2022 NFL Mock Draft: Round 1 : Could the former USC signal-caller go No. 1 in 2022? Jason McIntyre breaks down the entire first round in his early preview.
Why do we do this exercise? For starters, it’s fun, and fans devour it. When we did this last April after the 2020 NFL Draft, we correctly projected 13 of the 32 first-round picks, including direct hits on Justin Fields to the Bears and Micah Parsons to the Cowboys. But we also do it because it starts the process of analyzing the upcoming college football season. More than anything, it begins our annual deep dive into figuring out who needs what in the NFL.