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2022 NFL Draft

2022 NFL Draft: Pick-by-pick analysis for Day 3, Rounds 4-5

Below is Mark Dulgerian's analysis for every pick by every team made in Rounds 4 and 5 of the 2022 NFL Draft.

NOTE: Only trades agreed to after Day 1 began are reflected below.


Tampa Bay Buccaneers
(from Jaguars)
Cade Otton
Washington · TE

With uncertainty at the tight end position, Otton lands in an ideal situation in which he'll be able to compete for immediate starter reps in two-TE sets with the potential to grow into a more prominent role. He lacks dynamic traits, but offers rock solid receiving and blocking ability as a "Y" tight end.

Houston Texans
(from Lions through Browns)
Dameon Pierce
Florida · RB

The Texans' run game was nonexistent last season, ranking last in both yards per game and yards per carry. Pierce isn't a speedster, but he's one of the toughest runners in this class and should offer an immediate physical presence to pair with Marlon Mack and company.

Cleveland Browns
(from Texans)
Perrion Winfrey
Oklahoma · DT

The Senior Bowl MVP lived in opponents' backfields mostly attacking from his interior alignment at Oklahoma. There are some inconsistencies in his tape, but his on-field upside makes this a great value pick for a Browns team looking to add depth to their defensive line rotation.

Seattle Seahawks
(from Jets)
Coby Bryant
Cincinnati · CB

Named after the late NBA great, Bryant is a prototypical Seahawks defensive back with outstanding length and ball skills. Seattle ranked in the bottom 10 in takeaways in 2021, so his ability to create turnovers will be a welcome addition.

Baltimore Ravens
(from Giants)
Daniel Faalele
Minnesota · OT

Packaged in a similar mold as former Ravens standout Orlando Brown Jr., Faalele fills a need for depth at their offensive tackle position. He's a mauler in the run game with the ability to grow into a starter with improvement in pass protection.

New York Jets
(from Panthers)
Max Mitchell
Louisiana · OT

There is some uncertainty surrounding the tackle position in New York, and Mitchell will have a chance to compete for reps on the left or right side. His swing ability allows some flexibility as the Jets continue to shore up the lineup up front.

New York Giants
(from Bears)
Daniel Bellinger
San Diego State · TE

Bellinger has NFL-starter ability, offering reliable ball skills and a proven pedigree in the run game at SDSU. The Giants don't have a tight end on the roster who is expected to run away with the starting job, so consider this a need that has been addressed.

Percy Butler
Louisiana · S

Butler's production in college didn't wow, but he possesses big-time speed and size. He'll make his presence felt early on special teams with a chance to grow into a more prominent role on defense.

New York Giants
(from Falcons)
Dane Belton
Iowa · S

Belton's college production is impressive and he offers the versatility to cover in the slot or in the deep half. While he doesn't have extensive special teams experience, that is likely where he'll need to impress to see the field early on.

Damarri Mathis
Pittsburgh · CB

You can never have enough defensive back depth in the AFC West, and the Broncos add just that with this pick. Mathis is an outstanding athlete (4.39-second 40-yard dash, 40-inch-plus vertical) who brings a physical brand to the defensive back unit.

Denver Broncos
(from Seahawks)
Eyioma Uwazurike
Iowa State · DT

The Broncos needed to add some competition to their defensive line rotation. They'll align in a 3-4 base where Uwazurike fits as a slashing five-technique, but he has enough versatility to move around the line in different packages.

Micheal Clemons
Texas A&M · DE

The Jets are taking a chance on the pass rush upside of Clemons, who can play with his hand in the dirt or as a stand up edge defender. There are several red flags they hope are in the rearview mirror, but his aggressive style and disruptive traits could pay off long-term.

Minnesota Vikings
(from Browns)
Akayleb Evans
Missouri · CB

The Vikings continue to add competition to their defensive backfield. Evans has good size and speed and offers enough range and versatility to line up comfortably in both man and zone looks. 

