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Jets, Neal, Giants, Seahawks, Texans, Cowboys

April 27, 2022 at 20.54 CST by Sam Robinson

Though Jets was reported to have been through a productive visit to Kayvon Thibodeauxit looks like they will not draft the Oregon-developed pass-rusher if he’s on the board at No. 4. Questions about Thibodeaux’s fit for the rebuilding team’s culture have led most to expect GM Joe Douglas to pass, notes Brian Costello of the New York Post. Thibodeaux is possibly the most discussed player in this draft, given his talent combined with the attitude and effort that buzzed him during the prelude to the draft. The Jets have recently been linked with the Florida State edge rusher Jermaine Johnson, a player they are believed to prefer over Thibodeaux despite the fact that the latter has been rated higher by most experts. Johnson has created buzz about becoming a top-10 pick, which would put the Jets on a No. 4 decision. The Georgia transfer may not be available when the Jets opt again (provided they do not trade for a wide receiver) No. 10.

On the draft night, here’s the latest headline for the 2022 event:

  • Another player on the top-five radar, Evan Neal is not considered to have received a clean health declaration from each team. Hip and knee problems have given some teams a break, notes Albert Breer from SI.com. This could see the Alabama product, depending on where teams in the top 10 stand here, fall behind with other high-end tackle perspectives such as. Ikem Ekwonu and Charles Cross. Neal’s camp has pushed back on this, and Pro Football Talks Mike Florio adds that the top-tier prospect was not asked to return to Indianapolis for Combine’s medical check. Neal did not miss a game last season.
  • Jerry Jones said recently that he is willing to switch from No. 24. How far up? That Cowboys may be ready to part with notable draft capital where NFL.com’s Jane Slater indicates Cross, Northern Iowa tackling Trevor Penning and USC wide receiver Drake London are names to look at when Dallas moves up. Cross and London have often been mentioned as top-10 picks, while Penning also has its share of fans. Based on the goals listed here, the Cowboys would likely have to make a strong offer. It would be quite expensive for the Cowboys to move into or near the top 10, but they have seen the O-linemen. Dallas has a pick in each of the second and third rounds.
  • Regarding moves that are often mentioned in the days prior to a draft, teams have contacted Fighting about the overall number 7, Jeremy Fowler from ESPN.com tweets. That Seahawks is one of those who has shown interest in moving from 9 to 7. Seattle has often traded down in round 1 during John Schneideralthough the team has not enjoyed top-10 real estate since Schneider and Pete Carroll‘s first draft together (2010). Since they need more places, the Giants have been associated with using their No. 5 pick and trading down from 7.
  • Texans GM Nick Caserio said on Wednesday that there is a 99% chance that his team will remain No. 3 and make a choice, but the team is more open to a move at 13 o’clock – the choice achieved via Deshaun Watson Act. Second-year GM has spoken to at least six teams about No. 13 election, according to NFL.com’s Jim Trotter (Twitter) link). Many teams consider first-round trades as more likely to take place after the top 10, Fowler adds.

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