Top 10 NFL Teams Most Likely to Get a Top Five Pick in the 2022 NFL Draft
This is pretty obvious. They literally only had 5 picks in the draft, since they traded away a bunch of their picks. The defense is still terrible and Watson isn't gone, but he's not happy. And in the free agnecy they didn't do much. They got Phillip Lindsay and a washed up Mark Ingram II. Probably the number one contender for first pick of the draft.
The Eagles are tanking this year no doubt. They fired their head coach and traded away Carson Wentz and will be starting a young QB Jalen Hurts which I think he isn't that bad. But the Eagles will be fighting for the 1st pick along with the Houston Texans.
It's kind of a tradition for the Lions to get at least a top 10 pick. The Lions just can't be good. Firing Patrcia was a good move, but there are still holes in this team in both offense and defense. D'andre Swift is a great runnning back, and I do like Hockenson, but WR and QB still needs to be fixed. Unless Goff can actually be a good QB instead of going on and off, or maybe St. Brown can be a superstar, but I just don't see them doing well and will most likely get a Top 5 pick.
From the very start I knew this team wasn't going to do well. Choosing a WR over a star Offensive linemen with your 5th pick? I don't really care that Chase is Burrow's former teammate, Cincinnati was fine on WR's. They had Boyd and Higgins, they didn't need another WR. They need someone to protect Burrow. Remember that happened in the Washington game? You don't want that to happen again. It's gonna be a rough season for Burrow. And I'm not loving the coach, Zac Taylor. He's not leading Cincinnati any where in his past two years, and the Bengals are 6-25-1 with him. They did get some players for the offensive line in the draft, but they don't compare to Sewell do they? I'm probably hating on the Bengals way too much since I am a Browns fan, but they aren't gonna do well. Other then the Offensive line, the Coach is still a problem and the defense isn't so great either.
Like the Jets, the Jaguars got their new franchise QB, but also like the Jets, this is still a building year. They got some building blocks to work around in the draft, they for some reason got another RB in the draft, and the defense is still being worked on. Honestly, they should really just tank this year to get a great pick in the nest draft, because I think we all know they aren't going to be playoff contenders for a few years, since the defense down graded a lot. But there is hope for Jacksonville because like I said they got Lawrence and others to help in the future. Plus Jacksonville's schedule is very tough. They will be playing the NFC West, which is the toughest division in the NFL, with Seattle, LA, Arizona and San Francisco, and they are in the AFC South with the Titans and the Colts which will be tough opponents, and outside of that they do play other great teams like the Bills, Patriots, Dolphins and maybe the Bengals can give them a tough time, and also their 17th ...more
Trading away Rodney Hudson and Trent Brown was a horrible idea, and that over-reach for Alex Leatherwood was just as bad. Talking about the draft, the only pick that I liked was getting Moehrig to help that horrible secondary. I feel bad for Derek, really. The offensive line isn't going to be good at all and Leatherwood as just such a bad pick and the Raiders will most likely get a top 10 pick at least.
The Jets just got their new franchise QB, Zach Wilson, who hopefully won't be a bust, but this is still a building year. They still have some peices missing and their are many games that I just don't see them winning. They are in a division with the Bills, Dolphins, and a Patriots teams that has improved and made big moves in the offseason. And you also have other teams that have improved like the Titans getting Bud Dupree and Julio Jones, the Jaguars with Lawrence and that RB duo Robinson and Etienne, and including a new WR Marvin Jones. And also the Falcon, I know they got rid of Julio but hey Calvin Ridley is still there and they added RB Mike Davis and the stud Tight End Kyle Pitts. I can see them only getting aroud like 4-6 wins, but this year just isn't the year.
The Falcons are coming off a pretty miserable season of them choking a few times, and I think it's going to continue for a while. But I do like Atlanta's offense. Even though they got rid of Julio Jones, they still got plenty of weapons like Ridley and added Mike Davis, and they drafted Kyle Pitts. They didn't do that much in the free agency other then getting Mike Davis and Cordelle Patterson, which were two good signings, but their defense is still terrible, and they should have focused on it more. They did get some players on defense in the draft like Richie Grant, but most aren't really starter material.
Look, I don't think the Bears are a terrible team, but I just don't like the schedule they have. They have the 3rd hardest scheulde and their in the NFC North, with the Packers and Vikings, which are both playoff contenders. They can maybe split with the Vikings, but outside their division, they got opponents like the 49ers, Browns, Buccaners, Ravens, Cardinals, and other playoff contending teams which I can't see them winning.
I really don't trust Darnold with the Panthers. I know when he was with the Jets, Gase could have been holding him back, but I'm not sure about him. He does have good offensive weapons with the best RB in the league Christian McCaffrey, and WR DJ Moore with rookie Terrace Marshall Jr, but their offensive line isn't really great. They used up their first round pick on Jaycee Horn instead of going for a lineman like Slater or they could have gotten another QB like Fields if Darnold doesn't play well. The Panthers do have Taylor Moton for the OL, but he's not enough. I could be wrong, maybe Darnold is really good but couldn't show it since he was with the Jets, we'll have to find out in the upcoming season.