NFL 2022 draft order, team needs: Week 18 will decide No. 1 pick, Giants and Jets have two top 10 picks each

With just one game remaining in Week 17, the 2022 NFL Draft order is beginning to solidify. 

Below, we’ll take a look at the entire draft order in Round 1 as it stands with Week 17 almost in the books, 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 the three of us, Michigan edge rusher Aidan Hutchinson and Oregon edge rusher Kayvon Thibodeaux are taken with the top two picks. 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

1. Jaguars (2-14)

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 (2-13-1)

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 (4-12)

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 (4-12)

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 (4-12)

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 (5-11)

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. Jets (via trade with 6-10 Seahawks)

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

8. Giants (via trade with 6-10 Bears)

Team needs: LB, EDGE,…


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