Final Edition with Trades!
The best player available in Day 2 is usually the first to go and Devonte Wyatt to the Jaguars is a great pick. Wyatt is an elite athlete in the interior and was a monster at Georgia during their title and shouldn't haver to wait long to get a call from Jacksonville.
Detroit needs receiver help still despite Amon-Ra St. Brown having a good season last year and getting Christian Watson at pick #34 would be a tremendous acquisition. Watson is a versatile athlete at the receiver position that make plays in all over the offense.
The New York Jets may be screaming at the their T.V. to grab a receiver hear at #35 but the potential of Logan Hall on the Jets defensive line with his ability to play both edge rusher and defensive tackle, allowing head coach Robert Saleh to have a versatile mismatch on the defensive line to pair with Quinnen Williams dominant presence in the interior.
The New York Giants let go of Jabrill Peppers this offseason and getting Jalen Pitre at pick #36 is a fit too god to be true. Pitre has honey badger characteristics with his propensity to make plays in his opponents backfield. He will perfectly fit into the Giants defense and bolster a secondary that always seems to be on their last legs by midseason.
The Houston Texans go down the road to Norman Oklahoma and grab the best defensive lineman to come out of the program in years as well as grab great value in Perrion Winfrey. Winfrey was a monster in 2021 for the Sooners and his infusion into their defensive line will bring both production and attitude to a Texans defense desperately in need of some.
Mekhi Becton future in New York is in serious jeopardy with his injuries and rumors of dissatisfaction within the organization with his work ethic and drafting his replacement in Day 2 certainly isn't out of the question which is where Nicholas Petit-Frere. Petit-Frere is a highly polished offensive tackle prospect that can come and replace Becton if he isn't ready to go.
Justin Fields needs a wide receiver to throw to in the worst way after losing Allen Robinson in free agency and George Pickens here at #39 is a great attempt to replace him. Pickens has the size, length, and athleticism to be a very good outside receiver in the NFL and certainly will help Justin Fields development in the future.
Seattle Seahawks can't go into 2022 without a drafted quarterback prospect on the roster and Sam Howell at pick #40 in the draft. Howell is a playmaker at the quarterback position who isn't afraid of taking risks on the field and taming his arm and coaching him on how to run and NFL offense should be his teams top priority.
Seattle Seahawks receive pick #46 and #192
Minnesota Vikings receive pick#41
THE FIRST TRADE OF DAY 2!!! The Minnesota Vikings need for defensive line help is huge if they wish to find themselves in the playoff hunt and grabbing one of the best available defensive tackles in the draft will certainly benefit the Vikings organization. Jones is an elite athlete in the interior that has pass rush potential and could be a monster in the middle of the line if given time.
The Indianapolis Colts need an edge rusher to pair opposite Kwity Paye on the defensive line and Cameron Thomas is one of the last decent pass rushers available in the draft and would perfectly mesh with the Colts defense. He possesses the size, technique, and athleticism to be a reliable and consistent presence off the edge.
The Atlanta Falcons continue their draft for value strategy in the 2022 NFL draft with the selection of home grown prospect Nakobe Dean. Dean is a super computer at the middle linebacker position that lead the Georgia defense to title run in 2022 and he should provide Atlanta with the commanding presence on defense they have lack for year.
Cleveland needs to address the interior of the defensive line after letting Ogunjobi get his money somewhere and DeMarvin Leal fits what Cleveland wants to do defensively. Leal is a versatile player on the defensive line that is comfortable with playing multiple positions on the line and has the physical traits and skills to make an impact on the Browns defense.
Marshall Yanda and Orlando Brown Jr. have to be replaced at some point for the Ravens as Lamar Jackson can't run forever and getting Bernhard Raimann who has the physical traits and menacing demeanor to play both guard or tackle in the NFL. He's raw technically but he fill at least one of those voids on the line.
The Seahawks have become a team that emphasizes strong cornerback play ever since Pete Carroll took over the team a decade ago and after going pass rusher at the top of the draft, they go grab the local cornerback from Washington in Kyler Gordon. Gordon has the size, length, and technical prowess to start and be productive week 1 of the 2022 NFL season.
Terry McClaurin is taking a hard stance with the organization over his potential new contract and getting him a tag team partner, or his replacement, is a top priority after going guard in Day 1 and Calvin Austin III is as dangerous a receiver as you'll find in Day 2 of the draft. Austin is an elite athlete with versatility and playmaking ability and will at the very least be a nice chess piece for the Commander offense.
Chicago receives picks #54 and #210
New England receives pick #48
THE RARE NEW ENGLAND TRADE!!!! Bill Belichick loves defensive players that can do the difficult parts of the job well and just need guidance for the rest and Leo Chenal is one of the best pass rushing linebackers in the draft and his combine performance shows a player just scratching the surface of his capabilities. Bill Belichick is the greatest coach ever and his specialty over the years has been linebackers and under his tutelage, Chenal could be a scary player anywhere on the field.
