2022 NFL Mock Draft: Cowboys take unexpected offensive weapon

Oct 31, 2020; University Park, Pennsylvania, USA; Penn State Nittany Lions wide receiver Jahan Dotson (5) makes the catch and scores a touchdown during the fourth quarter against the Ohio State Buckeyes at Beaver Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Matthew OHaren-USA TODAY Sports
Oct 31, 2020; University Park, Pennsylvania, USA; Penn State Nittany Lions wide receiver Jahan Dotson (5) makes the catch and scores a touchdown during the fourth quarter against the Ohio State Buckeyes at Beaver Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Matthew OHaren-USA TODAY Sports /
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2022 NFL mock draft – Ohio State Buckeyes wide receiver Garrett Wilson (5) scores a 51-yard touchdown during the second quarter of the NCAA football game against the Purdue Boilermakers at Ohio Stadium in Columbus on Saturday, Nov. 13, 2021.Purdue Boilermakers At Ohio State Buckeyes Football /

53. Pick Analysis. WR. player. 13. Scouting Report. Ohio State. Garrett Wilson

13. Cleveland Browns: Garrett Wilson, WR, Ohio State

This season has been a disappointing one for the Cleveland Browns who entered the year with some high expectations following an 11-5 campaign the prior year. While there are several areas they can point to when figuring out their struggles, it’s easy to see their biggest deficiency has been at wide receiver.

Currently, there’s not a No. 1 guy on the roster and they have no one who can consistently stretch the field. They need to not only bring in at least one starter in free agency but going any direction other than wideout in the draft feels like a criminal offense.

With that being said, Cleveland is able to stay in the state of Ohio to find their new star as they take Garrett Wilson from Ohio State. Wilson, the second Buckeye receiver to be taken, is everything this offense needs and can help them truly assess Baker Mayfield as their starting quarterback.

45. Pick Analysis. Cincinnati. 14. player. Scouting Report. QB. Desmond Ridder

14. Denver Broncos: Desmond Ridder, QB, Cincinnati

Teddy Bridgewater has shown flashes for the Denver Broncos this season but he was never supposed to be anything more than a stop-gap player. Now in 2022, the Broncos elect to move on as they take Desmond Ridder from Cincinnati.

Ridder came on strong at the end of this season and helped his team make it into the college football playoffs. Now in the NFL, he joins a team with a great supporting cast at wide receiver, tight end, and running back. He should have no problem reaching his potential with this unit.