Jack Follman’s Post-Combine First-Round NFL Mock Draft

Projecting how the Pac-12 prospects in the First Round of 2022 NFL Draft will line up

Posted on March 10, 2022

  By Jack Follman, SportsPac12

After three months of postseason NFL mock Draft stagnation, the NFL Combine has passed and draft stock is rising and falling for prospects.

It’s becoming clearer which players teams are targeting, and we’ve seen some shifting with Pac-12 prospects as they leave Indianapolis.

Here’s how I think the Pac-12 prospects in the First Round of 2022 Draft will line up as of today.

First-Round 2022 NFL Mock Draft

1. Jacksonville Evan Neal, Tackle, Alabama

2. Detroit – Aidan Hutchinson, Defensive End, Michigan

3. Houston Ikem Ekwonu, Tackle, NC State

4. Jets Travon Walker, Defensive End, Georgia

5. Giants – Charles Cross, Tackle, Mississippi State

6. Carolina – Kenny Pickett, Quarterback, Pitt

Kayvon Thibodeaux | University of Oregon Athletics

7. Giants – Kayvon Thibodeaux, Defensive End, Oregon

Thibodeaux certainly has been hyped and talked about a ton for a defensive lineman who didn’t end up playing a ton of games in his career because of COVID and injury.

His stock has faded since the end of the season as I think more people have watched his tape and he’s starting to settle where I’ve had him for a long time—a very good player with very good measurables who should get talent somewhere between 5 and 15.

I don’t see him getting past both of the New York teams who have two picks in the Top 10, and both could use a pass rusher.

8. Atlanta – Malik Willis, Quarterback, Liberty

9. Seattle – Matt Corral, Quarterback, Ole Miss

10. Jets – Kyle Hamilton, Safety, Notre Dame

11. Washington – Garrett Wilson, Wide Receiver, Ohio State

12. Minnesota – Ahmad Gardner, Cornerback, Cincinnati

13. Cleveland – Jordan Davis, Defensive Tackle, Georgia

Utah’s Devin Lloyd | Chris Gardner/Getty Images

14. Baltimore – Devin Lloyd, Linebacker, Utah

I love Lloyd and am glad to see he’s getting the NFL attention he should. He’s easily the best linebacker in the draft in my opinion, and the first team in the 6-20 range who needs one, like the Ravens, will scoop him up.

15. Philadelphia – Jermaine Johnson, Defensive End, Florida State

16. Philadelphia – Chris Olave, Wide Receiver, Ohio State

17. Chargers – Nakobe Dean, Linebacker, Georgia

USC’s Drake London | Brian Rothmuller/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

18. New Orleans – Drake London, Wide Receiver, USC

The rangy USC receiver’s stock surged going into the Combine as more people watched his film.

He’s dipped slightly since then I think because of how fast the Ohio State receivers ran and him running a tiny bit slow. Still think he’s easily the number three receiver in the draft.

19. Philadelphia – Derek Stingley Jr., Cornerback, LSU

20. Pittsburgh – Desmond Ridder, Quarterback, Cincinnati

21. New England – Andrew Booth Jr., Cornerback, Clemson

22. Las Vegas – Trevor Penning, Tackle, Northern Iowa

23. Arizona – David Ojabo, Defensive End, Michigan

24. Dallas – George Karlaftis, Defensive End, Purdue

25. Buffalo – Zion Johnson, Guard, Boston College

26. Tennessee – Tyler Linderbaum, Center, Iowa

27. Tampa Bay – Sam Howell, Quarterback, North Carolina

28. Green Bay – Treylon Burks, Wide Receiver, Arkansas

29. Miami – Kenyon Green, Guard, Texas A&M

Trent McDuffie | University of Washington Athletics

30. Kansas City – Trent McDuffie, Cornerback, Washington

He’s a little small and that dinged his draft stock, knocking him out of contention of the first couple CB spots in this draft.

Teams at the back of the first round need corners and one of them will get a good deal in a fast and polished DB.

31. Cincinnati – Bernhard Raimann, Tackle, Central Michigan

32. Detroit – DeVante Wyatt, Defensive Tackle, Georgia

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