The New Orleans Saints don't know what's going on with Michael Thomas and if they want to at least shore up any worries about having enough receiver talent in New Orleans they need to grab Jameson Williams out of Alabama. Williams is one of the fastest players in the draft but unfortunately a torn ACL in the college football championship game has caused him to fall over his durability. He will give Malik Willis a great target downfield with his howitzer and keep the Saints at least competitive in teh NFC South.
The Chiefs need for talented cornerbacks has never been greater as the arms race in the AFC West became neck & neck with everyone in it and Marcus Jones out of Houston is one of the most slept on players in the draft. He's phenomenal coverage and playmaking skills and can make a huge impact on special teams as well and if he wasn't small for the position, he would be going much higher in the draft.
The Eagles need cornerback help to pair with Darius Slay and Roger McCreary is a very good outside cornerback prospect to pair with him. He's raw technically but he has tremendous physical traits at the position and his flaws as a prospect can be coached out of him.
I know the Steelers have Minkah Fitzpatrick but his contract will be up soon and no talks have started between the two parties and Terrell Edmunds is only on a one-year prove it deal currently and getting a safety to replace either in the 2022 and 2023 is a more paramount need than some might be willing to admit. Steelers go grab the local product from one of the most prestigious football programs in America at Penn State in Jaquan Brisker whose menacing style of play and versatility is reminiscent of the Steelers past success at the safety position
The Packers need to bolster the defensive line significantly after getting run over in the playoffs by the 49ers and Phidarian Mathis will certainly help their run defense up front. Mathis is a big Alabama mauler that can eat blocks and collapse the pocket on occasion and his sack numbers in 2022 give a glimpse of potential pass rush ability.
After trading back with New England, the Chicago Bears attempt to draft Khalil Mack's replacement in Arnold Ebiketie. Ebiketie is a very athletic and technically sound pass rusher that just needs to improve his instincts in the run game.
The Arizona Cardinals need a receiver after letting Christian Kirk leave in free agency and getting a player with similar skill set to him will make his absence less obvious. Skyy Moore has been dominant in college football but his small school status causes him to fall a bit and into the clutches of a very eager Arizona Cardinals offense.
Jacksonville Jaguars receive picks #65 and #193
Dallas Cowboys receive picks #65 and #70
JACKSONVILLE TRADES UP TO GRAB THE BEST OFFENSIVE PLAYER AVAILABLE!!!!! Dallas needs a tight end but they also need picks and workout a deal with Jacksonville for them to grab the top rated tight end in the draft. It's no secret that Jags head coach Doug Pederson loves tight ends to scary extent and he's had most of his success in the NFL employing at least two whenever possible on offense and Trey McBride is both great athlete at the position, the best route-runner at the position, and one of the best playmakers at the position and gives Dallas an offer they can't refuse.
Here's your running back Bills Mafia and while he isn't the top running back on the board, he brings all the skills and intangibles needed to get the most out of the position and is a much better fit than Kenneth Walker III for this offense.
Atlanta needs more receiver help after Calvin Ridley's indefinite suspension from the NFL and getting Jalen Tolbert out of South Alabama is at least a band-aid over the wound. Tolbert is one of the best route-runners available in the draft and falls because of small-school status and lack tape against top competition.
It's time to protect Aaron Rodgers and bolster the run game and the most menacing run blocker available currently is the giant man himself in the Daniel Faalele. Faalel may tip scales and weight will be an issue in the NFL but his ability to run over defenders and resist power moves by defensive lineman is among the best in the draft and they can be sure that Aaron Rogers and Aaron Jones are going to be protected.
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers missed out on a top offensive lineman in Day 1 but luckily find themselves in a position to grab Dylan Parham in Day 2 who is one of the more athletic offensive lineman in the draft and certainly fits what the Bucs want up front.
Guard may not be the highest priority for the Niners but it would be hard to pass up on Sean Rhyan out UCLA whose coming from and offense in UCLA that certainly emphasizes running the football from anywhere on the field. He fits the Niners offense to a "T" and would be a early contributor offense in his rookie year.
The Kansas City Chief's only have one running back on the roster currently in Edwards-Helaire and getting him a tag team partner, or his replacement, is a pressing need and Kenneth Walker III is steal at pick #62. Walker is a rough ryding road runner of a back that can make plays between the tackles and break loose big runs with the ball in his hands and should Kansas City the rush presence they have been trying to address for years.
The Cincinnati Bengals can't leave Day 2 without a new guard on the roster and Cole Strange is a highly intriguing prospect at #63. He's a small-school stud but his tape shows a mauler and his practices and performance in the Senior Bowl back that up and Cincinnati needs more malicious behavior in the trenches if they wish to make it back to the Super Bowl
Denver pass rusher Bradley Chubb's future is up in the air in the organization and finding a defender that can help his rush or replace him is a priority in Day 2 of the draft. Bonitto can play linebacker, another need of Denver's, as well as rush the passer off the edge and although he falls due to his build, he's a proven commodity against some of the best team in college football.