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2022 NFL Draft: ESPN releases mock draft for Round 2

Jonathan Wagner04/29/22
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The 2022 NFL Draft is officially open, with Thursday night’s opening round now in the rearview mirror. Ahead of the start of Round 2, ESPN provided a glimpse into Day 2 of the draft with a second-round mock draft on Friday.

In the first round, the draft order was significantly altered through a plethora of trades throughout the night. Those moves are apparent when looking at the draft order to open Round 2, with a lot of new teams set to come on the clock.

With just one quarterback taken in the opening round, this draft looks different than those of recent years. There are still a lot of talented players available, and ESPN’s Round 2 mock draft has a couple of quarterbacks going off the board rather quickly on Friday night. If Thursday night was any indication, though, this draft order is incredibly unlikely to remain in tact.

ESPN’s Round 2 mock draft

33. Tampa Bay Buccaneers (via JAX): Iowa State RB Breece Hall
34. Minnesota Vikings (via DET): Clemson CB Andrew Booth Jr.
35. Tennessee Titans (via NYJ): Liberty QB Malik Willis
36. New York Giants: North Dakota State WR Christian Watson
37. Houston Texans: Penn State DE Arnold Ebiketie
38. New York Jets (via CAR): Georgia LB Nakobe Dean
39. Chicago Bears: UConn DT Travis Jones
40. Seattle Seahawks (via DEN): Minnesota OLB Boye Mafe
41. Seattle Seahawks: Washington CB Kyler Gordon
42. Indianapolis Colts (via WSH): Western Michigan WR Skyy Moore
43. Atlanta Falcons: Cincinnati QB Desmond Ridder
44. Cleveland Browns: Oklahoma DT Perrion Winfrey
45. Baltimore Ravens: Houston DE Logan Hall
46. Detroit Lions (via MIN): Ole Miss QB Matt Corral
47. Washington Commanders (via IND): UTSA CB Tariq Woolen
48. Chicago Bears (via LAC): Georgia WR George Pickens
49. New Orleans Saints: Alabama DT Phidarian Mathis
50. Kansas City Chiefs (via MIA): Central Michigan OT Bernhard Raimann
51. Philadelphia Eagles: Auburn CB Roger McCreary
52. Pittsburgh Steelers: Michigan OLB David Ojabo
53. Green Bay Packers (via LV): Alabama WR John Metchie III
54. New England Patriots: Nebraska S Cam Taylor-Britt
55. Arizona Cardinals: USC OLB Drake Jackson
56. Dallas Cowboys: Kentucky DE Josh Paschal
57. Buffalo Bills: Michigan State RB Kenneth Walker III
58. Atlanta Falcons (via TEN): Washington State OT Abraham Lucas
59. Green Bay Packers: Ohio State OT Nicholas Petit-Frere
60. Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Central Michigan OT Luke Goedeke
61. San Francisco 49ers: Penn State S Jaquan Brisker
62. Kansas City Chiefs: Baylor S Jalen Pitre
63. Cincinnati Bengals: Alabama LB Christian Harris
64. Denver Broncos (via LAR): Colorado State TE Trey McBride