, Clemson
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Clemson cornerback Mario Goodrich is only an average athlete, but he has flashed potential to be a third corner for a team, which would be great value here.

223. Verone McKinley III, Saf, Oregon
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Safety Verone McKinley has incredible ball production, but he is a bad athlete and his tape is not good. However, ball skills have a tendency to translate, and a pick this late is a throwaway selection.

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44. Travis Jones, iDL, UCONN
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The Browns get an experienced one-technique who is extremely athletic and physical. Travis Jones will be an immediate starter who would be their best player on the interior. He combines fantastic strength with incredible fluidity.

78. Josh Paschal, Edge, Kentucky
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Josh Paschal RAS Card

Kentucky’s Josh Paschal is a strong defensive end who can kick inside if necessary on passing downs. The Browns tend to value that versatility, and he has the athletic upside to be a high-end starter.

99. Bryan Cook, Saf, Cincinnati

Ronnie Harrison is under contract for one more season with the Browns, and they will need a long-term replacement. Bryan Cook can come in and compete with last year’s fifth round selection Richard LeCounte for the fourth safety position.

Trade:

The Cleveland Browns trade pick 118 to the Chicago Bears for picks 148 and 150.

148. Kyle Philips, WR, UCLA
150. Thomas Booker, iDL, Stanford
202. Chigoziem Okonkwo, TE, Maryland
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Chigoziem Okonkwo RAS Card

Chigoziem “Chig” Okonkwo is a versatile move tight end who can play a variety of roles. He is a great value here, and could be in play at 118.

223. Matt Araiza, P, San Diego State
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Matt Araiza RAS Card

Top punter prospect Matt Araiza is extremely exciting, but the Browns have a solid punter on the roster. However, Araiza has a huge leg and can punt it up to 80 yards.

246. Isaiah Weston, WR, Northern Iowa
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Isaiah Weston RAS Card

The Browns already have a highly athletic receiver who can help provide a deep threat, but Isaiah Weston can be brought in as a developmental option.

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Trade:

The Indianapolis Colts trade pick 42 to the Cleveland Browns for picks 44 and 246.

42. David Ojabo, Edge, Michigan
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David Ojabo RAS Card

David Ojabo falling was too good an opportunity to pass up, so the Browns traded up in front of an edge rusher-needy Falcons team. Only giving up a 7th round pick was good value. Ojabo is a high-upside prospect who would’ve gone in the top half of the first round prior to his Achilles tear. He is a very flexible edge rusher with a high pass rushing upside. This is my favorite selection in my Browns 2022 NFL Mock Draft 3.0.

78. Alec Pierce, WR, Cincinnati
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Alec Pierce RAS Card

Alec Pierce is a high-upside X receiver who can play behind Donovan Peoples-Jones early on and eventually earn the starting role.

99. Bryan Cook, Saf, Cincinnati
118. Cade Otton, TE, Washington
Trade:

The Chicago Bears trade pick 150 to the Cleveland Browns for picks 202 and 223.

150. Kyle Philips, WR, UCLA

2022 NFL Mock Draft: Daniel Garrett’s Final Mock Draft

2022 NFL Mock Draft 3.0 Setup

We are finally in draft week. The 2022 NFL Draft is on Thursday, and we take a shot at predicting the unpredictable. To do the mock, and to maintain some semblance of order, I used nflmockdraftdatabase.com. To see how it’s changed from previous mocks, view Mock Draft 1.0 and Mock Draft 2.0. All RAS cards come courtesy of our friend Kent Lee Platte, and his website ras.football. With that being said, let’s get started with my 2022 NFL Mock Draft 3.0.

Daniel Garrett’s Mock Draft 3.0

1. Jacksonville Jaguars: Travon Walker, Edge, Georgia
Travon Walker RAS Card
Travon Walker RAS Card

There seems to be an internal struggle over who the number one pick will be. It could be Aidan Hutchinson, but the coaching staff reportedly wants tackle Ikem Ekwonu and GM Trent Baalke wants Travon Walker. The GM wins out in the draft, and so Walker is the selection.

