The NFL Draft in 2022 has arrived, and no one knows what will happen. Six NFL draft bold predictions, including Deebo and Jimmy G deals appeared.
There are at least three prospects in contention for the No. 1 overall pick, and the Jacksonville Jaguars could choose to trade the pick. Meanwhile, the 49ers don’t have a first-round pick, but they do have a problem in the form of Deebo Samuel’s trade request for NFL Draft in 2022.
Jets make a splash, surprises everybody
Many believe the Jets will be one of the likely destinations for Deebo Samuel if the 49ers agree to his trade request.
The Jets, who have the Nos. 4 and 10 first-round picks, consider making a blockbuster deal for Samuel, but instead fall in love with one of the draft’s top prospects and decide they can’t let him go. To move up to No. 1 overall, the Jets traded their No. 4 pick and a 2023 first-round pick to the Jacksonville Jaguars.
Patriots get their “Josh Allen answer”
Bill Belichick is no stranger to moves in the drought, but the Patriots’ customary strategy is to trade down. However, Belichick understands that in order to win the AFC East, he must find a way to make life difficult for Josh Allen. So Belichick takes a risk and contacts the Atlanta Falcons, agreeing to trade the Nos. 21 and 85 picks in the 2021 draught, as well as a 2023 second and fourth round pick, for the No. 8 overall pick.
Steelers can’t risk getting beat to the punch
The Pittsburgh Steelers and head coach Mike Tomlin are in desperate need of a long-term quarterback, and they have high hopes for Liberty quarterback Malik Willis.
Wills is still sitting there as the Steelers watch the first nine choices pass them by. Wary of the Washington Commanders at No. 11, the Steelers contact the Jets and offer them the No. 20 pick as well as a first and third round pick in 2023 in exchange for No. 10. The Jets accept the deal after having just given up their own 2023 first-round pick to the Jaguars.
Chargers get Herbo a torpedo
The Chargers enjoyed one of the most successful offseason in the league. They added Sebastian Joseph-Day to their interior defensive line after trading for Khalil Mack.
In several mock drafts, the Chargers are projected to take Georgia defensive wrecking ball Jordan Davis at No. 17. Brandon Staley, the new head coach, thinks about it but decides to go in a different way. The Chargers swap first-round picks with the Houston Texans and move up to No. 13 to choose Alabama running back Jameson Williams, knowing they need to be competitive in the AFC West.
Good bye, Deebo
John Lynch stated emphatically on Monday that he has no intention of trading Deebo Samuel. In an ideal world, the 49ers and their top receiver would work out their issues and sign a lucrative contract extension.
The Philadelphia Eagles, on the other hand, make the 49ers an offer they can’t refuse. Philadelphia delivers the Nos. 15 and 83 picks, as well as a 2023 first-round pick and a 2023 fifth-round pick from the New Orleans Saints.
For the better part of a month, the Carolina Panthers have been considered the last likely landing spot for Jimmy Garoppolo. The Panthers, led by Matt Rhule, are in desperate need of a quarterback. Sam Darnold isn’t the answer, no matter what Ben McAdoo says.
At No. 6, the Panthers consider taking a quarterback, but instead select North Carolina State tackle Ickey Ekwonu.