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

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25. Buffalo Bills: Zion Johnson, OG, Boston College

The Bills have struggled to find a solution at offensive guard over the last few years after swinging and missing on former top-40 pick Cody Ford. They return to the offensive line well in this scenario drafting one of the Senior Bowl's biggest standouts.

Zion Johnson earned himself a lot of money at Mobile this week and went from a projected Day 2 pick to someone who could very well be taken on Day 1. He's athletic, versatile, and a plug-and-play starter at one of the few glaring positions of need for the Bills.

26. Tennessee Titans: Matt Corral, QB, Ole Miss

Some might be surprised to see a quarterback at this spot, but the Titans need to start planning for the future and it would make sense to add a QB with a higher upside than Ryan Tannehill.

Matt Corral is a very good athlete who could thrive in an RPO-based offense at the next level. The Ole Miss product could sit behind Tannehill for a year and, if he's ready to start in 2023, the Titans would have a potential out in Tannehill's contract.

27. Tampa Bay Buccaneers, DeMarvin Leal, DT, Texas A&M

The Buccaneers' roster is too good for them not to land a veteran quarterback this offseason. Plus, after drafting Kyle Trask last year, I highly doubt they add another young QB late in the draft this year.

With so many key players hitting free agency, it's hard to predict what direction they might go in. But they could use another young interior defensive lineman to pair with Vita Vea and DeMarvin Leal has the upside to warrant the selection.

28. Green Bay Packers: Travon Walker, EDGE/DL, Georgia

Yes, the Packers pass on a wide receiver in the first round again. I'm at the "believe it when I see it" stage in regard to that. Still, Georgia's Travon Walker is an excellent consolation prize.

Walker is a potential top-15 player in this class according to some. More of a tweener at 6-foot-5, 275 pounds, Walker gives the Packers another young pass rusher and added insurance in case they move on from one of their veterans for cap purposes.

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