2022 NFL draft: Potential targets for every 1st-round pick

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The NFL draft is an exercise in controlled chaos every year, and it looks like the 2022 edition will be no exception.

There’s still no clear-cut front-runner for this year’s No. 1 overall pick, and the rest of the top 10 looks to be in a similar situation. That has teams, players and fans alike all wondering how things will go down once the clock starts ticking Thursday night.

Every team has multiple options with their first-round picks, based on their positions of need, as well as the overall talent available on the board.

Here are the prospects most likely to be in the conversation for each of this year’s first-round selections:

No. 1 | Jacksonville Jaguars

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Aidan Hutchinson | EDGE | Michigan

Travon Walker | EDGE | Georgia

Ikem “Ickey” Ekwonu | OT | North Carolina State

Kayvon Thibodeaux | EDGE | Oregon

Evan Neal | OT | Alabama

No. 2 | Detroit Lions

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Aidan Hutchinson | EDGE | Michigan

Kayvon Thibodeaux | EDGE | Oregon

Malik Willis | QB | Liberty

Ahmad “Sauce” Gardner | CB | Cincinnati

Travon Walker | EDGE | Georgia

No. 3 | Houston Texans

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Kayvon Thibodeaux | EDGE | Oregon

Derek Stingley Jr. | CB | LSU

Travon Walker | EDGE | Georgia

Ikem “Ickey” Ekwonu | OT | North Carolina State

Ahmad “Sauce” Gardner | CB | Cincinnati

No. 4 | New York Jets

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Kayvon Thibodeaux | EDGE | Oregon

Ikem “Ickey” Ekwonu | OT | North Carolina State

Ahmad “Sauce” Gardner | CB | Cincinnati

Derek Stingley Jr. | CB | LSU

Travon Walker | EDGE | Georgia

No. 5 | New York Giants

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Kayvon Thibodeaux | EDGE | Oregon

Ikem “Ickey” Ekwonu | OT | North Carolina State

Ahmad “Sauce” Gardner | CB | Cincinnati

Travon Walker | EDGE | Georgia

Evan Neal | OT | Alabama

No. 6 | Carolina Panthers

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Evan Neal | OT | Alabama

Malik Willis | QB | Liberty

Ikem “Ickey” Ekwonu | OT | North Carolina State

Kenny Pickett | QB | Pitt

Travon Walker | EDGE | Georgia

No. 7 | New York Giants (from CHI)

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Travon Walker | EDGE | Georgia

Derek Stingley Jr. | CB | LSU

Kyle Hamilton | S | Notre Dame

Jermaine Johnson II | EDGE | Florida State

Evan Neal | OT | Alabama

No. 8 | Atlanta Falcons

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Malik Willis | QB | Liberty

Jameson Williams | WR | Alabama

Derek Stingley Jr. | CB | LSU

Drake London | WR | USC

Jermaine Johnson II | EDGE | Florida State

No. 9 | Seattle Seahawks (from DEN)

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Malik Willis | QB | Liberty

Charles Cross | OT | Mississippi State

Derek Stingley Jr. | CB | LSU

Jermaine Johnson II | EDGE | Florida State

Trevor Penning | OT | Northern Iowa

No. 10 | New York Jets (from SEA)

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Jameson Williams | WR | Alabama

Jermaine Johnson II | EDGE | Florida State

Charles Cross | OT | Mississippi State

Drake London | WR | USC

Garrett Wilson | WR | Ohio State

No. 11 | Washington Commanders

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Kyle Hamilton | S | Notre Dame

Drake London | WR | USC

Garrett Wilson | WR | Ohio State

Jameson Williams | WR | Alabama

Devin Lloyd | LB | Utah

No. 12 | Minnesota Vikings

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Kyle Hamilton | S | Notre Dame

Trent McDuffie | CB | Washington

Jameson Williams | WR | Alabama

Jordan Davis | DL | Georgia

Drake London | WR | USC

No. 13 | Houston Texans (from CLE)

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Jermaine Johnson II | EDGE | Florida State

Kyle Hamilton | S | Notre Dame

Charles Cross | OT | Mississippi State

Jameson Williams | WR | Alabama

Jordan Davis | DL | Georgia

No. 14 | Baltimore Ravens

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Jordan Davis | DL | Georgia

Jermaine Johnson II | EDGE | Florida State

Tyler Linderbaum | OL | Iowa

Trent McDuffie | CB | Washington

Devonte Wyatt | DL | Georgia

No. 15 | Philadelphia Eagles (from MIA)

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Trent McDuffie | CB | Washington

