2022 NFL mock draft: Final 1st-round projections

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After months of breaking down film, assessing team needs, compiling testing scores and more, it’s time for one final stab at projecting the first round of the 2022 NFL draft.

It’s still anybody’s guess how the top of this year’s draft plays out, but here’s my best guess:

*denotes projected trade

1. Jacksonville Jaguars | Georgia EDGE Travon Walker

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2. Detroit Lions | Michigan EDGE Aidan Hutchinson

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3. Houston Texans | LSU CB Derek Stingley Jr.

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4. New York Jets | North Carolina State OL Ickey Ekwonu

(AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)

5. New York Giants | Cincinnati CB Ahmad "Sauce" Gardner

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6. Carolina Panthers | Alabama OT Evan Neal

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7. New York Giants (from CHI) | Mississippi State OT Charles Cross

(AP Photo/Butch Dill)

8. Atlanta Falcons | Oregon EDGE Kayvon Thibodeaux

(Photo by Steph Chambers/Getty Images)

9. Philadelphia Eagles (from DEN via SEA)* | Alabama WR Jameson Williams

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10. New York Jets (from SEA) | Florida State EDGE Jermaine Johnson II

(AP Photo/Hakim Wright Sr.)

11. Washington Football Team | USC WR Drake London

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12. Minnesota Vikings | Notre Dame S Kyle Hamilton

(AP Photo/Darron Cummings)

13. Pittsburgh Steelers (from CLE via HOU)* | Liberty QB Malik Willis

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14. Baltimore Ravens | Georgia DL Jordan Davis

(AP Photo/John Bazemore)

15. Seattle Seahawks (from MIA via PHI)* | Northern Iowa OT Trevor Penning

(AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)

16. New Orleans Saints (from IND via PHI) | Ohio State WR Garrett Wilson

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17. Los Angeles Chargers | Boston College OL Zion Johnson

(AP Photo/Mary Schwalm)

18. Philadelphia Eagles (from NO) | Washington CB Trent McDuffie

(AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)

19. New Orleans Saints (from PHI) | Pitt QB Kenny Pickett

(AP Photo/Adrian Kraus)

20. Houston Texans (from PIT)* | Purdue EDGE George Karlaftis

(AP Photo/Michael Conroy)

21. New England Patriots | Utah LB Devin Lloyd

(AP Photo/D. Ross Cameron)

22. Green Bay Packers (from LV) | Arkansas WR Treylon Burks

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23. Arizona Cardinals | Ohio State WR Chris Olave

(AP Photo/Noah K. Murray)

24. Dallas Cowboys | Texas A&M OL Kenyon Green

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25. Buffalo Bills | Iowa State RB Breece Hall

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26. Tennessee Titans | Tulsa OL Tyler Smith

(AP Photo/Chris O’Meara)

27. Tampa Bay Buccaneers | Georgia DL Devonte Wyatt

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28. Green Bay Packers | Georgia LB Quay Walker

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29. Kansas City Chiefs (from SF via MIA) | Washington CB Kyler Gordon

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30. Seattle Seahawks (from KC)* | Mississippi QB Matt Corral

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31. Cincinnati Bengals | Iowa OL Tyler Linderbaum

(AP Photo/Matthew Putney)

32. Detroit Lions (from LAR) | Michigan DB Dax Hill

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