2022 NFL mock draft: A few big surprises in store in round one

American quarterback Malik Willis of Liberty Mandatory Credit: Vasha Hunt-USA TODAY Sports
American quarterback Malik Willis of Liberty Mandatory Credit: Vasha Hunt-USA TODAY Sports /
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Georgia defensive lineman Devonte Wyatt. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports /

NFL Mock Draft picks 11-20

11. Commanders- Drake London, WR USC
This is a big-bodied WR who will match well with McLauren. They will have a good mix of speed and a guy who can get contested catches on the outside. I think he will fit this system well with Carson Wentz; he has a similar style to Alshon Jeffry. His only issue is if he can keep his weight under control.

12. Vikings- Kyle Hamilton, S Notre Dame
They could have gone corner, but Hamilton is a more dynamic athlete with fewer questions than Stingley Jr. They need safety help, and Hamilton can come down into the slot if needed or play LB in the dime. One of the best safeties I’ve seen sideline to sideline in recent years. He could be a swiss army knife for them.

13. Texans- Derek Stingley Jr., CB LSU
I am sure they wished Hamilton fell to them, but Stingley is someone they won’t be mad about. Going back to back on defense should take some pressure off Davis Mills or whoever starts at quarterback next year.

14. Ravens- Jordan Davis, IDL UGA
This might seem like a bit of a slide for Davis, but he goes to the perfect team. He fits that system well, and they need him up front badly. Mixed with last year’s pass rusher, they could start filling out one of the more dynamic front sevens.

15. Eagles- Jameson Williams, WR Alabama
Jalen Hurts might not be their guy, but Reagor at wide receiver is easily not. Williams will be back with his teammate Smith from Alabama and make for a great one-two punch for Philly, who has not had two good receivers in what seems like a decade.

16. Saints- Trevor Penning, OT Northern Iowa
The Saints could go quarterback here, but this offense is a bit of a mess. The smart move is to fill the trenches with a player who can play inside or outside. They lost a big part of that offensive line in the offseason and need to start patching it up.

17. Chargers- Devonte Wyatt, IDL UGA
Another Georgia defensive lineman off the board here; will feast with Mack and Bosa around him. This is a dream front seven for the chargers. I can tell you one thing; you won’t be running the ball well on this front.

18. Eagles- George Karlaftis, EDGE Purdue
Eagles need to get pressure, and with questions about their interior, Karlaftis can come in and least cause issues on the outside for them. The Eagles are not far off of Dallas, and picking up Williams and Karlaftis, that gap gets even smaller.

19. Saints- Desmond Ridder, QB Cincinnati
Saints lucked out, and a quarterback fell to them. I think he can compete with Winston, and it gives them cap flex if they let Winston go next year and start Ridder on a team-friendly contract. I also think Ridder is an excellent fit for this current offense. He is a winner and has the drive. Should Michael Thomas come back to form, he and Ridder could make a solid duo for quite some time.

20. Steelers- Kenny Pickett, QB Pitt
Steelers end up with their Pitt product. I am not a fan of Pickett, but you cant go into the season feeling good about Trubisky as your starter. He may also be the best player on the board, as they don’t need to target wide receivers, and the rest of the offensive linemen might be a reach at 20.