Mel Kiper reveals final mock draft ahead of 2022 NFL Draft

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The 2022 NFL Draft has finally arrived. To begin the day, ESPN NFL Draft expert Mel Kiper Jr. has finalized his mock draft for Thursday’s festivities.

Months of research, predictions and scouting went into Kiper’s final predictions. Now, all that’s left is to watch the chaos unfold.

“Let’s get into my final 2022 mock draft, projecting all 32 first-round picks based on what I’m hearing and where I think prospects could come off the board,” wrote Kiper. “This is my first mock since Todd McShay and I went three rounds, alternating picks, so there are several changes. I didn’t project any trades here, but there undoubtedly will be a few. I just don’t see many teams willing to move up, so it’s tough to project them.”

Here’s Mel Kiper Jr.’s final mock draft for the 2022 NFL Draft.

Mel Kiper 2022 NFL Mock Draft:

1) Jacksonville Jaguars — Travon Walker, EDGE, Georgia
2) Detroit Lions — Aidan Hutchinson, EDGE, Michigan
3) Houston Texans — Ikem Ekwonu, OT, NC State
4) New York Jets — Ahmad “Sauce” Gardner, CB, Cincinnati
5) New York Giants — Charles Cross, OT, Mississippi State
6) Carolina Panthers — Evan Neal, OT, Alabama
7) New York Giants (via CHI) — Jermaine Johnson II, EDGE, Florida State
8) Atlanta Falcons — Garrett Wilson, WR, Ohio State
9) Seattle Seahawks (via DEN) — Derek Stingley Jr., CB, LSU
10) New York Jets (via SEA) — Drake London, WR, USC
11) Washington Commanders — Chris Olave, WR, Ohio State
12) Minnesota Vikings — Kayvon Thibodeaux, EDGE, Oregon
13) Houston Texans (via CLE) — Kyle Hamilton, S, Notre Dame
14) Baltimore Ravens — Jordan Davis, IDL, Georgia
15) Philadelphia Eagles (via MIA) — Jameson Williams, WR, Alabama
16) New Orleans Saints (via PHI/IND) — Trevor Penning, OT, Northern Iowa
17) Los Angeles Chargers — Devin Lloyd, LB, Utah
18) Philadelphia Eagles (via NO) — Trent McDuffie, CB, Washington
19) New Orleans Saints (via PHI) — Kenny Pickett, QB, Pittsburgh
20) Pittsburgh Steelers — Malik Willis, QB, Liberty
21) New England Patriots — Daxton Hill, S, Michigan
22) Green Bay Packers (via LV) — Kenyon Green, IOL, Texas A&M
23) Arizona Cardinals — Zion Johnson, IOL, Boston College
24) Dallas Cowboys — Tyler Smith, OT, Tulsa
25) Buffalo Bills — Kaiir Elam, CB, Florida
26) Tennessee Titans — Jahan Dotson, WR, Penn State
27) Tampa Bay Buccaneers — Devonte Wyatt, IDL, Georgia
28) Green Bay Packers — Christian Watson, WR, North Dakota State
29) Kansas City Chiefs (via MIA/SF) — Skyy Moore, WR, Western Michigan
30) Kansas City Chiefs — Arnold Ebiketie, EDGE, Penn State
31) Cincinnati Bengals — George Karlaftis, EDGE, Purdue
32) Detroit Lions (via LAR) — Lewis Cine, S, Georgia