3-Round 2022 NFL Mock Draft after Tyreek Hill, Davante Adams Trades

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Aidan Hutchinson, 2022 NFL Draft, 2022 NFL mock draft

2022 NFL Mock Draft, Aidan Hutchinson. Mandatory Credit: Jeff Hanisch-USA TODAY Sports

Following a pair of huge trades in the NFL this week, we take a look at how things could play out in the 2022 NFL Draft with a three-round 2022 NFL Mock Draft.

This week has been a huge one for the NFL and monumental trades. First, after making it clear that he would not play on a franchise tag, Davante Adams was traded from the Green Bay Packers to the Las Vegas Raiders and his former college quarterback, Derek Carr. Also, the Cleveland Browns came back from the dead to land controversial quarterback, Deshaun Watson.

Here, we take a look at how these moves could impact the 2022 NFL Draft, with an updated three-round 2022 NFL Mock Draft. Who will be selected first overall? Will a team make a trade for a quarterback? Who will the Houston Texans and Green Bay Packers select with their new first-round picks? All that and more in this latest 2022 NFL Mock Draft.

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Aidan Hutchinson
EDGE Michigan

It is very possible that the Jacksonville Jaguars still go offensive line atop the 2022 NFL Draft. Even after placing the franchise tag on current left tackle, Cam Robinson, the team needs to ensure that they can protect 2021 first-overall pick, Trevor Lawrence, so they can avoid picking at the top of the draft once again next year.

Evan Neal and Ikem Ekwonu are both very viable candidates, who could play left tackle, right tackle or more, but it seems like the Jags may go defense here. If that is the case, most would assume it would be breakout Michigan Wolverine, Aidan Hutchinson.

Aidan Hutchinson found great success in 2021 in Ann Arbor, making him a household name for college football fans and 2022 NFL Draft evaluators everywhere. As arguably the most complete edge prospect in this 2022 NFL Mock Draft, it makes sense that he would come off the board first to Jacksonville.

The Jaguars have tried their hand at super athletic edge rushers with great upside before, with mixed results. Hutchinson is as close to a “can’t miss” as they come, and should be a very reliable piece to build their defense around. Combined with Josh Allen, Hutchinson will help transform a team that has been lacking playmakers for some time now.

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