Jalyn Armour-Davis
Alabama · CB

It wouldn't be a Ravens draft if they didn't dip into the Alabama well. They had a need for corner depth and Armour-Davis is an ascending player who is comfortable in man coverage.

Carolina Panthers
(from Saints through Commanders)
Brandon Smith
Penn State · LB

The Panthers were in need of some competition to their linebackers corp. Smith is big, fast and physical and should compete for significant snaps as a rookie.

New England Patriots
(from Dolphins through Chiefs)
Jack Jones
Arizona State · CB

The Patriots needed an infusion of athleticism and play-making skills at cornerback, and they are addressing it in this draft. Jones was lower on many teams' boards due to off-field flags, but his explosive traits are undeniable. He lands in a spot where he can focus on football.

Las Vegas Raiders
(from Colts through Vikings)
Zamir White
Georgia · RB

The Raiders were among the worst rushing teams in 2021 and their backfield is littered with injury history. White also comes with some medical history, but there isn't a ton of tread on the tires and he offers an explosive, physical presence to Vegas' run game.

Isaiah Spiller
Texas A&M · RB

The Chargers have looked to Austin Ekeler a bit too often in recent years, both in the passing game and run game. Spiller is a dynamic north-south runner with excellent versatility as a pass catcher. Great value here for a player with skills to be a three-down starting RB.

Cleveland Browns
(from Eagles through Texans)
Cade York

Cleveland's kicking woes were well-documented last season, connecting on an NFL-worst 72.7 percent of field goals. An All-American, York has a booming leg and went six of seven from 50-plus yards in 2020.

Miami Dolphins
(from Steelers)
Erik Ezukanma
Texas Tech · WR

New HC Mike McDaniel has experience working with sure-handed, tough run-after-catch receivers in San Francisco. Ezukanma fits that mold and should compete for a WR4 job in camp.

Neil Farrell

Veteran nose tackle Johnathan Hankins just re-signed and is a staple in the middle, but there is room for depth at the position behind him. Farrell is a massive interior presence who could win significant reps early in his career and eventually emerge as an NFL starter.

Pierre Strong
South Dakota State · RB

Strong was consistently a big-play threat in college (7.2 career yards per rush) and offers the type of jack-of-all trades ability the Patriots covet. With James White getting older, Strong will have a chance to compete for some of his snaps sooner than later.

Baltimore Ravens
(from Cardinals)
Charlie Kolar
Iowa State · TE

Baltimore TE2 Nick Boyle has played just 14 games over the last two seasons due to significant injuries. Kolar has the size, ball skills and athleticism to flex around the formation and compete for meaningful playing time as a rookie, especially if Boyle isn't back to 100 percent in 2022.

Jake Ferguson
Wisconsin · TE

There is little depth in the tight end room behind franchise-tagged Dalton Schultz. Ferguson doesn't possess dynamic play-making ability, but he's a reliable receiver and physical enough as a blocker to earn a job as the team's TE2.

Baltimore Ravens
(from Bills)
Jordan Stout
Penn State · P

It's a matter of time before the Ravens part ways with 39-year-old punter Sam Koch, who is also entering the last year on his contract. A Ray Guy Award finalist, Stout looks to be the heir apparent at the position.

Hassan Haskins
Michigan · RB

Physical, tough and competitive. There's no secret behind what Titans brass covets in its players. Haskins' game isn't pretty, but he plays a physical brand as a runner and blocker and has a nose for the end zone (20 rush TDs in 2021). He's also a special teams ace.

Romeo Doubs
Nevada · WR

With the offseason departure of Marquez Valdes-Scantling, the door is open for a young player to replace his field-stretching ability. Doubs was Carson Strong's go-to target at Nevada and possesses the speed and ball skills to convert splash plays as a WR4.

Jake Camarda
Georgia · P

The Buccaneers ranked in the bottom five in terms of net punt average last year, so an upgrade was needed at the punter position. Camarda averaged over 46 yards per punt in each of his last three seasons and was a Ray Guy Award finalist in 2020.

