With 32 picks in the books, our focus now shifts to Friday night and Day 2 of the 2022 NFL Draft, with most eyes on the quarterbacks.
Pitt’s Kenny Pickett was the only quarterback drafted in the first round, leaving several passing prospects searching for a home in Rounds 2 and 3. For the first time since 2007, there is a good chance we have more quarterbacks drafted in the second round than the first round.
33. Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Logan Hall, DL, Houston
An ascending player, Hall gives Tampa inside-outside versatility on the defensive line.
34. Minnesota Vikings: Kyler Gordon, BC, Washington
After adding Lewis Cine in the first round, the Vikings continue reshaping their secondary with Gordon.
35. Tennessee Titans: Desmond Ridder, QB, Cincinnati
Ridder is an athletic passer who can be groomed behind Ryan Tannehill (the Mike Vrabel-Luke Fickell connection doesn’t hurt).
36. New York Giants: Nakobe Dean, LB, Georgia
The Giants added a pair of cornerstone players in the first round and could add a third with Dean.
37. Houston Texans: Breece Hall, RB, Iowa State
The Texans have shown considerable interest in Hall as the potential feature back of the offense.
38. New York Jets: Jalen Pitre, S, Baylor
The Jets already upgraded the secondary with Sauce Gardner and might be looking to add a safety on Day 2.
39. Chicago Bears: George Pickens, WR, Georgia
Despite a few red flags, Pickens has the traits to develop into Justin Fields’ WR1.
40. Seattle Seahawks: Malik Willis, QB, Liberty
Seattle is in good position to land a quarterback with one of these next two picks, and Willis is still on the board.
41. Seattle Seahawks: Arnold Ebiketie, Edge, Penn State
Ebiketie has twitch and length that will appeal to the Seahawks’ decision-makers.
42. Indianapolis Colts: Skyy Moore, WR, Western Michigan
One of my favorite fits on Day 2 would be teaming Moore with Michael Pittman in Indianapolis.
43. Atlanta Falcons: Matt Corral, QB, Ole Miss
It will be interesting to see if the value of one of these quarterbacks is too great for the Falcons to pass on.
44. Cleveland Browns: Drake Jackson, Edge, USC
A young player with disruptive rush traits, Jackson checks a lot of boxes with the Browns.
45. Baltimore Ravens: Travis Jones, DT, Connecticut
After missing out on Jordan Davis in the first, the Ravens land a powerful, explosive interior presence with Jones.
46. Detroit Lions: Andrew Booth Jr., CB, Clemson
Injury concerns dropped Booth this far, but the Lions stop his slide.
47. Washington Commanders: Sam Howell, QB, North Carolina
Washington is ready to ride the Carson Wentz roller coaster, but Howell gives the organization a long-term plan.
48. Chicago Bears: Perrion Winfrey, DT, Oklahoma
Winfrey gives the Bears the interior disruption they have been searching for this offseason.
49. New Orleans Saints: Jaquan Brisker, S, Penn State
Brisker would be the finishing touch as the Saints revamp their safety depth chart.
50. Kansas City Chiefs: David Ojabo, Edge, Michigan
The Chiefs already drafted George Karlaftis in the first round, but the value with Ojabo, who will need a redshirt year as a rookie, is too good to pass up.
51. Philadelphia Eagles: Christian Harris, LB, Alabama
An above-average athlete, Harris has speed and coverage ability that will appeal to the Eagles.
52. Pittsburgh Steelers: Bernhard Raimann, OT/G, Central Michigan
The Steelers got their quarterback, and now they must protect him by adding more pieces on the offensive line.
53. Green Bay Packers: Boye Mafe, Edge, Minnesota
Three picks, three front-seven defenders for the Packers, which is very on-brand.
54. New England Patriots: Leo Chenal, LB, Wisconsin
With his size and competitive profile, Chenal is an ideal fit with what the Patriots traditionally covet at linebacker.
55. Arizona Cardinals: Roger McCreary, BC, Auburn
McCreary might lack ideal length, but he can play inside or outside, which is what the Cardinals need at the position.
56. Dallas Cowboys: Sam Williams, Edge, Ole Miss
Like with Tyler Smith in the first round, some might consider this a reach, but Dallas will stick to its draft board.
57. Buffalo Bills: Kenneth Walker III, RB, Michigan State
The Bills passed on the temptation to draft a running back in the first round and still land one of the best this draft has to offer.
