NFL draft 2022 tracker: LIVE analysis of every NFL team’s second- and third-round picks

Written by on April 29, 2022

The 2022 NFL draft resumes with 73 extra gamers set to return off the board over the course of the second and third rounds.

An eventful first round featured loads of surprises, together with a wave of trades involving each picks and established gamers. The wheeling and dealing in Las Vegas will likely proceed on Day 2 given the depth of talent that exists in this draft, to not point out an almost entirely untapped pool of quarterbacks after Pitt’s Kenny Pickett was the lone one chosen in Spherical 1.

Be certain to observe the moment evaluation right here beginning at 7 p.m. ET Friday:

FIRST-ROUND WINNERS, LOSERS:Jets, Giants flourish as Steelers stumble

10 MOST INTRIGUING DRAFT MOVES:Steelers on an island with Kenny Pickett pick

The 2022 NFL Draft logo is displayed during the first round of the 2022 NFL Draft at the NFL Draft Theater.

Who’s left on the board?

USA TODAY Sports activities’ Michael Middlehurst-Schwartz lists his finest remaining gamers going into Spherical 2. It could shock you to be taught there’s only one quarterback among his prime 10. Do not be stunned to see one other early run on defensive gamers Friday evening.

Mock 2

Going by way of mock draft withdrawal? Here’s forecast of Round 2 to tide you over till the Bucs go on the clock. Of be aware, the primary three picks of the second spherical all modified palms Thursday evening.

2022 NFL draft tracker: Second-round picks

33. Tampa Bay Buccaneers (from Jacksonville Jaguars) – DL Logan Corridor, Houston

A flexible lineman who may play base finish for the Bucs but give them a precious inside rush presence on passing downs. The 6-6, 283-pounder had six sacks and 13 tackles for losses in 2021. Even when veteran free agent Ndamukong Suh returns to Tampa, he is now 35.

34. Inexperienced Bay Packers (from Detroit Lions by way of Minnesota Vikings) – WR Christian Watson, North Dakota State

The Pack leap up so far by buying and selling each of their second-rounders (Nos. 53 and 59) to the division rival Vikes. The Packers are famend for putting gold with Spherical 2 wideouts, and Watson joins the ranks of lately departed Davante Adams, Jordy Nelson, Randall Cobb and Greg Jennings in that membership. Watson will not exchange Adams – who would? – however a 6-5, 208-pound goal with 4.36 velocity could be a harmful choice for QB Aaron Rodgers.

35. Tennessee Titans (from New York Jets) – CB Roger McCreary, Auburn

The All-SEC nook flushes out a secondary that welcomed CBs Caleb Farley and Elijah Molden in final yr’s draft. You may additionally recall that the Titans could not decelerate Bengals QB Joe Burrow within the playoffs even with the advantage of 9 sacks. The 5-111, 190-pound McCreary have 5 INTs over the previous two seasons however is not essentially a exceptional athlete for the place.

36. Jets (from New York Giants) – RB Breece Corridor, Iowa State

Gang Inexperienced continues what might be a watershed draft by arising two spots courtesy of a cope with the crosstown Giants. They add one other piece to assist second-year QB Zach Wilson, teaming Corridor with 2021 fourth-round Michael Carter, who rushed for 639 yards as a rookie. Corridor (6-1, 220) may turn into the lead choice given his 4.39 velocity may bust many video games open. He had 3,526 yards from scrimmage and 46 TDs throughout his final two seasons with the Cyclones.

37. Houston Texans – S Jalen Pitre, Baylor

A flexible DB snug protecting within the slot or roaming the field, he may greater than offset the lack of Justin Reid in free company for a protection that ranked 31st general in 2021.

38. Atlanta Falcons (from Carolina Panthers by way of Jets and Giants) – OLB/DE Arnold Ebiketie, Penn State

After transferring from Temple final season, he burst onto the scene in Glad Valley by posting 9½ sacks and 18 TFLs. He isn’t the stoutest man (6-2, 250), however his specialty – looking quarterbacks – instantly improves a staff that completed final (by far) in 2021 with 18 complete sacks.

39. Chicago Bears – CB Kyler Gordon, Washington

They make their inaugural decide of this draft by taking a stable nook, one who can play outdoors or within the slot and augments the league’s third-ranked move protection. Gordon, the most recent in a protracted line of fantastic UW DBs, most likely strikes right into a beginning position on the skin whereas current veteran signing Tavon Younger stays within the slot.

40. Seattle Seahawks (from Denver Broncos) – DE Boye Mafe, Minnesota

He had seven sacks in 2021, and his fast first step was partially quantified by the 6-4, 261-pounder’s 4.53 40 clocking on the mix. He must be match on the sting for a Seattle protection changing to a 3-Four entrance. Carlos Dunlap, the Seahawks’ prime move rusher in 2021, is a free agent.

41. Seahawks – RB Kenneth Walker III, Michigan State

Fairly apparent Seattle desires to get again to pounding the ball on the bottom, even when they do it by committee as a substitute of with a Marshawn Lynch-type. Walker (5-9, 211) joins a trio that features Chris Carson and Rashaad Penny however may shortly set up himself because the lead canine given his 4.38 velocity. In his lone seasons with the Spartans, the Wake Forest switch rushed for 1,636 yards and 18 TDs.

