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
Drake Jackson RAS Card

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
Kyle Philips RAS Card

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
Browns 2022 NFL Mock Draft 3.0: Browns Select TE Cade Otton

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
Curtis Brooks RAS Card

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
Nephi Sewell RAS Card

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

The Draft Network Mock Draft

44. George Pickens, WR, Georgia
George Pickens RAS Card

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
Sam Williams RAS Card

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
Thomas Booker RAS Card

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
Mario Goodrich RAS Card

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
Verone McKinley RAS Card

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.

NFL Mock Draft Database Mock Draft

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
Aidan Hutchinson RAS Card
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
Kayvon Thibodeaux RAS Card

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
Charles Cross RAS Card

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
Derek Stingley Jr. RAS Card

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
Jordan Davis RAS Card

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
George Karlaftis RAS Card

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
Trevor Penning RAS Card

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
Trent McDuffie RAS Card 2022 NFL Mock Draft 2.0
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
Devin Lloyd RAS Card 2022 NFL Mock Draft 2.0
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
Breece Hall RAS Card 2022 NFL Mock Draft 3.0
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
Daxton Hill RAS Card 2022 NFL Mock Draft 2.0
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.

2022 NFL Mock Draft 2.0

NFL Mock Draft Setup

The 2022 NFL Draft is coming up in just under two weeks. There have already been multiple trades involving first round picks. Eight teams have multiple first round picks. In order to provide realistic trades, I used nflmockdraftdatabase.com‘s mock draft simulator to find realistic trade packages. To see how it’s changes from the last mock draft, view Mock Draft 1.0 here. With that being said, let’s get started with my 2022 NFL Mock Draft 2.0.

NFL Mock Draft 2.0

1. Jacksonville Jaguars: Travon Walker, EDGE, Georgia

Travon Walker RAS Card
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Travon Walker is a freak athlete who is also a good run defender. However, he hasn’t done a ton as a pass rusher. He only had 5 sacks on 381 pass rush snaps according to Pro Football Focus (PFF). PFF also has him at a 10.8% pass-rush win rate.

However, Walker has positional versatility. He has lined up as a 1-tech all the outside, and has even occasionally dropped into coverage. The Jaguars should go with a safer option, but it’s been rumored that Baalke could very well go Walker instead.

2. Detroit Lions: Aidan Hutchinson, Edge, Michigan

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Aidan Hutchinson is an elite athlete as well and has much more pass rush production. According to PFF he had 14 sacks and a 25.4% pass-rush win rate. He needs to improve technically as well as play with more bend and flexibility, but he has the tools to be a great player. He is not a finished product, but is worthy of a top ten pick.

3. Houston Texans: Evan Neal, OT, Alabama

Evan Neal 2022 NFL Mock Draft 2.0
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Evan Neal is a powerfully built tackle who was on Bruce Feldman’s freak list. Even though he didn’t test, we know he would’ve been one of if not the top testing tackles in this draft. He is probably the safest of the tackles, with experience at both guard and tackle as well as playing on the left and right sides of the line. He is a better pass blocker than Ekwonu and a better run blocker than Cross, and can be a fit in any system due to his elite size and athleticism.

4. New York Jets: Ikem Ekwonu, OT, NC State

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Ikem Ekwonu is a mauler in the most pure sense. He is a very good run blocker, and has the movement ability to be a good pass blocker as well. He has positional flexibility along the line and can be an asset for the Jets regardless of where they put him. If they want, they can play him at guard for this year and kick him out to tackle after George Fant is gone, or play him there immediately.

Trade:

The New York Giants have traded the fifth overall pick and a 2023 third round selection to the Pittsburgh Steelers in exchange for picks 20 and 52 as well as a 2023 first round pick.

5. Pittsburgh Steelers: Malik Willis, QB, Liberty

Malik Willis has the highest upside of any quarterback in this draft. That statement holds zero meaning as there’s only one other player with a realistic shot at becoming an average NFL starter. His athleticism and running ability provide a solid floor and his arm talent is worth letting him develop as a passer. He needs to improve his accuracy, decision making, and pocket presence.

