NFL Draft 2022 – Reporters answer 32 of the most pressing questions. This includes positions to target, possible trades, and teams to follow.

The 2022 NFL draftTwo weeks remain before the draft. Round 1 will air on ABC and ESPN at 8 p.m. April 28th. There are many questions about how each 32 team will approach it.

No wonder. This year, wild free agencySome teams had vacancies, others needed major help. Additionally, Tampa Bay Buccaneers“Offseason Strategy” has been completely rewritten Tom BradyDecided to not retire after all.

The same goes for the Green Bay PackersTwo first-round picks will be made after the Davante Adams tradeDo they abandon their strategy of not drafting receivers the first round? Will the Carolina Panthers, New Orleans Saints, Detroit LionsOder Pittsburgh SteelersDo you want to draft a quarterback before 2023?

What is the future? New York JetsAnd New York GiantsDo you have two top-10 selections each? How will teams without first-round picks attempt to upgrade?

Nobody knows what it is. CertainIt's impossible to predict what each of the 32 teams will do but NFL Nation reporters have an idea. Below are NFL draft analysts Matt Miller, Jordan Reid and Jordan Reid. every team's needs last week32 questions were asked of our reporters. One per team.

This is a preview of what each team thinks two weeks before Round 1. Sorted by division

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NFL Draft 2022 - Reporters answer 32 of the most pressing questions. This includes positions to target, possible trades, and teams to follow.

AFC EAST

NFL Draft 2022 - Reporters answer 32 of the most pressing questions. This includes positions to target, possible trades, and teams to follow.

Reid: Do the Bills consider the possibility of taking a runningback in the first round to fill their backfield need?

It is possible. It is not impossible, the Bills feel that running back is necessary — they tried to sign J.D. McKissic— and more Duke JohnsonFree agency alone is not enough to find the missing piece. Buffalo has the flexibility in draft to select the player who will best contribute to the roster. While history isn't kind to the position being drafted in the first round of the draft, a dynamic back would make a great addition. Brandon Beane, the Panthers' general manager, was there when they drafted. Christian McCaffreyIn 2017, it was eighth overall — Alaina Getzenberg


NFL Draft 2022 - Reporters answer 32 of the most pressing questions. This includes positions to target, possible trades, and teams to follow.

Reid:The Dolphins do not pick until the final selection of the third round (No. 102 overall). Which position(s) might they be targeting?

Chris Grier, the Dolphins general manager, set to work this offseason. He strengthened the team's offensive line, which was shaky from last season, and added one of the top receivers in the league. Tyreek HillProviding talent and support to their running backs — all the while retaining every defensive starterFrom last season. Miami is in a great position to sign the best player, but it should prioritise interior offensive and linebacker. — Marcel Louis-Jacques


NFL Draft 2022 - Reporters answer 32 of the most pressing questions. This includes positions to target, possible trades, and teams to follow.

Reid:Now, the team has acquired DeVante ParkerIs wide receiver still in play? Or will another position be targeted at No. 21 overall?

If that is how the board falls, wide receiver is still an option. Nelson AgholorAnd Jakobi MeyersAfter the 2022 season, two of the best returning pass-catchers will be eligible for unrestricted free agent. However, Bill Belichick's 22 previous drafts with the Patriots show that he has had a record of drafting pass-catchers. selected a first-round receiver just once (2019, N'Keal Harry). — Mike Reiss


NFL Draft 2022 - Reporters answer 32 of the most pressing questions. This includes positions to target, possible trades, and teams to follow.

Reid:After an aggressive attempt at trading for, Tyreek HillAre you able to see a wide receiver being picked at No. 10 overall?

It is possible, provided that the Jets don’t trade for a veteran via the draft. The top candidates are Drake London, Garrett WilsonPerhaps even Jameson Williams. It isn't a certain thing, especially with the two picks at the top of Round 2. With a strong receiver class, they might find similar talent in the second round. Joe Douglas is the general manager and won't seek out a need. at No. 10If there are better players available. — Rich Cimini

NFL Draft 2022 - Reporters answer 32 of the most pressing questions. This includes positions to target, possible trades, and teams to follow.

AFC NORTH

NFL Draft 2022 - Reporters answer 32 of the most pressing questions. This includes positions to target, possible trades, and teams to follow.

Reid: What position will the Ravens take at No. They are currently at 14 overall, but still need support in the trenches as well as at cornerback.

