Daniel Jeremiah 2022 NFL mock draft 3.1: Chiefs add receiver in Round 1 after Tyreek Hill trade

EDITOR'S NOTE: This mock was updated following the news that the Chiefs are trading WR Tyreek Hill to the Dolphins for a package of picks, including the 29th overall selection in this year's draft.

After a wild opening wave of free agency -- with signings, releases and trades reshaping rosters across the league -- it's time to assess the impact on the 2022 NFL Draft. Here's my updated forecast for the first 32 picks in April.

Aidan Hutchinson
Michigan · Edge · Senior

The Jags addressed the offensive line by tagging Cam Robinson and signing Brandon Scherff. Those moves point to a pass rusher with their first pick, and Hutchinson is the best one in the class.

Travon Walker
Georgia · Edge · Junior

Walker has the athleticism and scheme versatility to fit in with any of the teams at the top of the draft.

Kayvon Thibodeaux
Oregon · Edge · Junior

The Texans are loaded with draft capital after the Deshaun Watson trade. Adding a premier pass rusher would be a good cornerstone for their rebuild.

Sauce Gardner
Cincinnati · CB · Junior

The Jets added two quality secondary starters during free agency in D.J. Reed and Jordan Whitehead. Snagging the top cornerback in this draft would really round out a necessary overhaul in the back end of Robert Saleh's defense.

Ickey Ekwonu
N.C. State · OT · Junior

This would be an ideal situation for new Giants GM Joe Schoen. Ekwonu is the best offensive lineman in the class.

Evan Neal
Alabama · OT · Junior

The Panthers have been doing their homework on the quarterbacks in this class, and I won't be surprised if they go in that direction. However, Neal would be a Day 1 starter up front.

New York Giants
(via Bears)
Jermaine Johnson II
Florida State · Edge · Senior (RS)

Johnson is an explosive edge rusher with outstanding production. Pairing him with Azeez Ojulari, who just posted eight sacks in his rookie campaign, could do wonders for New York's pass rush.

Garrett Wilson
Ohio State · WR · Junior

The Matt Ryan era is over, so this could be a landing spot for a quarterback. However, Marcus Mariota is a serviceable option. And in the wake of Calvin Ridley's suspension and Russell Gage's relocation to Tampa, the Falcons have a desperate need for a wide receiver.

Seattle Seahawks
(via Broncos)
Charles Cross
Mississippi State · OT · Sophomore (RS)

The Seahawks need help in a lot of areas. Cross would be an immediate starter at left tackle.

New York Jets
(via Seahawks)
Drake London
USC · WR · Junior

Zach Wilson, last year's No. 2 overall pick, needs some help to get back on track after a rocky rookie season. London would give Wilson a big third-down target and a red-zone weapon.

Kyle Hamilton
Notre Dame · S · Junior

The Commanders stop the slide of one of the highest-rated players in the entire class. Don't worry about the 4.59 40 time -- the versatile safety plays fast in pads.

Jordan Davis
Georgia · DT · Senior

Davis is a dominant run defender with plenty of untapped potential as a pass rusher. (You saw what the 6-foot-6, 341-pounder did at the NFL Scouting Combine, right?)

Houston Texans
(via Browns)
Trent McDuffie
Washington · CB · Junior

McDuffie checked in a little smaller than anticipated at the combine (5-10 3/4 and 193 pounds with 29 3/4-inch arms), but his tape is outstanding.

George Karlaftis
Purdue · Edge · Junior

Baltimore's signing of Morgan Moses eliminates the dire need at offensive tackle. Karlaftis plays with the passion and effort the Ravens covet.

Philadelphia Eagles
(via Dolphins)
Devonte Wyatt
Georgia · DT · Senior

Wyatt put on a show in Indianapolis. He'd add some youth and explosiveness to the Eagles' interior defensive line.

Philadelphia Eagles
(via Colts)
Devin Lloyd
Utah · LB · Senior (RS)

I know the Eagles typically avoid taking linebackers in the first round, but Lloyd would be too good to pass up at this point in the draft.

Trevor Penning
Northern Iowa · OT · Senior (RS)

One year after shoring up the blind side with the first-round selection of Rashawn Slater, the Chargers land their starting right tackle.

Kenny Pickett
Pittsburgh · QB · Senior (RS)

Pickett could ultimately land in the top 10, but if he falls, I can't see him slipping past the Saints.

Boye Mafe
Minnesota · Edge · Senior (RS)

Mafe followed a dominant Senior Bowl performance with an outstanding combine workout. The Eagles would be stacked with talent along the defensive front.

Derek Stingley Jr.
LSU · CB · Junior

This would be a fun fit in the Steelers' secondary. When healthy and dialed in, Stingley is a top-five talent in this class.

Jameson Williams
Alabama · WR · Junior

The Patriots need to get more dynamic weapons for Mac Jones. Though he's currently recovering from a torn ACL, Williams has elite top speed and toughness.

Green Bay Packers
(via Raiders)
Chris Olave
Ohio State · WR · Senior

It's well documented that the Packers don't historically take wideouts in the first round, but in the wake of Davante Adams' departure, this would be too tempting to pass up. Olave's the kind of polished route runner Aaron Rodgers would love.

Treylon Burks
Arkansas · WR · Junior

The Cardinals lost Christian Kirk in free agency, and Burks could slide right into that role.

Zion Johnson
Boston College · IOL · Senior

Johnson has position flexibility and would help protect Dak Prescott for the next decade.

Breece Hall
Iowa State · RB · Junior

The Bills are poised to make a Super Bowl run, and Hall could be the finishing touch on offense.

Tyler Smith
Tulsa · OT · Sophomore (RS)

Smith can play right tackle or slide inside to guard. His nasty play style would fit right into the Titans' physical culture.

Travis Jones
Connecticut · DT · Senior

The Bucs are losing some key pieces on their defensive front. Jones can start Day 1.

Jahan Dotson
Penn State · WR · Senior

Why not? The Packers could completely revamp their receiving corps with Olave and Dotson. I know it probably won't happen, but a man can dream. 

Kansas City Chiefs
(via 49ers through Dolphins)
Arnold Ebiketie
Penn State · Edge · Senior (RS)

The Chiefs need more pass-rush pop. Ebiketie can win with speed or power.

Christian Watson
North Dakota State · WR · Senior (RS)

After trading Tyreek Hill to Miami, the Chiefs add a new weapon for Patrick Mahomes. Watson has an intriguing combination of size and speed. He'd follow in the footsteps of his dad, who was a safety for the Chiefs in the 1990s.

Tyler Linderbaum
Iowa · C · Junior (RS)

The Bengals continue to bolster their offensive line. Linderbaum has Pro Bowl potential at the center position.

Detroit Lions
(via Rams)
Nakobe Dean
Georgia · LB · Junior

In this slot, Dean would be the best value pick of the first round.

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