Defensive end Kayvon Thibodeaux drops a couple of spots and wide receiver Drake London climbs in this pre-combine 2022 NFL Mock Draft
Even with some drama surrounding it, the 2022 NFL Scouting Combine is scheduled for this week and we have one more 2022 NFL Mock Draft before the event takes place.
Of course, the workouts shouldn’t have as much bearing on draft picks as they do — but the fact is, we all tend to lose our heads over sensational athletic feats and tend to overlook the film. And this year, we’ll all likely do it again.
But before we let the 40-yard dash, vertical leap, and bench press blow out minds, we offer up one more pre-combine mock draft where Kayvon Thibodeaux slides out of the top couple of picks and Drake London begins to climb.
Evan Neal gets 2022 NFL Mock Draft started
1. Jacksonville Jaguars: Evan Neal, OT, Alabama
There will continue to be calls for the Jacksonville Jaguars to go for the top player and take Kayvon Thibodeaux but Evan Neal just seems like the better choice for them. Neal is listed at 6-foot-7 and 345-pounds and is the best offensive lineman in this class.
Doug Pederson knows that if he wants to have success with this team, he needs to be able to protect Trevor Lawrence. Neal allows that to happen.
2. Detroit Lions: Aidan Hutchinson, EDGE, Michigan
At No. 2, the Detroit Lions snatch up Aidan Hutchinson who just feels like a Dan Campbell pick. There might be more overall explosion from Kayvon Thibodeaux and even fellow Michigan pass rusher David Ojabo might possess a higher ceiling.
Having said that, Hutchinson has an incredibly high floor and the Lions need to bring in players who they know will do what they ask. Hutchinson can do it all as a defensive end and increased his stock tremendously by returning to the Wolverines for one more season. Now, he gets to stay in-state and hopes to help turn this struggling franchise around.