In the latest Full Press Coverage’s 2022 NFL Mock Draft series, we see that the quarterback protectors, the offensive linemen, and their targets, the wide receivers, dominate, accounting for 14 of the 32 picks.
The 2022 NFL Mock Draft season is winding down. On Thursday, April 28, the real thing starts. The lives of many NFL prospects change. The teams hope their picks either turn their fortunes for the better or help keep them in contention.
The teams already solidified their plans. However, surprising things pop up on occasion and change those plans. That is the only thing that remains — preparing for those surprises. There could be a player that a team covets but it seems that prospect won’t be available. Then, suddenly, a team makes a surprise move and he is right there.
On the other hand, there could be a player a team is prepared to draft but another team decides to take him. Teams have to be prepared for anything.
We’ve had five of these mock drafts and have had some surprises for you. This one won’t be any different. Here are links to each one (1.0, 2.0, 3.0, 4.0, 5.0). What we find with this one is that the men who protect the quarterbacks, the offensive linemen, and the men who catch the targets, the wide receivers, dominate the draft. They accounted for 14 of the 32 picks.
Without further ado, here is the final Full Press Coverage Mock Draft for 2022.
#1: Jacksonville Jaguars –Trayvon Walker, DL, Georgia
We start off with a surprise right off the bat. Most draft experts view EDGE Aidan Hutchinson as the top overall pick. The Jaguars drafted edge rushers in two of the last three years, however. Additionally, Jaguars general manager Trent Baalke has a history of going with a gut feeling and following athletic measurements.
This is why he goes with Georgia’s Trayvon Walker.
Walker was a freak at the NFL Combine. He ran a 4.5-40, had a vertical of 35.5 inches, and ran an incredible 6.89 in the 3-cone drill. That athleticism vaulted him to this high level.
Baalke could see Walker as someone similar to Aldon Smith, without the trouble. Smith could have had a Hall of Fame career had his problems not derailed him.
Trayvon Walker can rush the passer but is also a very good run stuffer. His pass-rushing skills need refining but he has the tools to be a good pass rusher. At the next level, he could play either end or kick into the inside. He sets firm edges and has violent hands that jar blockers with his first strike. He gives the Jaguars flexibility, as he could play the 3, 4, or 5-technique.
Walker does a good job of transferring power from hips to hands so he can lift blockers’ pads. He has a non-stop motor and just keeps coming after blockers until they wear down.
#2: Detroit Lions — Aidan Hutchinson, EDGE, Michigan
With the Jaguars going with Okonwu, Hutchinson gets to stay home and play a few miles up the road. The Lions should use their pick on a quarterback, of course, but when was the last time they did what they were supposed to do?
Hutchinson has the tools to become a perennial Pro Bowl player and occasional All-Pro. He is strong, flexible, and explosive. Also, he has quick hands and uses them in harmony with his feet. He does a good job of shedding blocks and moving upfield quickly.
Hutchinson is a safe pick for a Lions team that needs some positives.
#3: Houston Texans –Ikem Ekwonu, OT, NC State
The Texans want to make sure that their QB1, is well protected. Ikem Ekwonu can help do that.
Ekwonu can play both tackle and guard at an elite level. He is a powerful man. His strikes knock defenders off-balance. His strength is noticeable, even when on the move. Additionally, he is well-balanced and sustains his blocks well.
Pairing Ekonwu with Laremy Tunsil gives the Texans a solid foundation for the offensive line and makes Mills feel more comfortable.
#4: New York Jets — Evan Neal, OT, Alabama
The Jets aren’t done building their offensive line. In consecutive drafts, they went with linemen Mekhi Becton and Alijah Vera-Tucker. This offseason, they signed Laken Tomlinson. They want to protect their quarterback, Zach Wilson.
Evan Neal measures in at 6-foot-7 and weighs 337 pounds. He has very good play speed and good footwork. He is a powerful asset in the running game.
With the tools to be great and playing in the SEC showing it (three-year starter and 2021 consensus All-American), some consider Neal the top offensive lineman in the draft. With him, the Jets can end up with one of the top offensive lines in the NFL. Imagine a line with Becton and Neal as bookend tackles.
#5: New York Giants — Kayvon Thibodeaux, EDGE, Oregon
Here is a controversial prospect. Kayvon Thibodeaux has been all over the boards over the mock draft season. He has the ability to be an elite edge rusher for years to come…if he wants to do it.
With that type of red flag on him, of course the Giants grab him.
