Day Two 2022 NFL Mock Draft: Bucs Get Corner, Seahawks Get QB

Huskies CB Kyler Gordon. Mandatory Credit: Joe Nicholson-USA TODAY Sports
Huskies CB Kyler Gordon. Mandatory Credit: Joe Nicholson-USA TODAY Sports /

The Buccaneers land a corner, a wide receiver run begins, and quarterbacks finally come off in this day two 2022 NFL Mock Draft.

The first round of the 2022 NFL Draft was an absolute shocker. After 10 picks of chalk, the wide receiver run started in more ways than one. The Saints moved up for Chris Olave, The Lions packaged 32, 34, and 66 to move up for Jameson Williams, and the Commanders took Jahan Dotson.

Then, the real fun started. The Baltimore Ravens traded away Marquise Brown to the Cardinals for pick 23, and the Eagles traded away pick 18 and more for A.J. Brown. The Eagles have a loaded room now, and the Titans quickly replaced Brown with Treylon Burks.

Green Bay shocked their fans once again by selecting two Georgia defenders, and the Steelers shocked by selecting Kenny Pickett, proving that the Malik Willis love was smoke.

With just one quarterback off the board, and plenty of top talent still available, let’s dive in to look at how day two could go in this second-day 2022 NFL Mock Draft.

2022 NFL Mock Draft: Second Round

33. Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Kyler Gordon, CB, Washington

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have both Sean Bunting and Jamel Dean entering free agency in 2023. Kyler Gordon brings the ball skills, fluidity, sweet feet, and physicality to fit right in with that secondary.

34. Minnesota Vikings: Andrew Booth Jr., CB, Clemson

The Minnesota Vikings have tried to figure out the corner position, and they should have the long-term solution here in Andrew Booth. Booth’s unreal ball skills, elite footwork, great transitions, and disciplined eyes to be a lockdown corner.

35. Tennessee Titans: Leo Chenal, LB, Wisconsin

The Titans losing Rashaan Evans opens the door for another downhill thumper on the defense. Leo Chenal fits that perfectly.

36. New York Giants: Nakobe Dean, LB, Georgia

The Giants could fill out the front seven with linebacker, and do so here, taking advantage of Nakobe Dean’s fall into day two.

37. Houston Texans: Arnold Ebiketie, EDGE, Penn State

Edge rusher completes a good trio of picks for Houston thus far, and they secure (arguably) the best rusher left on the board in Arnold Ebiketie. Ebiketie’s twitch will provide excellent juice to the front four.

38. New York Jets: Jaquan Brisker, S, Penn State

A box safety? A deep safety? Yes, signing Jordan Whitehead helps, but Jaquan Brisker is another with the athleticism and versatility to bring immediate help to a quickly improving defense.

39. Chicago Bears: George Pickens, WR, Georgia

The Bears get a number one receiver for Justin Fields. George Pickens has WR1 upside, but just needs to build more consistency snap-to-snap.

40. Seattle Seahawks: Malik Willis, QB, Liberty

Finally, a quarterback off the board in this 2022 NFL Mock Draft. Malik Willis was thought to be the Steelers selection, and he falls all the way to 40 for Seattle. The Seahawks get to build around a potential franchise quarterback.

41. Seattle Seahawks: David Ojabo, EDGE, Michigan

With Cross and Willis, Seattle goes to the other side of the ball, getting a potentially elite pass rusher in David Ojabo. It’ll take time for him to get back on the field, but once he does, he’ll make an impact for a team in a longer rebuild.

42. Indianapolis Colts: Christian Watson, WR, North Dakota State

Christian Watson feels like such a Chris Ballard guy, and he is an instant number two next to Michael Pittman Jr. Watson’s deep speed and ability after the catch will gel well with Pittman’s chain-moving ability.

43. Atlanta Falcons: Desmond Ridder, QB, Cincinnati

The Atlanta Falcons would’ve probably been jumping at the possibility to move up for a quarterback, but they stick and select Desmond Ridder, who has the athleticism and post-snap processing to hit a fairly high ceiling.

44. Cleveland Browns: Travis Jones, DL, Connecticut

The Browns have pretty specific guardrails, and Travis Jones narrowly scrapes by. His ability to take on multiple blockers at the point of attack will free up Myles Garrett and others on the line.

45. Baltimore Ravens: Boye Mafe, EDGE, Minnesota

The Ravens find value yet again, getting an edge rusher to pair with Odafe Oweh. Boye Mafe is improving with his ability at contact and has the first step and burst to win around the arc.

46. Detroit Lions: Christian Harris, LB, Alabama

The Lions need help at linebacker, and Christian Harris is the type that hits hard, runs and chases well in the open field, and provides help in coverage.

47. Washington Commanders: Jalen Pitre, S, Baylor

The Commanders got their receiver, and now they add to the safety room with a player who dominates in the slot in Jalen Pitre. The nickel star has potential to move back on the roof.

48. Chicago Bears: Bernhard Raimann, OT, Central Michigan

The Bears need offensive line help, and this value is very good here. Bernhard Raimann has the athleticism and traits to succeed at one of the tackle spots in Chicago.

49. New Orleans Saints: Matt Corral, QB, Mississippi

The Saints grab the latest quarterback in this 2022 NFL Mock Draft, getting an mobile quarterback in Matt Corral gives them the heir apparent to Jameis Winston.

50. Kansas City Chiefs: Skyy Moore, WR, Western Michigan

There was speculation that the Chiefs would select Skyy Moore in the first round and they get him here in the second round of this day two 2022 NFL Mock Draft. Speed, releases, and reliable hands give them another chain-mover.