Spencer Burford
Texas-San Antonio · OG

Burford offers the type of mobility the 49ers' zone scheme requires. He has extensive snaps at both guard and tackle, so he'll add depth competition to multiple spots along the line.

Joshua Williams
Fayetteville State University · CB

The AFC West is expected to be a high-flying collection of offensive star power in 2022. Williams is a small-school guy with big-time NFL traits and play-making skills who could emerge as an early contributor in a secondary that needs depth.

Cordell Volson
North Dakota State · OG

The Bengals gave up 55 sacks last season, third-most in the league. Volson, who was a tackle for NDSU, will likely move inside to guard where the Bengals could use an upgrade to their depth.

New England Patriots
(from Texans through Panthers)
Bailey Zappe
Western Kentucky · QB

Behind Mac Jones sits 36-year-old Brian Hoyer and former fourth-round pick Jarrett Stidham, who has done little to show he can be a true QB2 in the NFL. Zappe is an instinctual, accurate passer with the type of game management skills to enjoy a long career as a reliable NFL backup -- either with the Patriots or elsewhere.

Calvin Austin III
Memphis · WR

You can't completely blame Ben Roethlisberger for the Steelers' lack of offensive explosion last year. Their receivers simply weren't doing enough with the ball in their hands. Austin is a burner with 4.3 speed and outstanding yards-after-catch skills that also translate as a punt returner.

Isaiah Likely
Coastal Carolina · TE

The Ravens double up on tight ends in the fourth round, adding depth at the position. Likely comes in a different mold than the towering Charlie Kolar, as he's more suited as an "F" tight end who can line up offset.

Zach Tom
Wake Forest · C

The Packers like to leave the door open for versatile offensive linemen they can plug into various spots, if needed. Tom started at center and left tackle at Wake Forest, but his best fit is inside where he possesses the athleticism and ruggedness to emerge as a starter down the line.

Damarion Williams
Houston · CB

The Ravens make another acquisition to upgrade their secondary depth. Williams offers the instincts and ball skills to make a splash in camp and earn a rotational role.

Decobie Durant
South Carolina State · CB

The Rams are light on depth at the slot CB position, and they have several DBs entering a contract year. The MEAC Defensive Player of the Year in 2021, Durant is ultra-competitive, productive and also offers special teams value.

Chigoziem Okonkwo
Maryland · TE

The Titans like to run multiple-TE sets and could use an infusion of athleticism to the group. Okonkwo (4.5 40) projects as an H-back who offers flashy run-after-catch ability.


Washington Commanders
(from Jaguars through Panthers)
Sam Howell
North Carolina · QB

Washington is all but stable at the QB position and could use some competition for the backup job at the very least. After a promising 2020 campaign, Howell's game showed minimal development last season and was unable to improve his draft stock. However, in the fifth round, the Commanders are getting excellent value in a low-risk, high-reward playmaker. Howell has NFL starter arm talent and toughness, which could give him an edge as he competes for the QB2 job in camp.

Kansas City Chiefs
(from Lions through Broncos and Seahawks)
Darian Kinnard
Kentucky · OT

Some teams projected Kinnard as more of a guard, but he was announced as a tackle, which is where he lined up in college and where he'll have a chance to compete for a reserve role. Kinnard can instantly improve the Chiefs' run game if he's inserted into the lineup.

New York Giants
(from Jets)
Micah McFadden
Indiana · LB

The Giants were one of the worst defenses against the run last year and had a need at linebacker coming into the draft. They waited longer than expected to address that need, but McFadden can come in and instantly help out on obvious run downs as well as on special teams.  

DJ Davidson
Arizona State · DT

The Giants, who had the third-lowest run-stuff rate in 2021, according to Next Gen Stats, address their run defense in consecutive picks. Davidson is disruptive and instinctual against the run, which should win coaches over early in camp.

Buffalo Bills
(from Texans through Bears)
Khalil Shakir
Boise State · WR

The Bills parted ways with Cole Beasley this offseason and signed Jamison Crowder as the apparent replacement. However, Crowder is no home run to win that job, so Shakir will have ample opportunity to not just compete for early slot reps, but earn a starting job. He also brings special teams value.

