The 2022 NFL Draft is over. Day 2 and Day 3 were pretty-exciting too. Let’s recap the entire NFC North team 2022 drafts.
Green Bay Packers
Round 1 Pick 22 (from Raiders for Adams): ILB Quay Walker Georgia
Tae Tae for Quay Quay. The Packers prioritized ILB finally this offseason by adding Quay Walker after giving DeVondre Campell a huge deal. Tall athletic LB with ability to shed blocks and keep with tight ends. Comp is Jamie Collins. Bit of a reach here
Round 1 Pick 28: Interior Defender Devonte Wyatt Georgia
Packers did not take a Round 1 WR after a run on 6 WRs in the mid first round. Wyatt is a dancing bear but not the strongest run defender. He’ll add to the pass rush and fills a long term hole at 3-4 DE. Some off-field issues to watch too.
Round 2 Pick 34 TRADE UP (from Vikings through Lions): WR Christian Watson North Dakota State
Packers traded pick 53 from Raiders and 59 to with the Vikings for pick 34. Packers got their raw developmental WR with good size and speed in Watson. Good body control and can win 50/50 balls but needs to work on his route breaks and hands are solid but could use a little work.
Round 3: OT Sean Ryhan UCLA
Good punch and hands but needs to work on his kick slide. Should play Right Tackle in Green Bay. Replaces Billy Turner
Round 4: WR Romeo Doubs Nevada
Good ball tracking but minimal YAC and isn’t physical. Ranked as a 7th round prospect so bit of a reach.
Round 4: OT Zach Tom Wake Forest
LT who will kick inside. A Mason Cole clone is his comp.
Round 5: OLB Kingsley Engabare South Carolina
Solid edge rusher who fits OLB nicely. Bit of steal. K’Lavon Chaisson comp
Round 7: LB Tariq Carpenter, DT Jonathan Ford, OT Rasheed Walker, WR Samari Toure
Rasheed Walker is a nice steal at OT too. Toure good roue runner but no speed. Carpenter good frame and closing speed but missed tackles galore. Ford is experienced DL but not much production last two seasons.
Round 1 Pick 2: OLB Aidan Hutchinson Michigan
Best player in the draft. Stud pass rusher that compares to Jared Allen
Round 1 Pick 12 TRADE UP: WR Jameson Williams Alabama
Stud WR that compares to Davante Adams. Great separation, size and speed. Coming off torn ACL so may not play until after 6 weeks in the season but says he will be ready for training camp
Round 1 Pick 46 TRADE BACK LOSS 12 SPOTS: EDGE/Interior Defender Josh Paschal Kentucky
Versatile Dlineman. Quick first step, high motor and great character. Cancer survivor his freshman year at Kentucky. Need to get off blocks and add more pass rush moves
Round 3 Pick 97: Safety Kerby Joseph Illinois
Converted WR to safety who balled out for Illinois. Good ball skills but must work on tackling. Jessie Bates comparison
Round 5: TE James Mitchell Virginia Tech
Productive pass tight end pass catcher that can block. Tore his ACL in September but should be ready for camp to compete for TE2.
Round 6 TRADE BACK: ILB Malcom Rodriguez Oklahoma State
Smaller ILB with good special team ability. Captain at Oklahoma State
Round 6: LB James Houston Jacksonville State
ILB from Florida that transferred and become a stud pass rusher at a small school
Round 7 TRADE BACK COMP: CB Chase Lucas Arizona State
Shut down CB for Arizona State but too small.
Round 1 TRADE BACK COMP Pick 32: Safety Lewis Cine Georgia
Super fast and covers like a corner but not a thumper
Round 2 TRADE UP Pick 42 CB Andrew Booth Clemson
Physical zone corner but gambles. Kind of a steal at pick 42 though
Round 2 TRADE BACK COMP Pick 59: Guard Ed Ingram LSU
Big guard with good awareness and strength but needs balance. Bit of a reach
Round 3 TRADE BACK COMP Pick 66: LB Brian Asomoah Oklahoma
Good balance and above average coverage. Lacks size and overpursues.
Round 4: DB Akaleb Evans Misouri
Tall corner with good speed. Needs more physicality
Round 5: DT Esezi Otomewo Minnesota
Thick edge but slow. William Gholston comp.
Round 5: RB Ty Chandler UNC
Shifty but not speedy or power
Round 6: OL Vederan Lowe Illinois
Developmental OT with good size
Round 6: WR Jalen Nailor Michigan State
Productive but slower WR from Michigan State
Round 7: TE Nick Muse South Carolina
Athlete but not a good blocker
Round 2 Pick 39: CB Kyler Gordon Washington
Trevon Diggs comp and should compliment Jaylon Johnson
Round 2 Pick 48 TRADE: S Jaquan Brisker Penn State
Versatile productive safety that can play deep or in the box. Team leader
Round 3 Pick 71: WR Velus Jones Tennessee
Good sizes and Y type WR. Sammy Watkins comp but slower
Round 5: OL Braxton Jones Southern Utah
Quick step RT but needs more power. Sam Tevi comp
Round 5: DE Dominque Robinson Miami (OH)
Speed and bend but limited production. Brian Robison comp
Round 6: OL Zachary Thomas
Athletic tackle but bad punch and hands
Round 6: RB Trestan Ebner Baylor
Straightline runner. Won’t break many tackles
Round 6: OL Doug Kramer Illinois
Versatile lineman developmental
Round 7: OL Ja’Tyre Carter, S Elijah Hicks and Punter Trenton Gill
New punter for the Bears and some more depth
Solid draft all around for the NFC North. We’ll see how it pans out over the next 3-4 years.