51. Philadelphia Eagles: Roger McCreary, CB, Auburn

The Eagles need secondary help, and while Roger McCreary has short arms, his technique in press is extremely good and he’s dominant in man coverage.

52. Pittsburgh Steelers: Logan Hall, DL, Houston

The Steelers love to get creative with versatile defensive linemen, and Logan Hall brings explosion and power on the interior and on the edge.

53. Green Bay Packers: Alec Pierce, WR, Cincinnati

The Packers finally get a receiver in this 2022 NFL Mock Draft to calm the firestorm from last night. Alec Pierce can stretch the field, dominate the catch point, and thrive on a vertical plane.

54. New England Patriots: John Metchie III, WR, Alabama

Pairing up quarterbacks and receivers continues to be a thing, and John Metchie III rejoins with Mac Jones in New England.

55. Arizona Cardinals: Drake Jackson, EDGE, USC

After getting Marquise Brown, the Cardinals turn to the defensive side of the ball and get an edge rusher with good speed, bend, and potential in Drake Jackson.

56. Dallas Cowboys: Perrion Winfrey, DL, Oklahoma

The Dallas Cowboys could beef up the defensive line, and they’d get another pass rushing defensive tackle in Perrion Winfrey to terrorize quarterbacks in the NFC East.

57. Buffalo Bills: Breece Hall, RB, Iowa State

There was a rumor that the Bills could be the team to go running back in round one, and they get their guy in Breece Hall in round two.

58. Atlanta Falcons: Nik Bonitto, EDGE, Oklahoma

The Falcons got Drake London and now Ridder, and it’s finally time to get help on the edge. Nik Bonitto has the chops as a rusher to provide production right away as a rookie.

59. Green Bay Packers: Sean Rhyan, OL, UCLA

The double down at receiver feels imminent from the outside, but the Packers get an offensive lineman with guard and tackle versatility in Sean Rhyan.

60. Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Trey McBride, TE, Colorado State

The Buccaneers might not have Rob Gronkowski for a full season, and they lost O.J. Howard. Trey McBride can play inline and has the play speed to get up the seam in a hurry. Plus, Tom Brady will like the reliable hands he has.

61. San Francisco 49ers: Cam Taylor-Britt, CB, Nebraska

The 49ers did add Charvarius Ward, but they need more in the secondary. Cam Taylor-Britt has great ball skills and instincts to contribute on the perimeter.

62. Kansas City Chiefs: Josh Paschal, DL, Kentucky

The Kansas City Chiefs further add to the defensive line, getting a hybrid player with great power and explosiveness in Josh Paschal.

63. Cincinnati Bengals: Coby Bryant, CB, Cincinnati

The Bengals beef up the secondary even further in round two of this 2022 NFL Mock Draft, getting a patient, technical corner in Coby Bryant.

64. Denver Broncos: Marcus Jones, CB, Houston

The Broncos are very much in BPA mode here at 64 in this 2022 NFL Mock Draft, and they get a corner who plays with so much fire, toughness, and physicality. Not to mention, his ball skills are great.

2022 NFL Mock Draft: 3rd Round

65. Jaguars: Jeremy Ruckert, TE, Ohio State

66. Vikings: Zach Tom, OL, Wake Forest

67. Giants: Jamaree Salyer, OL, Georgia

68. Texans: Kenneth Walker III, RB, Michigan State

69. Titans: Darian Kinnard, OL, Kentucky

70. Jaguars: Daniel Faalele, OT, Minnesota

71. Bears: DeMarvin Leal, DL, Texas A&M

72. Seahawks: Nick Cross, S, Maryland

73. Colts: Tariq Woolen, CB, UTSA

74. Falcons: Dylan Parham, OL, Memphis

75. Broncos: Troy Andersen, LB, Montana State 

76. Ravens: Calvin Austin III, WR, Memphis

77. Vikings: Matthew Butler, DL, Tennessee

78. Browns: Khalil Shakir, WR, Boise State

79. Chargers: Max Mitchell, OT, Louisiana

80. Texans: Phidarian Mathis, DT, Alabama

81. Giants: Greg Dulcich, TE, UCLA

82. Falcons: Isaiah Spiller, RB, Texas A&M

83. Eagles: Kerby Joseph, S, Illinois

84. Steelers: Jalen Tolbert, WR, South Alabama

85. Patriots: Chad Muma, LB, Wyoming

86. Raiders: Luke Goedeke, OL, Central Michigan

87. Cardinals: Abraham Lucas, OT, Washington State

88. Cowboys: David Bell, WR, Purdue

89. Bills: Cameron Thomas, DL, San Diego State

90. Titans: Jelani Woods, TE, Virginia

91. Buccaneers: Lecitus Smith, OL, Virginia Tech

92. Packers: Alex Wright, EDGE, UAB

93. 49ers: Tyquan Thornton, WR, Baylor

94. Patriots: Bryan Cook, S, Cincinnati

95. Bengals: Charlie Kolar, TE, Iowa State

96. Broncos: Kingsley Enagbare, EDGE, South Carolina

97. Lions: Sam Howell, QB, North Carolina

98. Commanders: Joshua Ezeudu, OL, North Carolina

99. Browns: Zyon McCollum, CB, Sam Houston State

100. Cardinals: Rasheed Walker, OT, Penn State

101. Jets: Dameon Pierce, RB, Florida

102. Dolphins: Cam Jurgens, OL, Nebraska

103. Chiefs: Jalyn Armour-Davis, CB, Alabama

104. Rams: Pierre Strong Jr., RB, South Dakota State

105. 49ers: Kellen Diesch, OL, Arizona State