Drake London | WR | USC

Devin Lloyd | LB | Utah

Devonte Wyatt | DL | Georgia

Treylon Burks | WR | Arkansas

No. 16 | New Orleans Saints (from IND via PHI)

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Trevor Penning | OT | Northern Iowa

Garrett Wilson | WR | Ohio State

Kenny Pickett | QB | Pitt

Chris Olave | WR | Ohio State

Treylon Burks | WR | Arkansas

No. 17 | Los Angeles Chargers

(AP Photo/Mary Schwalm)

Trevor Penning | OT | Northern Iowa

Jordan Davis | DL | Georgia

Treylon Burks | WR | Arkansas

Zion Johnson | OL | Boston College

Chris Olave | WR | Ohio State

No. 18 | Philadelphia Eagles (from NO)

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Trent McDuffie | CB | Washington

Devin Lloyd | LB | Utah

Devonte Wyatt | DL | Georgia

Treylon Burks | WR | Arkansas

Dax Hill | DB | Michigan

No. 19 | New Orleans Saints (from PHI)

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Trevor Penning | OT | Northern Iowa

Garrett Wilson | WR | Ohio State

Kenny Pickett | QB | Pitt

Chris Olave | WR | Ohio State

Treylon Burks | WR | Arkansas

No. 20 | Pittsburgh Steelers

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Devonte Wyatt | DL | Georgia

Kenny Pickett | QB | Pitt

Treylon Burks | WR | Arkansas

Jordan Davis | DL | Georgia

Malik Willis | QB | Liberty

No. 21 | New England Patriots

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Devin Lloyd | LB | Utah

Trent McDuffie | CB | Washington

Quay Walker | LB | Georgia

Andrew Booth Jr. | CB | Clemson

Zion Johnson | OL | Boston College

No. 22 | Green Bay Packers (from LV)

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Treylon Burks | WR | Arkansas

Bernhard Raimann | OT | Central Michigan

Chris Olave | WR | Ohio State

George Karlaftis | EDGE | Purdue

Jahan Dotson | WR | Penn State

No. 23 | Arizona Cardinals

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Andrew Booth Jr. | CB | Clemson

Devonte Wyatt | DL | Georgia

Arnold Ebiketie | EDGE | Penn State

Jahan Dotson | WR | Penn State

Kenyon Green | OL | Texas A&M

No. 24 | Dallas Cowboys

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Kenyon Green | OL | Texas A&M

Jahan Dotson | WR | Penn State

George Karlaftis | EDGE | Purdue

Zion Johnson | OL | Boston College

Tyler Linderbaum | OL | Iowa

No. 25 | Buffalo Bills

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Andrew Booth Jr. | CB | Clemson

Breece Hall | RB | Iowa State

Tyler Smith | OL | Tulsa

Jahan Dotson | WR | Penn State

Kaiir Elam | CB | Florida

No. 26 | Tennessee Titans

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Tyler Linderbaum | OL | Iowa

Jahan Dotson | WR | Penn State

Tyler Smith | OL | Tulsa

Trey McBride | TE | Colorado State

George Pickens | WR | Georgia

No. 27 | Tampa Bay Buccaneers

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Devonte Wyatt | DL | Georgia

Lewis Cine | S | Georgia

Zion Johnson | OL | Boston College

Logan Hall | DL | Houston

Trey McBride | TE | Colorado State

No. 28 | Green Bay Packers

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Bernhard Raimann | OT | Central Michigan

George Karlaftis | EDGE | Purdue

Jahan Dotson | WR | Penn State

Tyler Smith | OL | Tulsa

Arnold Ebiketie | EDGE | Penn State

No. 29 | Kansas City Chiefs (from SF via MIA)

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George Karlaftis | EDGE | Purdue

Kyler Gordon | CB | Washington

Jahan Dotson | WR | Penn State

Arnold Ebiketie | EDGE | Penn State

Kaiir Elam | CB | Florida

No. 30 | Kansas City Chiefs

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George Karlaftis | EDGE | Purdue

Kyler Gordon | CB | Washington

Jahan Dotson | WR | Penn State

Arnold Ebiketie | EDGE | Penn State

Kaiir Elam | CB | Florida

No. 31 | Cincinnati Bengals

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Tyler Linderbaum | OL | Iowa

Kaiir Elam | CB | Florida

Tyler Smith | OL | Tulsa

Kyler Gordon | CB | Washington

Kenyon Green | OL | Texas A&M

No. 32 | Detroit Lions (from LAR)

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Dax Hill | DB | Michigan

George Pickens | WR | Georgia

Jaquan Brisker | S | Penn State

Jahan Dotson | WR | Penn State

Lewis Cine | S | Georgia

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