2022 NFL Mock Draft: NY Jets take a chance, 4 QBs go in the first round

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15. Philadelphia Eagles (from Miami Dolphins): Jermaine Johnson II, EDGE, Florida State

The Eagles have a solid overall roster, which frees them up to take the best available player. The former ACC Defensive Player of the Year is a raw, but talented edge rusher who could bring a new dynamic to Philly's defensive front-four.

16. New Orleans (from Philadelphia through Indianapolis): Sam Howell, QB, North Carolina

The Saints' pursuit of Deshaun Watson made it clear that they are seeking a long-term solution at QB. Sam Howell is less touted than Pickett or Willis. However, he is PFF's No. 1 prospect at the league's most important position.

17. Los Angeles Chargers: Trevor Penning, OL, Northern Iowa

The Chargers have one of the most valuable assets in football in QB Justin Herbert. They also boast a dangerous offense and a revamped defense. The easy play here is to invest in the protection of Herbert.

18. Philadelphia Eagles (from New Orleans Saints): Devin Lloyd, LB, Utah

Devin Lloyd is one of the best prospects at linebacker. As a former safety and wide receiver, Lloyd has the playmaking abilities to make a tangible difference as the Eagles attempt to build a contending roster in the NFC East.

19. New Orleans (From Philadelphia Eagles): Garrett Wilson, WR, Ohio State

The once-loaded Saints' skill position room is a shell of its former self. Michael Thomas has had major injury concerns. Alvin Kamara has been in legal trouble this offseason. And Drew Brees isn't walking back in to fit the issues.

With a new (projected) quarterback in the fold, New Orleans should jump on the chance to add a pass catcher in this loaded wide receiver draft.