NFL Draft 2022 – First Round Mock Draft  1.0

NFL Draft 2022 – First Round Mock Draft  1.0

 January, 2022
* Underclassmen –   Selection order with 1 regular season game to go
Pre All-Star games

All underclassmen had until Jan. 17th to declare for the NFL Draft 2022. Players have three days to rescind their decision and return to school and still retain their college eligibility.

Exact draft order to be determined at close of the postseason

NFL  Mock Draft

1st Round

  #         Team             W/L      Player                          Pos      Ht/WT               School             Class
1         Jacksonville      2-14      Aidan Hutchinson          DE       6-6/265             Michigan           Jr
2         Detroit              2-13-1   Derek Stingley               CB        6-1/195             LSU         Jr
3         Houston            4-12      Kayvon Thibodeaux       DE       6-5/260             Oregon             Jr
4         Jets                  4-12      Kyle Hamilton               S          6-4/220             Notre Dame      Jr
5         Giants               4-12      George Karlaftis         DE       6-4/275             Purdue        Jr
6         Jets (Seattle)     6-10      David Ojabo               DE       6-5/250            Michigan           RSoph
7         Carolina            5-11      Kenny Pickett             QB       6-3/220             Pittsburgh     Sr
8         Giants (Chicago) 6-10    Evan Neal                   OT        6-7/350             Alabama           Jr
9         Washington       6-10      Ikem Ekwonu              OT        6-4/320             North Carolina St Jr
10         Atlanta              7-9        DeMarvin Leal           DT        6-4/290             Texas A&M       Jr
11         Denver              7-9        Devin Lloyd            ILB       6-3/235                Utah              Sr
12         Minnesota         7-9        Matt Corral               QB       6-2/205             Mississippi       Jr
13         Cleveland          7-9        Garrett Wilson         WR       6-0/190             Ohio State        Jr
14         Phil (Miami)       8-8        Treylon Burks           WR       6-3/225            Arkansas        Jr
15         New Orleans     8-8        Kaiir Elam                 CB        6-2/195             Florida         Jr
16         Baltimore          8-8        Tyler Linderbaum        C          6-3/290             Iowa      Jr
17         Pittsburgh         8-7-1     Charles Cross         OT        6-5/310             Mississippi St   RSoph
18         Philadelphia      9-7        Jordan Davis           DT        6-6/340             Georgia        Sr
19         Miami (San Fran) 9-7     Kenyon Green               OG       6-4/325             Texas A&M       Jr
20         Las Vegas        9-7        Andrew Booth               CB        6-0/195                Clemson           Jr
21         Phil (Indianapolis) 9-7    Ahmad Gardner            CB        6-3/200            Cincinnati          Jr
22         LA Chargers      9-7        Drake London               WR       6-5/210             Southern Cal     Jr
23         Cincinnati          10-6      Nicholas Petit-Frere       OT        6-5/315          Ohio State        Jr
24         New England    10-6      Jameson Williams         WR       6-2/190           Alabama           Jr
25         Buffalo             10-6      Kenneth Walker             RB        5-11/210            Michigan State Jr
26         Tennessee        11-5      Nakobe Dean                ILB       6-0/225             Georgia            Jr
27         Arizona             11-5      Drake Jackson             OLB      6-4/250             Southern Cal     Jr
28         Dallas               11-5      Christian Harris             ILB       6-2/235                Alabama          Jr
29         Kansas City      11-5      Jermaine Johnson         DE       6-5/265             Florida State     Sr
30         Tampa Bay       12-4      Jahan Dotson               WR       5-11/185            Penn State        Sr
31         Detroit (LA Rams) 12-4  Chris Olave                   WR       6-1/190             Ohio State        Sr
32         Green Bay        13-3      Jalen Wydermyer          TE        6-5/255             Texas A&M       Jr

X – The Colts #1 pick goes to the Eagles as QB Carson Wentz participated in 75% of the Colts offensive plays this season and they made the playoffs.

Currently four teams, the Bears, 49ers, Seahawks and Rams do not have a 1st round selection.
Teams 19-32 make the playoffs if the season ended today and are playoff clubs in the draft order. The draft order for playoff teams is determined by the results through postseason play.

April 28-30 – NFL Draft 2022 – Las Vegas, Nevada.

NFL Power Poll – Bengals & Titans Clinch AFC Division Titles

NFL Power Poll – Titans Clinch AFC South Title
Draft Insiders’ – NFL Power Poll – Week 18

Bengals Clinch AFC North Title for First time in Six Years
Titans Earn AFC South Title For 2nd Year in a Row

Team of the Week 
Bengals Take AFC North Title in Chiefs Win 34-31
QB Joe Burrows outshines Patrick Mahomes to win a great shootout that may be a postseason preview.