Pittsburgh is the perfect place to allow him to develop. They can let him sit behind Mitchell Trubisky. They need to improve their offensive line between this off-season and next, but they have the receivers and defense to support him in his development.

6. Carolina Panthers: Kenny Pickett, QB, Pittsburgh

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The Panthers have nothing at quarterback. They have Sam Darnold on the fifth-year option this year, but desperately need a starting caliber quarterback to have a shot at saving Matt Rhule’s job. Personally, I don’t believe Kenny Pickett has the ability (I would compare him more to a Teddy Bridgewater-level quarterback, who they ironically brought in Sam Darnold to replace) but the Panthers have a lot of connections to Pickett.

Rhule recruited Pickett while he was at Temple and owner David Tepper is a Pitt booster. If they pass on a quarterback here, they could trade for Baker Mayfield instead.

7. New York Giants: Charles Cross, OT, Mississippi State

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The Giants are in need of a right tackle, and Charles Cross is the top tackle available. While he has only played on the left side, he has apparently been training on the right side. Cross is a good pass protector, but could use work in the run game.

8. Atlanta Falcons: Kayvon Thibodeaux, Edge, Oregon

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The Falcons get a steal in Kayvon Thibodeaux. Reportedly, NFL teams are concerned with his personality, but he is a fantastic player. He should be at the very least in the discussion for the first overall pick, if not the actual selection. He is a great athlete with a lot of upside.

9. Seattle Seahawks: Ahmad “Sauce” Gardner, CB, Cincinnati

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Sauce Gardner looks like the dream corner for Pete Carroll. Gardner has shown the ability to be a lockdown man-cover corner and has the athletic potential to be an elite zone corner as well, especially in Seattle’s cover three scheme.

10. New York Jets: Jermaine Johnson, Edge, Florida State

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Jermaine Johnson was an elite pass rusher in his single season at Florida State after transferring from Georgia. Johnson can be a high-end edge and was very productive, as well as having elite athleticism.

11. Washington Commanders: Drake London, WR, USC

The Commanders have invested at quarterback with the acquisition of Carson Wentz and will look to add another play-maker opposite Terry McLaurin for him to throw to. Drake London is a tall, big-bodied receiver who can be either a deep threat or operate in the quick game with run-after catch ability. London has experience both on the outside and in the slot.

12. Minnesota Vikings: Derek Stingley Jr., CB, LSU

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Derek Stingley is an elite prospect at corner who should go top half of the first round despite injury concerns. Stingley is recovering from a Lisfranc injury that caused him to miss most of last year. He had an elite freshman year, and has had injury issues since. The Vikings desperately need a starting corner, and Stingley can start opposite of former LSU Tiger Patrick Peterson.

13. Houston Texans: Kyle Hamilton, Saf, Notre Dame

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Kyle Hamilton is an elite prospect at safety. The position isn’t highly valued, and some people have athleticism concerns despite a 9.33 RAS. Hamilton has the versatility to do whatever you ask him to, and the Texans simply need the most talented player, which is what Hamilton is.

14. Baltimore Ravens: George Karlaftis, Edge, Purdue

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George Karlaftis has the size and strength to be a good run defender and to be a quality pass rusher. Karlaftis could be versatile enough to be either a 4-technique end for them or a stand-up edge rusher. His arms are a concern for some, but Karlaftis is athletic enough to make up for it.

15. Philadelphia Eagles: Jameson Williams, WR, Alabama

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Jameson Williams is an elite downfield threat who can help stretch the defense for what was a very condensed Eagles offense. Williams is coming off a torn ACL, but could be back early in the year, most likely by week 6 at the latest.

16. New Orleans Saints: Trevor Penning, OT, Northern Iowa

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The Saints lost left tackle Terron Armstead in free agency, and Trevor Penning is an athlete worth taking a risk on. However, Penning has penalty issues and needs technical refinement. Penning is a project, but the Saints have had a good offensive line track record.