There are times when he looks disengaged and not interested. When he’s locked in he is nearly unstoppable. He is a plus run-defender with heavy hands. He is powerful and quick at the point of attack.
Thibodeaux has a strong base. That makes it very difficult to redirect him when he’s on the edge. He uses his length and upper body well. Despite not having the bend that many teams prefer, he still has the power to have a good bull rush.
Taking Thibodeaux is a gamble. He could be a perennial Pro Bowler or frustrate the living daylights out of coaches. The Giants need an upgrade at the edge, though, so they’ll roll the dice.
#6: Carolina Panthers — Charles Cross, OL, Mississippi State
One would think that the Panthers go with a quarterback here. However, they may look for one in the second round. Before they can think about quarterback, they need to build their offensive line.
Charles Cross isn’t a flashy player by any means. He is extremely consistent, however. It doesn’t matter if he’s playing against Alabama or Georgia, or against the North Carolina School of Typewriting, he plays the same and dominates.
While Cross isn’t athletic, he has the length (6-foot-5, 34.5-inch arm length) and good footwork to keep up with pass rushers. He does a good job of riding pass rushers around the pocket, allowing the quarterback more time. Even if he gets beaten, though, he recovers quickly.
In addition, Cross has excellent hand placement. He gets into the defender’s chest quicker than the defender can get to him.
Cross will improve the Panthers’ offensive line. Then they can go out and find a quarterback.
#7: New York Giants (from Chicago) — Ahmad Gardner, CB, Cincinnati
Gardner measures in at 6-foot-3 and weighs 200 pounds, ‘he has the size and length to succeed. He also has the temperament to succeed as well. He feels he can never be beaten on a play. If a player does make a big play, he’ll come back and practically shut him down.
You cannot blame Gardner for feeling invincible. He didn’t give up a touchdown in his entire college career. In 2021, he looked like a professional veteran playing against boys. He allowed just 6.6 yards per catch.
In addition to having 4.4 speed, Gardner is a physical cornerback. He uses his hands well to harass the receiver. He hits the receiver in press coverage like he’s fighting with him.
Some people think Gardner’s actions border on cockiness. Like the old adage says, however, “It Ain’t bragging if you could back it up.” Gardner backs everything up and he’ll be a multiple All-Pro cornerback in an incredible career.
#8: Atlanta Falcons — Garrett Wilson, WR, Ohio State
We should expect a trade here. The Falcons have a number of holes to fill so they should be open to trading this pick for an abundance of other picks.
We are doing this mock straight up, though, so Atlanta keeps this pick.
The Falcons really need receivers to help Marcus Mariota. They’ve lost a number of them in the last couple of years so they need to replenish the stock.
Many consider Garrett Wilson to be the top wide receiver prospect in this draft. He has all the tools to be a good player. He measures 6-foot-2 and weighs 192 pounds so he has the size and length you want. He also has plenty of speed. At the combine he ran a 4.38-40. His acceleration creates a lot of separation and once he catches the ball, defenders just can’t catch him. He is a big play waiting to happen.
Wilson has strong hands and great hand extension to grab the ball. He leaps high and snatches the ball at its highest point. He has a great catch radius and helps out his quarterback. On contested plays, he just jumps up and when the defender goes down he still is up in the air, a la Michael Jordan.
If the Falcons keep this pick expect Wilson to become an Atlanta fan favorite with his acrobatic catches.
#9 Seattle Seahawks (from Denver) — Malik Willis, QB, Liberty
Another team high on Willis is the Seattle Seahawks. They traded away Russell Wilson this offseason so they are in need of a quarterback. They can use one of the picks they received for Wilson by getting Willis.
Willis was the darling of the NFL Combine this year. He continued his success at his Pro Day, making a number of amazing throws.
Willis could be a Lamar Jackson 2.0 in the league. He has the rushing skills that Jackson has, but he has a rocket arm and is more accurate.
When he runs, Willis has the ability to escape would-be tacklers and use his speed to elude them. He recognizes the blitz and is able to get rid of the ball quickly.
Willis has the arm strength to win in tight windows. He consistently beat safeties on deep sideline throws. He sees the field well, even when he is on the move. His hands are strong, so that helps him pump, reset, and relaunch.
Willis is also a great leader. Everyone has nothing but superlatives to describe him and his demeanor. He’ll do whatever he can to uplift his teammates and they’ll in turn play as hard as they can for him.
