2022 NFL Mock Draft: 3 Round mock following Super Bowl LVI
Following the Los Angeles Rams win in Super Bowl LVI, we offer up a 2022 NFL Mock Draft that covers the first three rounds
The 2021 season is officially over now that Super Bowl LVI is in the books as the Los Angeles Rams won Super Bowl LVI against the Cincinnati Bengals.
It was an exciting game that came down to the wire — with the Rams scoring a winning touchdown at the end, then making a huge defensive stop afterward.
With all 32 teams now focused on the offseason, we bring you a three-round mock draft as we try and help teams build their own contenders as they aim to be the next team to go after it all.
Jaguars land a bookend with pick No. 1 in 2022 NFL Mock Draft
1. Jacksonville Jaguars: Evan Neal, OT, Alabama
He might not be the No. 1 player on the board but Evan Neal seems to be the best fit for the Jacksonville Jaguars at this point. They added an offensive-minded head coach in Doug Pederson and he’s going to want to see his offense improved — and the best way to do this will be to find a left tackle who can keep Trevor Lawrence standing tall in the pocket.
Neal can do just that as the 6-foot-7, 345-pounder is capable against the speed rushers due to his impressive athleticism and can also deal with the power rushers since he’s built like a small mountain.
2. Detroit Lions: Kayvon Thibodeaux, EDGE, Oregon
The Detroit Lions have two picks in the opening round of this draft, starting with No. 2 overall. This one, they use on Oregon defensive end Kayvon Thibodeaux. He’s been called the top prospect by some scouts and it’s easy to see why.
Thibodeaux is able to disrupt the pocket easily and the Lions need someone such as him to lead the way on defense. He’s a player who has his best football ahead of him.