2-Round 2022 NFL Mock Draft: Pre-Combine Mock Has Trades Galore!

Oregon star defensive lineman Kayvon Thibodeaux can be the top pick in the 2022 NFL Draft, 2022 NFL mock draft.
Oregon star defensive lineman Kayvon Thibodeaux can be the top pick in the 2022 NFL Draft, 2022 NFL mock draft. /
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2022 NFL Draft, Jameson Williams
2022 NFL Mock Draft, Jameson Williams. Mandatory Credit: Gary Cosby Jr.-USA TODAY Sports /

Pick Analysis. WR. Alabama. Jameson Williams. 21. player. Scouting Report. 47

Injuries stink. Much like Drake London, Jameson Williams’ draft stock is all over the place right now. Williams was in the midst of capping off his claim for WR1 in the 2022 NFL Draft when he tore his ACL on a non-contact injury early in the second quarter of the national title game versus Georgia.

In 15 games — including the Iron Bowl in which he was ejected in the opening frame for targeting — Williams posted an astonishing 20 yards per reception, leading to 1572 receiving yards on 79 total catches. He also chipped in 15 touchdowns. Can you say video game numbers?

The Patriots happily select the Alabama alum at 21 in this 2022 NFL Mock Draft. Bill Belichick is a noted close friend of Nick Saban and has a history of drafting former Crimson Tide players. Williams fills a major need for New England, not only adding a capable body to the wide receiver room, but also adding a home run hitter that frankly doesn’t currently exist on the roster. Offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels is off to the Raiders, so whoever ends up in charge of the offense in 2022 will covet having Williams at their disposal.

Ohio State. player. 28. Pick Analysis. WR. Garrett Wilson. 22. Scouting Report

I see so much Justin Jefferson when I watch Garrett Wilson running routes. Ironically enough, he comes off the board at pick 22 in this 2022 NFL Mock Draft, the same spot Jefferson was selected in the 2020 NFL Draft. Now, they are not carbon copies but the similarities are there. Both are right around 6’ and 200 pounds, great route runners, and both are given an unfair label of being strictly slot receivers. Garrett Wilson is not the fastest in the world, and will likely check in slightly below Jefferson’s 4.43 40-yard dash time, but Wilson might be even shiftier with the ball in his hands.

The Raiders enjoyed a breakout season from Hunter Renfrow, but as stated in the previous section, they have a new sheriff in town at head coach. Josh McDaniels is known for his brilliant offensive concepts, and looks to be committed to building a consistent winner with current quarterback Derek Carr. Coming off of a playoff appearance in 2021, the Raiders will welcome a wide receiver like Wilson who is capable of getting open every play.