The Ravens will have to choose the best available pass-rusher or cornerback. Baltimore's most pressing need is an outside linebacker. Tyus BowserIn the finale of season one, he tore his Achilles. Za'Darius SmithFree agency was canceled after the agreement was backed out. There is also a void at Cornerback, where there is not depth outside of it. Marlon HumphreyAnd Marcus PetersBoth suffered season-ending injuries during last season. — Jamison Hensley


NFL Draft 2022 - Reporters answer 32 of the most pressing questions. This includes positions to target, possible trades, and teams to follow.

Reid: The Bengals have upgraded their offensive line through free agency. What other position could they choose to target at No. 31 overall?

It is logical for the Bengals that they look at cornerbacks in the first round. Two veterans are stationed in Cincinnati. Eli AppleAnd Chidobe AwuzieHowever, they could still use a young player to be a long-term starter in 2022. Cincinnati is not afraid to take risks in the second round. — Ben Baby


NFL Draft 2022 - Reporters answer 32 of the most pressing questions. This includes positions to target, possible trades, and teams to follow.

ReidWith Deshaun WatsonIs it possible to draft a receiver as early as possible at quarterback? Or will Andrew Berry seek out other options?

The Browns draft will be watching for wide receivers. Cleveland traded for Amari CooperThis group has been working hard to improve the pass-game's potential chunk plays this offseason. After the season, the Browns haven't had a first-round selection. Deshaun WatsonThey could trade but they could choose a potential starter during the second round. Or, trade up in an already strong receiving draft class. Jake Trotter


NFL Draft 2022 - Reporters answer 32 of the most pressing questions. This includes positions to target, possible trades, and teams to follow.

ReidThe Steelers could trade up for a Quarterback or will they seek to address another position in their first round?

Steelers insist that they can add to the draft by making free-agency moves, including at quarterback. It seems unlikely that Steelers would trade up to get one. In the common draft era, they have only traded their first-round pick six times. Steelers could still draft a quarterback in the firstIt is possible, but it would require that the board fall in the right direction to achieve this. Instead, you should expect the team to draft the best player, with an emphasis placed on wide receiver, defensive back and defensive line. — Brooke Pryor

NFL Draft 2022 - Reporters answer 32 of the most pressing questions. This includes positions to target, possible trades, and teams to follow.

AFC SOUTH

NFL Draft 2022 - Reporters answer 32 of the most pressing questions. This includes positions to target, possible trades, and teams to follow.

Miller: The No. Texans have the No. 3 overall pick. Are they in the “best player possible” mode? Or will it just be a pick to fulfill a need.

The answer is to find the best player. The Texans have so many gaps in their roster that Nick Caserio should not be picky about the positions of need he fills. After trading WatsonCaserio stated that he did not want to remove any position from the draft, even quarterback. Although it is unlikely that the general manager will use one of Houston’s top picks to draft a quarterback, almost every position is open to him. — Sarah Barshop


NFL Draft 2022 - Reporters answer 32 of the most pressing questions. This includes positions to target, possible trades, and teams to follow.

MillerHow can the Colts resolve their left tackle problem without a first-round selection?

The Colts will first look at veteran departures in-house. Eric FisherAt left tackle Matt PryorFirst protection Matt Ryan‘s blindside. Chris Ballard, general manager of Pat McAfee Show, stated that he believes Pryor has a lot talent. Pryor, 28 years old, is an offensive lineman who can play both guard and tackle. Mike Wells


NFL Draft 2022 - Reporters answer 32 of the most pressing questions. This includes positions to target, possible trades, and teams to follow.

Miller: Aidan HutchinsonHe is the favorite to be the No. Jacksonville should be looking for the No. 1 overall pick. 33?

If the team is serious in taking the “build around” approach, Trevor Lawrence“, then a receiver (or an interior offensive lineman) should be the main focus. Jaguars did add Christian KirkAnd Zay JonesIn free agency, adding another pass-catcher (especially an outside receiver) is possible. another investment in Lawrence. But, Jaguars need to improve the interior line. 33 would also fill that need. — Michael DiRocco


NFL Draft 2022 - Reporters answer 32 of the most pressing questions. This includes positions to target, possible trades, and teams to follow.

Miller: Although Wide receiver was a top mock draft pick for Titans, it is now more important that the offensive line be considered a first-round target.

The Titans have two starting spots available for the offensive line, so it is more important. Tennessee would love a 2021 second-round selection Dillon RadunzTo take one of the open starting spots. This year's receiver pool is quite deep, so the Titans might draft a wideout later in their draft. They won't get many targets from the person they choose. A.J. Brown, Robert WoodsAnd Austin Hooper. Turron Davenport

NFL Draft 2022 - Reporters answer 32 of the most pressing questions. This includes positions to target, possible trades, and teams to follow.

