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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Garrett Wilson, 2022 NFL Mock Draft
2022 NFL Mock Draft, Garrett Wilson. (Photo by Mike Mulholland/Getty Images) /

WR. Ohio State. 11. player. 58. Scouting Report. Garrett Wilson. Pick Analysis

This is becoming an increasingly popular match and it does make sense. The Commanders need to give Carson Wentz the best situation to succeed and adding weapons in the passing game is a need. Not to mention that Washington likes Ohio State receivers (see Terry McLaurin and Curtis Samuel).

The issue for Washington is that beyond those two former Buckeyes, there are few reliable options to target with a pass and even Samuel isn’t great. With the way this draft is falling, the Commanders can easily grab the first wide receiver off the board at 11 and it’s looking like that will be Garrett Wilson.

Wilson has speed, catch radius and reliable hands that make him a perfect candidate to add to this offense. His route running needs some work, but with so much speed on this offense defenses will just struggle to keep up.

Sauce Gardner. 12. Scouting Report. Pick Analysis. CB. Cincinnati. player. 60

The cornerback situation for the 2022 NFL Draft might be the most confusing cornerback class we’ve had in a long time. Derek Stingley Jr. had an incredible start to his career but fell off over time. Ahmad Gardner has been consistent but maybe hasn’t faced the talent that Stingley has. It’s a tough evaluation.

The athleticism, and overall edge, leans to Gardner. For the Minnesota Vikings, they could very well be the first team to take a corner and here they go the route of the Cincinnati Bearcat.

At 6-foot-3, Gardner is a big and physical cornerback that should play well in the cold conditions of the NFC North. With Davante Adams now in Las Vegas, the toughest wide receiver Minnesota will have to face could end up being D.J. Chark in Detroit. Nevertheless, improving one of the league’s worst pass defenses from last season will be a priority with this selection.