NFL mock drafts 2022: Evaluate newest from Mel Kiper Jr., Todd McShay, Daniel Jeremiah & different specialists

Yes, there is a draft in here. In fact, there are several.

With the NFL cooling off from free agency before it reheats for the 2022 NFL Draft, the constant shuffling at the top of the board continues. With no sure-fire No. 1 overall pick, few analysts and experts agree on who could be the top selection, or the top five picks, or even the top 10.

With the NFL franchise tag deadline come and gone, the blockbuster trades of Deshaun Watson and Russell Wilson completed, free agency started and other prominent trades completed, the NFL Draft is the next tentpole in the offseason.

MORE NFL DRAFT: TSN experts join up for a combined mock draft

The predraft process has revealed a meteoric rise for Georgia pass-rusher Travon Walker, who is a favorite of many to land in the top 10. One mock draft even has Walker going No. 1 overall. 

Here’s how six of the latest mock drafts — from TSN’s Vinnie Iyer, ESPN’s Mel Kiper Jr. and Todd McShay, NFL Network’s Daniel Jeremiah and Charles Davis and The Athletic’s Dane Brugler — stack up:

Vinnie Iyer’s mock draft (The Sporting News)

Iyer’s latest mock draft was released April 4:

Pick Team Player Position School
1 Jacksonville Jaguars Aidan Hutchinson EDGE Michigan
2 Detroit Lions Kyle Hamilton S Notre Dame
3 Houston Texans Evan Neal OT Alabama
4 New York Jets Kayvon Thibodeaux EDGE Oregon
5 New York Giants Ikem Ekwonu OT/G NC State
6 Carolina Panthers Charles Cross OT Mississippi State
7 New York Giants (from CHI) Derek Stingley CB LSU
8 Atlanta Falcons Travon Walker DE/DT Georgia
9 Seattle Seahawks (from DEN) Malik Willis QB Liberty
10 New York Jets (from SEA) Sauce Gardner CB Cincinnati
11 Washington Commanders Chris Olave WR Ohio State
12 Minnesota Vikings Andrew Booth Jr. CB Clemson
13 Houston Texans (from CLE) Jermaine Johnson II EDGE Florida State
14 Baltimore Ravens Tyler Linderbaum C Iowa
15 Philadelphia Eagles (from MIA) Kenny Pickett QB Pittsburgh
16 New Orleans Saints (from IND via PHI) Garrett Wilson WR Ohio State
17 Los Angeles Chargers Jordan Davis DT Georgia
18 Philadelphia Eagles (from NO) Nakobe Dean LB Georgia
19 New Orleans Saints (from PHI) Trevor Penning OT Northern Iowa
20 Pittsburgh Steelers Desmond Ridder QB Cincinnati
21 New England Patriots Jameson Williams WR Alabama
22 Green Bay Packers (from LV) Drake London WR USC
23 Arizona Cardinals Devonte Wyatt DT/DE Georgia
24 Dallas Cowboys Kenyon Green G Texas A&M
25 Buffalo Bills Trent McDuffie CB Washington
26 Tennessee Titans David Ojabo EDGE Michigan
27 Tampa Bay Buccaneers George Karlaftis EDGE Purdue
28 Green Bay Packers Jahan Dotson WR Penn State
29 Kansas City Chiefs (from SF via MIA) Treylon Burks WR Arkansas
30 Kansas City Chiefs Boye Mafe EDGE Minnesota
31 Cincinnati Bengals Trey McBride TE Colorado State
32 Detroit Lions (from LAR) Devin Lloyd LB Utah

Noteworthy:

— Not one, but two: the Packers take two first-round wide receivers, USC’s Drake London and Penn State’s Jahan Dotson. The two have different skill sets that fit the Packers’ offense perfectly.

— The Eagles grab a new quarterback, courtesy of the Lincoln Highway, selecting Pitt’s Kenny Pickett with the No. 15 pick.

— The Chiefs do their best to mitigate the exit of Tyreek Hill by drafting Arkansas’ Treylon Burks with the 29th overall pick.

