2022 NFL mock draft: Picks 49-56
49. New Orleans Saints: Desmond Ridder, QB, Cincinnati
In the opening round, the Saints improved their wide receiver corps with Treylon Burks. Now, they go for a new quarterback in Desmond Ridder from Cincinnati. Like every other signal-caller in this class, there are serious concerns but Ridder could potentially sit and learn in New Orleans before playing, which could help him develop into a more consistent player.
50. Miami Dolphins: Bernhard Raimann, OT, Central Michigan
The Miami Dolphins need help on the offensive line and Bernhard Raimann could be one of the more underrated linemen in this class. This could be a pairing that works out great for both player and team.
51. Philadelphia Eagles: Jamaree Salyer, IOL, Georgia
Jamaree Salyer is a 325-pound guard that could help open up the middle of the line for the Eagles.
52. Pittsburgh Steelers: Carson Strong, QB, Nevada
Ben Roethlisberger is out and that means Mason Rudolph is the favorite to start right now for the Pittsburgh Steelers. This means they absolutely need someone else and Carson Strong could be a dark horse for them.
53. Las Vegas Raiders: Travis Jones, DT, Uconn
Travis Jones is a massive player at 6-foot-5 and 333-pounds and recorded 8.5 sacks for Connecticut. He’s an intriguing player that could pay dividends for the Raiders.
54. New England Patriots: Christian Harris, LB, Alabama
New England gets the most out of Alabama players and they could end up with a good player here in Christian Harris. He might not blow anyone away but he’s a player who knows his job and will do what he’s supposed to. Those are the exact player Bill Belichick loves.
55. Arizona Cardinals: Kenneth Walker III, RB, Michigan State
A running back is finally taken as the Arizona Cardinals take Kenneth Walker III from Michigan State. Walker blew up with 1,646 yards with the Spartans after putting up just 1,158 the previous two seasons with Wake Forest.
56. Dallas Cowboys: Sean Rhyan, IOL, UCLA
Cameron Thomas is going to improve the Dallas Cowboys defensive line but they need help on the O-line as well. This is why they pick up Sean Rhyan who was left tackle at UCLA, but will likely move inside at the next level.