The best value pick for all 32 teams from the 2022 NFL Draft

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Calvin Austin III, Pittsburgh Steelers

Position: WR
College: Memphis
Drafted No. 138

Calvin Austin III, who is one of the shortest wide receivers in the 2022 NFL Draft, has unparalleled start-stop ability. He can also return punts and kicks if need be, something he excelled at for Memphis.

ESPN Stats & Info reports that Austin III had 222 yards after the catch on shallow routes last season, which was the most in college football. In other words, once you get the ball in his hands, he’s off to the races. The former college walk-on recorded a 4.32 40-yard dash, which put him on the map nationally at the NFL Scouting Combine

Drake Jackson, San Francisco 49ers

Position: LB
College: USC
Drafted No. 61

The 49ers don’t have an immediate need next season at the linebacker position, but getting Jackson, the third-highest ranked linebacker in the class at the end of the second round was too good to pass up for John Lynch and the 49ers brass.

Jackson was one of the lone bright spots on a bad USC football team last year, recording 23 solo tackles, 5 sacks a forced fumble, and an interception.

Kenneth Walker III, Seattle Seahawks

Position: RB
College: Michigan State
Drafted No. 41

Kenneth Walker III was a Heisman Trophy candidate for much of the 2021 college football season, dazzling scouts and fans alike with his insane stat-stuffing games.

Walker had four games last year of 170 or more rushing yards. He had an absurd 5 touchdowns against No. 6 ranked Michigan, too.

Could Walker become the next Shaun Alexander in Seattle— one of the most beloved and talented running backs in team history? His a similar size, resume, and skill set as the former Seahawk great.

Zyon McCollum, Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Position: CB
College: Sam Houston
Drafted No.

McCollum, who was a ball hawk at Sam Houston (13 picks and 54 pass deflections), lands with a team that could use his depth as they make another run at Super Bowl now that Tom Brady is back in the fold.

McCollum went to the same high school as current Buccaneer Mike Evans (Ball High in Galveston, Texas) and will have a chance to bridge the gap between the offense and defense on a team that will need to build trust on their quest for another title.

Malik Willis, Tennessee Titans

Position: QB
College: Liberty
Drafted No. 86

Arguably the best quarterback in the entire 2022 NFL Draft, the Titans pick up a player that could push Ryan Tannehill for the starting job in training camp.

The talented Liberty QB fell into the team’s lap in round three and was too good to pass up. Drafting Willis gives the Titans incredible leverage and will force Tannehill to produce results not just in the regular season, but also in the playoffs.

Jahan Dotson, Washington Commanders

Position: WR
College: Penn State
Drafted No. 16

Jahan Dotson has a ton of talent and will create a dynamic one-two punch with No. 1 option Terry McLaurin.

Will new Washington quarterback Carson Wentz be able to get the ball into the hands of his skill players? As long as he can get it close, Dotson will get up and grab the ball.

The former Penn State standout recorded more than 1,100 receiving yards on 91 receptions and 12 touchdowns. He had three 10+ reception games, so he’s got a great nose for the ball.

Dotson and McLaurin are going to be catching passes in DC for a very long time.