Mel Kiper Jr.’s mock draft (ESPN)

Kiper’s latest mock draft was released April 13:

Pick Team Player Position School
1 Jacksonville Jaguars Aidan Hutchinson DE Michigan
2 Detroit Lions Sauce Gardner CB Cincinnati
3 Houston Texans Travon Walker DE Georgia
4 New York Jets Kayvon Thibodeaux DE Oregon
5 New York Giants Ikem Ekwonu OT NC State
6 Carolina Panthers Malik Willis QB Liberty
7 New York Giants (from CHI) Jermaine Johnson II DE Florida State
8 Atlanta Falcons Garrett Wilson WR Ohio State
9 Seattle Seahawks (from DEN) Evan Neal OT Alabama
10 New York Jets (from SEA) Drake London WR USC
11 Washington Commanders Kyle Hamilton S Notre Dame
12 Minnesota Vikings Derek Stingley Jr. CB LSU
13 Houston Texans (from CLE) Charles Cross OT Mississippi State
14 Baltimore Ravens Trent McDuffie CB Washington
15 Philadelphia Eagles (from MIA) Chris Olave WR Ohio State
16 New Orleans Saints (from IND via PHI) Trevor Penning OT Northern Iowa
17 Los Angeles Chargers Jordan Davis DT Georgia
18 Philadelphia Eagles (from NO) Nakobe Dean ILB Georgia
19 New Orleans Saints (from PHI) Jameson Williams WR Alabama
20 Pittsburgh Steelers Kenny Pickett QB Pittsburgh
21 New England Patriots Devin Lloyd ILB Utah
22 Green Bay Packers (from LV) Christian Watson WR North Dakota State
23 Arizona Cardinals Treylon Burks WR Arkansas
24 Dallas Cowboys Arnold Ebiketie DE Penn State
25 Buffalo Bills Daxton Hill DB Michigan
26 Tennessee Titans Jahan Dotson WR Penn State
27 Tampa Bay Buccaneers Devonte Wyatt DT Georgia
28 Green Bay Packers Zion Johnson G/C Boston College
29 Kansas City Chiefs (from SF via MIA) Andrew Booth Jr. CB Clemson
30 Kansas City Chiefs George Karlaftis DE Purdue
31 New York Jets (from CIN) Tyler Linderbaum C Iowa
32 Detroit Lions (from LAR) Lewis Cine S Georgia

Noteworthy: 

— Patrick Mahomes doesn’t get any help outside, with the Chiefs doubling up on defenders Andrew Booth Jr. and George Karlaftis at 29 and 30.

— The Jets take an offensive lineman for the third straight year, with a catch: Kiper has a mock trade, with the Jets moving back into the first to take Tyler Linderbaum at No. 31. Surprising, because the Bengals could use OL help, too.

— The Packers draft a wide receiver to replace Davante Adams, taking North Dakota State’s Christian Watson at No. 22.

Todd McShay’s mock draft (ESPN)

McShay’s latest mock draft was released April 5:

Pick Team Player Position School
1 Jacksonville Jaguars Aidan Hutchinson DE Michigan
2 Detroit Lions Travon Walker DE Georgia
3 Houston Texans Kayvon Thibodeaux DE Oregon
4 New York Jets Garrett Wilson WR Ohio State
5 New York Giants Ikem Ekwonu OT NC State
6 Carolina Panthers Kenny Pickett QB Pittsburgh
7 New York Giants (from CHI) Kyle Hamilton S Notre Dame
8 Atlanta Falcons Drake London WR USC
9 Seattle Seahawks (from DEN) Evan Neal OT Alabama
10 New York Jets (from SEA) Sauce Gardner CB Cincinnati
11 Washington Commanders Chris Olave WR  Ohio State
12 Minnesota Vikings Derek Stingley Jr. CB LSU
13 Houston Texans (from CLE) Charles Cross OT Mississippi State
14 Baltimore Ravens Jermaine Johnson II DE Florida State
15 Philadelphia Eagles (from MIA) Trent McDuffie CB Washington
16 New Orleans Saints (from IND via PHI) Trevor Penning OT Northern Iowa
17 Kansas City Chiefs (from LAC) Jameson Williams WR Alabama
18 Philadelphia Eagles (from NO) Devin Lloyd ILB Utah
19 New Orleans Saints (from PHI) Jordan Davis DT Georgia
20 Pittsburgh Steelers Malik Willis QB Liberty
21 New England Patriots Nakobe Dean ILB Georgia
22 Green Bay Packers (from LV) Jahan Dotson WR Penn State
23 Arizona Cardinals Treylon Burks WR Arkansas
24 Dallas Cowboys George Karlaftis DE Purdue
25 Buffalo Bills Andrew Booth Jr. CB Clemson
26 Tennessee Titans Christian Watson WR North Dakota State
27 Tampa Bay Buccaneers Devonte Wyatt DT Georgia
28 Green Bay Packers Kenyon Green G Texas A&M
29 Los Angeles Chargers (from SF via MIA & KC) Zion Johnson G/C Boston College
30 Kansas City Chiefs Boye Mafe OLB Minnesota
31 Cincinnati Bengals Tyler Linderbaum C Iowa
32 Detroit Lions (from LAR) Desmond Ridder QB Cincinnati

