The NFL offseason is in full swing before free agency even begins. Trades, like Russell Wilson to the Broncos and Carson Wentz to the Commanders, have already changed how the 2022 NFL Draft will play out. We also saw Aaron Rodgers go back to Green Bay plus eight players receive the franchise tag. And Tom Brady retired, then un-retired just before legal tampering kicked off , since our last mock draft.
It’s time to update our mock draft after seeing these moves and hearing the whispers that came out of the NFL Scouting Combine and with free agency arriving this week. But the early returns of trades and tag decisions have delivered loud messages. We can start to see which teams need to be aggressive and which are planning to look for value while filling needs.
This is a unique draft class that’s been lauded as deep but not top-heavy. That’s true in some ways but there are plenty of potential impact players emerging already this offseason.
Let’s jump into our second mock of the first-round of the 2022 NFL Draft.