2022 NFL Mock Draft: NY Jets build trenches, multiple surprises, and more

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13. Houston Texans: Evan Neal, OT, Alabama

The Texans don't need to draft an offensive tackle early with Laremy Tunsil and Tytus Howard both firmly entrenched in starting roles. But with Evan Neal somehow still on the board, they couldn't pass.

Rumors that Neal might have some medical hiccups could cause him to slide a little, and drafting Neal would give the Texans an incredibly promising tackle duo of Tunsil and Neal while Howard can slide to guard.

14. Baltimore Ravens: Trent McDuffie, CB, Washington

Everyone in the world seems to think Georgia nose tackle Jordan Davis is the pick here, and while it makes plenty of sense, there are bigger needs to address after signing Michael Pierce in free agency.

Washington's Trent McDuffie is getting significantly overlooked in this class and he could step in as a day one starter in the slot before eventually taking over for Marcus Peters on the outside in 2023.

15. Philadelphia Eagles: Jameson Williams, WR, Alabama

If not for a torn ACL, Jameson Williams would have had a very strong chance to be the first wide receiver off the board. And while it's still possible, he slides ever so slightly to the Eagles here.

The Eagles have whiffed on receivers in the draft far too frequently in recent years, but as long as Williams returns to full health, he should have no problem breaking that trend.

16. New Orleans Saints: Chris Olave, WR, Ohio State

The Saints are really, really desperate for wide receiver help, and they continue the run on receivers here with Ohio State's Chris Olave.

Olave is one of the smoothest route-runners in this class and he would provide much-needed receiver help to a Saints team that was trotting out the likes of Chris Hogan and Ty Montgomery at points last season.