Noteworthy: 

— McShay makes a mock trade between the division-rival Chiefs and Chargers. KC moves up to draft Alabama wide receiver Jameson Williams at 17, while LA moves down to 29th and grabs Boston College interior lineman Zion Johnson. 

— The Bengals continue to shore up their offensive line, taking center Tyler Linderbaum at No. 31. 

— At No. 32, the Lions pick the heir apparent to Jared Goff, taking Cincinnati’s Desmond Ridder at No. 32.

Mel Kiper-Todd McShay combined mock draft (ESPN)

The ESPN duo’s joint mock draft was released April 19. McShay starts off at No. 1, with the picks alternating from there:

Pick Team Player Position School
1 Jacksonville Jaguars Aidan Hutchinson DE Michigan
2 Detroit Lions Travon Walker DE Georgia
3 Houston Texans Kayvon Thibodeaux DE Oregon
4 New York Jets Sauce Gardner CB Cincinnati
5 New York Giants Ikem Ekwonu OT NC State
6 Carolina Panthers Malik Willis QB Liberty
7 New York Giants (from CHI) Jermaine Johnson II DE Florida State
8 Atlanta Falcons Garrett Wilson WR Ohio State
9 Seattle Seahawks (from DEN) Evan Neal OT Alabama
10 New York Jets (from SEA) Drake London WR USC
11 Washington Commanders Kyle Hamilton S Notre Dame
12 Minnesota Vikings Derek Stingley Jr. CB LSU
13 Houston Texans (from CLE) Charles Cross OT Mississippi State
14 Baltimore Ravens Trent McDuffie CB Washington
15 Philadelphia Eagles (from MIA) Jameson Williams WR Alabama
16 New Orleans Saints (from IND via PHI) Trevor Penning OT Northern Iowa
17 Los Angeles Chargers Jordan Davis DT Georgia
18 Philadelphia Eagles (from NO) Daxton Hill S/CB Michigan
19 New Orleans Saints (from PHI) Chris Olave WR Ohio State
20 Pittsburgh Steelers Kenny Pickett QB Pittsburgh
21 New England Patriots Nakobe Dean ILB Georgia
22 Green Bay Packers (from LV) Christian Watson WR North Dakota State
23 Arizona Cardinals Treylon Burks WR Arkansas
24 Dallas Cowboys Arnold Ebiketie DE/OLB Penn Statee
25 Buffalo Bills Andrew Booth Jr. CB Clemson
26 Tennessee Titans Zion Johnson G/C Boston College
27 Tampa Bay Buccaneers Devonte Wyatt DT Georgia
28 Green Bay Packers George Karlaftis DE Purdue
29 Kansas City Chiefs (from SF via MIA) Jahan Dotson WR Penn Statee
30 Kansas City Chiefs David Ojabo OLB Michigan
31 Cincinnati Bengals Devin Lloyd ILB Utah
32 Detroit Lions (from LAR) Desmond Ridder QB Cincinnati

Noteworthy: 

— David Ojabo injury be damned: The Michigan edge rusher is still a first-round pick, going to the Chiefs at No. 30.

— Sticking with the Chiefs, they find a potential Tyreek Hill replacement with Penn State’s Jahan Dotson at No. 29.