#10: New York Jets (from Seattle) — Derek Stingley, Jr, CB, LSU
After getting their quarterback some help with their first pick, the Jets use their pick from Seattle to help the secondary.
Even though the Jets missed out on getting the top cornerback in Gardner to their city rivals, they pick up perhaps the second-best prospect at the position in Derek Stingley Jr.
Stingley has the combination of size (6-foot-1, 195 pounds), speed, ad explosiveness you want in your cornerback. He is one of the best athletes in this draft. He does a great job of anticipating out-breaking routes and then undercutting them, either knocking the ball away or getting the interception.
Stingley is a springy leaper with sudden hands. That helps him beat receivers on 50/50 balls.
The knock on Stingley is that he only played 10 games between 2020 and 2021. He had Lisfranc surgery and it seemed that when he came back he didn’t have the same vigor for the college game. He admitted as much during his Pro Day, but playing in the NFL really inspires him.
I want to be the greatest ever.
He showed in LSU’s Pro Day all the attributes that got him the attention in the first place. Despite having an official 4.44-40, some coaches allegedly clocked him at 4.37. In any case, both are elite speeds for a cornerback.
We’ll see how motivated he is when he enters the NFL.
#11: Washington Commanders — Drake London, WR, USC
Drake London, at 6-foot-3 and 213 pounds has the size and length to be successful in the NFL. He can play either on the outside or the slot. He’ll be able to create mismatches.
London doesn’t have the top-flight speed that other receivers have. He does, however, have a high football IQ. Also, being a former basketball player gives him an edge in using angles and body positioning against defenders.
London will be a good possession type of receiver. He won’t be able to create a lot of separation but he’ll outwork the defender and make big catches to keep the chains moving.
When London goes deep he does a good job of tracking the ball. He also works back to the ball and uses his basketball ability to shield defenders.
#12: Minnesota Vikings — Kyle Hamilton, S, Notre Dame
Kyle Hamilton is a playmaker. At 6-foot-4 and weighing 220 pounds, Hamilton has great size for the position. He is quick to move, and uses his length to get into passing lanes and create mismatches.
Hamilton does a good job of looking at the quarterback’s eyes, then baiting him into a throw and cutting underneath the route. He is also a very good tackles, using great form to make sure the ball carrier doesn’t get away.
Hamilton is a competitive and physical player and he is a presence in the middle. In run support, he has no hesitation to attack. Additionally, he can play some sub-packages at linebacker.
#13: Houston Texans (from Cleveland)– Nakobe Dean, LB, Georgia
The Texans should continue to help Mills here by drafting a wide receiver but, being the Texans, they go defense here with Nakobe Dean.
Dean is an explosive three-down linebacker who has the quickness and demeanor to become a high-volume tackler. He has quick feet and is agile so he’ll find himself around the ball carrier quite a bit.
At 6-foot-0 and 225 pounds Dean might be on the small side. However, he has a competitive toughness that helps him play bigger than he really is. Think of him as a Zach Thomas type of linebacker (by the way, Thomas should be in the Hall of Fame).
Dean is fearless when hitting the gap. He won’t try to run around the blocker. He’ll hit it hard and straight on. He does a good job of stalking the ball carrier and tracking him down quickly. Once he gets to the ball carrier, his tackling technique is excellent. He doesn’t just try to get him down, he tries to run through him.
#14: Baltimore Ravens — Jermaine Johnson II, EDGE, FSU
The Ravens thought they had Za’Darious Smith as their EDGE but he backed out. Now they want to finish the job of getting their man and get Jermaine Johnson II.
Johnson is just a one-year starter but has all the tools to be a very good edge rusher. He is 6-foot-5 and weighs 262 pounds but has room in his frame to get even bigger.
Johnson plays with a high motor. He is relentless in his pursuit and often wears blockers down. He uses his length to create separation. His footwork is excellent, always moving. That helps him create a lot of second-effort sacks. When he gets in the pocket he is like a heat-seeking missile.
Johnson is agile and changes direction quickly. He usually finds his way to the ball and is a good tackler.
#15: Philadelphia Eagles (from Miami) — Chris Olave, WR, Ohio State
Many draft analysts have Jameson Williams going to Philadelphia here but he is recovering from a torn ACL suffered in the championship game. The Eagles want to know what they have in Hurts so they won’t be patient enough to take Williams, though he is likely the best receiver in the class.
The Eagles have one of the top offensive lines in the league, their running game is solid, and they have an excellent tight end in Dallas Goedert. Their weakness is at receiver. Chris Olave helps change that.
