2022 NFL Mock Draft: 3 QBs, 2 Trades Inside Top 10 In 2-Round Mock

2022 NFL Mock Draft, Desmond Ridder #9 of the Cincinnati Bearcats (Photo by Ron Jenkins/Getty Images)
2022 NFL Mock Draft, Desmond Ridder #9 of the Cincinnati Bearcats (Photo by Ron Jenkins/Getty Images) /
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Drake Jackson, 2022 NFL Mock Draft
2022 NFL Mock Draft, Drake Jackson.(Photo by Dustin Bradford/Getty Images) /

* Detroit Lions received from the New Orleans Saints for No. 2

North Dakota State. Christian Watson. player. 50. WR. 49. Scouting Report. Pick Analysis

The offensive firepower of the Detroit Lions needs some work, although it isn’t awful. D’Andre Swift had a solid season and Amon-Ra St. Brown showed promise. T.J. Hockenson is still good when healthy and who knows what the combination of D.J. Chark and Josh Reynolds can provide in a full season. However, you can’t have too many weapons.

Standing 6-foot-4, Christian Watson would bring more size to this wide receiver room that already added Chark this offseason at the same height. Watson can pair that size with explosiveness as well. Where he will need to improve is timing his jumps and changing direction, but the pure talent of Watson is worth the look.

Pick Analysis. 50. player. Scouting Report. EDGE. USC. Drake Jackson. 124

The Kansas City Chiefs have done a good job of maintaining a pass rush over the last few seasons. Whether it was Dee Ford, Frank Clark or someone else, there has consistently been an edge presence. However, Clark is supposed to see a massive increase in salary after this season. For a team that just moved Tyreek Hill for cap issues, perhaps the Chiefs will hedge their bets and make a move for a successor at the position now.

Coming out of USC, Drake Jackson has been consistent but not otherworldly. In a deep class, that has caused him to shuffle down boards a bit. However, he still was able to tally 25 tackles for loss and 12.5 sacks over 27 career games at USC. This seems like the typical bargain second-round pick and one that Andy Reid will be sure to find.