17. Los Angeles Chargers: Jordan Davis, iDL, Georgia

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The Chargers don’t necessarily “need” Jordan Davis. They signed Sebastian Joseph-Day to fill the roll they would use Davis in, but Davis is an elite athlete who is dominant against the run and has pass-rush upside as someone who can collapse the pocket. He needs to maintain the weight he was at the Combine to be in good enough shape to be a consistent, every down player.

The Chargers have heavily invested in the defense, and Davis would be one of the last pieces they need, along with a linebacker. If the right offensive tackle is available, they could go that route, or select a receiver as well.

18. Philadelphia Eagles: Devonte Wyatt, iDL, Georgia

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Devonte Wyatt is another elite athlete from Georgia who can be a high upside, penetration-style 3-Tech. Wyatt can be in a rotation with Javon Hargrave and Fletcher Cox — who is in the last year of his contract — as well as second year players Milton Williams and Marlon Tuipulotu.

19. New Orleans Saints: Desmond Ridder, QB, Cincinnati

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The Saints currently have Jameis Winston, but they could possibly get out with an $11.2 million dead cap, saving $4.4 against the cap, or keep him for just $15.6 million. Desmond Ridder is a decently high-floor (for this class) quarterback who could eventually be a solid starter.

20. New York Giants (from Pittsburgh): Andrew Booth Jr.,CB, Clemson

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The Giants need good corners in Wink Martindale’s system, especially with the possibility of a James Bradberry trade. Andrew Booth is just that, and they also added an additional second-round pick, and swapped a third round pick in next year’s draft for a first round pick.

21. New England Patriots: Kaiir Elam, CB, Florida

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Kaiir Elam can be a solid replacement for JC Jackson for the Patriots. Elam has all of the physical traits needs to be a good press-man corner as well as a having good upside in zone.

22. Green Bay Packers: Treylon Burks, WR, Arkansas

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Treylon Burks is a fantastic fit in the Packers offense. He provides a dynamic play-maker who is lethal with the ball in his hands. Burks tested decently well considering his size, but he has fallen a bit because of previous testing expectations.

Trade:

Arizona Cardinals trade pick 23 to the Kansas City Chiefs for picks 29 and 94.

23. Kansas City Chiefs: Garrett Wilson, WR, Ohio State

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The Chiefs traded up with the Cardinals in order to make sure they got their guy. Wilson can be an excellent play-maker and is a good route runner. He also adds good speed, and can make big plays after the catch.

24. Dallas Cowboys: Kenyon Green, iOL, Texas A&M

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The Cowboys offensive line struggled with health last season, and with the release of La’el Collins, they have needs at multiple spots on the line. Kenyon Green has tackle and guard flexibility, but is best as a guard.

25. Buffalo Bills: Chris Olave, WR, Ohio State

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The Bills don’t necessarily have a need at receiver, but this could be very beneficial for the efficiency of their already elite offense. Olave is a great number two receiver and gets to play with Stefon Diggs, Gabe Davis, and Jamison Crowder.

26. Tennessee Titans: Tyler Smith, OT, Tulsa

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Tyler Smith is not worth a first round pick. However, it certainly seems like he will be one come April 28. With that being said, Smith is an interesting project worth development and the Titans have a need along the offensive line.

27. Tampa Bay Bucaneers: Zion Johnson, iOL, Boston College

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Zion Johnson is a plug-and-play guard who will be important for the Bucs as they make another Super Bowl push. He can be a quality starter as a rookie and has Pro-Bowl upside. Johnson is a near-perfect prototype for what you seek in a guard. He is a bit on the short side, but has great arm length. He could use some technical refinement, but is a great prospect nonetheless.

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

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Daxton Hill is an extremely versatile safety. He can play in the box, as a single high or two-high safety, as a nickel defender, and perhaps even as an outside corner. Hill is best either as a nickel or as a two-high safety. The Packers could use him as a nickel defender as a rookie before having him take over for Adrian Amos if they want.