Upset of the Week
Las Vegas Raiders (9-7) Edges Indianapolis Colts (9-7) – 23-20
Players of the Week
  Offense – QB Joe Burrow – Bengals        
  Defense – LB TJ Watt – Steelers
Rookies of Week
    Offense – WR Ja’Marr Chase – Bengals
    Defense – S Jevon Holland – Dolphins  
Game of Week 18 
   LA Chargers (9-7) at Las Vegas Raiders (9-7)
      Winner Earns Wild Card spot in playoffs.

NFL Team Power Poll
Draft Insiders’ Staff

Ranking /Record /Team

#1 – 13-3 Packers
The Packers maintain the best record in the league for bye and homefield advantage. Face Lions in their finale.

#2 – 12-4 Bucs
Bucs bounced back vs the Jets behind late dramatics by Tom Brady. Host the Panthers this Sunday.

#3 – 11-5 Chiefs
Chiefs lost a shootout vs the Bengals with their secondary toasted by Joe Burrow. Travel to Mile High for finale.

#4 – 12-4 Rams
Rams beat the Ravens behind late game heroics by QB Matthew Stafford.  Host the 49ers this Sunday hoping to clinch the NFC West and high playoff seating.

#5 – 11-5 Titans
The Titans drilled the Dolphins to clinch the AFC South title. Travel to Houston for their finale hoping to earn AFC bye with a victory.

#6 – 11-5 Cardinals
Cardinals end a three game losing streak with a big Sunday night win over the Cowboys.  It was their best performance on the season. Hosting the Seahawks this week.

#7 – 10-6 Patriots
Pats bounced the weak Jaguars to clinch a playoff berth. Travel to Miami for hoping to win the AFC East with a victory.

#8 – 11-5 Cowboys
The Cowboys came up short vs the Cardinals. Travel to Philly for Saturday night finale that will dictate both club’s playoff positions.

#9 – 10-6 Bills
Bills took care of business vs the Falcons. Host the Jets looking to repeat with an AFC East title.

#10 – 10-6 Bengals
Bengals outshot the Chiefs for an impressive late season victory. Winning the AFC North behind another strong performance by QB Joe Burrow. Travel to Cleveland looking to maintain momentum.

#11 – 9-7 Colts
The Colts lost tough thriller to the Raiders in last one. Travel to Jacksonville this Sunday and needs a victory and help to claim a Wild card berth in the AFC logjam.

#12 – 9-7 Chargers
Chargers rebound and blasted the Broncos. They face the Raiders in a must win situation for both clubs with the winner in for the playoffs.

#13 – 9-7 49ers
The 49ers beat the Texans to stay alive for the postseason. Travel to LA to face the Rams looking for victory to claim the final Wild card NFC position.

#14 – 9-7 Eagles
The Eagles claimed a Wild card spot off a victory over WFT. Host the Cowboys on Saturday night
hoping to get a favorable playoff matchup.

#15 – 8-7-1 Steelers
Steelers beat the Browns in Ben Roethlisberger’s home finale to keep their faint playoff hopes alive. Travel to Baltimore hoping to earn final Wild card spot.

#16 – 9-7 Raiders
The Raiders hung together for the stretch run and won a huge game vs the Colts. Host the Chargers Sunday night with the winner going to the Show.

#17 – 8-8 Dolphins
Dolphins were eliminated after coming up empty vs the Titans. Play out the string playing on pride with the Patriots coming to town.

#18 – 8-8 Saints
The Saints stayed alive for the postseason edging the Panthers. Travel to Atlanta for finale looking for victory to claim a Wild card berth.

#19- 8-8 Ravens
Ravens lost a close one to the Rams that put their postseason hopes as only a longshot. Host the Steelers looking to end their playoff hopes.

#20 – 7-9 Vikings
Vikings lost to arch rival the Packers Sunday night ending any playoff hopes. Host the Bears in finale with a postseason of many changes coming.

#21 – 7-9 Browns
Browns came up short again this time vs the Steelers. They were eliminated from playoffs and play out the string hosting Bengals without QB Baker Mayfield.

#22- 7-9 Broncos
The Broncos continue to lack the firepower to beat the top clubs. They fell to the Chargers last week. Host the Chiefs playing only on pride after their 5th consecutive sub .500 season.

#23 – 7-9 Falcons
Falcons come up flat vs the Bills. Host rival the Saints hoping to end their playoff hopes.

#24 – 6-10 WFT
The WFT lost to the Eagles in another close game where they come up short offensively. Play Giants in an NFC East game of disappointing clubs.

#25 – 6-10 Seahawks
Seahawks crushed the Lions. Travel to Arizona hoping to make a final statement in the NFC West.

#26 – 6-10 Bears
The Bears beat the Giants for their first two game win streak since 2020 season. Face the Vikings in their finale where both clubs expected to have major overhauls.

#27 – 5-11 Panthers
Panthers lost to the Saints. They travel to Tampa playing out the string in a season where they collapsed after a good first month.

