2022 NFL Draft: Final Two Round Mock Draft From The College Perspective

2022 NFL Draft: Final two round mock draft – from the college perspective – before all of the fun starts.

2022 NFL Draft: This is it. This is the final prediction. The two round mock draft with calls on the picks along with all the team needs.


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Enough speculation. This is it. This is what’s going to happen. This is exactly how the first two rounds of the 2022 NFL Draft are going to go. We can’t change the future, we can only see it …

Maybe. At least these are the best educated guesses possible.

As always, there aren’t any projected trades – do NOT project trades in your mock draft. This is about what should happen and not what the best fits are.

It’s NFL Draft time. Everything is okay.

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NFL Draft Cornerback Rankings 2022: From The College Perspective

2022 NFL Draft cornerback prospects – from the college perspective. How good are all the top players, what are the concerns, and where will they likely be drafted?

Who are the cornerbacks who’ll matter in the 2022 NFL Draft, and what’s the college perspective on all of the top prospects?

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2022 NFL Draft Cornerback Rankings

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It’s one of the strongest years ever for cornerbacks with at least six worthy of first round consideration and a whole lot more who’ll be in the starting mix right away.

There’s high-end elite talent there for the taking, but it’ll be a question of who fits and what the pecking order is. No matter how it goes, a whole lot of teams are going to instantly fill a need.

From the college perspective, here are the best cornerback prospects in the 2022 NFL Draft.

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NFL Draft Safety Rankings 2022: From The College Perspective

2022 NFL Draft safety prospects – from the college perspective. How good are all the top players, what are the concerns, and where will they likely be drafted?

Who are the safeties who’ll matter in the 2022 NFL Draft, and what’s the college perspective on all of the top prospects?

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2022 NFL Draft Safety Rankings

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It’s the 2022 NFL Draft’s most underappreciated group at – maybe – the most underappreciated position in all of sports.

Everyone gushes all over the pass rushers, and the quarterbacks, and the big play receivers. Even the tight ends are glamorized now in the modern NFL.

Amazing safeties change everything, especially now, and this year’s crop is something special.

There’s incredible speed, a few intimidating forces, and a few talents who might just be among the best players in the entire draft.

It’s a loaded position full of guys who’ll drop – really, safeties just don’t get enough love – and will turn out to be amazing Day 2 and 3 gets.

From the college perspective, here are the best safety prospects in the 2022 NFL Draft.

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NFL Draft Linebacker Rankings 2022: From The College Perspective

2022 NFL Draft linebacker prospects – from the college perspective. How good are all the top players, what are the concerns, and where will they likely be drafted?

Who are the linebackers who’ll matter in the 2022 NFL Draft, and what’s the college perspective on all of the top prospects?

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2022 NFL Draft Linebacker Rankings

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It’s an interesting group of linebackers.

In the new world of the NFL, several of the normal top outside linebacker prospects have morphed into true edge rushers in a hybrid way. Most of the guys in this group are run stoppers for the inside, but there are a few who can do a little bit of everything.

From the college perspective, here are the best linebacker prospects in the 2022 NFL Draft.

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NFL Draft Defensive End, Edge Rusher Rankings 2022: From The College Perspective

2022 NFL Draft Defensive End and Edge Rusher prospects – from the college perspective. How good are all the top players, what are the concerns, and where will they likely be drafted?

Who are the defense ends and edge rushers who’ll matter in the 2022 NFL Draft, and what’s the college perspective on all of the top prospects?

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2022 NFL Draft Defensive End & Edge Rusher Rankings

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You want the big position in the 2022 NFL Draft? You want the stars, the value, the depth, and the best talent? Here you go …

Defensive ends and edge rushers. If you need one, you’re in luck. If you don’t need one, you could always use another.

There’s a solid chance that defensive ends/edge rushers take up at least three of the top five overall picks, and maybe even the first three choices off the board. But there’s more than just the top guys, with big run stoppers, pass rushing specialists, and everything in between.

These are the guys who’ll make the lives miserable for NFL quarterbacks over the next several years.

From the college perspective, here are the best defensive end and edge rusher prospects in the 2022 NFL Draft.

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2022 NFL Mock Draft: Big Trades, Big Pro Days, Big Predictions

The latest 2022 NFL Mock Draft after a big trade – and a few Pro Days – changed up the dynamic of how the first round should go

2022 NFL Draft: The latest first round mock draft after some big trades, Pro Days, and key moves just a few weeks before this all gets going.


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2022 NFL Mock Draft: First Round Prediction After Big Trades

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Well this just got even more interesting.

Philadelphia was the big power player in the first round, and then it traded away the 16 and 19 in the first round – along with a late round pick – to New Orleans for the 18, a first rounder in 2023, and a second rounder in 2024, along with a few later picks this year thrown in.

This might not be the end of the trading fun for New Orleans, but for now, it positioned itself to work even more deals depending on who it’s targeting.

Combine that with Tyreek Hill going to Miami, Davante Adams off to Las Vegas, and with some big Pro Days – LSU CB Derek Stingley just ripped it up – and the first round Mock Draft takes on a different look.

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Los Angeles vs Cincinnati Prediction, Super Bowl Game Preview

Super Bowl LVI: Los Angeles vs Cincinnati prediction, game preview, how to watch

Los Angeles vs Cincinnati prediction, game preview, how to watch and lines for the Super Bowl, Sunday, February 13


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Date: Sunday, February 13
Game Time: 6:30 ET
Venue: SoFi Stadium, Inglewood, CA
How To Watch: CBS
Record: Cincinnati (11-7), Los Angeles (12-5)
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Why Cincinnati Will Win the Super Bowl

No one likes or buys into the idea of “playing with house money” once you get to the Super Bowl, but that’s what Cincinnati is doing.