— Quite the rise for Michigan defensive back Daxton Hill, who goes to the Eagles at No. 18.

Daniel Jeremiah’s mock draft (NFL Network)

Jeremiah’s latest mock draft was released March 22:

Pick Team Player Position School
1 Jacksonville Jaguars Aidan Hutchinson EDGE Michigan
2 Detroit Lions Travon Walker EDGE Georgia
3 Houston Texans Kayvon Thibodeaux EDGE Oregon
4 New York Jets Sauce Gardner CB Cincinnati
5 New York Giants Ikem Ekwonu OT N.C. State
6 Carolina Panthers Evan Neal OT Alabama
7 New York Giants (from CHI) Jermaine Johnson II EDGE Florida State
8 Atlanta Falcons Garrett Wilson WR Ohio State
9 Seattle Seahawks (from DEN) Charles Cross OT Mississippi State
10 New York Jets (from SEA) Drake London WR USC
11 Washington Commanders Kyle Hamilton S Notre Dame
12 Minnesota Vikings Jordan Davis DT Georgia
13 Houston Texans (from CLE) Trent McDuffie CB Washington
14 Baltimore Ravens George Karlaftis EDGE Purdue
15 Philadelphia Eagles (from MIA) Devonte Wyatt DT Georgia
16 Philadelphia Eagles (from IND) Devin Lloyd LB Utah
17 Los Angeles Chargers Trevor Penning OT Northern Iowa
18 New Orleans Saints Kenny Pickett QB Pittsburgh
19 Philadelphia Eagles Boye Mafe EDGE Minnesota
20 Pittsburgh Steelers Derek Stingley Jr. CB LSU
21 New England Patriots Jameson Williams WR Alabama
22 Green Bay Packers (from LV) Chris Olave WR Ohio State
23 Arizona Cardinals Treylon Burks WR Arkansas
24 Dallas Cowboys Zion Johnson IOL Boston College
25 Buffalo Bills Breece Hall RB Iowa State
26 Tennessee Titans Tyler Smith OT Tulsa
27 Tampa Bay Buccaneers Travis Jones DT Connecticut
28 Green Bay Packers Jahan Dotson WR Penn State
29 Kansas Ciy Chiefs (from SF via MIA) Arnold Ebiketie EDGE Penn State
30 Kansas City Chiefs Christian Watson WR North Dakota State
31 Cincinnati Bengals Tyler Linderbaum C Iowa
32 Detroit Lions (from LAR) Nakobe Dean LB Georgia

Noteworthy:

— There can only be one: Pitt’s Kenny Pickett is the sole first-round quarterback taken in Jeremiah’s latest mock.

— The depth of the pass-rush class is evident: There are seven first-round EDGE talents taken, including 1-2-3 at the top.

— The Falcons make an immediate pick to replace Calvin Ridley, taking Ridley clone Garrett Wilson with the No. 8 pick.

Charles Davis’ mock draft (NFL Network)

Davis’ latest mock draft was released April 18:

Pick Team Player Position School
1 Jacksonville Jaguars Travon Walker DL Georgia
2 Detroit Lions Aidan Hutchinson EDGE Michigan
3 Houston Texans Evan Neal OT Alabama
4 New York Jets Sauce Gardner CB Cincinnati
5 New York Giants Ikem Ekwonu OT NC State
6 Carolina Panthers Malik Willis QB Liberty
7 New York Giants (via CHI) Kayvon Thibodeaux EDGE Oregon
8 Atlanta Falcons Jermaine Johnson II EDGE Florida State
9 Seattle Seahawks (from DEN) Derek Stingley Jr. CB LSU
10 New York Jets (from SEA) Jameson Williams WR Alabama
11 Washington Commanders Garrett Wilson WR Ohio State
12 Minnesota Vikings Trent McDuffie CB Washington
13 Houston Texans (from CLE) Kyle Hamilton S Notre Dame
14 Baltimore Ravens Tyler Linderbaum C Iowa
15 Philadelphia Eagles (from MIA) Jordan Davis DT Georgia
16 New Orleans Saints (from IND via PHI) Chris Olave WR Ohio State
17 Los Angeles Chargers Charles Cross OT Mississippi State
18 Philadelphia Eagles (from NO) Drake London WR USC
19 New Orleans Saints (from PHI) Devonte Wyatt DT Georgia
20 Pittsburgh Steelers Desmond Ridder QB Cincinnati
21 New England Patriots Andrew Booth CB Clemson
22 Green Bay Packers (from LV) Jahan Dotson WR Penn State
23 Arizona Cardinals Treylon Burks WR Arkansas
24 Dallas Cowboys Kenyon Green IOL Texas A&M
25 Buffalo Bills Kyler Gordon CB Washington
26 Tennessee Titans George Karlaftis EDGE Purdue
27 Tampa Bay Buccaneers Zion Johnson IOL Boston College
28 Green Bay Packers Trevor Penning OT Northern Iowa
29 Kansas City Chiefs (from SF via MIA) Christian Watson WR North Dakota State
30 Kansas City Chiefs Boye Mafe EDGE Minnesota
31 Cincinnati Bengals Kaiir Elam CB Florida
32 Detroit Lions (from LAR) Kenny Pickett QB Pittsburgh

