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The 2022 NFL draft, i.e. the league’s 87th annual “Player Selection Meeting,” and its myriad mysteries are finally here.
Did your team ace or botch its pick or picks in the first round of the 2022 NFL Draft? Sporting News has you covered in tracking all the selecting and handing out grades beginning in real time beginning Thursday night, also going through the second and third rounds on Friday night.
There might not be the same level of marquee names at the top, especially at quarterback in contrast to past drafts. But there will be plenty of intrigue for what happens in Las Vegas, given unprecedented unpredictability. The depth of talent in particular at edge rusher, wide receiver and cornerback will make many teams happy.
(33) Jacksonville Jaguars
(34) Minnesota Vikings (from Detroit)
(35) Tennessee Titans (from New York Jets)
(36) New York Giants
(37) Houston Texans
(38) New York Jets (from Carolina)
(39) Chicago Bears
(40) Seattle Seahawks (from Denver)
(41) Seattle Seahawks
(42) Indianapolis Colts (from Washington)
(43) Atlanta Falcons
(44) Cleveland Browns
(45) Baltimore Ravens
(46) Detroit Lions (from Minnesota)
(47) Washington Commanders (from Indianapolis)
(48) Chicago Bears (from Los Angeles Chargers)
(49) New Orleans Saints
(50) Kansas City Chiefs (from Miami Dolphins)
(51) Philadelphia Eagles
(52) Pittsburgh Steelers
(53) Green Bay Packers (from Las Vegas)
(54) New England Patriots
(55) Arizona Cardinals
(56) Dallas Cowboys
(57) Buffalo Bills
(58) Atlanta Falcons (from Tennessee
(59) Green Bay Packers
(60) Tampa Bay Buccaneers
(61) San Francisco 49ers
(62) Kansas City Chiefs
(63) Cincinnati Bengals
(64) Denver Broncos (from Los Angeles Rams)
Although it seems early to grade picks right after they go down, Sporting News’ immediate analysis and evaluation is based on three key early criteria: how good the prospect is, whether he satisfies his NFL team’s schematic needs and what kind of value he has in relation to his selection.
From No. 1 through No. 105, this is your hub for in-depth live reaction for Round 1 and continuing into Rounds 2 and 3, grading every team and player fit:
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NFL Draft grades 2022: Live picks, analysis for Round 1
1. Jacksonville Jaguars: Travon Walker, EDGE, Georgia
The Jaguars go for a disruptive pass rusher, but it’s the more versatile Walker for their three-man front vs. Aidan Hutchinson. Trent Baalke and Jacksonville wanted Walker because he can be a force inside or out with some run-stopping pop, too. Although Waker has great athletic upside and a high ceiling, they did pass on some safer selections at other positions, including Hutchinson as a pure edge player.
2. Detroit Lions: Aidan Hutchinson, EDGE, Michigan
Hutchinson doesn’t have to move far from Ann Arbor, going back home to the Detroit metro area. The Lions can be thrilled about the ferocious Wolverine slipping to be a cornerstone pass rusher for their 4-3 under Aaron Glenn, for which he’s an ideal fit. He is tough and relentless and straight-up productive. Hutchinson can remain dominant in the NFL and also is an asset against the run. He is the best player in this draft class.
3. Houston Texans: Derek Stingley Jr., CB, LSU
The Texans address a key need for a big playmaker on the back end of coach Lovie Smith’s defense, but it’s surprising they passed on the better values at offensive tackle and took Stingley ahead of better all-around corner prospect Sauce Gardner. Stingley has some durability concerns and had some time off, and the Texans are banking on him being a Jalen Ramsey-type player. It’s a true boom-or-bust selection for Nick Caserio.
4. New York Jets: Sauce Gardner, CB, Cincinnati
Gardner is the best corner in the draft and the Jets didn’t want to take a chance on him still being there at No. 10, given the crosstown Giants had heavy interest behind them. He can be a Richard Sherman-type alpha in coach Robert Saleh’s defense, forming a new dynamic duo with former Seahawk D.J. Reed. It’s mildly surprising that the Jets didn’t land Kayvon Thibodeaux for the edge here, but Joe Douglas can tap into a strong class at that position later, believing Gardner stands out in a great group at his position.
5. New York Giants: Kayvon Thibodeaux, EDGE, Oregon
The Giants had been tied to taking the best offensive tackle available for a while, either Evan Neal or Ickey Ekwonu, but they also had a critical need for someone to wreak absolute havoc on the edge. Joe Schoen could have waited and tapped into the position depth later, but Thibodeaux’s immense ceiling for a franchise that values freakish sack artists was difficult not to take after the Jets passed.