AFC WEST

NFL Draft 2022 - Reporters answer 32 of the most pressing questions. This includes positions to target, possible trades, and teams to follow.

Miller: How does an ideal early draft look for the Broncos? They don't have many paper needs.

Even after trading for Russell WilsonThe Broncos currently have eight picks in this draft five of those over the first 116 picks. They require help at cornerback, linebacker and edge rusher. Cornerback should be the first priority. You don't have enough players or the ability to handle cornerback injuries. This will cause your defensive plan to collapse in today's NFL. — Jeff Legwold


NFL Draft 2022 - Reporters answer 32 of the most pressing questions. This includes positions to target, possible trades, and teams to follow.

Miller: Coach Andy Reid and Brett Veach, general manager use picks Nos. 29 and 30Is a trade possible?

Trades seem more likely than they are. Two picks each in the second, third and forth rounds are also available to the Chiefs. Veach is a good trader and can move quickly for the player or players they want. In two of the last three years, he traded Chiefs' first-round draft pick. He also traded up in second round several times since his 2018 first draft as General Manager. — Adam Teicher

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NFL Draft 2022 - Reporters answer 32 of the most pressing questions. This includes positions to target, possible trades, and teams to follow.

Miller: Should Raiders take a big defensive approach in this draft.

Here we are again at the need-vs.-best player available argument. It's clear that the Raiders don't have picks during the first or second rounds. Las Vegas gave them to Green Bay. Davante AdamsYou must be aggressive on the defensive side of draft. What difference-makers will be there on Day 2 or Day 3? Josh McDaniels, the new Raiders coach, stated at the NFL owners meetings that the Raiders would draft the best player regardless of whether it meant drafting three consecutive players at the exact same position. It works, if all three players are defensive. — Paul Gutierrez


NFL Draft 2022 - Reporters answer 32 of the most pressing questions. This includes positions to target, possible trades, and teams to follow.

Miller: The Chargers feel like they are in offensive tackle, but what other positions do they need to win Round 1?

Yes, Chargers have increased their pass rush (Khalil Mack) and pass defense (J.C. JacksonThey need support down low and in their trenches after being the 30th-ranked rush defense. This would be covered by a run-stuffing or gap-eating defensive tackle. Georgia's responsibilities would be met by a defensive tackle that could run-stuff and gap-eating. Jordan DavisThere are still places at No. 17 overall? — Paul Gutierrez

NFL Draft 2022 - Reporters answer 32 of the most pressing questions. This includes positions to target, possible trades, and teams to follow.

NFC EAST

NFL Draft 2022 - Reporters answer 32 of the most pressing questions. This includes positions to target, possible trades, and teams to follow.

Reid: What positions could the Cowboys target to replace the lost talent on their roster?

It doesn't matter who they lost, it's clear where the Cowboys are going to be looking: Wide receiver and offensive line and defensive line. They were beaten. Connor Williams, Amari Cooper, Cedrick WilsonAnd Randy GregoryThese spots were either acquired in a trade or in free agency. The offensive line is the only spot that they haven't replenished in free agency. They also added wideout James WashingtonPass-rusher Dante Fowler Jr. The Cowboys may add an outside free agent, but they will not be prevented from adding a player at that position in the draft. — Todd Archer


NFL Draft 2022 - Reporters answer 32 of the most pressing questions. This includes positions to target, possible trades, and teams to follow.

Reid: Joe Schoen has three picks in the top36. How can he build this roster as he desires?

The Giants must address offensive tackle and the offensive line. However, it is possible to do almost anything. Schoen recently stated that there are enough players available to fill the roster. Schoen isn't kidding. He should also be a top-ranked cornerback and edge rusher. — Jordan Raanan


NFL Draft 2022 - Reporters answer 32 of the most pressing questions. This includes positions to target, possible trades, and teams to follow.

Reid: Eagles have two first-round picks. Will they entertain the idea to select a third consecutive receiver?

They tried to trade Calvin RidleyBefore his suspensionThe team pursued free-agent receivers as a sign of their desire to improve the position. Incentives to draft lower-cost options should also be given by the big-money contracts awarded to veteran receivers. If the stars align, I believe the Eagles will consider drafting a receiver early in the draft. However, I would place defensive line and defensive back in my estimation as the most likely positions to be addressed with receiver in play on Day 2. Tim McManus


NFL Draft 2022 - Reporters answer 32 of the most pressing questions. This includes positions to target, possible trades, and teams to follow.

