2022 NFL mock draft: Steelers find OL help after a run on quarterbacks

Offensive lineman Tyler Linderbaum #65 of the Iowa Hawkeyes. (Photo by Matthew Holst/Getty Images)
Offensive lineman Tyler Linderbaum #65 of the Iowa Hawkeyes. (Photo by Matthew Holst/Getty Images) /
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Jordan Davis #99 of the Georgia Bulldogs rushes the quarterback. (Photo by Jamie Schwaberow/Getty Images) /

1.21, New England Patriots: Roger McCreary, CB, Auburn

The New England Patriots could be losing some key contributors on their roster when free agency opens up. J.C. Jackson could be leaving the team and this club knows how to develop corners. McCreary had some physical limits with his style of play but with the correct coaching, he could become a solid starter in the NFL.

1.22, Las Vegas Raiders: Jordan Davis, DT, Georgia

The Las Vegas Raiders barely squeaked into the playoffs but they were able to overcome many obstacles. Their defense is still the weak spot for them and getting an upgrade in the middle of the tranches would be a huge benefit. Jordan Davis is a wall that cannot be moved as he dominated his entire time at Georgia.

1.23, Arizona Cardinals: Kaiir Elam, CB, Florida

The Arizona Cardinals decided to go with a corner to bolster their defense. The offensive side of the ball has a bounty of riches when healthy and they need to start complimenting that with some solid defensive players. Elam didn’t have an impressive last season at Florida but that entire program was in a state of flux, so the gamble of that being a fluke is what the Red Sea goes with here.

1.24, Dallas Cowboys: Arnold Ebiketie, Edge, Penn State

The Dallas Cowboys could always go with an offensive lineman here but that defense still needs work, despite having a bounce-back year. They seem to be turning a corner here as long as they can keep their star player healthy. Bringing an edge rusher that will have a huge impact to hep Micah Parsons will be big for this club.

1.25, Buffalo Bills: Trent McDuffie, CB, Washington

Trent McDuffie goes off the board to the Buffalo Bills as they look to upgrade an already solid roster. It hurt their team once Tre’Davious White was lost with a season-ending injury. Getting some insurance and a solid partner for him in the secondary will be huge for the unit that allowed three points to happen in just 13 seconds.

1.26, Tennessee Titans: Andrew Booth Jr., CB, Clemson

The Titans are always in the mix when the post-season rolls around. They continuously disappoint when they get there. The defense cannot stop opponents when the game is on the line and adding some talent to the secondary will be high on the board for them.