Alabama Football: 2022 NFL Mock Draft 1.0 with no trades


Which Alabama football players will go in the first round?

The 2022 NFL Draft is on the horizon, and there are two Alabama football players who have a great chance of going in the first round. Evan Neal was seen as a lock to go first overall. Even if he slips, he will be going in the top 10. After him, Jameson Williams is set to be one of the first receivers taken. A handful of teams desperately need another receiver, and the speed of Williams sets him apart.

We’ll know for sure where these players will land soon, but this is a mock draft that predicts what will happen. Just to be abundantly clear, these are predictions of what I think will happen. I do not agree with all of these picks, but this is where I see the draft going.

1. Jacksonville Jaguars: Aidan Hutchinson, EDGE, Michigan

2. Detroit Lions: Travon Walker, EDGE, Georgia

3. Houston Texans: Ikem Ekwonu, OT, NC State

4. New York Jets: Kayvon Thibodeaux, EDGE, Oregon

5. New York Giants: Evan Neal, OT, Alabama

Here is where Neal comes off the board. While I see him as the best tackle in the class and worthy of being the first player drafted, Ekwonu is getting a lot of love. Ekwonu is a great talent, but I believe that the athleticism of Neal will help him become an elite tackle in the NFL. He also played three different positions for Alabama football, which is why he would be valuable to a team like the Giants.

6. Carolina Panthers: Malik Willis, QB, Liberty

7. New York Giants: Jermaine Johnson, EDGE, Florida State

8. Atlanta Falcons: Garrett Wilson, WR, Ohio State

9. Seattle Seahawks: Sauce Gardner, CB, Cincinnati

10. New York Jets: Drake London, WR, USC

11. Washington Commanders: Kyle Hamilton, S, Notre Dame

12: Minnesota Vikings: Derek Stingley Jr., CB, LSU

13. Houston Texans: George Karlaftis, EDGE, Purdue

14. Baltimore Ravens: Jordan Davis, IDL, Georgia

15. Philadelphia Eagles: Jameson Williams, WR, Alabama

This would pair the former Alabama football quarterback with another receiver from Tuscaloosa. The Eagles need to support Hurts, and this move is a great way to do just that. It would not shock me if a team like Green Bay or Kansas City tried to trade up for Williams, but he falls into Philly’s lap.

16. New Orleans Saints: Charles Cross, OT, Mississippi State

17. Los Angeles Chargers: Trevor Penning, OT, Northern Iowa

18. Philadelphia Eagles: Trent McDuffie, CB, Washington

19. New Orleans Saints: Desmond Ridder, QB, Cincinnati

20. Pittsburgh Steelers: Tyler Linderbaum, IOL, Iowa

21. New England Patriots: Chris Olave, WR, Ohio State

22. Green Bay Packers: Jahan Dotson, WR, Penn State

23. Arizona Cardinals: Andrew Booth Jr., CB, Clemson

24. Dallas Cowboys: Devonte Wyatt, IDL, Georgia

25. Buffalo Bills: Kaiir Elam, CB, Florida

26. Tennessee Titans: Treylon Burks, WR, Arkansas

27. Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Zion Johnson, IOL, Boston College

28. Green Bay Packers: Devin Lloyd, LB, Utah

29. Kansas City Chiefs: Daxton Hill, S, Michigan

30. Kansas City Chiefs: David Ojabo, EDGE, Michigan

31. Cincinnati Bengals: Kenyon Green, IOL, Texas A&M

32. Detroit Lions: Kenny Pickett, QB, Pittsburgh

So, two Alabama football players go in this NFL Mock Draft. Three quarterbacks are taken, but plenty of teams still have question marks. What can the Chiefs do to get another great receiver? Who will surprise us in the first round and make an insane pick?

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Without trades, it is hard to make solid predictions. Either way, this is how I have it shaking out.