The 2022 NFL draft is still in a corner, and unlike in previous years, no one can handle lightly how the first round is going to play out. There is a consensus on the overall choice of becoming No. 1, of course, you will find identical names in the first five or more exams in the dummy drafts. But there is uncertainty even in notable positions like quarterback with opportunities like Kenny Pickett, Malik Willis and Matt Correll.
With this in mind, we decided to run in each of the 32 first-round selections and suggest what each team should do in each slot: trade, trade, or stay. Some clubs are in a better position to advance for premium talent. Others can benefit more by accumulating additional assets. Here’s how we can give advice to their decision makers:
In general, we would say trade less, because even after another experienced expense, they can still use all the options available. But with 12 choices already at hand, the task here is easy: Save the best guy. It could pair Michigan boss Rusher Aiden Hutchinson with Josh Allen to give Jacksonville a formal T-line.
2. Lions: Trade down
If they really want a quarterback here (see: Malik Willis), they need to think long and hard about pulling the trigger. Otherwise, it is better to expand their collection of choices, especially with another first (No. 32) on the deck.
3. Texans: Be the same
Entertainment calls to move down do not affect, but they have already received two-thirds and two-fourths shares. Because each level requires premium skills, they sit tight and add the top tag or bass rusher, then the number. Need to find another starter in 13.
4. Jets: Trade down
A tackle (Ikem Ekwonu) or Edge Rusher (Kayvon Thibodeaux) may be worth it, but with another crack from the 10th-ranked first-rounder, they can move down and try to pick up another 2 big or two the next day. To speed up their reconstruction.
5. Giants: Trade back
Like jets, they are sure to get the best OT or Pass Rusher, but after two places, why not ask for concessions from QB-requiring teams? They need all the extra ammunition they can get because they come from a bad pay-cap situation.
This is a popular place for QB predictions, hey, if they were sold at Willis or Kenny Pickett you could do worse. However, considering that most of these QB opportunities appear to be identical in terms of risk / reward, they should make it a priority to restructure the draft capital – they will not be re-elected until the fourth round – and oscillate in QB first.
7. Giants: Be that as it may
We have the number. Must trade from 5, so here’s the primary place to protect an instant starter in a tackle or basically any defensive position. Sauce Gardner, Kyle Hamilton or Nakob Dean will make playing combinations.
Many have suggested trading is down, but after Matt Ryan and Julio Jones traded last year they already have two second and third round picks. By sitting tight, they have an excellent QB – Willis’ most attractive long-term bet – or player, offense (Garrett Wilson?) Or defense (Jermaine Johnson II?).
Armed with a pair of top runners-up after the Russell Wilson trade, they have the potential to add to Wilson’s legacy (Willis? Matt Corel?) Or grab the top 10 spot for a new left tackle or No. 1 cornerback. .
10. Jets: Stay tuned
As suggested above, they number. If they are going to go down from 4, they should go down from the White Receiver, Edge Rusher or Cornerback, making sure to get out with the first 10 talents on the first day.
Stay tuned, it would be nice to add the best defensive team on board, but after making a couple choices for the new QB Carson Vents, they should consider a drop to pile up the darts.
Here is a real case for every scene. If you think they are playoff material, why not go upstairs to protect one of the top corners? If you take a long view, why not include choices as the new administration prepares for a life beyond Kirk Cousins? Eventually, they can stay where they are, make other choices and still land a Top-Flight Edge Rusher or cover mane.
13. Texans: Stay tuned
More than most teams with multiple firsts, they need talent at every level. No. 3 and no. By selecting 13, they can add at least one Impact Starter to their lineup for 2022.
14. Crows: Trade
They can easily sit tight and roll with the best bass rusher or corner, but with two third-rounders and five fourth-rounders, they should not hesitate to play for the Chas Gardner or top-10 talent. Jermaine Johnson II.
15. Eagles: Stay tuned
It all depends on who is available, but after moving one of their three first things to 2023 in a big relocation with the Saints, they need to take a breath and secure 1 starter or long-term fixture a day or wider. Andrew Booth Jr. and Jordan Davis are two names to watch out for.
16. Saints: Trade
After swapping multiple choices with the Eagles in the first place, they can double and guarantee the ones they like, whether in the QB (Kenny Pickett? Made Corel?) Or anywhere wider or frontier.
After their blockbuster performance on Free Agency, they can not be idle, can they? An initial attack or defensive counter might fall on their lap, but they have all the reasons to be aggressive and just want to win now around Justin Herbert.
18. Eagles: Trade down
They are pushing their chips to 2023, when QB may reappear on their radar. They sit tight no. If they choose 15, they will have to deal again, this time collecting an additional 2 on the 2nd day.
19. Saints: Be that as it may
No. They may use this as part of a larger move from 16 (see above), but the best plan is to address multiple needs simultaneously, which in the first round can cope with new long-term options and leave with a wider receiver. .
The only way to secure one of the best QB opportunities is to trade, but are we sure? By being patient, Pittsburgh’s last “first-round” QB, whether it’s Corel or Willis or Desmond Ryder, will be at least one crack, without mortgaging the extra 2022 choices they have.
Do they want to compete with the bills this year? Or want to be in front of dolphins? If so, they would be just as smart as considering moving downwards – as splashing upwards would give themselves some shots in filling the holes in the corner and linebacker.
Extra first from the Davante Adams deal, they need to be as active as possible. Whether it’s Drake London or Trelon Burkes or Chris Olev, they need immediate help from Aaron Rodgers.
For the next two years, they have been approaching a free agency like 2017, giving priority to elderly / injured veterans. They are without fourth and fifth round players. In a deeper WR and Edge-Rusher class, they can drop down and add another choice or two.
They can use Instant O-Line Help, and some they can find here. Zion Johnson and Kenyon Green both make some sense as plug and play guards. A WR or Boss Rusher may even be at the table.
25. Bills: Stay tuned
In such a deep WR class, they can sit tight and wait until high quality opportunities like Jameson Williams or Johan Dodson fall into their lap. Josh Allen should be satisfied regardless.
26. Titans: Stay tuned
This is a place to look for an amazing QB selection, but it’s also worth a look at the best OTs or WRs slide. If they’re really interested in finding Ryan Danhill’s heir, do not rule out a move.
Their list has already been properly compiled for a proper playoff run. No need to force any small issues to get to the top 25 and no need to surrender to valuable future choices. Hold tight and increase the depth of the edge or front.
28. Packers: Stay tuned
Going forward, it assumes they did not compile this with the number 22. If the Packers go out on the first day with a new start-up receiver, as well as a new offensive defense or Boss Rusher, Brian Gutekunst should be greeted.
29. Leaders: Business
Kansas City is the first to move, as they have two first locations at their disposal after the Dyrek Hill deal. Leaders are in win-win mode as long as Patrick Mahomes is under center, so it makes sense to jump on other teams to add better WR.
30. Leaders: Be that as it may
Someone here would like to slip back into the first round, but the leaders have plenty of extra choices after handling Dyrek Hill. They number the WR. 29 If they can be contacted (or through Trade Up), they can add Boss Rusher or Cornerback help here.
31. Bengal: Trade down
They are still in win-now mode from the Super Bowl auction, but they should not mind adding an extra pick or two to drop some, until the subsequent first-round picks are completely unpredictable. Give points and fifth year option to someone else.
32. Lions: Stay tuned
A trade is very clever, but with a QB (Desmond Rider?) Still on board it can be said that they are really interested. It would be wise to secure a fifth year option for the signal caller.