6. Carolina Panthers: Ickey Ekwonu, OT, N.C. State
The Panthers chose to pass on a quarterback and that decision was made easier by having their pick between Ekwonu and Evan Neal. Scott Fitterer circles back to address Carolina’s biggest need by looking right down the road to Raleigh for a strong, powerful but also very athletic force to form bookends with Taylor Moton. The Panthers’ QB course of action this year might be instead adding veteran competition for Sam Darnold.
7. New York Giants (from Bears): Evan Neal, OT, Alabama
The Giants should be pinching themselves in Schoen’s first draft after being able to get Thibodeaux and Neal. They now have their rock of a (likely) right tackle working opposite rising first-round star Andrew Thomas. His combination of size, athleticism and quickness is exceptional and Neal will be a massive boost to the protection of Daniel Jones and the running of Saquon Barkley. The Giants have tapped into their old-school strengths nicely with two tremendous picks that are perfect need fits, too.
8. Atlanta Falcons: Drake London, WR, USC
The Falcons did address a desperate need for a wide receiver with Calvin Ridley suspended, Russell Gage gone and Julio Jones long gone. But they whiffed by not taking either Garrett Wilson, Chris Olave or Jameson Williams instead. Terry Fontenot and Arthur Smith go for London’s massive frame and intriguing speed, but he also comes with plenty of volatility. Perhaps they got addicted to the catch radius of 2021 first-round tight end Kyle Pitts and preferred London as the complementary pass-catcher. It’s a big-time head-scratcher.
9. Seattle Seahawks (from Broncos): Charles Cross, OT, Mississippi State
The Seahawks have liked Cross for a while as their replacement for left tackle Duane Brown so it came down to whether they were interested enough in a quarterback early to replace Russell Wilson. Although Ekownu and Neal separated from him as big-time blockers, Cross is a mighty force in his own right with the right combination of run push and pass protection for what Seattle wants offensively under John Schneider.
10. New York Jets (from Seahawks): Garrett Wilson, WR, Ohio State
The Jets get their needed third big playmaker for Zach Wilson. Garrett Wilson is the ideal complement to Corey Davis and Elijah Moore with his big-play burst to go along with technical route-running and great hands. Look for Moore to slide into the slot while Davis acts like more of a big possession body and Wilson becomes the primary field-stretcher for his second-year QB. The Falcons jumping on London made this a no-brainer.
11. New Orleans Saints (from Commanders): Chris Olave, WR, Ohio State
The Saints made an aggressive move up from No. 16 to land another Buckeyes wide receiver to complement Michael Thomas. New Orleans fills a big need but it’s a bit surprising Mickey Loomis didn’t go for a quarterback. This means there’s a commitment to making it work with Jameis Winston by giving him a dynamic big-play threat to match his big arm and play off Thomas’ strong intermediate possession skills.
12. Detroit Lions (from Vikings): Jameson Williams, WR, Alabama
The Lions made an intradivision trade to make sure they got in on the run for the three best wide receivers in the draft from consecutive picks. Given the position was so deep, they get knocked a little for giving up a considerable haul of picks to the rival Vikings and also not thinking about the first crack at quarterback. But when breaking down the player, the Lions could afford to be patient with Williams, a flat-out big playmaker, while he recovers from his knee injury. He’s a terrific skill complement for Amon-Ra St. Brown, D’Andre Swift and T.J. Hockenson. Now they need a QB upgrade behind a top line to get the ball to Williams downfield.
13. Philadelphia Eagles (from Browns via Texans): Jordan Davis, DT, Georgia
The Eagles didn’t give up too much in later draft capital to move up a little and ensure the Ravens didn’t snipe them for Davis. Philadelphia was in the market for defensive line reinforcements with Howie Roseman and needed a powerful run stopper to complement Fletcher Cox, who’s also 31. Davis had a late boost up the board as he got more attention for his sometimes explosive interior pass rush.
14. Baltimore Ravens: Kyle Hamilton, S, Notre Dame
The Ravens have been searching for that special playmaking safety since the glory days of Hall of Famer Ed Reed after Earl Thomas didn’t pan out for long. They get that answer here in a top-five overall talent in this draft. Hamilton is a thumper against the run and a ballhawk in pass coverage. He just has a nose for impact plays. He’s an immediate strong candidate for Defensive Rookie of the Year working next to solid free-agent addition Marcus Williams.