Olave is 6-foot-1, weighs 188 pounds, and is a speed demon. He ran a 4.39-40 at the combine. He opens up the field for Smith and Goedert.
Olave isn’t the biggest receiver but what he does is get open. He uses his footwork and speed to create space. Once he catches the ball in space, it’s goodnight for the defense.
Also, while Olave isn’t a very good run blocker, he again uses his speed. He’ll sprint downfield, taking defensive backs with him and clearing space for the running backs.
#16: New Orleans Saints (from Philadelphia) — Trevor Penning, OL, Northern Iowa
Trevor Penning is a three-year starter who adds some nastiness to the offensive line. He has total disgust for anyone playing in front of him and tries to bury him. He is an old-school type of lineman.
Penning has the ability to block on the move. Additionally, he is a very good drive blocker.
At 6-foot-7, 330 pounds with a good bend, Penning has the ability to bulldoze people. He will definitely open holes for the running game.
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#17: Los Angeles Chargers — Zion Johnson, OL, Boston College
The Chargers have one of the top quarterbacks in the league in Justin Herbert. They want to make sure he is protected well. With how the AFC West improved throughout the division, that is especially important now.
Zion Johnson has some experience at tackle, but at the next level he is an interior lineman. He has incredible power and has the ability to knock defenders back at the point of attack. Scouts labeled his strength as brute force.
Johnson gets excellent leverage and lift into his initial strike. Once he latches onto a defender, he sustains it and pushes to finish the block.
#18: Philadelphia Eagles (from New Orleans) — Jordan Davis, DL, Georgia
After helping the offense with their first pick, the Eagles go defense with their second. They go after Georgia defensive lineman Jordan Davis.
At 6-foot-6 and 340 pounds with 34-inch arms, Davis is a mountain of a man. He’ll clog up the middle and alter opposing teams’ plans to run between the tackles.
Davis has the ability to shed blocks quickly and blow up one-on-one matchups. Therefore, he attracts a lot of double teams. That, in turn, allows the linebackers to come in free to attack the ball carrier. The Eagles strengthened their linebacker corps and they’ll be happy with the open space Davis would provide them.
Davis might not offer much of a pass rush, but his number one job will be to stop the run and he should be able to do that effectively for years to come.
#19: New Orleans Saints (from Philadelphia) — Kenny Pickett, QB, Pitt
Yes, the Saints re-signed Winston. No, he won’t be in the long-term future plans of the team. At this point, he’ll be the bridge quarterback for… Kenny Pickett.
Pickett gives the Saints a prospect with a lot of experience. He has five years of experience as a player and four of them as a starter. At Pitt, the offense required full-field reads, something crucial for him to succeed at the pro level. He’ll be able to come in and pick things up pretty quickly.
Pickett didn’t have the highest completion percentage among quarterback prospects but that is mostly due to his receivers dropping a lot of passes. When looking at the film, he placed the ball where the receivers should have caught them but didn’t.
In New Orleans, he’ll have some very good pass catchers. Pickett will learn to trust his receivers much quicker there. He has good poise and discipline and can make any type of throw.
Pickett shows the ability to work and improve. In 2020, his touchdowns to interceptions were 13:9. In 2021, he changed that to 42:7. That bodes well when he plays at the next level.
#20: Pittsburgh Steelers — Desmond Ridder, QB, Cincinnati
If the Steelers don’t trade up ahead of Seattle and pick Willis, they’ll still get a good quarterback in Desmond Ridder.
Yes, the Steelers picked up free agent Mitchell Trubisky this offseason. It was only a two-year deal, however, and should they cut him in 2023 they save $8 million. This wasn’t exactly a long-term signing for them. The Steelers get Ridder here and he could sit for a season. Then, in 2023 he can take over.
Ridder isn’t the most athletic quarterback and he has average tools, but he is incredibly smart and knows how to use the tools he has. He has incredible field presence and nothing shakes him. He was a four-year starter who went from unknown to a likely first-round pick.
Ridder is mobile and athletic, but he prefers to win from the pocket. He can beat you with his legs at times, however. He processes plays quickly and gets the ball where it has to go.
Ridder has good footwork and mechanics. He’s always well-balanced when throwing the ball.
The Steelers get themselves a hard-working quarterback who will bust his butt to get better every day.
#21: New England Patriots — Devin Lloyd, LB, Utah
Devin Lloyd is one of those players who looks different when you look at his tools and how he plays. He wasn’t very fast at the combine, registering a 4.66-40, but when you look at his tape he looks fast and plays all over the field.