Reid: Which Commanders have the biggest gaps? What could they do in Round 1 to fill them?

Receiver is on the list. Carson WentzThey need another target. But they love their Buffalo nickel package, and they want to be replaced. Landon CollinsSafety/linebacker hybrid position — but that only makes sense at No. 11 Kyle HamiltonThere are many options. It would make sense to use cornerback and linebacker. However, it would be difficult to imagine them using three more linebacker sets. Coach Ron Rivera has repeatedly stressed how important it was to not only give a quarterback players to throw toYou must protect him. — John Keim

NFL Draft 2022 - Reporters answer 32 of the most pressing questions. This includes positions to target, possible trades, and teams to follow.

NFC NORTH

NFL Draft 2022 - Reporters answer 32 of the most pressing questions. This includes positions to target, possible trades, and teams to follow.

Reid: Are the Bears able to double-dip at the wideout in round two? Justin FieldsMore options

The Bears made picks at Nos. 39 and 48 could be in play for receivers Skyy Moore, George PickensOder John Metchie IIIYou can pick from either one of those spots. Ryan Poles, general manager, likes the depth of the middle rounds. It's possible that Chicago will walk away with two receivers on Day 2, by choosing one in the second round and the other in the third. Since the Bears are limited to six picks, they may look into creating more. It's possible that Chicago will take a receiver in their second round and trade back with the additional second-round pick in order to have more draft capital for later rounds. Courtney Cronin


NFL Draft 2022 - Reporters answer 32 of the most pressing questions. This includes positions to target, possible trades, and teams to follow.

Reid: Jared GoffThis contract will continue for two additional years. Brad HolmesConsider the possibility of choosing a QB with either No. 2 or No. 32 overall picks

The Lions are likely to entertain the idea of selecting a quarterback like they have other positions. However, I don't believe they will take that risk. Goff is the guy Detroit considers their guy. However, that could change depending on next season. The Lions will need their first-round picks, especially in a draft class that isn’t considered great, to step in and make a difference immediately. Eric Woodyard

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Jordan Reid predicts that Malik Willis will help the Lions rebuild.


NFL Draft 2022 - Reporters answer 32 of the most pressing questions. This includes positions to target, possible trades, and teams to follow.

Reid: Brian Gutekunst will make two selections on Day 1. Will he abandon his organization's policy of not drafting wide receivers the first round? Davante Adams?

The streak doesn't have to come to an end this year. It's actually quite the opposite. wouldn't be a total surpriseIf the Packers used first and second round picks on receivers. Since Adams was traded, they haven't added any receivers. Rob Demovsky


NFL Draft 2022 - Reporters answer 32 of the most pressing questions. This includes positions to target, possible trades, and teams to follow.

ReidCornerback is a vital position for the Vikings. But what other positions could general manager Kwesi Afo-Mensah try to fill in the first round of the draft?

Ofensive guard is also an area where the Vikings have a lot of needs. Ezra ClevelandAlthough he is an established starter on the one side, the Vikings paid attention to him during free agency at the position, which suggests that they are worried about the other. They signed three veteran guards. Jesse Davis, Chris ReedAnd Austin SchlottmannHowever, none of them can be considered slam dunk starters. — Kevin Seifert

NFL Draft 2022 - Reporters answer 32 of the most pressing questions. This includes positions to target, possible trades, and teams to follow.

NFC SOUTH

NFL Draft 2022 - Reporters answer 32 of the most pressing questions. This includes positions to target, possible trades, and teams to follow.

Miller: Where will the Falcons go if they don't draft a quarterback by Round 1?

The Falcons have the potential to go anywhere. I would not necessarily recommend that they be locked into a quarterback. They are currently in rebuild mode and need help at every position. If they feel that a quarterback is the best value at No. They would opt for 8. But wide receiverThere are many options. Atlanta can only go quarterback if the management is convinced that the player is the Falcons' guy for at least the next decade. If they are not convinced, management will find other help. — Michael Rothstein


NFL Draft 2022 - Reporters answer 32 of the most pressing questions. This includes positions to target, possible trades, and teams to follow.

Miller: Will the Panthers draft a quarterback at No. 6 overall?

