3-Round 2022 NFL Mock Draft: Jets Move Up, Steelers Trade Up For QB

CHARLOTTE, NORTH CAROLINA - DECEMBER 04: Kenny Pickett #8 of the Pittsburgh Panthers during warmups for the ACC Championship game against Wake Forest at Bank of America Stadium on December 04, 2021 in Charlotte, North Carolina. (Photo by Logan Whitton/Getty Images)
CHARLOTTE, NORTH CAROLINA - DECEMBER 04: Kenny Pickett #8 of the Pittsburgh Panthers during warmups for the ACC Championship game against Wake Forest at Bank of America Stadium on December 04, 2021 in Charlotte, North Carolina. (Photo by Logan Whitton/Getty Images) /
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2022 NFL Mock Draft, Jahan Dotson
2022 NFL Mock Draft, Jahan Dotson. Mandatory Credit: Raj Mehta-USA TODAY Sports /

Scouting Report. Pick Analysis. Offensive Lineman. Tulsa. Tyler Smith. 28. player. 49

After getting a wide receiver for Aaron Rodgers to target with their first pick in this 2022 NFL Mock Draft, the next priority will be to protect him. David Bakhtiari is as solid as they come at left tackle, but the Packers need an upgrade at right tackle if they want to give the MVP time to work.

Many project Tulsa’s Tyler Smith as a guard at the next level (which they could do if they want to put Elgton Jenkins at right tackle), but Smith showed me on tape that he has the power and hands to hold his own on the edge.

124. Scouting Report. Pick Analysis. Wide Receiver. Jahan Dotson. 29. player. Penn State

Jahan Dotson is one of my favorite players in the 2022 NFL Draft. He can really do it all at the wide receiver position, and is a great fit to try to fill the shoes of Tyreek Hill who is taking his talents to South Beach and the Miami Dolphins.

Dotson can line up inside or outside and beat anyone in front of him. Whether it is his shifty release off the line of scrimmage, his silky smooth route running or his impressive deep speed, Dotson always finds a way to get open and make a big play.

EDGE. Minnesota. 124. Pick Analysis. player. Scouting Report. Boye Mafe. 30

With the AFC, and particularly the AFC West, loading up on offense, the Kansas City Chiefs need to add a reliable edge rusher consistently get after the quarterback. Melvin Ingram played well last season, and Minnesota’s Boye Mafe could come in and make an impact right away. He has an NFL body and a developed skill set to play all three downs for Steve Spagnuolo’s defense.

Iowa. Tyler Linderbaum. player. 56. Pick Analysis. Center. 31. Scouting Report

This is a complete home run for the Cincinnati Bengals. Tyler Linderbaum’s size and position will likely push one of the most talented players in this 2022 NFL Mock Draft down the board later this month. But for the Bengals, they get an intelligent, athletic and powerful blocker to anchor their reshaped offensive line for Joe Burrow.

Defensive Back. Daxton Hill. 32. player. 50. Scouting Report. Pick Analysis. Michigan

Daxton Hill is one of the most versatile defenders in this 2022 NFL Mock Draft. He can play outside corner, slot corner, deep safety, or even in the box. For a team with so many needs on the defensive side of the football, bringing in dynamic players like Travon Walker and Daxton Hill can help fill multiple spots and allow the team to be flexible going forward while rounding out their roster.