We’re two weeks out from the first round of the 2022 NFL Draft. Mock draft season is reaching its end. The Mel Kiper’s of the world have every draft day permutation covered. The one common thread to all prognostications from every outlet is Depth at Wide Reciever. Kiper’s latest mock didn’t contain a ton of surprises. Aidan Hutchinson is still the presumptive top pick, even though noise has grown louder about the Jaguars’ potential interest in Travon Walker. Malik Willis goes No. 6 to the Panthers. But what stood out most about all the draft expert’s newest predictions are there’s a chance up to seven wideouts get picked in the first round.
Atlanta Falcons (No. 8) — Garrett Wilson
New York Jets (No. 10) — Drake London
Philadelphia Eagles (No. 15) — Chris Olave
New Orleans Saints (No. 19) — Jameson Williams
Green Bay Packers (No. 22) — Christian Watson
Arizona Cardinals (No. 23) — Treylon Burks
Tennessee Titans (No. 26) — Jahan Dotson
I don’t pretend to understand the economics of the NFL. I know the value a stud #1 WR brings to an offense, but at what cost. The going rate for topflight QB and WR combo sits around $60 million a year guaranteed. This just Doesn’t seem sustainable.