29. Arizona Cardinals (from Kansas City): Trent McDuffie, CB, Washington

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This one is fairly simple. The Cardinals have a massive hole at cornerback. Trent McDuffie is a very talented corner who will fall a bit due to concerns about his arm length.

30. Kansas City Chiefs: Boye mafe, Edge, Minnesota

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The Chiefs need help both along the defensive line and in the secondary, as well as at receiver. Boye Mafe is a high-upside dart throw at a position that you simply cannot get outside the first round, except on rare occasions.

31. Cincinnati bengals: Tyler Linderbaum, iOL, Iowa

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Tyler Linderbaum is the best center in this draft. However, he will fall due to concerns about his size and scheme fit. He is a zone-run only center due to his small size, but in that system he will be an excellent run blocker. He will struggle slightly as a pass-protector, but he is very talented and the Bengals need all the offensive line help they can get.

They will be able to allow Ted Karras to compete with Jackson Carmen for the last guard spot, and then their offensive line will go from one of the worst in the league to above-average.

32. Detroit Lions: Devin Lloyd, LB, Utah

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Devin Lloyd may not be available at this pick. Lloyd will probably be the first linebacker off the board, but due to positional value and other team needs, he fell in this mock draft. The Lions simply need the best football players, preferably on defense. Lloyd is one of the top ones available, and fits the Lions team personality. And that concludes my 2022 NFL Mock Draft 2.0.

2022 Browns Mock Draft 2.0

In my first 2022 Browns mock draft post-Watson trade, the Browns try to fill most of their remaining needs after the second week of free agency. We take a look at version 2.0 of the Browns mock draft.

2022 Browns Mock Draft 2.0

50. Travis Jones, 6’4″, 325lbs, DT, UCONN

Trade: Browns Trade Picks 44, 78, and 202 To Kansas City For 50 and 62

Travis Jones is a freak athlete at defensive tackle. His testing wasn’t talked about because of both Georgia defensive tackles, Jordan Davis and Devonte Wyatt, but Jones ran a 4.92 40-yard dash at 325lbs, and had very good agility and explosion testing as well. He had a 9.39 RAS, and sports 34.25″ arms.

Jones is technically refined, and is fantastic against the run. He provides some value as a pass rusher as well, and fills one of the Browns biggest positions of needs while being a good value at this selection.

Travis Jones RAS Card 2022 Browns Mock Draft
Travis Jones RAS card, courtesy of Kent Lee Platte at ras.football

60. Drake Jackson, 6’5″, 254lbs, EDGE, USC,

Trade: Browns Trade Picks 62 and 118 To Tampa Bay for Picks 60, 133, and 248

Photo Credit: Jordon Kelly/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

The Browns had to trade back up to get Drake Jackson, as there was a run on the third tier of edge rushers in the 50’s. Trading up two picks to guarantee the last of the edge rushers may seem non-sensical, but there is a huge drop-off after Jackson. You’re looking at players like Josh Paschal, Sam Williams, and Myjai Sanders.

Jackson is still an extremely young player, and has been asked to play at a variety of weights due to changes in need while at USC. He is a great athlete, with elite explosiveness and above average agility, as well as having 34″ arms. Jackson posted a 9.83u RAS. He can develop into a great edge rusher, but will need time.

Drake Jackson RAS Card 2022 Browns Mock Draft
Drake Jackson RAS Card, courtesy of Kent Lee Platte at ras.football

99. Jeremy Ruckert, 6’5″, 252lbs, TE, Ohio State,

Jeremy Ruckert was underutilized while at Ohio State, but has the size, skill, and athleticism to be a good tight end. His pass catching ability is near the top for this draft class. He is a good blocker as well. Ruckert can align at a variety of spots, and will be asked to do so in a tight end room that just lost Austin Hooper. Ruckert did not test outside of bench press, but he most likely would have tested fairly well.

133. Kyle Philips, 5’11”, 189lbs, WR, UCLA

Kyle Philips is a plug-and-play slot receiver who the Browns will love. He’s a willing blocker and a good route runner. He can fill in a lot of what Jarvis Landry has provided — while being significantly cheaper. Philips is a good athlete as well. He had an 8.28 RAS. His agility testing was elite, and he had good jumps. Philips had an average 40-yard dash at just 4.58, but his splits were very good, which is more indicative of success with short area burst.

