2022 NFL mock draft: Aaron Rodgers to Broncos, Derek Carr to Commanders

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2022 NFL mock draft; North Carolina State Wolfpack tackle Ikem Ekwonu (79) warms up prior to a game against the Louisville Cardinals at Carter-Finley Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Rob Kinnan-USA TODAY Sports /

The 2022 NFL offseason is officially upon us, which means it’s time for another 2022 NFL mock draft scenario, this one with some big trades.

The 2022 NFL offseason is officially here for all 32 NFL teams. The Los Angeles Rams are Super Bowl champions and the rest of the league is playing catch-up.

There could be some crazy quarterback movement in the 2022 offseason, but that remains to be seen. Until that movement happens (or doesn’t, for that matter), we get to have some fun looking through different scenarios.

This 2022 NFL mock draft scenario is going to include some big projected trades, namely the Denver Broncos sending a package to the Green Bay Packers for Aaron Rodgers and the Washington Commanders sending a package to the Las Vegas Raiders for Derek Carr.

Buckle in for this scenario.

2022 NFL mock draft featuring some big-time QB trades

1. Jacksonville Jaguars: Ikem Ekwonu, OT, North Carolina State

Ever since Dane Brugler of The Athletic proposed this idea, it’s sort of been catching fire. Brugler is very plugged in with people around the NFL and people in charge of making some of these selections, so he’s not just throwing Ekwonu’s name out there to get clicks.

There’s a legitimate chance the Jaguars could settle on Ekwonu as their top choice in this draft.

I think the popular alternative here is obviously Evan Neal, but I have yet to look at a 2022 NFL mock draft scenario with Ekwonu on top, so that’s what we’re doing today.

Although this pick has some serious Eric Fisher in 2013 vibes to it, the Jaguars need to do whatever they possibly can to protect Trevor Lawrence and surround him with the appropriate talent.

Ekwonu would be a day one starter for them.