2022 NFL Mock Draft: Aidan Hutchinson to Jags In Two-Round Projection

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This two-round 2022 NFL Mock Draft features the Jaguars with the number one pick, and could the Lions pass on a QB completely?

Week 15 in the NFL has been anything but ordinary. With a few games moved due to major COVID issues, we will see a doubleheader on Monday night and two games on Tuesday. On the field so far, it’s been as wild down the stretch as many anticipated.

The Arizona Cardinals have fallen from the top seed to the four seed in the NFC in just two weeks, the latter of the two losses coming to the Lions. The Packers hung on in wild fashion, and the Bucs got shut out at home against the Saints.

In the AFC, the Colts stopped the red hot Patriots thanks to more Jonathan Taylor magic, and the Bengals sit atop the AFC North once again. There are 13 teams firmly in the mix for a playoff spot which should breed chaos with three full weeks remaining.

Soon, we will have a majority of the order for the 2022 NFL Draft, and that will be the main focus for many teams in a short time. We’ve got a new number one in the draft order now, so that makes it a great time for another 2022 NFL Mock Draft. This one features two rounds, a gift for you all for the holiday season. Off we go!

1. Jacksonville Jaguars: Aidan Hutchinson, EDGE, Michigan

After their loss to the Texans and a Lions win, the Jacksonville Jaguars move into the number one slot in the draft order. In this 2022 NFL Mock Draft, despite the need on the offensive line, the Jaguars add a top edge talent in Aidan Hutchinson.

Hutchinson has the athleticism, rushing toolbox, and counters to become a strong pass rusher in the NFL. He had an impressive final season for the Wolverines, and should be great opposite Josh Allen for years to come.

2. Detroit Lions: Kayvon Thibodeaux, EDGE, Oregon

There’s nothing wrong with “settling” here for the Lions, as they are starting to find something under Dan Campbell. The front seven is playing especially well, and their offensive line looked great against Arizona.

Kayvon Thibodeaux will only make the front seven more devastating. They’re getting good play from the rookies on the interior and Charles Harris is finding his stride as an NFL player. Thibodeaux’s strong play against the run and his upside as a rusher could mean a major impact in year one.