Kyle Philips RAS Card
Kyle Philips RAS card, courtesy of Kent Lee Platte at ras.football

223. Yusuf Corker, 6’0″, 203lbs, Saf, Kentucky

Yusuf Corker does not fit the age requirements that the Browns have followed under Berry. He didn’t test, but he is by no means a freak athlete. However, this is simply a scenario that a player at a position of need is available much later than expected. I’d be surprised if Corker isn’t a 4th or a 5th round pick, and so getting him here is purely a value selection.

246. Myron Tagovailoa-Amosa, 6’2″, 270lbs, DT, Notre Dame

Myron Tagovailoa-Amosa moved from playing on the interior of the defensive line in previous years to playing 5-Tech for the Fighting Irish. Tagovailoa-Amosa projects much more favorably at 3-tech than he does at 5. He is a below average athlete for a true defensive end, and lacks the bend necessary to be a productive player there full time. However, he provides the versatility to do so if you need someone in for run support, and can also kick inside.

Tagovailoa-Amosa will need to put the weight that he lost for the past season back on to move back inside. However, as a defensive tackle, despite lacking the traditional size, he still scored an 8.49u RAS. He had an elite 40-yard dash, broad jump, and 3-cone (unofficial time) and had a good vertical jump and short shuttle (unofficial time), as well. The main thing pulling down his RAS is his size.

Myron Tagovailoa-Amosa RAS Card 2022 Browns Mock Draft
Myron Tagovailoa-Amosa RAS card, courtesy of Kent Lee Platte at ras.football

248. Nephi Sewell, 5’11”, 226lbs, LB, Utah

The Browns currently don’t have a lot of needs to fill in this draft. With the trade of Mack Wilson, it frees up the opportunity for another linebacker to compete for a roster spot. This draft pick is not a guarantee to make the roster, but Nephi Sewell is a solid bet to make.

Sewell is undersized, but has good movement skills and has a good pedigree with a brother already in the NFL and another soon on the way. Sewell posted a 6.97 RAS, despite having very bad size scores. The length could be an issue at linebacker, but I would expect Sewell to be a great special teams player, which could let him stick in the NFL.

Nephi Sewell RAS card, courtesy of Kent Lee Platte at ras.football

Be sure to check out the first version of the Browns mock draft on atbnetwork.com.

Florida Gators vs Iona Gaels in NIT Tournament

Matchup: Florida Gators (19-13) vs Iona Gaels (25-7)
Time: Wednesday, March 16, 9:00pm EST
Channel: ESPN2
Venue: Exatech Arena at the Stephen O’Connell Center (The O’Dome)
Betting Odds: Gators -6.5, O/U 143

Florida Gators vs Iona Gaels Analysis

Analytical Analysis

Almost every analytical measure would indicate that Florida should win this one rather easily. Florida is the higher rated team according to NET Ranking, T-Rank, Massey Rating, and Massey Composite Ranking, while Iona is higher rated in RPI and in KenPom’s Luck Rating.

Iona is slightly more efficient shooting, having a 0.3% higher true shooting percentage and a 0.8% higher effective field goal percentage than Florida. Iona has a higher pace than Florida with about 4 extra possessions a game. The Gators shoot a higher free throw percentage and averages less turnovers.

Florida has a 3.8 higher adjusted offensive efficiency according to KenPom. They also have a 1.4 lower adjusted defensive efficiency according to KenPom.

Iona takes a higher percentage of shots at the rim, which while being the most efficient shot, they shoot at a lower percentage than Florida. The Gators shoot a much higher percentage of their shots from three. Overall, however, Iona has a better shot distribution with 79.7% of their shots coming either at the rim or from three, compared to 77.9% for the Gators.

