Three-round 2022 NFL mock draft 1.0: Bears reunite former Ohio State WR with Justin Fields in Round 2

The 2022 National Football League Player Selection Meeting, otherwise known as the NFL draft, is less than three months away.

It feels like just last week that five quarterbacks were selected in the top half of the first round of the 2021 draft, with Trevor Lawrence going first overall to the Jaguars.

My initial projection for the first three rounds of the 2022 draft comes with an optimistic outlook for where this year's top signal-callers will be picked. I was similarly optimistic last year, projecting the "fab five" to be gone by Pick No. 14 in my first mock draft.

There is an argument to be made that this year's group of quarterbacks is not as talented as the 2021 group. One or two of the five passers listed in the first round of this mock might not hear their names called in Round 1. We'll see how evaluations of the prospects take shape in the coming weeks.

Note that this mock draft includes projected compensatory picks in Round 3 based on the forecast outlined by my colleague Lance Zierlein last spring. In addition, all picks acquired via trade in Round 3 of this mock are a projection. The official list of compensatory picks will be made available by the league in the weeks to come. Six additional picks were added to the end of the third round for franchises losing minority employees to head coach or general manager positions throughout the league, but the order for those selections is also a projection.

Jahan Dotson
Penn State · WR · Senior
Dax Hill
Michigan · S · Junior
Kenyon Green
Texas A&M · OG · Junior


Trey McBride
Colorado State · TE · Senior
Breece Hall
Iowa State · RB · Junior
New York Jets
(via Panthers)
Roger McCreary
Auburn · CB · Senior

Chris Olave
Ohio State · WR · Senior

Nik Bonitto
Oklahoma · Edge · Junior (RS)

Perrion Winfrey
Oklahoma · DT · Senior

Lewis Cine
Georgia · S · Junior

Justyn Ross
Clemson · WR · Junior (RS)

Arnold Ebiketie
Penn State · Edge · Senior (RS)

Travon Walker
Georgia · DT · Junior

Damone Clark
LSU · LB · Senior

Kyler Gordon
Washington · CB · Junior (RS)

Jalen Wydermyer
Texas A&M · TE · Junior

Jaquan Brisker
Penn State · S · Senior

Isaiah Spiller
Texas A&M · RB · Junior

Jalen Pitre
Baylor · S · Senior (RS)

Darian Kinnard
Kentucky · OT · Senior

Travis Jones
Connecticut · DT · Senior

Tariq Woolen
Texas-San Antonio · CB · Senior (RS)

Kenny Walker III
Michigan State · RB · Junior

Joshua Ezeudu
North Carolina · OG · Junior (RS)

Cameron Thomas
San Diego State · Edge · Junior (RS)

Atlanta Falcons
(via Titans)
Carson Strong
Nevada · QB · Junior (RS)

Quay Walker
Georgia · LB · Senior

Logan Hall
Houston · DT · Senior

Tariq Castro-Fields
Penn State · CB · Senior

Bernhard Raimann
Central Michigan · OT · Senior

Max Mitchell
Louisiana · OT · Senior

Denver Broncos
(via Rams)
Channing Tindall
Georgia · LB · Senior

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