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2022 Mock Draft (v4.0) Playoff Possibilities Edition

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Week 13 is in the books, and the Eagles are staring at the precipice between playoff contention, middling mediocrity. It seems as though Hurts is entrenched as the starter no matter how well Minshew performs. So here is a mock draft that looks to the future, presumably with Hurts as the starting QB (thanks Lurie). Without further ado, let's get into it:


Round 1, Pick 12: Kenyon Green (OL) (Texas A&M)

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HEIGHT: 6-4 | WEIGHT: 325 | PROSPECT RANK: #14
  • Above average football smarts, and general intelligence. Plays with a nasty streak, solid character and work ethic.
  • Started 23 games for the Aggies at both guard positions over his first 2 seasons, transitioned to left tackle for 2021 and did not disappoint.
  • Has a naturally wide base, thickly built, and good length. Long legs to cover ground with his initial kick slide and elite upper body strength.
  • Deceptive quickness and agility when blocking speedier defenders on the outside, and while getting to the second level in the run game. Might be the most athletic guard in the class.

NFL COMPARISON: Rodger Saffold


Round 1, Pick 13: Ahmad Gardner (CB) (Cincinnati)

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HEIGHT: 6-3 | WEIGHT 200 | PROSPECT RANK: #18
  • An athletic, tall corner with an aggressive brand of play. Blankets smaller receivers, and has the natural speed to keep up.
  • High motor, never gives up on the play, has demonstrated good ball skills, as evidenced by his 9 career interceptions over 3 seasons.
  • Since 2019, has yet to allow a touchdown to an opposing receiver. Has also scored 3 of his own and has career 35.9 passer rating when targeted.
  • Aware zone cornerback who is adept in man coverage. Flashes physicality at the line to keep receivers off-balance. Adequate hand skills, will need to learn more variety at the next level.

NFL COMPARISON: J.C. Jackson


Round 1, Pick 17: Treylon Burks (WR) (Arkansas)

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HEIGHT: 6-3 | WEIGHT: 225 | PROSPECT RANK #19
  • A large bodied wide receiver with dominating size and speed. Has been used all over the field in the Razorbacks offense, as a deep threat, in the slot, even taking snaps out of the backfield.
  • Has enough arm strength and tenacity to be a good downfield blocker, is always active in the play and never stops moving at 100% effort until the whistle is blown.
  • Explosive burst for a receiver of his size, is expected to run a 4.4 at the combine, has posted a 4.3 at Arkansas training camp.
  • Adequate route running, but ran a simple game plan under Sam Pittman. Will need time to get acquainted with an NFL playbook.

NFL COMPARISON: D.K. Metcalf


Round 2, Pick 39: Nakobe Dean (LB) (Georgia)

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HEIGHT: 6-0 | WEIGHT: 225 | PROSPECT RANK: #34
  • Slightly undersized, but highly athletic linebacker with elite coverage and closing speed.
  • Plays MIKE in the Bulldogs defense, has the brain to read offenses and make adjustments at the line.
  • Great feel in coverage, often arrives at the receiver at the same time as the ball.
  • Quick in run defense, with enough bend to shed blockers. Also very solid in tackling.
NFL COMPARISON: Eric Kendricks


Round 3, Pick 76: Zachary Carter (EDGE) (Florida)

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HEIGHT: 6-4 | WEIGHT: 285 | PROSPECT RANK: #72
  • Flashes an explosive burst, can catch blockers off guard with his ability to get into the backfield.
  • Challenges inside with quickness and strong hands. Run and chase defender who can leave a mark.
  • Strong tackler, has anchor power and above average technique against blockers.
  • Benefitted from good defensive play in 2021, notched 8 sacks and 1 forced fumble.
NFL COMPARISON: Mario Addison


Round 4, Pick 109: Noah Daniels (CB) (TCU)

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HEIGHT: 6-0 | WEIGHT: 194 | PROSPECT RANK: #107
  • Very fast, naturally athletic talent with good strength to tackle, and plays with high energy.
  • Good instincts and anticipation, reads and reacts with discipline.
  • Plays primarily press-man coverage, but shows versatility to adapt to other schemes.
  • Would be day 2 talent, fringe 1st if not for an array of injuries during college career.
NFL COMPARISON: Tre'Davious White