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2022 NFL Mock Draft: Lions, Washington, Raiders target passers in a wide-open quarterback class : It's time for our first look at next year's draft, which comes less than 48 hours after the end of this year's draft

It's never too early to put out a mock draft, right? (The other side of that argument, of course, is that it's always too early because, invariably, they're wrong -- but that's not the point. Look at this this way: how else would you spend all those hours reserved for anger-tweeting at us?) Maybe a better way to look at this is not as a mock draft -- Here's who your team will take 51 weeks from now having no idea how the current roster and subsequent season unfolds -- but as a guide to the college players you should keep an eye on in 2021 for the 2022 NFL Draft. And unlike the last few classes, there is no clearcut No. 1, no Trevor Lawrence or Chase Young or Nick Bosa, but in some ways that makes it more intriguing because there's room for guys to explode onto the scene, like Joe Burrow and Zach Wilson did (here's a closer look at our early No. 1 pick Kayvon Thibodeaux).

By Ryan Wilson

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