2022 NFL Mock Draft: Washington, Broncos and Lions land quarterbacks; six receivers go in Round 1


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2022 NFL Mock Draft: Washington, Broncos and Lions land quarterbacks; six receivers go in Round 1

Last week, it was Sam Howell sneaking into Round 1. This time, it's Malik Willis, who has been a favorite of the media mock-draft community for months. And while there's much to like about Willis' game, we haven't yet seen enough to be convinced that he's a slam-dunk first-round pick. A lot of that is because we have to project where he'll be in 2-3 years, which isn't that different to the conversations we were having about Josh Allen coming out of Wyoming. That said, if Willis balls out against Ole Miss on Saturday -- against Matt Corral, no less (and we've had Corral as the first QB drafted in recent mock drafts) -- then that will certainly change the conversation, and along with it, his draft stock.

Elsewhere in the first round, the aforementioned Corral again finds his way to Washington while the Broncos take a flier on Carson Strong, who would be our QB1 if there weren't concerns about his knee (and depending on how his medicals play out, could end up out of Round 1 altogether). And that's it -- three first-round quarterbacks in a year when we have questions about all of them. Put another way: If this group came out last year, the first one off the board would be QB6 after Trevor Lawrence, Zach Wilson, Trey Lance, Justin Fields and Mac Jones.

Alright, let's get to all 32 picks, which this week includes six wide receivers.

One other thing, and this is important: the draft order below was determined using SportsLine's Super Bowl odds but in reverse order. We know folks are going to be very angry about why we have their team picking so high but it's not our fault. These are your team's current odds of winning a Lombardi Trophy.

2022 NFL Mock Draft: Washington, Broncos and Lions land quarterbacks; six receivers go in Round 1
2022 NFL Mock Draft: Washington, Broncos and Lions land quarterbacks; six receivers go in Round 1
2022 NFL Mock Draft: Washington, Broncos and Lions land quarterbacks; six receivers go in Round 1
2022 NFL Mock Draft: Washington, Broncos and Lions land quarterbacks; six receivers go in Round 1
2022 NFL Mock Draft: Washington, Broncos and Lions land quarterbacks; six receivers go in Round 1
2022 NFL Mock Draft: Washington, Broncos and Lions land quarterbacks; six receivers go in Round 1
  • 2022 NFL Mock Draft: Washington, Broncos and Lions land quarterbacks; six receivers go in Round 1
  • 2022 NFL Mock Draft: Washington, Broncos and Lions land quarterbacks; six receivers go in Round 1
  • 2022 NFL Mock Draft: Washington, Broncos and Lions land quarterbacks; six receivers go in Round 1
  • 2022 NFL Mock Draft: Washington, Broncos and Lions land quarterbacks; six receivers go in Round 1
  • 2022 NFL Mock Draft: Washington, Broncos and Lions land quarterbacks; six receivers go in Round 1
  • 2022 NFL Mock Draft: Washington, Broncos and Lions land quarterbacks; six receivers go in Round 1
  • 2022 NFL Mock Draft: Washington, Broncos and Lions land quarterbacks; six receivers go in Round 1
  • 2022 NFL Mock Draft: Washington, Broncos and Lions land quarterbacks; six receivers go in Round 1
  • 2022 NFL Mock Draft: Washington, Broncos and Lions land quarterbacks; six receivers go in Round 1
  • 2022 NFL Mock Draft: Washington, Broncos and Lions land quarterbacks; six receivers go in Round 1