11. Washington Commanders: Malik Willis, QB, Liberty
Are the Washington Commanders the team that goes after a quarterback via trade? It’s possible, and they could end up with Garoppolo or someone like Derek Carr if he’s made available. For now, though, the team that feels like a quarterback away selects one in this 2022 NFL Mock Draft.
Malik Willis is the selection here at 11. Willis was a big winner down in Mobile, excelling in the pocket and showing off his skill set, even on a rainy day of practice. The tools are there, from a strong arm, to impressive speed and power as a runner. As he grows into the mental side of the game, he can buy time and make defenders miss while he scrambles to find open guys.
12. Minnesota Vikings: David Ojabo, EDGE, Michigan
The Minnesota Vikings will likely roll with Kirk Cousins in 2022 with Kevin O’Connell taking the reins as head coach. Even with an offensive coach, the defense is the unit that still needs serious help. In this 2022 NFL Mock Draft, that’s the route they go.
David Ojabo has all the tools as a pass rusher, from winning around the arc, to converting speed to power, and winning with good hand usage and an impressive ghost move. He must improve against the run, but the insanely high ceiling is too good to pass up and he’ll get a rotational role in year one.