When you look at how he recognizes plays and how he flows to the football, he doesn’t do it like others. He is unorthodox. However, it works for him. He was highly productive in college. For example, over the last three seasons, he had 43 tackles for loss.
Additionally, Lloyd adds some toughness to New England’s linebacker corps. He carries himself like an alpha linebacker, playing a physical and aggressive game. He’ll make big plays at the next level. How consistent he will be is the question.
#22: Green Bay Packers (from Las Vegas) — Jameson Williams, WR, Alabama
The Eagles weren’t patient enough to take Williams early but at 22 the Green Bay Packers certainly will.
The Packers lost All-World wide receiver Davante Adams. They want to replace him with another impact receiver and they do with Williams. They won’t shy away from Williams’ injury when they have a shot at keeping up the high standards that Adams set.
Williams was clearly the best wide receiver in this class before his injury. Imagine now having him hook up with Aaron Rodgers.
Williams affects the game whenever he’s on the field. He can make big plays when targeted, which requires teams to place their attention on him. That attention helps other receivers get open. Rodgers is the master of using a big-play receiver as a decoy, then going with someone else for a big play.
Williams has the ability to create separation on deep routes so he and Rodgers could connect on big, deep plays and have monstrous numbers together. In 2021, he had 11 touchdowns of 30 or more yards.
Williams’ injury might put him in the most desirable situation he could imagine and help the Packers stay atop the NFC North and maybe finally break through in the playoffs.
#23: Arizona Cardinals — George Karlaftis, EDGE, Purdue
Karlaftis has good power and is relentless. He plays with a high level of energy and physicality throughout a game and tends to wear down his opponents.
Karlaftis already has the hands of a professional lineman. He is able to slap away a blocker’s hand and get into the lineman’s chest quickly. He has moves and counter-moves to allow him to get to the quarterback.
Karlaftis has the arm power to extend it on the blocker and bull rush him that way. He uses his leg power to move the tackle back into the pocket.
Karlaftis only has two full years of experience so he’ll get better. However, he’s already shown to be a very good edge rusher.
#24: Dallas Cowboys — Kenyon Green, OL, Texas A&M
Green gets to stay in the state of Texas. He’ll instantly become Dallas’ starting left guard.
When fighting in the trenches, the saying is that the low man wins. Green has an excellent stance which has him as low as you want a lineman to be. He is quick off the snap and gains leverage quickly.
Green is strong and is a mauler type. He tries to send his man not only on the ground but also through it. He is an impressive blocker for the running game. He is able to move bodies at will and open huge holes.
In the passing game, Green has a low and wide stance that makes him an anchor. It is difficult to get past him, especially in traffic.
Green has the added bonus of playing every position on the line except for center. Should you need him at another position in a pinch he could play it.
#25: Buffalo Bills — Trent McDuffie, CB, Washington
McDuffie is a good athlete with very good lateral movement. He is a physical player who enjoys helping in the run game. He is a willing and good tackler.
Against the pass, McDuffie has loose hips and is usually able to stay in position. In zone coverage, he is quick to know when the opponent is going his way. He then does a good job of utilizing his help.
McDuffie can play both inside and outside. On the inside, he utilizes his physicality. He does a good job of contesting throws from different coverages.
While he doesn’t have the interceptions, McDuffie has good ball skills. He does a good job of staying with his man and getting in and breaking up the pass.
McDuffie is a physical, intelligent player who would give the Bills a dangerous combination with Tre’Davious White.
#26: Tennessee Titans — Jahan Dotson, WR, Penn State
Dotson is a speedy receiver who had an incredible 2021. He had 91 catches for 1,182 yards and 12 touchdowns. He ran a 4.43-40 at the combine.
Dotson’s route-running is good and he uses different speed levels to get the defender off balance. He can utilize three different speed levels on just one route. While he has excellent explosion off the snap, he has a second gear that kills defensive backs. He’ll create separation on that second gear when going for deep passes.
Dotson is gifted athletically. He is able to adjust his body mid-air to make the catch. He’ll make some catches that will endear him to the fans.
#27: Tampa Bay Buccaneers — Devonte Wyatt, DL, Georgia
Wyatt is explosive off the snap. Additionally, he is quick and fast for his size. He ran a 4.77-40 at the combine, which is great considering he is 6-foot-3 and weighs 304 pounds.
