NFL 2022 draft order, team needs: Jags, Lions and Texans hold top 3 picks; Giants, Jets own 2 each in top 10

The NFL regular season comes to an end Sunday and the 2022 NFL Draft order will be finalized for the majority of teams.

Below, we’ll take a look at the entire draft order in Round 1 as it stands entering the Chargers-Raiders Sunday night game, in addition to team needs and notable free agents. For a look at which players are likely to go where, Ryan Wilson, Chris Trapasso and I produce mock drafts for In the latest from Trapasso, the Giants use the No. 5 overall selection on a quarterback. For a more extensive draft discussion beyond the mock drafts, check out our weekly show every Tuesday on YouTube! 

Here is the updated 2022 NFL Draft order, via, with the top three picks clinched after the Jaguars and Lions both won in Week 18:

1. Jaguars (3-14)

Team needs: OT, C, LB, DT, TE
Notable free agents: OT Cam Robinson, WR D.J. Chark, OG A.J. Cann, DT Taven Bryan, CB Tre Herndon

2. Lions (3-13-1)

Team needs: WR, CB, OG, LB, DT
Notable free agents: WR Kalif Raymond, S Tracy Walker, WR Josh Reynolds, LB Alex Anzalone, DL Da’shawn Hand

3. Texans (4-13)

Team needs: QB, TE, OG, CB, S
Notable free agents: S Justin Reid, RB David Johnson, RB Phillip Lindsay, DT Maliek Collins, QB Tyrod Taylor

4. Jets (4-13)

Team needs: CB, EDGE, OT, LB, TE
Notable free agents: S Marcus Maye, WR Keelan Cole, WR Jamison Crowder, OT Morgan Moses, OL Conor McDermott

5. Giants (4-13)

Team needs: LB, EDGE, OG, C, TE
Notable free agents: TE Evan Engram, S Jabrill Peppers, OG Will Hernandez, EDGE Lorenzo Carter, QB Mike Glennon 

6. Panthers (5-12)

Team needs: QB, OT, OG, S, C
Notable free agents: CB Stephon Gilmore, EDGE Haason Reddick, QB Cam Newton, CB Donte Jackson, C Matt Paradis 

7. Giants (via trade with 6-11 Bears)

Team needs: LB, EDGE, OG, C, TE
Notable free agents: TE Evan Engram, S Jabrill Peppers, OG Will Hernandez, EDGE Lorenzo Carter 


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