Fantasy 2022 BigFooty NFL Mock Draft - Board and selections

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With pick 48, the Bears select Martin Emerson, CB, Mississippi State (Emerson is wearing '1' in the picture below)

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It's unsurprising, but the Bears' secondary was pretty rubbish in 2021, giving up big plays at inopportune moments. To help shore up the defence, the Bears take Martin Emerson. He's on the taller side for a cornerback, coming in at 6'2", 200lb, so he will be able to match up with some of the bigger wide receivers on the Bears' slate in 2022. Emerson displays quick burst off the snap, and he has the acceleration to match it with the twitchy wide receivers. Emerson quickly recovers ground after breaks, and he has good long speed for his size. His athletic traits will give him plenty of upside when he reaches the NFL. But he has some football intelligence, and his tape suggests that he can anticipate wide receiver routes with a fair degree of success, and he has the physicality to bump receivers off their routes. However, there are times when he can be caught out if the receiver gets a step on him, and in the flag-happy NFL, grabbing a receiver who has beat him off the snap will result in penalties piling up. Something to watch out for. While he is adequate in man-coverage, he's more of a zone-coverage cornerback first while he's adjusting to the requirements of an NFL press defence.

Emerson came out of high school fairly lightly recruited as a three star recruit. He was recruited by Cincinnati, Pittsburgh, Ole Miss and Louisville, but ended up committing to Mississippi State. In 2019, he started five games as a true freshman, collecting 31 tackles, 1.5 TFLs, a pick, a pass deflection and a forced fumble. In 2020, Emerson took a step forward as the Bulldogs' best defensive player, collecting 72 tackles, 1.5 TFLs, 11 pass breakups. His stats took a step back last season, with only 49 tackles, 3 TFLs, and three pass breakups.

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Pick 50 Kansas City Chiefs select :

Alec Pierce WR Cincinnati

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I know the chiefs recruited Valdes-Scantling and JuJu in the offseason trying to fill the WR position after the Hill departure but i really don't see much upside for either of these guys, especially VS who couldn't make an impact with Rodgers as his QB in Green Bay. His 3 year $30m contract looks steep to me. A WR corps of Hardman, VS, JuJu, Pickens and Pierce would give the chiefs options going forward.

One of the best draft analysts describes Alec this way -
" Nobody can run with Alec Pierce. He runs by everybody, there’s nobody that can run with this kid. He’s in the conversation for the best route runner in the whole draft. His ability to get off the line of scrimmage with different releases and do it like a pro, whether it be the footwork, the hands, it’s as good as it gets.”
He has been compared to Jordy Nelson.
With Clyde at RB, Kelce at TE and of course Mahomes at QB the offence is still very dangerous even without Hill. I will look to fill defensive needs and perhaps BPA the rest of the draft.

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Pick 51 Eagles select Rasheed Walker, OT, Penn State

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With a view to shifting Walker inside, the Eagles could take a chance on the 6'6 313lb tackle being a long term replacement for Brooks & while he has much to work on, there's more than enough talent there for Stoutland to weave his magic yet again. Starting all 32 at LT, Walker excelled in the run game but showed weakness at times in pass protection which if he can improve on quickly, should see him starting in year 1.

Howie did want to go Wideout with this pick but all you campaigners nabbed his studs*;)...

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With the 52 pick in the draft Pittsburgh select


Nicholas Petit-Frere​

  • Position: Offensive Tackle
  • School: Ohio State
  • Current Year: Redshirt Junior
  • Height: 6’5″
  • Weight: 315 pounds
Not really a little brother at 315 pounds.

Within his frame, Petit-Frere is an exceptional athlete. The Ohio State OT glides as a lateral mover, and he has good recovery athleticism. For his size, he’s fairly light on his feet and incredibly smooth out of his pass sets. His mobility also shows up on run-blocking reps, where he easily covers ground and directs opponents with steady leg drive. His explosive get-off allows him to reach defenders without much delay.