Noteworthy:

— Quite the precipitous drop for Pitt’s Kenny Pickett, who falls all the way to the Lions at No. 32.

— The Buccaneers get some help up front to replace the retired Ali Marpet, drafting Zion Johnson at No. 27.

— A surprise at No. 1 overall: Travon Walker goes to the Jaguars with the top selection.

Dane Brugler’s mock draft (The Athletic)

Brugler’s latest mock draft was released April 14:

Pick Team Player Position School
1 Jacksonville Jaguars Aidan Hutchinson EDGE Michigan
2 Detroit Lions Travon Walker EDGE Georgia
3 Houston Texans Ikem Ekwonu OT/G NC State
4 New York Jets Kayvon Thibodeaux EDGE Oregon
5 New York Giants Evan Neal OT Alabama
6 Carolina Panthers Kenny Pickett QB Pittsburgh
7 New York Giants (from CHI) Sauce Gardner CB Cincinnati
8 Atlanta Falcons Malik Willis QB Liberty
9 Seattle Seahawks (from DEN) Derek Stingley Jr. CB LSU
10 New York Jets (from SEA) Garrett Wilson WR Ohio State
11 Washington Commanders Kyle Hamilton S Notre Dame
12 Minnesota Vikings Trent McDuffie CB Washington
13 Houston Texans (from CLE) Jermaine Johnson EDGE Florida State
14 Baltimore Ravens Devin Lloyd LB Utah
15 Philadelphia Eagles (from MIA) Jordan Davis DT Georgia
16 New Orleans Saints (from IND via PHI) Charles Cross OT Mississippi State
17 Los Angeles Chargers Trevor Penning OT Northern Iowa
18 Philadelphia Eagles (from NO) Drake London WR USC
19 New Orleans Saints (from PHI) Jameson Williams WR Alabama
20 Pittsburgh Steelers Desmond Ridder QB Cincinnati
21 New England Patriots Dax Hill CB/S Michigan
22 Green Bay Packers Chris Olave WR Ohio State
23 Arizona Cardinals George Karlaftis EDGE Purdue
24 Dallas Cowboys Zion Johnson G Boston College
25 Buffalo Bills Treylon Burks WR Arkansas
26 Tennessee Titans Kenyon Green G Texas A&M
27 Tampa Bay Buccaneers Devonte Wyatt DT Georgia
28 Green Bay Packers Travis Jones DT Connecticut
29 Kansas City Chiefs (from SF via MIA) Kaiir Elam CB Florida
30 Kansas City Chiefs Boye Mafe EDGE Minnesota
31 Cincinnati Bengals Tyler Linderbaum C Iowa
32 Detroit Lions (from LAR) Jahan Dotson WR Penn State

Noteworthy:

— The Chiefs have back-to-back first-round picks, and in this mock draft they focus on defense, selecting Florida’s Kaiir Eelam and Minnesota’s Boye Mafe.

— Aaron Rodgers gets his wide receiver: The Packers select Chris Olave with the No. 22 pick.

— A new era of the Legion of Boom? No drop for Derek Stingley Jr., who goes No. 9 overall to the Seahawks.

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