2. Detroit Lions: Aidan Hutchinson, Edge, Michigan
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Aidan Hutchinson RAS Card

Dan Campbell, meet your new favorite player. Aidan Hutchinson has a very high floor and can come in and be immediately productive. He doesn’t have the upside of Walker or Kayvon Thibodeaux, but his floor will make him an intriguing option for the Lions. I’d expect all three edges to be in play at two depending on who’s available.

3. Houston Texans: Evan Neal, OT, Alabama

Evan Neal is an absolute freak without a discernable weakness. He can play four different positions along the line and can help give the Texans their best five.

4. New York Jets: Kayvon Thibodeaux, Edge, Oregon
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Both GM Joe Douglas and HC Robert Saleh want to build through the trenches, and Saleh gets his star edge rusher to go opposite Carl Lawson in Kayvon Thibodeaux. Thibodeaux has the highest upside of any edge rusher in this class.

5. New York Giants: Ikem Ekwonu, OT, NC State
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The Giants absolutely need a tackle opposite Andrew Thomas. Ikem Ekwonu is a good run blocker and has the positional flexibility to play four spots on the line.

TRADE:

The Carolina Panthers have traded the sixth overall pick to the Pittsburgh Steelers in exchange for picks 20 and 84 as well as a 2023 1st round selection.

6. Pittsburgh Steelers: Malik Willis

It isn’t a secret that Mike Tomlin loves Malik Willis. The only question is are they willing to trade up for him. In this one, a Panthers team is willing to trade out because of a complete dirth of day two selections.

7. New York Giants: Ahmad “Sauce” Gardner, CB, Cincinnati

The Giants may be looking for a long-term replacement for James Bradberry, who is reportedly available. Corner is an extremely important position in defensive coordinator Wink Martindale’s system.

8. Atlanta Falcons: Jermaine Johnson, Edge, Florida State
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The Falcons have so many needs that they should simply go best player available at a high-value position. Jermaine Johnson is an athletic and productive edge rusher, and the Falcons have no one there currently.

9. Seattle Seahawks: Charles Cross, OT, Mississippi State
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The Seahawks currently have no left tackle. Charles Cross is, in my opinion, the second-best offensive tackle in the class, and so they’re getting great value here. They could also go cornerback with Derek Stingley Jr. still on the board.

10. New York Jets: Jameson Williams, WR, Alabama

The Jets already added an edge rusher, and Saleh has a history of getting a lot out of a defense without highly drafted corners, so they don’t necessarily need one here. Instead, they focus on helping Zach Wilson, and with the top three offensive tackles off the board, they give him an explosive deep threat.

11. Washington Commanders: Garrett Wilson, WR, Ohio State
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The Commanders have invested in quarterback with the acquisition of Carson Wentz, and now may be looking to add another playmaker for him. Kyle Hamilton will also probably be highly considered.

12. Minnesota Vikings: Derek Stingley Jr., CB, LSU
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This is Derek Stingley’s floor, simply put. The Vikings have a massive need and he’s too good of a player to slide any further. He could very easily go in the top 10.

13. Houston Texans: Kyle Hamilton, Saf, Notre Dame
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The Texans have no positions at which they are set, and just select the best player available here. Kyle Hamilton is a good value in terms of skill level, but will fall due to positional value and, oddly enough, athletic concerns.

14. Baltimore Ravens: Jordan Davis, iDL, Georgia
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The Ravens are in need of defensive line help and Jordan Davis is a freak athlete at nose tackle. He will need to work to maintain his conditioning to be a better contributor on passing downs.

15. Philadelphia Eagles: George Karlaftis, Edge, Purdue
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Howie Roseman loves the trenches, and George Karlaftis will be hard for him to pass on. He has more upside than anyone currently on their roster.

16. New Orleans Saints: Trevor Penning, OT, Northern Iowa
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The Saints need an offensive tackle with the loss of Terron Armstead, and Trevor Penning is clearly the top one available. He is a developmental player and has major penalty issues, but has a chance to be a quality starter.

17. Los Angeles Chargers: Chris Olave, WR, Ohio State
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The Chargers lose out on a right tackle, but get a playmaker to put next to Keenan Allen and Mike Williams. Chris Olave gives them a speed element they currently lack.