15. Houston Texans (from Dolphins via Eagles): Kenyon Green, G, Texas A&M
The Texans passed on offensive tackle earlier so it’s a bit odd they went for an interior blocker here, especially when players such as Tyler Linderbaum and Zion Johnson were on the board. They also could have doubled up on defense by going after many of the impactful edge rushers still available. Green will be a powerful force for the running game, but there were more pressing needs to address for an overall talent-poor team.
16. Washington Commanders: (from Colts via Saints, Eagles): Jahan Dotson, WR, Penn State
The Commanders took a circuitous route to getting their deep threat complement to Terry McLaurin, knowing Carson Wentz operates best when having that type of player outside. It might seem a little forced after choosing to stay put and take either Olave or Williams, but Dotson’s speed and quickness was definitely a missing offensive element for Scott Turner.
17. Los Angeles Chargers: Zion Johnson, G, Boston College
The Chargers’ offseason has been about trying to make a Super Bowl run with Justin Herbert. After they got their left tackle rock in Rashawn Slater in last year’s first round, they get the ideal player to upgrade the right side, either inside or outside. Johnson does a little bit of everything well with his all-around skill set, featuring his natural agility and power.
18. Tennessee Titans (from Eagles via Saints): Treylon Burks, WR, Arkansas
The Titans gave up their already established top-flight young wide receiver A.J. Brown for this pick only to acquire a lesser, similar-style talent with some big question marks attached to his level of speed and quickness. They don’t have the same big-play potential off play-action tied to Derrick Henry’s power running anymore for Ryan Tannehill. Burks and former Ram Robert Woods make this more of an intermediate passing attack. Tennessee didn’t want to break the bank to keep Brown, but it also took a big hit given its status as an AFC playoff team with more uncertainty at a critical offensive position.
19. New Orleans Saints (from Eagles): Trevor Penning, OT, Northern Iowa
The Saints had been targeting Penning as their smaller-school replacement for left tackle Terron Armstead, who left for the Dolphins in free agency. Penning has a mean and nasty streak along with his athletic upside in a sturdy frame, making him the ideal bookend for Ryan Ramczyk in front of Winston. With the Olave pick earlier, the Saints are committed to better downfield pocket passing.
20. Pittsburgh Steelers: Kenny Pickett, QB, Pitt
The Steelers got Mitchell Trubisky as a contingency bridge, but as a transitional playoff team, they were fully expected to tap into a potential rookie franchise passer with this pick. It’s interesting they stuck with the local line and took Pickett despite the higher-upside Malik Willis still being on the board. Pickett has the ideal deep-ball accuracy for Matt Canada’s offense as a little more of a traditional pocket passer, also bringing favorable athleticism and moxie to make the pro jump in his college city.
21. Kansas City Chiefs (from Patriots): Trent McDuffie, CB, Washington
The Chiefs surprised a little by trading up for a corner vs. going for a wide receiver or pass rusher, but they liked McDuffie as their replacement for Chavarius Ward to make this move. McDuffie is a very smart and fluid corner who can do everything needed of him in coverage and beyond in Steve Spagnuolo’s defense.
22. Green Bay Packers (from Raiders): Quay Walker, LB, Georgia
This is another questionable first-rounder for the Packers, who were a bit handcuffed by the major wide receiver run in the top 18 picks. They did need some inside linebacker pop next to De’Vondre Campbell, but they reached big-time for Walker when more dynamic college teammate Nakobe Dean and better overall prospect Devin Lloyd were still available. They also could have “won” by pivoting to the strength at edge rusher, led by Florida State’s Jermaine Johnson. Walker can turn out to be a pretty good player, but he could have been had deep into Day 2. Brian Gutekunst nearly matches the Jordan Love pick with this one.
23. Buffalo Bills (from Ravens via Cardinals): Kaiir Elam, CB, Florida
The Bills needed a corner and had their eye on McDuffie, who went to the AFC playoff rival Chiefs. It’s also surprising they traded up for Elam instead of Andrew Booth Jr. But the bottom line is, they needed a nice-sized replacement for Levi Wallace opposite Tre’Davious White more than anything else on a loaded roster. Elam was worthy of a late first-rounder or early second-rounder, so this isn’t really too much of a reach.
