2-Round 2022 NFL Mock Draft: Quarterbacks Fly Off The Board Early

2022 NFL mock draft: 2022 NFL Draft prospect Malik Willis. (Photo by G Fiume/Getty Images)
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Garrett Wilson, 2022 NFL Draft
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WR. Garrett Wilson. 11. player. 58. Pick Analysis. Ohio State. Scouting Report

The Commanders made a big move by trading for QB Carson Wentz a couple weeks ago, leaving the franchise in an interesting spot with their first-round selection. Could they go with a QB to groom under Wentz, following the same logic as the Lions and Steelers before them? Or are they going to add talent around Wentz and make a run at the division in 2022? The fact that Washington moved multiple day two picks for Wentz leads me to believe that the latter is far more likely, and that’s the direction in this 2022 NFL Mock Draft.

The team lost the leader of their offensive line when Brandon Scherff signed with the Jacksonville Jaguars. I heavily considered taking a lineman here, but instead let’s add a weapon to the roster. Terry McLaurin and Curtis Samuel are both fellow Buckeyes, making it an easy transition for Garett Wilson. A healthy Antonio Gibson and Logan Thomas gives Carson Wentz the best supporting cast of weapons that he’s had in his entire career.

EDGE. 12. player. 60. Scouting Report. Pick Analysis. Florida State. Jermaine Johnson II

The Vikings have not drafted an edge rusher in the first round in the past 15 years, making this somewhat of a “bold” prediction in this 2022 NFL Mock Draft. Allow me to explain myself. Derek Stingley Jr. is the other name that was in the running at pick 12. Ultimately, the injury concerns push him down the board just a bit farther.

Enter Jermaine Johnson. Johnson is underrated when it comes to how much of a full package he is. He prefers the bull rush to pressure QBs, and is long enough to consistently set the edge for a defense. Johnson is very strong and oozes athleticism, giving him the ability to make a difference in run support as well. The Vikings seem dead set to move off of Danielle Hunter, and Johnson is an ideal fit to replace him.