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

2022 NFL Mock Draft, Aidan Hutchinson. (Photo by Dylan Buell/Getty Images)
2022 NFL Mock Draft, Aidan Hutchinson. (Photo by Dylan Buell/Getty Images) /
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2022 NFL mock draft: 2022 NFL Draft prospect Malik Willis. (Photo by G Fiume/Getty Images) /

11. Minnesota Vikings: Kaiir Elam, CB, Florida

The week 15 matchup against the Bears will be important for the Minnesota Vikings, as a loss would derail their playoff hopes. It’s something that’s happened before, and could be a “nail in the coffin” of sorts for Rick Spielman, Mike Zimmer, and even Kirk Cousins. If they blow it up, quarterback is on the table.

In this 2022 NFL Mock Draft, they stick with the tried and true approach of selection another cornerback. Kaiir Elam has the prototypical size, great movement skills/transitions, and the physical nature at the catch point to be a lockdown corner in a defense like Zimmer’s right away.

12. Washington Football Team: Malik Willis, QB, Liberty

It’s the most popular pairing around, and it continues in this 2022 NFL Mock Draft. The Washington Football Team is a quarterback away from being legit NFC contenders, and they could be in the market for Wilson or Aaron Rodgers. Here, they opt for the rookie in Liberty signal-caller Malik Willis.

Willis is an interesting evaluation. Not much around him went right this season, and although his play can be impressive at times, he’s a streaky passer who can get hot but also real cold. Willis’ accuracy issues and quick processing issue has come up, and it’s warranted. Still, the upside is tantalizing for Willis, and betting on him to be a difference maker is a good idea.