24. Dallas Cowboys: Tyler Smith, OT, Tulsa
The Cowboys took a late-rising player vs. a faller in Jermaine Johnson to help them on the edge pass rusher. Dallas was desperate for offensive line help after moving on from Connor Williams and La’el Collins. Smith helped his stock by convincing teams he could be a durable rock and also hold up outside at right tackle, the best bet for where he’ll play opposite Tyron Smith. Jerry Jones’ move makes sense given the Cowboys are trying to be in win big now mode around Dak Prescott.
25. Baltimore Ravens (from Bills): Tyler Linderbaum, C, Iowa
No one should be surprised that the Ravens ended up with two first-rounders under Eric Costa and nailed them both. Linderbaum fills a big need to anchor the middle of the offensive line with his overall blocking and leadership and it didn’t hurt that his mentor was former Ravens all-everything guard Marshal Yanda, a fellow former Hawkeye. The Ravens didn’t really need Hollywood Brown, and the net of Hamilton and Linderbaum makes them a much stronger team on both sides.
26. New York Jets (from Titans): Jermaine Johnson, EDGE, Florida State
The Jets were smart to jump back into the first round to complete an exceptional early haul for Joe Douglas. Robert Saleh gets his much-needed freakish pass rusher with some Nick Bosa upside to complement the upgraded playmaking in coverage with Sauce Gardner. The Jets’ talent is quickly shooting upward with ideal picks that fit their rebuilding game plan under both leaders.
27. Jacksonville Jaguars (from Buccaneers): Devin Lloyd, LB, Utah
The Jaguars gave up some of their league-high draft picks to catch this falling star in the first round, but it falls in line with their mission to upgrade their defensive front seven for new coordinator Mike Caldwell. While Walker works up front, Lloyd’s length, strength and three-down coverage skills will be a nice complement to active tackling addition Foyesade Oluokun. There’s no doubt Jacksonville traded with Tampa Bay to try to re-create a Tampa Bay-style defense with Lloyd and Oluokun playing the roles of Devin White and Lavonte Davis.
28. Green Bay Packers: Devonte Wyatt, DT, Georgia
That’s more like it for the Packers in making a defensive-minded pick and grabbing Quay Walker’s college teammate. Wyatt slipped a little with the Cardinals not picking, but Green Bay had a need to upgrade around Kenny Clark in its three-man front. Wyatt is a versatile and explosive disruptor who can give them a needed extra pass-rush element.
29. New England Patriots (from Chiefs via 49ers, Dolphins): Cole Strange, G, Chattanooga
The Patriots loved Strange enough to jump on him in the first round but they could have likely gotten him in the third round. He is their ideal type of interior blocking prospect with his versatility tied to balanced strength and agility and fills a considerable need with Ted Karras and Shaq Mason no longer on the roster.
30. Kansas City Chiefs: George Karlaftis, EDGE, Purdue
The Chiefs, like the Packers, avoid reaching on a wide receiver and get the best player available in Karlaftis, a different kind of “Greek freak.”. He has some special natural qualities in getting after the quarterback and gives the team some flexibility. It can now keep Chris Jones inside and get at least good situational production opposite fading Frank Clark. The Chiefs rebounded well on pass defense with Karlaftis complementing new corner Trent McDuffie.
31. Cincinnati Bengals: Daxton Hill, S, Michigan
This is a curious case of the player himself being a solid pick as Hill brings the right blend of smarts, instincts, smarts and quickness to the position. But safety is also a strength for Cincinnati with franchise player Jessie Bates and solid Vonn Bell. The team also has a fine slot corner in Mike Hilton. The Bengals didn’t have any glaring needs and the offensive line values didn’t line up, it’s just interesting that one of the best players available was more of a luxury. This might mean they won’t be signing Bates long-term.
32. Minnesota Vikings (from Rams via Lions): Lewis Cine, S, Georgia
The intrigue should also be rampant given the number of trades that have already impacted the draft with more sure to come.
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1. Jacksonville Jaguars – DE Travon Walker, Georgia
What a year it’s been already for the 6-5, 272-pounder. After winning a national title with the Bulldogs, he took the NFL scouting combine by storm, laying down a 4.51 40 time and posting a 35½-inch vertical leap. Those physical traits and a sublime ability to move in space for such a big man vaulted Walker from little-known lineman all the way to the top of this draft. Walker’s three-year production in college (9½ sacks, 13 tackles for losses) was a red flag to some, however being part of such a deep rotation while often being asked to work inside or even drop into coverage certainly depressed his numbers to some degree. But the Jags are clearly banking on future potential over past production with this selection. And Walker plans to deliver the goods, telling me last week: “Whoever passes up on me – to each his own. But you’re definitely making a mistake if you don’t draft me.” This is the first draft since 2017 where a non-quarterback has been chosen No. 1.