18. Philadelphia Eagles: Trent McDuffie, CB, Washington
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Trent McDuffie RAS Card

The Eagles need a corner badly. Trent McDuffie is a good corner who may fall a bit due to length concerns, but the Eagles have started corners of a similar size in the past who are much less skilled.

19. New Orleans Saints: Drake London, WR, USC

The Saints need a receiver opposite of Michael Thomas. While Drake London is another big-bodied receiver, he can operate down the field as well as be good with the ball in his hand.

20. Carolina Panthers: Kenny Pickett, QB, Pittsburgh
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The Panthers trade down, add a day two selection as well as a future first-round pick, and still get a quarterback. I believe it is about 50/50 whether or not they select a quarterback or a tackle. If they go quarterback it will more likely than not be Kenny Pickett.

21. New England Patriots: Devin Lloyd, LB, Utah
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Devin Lloyd RAS Card

The Patriots have a hole at linebacker and Devin Lloyd is clearly the top linebacker in the class. He has versatility and good athleticism. The number one concern for him is his age at 23 years old.

22. Green Bay Packers: Treylon Burks, WR, Arkansas
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The Green Bay Packers have specific size requirements at receiver that they’ve followed, and that will eliminate a few players who could be available here. Treylon Burks is a massive player who is fantastic with the ball and can be versatile in his alignment.

23. Arizona Cardinals: Zion Johnson, OG, Boston College
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The Cardinals have had a very public saga with Kyler Murray, and they need to give him all the help they can. Zion Johnson is a quality guard who will be a day one starter.

24. Dallas Cowboys: Kenyon Green, OG, Texas A&M
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The Cowboys have a need at guard and Kenyon Green can be a plug-and-play starter. He has his issues, but he will be an improvement for them. He is less of a risk than the other options at edge rusher or along the offensive line.

25. Buffalo Bills: Breece Hall, RB, Iowa State
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Breece Hall RAS Card

The Bills could use more help at running back. They don’t have a ton of major needs outside cornerback (just additional depth, upgrades, or being a year early). Breece Hall is the best, most explosive back in the class and can add an interesting element to their offense.

26. Tennessee Titans: Tyler Smith, OT, Tulsa
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Tyler Smith can play either guard or tackle, and the Titans need help along the offensive line. Smith is a project for sure, but he has pretty sizeable upside.

27. Tampa Bay Bucaneers: Devonte Wyatt, iDL, Georgia
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Devonte Wyatt RAS Card

With Ndamukong Suh not under contract, the Bucs could use another defensive tackle and seem to be looking for a penetration-style tackle. Devonte Wyatt fits that to a tee. However, he has previous off-the-field issues and is also very old in terms of the draft.

28. Green Bay Packers: Daxton Hill, Saf, Michigan
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Daxton Hill RAS Card

Daxton Hill is an extremely versatile player who can play any spot in the secondary. The Packers can mainly use him as a nickel this season, and eventually be the Adrian Amos replacement.

29. Kansas City Chiefs: Jahan Dotson, WR, Penn State
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Jahan Dotson RAS Card

The Chiefs still need a receiver. They have signed a couple of complementary pieces, but lack explosiveness. Jahan Dotson can help provide that.

30. Kansas City Chiefs: David Ojabo, Edge, Michigan

Kansas City needs edge rusher help, and David Ojabo is the top edge available. He will miss a majority of the season, but when he comes back he can provide instant pass rushing juice.

31. Cincinnati Bengals: Kaiir Elam, CB, Florida
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Kaiir Elam RAS Card

The Bengals are starting Eli Apple. Kaiir Elam is available, and Andrew Booth has injury concerns. The Bengals are starting Eli Apple. That will be all.

32. Detroit Lions: Lewis Cine, Saf, Georgia
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Lewis Cine RAS Card

The Lions need help everywhere except the offensive line. Lewis Cine is a fantastic football player who can help improve this defense and is overall a great value.

That is the last pick of the 2022 NFL Mock Draft 3.0. Please check out our other draft week content, as well as the sites used to make this mock draft possible: nflmockdraftdatabase.com and ras.football.