The 2022 NFL Draft is fast approaching. You can hear live coverage and analysis pick-by-pick right here on The Moose this Thursday, April 28th, beginning at 6pm. You can hear U92 the Moose at 91.7 FM on your radio dial or online at this website, or via mobile using the Alexa App, TuneIn Radio, and RadioFX.
Our Take: The Doug Pederson era begins with the biggest draft riser completing his rise and going first.
2. Detroit Lions - Aidan Hutchinson, EDGE, Michigan
Our Take: The Michigan man stays in Motown and is a perfect fit for Dan Campbell.
3. Houston Texans - Kavyon Thibodeaux, EDGE, Oregon
Our Take: Our most talented edge rusher, Houston ignores some minor off the field issues to take a swing at a big talent.
4. New York Jets - Ahmad "Sauce" Gardner, CB, Cincinnati
Our Take: Pound for pound as good a prospect as Jeff Okudah was. Perfect pick to rebuild the secondary.
5. New York Giants - Ikem Ekwonu, OT, North Carolina State
Our Take: The Giants give Daniel Jones one more shot pairing Ekwonu with former first round pick Andrew Thomas. Ekwonu presumably can and would play right tackle here.
6. Carolina Panthers - Kenny Pickett, QB, University of Pittsburgh
Our Take: Matt Rhule does what we all think he will here and takes a QB to help him win now and keep his job.
7. New York Giants (from Chicago) - Drake London, WR, USC
Our Take: NY continues to give Daniel Jones one more shot. London as a big body target fits perfectly with the less than ideally accurate Jones and a Giants receiving core that had just one pass catcher over 500 yards last season.
8. Atlanta Falcons - Derek Stingley, CB, LSU
Our Take: Big swing here by the Falcons betting on Stingley being closer to freshman Derek, rather than played-10-games-over-the-last-two-years Derek.
9. Seattle Seahawks (from Denver) - Evan Neal, OT, Alabama
Our Take: Another possible QB landing spot, but Seattle can't pass up the talent here.
10. New York Jets (from Seattle) - Garret Wilson, WR, Ohio State
Our Take: 4.38 speed speaks for itself, and the Jets should continue to load up on weapons for 2nd year QB Zach Wilson. Note: this pick could also be moved for 49ers WR Deebo Samuel.
11. Washington Commanders - Jameson Williams, WR, Alabama
Our Take: Would most likely be WR1 if not for his ACL injury. Washington looks to bet on his upside and have an elite paring of speed on the outside with him and McLaurin, assuming Williams regains his 4.3 speed.
12. Minnesota Vikings - Kyle Hamilton, S, Notre Dame
Our Take: The Vikings could create a no fly zone up north acquiring the drafts top safety to go along with Pat Pete and Harrison Smith.
13. Houston Texans (from Cleveland) - Jermaine Johnson, EDGE, Florida State
Our Take: Lovie Smith remains a defensive minded head coach building up his pass rush with this pick.
14. Baltimore Ravens - Charles Cross, OT, Mississippi State
Our Take: The best pass protecting lineman in this class. Not a perfect fit for Baltimore's run scheme but certainly someone who will protect Lamar Jackson's blind side for years to come.
15. Philadelphia Eagles - Trent McDuffie, CB, Washington
Our Take: Had he not been predominantly a zone corner in college, McDuffie could have been a single digit pick. Philly drafts at what has been a position of need for the birds for what seems like a decade.
16. New Orleans Saints (from Indianapolis via Philadelphia) - Chris Olave, WR, Ohio State
Our Take: If Jameis really is the guy, New Orleans needs more stretch the field options and find that here with the Buckeye.
17. Los Angeles Chargers - Jordan Davis, DT, Georgia
Our Take: Davis should hear his name called much much higher. LAC sprints to the podium for this selection for a player tailor made to fix their horrendous run defense.
18. Philadelphia Eagles (from New Orleans) - Treylon Burks, WR, Arkansas
Our Take: AJ Brown and Josh Gordon comparisons have come flying in the past few days for the Razorback. A great YAC wide receiver and another big target for a not so accurate QB to aim for in theory.
19. New Orleans Saints (from Philadelphia) - Bernhard Raimann, OT, Central michigan
Our Take: He's 98th percentile in broad jump and 91st for 20 yard shuffle. The Saints get a very agile, albeit smaller lineman here.
20. Pittsburgh Steelers - Malik Willis, QB, Liberty
Our Take: Steelers fans rejoice if this is the case. They aren't forced to move up to take a signal caller sooner in this scenario, but recent draft buzz pegs PIT to be the only NFL team determined to take a QB in the first round. In this scenario, they could have their pick of the litter here.
21. New England Patriots - Devin Lloyd, LB, Utah
Our Take: A very Patriots pick here, as he is the best player available on defense by far to this point and features a massive 80 inch wingspan.
22. Green Bay Packers (from Las Vegas) - Jahan Dotson, WR, Penn State
Our Take: Certainly not a Davante Adams replacement, but it's a start. The Packers yield to the interests of Mr. Discount Double check, but only because of the glaring need at the position.
23. Arizona Cardinals - Tyler Linderbaum, OG, Iowa
Our Take: Time to protect the franchise. The Cardinals have loaded up on skill too long to ignore the interior line. That gets addressed here.
24. Dallas Cowboys - Nakobe Dean, LB, Georgia
Our Take: The flexibility Dallas would have at this position with Dean and Parsons would be a coordinators dream. Dean thrives in coverage though a tad undersized at 229 pounds.
25. Buffalo Bills - Breece Hall, RB, Iowa State
Our Take: Take. Running. Backs. In. The. First. Round. This is the biggest upgrade the Bills can make to their offense with this pick. It's a no brainer.
26. Tennessee Titans - Zion Johnson, OG, Boston College
Our Take: The 3 cone and 20 yard shuffle for Johnson all indicate a talented, agile run blocker. We've got a hunch the Titans want to run the ball this year.
27. Tampa Bay Buccaneers - George Karlaftis, EDGE, Purdue
Our Take: Another example of best player available. Look for Tampa to go interior D-Line as well but Karlaftis is talented to let fall too far.
28. Green Bay Packers - Kenyon Green, OL, Texas A&M
Our Take: Green only falls this far because he projects to be a guard long term. The wingspan is absurd. While he may not be a starter right away, he can plug and play virtually anywhere on the O-Line.
29. Kansas City Chiefs (from San Francisco via Miami) - Dax Hill, S, Michigan
Our Take: Honey Badger replacement? The 4.3 speed is elite here, and so is the coverage.
30. Kansas City Chiefs - Travis Jones, DT, Connecticut
Our Take: No WR? We know it's spicy. Plenty of Wide receivers make sense for KC in the 2nd round (he who takes Christian Watson takes the best Wide out in the draft), so the Chiefs make two picks here to go to war against the ever evolving exploding offenses of their division.
31. Cincinnati Bengals - Devonte Wyatt, DT, Georgia
Our Take: We hate that it's not O-line here, but Wyatt deserves to be a first round pick. He ran a 4.77 after all at 300 pounds.
32. Detroit Lions (from LA Rams) - David Ojabo, EDGE, Michigan
Our Take: The most interesting prospect in the first round is a perfect swing for the fences move by Detroit. If healthy, he could be a top 10 pick. The Lions still get that potential here at a fraction of the cost.