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2. Detroit Lions – DE Aidan Hutchinson, Michigan
He’s the No. 1 overall player on many draft boards even if he might not have the ceiling of Walker. But Hutchinson is closer to a finished product, the All-American and Heisman Trophy finalist setting a Wolverines single-season record with 14 sacks in 2021 while also posting 51 hurries. Hutchinson, who has a non-stop motor, was also a two-time team captain in Ann Arbor – and should help establish the kind of culture coach Dan Campbell and the Lions are seeking. A 6-7, 260-pounder with 4.7 speed and an engaging personality, the Plymouth, Michigan, native could instantly become the face of a franchise that needs one. A 29th-ranked defense that had the league’s third-fewest sacks in 2021 (30) and recently let go of oft-injured DE Trey Flowers should reap the benefits. The last time defensive players went 1-2 in a draft was 2000.
3. Houston Texans – CB Derek Stingley Jr., LSU
Three years ago, he was perceived as a top-five talent following a stellar freshman season. Now that’s come to pass after a circuitous journey. His talents as a cover man are undeniable and were apparent for the 2019 national champions, for whom he had six interceptions, earning All-American honors for his efforts. But Lisfranc surgery limited him to three games in 2021 – a year after he was slowed by ankle issues. But a promising showing at LSU’s pro day – Stingley unofficially ran a 4.37 40 earlier this month – apparently allayed concerns about his health and readiness to play. GM Nick Caserio and new Texans coach Lovie Smith interestingly begin rebuilding their defense with a lockdown corner instead of a pass rusher.
4. New York Jets – CB Ahmad ‘Sauce’ Gardner, Cincinnati
A franchise that’s been looking for Darrelle Revis’ successor for the past half-decade should benefit greatly from the 6-3, 190-pound Gardner, who never surrendered a TD pass for the Bearcats. In fact, his interception-to-TDs allowed ratio in college was nine to 0. The 2021 AAC Defensive Player of the Year, who has 4.4 speed to go with his great length, didn’t surrender 60 catches in three seasons for the Bearcats. The consensus All-American allowed only 20 receptions in 2021, picked off three passes and – evidence of his all-around game – posted 40 tackles and three sacks. He’s not going to sustain that kind of shutdown rep in a division now featuring WRs Tyreek Hill and Stefon Diggs, but he’d certainly upgrade the league’s worst defense, both in terms of points and yards allowed in 2021.
5. New York Giants – DE Kayvon Thibodeaux, Oregon
Given his off-field aspirations, including a post-football career in broadcasting among other ventures (including crypto), the former Ducks star probably couldn’t hope to land in a better market … assuming, of course, he brings all of his prodigious talent to bear in The Big Apple. Perhaps the prize of the 2019 high school recruiting class, Thibodeaux might have more potential than any other player in this draft but will have to dispel questions about his dedication to the game and what appears a lack of hustle at times. In 30 games at Oregon, the 6-4, 254-pounder had 19 sacks and 35½ TFLs, thanks in part to the 2021 All-American’s tremendous first step. Big Blue had 34 sacks and 53 TFLs in 2021, so a difference maker of Thibodeaux’s stature will certainly be welcome. He and Azeez Ojulari (8 sacks as a rookie in 2021) should form a nice, young edge combo. The last time defensive players went 1-5 in a draft was 1991.
6. Carolina Panthers – OT Ikem ‘Ickey’ Ekwonu, North Carolina State
Generally viewed as this draft’s top tackle prospect, good luck finding anyone who thinks there’s a better run blocker coming out than Ekwonu. The All-American coming down Tobacco Road has some refinement to do in pass protection, but this 6-4 310-pounder has the sweet feet and athleticism (4.9 40 time) to fulfill his vast expectations. He addresses a huge need for Carolina, which isn’t scheduled to select again until late in Round 4, and might give QB Sam Darnold a fighting chance to succeed if the offense’s other weapons – namely RB Christian McCaffrey – are ready to go in 2022.
7. Giants (from Chicago Bears) – OT Evan Neal, Alabama
Yet another All-American – one who won a ring with the Tide in 2020 – the 6-8, 337-pounder might be the most user friendly of the incoming blockers. Taken with the pick acquired in last year’s Justin Fields trade with the Bears, Neal has extensive experience at left tackle, right tackle and guard and is effective both in the run game and pass protection. He’ll likely plug into the right side given 2020 first-rounder Andrew Thomas seems settled as the Giants’ left tackle. This new-look like line should give embattled QB Daniel Jones – his fifth-year option was declined Thursday – RB Saquon Barkley and a fleet of receivers a much better shot at success in 2022.
