* Detroit Lions received from the Seattle Seahawks for No. 32
Linebackers might be the hardest position in this draft class to evaluate. It’s an undervalued position in the current NFL landscape and there are a lot of players that have showcased their talent to be at a high level. In this case, Chad Muma might have the edge to be the second off the board, and he is in this 2022 NFL Mock Draft.
Alex Anzalone will be back in Detroit, but the loss of Jalen Reeves-Maybin will be felt on the defensive side of the ball. While Chad Muma might not turn heads, his stats make it clear why Detroit could be drawn to him.
In 2021 alone, Muma tallied 142 tackles, eight tackles for loss, 1.5 sacks, three interceptions and two touchdowns. He can not only do a little bit of everything, but he can do it well. The 142 tackles are enough to create interest and the eight tackles for loss could seal the deal in convincing this Detroit front office.
At some point the Indianapolis Colts are going to need a long-term plan at quarterback. They’ve continuously gone the veteran route, shifting from one season of Philip Rivers to one season of Carson Wentz and now to Matt Ryan. Eventually a plan for the future will need to be established.
Carson Strong possesses a cannon of an arm that could be very intriguing to the Indianapolis Colts brass. He has a high football IQ and should play a similar game to that of Mac Jones. He lacks mobility due to a knee injury from high school that has lingered a bit, but the talent is clearly there. If he can sit behind Ryan and learn for a season before taking over, the Colts would be set for a lot longer than just a year with another veteran.