2022 NFL mock draft: The first round

By Joal Ryan
Published: 11:00 AM February 15, 2022
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With the 2021 college season over, the 2021 NFL regular season done and Super Bowl LVI settled, we can focus on the things that really matter: like, NFL mock drafts. 

In this, the latest update to our 2022 mock draft first published last June, team draft order is locked and final. So, who are the 32 elite college players who'll be chosen in the first round? And how many NFL teams in need of quarterback will use a premium pick to get one in a draft year that's arguably light on first-round QBs? 

Our mock draft is here for you. We're projecting the landing spots for Pitt's Kenny Pickett, Liberty's Malik Willis, Michigan's Aidan Hutchinson, Notre Dame's Kyle Hamilton and more. 

Our first-round mock is based, in part, on prospect rankings by CBS Sports and ESPN's Scouts Inc., as well as the latest mock picks by CBS Sports' Ryan Wilson, Josh Edwards, Chris Trapasso and Kyle Stackpole.