58. Atlanta Falcons: Troy Andersen, LB, Montana State
Andersen is a special athlete and the type of building block the Falcons should be targeting for their rebuild.
59. Green Bay Packers: Christian Watson, WR, North Dakota State
After going defense, defense, defense with their first three picks, the Packers finally land a toolsy pass-catcher.
60. Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Trey McBride, TE, Colorado State
Regardless if Rob Gronkowski plans to return, McBride would give Tampa and Tom Brady another weapon in the passing game.
61. San Francisco 49ers: Cam Jurgens, OG/C, Nebraska
With his athletic profile and tenacity, Jurgens is a promising center prospect ideal for the Niners’ scheme.
62. Kansas City Chiefs: John Metchie, WR, Alabama
The Chiefs have gone defense-heavy so far, but Metchie is a dependent receiver who will form a quick connection with Patrick Mahomes.
63. Cincinnati Bengals: Josh Paschal, DL, Kentucky
The Bengals will be looking to upgrade the defensive line at some point in the draft, and Paschal offers inside-outside versatility.
64. Denver Broncos: Chad Muma, LB, Wyoming
With his blend of smarts and speed, Muma is an active tackling machine who will see the field very early as a rookie.
65. Jacksonville Jaguars: Cam Taylor-Britt, BC, Nebraska
66. Minnesota Vikings: Nik Bonitto, Edge, Oklahoma
67. New York Giants: Dylan Parham, OG/C, Memphis
68. Houston Texans: Nicholas Petit-Frere, OT, Ohio State
69. Tennessee Titans: Jamaree Salyer, OG, Georgia
70. Jacksonville Jaguars: Luke Goedeke, OG/C, Central Michigan
71. Chicago Bears: Darian Kinnard, OT/G, Kentucky
72. Seattle Seahawks: Tariq Woolen, BC, UTSA
73. Indianapolis Colts: Zyon McCollum, CB, Sam Houston State
74. Atlanta Falcons: Cameron Thomas, DL, San Diego State
75. Denver Broncos: Greg Dulcich, TE, UCLA
76. Baltimore Ravens: Daniel Faalele, OT, Minnesota
77. Minnesota Vikings: Jalen Tolbert, WR, South Alabama
78. Cleveland Browns: Alec Pierce, WR, Cincinnati
79. Los Angeles Chargers: Abraham Lucas, OT, Washington State
80. Houston Texans: Nick Cross, S, Maryland
81. New York Giants: Joshua Williams, BC, Fayetteville State
82. Atlanta Falcons: Isaiah Spiller, RB, Texas A&M
83. Philadelphia Eagles: Kingsley Enagbare, Edge, South Carolina
84. Pittsburgh Steelers: Phidarian Mathis, DT, Alabama
85. New England Patriots: Damarri Mathis, BC, Pittsburgh
86. Las Vegas Raiders: Coby Bryant, BC, Cincinnati
87. Arizona Cardinals: DeAngelo Malone, Edge, Western Kentucky
88. Dallas Cowboys: Jeremy Ruckert, TE, Ohio State
89. Buffalo Bills: Calvin Austin III, WR, Memphis
90. Tennessee Titans: Myjai Sanders, Edge, Cincinnati
91. Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Luke Fortner, OG/C, Kentucky
92. Green Bay Packers: Joshua Ezeudu, OT/G, North Carolina
93. San Francisco 49ers: DeMarvin Leal, DT, Texas A&M
94. New England Patriots: Khalil Shakir, WR, Boise State
95. Cincinnati Bengals: Jelani Woods, TE, Oklahoma State
96. Denver Broncos: Akayleb Evans, BC, Mo.
97. Detroit Lions: Channing Tindall, LB, Georgia
98. Washington Commanders: Brian Asamoah, LB, Oklahoma
99. Cleveland Browns: Alex Wright, Edge, UAB
100. Arizona Cardinals: Sean Rhyan, OG, UCLA
101. New York Jets: Rasheed Walker, OT, Penn State
102. Miami Dolphins: Amare Barno, Edge, Virginia Tech
103. Kansas City Chiefs: Charlie Kolar, TE, Iowa State
104. Los Angeles Chargers: Danny Gray, WR, SMU
105. San Francisco 49ers: David Bell, WR, Purdue
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