2022 NFL mock draft: Closing out round two
57. Buffalo Bills: Arnold Ebiketie, EDGE, Penn State
Gregory Rousseau played well as a rookie and Carlos Basham and A.J. Epenesa still could become contributors. However, the Buffalo Bills could be losing Jerry Hughes and without knowing their other youngsters can start, they add Arnold Ebiketie from Penn State to ensure they have plenty of options on the edge.
58. Atlanta Falcons (via Tennessee Titans): Lewis Cine, S, Georgia
After winning a title with the Bulldogs, Lewis Cine finds himself being selected at No. 58 in this 2022 NFL Mock Draft, which keeps him in the state of Georgia.
59. Green Bay Packers: John Metchie, WR, Alabama
John Metchie was surpassed by Jameson Williams but he’s still a great route-runner with soft hands. He lands with the Packers here and could become a huge contributor early for them.
Josh Paschal, EDGE, Kentucky
Za’Darius Smith was injured for pretty much the entire 2021 season. Green Bay would love to see him return to form but it could also be a good move to add some depth, which they do with Josh Paschal from Kentucky. They added DeMarvin Leal who could play on the line and Paschall could step in as a pass-rushing linebacker, making their defense a potentially elite unit once again.
60. Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Darian Kinnard, OT, Kentucky
Another offensive tackle in college that might move inside at the next level is Darian Kinnard. The Kentucky offensive lineman is a massive player and will be a mauler at the next level.
61. San Francisco 49ers: Josh Paschal, EDGE, Kentucky
Arden Key was a solid rotational pass-rusher but could be on the way out. If so, the 49ers could replace him with Josh Paschal of Kentucky.
62. Kansas City Chiefs: Jalen Pitre, S, Baylor
If the Kansas City Chiefs lose Tyrann Mathieu in free agency, Jalen Pitre could be a potential replacement. If they keep Mathieu, he could be an excellent depth piece with the ability to replace the veteran down the road.
63. Cincinnati Bengals: Phidarian Mathis, DT, Alabama
They got their offensive linemen, now Cincinnati adds a big defensive tackle as they take Phidarian Mathis. The Alabama product is a healthy 6-foot-4 and 317-pounds and can play either defensive tackle spot.
64. Denver Broncos (via Los Angeles Rams): Martin Emerson, CB, Mississippi State
One of the picks Denver added in the Vin Miller comes in now and they decide to add Martin Emerson from Mississippi State. Standing in at 6-2 and 200-pounds, Emerson has the length defensive coordinators love and could end up being a contributor early and a starter down the road.