Cincinnati Bengals 2022 first-round mock draft

CLEVELAND, OHIO - MAY 01: Fans waiting for Machine Gun Kelly to perform onstage after the final round of the 2021 NFL Draft at the Great Lakes Science Center on May 01, 2021 in Cleveland, Ohio. (Photo by Duane Prokop/Getty Images)
CLEVELAND, OHIO - MAY 01: Fans waiting for Machine Gun Kelly to perform onstage after the final round of the 2021 NFL Draft at the Great Lakes Science Center on May 01, 2021 in Cleveland, Ohio. (Photo by Duane Prokop/Getty Images) /
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25. player. 16. . Offensive Tackle. Buffalo Bills. Nicholas Petit-Frere

Bills GM: Rob

I probably whiffed on this. He tested much better at OSU pro day and Buffalo met with him but will be a reach here.

Reaction: The Bills must see something in Petit-Frere that most draft scouts don’t in order to take him in the first round. Fortunately for Bills fans, their roster is one of the most complete in the NFL heading into the draft. – Bennett

35. . Wide Receiver. Tennessee Titans. George Pickens. 26. player

Titans GM: Bennett

The Titans struck out with Julio Jones, but that doesn’t mean they should be complacent at the receiver position. Yes, they traded for Robert Woods, but A.J. Brown is at a standstill in contract talks. George Pickens has some of the highest upside of any prospect in this draft.

Reaction: Very intriguing pick. The Titans need help opposite A.J. Brown, so wide receiver is a need. Tennessee is also a dark horse for a quarterback as the post-Tannehill era will be here sooner than we think. – Rob

48. . Defensive Lineman. Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Devonte Wyatt. 27. player

Buccaneers GM: Alex

When one of the top interior defensive linemen falls to the bottom of the first round, whoever ends up with him is getting great value. That happens to be the Bucs this time where they hope a strong defense can help propel Tom Brady to another ring.

Reaction: It’s crazy that Wyatt fell this far. The Bucs are adding one of the best defensive prospects in the draft… just what everyone wants to see (sarcasm). – Leigh

. Wide Receiver. Green Bay Packers. Jahan Dotson. 28. player. 49

Packers GM: Rob

It hasn’t happened often that a team takes two receivers high, no less in the first round, but Green Bay is bleeding at receiver and risking throwing the rest of Aaron Rodgers’ career away if they don’t get him weapons.

Reaction: The Packers really need to find some talent to replace Davante Adams. Aaron Rodgers hasn’t had a receiver taken in the first round in his entire career, but times are-a changing in Green Bay. Dotson becomes the 2nd receiver taken in the first round for Green Bay. – Bennett

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