2022 NFL Mock Draft: Latest Projections After Divisional Weekend

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2022 NFL Draft, Nakobe Dean
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21. New England Patriots: Nakobe Dean, LB, Georgia

The New England Patriots are going to have to bring more playmakers into their offense to up the explosive factor in 2022, but they have options in doing so. In this 2022 NFL Mock Draft, defense is the focus early for the Patriots. Nakobe Dean would be an excellent addition and would be a great get. His instincts, range, and tackling skills would make for the next great MIKE in the defense.

22. Las Vegas Raiders: Garrett Wilson, WR, Ohio State

Despite the emergence of Hunter Renfrow and Darren Waller healthy for 2022, the Las Vegas Raiders could still use more help for Derek Carr in the passing game. Garrett Wilson has the big play factor while also thriving in all three phases. He can separate as a route runner, win at the catch point, and make defenders miss in space.

23. Arizona Cardinals: Kaiir Elam, CB, Florida

As much as the Arizona Cardinals were a good story in 2021, there are still weaknesses that prevent them from being a true Super Bowl contender. The secondary still needs a lockdown corner, as Marco Wilson is still a ways off from being that guy. Kaiir Elam has the prototypical size, excellent fluidity, and ball skills to be that for the defense.

24. Dallas Cowboys: Jordan Davis, DL, Georgia

The roster improvement for the Dallas Cowboys likely starts in the trenches in 2022, despite the success there in 2021. They could use a big time run stuffer, and they get that in Jordan Davis in this 2022 NFL Mock Draft. Davis is a dominant player on early downs that can eat up space and give others free lanes to attack downhill.