Washington Commanders
(from Panthers)
Cole Turner
Nevada · TE

Behind Logan Thomas, who is coming off an ACL injury, there is plenty of room for competition for rotational reps in 2022. Turner can flex out and offer the wide catch radius Carson Wentz likes to target and could play an integral role early in his career.

Houston Texans
(from Bears)
Thomas Booker
Stanford · DT

The Texans entered the draft with a need at defensive line and finally address it here. Booker offers some scheme versatility to line up at three-technique in the Texans' 4-3 base or line up across from tackles depending on the scheme.

Tyler Allgeier

The door is wide open for the RB2 job in Atlanta, and the Falcons land a great fit for their system. Allgeier should feel comfortable in Atlanta's outside zone scheme, which is what BYU majored in.

Delarrin Turner-Yell
Oklahoma · S

New defensive coordinator Ejiro Evero wants to be more aggressive on defense and values physicality at all levels. Turner-Yell is a force defender down in the box and should win coaches over with his style of play in camp.

Tariq Woolen
Texas-San Antonio · CB

The Seahawks have a type and they don't veer from it. They take yet another long, rangy defensive back with ball skills. The former wide receiver should impress coaches with his ability to go up and attack the ball and finish (11 INTs over the last two seasons).

Jacksonville Jaguars
(from Commanders through Eagles)
Snoop Conner
Mississippi · RB

Between injuries and usage, there has been some drama at the RB position for the Jaguars of late. Conner offers some insurance as a physical backup, but he'll need to prove more value in the pass game to see consistent work.

Dallas Cowboys
(from Browns)
Matt Waletzko
North Dakota · OT

The Cowboys once again address their need for competition at tackle. Waletzko was a four-year starter on the left side at NDSU, so he may need some time to get comfortable on the right side unless coaches view him strictly as a backup behind Tyron Smith in the short term.

Cleveland Browns
(from Ravens through Vikings)
Jerome Ford
Cincinnati · RB

Neither Nick Chubb nor Kareem Hunt were able to stay healthy for the entire season last year, forcing former UDFA D'Ernest Johnson to be a spot starter. The physical Ford adds insurance to the RB room in case the injury bug bites again.

Tampa Bay Buccaneers
(from Vikings through Jaguars)
Zyon McCollum
Sam Houston State · CB

The Buccaneers have a number of cornerbacks entering a contract year, so this was a safe place to invest in the position. McCollum is a ballhawk with starter upside once he conquers the learning curve from Sam Houston State to the NFL.

Seattle Seahawks
(from Dolphins through Patriots and Chiefs)
Tyreke Smith
Ohio State · Edge

The Seahawks struggled to generate pressure last season, and they've addressed the issue in this draft. Smith will join fellow rookie Boye Mafe in improving the 'Hawks' pass rush off the edge.

Eric Johnson
Missouri State · DT

The Colts do a great job of drafting traits they can develop in the middle to late rounds. Johnson is long, explosive and rangy and adds competition to a defense that struggled to get home to the QB last year.

Otito Ogbonnia

Per Next Gen Stats, no team allowed more rush yards between the tackles (1,143) than the Chargers last season. Ogbonnia doesn't offer much in the pass game at this stage, but his ability to disrupt the interior on run downs instantly makes him a welcome asset in L.A.

D'Marco Jackson
Appalachian State · LB

Jackson was productive on defense and a core special-teamer in college. He should instantly become a staple on the Saints' special teams units.

Denver Broncos
(from Eagles through Texans)
Montrell Washington
Samford · WR

The Broncos were dead last in the NFL with a 16.2 kick return average in 2021. Washington is too diminutive to offer much value as a true rotational WR, but he projects as a return specialist with dynamic make-you-miss speed and quickness.