A major cause for concern for the Gaels is their allowed shot distribution by opponents. The Gaels allow for 45.2% of their opponents shots to occur at the rim and 33% of opponents shots from three. Florida, on the other hand, only allows their opponents to take 38.6% of their shots at the rim and 32.8% of their shots from 3. Florida has had opponents shoot much better against them from all spots. Iona does block a higher percentage of shots at the rim, 16.4% as compared to 14.8%.

Analysis

On an individual player level, Colin Castleton is easily the best player in this game. He will have a tough match-up against Iona’s sophomore forward Nelly Junior Joseph, who is a good defender and is second on the team in points with 12.9 points per game. Additionally, he leads the team in both blocks and steals, as well as offensive and defensive rebounds. The Gators must look to contain Tyson Jolly, the leading scorer and a high-level three-point shooter.

The Gators will need to rely on the rest of the team given Castleton’s tough match-up. Florida will rely on their guards to get to the rim, since Iona gives up a large portion of their shots at the rim. Tyree Appleby will be instrumental in their victory due to his passing.

Niels Lane will be another major factor for the Gators. Florida is 14-5 when Lane plays. His defense will be crucial in slowing down Tyson Jolly.

In Florida’s first game under interim coach Al Pinkins since former head coach Mike White left for Georgia, don’t expect much to change. Pinkins has been under White since 2018, and is also known for coaching front-court players, which is already a heavy focus of the Gators this season. Pinkins should also not pose a significant drop-off and should keep much of the synergy within the team intact.

Florida Gators Team Stats

Points Per Game: 70.8
Opponent PPG: 66.1
Scoring Margin: +4.7
Field Goal Percentage: 42.8%
Opponent FG%: 43.9%
3-PT Percentage: 30.7%
Opponent 3PT%: 32.7%
Free Throws Per Game: 19.59
Free Throw Percentage: 73.5%
Opponent FT%: 70.1%
Rebounds Per Game: 33.5
Opponent RPG: 34.7
Rebound Margin: -1.2
Assists Per Game: 12.8
Opponent APG: 14.5
Turnovers Per Game: 12.3
Opponent TPG: 14.5
Assist to Turnover Ratio: 1.0
Opponent ATR: 0.8
Points off Turnovers: 17.8
Opponent Points off Turnovers: 13.5
Stocks (Steals + Blocks): 13.3

Florida Gators Advanced Stats

KenPom
KenPom Ranking: 56
Adjusted Efficiency Margin: +13.29
Adjusted Offensive Efficiency: 111.4
Adjusted Defensive Efficiency: 98.1
Adjusted Tempo (possessions per 40 minutes): 64.9
Luck Rating: -0.026
Strength of Schedule: +7.61
Hoop Math
True Shooting Percentage: 53.8%
Effective Field Goal Percentage: 49.9%
Percentage of Shots at the Rim: 31.8%
FG% at Rim: 63.5%
Percentage of Shots from 3: 46.1%
Opponent Percentage of Shots at the Rim: 38.6%
Opponent FG% at Rim: 59%
Percent of Shots at Rim Blocked: 14.8%
Opponent Unblocked Shots at Rim FG%: 69.2%
Opponent Percentage of Shots from 2 (non-rim shots): 28.5%
Opponent FG% from 2 (non-rim shots): 36.2%
Percent of Shots from 2 (non-rim shots) blocked: 8.1%
Opponent Unblocked Shots from 2 (non-rim shots) FG%: 39.4%
Opponent Percentage of Shots from 3: 32.8%
Opponent 3PT%: 32.7%
Percent of Shots from 3 blocked: 2.2%
Opponent Unblocked Shots from 3 FG%: 33.5%
Advanced Stats
NET Ranking: 59
RPI: 94
T-Rank: 48
T-Rank Power Rating: 0.8207
Massey Rating: 49
Massey Composite Ranking: 54