You never, ever know when you’re going to get back to this thing, and it’s hardly a guarantee that Joe Burrow and company will have more than just this one shot, but there’s a general belief and feeling that this whole thing is just getting going.

Young superstar quarterback, young superstar receivers, young rising head coach, and fixable issues – like the offensive line – that can only make everything stronger.

In other words, the pressure is off as much as can possibly be.

The game is in Los Angeles, the Rams have been in the Super Bowl relatively recently, the 2021-2022 was built to win right now with the future mortgaged away, and with a 34-year-old Matthew Stafford just about to be on the other side of his prime.

On the field, it starts with takeaways. Both teams can crank up the offense, Cincinnati can’t do this, though, without winning the turnover battle.

That was what ended up undoing Kansas City – with several close calls before the overtime interception that changed everything – and it’s going to take at least two to stay alive.

For all the great things Cincinnati has done over the second half of the season and the playoff run, being careful with the ball is at the top of the list.

There was an interception against the Chiefs and one giveaway against Tennessee, and that’s been it. The Bengal offense has been totally clean outside of that since early December with a grand total of zero turnovers over a five-game stretch before the win over the Titans.

On the other side, the defense that was feast-or-famine in takeaways has come up with two or more in each of the last four game with the three against Tennessee making the difference.

The Rams didn’t give it away against Arizona, but they almost gave up the Tampa Bay game with four turnovers. There was just the one in the NFC Championship against the 49ers, but the O had a whole slew of problems over the final stretch of the season with eight turnovers in the final three games.

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Line: Los Angeles -4.5 o/u: 48.5

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San Francisco vs Los Angeles Rams Prediction, AFC Championship Game Preview

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San Francisco vs Los Angeles Rams prediction, game preview, how to watch and lines for the NFC Championship, Sunday, January 30


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Game Time: 6:30 ET
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Record: San Francisco (10-7), Los Angles Rams (12-5)
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Why San Francisco Will Win the NFC Championship

Some teams just have another team’s number.

Tampa Bay has struggled lately with New Orleans. San Francisco couldn’t figure out Seattle this year. Houston gave Tennessee fits.

The Rams can’t push past San Francisco.

The first loss back in Week 10 wasn’t that much of an outlier. Los Angeles was coming off a beating by Tennessee and got rolled by Green Bay after a bye, but it was still a 31-10 loss with nothing going quite right.

There weren’t any issues in Week 18 with the Rams up 17-0 on the 49ers, and then the mistakes started coming, Jimmy Garoppolo settled in, and the defensive line bounced around Matthew Stafford like a pinball on the way to a 27-24 overtime win.

That’s what San Francisco is.

It’s not always pretty, but it manages to come up with big chunks of yards down the field with the passing game – it least the league in passing yards per attempt. It’s not always consistent, but the running game rolls for 100 yards a game without too much of a problem.

When everyone is healthy and right, the pass rush is relentless, the defense that’s third in the NFL finds ways to get off the field, and somehow it all comes together even without a superstar quarterback or a whole slew of A-list, nationally known playmakers.

As good and as talented as this Los Angeles team is, it has to be able to put this away early. It can’t let San Francisco hang around, it can’t allow the running game to get rolling, and it can’t let the – frightfully sorry for using this term – physicality of the tougher team on the other side take over.

Pressure? The 49ers seemed able to handle it just fine in the cold of Green Bay.

San Francisco was the fair weather team that was supposed to buckle in the snowy conditions, and instead it was Aaron Rodgers who played tentative and – despite the decent numbers – wasn’t up to the moment.

The Rams might have come up massive when they absolutely had to, but they did a slow burn over the final 20 minutes in Tampa Bay when they did everything possible to gag that away.

However …

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Cincinnati vs Kansas City Prediction, AFC Championship Game Preview

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Game Time: 3:00 ET
Venue: GEHA Field at Arrowhead Stadium, Kansas City, MO
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Record: Cincinnati (10-7), Kansas City (12-5)
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Why Cincinnati Will Win the AFC Championship

Firepower.

Nah, Joe Burrow and JaMarr Chase aren’t going to light up the Chiefs like they did in their 34-31 win back in Week 17 – Burrow threw for almost 450 yards and Chase went off for 266 yards and three scores – but the offense has the ability to rip apart a beaten up Kansas City secondary.

The hope is for Tyann Mathieu to be back after suffering a concussion early on in the win over Buffalo, and there’s decent depth – at least brand name-wise – in the secondary, but the same crew that couldn’t handle Gabriel Davis now has to deal with Tee Higgins and Tyler Boyd.

The Chiefs were able to erase Stefan Diggs, but Josh Allen was able to buy just enough time to get the ball to the other parts. The Bengal other parts are better.

Defensively, the secondary might be getting hit hard, but it’s forcing mistakes. Patrick Mahomes won’t make the same forced throws Ryan Tannehill did in Cincinnati’s win over the Titans, but the Bengal D has forced seven takeaways – three against Tennessee – in the last three games.

It didn’t come up with any against Kansas City the first time around and still managed to win.

Yeah, the Bengal defense has to at least pressure Mahomes and make him improvise a bit. Yeah, the run defense has been great over the second half of the season and Kansas City doesn’t have to worry that much about the running backs. But …

Again, this will come down to being able to keep up the pace. The Bengals can do that just fine, and in the playoffs so far, they’ve been able to win even when they’re not bombing away for a gajillion yards.

However …

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