Beyond his mobility and short-range burst, Petit-Frere also has good fluidity and flexibility for his size. He sinks his hips to redirect players, and he’s especially polished flipping his hips upfield.



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Arizona Cardinals select Breece Hall RB

Full write up to come but basically a backfield with Kyler and Breece the Beast is too tantalising to pass up. Every time I watch him I can’t help but think leveon bell type production in the NFL.
 

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With pick 56 Dallas Cowboys select

Sean Rhyan OT UCLA​

Listed Height: 6-foot-5

Listed Weight: 320 pounds

Rhyan started since 2019 at LT but has played all OLine positions. Would be a guard at Dallas but would probably get to play at LT when Smith is often out injured.

Very high football IQ, establishes leverage well. Maintains his balance well. Good hand punch, and predominantly very good in his pass sets. Has experience on both sides of the line. Can torque his body to maintain leverage on an opponent.

Can get a bit off balance, needs to get his feet moving better.

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With Pick 57 the Buffalo Bills select Kenneth Walker III, RB, Michigan State.

Absolutely loved this kids Hesiman caliber season, 1636 rushing yards and 18 TD's, with the showcase performance of 5TDs vs Michigan. (Adding to his 13 TD campaign in 2020).

Walker will be a perfect compliment to Josh Allen and the Bills offense that needed an upgrade in the running game. Walker showed hes a perfect cold weather RB and will be slippery in between the tackles with his smaller size.

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Atlanta Falcons select Lewis Cine S Georgia
Sorry guys busy weekend write up to come tomorrow during work hours
 

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Cameron Thomas, EDGE, San Diego St

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Consistent pass rush is critical to winning a Superbowl, so with the loss of Smith, we need a replacement in the rotation now, but I feel his future might be at DE. He's fairly versatile, and could provide a fair bit as a situational pass rusher. But as I said, add some bulk over a couple of pre-seasons, and get that rush from a 3-man front. Bit of a project, but has a lot of tools to work with. Not as cool a name as our last SDSU pass rushing star, but relatively acceptable. Even if he didn't wear #99, he'd look like JJ Watt. No pressure kid.

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Bucs select Jeremy Ruckert TE Ohio State

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Jeremy Ruckert aligned both in-line and split out in Ohio State's offense, and he projects as a three-down Y tight end in the NFL thanks to his blocking ability and overall athleticism.

Ruckert is a willing blocker who has good play strength to hold his own when blocking edge-defenders from in-line positions. He has a mean streak and loves to try to bury smaller defenders once he gets his hands on them, but his eagerness will cause him to lose technique with his blocks. That's especially the case on blocks working across the formation, when he will go for kill shots that will cause him to miss completely. He also shows the ability to win when asked to pass-set on play-action concepts.

Ruckert is an adequate athlete who is more solid than dynamic in the passing game. He has good hands and catching range and is more than comfortable catching the ball in a crowd or away from his body. He's capable of making spectacular catches at times.
Ruckert is not an overwhelming athlete, but he can sink and bend enough and understands how to fight for leverage on vertical routes. He also consistently stays friendly to the quarterback when working against zone coverage, knowing to not drift and stay within the throwing lane. However, his route tree is not varied at this point in time because Ohio State's offense prefers to utilize its talented wide receivers.
Overall, Ruckert projects as a Y tight end who can work from in-line positions as a blocker and receiver on running downs and stay on the field for every down. Offensive coordinators may never design plays for him, but they'll be fine if the ball does go his way as a secondary option in concepts. Ruckert's ability to hold his own as a blocker will give him a chance to see the field early in his NFL career, but he will need to continue working on consistency with his technique and play within himself.


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49ers select at pick 61
Abraham Lucas, OT, Washington State, Height: 6-6. Weight: 322



I tossed up between McCreary and OL help. With OL winning. With McGlinchey likely not to be with us after this season i have selected his replacement. Abraham Lucas is a sufficiently reactive athlete with regards to lateral agility when redirecting in his pass set. In the passing game, he displays good body control in his set. He has very good range and length on the perimeter, and as a result, he is difficult to speed rush. In the run game, he shows a physically tough temperament and can generate some vertical movement. He is athletic enough to get to the second level and uses his length and competitiveness to engage. Also has abit of a nasty streak to his game.

