2022 NFL Mock Draft: Jameson Williams The First WR Off The Board?

2022 NFL Mock Draft, Jameson Williams. Mandatory Credit: Brett Davis-USA TODAY Sports
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Andrew Booth, 2022 NFL Draft, New York Jets
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9. Carolina Panthers: Charles Cross, OT, Mississippi State

It was an odd bye week for the Carolina Panthers, as they let offensive coordinator Joe Brady go. It wasn’t a clean operation with Brady this season, but the quarterback and offensive line deficiencies didn’t help anything.

Securing a great left tackle in Charles Cross would be a great step for this franchise. Cross has been excellent this season, displaying the top-tier athleticism and footwork to mirror and recover in pass protection. He’s added power in his lower half to hold up against power rushers and those who convert speed to power.

10. Minnesota Vikings: Andrew Booth Jr., CB, Clemson

It’s going to be an interesting offseason for the Vikings, especially if there’s changes at head coach. Could they move on from Kirk Cousins and bypass the opportunity to see what they have in Kellen Mond? It’s possible.

However, in this 2022 NFL Mock Draft, Andrew Booth is the selection. Booth could challenge for CB1 when the season is done, and his eyes and ball skills are perhaps the best in the class. With Patrick Peterson potentially gone after the season, Booth could slide in and start next fall.

11. New Orleans Saints: Jameson Williams, WR, Alabama

Here’s where things get interesting. The Saints might not have this selection if they make a move for a quarterback, but if the move is to build around either Jameis Winston or Taysom Hill, the receiver room needs serious help.

Jameson Williams is taking the college football world by storm, and his world class speed could land him in the first round. He’s more than speed though, as he’s worked on using that speed to change tempo throughout his stem, whether it be with stutter moves, double moves, and more. He’s a tall receiver with a substantial catch radius who can score from anywhere on the field with world-class acceleration.

12. Philadelphia Eagles: Kaiir Elam, CB, Florida

The first of three selections for the Philadelphia Eagles in the top 16 (for now), it’s clear that the secondary needs major work. They get started on that here in this 2022 NFL Mock Draft, selecting Florida corner Kaiir Elam.

Elam has the prototypical size at 6’2″, the technique to play in man coverage, fluid hips, and has good ball skills. He can still challenge for the top corner in the class and be very good opposite Darius Slay in year one.