21. Los Angeles Chargers: Devin Lloyd, LB, Utah
Earlier in the season, it seemed as though the Los Angeles Chargers were going to be in the mix for the AFC West, but then the Chiefs kicked it into high gear. With that happening, the Chargers also suffered a couple of frustrating losses which has them on the brink of the playoff chase.
Looking ahead to 2022, they could go in a couple of different directions as they aim to build up their roster. In this mock, they settle on Utah linebacker Devin Lloyd who went from a potential day two pick to the top linebacker according to most scouts when he proved capable of playing all three downs.
22. New England Patriots: Jordan Davis, DT, Georgia
Up next is the New England Patriots who were in first place in the AFC East briefly. They ended up losing to the Buffalo Bills in their last game which put them in second as the Bills currently have the tiebreaker.
New England could still win the division and even if they don’t, they have a real shot at making the postseason. It’s been an impressive year as they turned things around quickly thanks in large part to the way Mac Jones has taken command of the offense.
Still, this is a team that wins with dominant defensive play and they continue toward that trend with the selection of Jordan Davis from Georgia. The 6-foot-6, 340-pound Davis is the best interior defensive lineman in this class and will be a huge weapon for Bill Belichick and his team.