Tennessee Titans
(from Steelers through Jets)
Kyle Philips

There is plenty of uncertainty within the Titans receiving corps, so they fill a need with one of the more versatile and reliable slot guys in this draft. Philips offers the toughness the Titans covet and also adds competition to the punt returner job.

Los Angeles Rams
(from Patriots through Raiders)
Kyren Williams
Notre Dame · RB

The Rams are more than comfortable deploying a heavy rotation at running back, so adding depth competition at the position is always welcome. Williams, who some have likened to James White, brings immediate value on passing downs.

Minnesota Vikings
(from Raiders)
Esezi Otomewo
Minnesota · DE

The Vikings' defense struggled in most phases last season and needed an upgrade in depth along their defensive line. Otomewo should help fill that void as a disruptive five-technique for Ed Donatell's front.

Cincinnati Bengals
(from Cardinals through Eagles, Texans and Bears)
Tycen Anderson
Toledo · S

The Bengals have done a great job of upgrading competition in both their defensive back group and on special teams. Anderson is a prospect with good intangibles and impact ability on coverage teams.

DaRon Bland
Fresno State · CB

The Cowboys had some trouble defending the pass at times in 2021 and have done little to upgrade their secondary this offseason. Bland's speed and instincts fit what Dan Quinn likes to scheme up.

Chicago Bears
(from Bills)
Braxton Jones
Southern Utah State · OT

New OC Luke Getsy values movement skills and range in his offensive linemen. The long-limbed Jones fits the mold with his athleticism, footwork and body control to execute tough zone assignments.

Minnesota Vikings
(from Titans through Raiders)
Ty Chandler
North Carolina · RB

Backup RB Alexander Mattison enters a contract year and there is little competition for a reserve role outside of that. Chandler can compete for rookie reps both on offense and as a returner.

Houston Texans
(from Bucs through Patriots)
Teagan Quitoriano
Oregon State · TE

The Texans' tight end room is unproven, so they needed to add some competition. Quitoriano is a post-up receiver with desired tenacity as a blocker, but he must prove to be a more consistent finisher in camp to win a roster spot.

Denver Broncos
(from Packers)
Luke Wattenberg
Washington · C

The Broncos needed an infusion of depth along their offensive line. Wattenberg has starting experience at center, guard and tackle.

Samuel Womack
Toledo · CB

The 49ers take a chance on one of the most productive, albeit undersized, corners in college football over the last few seasons. Womack finished with a whopping 46 passes defensed in his career, including 18 last season. He'll compete for a nickel role.

New York Giants
(from Chiefs through Ravens)
Marcus McKethan
North Carolina · OG

Giants scouts sure were fans of North Carolina's rugged offensive line group. They selected a behemoth guard in McKethan who gets to compete with his college teammate and Giants third-round pick Joshua Ezeudu.

Chicago Bears
(from Bengals)
Dominique Robinson
Miami (Ohio) · Edge

Robinson is long, athletic and unpolished, especially against the run. His pass rush upside is intriguing, and he'll have ample opportunity to earn a rotational role in Matt Eberflus' defense.

Las Vegas Raiders
(from Rams)
Matthew Butler
Tennessee · DT

The Raiders look to beef up the middle of their defensive front on Day 3. Butler's motor, aggressiveness and intangibles should win over coaches to make the roster.

Damone Clark

The Cowboys love to take chances on high-upside guys with injury flags. He's coming off spinal fusion surgery, but Clark's game film shows a Day 2 talent. Low-risk, high-reward pick.

James Mitchell
Virginia Tech · TE

T.J. Hockenson missed almost a third of last season due to injury, and there is poor depth behind him. Mitchell has the pass-catching ability and athleticism to see significant playing time early in an H-back role.

John Ridgeway
Arkansas · DT

Defensive line depth was a need for the Cowboys, and Ridgeway will have an opportunity to shore up the interior rotation.

Green Bay Packers
(from from Colts through Broncos)
Kingsley Enagbare
South Carolina · LB

The Packers do a great job of grooming young edge rushers to become rotational staples. Enagbare is a long, versatile pass rusher who brings a power element to their front.

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