3. Houston Texans: Aidan Hutchinson, EDGE, Michigan
Aidan Hutchinson still ends up going pretty early even though he isn’t the No. 1 pick in this 2022 NFL Mock Draft. For the Houston Texans, they can use talent at pretty much every position. They don’t have much firepower on offense and their defense has been severely weakened over the past couple of seasons.
They’re also going to be searching for a new head coach once again after firing David Culley — what was he supposed to do with that roster anyway? Hutchinson won’t turn everything around for them, but Houston can at least land a player who is pretty much a sure thing. And they need as many sure things as they can get.
4. New York Jets: Derek Stingley, CB, LSU
Robert Saleh needs to show some improvement in 2022, especially with the new trend of coaches being fired after one or two rough campaigns. The former San Fransisco defensive coordinator had a tough go of things as a rookie for the New York Jets but he’s trying to erase many years of failure.
In the 2021 NFL Draft, they got their quarterback in Zach Wilson and here, they go after a defensive back who can help their defense improve as they grab Derek Stingley from LSU. Widely considered the top corner in this class, Stingley should be able to match up with the opposing team’s No.1 wideout, making defense much easier for the rest of the team.