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2022 NFL Mock Draft: NY Jets build around Zach Wilson, 3 QBs in the first round

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21. New England Patriots: Devin Lloyd, LB, Utah

The Patriots could look to build around young quarterback Mac Jones, but instead, we went with perhaps the top linebacker in this draft class in Utah's Devin Lloyd.

Lloyd opted out of the Senior Bowl, but don't expect that to affect his draft stock. The Patriots draft the uber-athletic Lloyd to be Dont'a Hightower's replacement.

22. Las Vegas Raiders: Chris Olave, WR, Ohio State

The Henry Ruggs III incident left the Raiders with a clear lack of speed in their wide receiver corps. Ohio State's Chris Olave fixes that issue in a hurry.

I expect Olave to tear it up at the NFL Combine and establish himself as a surefire first-round pick. The Raiders love to have speed on offense and Olave would certainly give them that.

23. Arizona Cardinals: George Karlaftis, EDGE, Purude

George Karlaftis has seen his draft stock plummet as of late. Once viewed as a potential top-five pick, most analysts now project Karlaftis to fall out of the top-15 altogether.

The Cardinals stop his free fall here with the team eyeing a long-term replacement for Chandler Jones who's set to hit free agency this offseason.

24. Dallas Cowboys: Nakobe Dean, LB, Georgia

The Cowboys have a number of important pending free agents, one of whom is former first-round pick Leighton Vander Esch who seems unlikely to return.

Georgia's Nakobe Dean would help address a position that was once a strength of the roster. Pairing Dean with rookie sensation Micah Parsons would give the Cowboys one of the most absurdly athletic linebacker duos in the NFL.

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