Mocking first 48 picks with 2 Chicago Bears picks
As we get ready for the 2022 NFL draft it will be tough to project exactly what is going to happen with the Chicago Bears pick. The team has to wait through the first round and then get to the 7th pick of the second round. Fortunately, they also get a pick at 48, which will ramp up the excitement. With two picks that close, what could the top picks look like, and how could those picks fall?
2022 NFL Mock Draft
1. Jacksonville Jaguars, DL Travon Walker, Georgia
All momentum is heading this way
2. Detroit Lions, Kayon Thibodeaux, DE, Oregon
The Lions surprise many by passing on a falling Aiden Hutchinson
3. Houston Texans, Aiden Hutchinson, DE, Michigan
The Texans did not expect to see Hutchinson fall to them.
4. New York Jets, Sauce Gardner, CB, Cincinnati
The combination of length and physicality has to remind Robert Saleh of his former player Richard Sherman.
5. New York Giants, Ikem Ekwonu, OL, NC State
The top offensive lineman falling this far makes it easy for the Giants. Ekwonu having versatility makes him a fit for the Giants who have Andrew Thomas.
6. Carolina, Evan Neal, OL, Alabama
The Panthers could go quarterback here, but knowing they have Jimmy Garopolo as a backup option they can focus on arguably the top player in the draft.
7. New York Giants, Derek Stingley, CB, LSU
The Giants know the Panthers will not go cornerback which allows them to get their top pick at OL, then see Derek Stingley fall to pick seven.
8. Atlanta Falcons, Jermaine Johnson, DL, Florida State
The Falcons have to beef up their fronts to start the rebuild.
9. Seattle Seahawks, Charles Cross, OL, Miss State
Most see Johnson going in the top ten, and his run defense and toughness fits what Seattle likes to do.
10. New York Jets, Drake London, WR, USC
The way that Zach Wilson wins is darts down the field and Wilson may have the best downfield tracking ability in this draft class. It could be a great fit.
11. Washington Commanders, Garrett Wilson, WR, Ohio State
The love for the Ohio State wideouts is apparent in NFL circles and they could fly off of the board very fast. The Commanders complete an OSU Trio with Olave, Terry McLaurin, and Curtis Samuel.
12. Minnesota Vikings, Kyle Hamilton, S, Notre Dame
The Vikings get a player they deem as best available. He would fit great in the new defensive scheme.
13. Houston Texans, Trevor Penning, OL, Northern Iowa
The top offensive linemen cannot fall much farther than this, and the Texans have to love the combination they bring in that beefs up both lines.
14. Baltimore Ravens, Jordan Davis, DL, Georgia
Jordan Davis screams a Ravens player who is underrated but an impact player for 10 years or more.
15. Philadelphia Eagles Jameson Williams, WR, Alabama
The Eagles get a speed threat who probably will not fall this far in the actual draft.
16. New Orleans Saints, Chris Olave, WR, Ohio State
The Saints love their Ohio State wide outs, and now can pair one with Michael Thomas.