Florida Gators Individual Leaders

Colin Castleton against Tennessee. Florida vs Iona
Colin Castleton against Tennessee in 2021. Photo by Brett Carlsen/Getty Images
Points Per Game: Colin Castleton, 16.3 PPG
Field Goal Percentage: Jason Jitobah, 63.3%
3PT Percentage: CJ Felder, 38.9%
Free Throw Percentage: Tyree Appleby, 84.9%
Offensive Rebounds: Colin Castleton, 3.1 ORPG
Defensive Rebounds: Colin Castleton, 5.9 DRPG
Assists: Tyree Appleby, 3.7 APG
Steals: Phlandrous Fleming Jr, 1.4 SPG
Blocks: Colin Castleton, 2.4 BPG

Iona Gaels Team Stats

Rick Pitino Florida vs Iona
Rick Pitino coaching Iona. Photo Credit: Ezra Shaw/Getty Images
Points Per Game: 75.3
Opponents PPG: 68.3
Scoring Margin: +7.0
Field Goal Percentage: 44.6%
Opponent FG%: 41.4%
3PT Percentage: 33.3%
Opponent 3PT%: 30.3%
Free Throws Per Game: 22.16
Free Throw Percentage: 69.7%
Opponent FT%: 70.5%
Rebounds Per Game: 37.0
Opponent RPG: 35.1
Rebound Margin: 1.9
Assists Per Game: 16.2
Opponent APG: 11.5
Turnovers Per Game: 12.6
Opponent TPG: 13.4
Assist to Turnover Ratio: 1.3
Opponent ATR: 0.9
Points off Turnover: 14.3
Opponent Points off Turnover: 13.2
Stocks (Steals plus Blocks): 12.7

Iona Gaels Advanced Stats

KenPom
KenPom Ranking: 94
Adjusted Efficiency Margin: +8.19
Adjusted Offensive Efficiency: 107.6
Adjusted Defensive Efficiency: 99.5
Adjusted Tempo (possessions per 40 minutes): 68.9
Luck Rating: +0.003
Strength of Schedule: -1.88
Hoop Math
True Shooting Percentage: 54.1%
Effective Field Goal Percentage: 50.7%
Percentage of Shots at the Rim: 43.5%
FG% at Rim: 60.2%
Percentage of Shots from 3: 36.2%
Opponent Percentage of Shots at the Rim: 45.2%
Opponent FG% at Rim: 51.4%
Percent of Shots at Rim Blocked: 16.4%
Unblocked Shots at RIM FG%: 61.5%
Opponent Percentage of Shots from 2 (non-rim shots): 21.8%
Opponent FG% from 2 (non-rim shots): 37.6%
Percent of Shots from 2 (non-rim shots) blocked: 8.4%
Opponent Unblocked Shots from 2 (non-rim shots) FG%: 41%
Opponent Percentage of Shots from 3: 33%
Opponent 3PT%: 30.3%
Percent of Shots from 3 blocked: 1.9%
Opponent Unblocked Shots from 3 FG%: 30.9%
Advanced Stats
NET Ranking: 90
RPI: 33
T-Rank: 99
T-Rank Power Rating: 0.6975
Massey Rating: 105
Massey Composite Ranking: 83

Iona Gaels Individual Leaders

Nelly Junior Joseph Florida vs Iona
Nelly Junior Joseph. Photo Credit: icgaels.com
Points Per Game: Tyson Jolly, 14.6
Field Goal Percentage: Trey James, 62.5%
3PT Percentage: Tyson Jolly, 38.3% (two players weren’t considered due to lack of attempts)
Free Throw Percentage: Quinn Slazinski, 82.9%
Offensive Rebounds: Nelly Junior Joseph, 3.19 ORPG
Defensive Rebounds: Nelly Junior Joseph, 4.93 DRPG
Assists: Dylan van Eyck, 3.06 APG
Steals: Nelly Junior Joseph, 1.09 SPG
Blocks: Nelly Junior Joseph, 1.94 BPG

Gators vs Iona Predictions

Florida should win this one rather easily. They are definitively the better team, and the matchup is not bad. While Iona has players to give Castleton issues, overall they don’t have great size which should allow for Florida to utilize their guards more. Florida should be able to easily win their first round matchup.

Gators 78
Iona 66

Gators vs Iona Betting Predictions

Florida -6.5
Over 143