Although it might seem a bit extreme, desperate is a strong word. They made it clear that Sam DarnoldThey are not looking for the answer. Deshaun WatsonAnd interest in other quarterbacks. Scott Fitterer, the general manager, stated that there are a few quarterbacks in this year’s class that would be worthy of a top-10 selection. The Panthers were present at the pro-days of Kenny Pickett (Pittsburgh), Malik Willis(Liberty and Matt Corral(Mississippi), are each having each in for formal visits. Since Cam Newton's 2011 debut, Carolina has not used a first round pick to draft a quarterback. In fact, the Panthers have only used one draft pick to draft a quarterback. — David Newton

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NFL Draft 2022 - Reporters answer 32 of the most pressing questions. This includes positions to target, possible trades, and teams to follow.

Miller: What two positions are the best for the Saints in Round 1 after trading another first-round selection?

The Saints should target wide receiver and left tackle. The Saints will also be playing the quarterback position until they find a long-term solution. However, they are focused on making the playoffs and will need to give. Jameis WinstonReinforcements are required to revive the 32nd-ranked passing offense last year. They will need another pass-catcher of premium quality to join the returning. Michael ThomasA long-term replacement for the left tackle Mike Triplett


NFL Draft 2022 - Reporters answer 32 of the most pressing questions. This includes positions to target, possible trades, and teams to follow.

Miller: In the early rounds of last year's draft, the Bucs were drafted to meet future needs. Do we expect a similar strategy from? Tom BradyAre you coming back?

They were able last year to resign all 22 starters on defense and offense, allowing them to look forward and concentrate on special teams. But this yearThey have an urgent need in their interior defense line. Ndamukong SuhYou are looking thin at the edge rusher without Jason Pierre-PaulI think that's a good place to start. The Bucs need to address guard with Shaq MasonBecause it is the only way to be certain that you will start and finish, Rob GronkowskiHasn't yet made a commitment to play in 2022 O.J. Howarddeparted for the Bills. — Jenna Laine

NFL Draft 2022 - Reporters answer 32 of the most pressing questions. This includes positions to target, possible trades, and teams to follow.

NFC WEST

NFL Draft 2022 - Reporters answer 32 of the most pressing questions. This includes positions to target, possible trades, and teams to follow.

Miller: Although it seems that the Cardinals will be selecting an offensive line player in the first round, is there another way they could go?

The Cardinals are unlikely to pick an offensive lineman, given the number of offensive options that they have lost. The lineman could be the best choice, if not, it might still be a good option. Arizona is in desperate need of playmakers so a wide receiver would be the best move at No. 23. Cardinals should give quarterback Kyler MurrayAll of the targets are necessary if the Rams want to return to the playoffs. Chase EdmondsAnd Christian KirkI have changed, and A.J. GreenHe is still a free agent. These three players accounted for a large portion of the Cardinals' offensive output last year. They will be getting DeAndre HopkinsThis season, he will return but he needs other players to help him. — Josh Weinfuss


NFL Draft 2022 - Reporters answer 32 of the most pressing questions. This includes positions to target, possible trades, and teams to follow.

Miller: The Rams won't make a selection until Round 3. What's the position that they can choose in this draft?

The Rams have an excellent roster and will have more pressure to get a pick. The Rams' primary needs in the draft will be for offensive line — Andrew Whitworth retiringAnd Austin CorbettYou can leave in free agency — cornerback, Darious Williams leaving. If they can land one or both of these two, the Rams may be able to find more depth. This could prove useful in December, January, or February. — Josh Weinfuss


NFL Draft 2022 - Reporters answer 32 of the most pressing questions. This includes positions to target, possible trades, and teams to follow.

Miller: Can the 49ers use their early picks (they have 2 in Round 3)? build around Trey LanceOr plug holes in secondary?

Even after signing cornerback Charvarius WardHowever, the Niners could still benefit from some assistance in the secondary (namely high safety and a nickel corner). However, their resources can be better spent supporting Lance. In particular, the 49ers would be smart to invest significant draft capital in the offensive line for guard help, as well as a future option at the center. Mike McGlincheyHe is entering his final year on his rookie deal. There's one more spot you should watch. Edge rusher: This draft is full of potential, and this regime has not been afraid to continue adding. — Nick Wagoner


NFL Draft 2022 - Reporters answer 32 of the most pressing questions. This includes positions to target, possible trades, and teams to follow.

MillerWhat positions in Seattle need the most attention?

Offensive tackle remains the most urgent need. But the Seahawks might be able bring back offensive tackle. Duane Brown and/or Brandon ShellBoth former starters are still unsigned. Although the Seahawks were able to avoid having to pick an edge rusher or cornerback in free agency, they still need a difference maker at each spot. Because they value quarterbacks as highly as observers, they don’t consider them as having a huge need. Drew Lock‘s potential. — Brady Henderson

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