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

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29. Kansas City Chiefs: Daxton Hill, S, Michigan

The conversation about who the second-best safety in this class will be is interesting. In this scenario, Michigan's Daxton Hill wins out and is the second safety off the board toward the end of Round 1.

The Chiefs will be losing Tyrann Mathieu in free agency and they decide to add the versatile, do-it-all Hill as his replacement. This is a sneaky good pick for Kansas City.

30. Kansas City Chiefs: George Pickens, WR, Georgia

As many as 6-8 wide receivers could feasibly be drafted in the first round this year and the Chiefs make it six by selecting a player who could be seen as Tyreek Hill's replacement in George Pickens.

There are some off-field issues to be concerned about, but the Chiefs don't tend to stay away from players with perceived attitude issues. Pickens is a talented player who could very well be drafted on Day 1.

31. Cincinnati Bengals: Kyler Gordon, CB, Washington

The lesser-known of the two Washington cornerbacks, Kyler Gordon has been rapidly rising up draft boards and has a very good chance to be taken in Round 1.

The Bengals could address center here and go with Tyler Linderbaum. They could address their defensive line or even tight end. Instead, we give them a young promising cornerback to bolster their secondary.

32. Detroit Lions: Devin Lloyd, LB, Utah

The Devin Lloyd slide ends here with the final pick of the first round as the Lions go with a BPA approach and land a very talented defensive stud.

Many seem to believe that a quarterback could be on the table here, but I think the Lions wait until next year to address the position. Lloyd is too good to pass up at this spot.

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Best Remaining Prospects: CB Andrew Booth Jr. (Clemson), C Tyler Linderbaum (Iowa), LB Nakobe Dean (Georgia), WR Jahan Dotson (Penn State), EDGE David Ojabo (Michigan), S Lewis Cine (Georgia), QB Matt Corral (Ole Miss), QB Desmond Ridder (Cincinnati), RB Breece Hall (Iowa State), S Jaquan Brisker (Penn State), DL Logan Hall (Houston), DL DeMarvin Leal (Texas A&M), WR Skyy Moore (Western Michigan), S Jalen Pitre (Baylor), WR Christian Watson (North Dakota State), EDGE Arnold Ebiketie (Penn State), CB Roger McCreary (Auburn), TE Trey McBride (Colorado State), OT Tyer Smith (Tulsa), DT Travis Jones (Connecticut), WR John Metchie III (Alabama)