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Pick 62 Kansas City select -

Roger McCreary CB Auburn

With Charvarious Ward heading to the 49'ers the chiefs address the CB position with this pick. The CB position is deep in this draft so they can afford to wait for one of their picks in the second round. Defensive Co-ordinator Spagnuolo favours physical cornerbacks and as mentioned needs to cover the departure of Ward. McCreary is an aggressive "bump-and-run" defender with the speed, quickness, and athleticism to shadow premier receivers at the line of scrimmage.

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With McCreary now off the board, am tossing up between Ohio native and Bearcat CB Coby Bryant (a cover 3 specialist which the Bengals predominantly run) and Ole Miss Edge Sam Williams who is a higher rated, higher ceiling prospect.

Bengals are pretty deep at Edge, and are very thin at CB. McCreary would've been a steal in the late 2nd, but with him now gone, personally, I would select the higher rated Williams here, but with a similar round grade between Bryant and Williams, the smarter thing would be to select....

PICK 63....COBY BRYANT CB CINCINNATI

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Coby Bryant is a zone (cover 3) specialist. He excels at route recognition, and has playmaking abilities with his eyes forward. He is renowned for his football IQ and leadership qualities. The Bengals run a lot of Cover 3 and Cover 1, so he will probably wet his feet in the NFL taking most snaps in zone as he learns to be better at man. A rotational piece in the CB depth chart year one. McCreary would've probably played more inside, at nickel, where we already have Hilton, so in a way it was good that the Chiefs took him off the board. Bryant is a clear outside defender, which we need with Waynes gone, and only Awuzie and Apple left outside. As the AFC has loaded up with even more elite WR talent, and more to come via the draft, it becomes even more important for teams to now load up with CB help....and/or edge help (why the indecision).

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Jackonsville with the 65th pick take

Quay Walker - LB - Georgia - 6’4″ - 240 pounds



With no more Myles Jack with the jaguars they need to find some youth at linebacker and a replacement enter Quay.
Quay Walker is a high-upside linebacker prospect who offers a tremendous frame and elite athleticism for the position. At nearly 6’4, 241, Walker put on a show with his Combine testing and cemented himself as a unique player in this class. As just a one-year starter at Georgia, there is a lot of growth needed for Walker to reach his ceiling. But that ceiling is easily one of the best all-around LBs in the NFL, and he showed some terrific flashes on tape.
Walker doesn’t have many weaknesses in his game. He plays the run with energy and physicality and has a tremendous tackle radius. Walker is a fluid mover and offers sideline-to-sideline range against the run. Those movement skills also translate well to zone coverage, where he can be an asset with his length and speed. While he wasn’t asked to do it much in college, Walker has the frame and athleticism to be a potential man coverage option against TEs.
One of the most important aspects of the linebacker position is instincts, and it’s an area where Walker needs development. The flashes are there, but Walker is often a little slow to trigger on plays. As such, his impact isn’t always maximized, though his athletic talents help him recover quickly. Walker will be drafted highly due to his upside, but he might take a little more time to acclimate to the NFL game than some of the more experienced LBs in the class.

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With the 66th pick, the Detroit Lions select John Metchie, WR, Alabama

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The only WR of note on the team last year was rookie Amon-Ra St Brown, and the only addition has been DJ Chark on a WR deal, so the WR room could use some more talent. A highly dependable WR in college who runs god routes and tracks the ball well, I think he's worth the pick here despite the fact he's coming off an ACL tear suffered in the SEC Championship Game (assuming his recovery is progressing well)

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Giants select

Sam Howell - QB - Tar Heels

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Danny Dimes isn’t the answer. Howell had a lean year but lost a lot of talent around him.

I expect him to have a Baker level talent which is a steal for a 3rd rounder.


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