2022 NFL Mock Draft: Panthers, Steelers, Lions All Take QBs In Round 1

2022 NFL Mock Draft, Aidan Hutchinson. (Photo by Michael Reaves/Getty Images)
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2022 NFL Mock Draft, Kayvon Thibodeaux
2022 NFL Mock Draft, Kayvon Thibodeaux. (Photo by Steph Chambers/Getty Images) /

4. New York Jets: Kayvon Thibodeaux, EDGE, Oregon

Kayvon Thibodeaux is someone whose draft stock has fallen ever since the season ended. It’s entirely possible that he falls out of the top five, however I still just don’t think the Jets would pass on him if the board falls this way. So, in this 2022 NFL mock draft he goes top five.

His draft stock falling recently is someone that really doesn’t make sense to me as he hasn’t done anything to cause it. He had a good, productive junior season at Oregon and then tested well at the combine. So, as far as I’m concerned he’s easily one of the best players in this draft class.

As a former highly-rated five-star recruit, Kayvon Thibodeaux has looked like a top-five pick since his high school days and that’s been apparent since he set foot in Eugene and registered 10 sacks as a freshman.

He possesses eye-popping talent, right when you flip on the tape you can easily tell why he was such a highly sought-after recruit. The ceiling for him is sky-high as he has an elite blend of speed, quickness, power, and size.

This season he further cemented his case to hear his name called very early on draft night as he pressured the quarterback consistently all of last season and defended against the run well.