21. Philadelphia Eagles (via Indianapolis Colts): Kaiir Elam, CB, Florida
With their third — and final — pick in Round 1, the Philadelphia Eagles go back to the defensive side of the ball as they take Kaiir Elam from Florida. This pick comes courtesy of the Indianapolis Colts thanks to the Carson Wentz trade and the Eagles can officially say they made out in that deal.
Not only did they have a winning season in their first campaign without Wentz, but they also will be on the clock for much of Thursday night when the draft does take place. Elam is another player who can start for them right away at another position of need. Should the real draft go this way, no one in the organization should be upset.
22. Miami Dolphins (via San Francisco 49ers): Charles Cross, OT, Mississippi State
Up at No. 22 is the Miami Dolphins, who were active in the 2021 NFL Draft and that wound up leaving them with the San Francisco 49ers selection. Their choice here is Charles Cross from Mississippi State.
Miami has been adding a lot of assets to their offensive line but many of the tackles they have drafted seem better suited to play inside. That won’t be the case with Cross who can line up on either side for the Dolphins.