Picks No. 23 through 25
The Los Angeles Chargers did a lot to bolster their playoff chances this past weekend, going on the road and defeating the Cincinnati Bengals. Now, the Chargers have to finish strong, but they could be in trouble this weekend, as star wide receiver Keenan Allen was placed on the COVID-19 list on Tuesday.
When all is said and done, the Chargers will likely be a playoff team, and they have a special player at quarterback in Justin Herbert. With this pick in the first round, they get Allen and Herbert some help, drafting Arkansas standout wide receiver Treylon Burks with pick No. 23 overall.
The Detroit Lions have a bunch of issues on both sides of the ball, but luckily for them, they will have three of the first 33 picks in the 2022 NFL Draft. While they need a quarterback, I do not believe they take one with one of their two first-round picks, but instead, get an offensive weapon for whoever their quarterback is in 2022 to throw to.
That weapon is USC standout Drake London, who was one of the few bright spots on this Trojans offense during the 2021 college football season. The Lions could bring in a quarterback at pick No. 33, or stick with Jared Goff next season, but one thing is for sure, whoever it is, needs more weapons in the passing game.
When it comes to the NFC East this season, the Dallas Cowboys have been the leaders all season long, but that could change if the Washington Football Team continues their rise. Still, as it stands, the Cowboys are in first place, and likely will stay there, which means they will be picking late in the first round next April.
With the pick, which is currently No. 25 overall, the Cowboys decide to bolster the tight end position, bringing in Jaylen Wyndermyer from Texas A&M. There are very few potential first-round tight ends in this draft class, but Wyndermyer is special, and I believe he could sneak into the bottom of the first round.