#28 – 4-12 Texans
Texans fell to the 49ers with a weak offensive performance. Host the Titans to complete a horrible season and major changes expected prior to training camp.

#29 – 4-12 Giants
The Giants offense scored another FG in loss to Bears. Host WFT in a merciful finale of season that never got off the ground.

#30 – 4-12 Jets
Jets pushed the Bucs to the limit before falling on Tom Brady’s late heroics. Travel to Buffalo where they can impact the AFC East winner with a top performance.

#31 – 2-14 Jaguars
Jaguars were blasted by the Patriots in another mismatch. Host the Colts in a must win for them in the finale in a season where little progress was made.

#32 – 2-13-1 Lions
Lions were toasted by the Seahawks. Host the Packers looking to establish respect for next season.



NFL Draft 2022 – First Round Selection Order

NFL Draft 2022 –

– The Jaguars are ‘On the Clock’ (again)!
Jaguars, Lions, Texans, Giants & Jets Hold Current Top 5 Selections

                     Eagles Have Three #1 Selections,
            Giants & Jets Hold Two #1 Draft Choices

The Jacksonville Jaguars are ‘On the Clock’ with the first overall selection for the NFL Draft 2022. They could earn the top overall draft choice again currently off a horrible 2-14 record if they maintain this position over the Lions. Rookie head coach Urban Meyer was fired in earlier December. Their recent overall draft decisions have been weak and slow to develop. Detroit currently holds the 2nd overall selection off a poor 2-13-1 record and could still land the top overall selection if they lose and the Jaguars win in the final week. Texans, Jets and Giants complete the top five selections with 4-12 records. There is a logjam with eight clubs between 5-11 and 7-9 that will impact the top 12 overall selections.

Jets and Giants hold two #1 picks with both probable top ten selections. The Eagles hold three #1 selections with all from the middle of the round back.

First Round Selection Order – after 16 Games

#   Team                       Record             Strength/schedule

1 Jacksonville               2-14                  .522
2 Detroit                       2-13-1               .539
3 Houston                     4-12                  .496
4 NY Jets                      4-12                  .515
5 NY Giants                  4-12                  .537
6 Carolina                     5-11                  .507
7 NY Jets (Seattle)        6-10                  .518
8 NY Giants (Chicago)   6-10                  .520
9 Washington                6-10                  .533
10 Atlanta                     7-9                    .461
11 Denver                     7-9                    .478
12 Minnesota                7-9                    .513
13 Cleveland                 7-9                    .524
14 Phil (Miami)              8-8                    .467
15 New Orleans             8-8                    .515
16 Baltimore                 8-8                    .531
17 Pittsburgh                8-7-1                 .520
18 Las Vegas                9-7                    .517
19 Philadelphia             9-7                    .461
20 Phil (Indianapolis)     9-7                    .489
21 LA Chargers             9-7                    .509
22 Miami (San Fran)      9-7                    .509
23 Buffalo                     10-6                  .469
24 New England            10-6                  .474
25 Cincinnati                 10-6                  .465
26 Arizona                    11-5                  .483
27 Dallas                      11-5                  .493
28 Kansas City             11-5                  .542
29 Tampa Bay              12-4                  .474
30 Detroit (LA Rams)     12-4                  .480
31 Tennessee               11-5                  .469
32 Green Bay                13-3                  .469

X – The Colts #1 pick goes to the Eagles as QB Carson Wentz participated in 75% of the Colts offensive plays this season and they made the playoffs.

Currently four teams, the Bears, 49ers, Seahawks and Rams do not have a 1st round selection.

Teams 19-32 make the playoffs if the season ended today and are playoff clubs in the draft order. The draft order for playoff teams is determined by the results through postseason play.

April 28-30 – NFL Draft 2022 – Las Vegas, Nevada.

It’s All SEC for National Title – Alabama vs Georgia

It’s All SEC for National Title
Alabama and Georgia Impress in Semi-final Matchups

Both SEC teams won their Semi-final games to earn the CFP national championship on January 10th.

Alabama and Georgia had strong wins in last Friday’s semi-finals. Bama methodically defeated Cincinnati 27-6 in the Cotton Bowl to retain their #1 ranking entering the title game. Georgia was just as impressive drilling Michigan in the Orange Bowl 34-11.

They will meet in a rematch of the 2021 SEC title game where Bama smashed the Bulldogs perfect season with a 41-24 victory. The score does not reflect the fact that the Tide dominated from the opening kickoff and the final looks closer than the actual contest. Alabama has won seven straight against Georgia, including that overtime triumph in the CFP title game, and three SEC championship game victories, the most recent coming Dec. 4.

The 2022 title game has all the makings of a Classic close matchup despite the SEC title game lopsided game. Georgia spent most of the season as the #1 team, while Alabama ranked high though rarely dominated after midseason.

   Jan 10, 2022 – Indianapolis, In – 8 pm ESPN
CFP National title Game – Alabama (13-1) vs Georgia (13-1)