8. Atlanta Falcons – WR Drake London, USC
The 2021 trade of Julio Jones, 2022 suspension of Calvin Ridley and free agent departure of Russell Gage evidently moved wideout to the top of GM Terry Fontenot’s wish list. A 6-4, 219-pounder, London reminds many of Tampa Bay’s Mike Evans, partially due to their basketball backgrounds. London and 2021 first-round TE Kyle Pitts should provide new QB Marcus Mariota quite a pair of capable rebounders – “twin towers” as London said Thursday. He had 88 catches for 1,084 yards and seven scores in eight games for the Trojans in 2021 before a broken ankle cut his season short.
9. Seattle Seahawks (from Denver Broncos) – OT Charles Cross, Mississippi State
Coach Pete Carroll and GM John Schneider hope the trade of QB Russell Wilson starts paying off here. It sure seems like Carroll wants to get back to running the ball and playing suffocating defense, things the Seahawks often struggled to do in the latter part of Wilson’s reign. However in Cross, a first-team all SEC selection in 2021, they get a 6-5, 307-pounder who excels in pass protection. That’s usually what he did in Starkville for Mike Leach’s Air Raid offense. (Per PFF, Cross was in pass pro 719 times last season.) Should be good news for Drew Lock, or whomever is Seattle’s QB in 2022, and Cross takes over the post vacated by unsigned free agent Duane Brown. But remains to be seen if he can help take this offense back to what it was a decade ago.
10. Jets (from Seahawks) – WR Garrett Wilson, Ohio State
GM Joe Douglas is banking a (Zach) Wilson-to-Wilson connection gets this sputtering offense on track in 2022. Garrett Wilson is widely considered to be the top receiver in this draft, featuring 4.38 speed. A 6-foot, 183-pounder, he’s effective both outside and from the slot and is especially dangerous after the catch, scoring 13 TDs last season (one as a rusher). He, second-year man Elijah Moore and veteran Corey Davis could make this air attack interesting.
11. New Orleans Saints (from Washington Commanders) – WR Chris Olave, Ohio State
The Saints make their second move up the board this month following an earlier deal with the Eagles. Thursday night, they sent the Commanders the No. 16 pick plus a third- and fourth-rounder in order to select Olave. This seems to feed the notion New Orleans is collecting players to compete in the NFC now rather than finding a long-term successor for retired QB Drew Brees. Olave’s speed and smooth route running could eventually make him a clear-cut No. 1 target, not to mention his ability to reach the end zone – that occurring 32 times in his last 33 games for Ohio State. But in the near term, he’ll be a dangerous complement to fellow former Buckeyes WR Michael Thomas and RB Alvin Kamara.
(65) Jacksonville Jaguars
(66) Minnesota Vikings (from Detroit)
(67) New York Giants
(68) Houston Texans
(69) Tennessee Titans (from NewYork Jets)
(70) Jacksonville Jaguars (from Carolina)
(71) Chicago Bears
(72) Seattle Seahawks
(73) Indianapolis Colts (from Washington)
(74) Atlanta Falcons
(75) Denver Broncos
(76) Baltimore Ravens
(77) Minnesota Vikings
(78) Cleveland Browns
(79) Los Angeles Chargers
(80) Houston Texans (from New Orleans)
(81) New York Giants (from Miami)
(82) Atlanta Falcons (from Indianapolis)
(83) Philadelphia Eagles
(84) Pittsburgh Steelers
(85) New England Patriots
(86) Las Vegas Raiders
(87) Arizona Cardinals
(88) Dallas Cowboys
(89) Buffalo Bills
(90) Tennessee Titans
(91) Tampa Bay Buccaneer
(92) Green Bay Packers
(93) San Francisco 49ers
(94) New England Patriots (from Kansas City)
(95) Cincinnati Bengals
(96) Denver Broncos (from Los Angeles Rams)
(97*) Detroit Lions
(98*) Washington Commanders (from New Orleans)
(99*) Cleveland Browns
(100*) Arizona Cardinals (from Baltimore)
(101*) New York Jets (from New Orleans via Tennessee and Philadelphia)
(102*) Miami Dolphins (from San Francisco)
(103*) Kansas City Chiefs
(104*) Los Angeles Rams
(105*) San Francisco 49ers