The Philadelphia Eagles originally had three first-round picks in the 2022 NFL Draft, but even after trading one away, they will pick twice in a four-pick span on Thursday night. Last year, they got Heisman Trophy winner Devonta Smith in the first round, and in 2022, they should continue to stock Alabama wideouts.
At pick No. 15, the Eagles go with Jameson Williams, who could end up being the best wideout in this class when all is said and done. Williams is ahead of schedule on his recovery from a torn ACL and would team perfectly with his old teammate in Philadelphia.
The New Orleans Saints are a team to keep an eye on this upcoming season, as they should be solid on offense under new head coach Dennis Allen. Sure, losing Sean Payton is going to hurt, but there is a ton of talent coming back, and they have two first-round picks on Thursday night.
The pick here at No. 16 overall is an offensive lineman, as they select Charles Cross to be their long-term answer at left tackle. Cross could end up being the best offensive lineman in this class, and based on some mocks, is a top-10 talent this year.
The Los Angles Chargers went into last year with high expectations, as many expected they would be a Super Bowl contender in the AFC. However, they were eliminated by division rival Las Vegas in Week 18, so the time has come for Justin Herbert to step up and lead this team to the playoffs.
To do so, the Chargers will have to be better up front on both sides of the ball, and after going offensive line with their first-round pick in 2021, they go defensive line here. Devonte Wyatt from Georgia is a versatile defensive lineman that fills a few holes along this Chargers’ defensive front, giving them a boost along the interior.
The Philadelphia Eagles have made it clear this offseason that they are going to roll with Jalen Hurts at quarterback in 2022, and possibly the future. That is great news for Hurts, but to get the most out of him, they need to bolster this offensive line.
When it comes to offensive linemen, Zion Johnson could be the best interior guy in this class, as he showed his nasty streak during the Senior Bowl. Johnson would slide in and start right away along this Eagles’ offensive line, as they continue to build around a potential franchise guy in Hurts.