17. Los Angeles Chargers: Jordan Davis, DT, Georgia
Jordan Davis is a large man who was integral to the Georgia Bulldogs’ incredible run this season to a title. He stands in at 6-foot-6 and 345-pounds making him an ideal fit in the middle of the line for the Los Angeles Chargers.
He has the ability to play on third-downs as well but there are concerns that it may be best to keep him fresh and have him play mainly on early downs.
Even if that’s the case, he will be a game-changer — and putting him on the same field as Joey Bosa would give the Chargers a formidable defensive line that will be impossible to deal with.
18. New Orleans Saints: Ahmad Gardner, CB, Cincinnati
There are a couple of ways the New Orleans Saints could go in the 2022 NFL Draft. They could look to add a wide receiver and probably should, but they seem to prefer going after that position beyond Round 1 — and that’s even more likely in this class since it’s pretty solid at wide receiver.
With that being the case, they instead focus on another need by grabbing Cincinnati cornerback Ahmad Gardner. One of the star players who led Cincy to the playoffs this year, Gardner had nine picks in three seasons and should be a good No. 2 corner across from Marshon Lattimore.