He uses his quickness to fight across a lineman’s face and get into another gap. He is athletic enough to be able to stop and redirect his movement seamlessly.
Wyatt is relentless and hustles around the field looking to make a play. He does a good job of locating the ball carrier quickly.
Pairing Wyat with Vita Vea would give the Bucs a young, tough combination along the line that could be disruptive for years.
#28: Green Bay Packers — Travis Jones, DL, Connecticut
After picking up their wide receiver with their first pick in the first round, the Packers beef up their defensive line with their second pick. They select 6-foot-5, 333-pound Travis Jones.
Jones will stuff up the middle, stuffing run attempts. He isn’t explosive, but he is an anchor and has plenty of strength. It will be difficult to move him out of the way. He does a good job of consistently moving blockers back to the pocket.
Jones has the wide body and demeanor to battle in the trenches. He keeps his eyes in the backfield and uses countermoves to shed blocks. With his strength, it will be difficult for centers to handle him one-on-one. He’ll attract double teams to try to neutralize him.
#29: Kansas City Chiefs (from Miami) — Treylon Burks, WR, Arkansas
Now we get to the Kansas City Chiefs portion of the draft. They have two consecutive picks. With their first one, they get wide receiver Treylon Burks.
The Chiefs have a need at wide receiver after they traded Tyreek Hill to Miami.
Burks’ stock dropped a bit after he ran a slow 4.55-40. However, he plays fast when you look at his film. Besides, if he can create some separation any way he can, quarterback Patrick Mahomes will make sure he’ll get opportunities to make big catches.
At 6-foot-1, 225 pounds, Burks gives Mahomes a big target. He can outleap the defender and make the catch. His size will come in especially handy in the red zone. Kansas City has tight end Travis Kelce, but if Burks becomes a dependable red zone target opposing defenses won’t be able to just sit on Kelce, trying to stop him.
Burks is a three-sport athlete. One of them was baseball, a sport Mahomes also played. Burks is able to track down passes like he tracks fly balls. Players who play multiple sports just move differently than just football guys.
#30: Kansas City Chiefs –Andrew Booth Jr., CB, Clemson
Now that the Chiefs got their wide receiver, they go defense on their second pick. They pick a player who stops wide receivers, cornerback Andrew Booth Jr.
Booth is a press/zone corner who has a competitive nature. He tries to bully receivers. He has the strength, balance, and foot agility to slow down receivers off the line of scrimmage on press coverage.
Booth has the ability to track the ball well and the strength to gain positioning on the play. That way he can knock the ball away or make the interception. He plays well in off coverage and underneath.
Booth has great footwork to maintain position. He can leap with the receiver and contort his body to challenge the throw.
#31: Cincinnati Bengals — Tyler Linderbaum, OL, Iowa
Despite making it to the Super Bowl, it was painfully obvious (especially for quarterback Joe Burrow) that the Cincinnati Bengals needed to protect their quarterback better.
In free agency, the Bengals went out and signed three offensive linemen. They acquired La’el Collins, Alex Cappa, and Ted Karras. Karras is a center, but the Bengals likely see him as a depth piece who can play any spot on the interior line. They select Tyler Linderbaum to start at center.
Having Linerbaum at center helps give the Burrow a wall in front of him. He’ll feel a lot more comfortable with the new and improved line.
Some teams might shy away from Linderbaum’s size (6-foot-3, 290 pounds) but he has competitiveness in him and he takes it to the opponent.
Linderbaum loves to compete and his wrestling background is evident in his core strength and leverage. He has a quick snap hand and that helps him get to the defender quickly and beat him.
Linderbaum gets to the second level quickly and takes good angles to make the block. When he is uncovered he goes out and looks to block someone.
#32: Detroit Lions (from Los Angeles Rams) — Carson Strong, QB, Nevada
The Lions get their quarterback of the future with their second pick in the first round. They’ll love Carson Strong and his ability to not only throw accurate bombs downfield but also make some incredible touch passes.
Strong has the ability to beat a defense anywhere on the field. He played on Nevada’s air raid offense so he’ll have to tone down the passing. That’s okay, however, since he can sit for a season and learn some more before he’s asked to take over the offense.
Scouts are impressed with Strong’s leadership ability and his killer instinct. He has an effortless release and can come from several different angles. He can zip the ball into tight windows 30 yards away. Also, he does a good job of throwing his receivers out of trouble.
Lions fans will have fun watching Strong make big throws when he gets a chance to take over as the starter.
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