Jordan Davis is the trendy pick here, but with the Ravens taking him earlier in round one, the Chargers are left to decide between Trevor Penning or a WR. They recently released RT Bryan Bulaga creating a massive hole at the position. However, the Chargers have the space to add one of the many veteran options available at right tackle: Riley Reiff and Trent Brown to name a couple.
Now that they don’t have their No.48 overall pick due to the Khalil Mack trade, the gap between first-round talent at WR and third-round talent is vast. They’ve supported Justin Herbert well thus far, so in this 2022 NFL Mock Draft we are going to make a bit of a luxury pick and add Jameson Williams. If Williams hadn’t torn his ACL, there’s a great chance he would have never made it out of the top-ten. The trend continues with yet another steal. Keenan Allen-Mike Williams-Jameson Williams is a great unit, and Herbert may break the passing yards record in 2022 with it.
The way the board has fallen could not have gone worse for the Saints. The top-three QBs are already gone, Charles Cross looked like he was going to fall in their lap, and now Jameson Williams goes the pick before them. Chris Olave is a great fit here but — after striking out on Deshaun Watson — I see the franchise investing in a younger option to groom behind (presumably) the returning Jameis Winston.
In the same vein as the Steelers, the Saints have a roster ready to compete right now. The problem is, they lack at the most important position in the sport. The options currently available aren’t going to lead them to the promised land, so it’s time to get someone in there who potentially can. Sam Howell is very raw, but he has dual-threat ability and because of that, he could be an option to start immediately. Either way, Howell with this roster would cover up a lot of his flaws — assuming they find somebody at left tackle to protect the investment.