The Baltimore Ravens decide not to make a trade and they only turn in their pick for the 14th overall pick.
13. Jordan Davis, Defensive Tackle, Georgia
The Philadelphia Eagles have been traded to choose… Georgia defensive lineman Jordan Davis. A solid player, doesn’t feel like you go out of your way to trade, though.
Why are they playing “Sweet Caroline”? That’s our thing here in Boston. And even we hate it.
Ok, so now everyone has decided to get into the trades. The Philadelphia Eagles move to 13th place, previously owned by both the Houston Texans and Cleveland Browns.
This is definitely going to be one of the second best moves of this first round.
profile: Jameson Williams, wide receiver, Alabama. Williams suffered a torn ACL in the national championship game, something that knocked her off some team’s boards. Still, the high school track star can also serve as a kick returner (he returned two for touchdowns his last year for Crimson Tide).
12. Jameson Williams, Wide Receiver, Alabama
The Detroit Lions select Alabama wide receiver Jameson Williams after his trade with Minnesota (details below).
The Lions are not completed today, dropping to number 12 after a trade with the Minnesota Vikings.
We have details about the business: The Saints really, really wanted Olev.
11. Chris Olev, Wide Receiver, Ohio State
After the world’s longest Amazon Prime promo, the Saints have finally announced their selections. With the eleventh pick, the New Orleans Saints select Ohio State wide receiver Chris Olev, which officially ends my streak of players I wrote about getting picked in advance.
Well, apparently they decided to trade down the eleventh pick, so instead, the New Orleans Saints are on the clock.
No details yet.
I don’t want to worry about anyone, but I think the Jets just made two good picks? normal world.
And now the Washington Commanders (which I think should remain the Washington football team) have a decision to make with the eleventh pick.
profile: Garrett Wilson, wide receiver, Ohio State. In three seasons at Ohio State, Wilson made 23 career touchdowns. In 2020 he received four straight games of 100 yards – the only other Buck has ever done so. Probably the best offensive player in this year’s draft, at least as a scoring threat. He has a few drops and isn’t a sophisticated blocker, but you can work with him as an NFL teammate.
10. Garrett Wilson, wide receiver, Ohio State
The Jets go with Wilson with the number 10 pick, which basically means Wilson and London will always be compared to each other.
And, no, you’re not caught in a time warp, the Jets are picking up on No. 10 here again, a pick they got from the Seattle Seahawks.
paging o henry
profile: Charles Cross, Offensive Tackle, Mississippi State. Cross was “likely very early” my draft candidate, but number nine feels about right. Cross’s name begins with 22, but he has all the physical gifts that trainers get for imagining what he can do, as opposed to what he has done. In his defence, he did not miss a quarterback hit during the 12 matches he played last season.
9. Charles Cross, Offensive Tackle, Mississippi State
Well, the curious Drake of the Seahawks Falcons will jump on the London pick and tackle Charles Cross.
The Seattle Seahawks, who received this draft pick from the Denver Broncos in the Russell Wilson trade, made their pick at number nine.
The Seattle Seahawks are now on the clock with a ninth pick, which means I managed to pre-write some of the first eight picks in the 2022 NFL Draft. This is my own personal Super Bowl championship.
profile: Drake London, wide receiver, USC. In a first-round orbit that’s not supposed to have a lot of fantasy stars, Drake London has it all down to his name. He’s not very fast, but London has the number of 6ft 4in that has bumped up his draft stock these past few weeks: his 88 catches and 1,084 receiving yards last year exceeded Garrett Wilson and Chris Olev, who make up their main competition at the receiver. Here.
8. Drake London, Wide Receiver, USC
Oh, there’s a leftfield pick. Atlanta Falcons pick USC wide receiver Drake London. I would have thought Garrett Wilson would be up on his board as receivers.
The Atlanta Falcons are on the clock with the eighth overall pick. I’m going to guess that the state of Mississippi will deal with Charles Cross here.
profile: Evan Neal, Offensive Tackle, Alabama. Neil gives you versatility: He has started with right and left tackles for a total of 40 games. It’s a very pressing experience, especially considering that playing for Alabama often feels like it could be counted as the NFL’s minor league. Neil has both size and speed and seems to fit in just about anywhere.
7. Evan Neal, Offensive Tackle, Alabama
The Giants are back on the clock and they quickly snatched other great tackles on the board with a seventh pick in Ivan Neal.
Random note: The broadcast gave us our first look backstage at where Pittsburgh quarterback Kenny Pickett is preparing for a long night out. His girlfriend spent the entire time scrolling through her phone to the camera asking, “How long are we going to be stuck here?” Look at his face.
This is the kind of reality show stuff that I love about the NFL Draft broadcast.
profile: Ikem Ekwonu, Offensive Tackle, State of North Carolina. It appears to be a coin flip between Ekwonu and Ivan Neal as far as the best offensive tackle in the bunch. It looks like last season’s NFL playoffs highlighted the importance of keeping one’s quarterback straight, so expect plenty of teams to take advantage of this unsexy draft by taking steps to bolster their draft O-line. A unanimous All-American who ended his college career as the best blocker in the ACC, nothing could be worse than breaking Ekmonu.
6. Ikem Ekwonu, Offensive Tackle, State of North Carolina
The Carolina Panthers actually take on the first offensive player in the 2022 draft by selecting Ikem Ekwonu, who tackles North Carolina State. The Panthers were definitely a team that was in dire need of some offensive-line assist and they have got the best player available for those purposes.
It’s five straight picks without selecting an offensive player, which is basically the story of this first round in a nutshell. Let’s see if the Carolina Panthers change that trend with a sixth pick.
profile: Kayvan Thibodaux, Edge Rasher, Oregon. Concerns about an early departure from the Alliance, along with the fact that he missed some of the previous season, caused him to drop several fake drafts. Still, Thibodaux is one of the most talented defensive players in the draft and had the talent to be first overall: the ceilings are too high here.