17. Los Angeles Chargers: Jameson Williams, WR, Alabama
With Mike Williams and Keenan Allen on the roster, wide receiver obviously doesn’t jump out as a need for the Chargers. However, adding a deep-threat like Williams to this offense could just be too tempting to pass up, especially with four offensive tackles already off the board in this 2022 NFL mock draft.
Not only is Williams just a really good receiver, but he would round out the receiving core perfectly. Keenan Allen is the elite route runner who can win consistently on short and intermediate routes, and Mike Williams is the big-bodied receiver who can win jump balls, and Williams would provide a deep threat who can really stretch the defense.
This year at Alabama Williams looked like perhaps the best receiver in college football as he has game breaking speed and can win on routes at every level of the field. In 15 games he recorded 78 receptions for 1,561 yards and 15 touchdowns.
Unfortunately, Williams tore his ACL in the national championship game. This does hurt his draft stock a little bit, but I still don’t think he’ll have to wait very long to hear his name called on draft night.
18. Philadelphia Eagles: Devonte Wyatt, DL, Georgia
The Eagles did rework Fletcher Cox’s contract to bring him back for next season, but he’s 31 and will be a free agent next season. Devonte Wyatt could be the long-term replacement for him and could step in and be a part of the defensive line rotation.
Devonte Wyatt becomes the third Georgia defensive lineman to come off the board in this 2022 NFL mock draft. You could make a compelling case that Wyatt was the most productive out of any of the three of them.
Wyatt was the second-highest graded interior defender in the FBS last season with a grade of 89.8 as he was productive as a run stopper and a pass rusher.
He certainly has all that it takes to be productive in the NFL as well. He’s got an excellent first step, good quickness, and he can win with his hands.