42. Vikings (from Washington Commanders by way of Indianapolis Colts) – CB Andrew Sales space Jr., Clemson

The Vikes, who took Georgia S Lewis Cine on the finish of Spherical 1, proceed refitting their secondary with a proficient nook who will get to be taught the ropes from veteran Patrick Peterson.

43. Giants (from Falcons) – WR Wan’Dale Robinson, Kentucky

His 104 catches for 1,334 yards in 2021 had been single-season Wildcats information. Simply 5-Eight and 178 kilos, he does have 4.Four velocity however must crack a receiving rotation that (presently) consists of Sterling Shepard, 2021 first-rounder Kadarius Toney and big-money acquisition Kenny Golladay.

44. Texans (from Cleveland Browns) – WR John Metchie III, Alabama

Houston offers up for Metchie, who, like former Tide teammate Jameson Williams, is on the comeback from a torn ACL. Metchie, who had 96 grabs for 1,142 yards and eight scores final season, will doubtless function out of the slot as soon as he is able to play and deal with the beneath routes whereas Brandin Cooks works deep.

45. Baltimore Ravens – DE/OLB David Ojabo, Michigan

Regardless of the Achilles tear he suffered at his professional day, his upside is an excessive amount of to move up. Ojabo follows Mike Macdonald, the Wolverines defensive coordinator in 2021, again to Baltimore, the place he’ll play for Jim Harbaugh’s brother, John. And a redshirt yr would doubtless profit Ojabo anyway given he made one sort out as a sophomore in 2020. A local of Nigeria who grew up in Scotland, Ojabo (6-4, 250 kilos) exploded for 11 sacks final season and can ultimately convey wanted juice to Baltimore’s move rush.

46. Lions (from Vikings) – DE Josh Paschal, Kentucky

A 3-time staff captain who can transfer up and down a line that wants extra our bodies regardless of Thursday’s acquisition of Aidan Hutchinson. Detroit’s 30 sacks had been the third-fewest within the NFL in 2021. A most cancers survivor, Paschal must be one other tradition changer for a Detroit group that seems pointed in the proper path.

47. Commanders (from Colts) – DT Phidarian Mathis, Alabama

A staff captain for the Tide who can two-gap and shut down run lanes. The 6-4, 310-pounder additionally confirmed he may get to quarterbacks in 2021, erupting for 9 sacks. He joins former ‘Bama stars Jonathan Allen and Daron Payne on the Commanders D-line.

48. Bears (from Los Angeles Chargers) – S Jaquan Brisker, Penn State

He appears like a Chicago participant, a DB who can convey the wooden. However Brisker can do greater than that, one other security who’s in a position to play deep, on the line of scrimmage or within the slot. He ought to begin Day 1 at sturdy security however thrives in protection, posting 14 profession move break-ups. This choice was obtained courtesy of the Khalil Mack commerce earlier this yr.

49. New Orleans Saints – CB Alontae Taylor, Tennessee

The Saints fortify their move protection, and Taylor may vie for a beginning job reverse Marshon Lattimore. He solely surrendered one TD move over the previous two seasons for the Vols and broke up six passes final yr. Taylor posted a 4.36 40 on the scouting mix

50. New England Patriots (from Miami Dolphins by way of Kansas Metropolis Chiefs) –

51. Philadelphia Eagles –

52. Pittsburgh Steelers –

53. Colts (from Las Vegas Raiders by way of Packers and Vikings) –

54. Chiefs (from Patriots) –

55. Arizona Cardinals –

56. Dallas Cowboys –

57. Buffalo Payments –

58. Falcons (from Titans) –

59. Vikings (from Packers) –

60. Buccaneers –

61. San Francisco 49ers –

62. Chiefs –

63. Cincinnati Bengals –

64. Broncos (from Los Angeles Rams) –

2022 NFL draft tracker: Third-round picks

65. Jaguars –

66. Vikings (from Lions) –

67. Giants –

68. Browns (from Texans) –

69. Titans (from Jets) –

70. Jaguars (from Panthers) –

71. Bears –

72. Seahawks –

73. Colts (from Commanders) –

74. Falcons –

75. Broncos –

76. Ravens –

77. Colts (from Vikings) –

78. Browns –

79. Chargers –

80. Texans (from Saints) –

81. Giants (from Dolphins) –

82. Falcons (from Colts) –

83. Eagles –

84. Steelers –

85. Patriots –

86. Raiders –

87. Cardinals –

88. Cowboys –

89. Payments –

90. Titans –

91. Buccaneers –

92. Packers –

93. 49ers –

94. Patriots (from Chiefs) –

95. Bengals –

96. Broncos (from Rams) –

x-97. Lions –

x-98. Commanders (from Saints) –

x-99. Browns –

x-100. Cardinals (from Ravens) –

x-101. Jets (from Saints by way of Eagles and Titans) –

x-102. Dolphins (from 49ers) –

x-103. Chiefs –

x-104. Rams –

x-105. 49ers –

x-compensatory choice

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Comply with USA TODAY Sports activities’ Nate Davis on Twitter @ByNateDavis.


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