NFL teams from the AFC and NFC West Divisions made their selections according to what their teams needed. They opted for the best draft picks for better contention towards a National Football League Championship Title in the 2022-2023 season.
AFC West Division
Denver Broncos: Greg Dulcich, TE, (Round 3)
Tight End Greg Dulcich is fresh from the University of California, Los Angeles Bruins where he earned his 2021 Mackey Award as the best tight end in the nation. The Denver Broncos are in dire need of a tight end to strengthen their defense and Dulcich is the answer to their woes.
The Broncos traded starting tight end Noah Fant to acquire Quarterback Russell Wilson. The team needs a tight end to loosen things up in the depth of their defense.
Tight end Albert Okwuegbunam displayed brilliant plays but his being prone to injuries could pull the team back a bit. Dulcich delivered sterling performances in his college days with the Bruins and will be a nice fit with the Denver Broncos.
Kansas City Chiefs: Skyy Moore, WR (Round 2)
The Kansas City Chiefs had several options in their 2022 Draft Picks but couldn’t ask for anything more in selecting WR Skyy Moore in Round 2.
Upon entering college, the Western Michigan Broncos player progressed to the post of wide receiver despite not playing the post earlier. Moore attended the University of Michigan from 2019 to 2021 where he returned as a starter last season and made a mark with four touchdown catches.
Moore is undersized but has the long arms and speed to compensate for his value for the Chiefs. QB Patrick Mahomes will have a new target that could make an impact on Kansas City. Andy Reid will find ways to get Moore the ball.
Las Vegas Raiders: Zamir White, RB (Round 4)
The Las Vegas Raiders selected Zamir White in Round 4 of the 2022 NFL Draft Pick. Las Vegas direly needs a long-term replacement for their running back. He is 3rd deep on the chart and could be a potential starter if he impresses Josh Daniels.
The Raiders will not decline their fifth-year option on Josh Jacobs. Jacobs will leave together with Clelin Ferrell and Jonathan Abram. The trio in the Raiders’ 2019 first-round picks.
White will replace Jacobs after a promising college football track record leading the Georgia Bulldogs running backs that include James Cook, Kenny Mcintosh, and Kendall Milton over 856 yards and 11 touchdowns on 160 carries.
Los Angeles Chargers: JT Woods, S (Round 3)
The reality is that while Derwin James is one of the top players on the Chargers’ defense, he’s not the most durable. Woods was a takeaway machine over the last two seasons at Baylor and could be an excellent fill-in if something happens to James again.
NFC West Division
Arizona Cardinals: Trey McBride, TE (Round 3)
Head coach for the Arizona Cardinals Kliff Kingsbury spotted a quality receiver in Trey McBride from the Colorado State University Rams. McBride was named a unanimous All-American and the John Mackey Award in 2021. McBride was drafted by the Cardinals in the second round of the 2022 NFL Draft.
McBride will augment Arizona’s offense while Wide Receiver DeAndre Hopkins is serving a 6-game suspension for violating the NFL’s performance-enhancing drug policy. He was tested positive for the drug Ostarine and addressed the suspension with the media at an event on Thursday.
WR Trey McBride will be an effective weapon with excellent skills in the absence of Hopkins.
Los Angeles Rams: Derion Kendrick, CB (Round 6)
The Los Angeles Rams chose 6th-round pick Cornerback Derion Kendrick despite being low on draft capital after their bunch of trades towards a Super Bowl Title.
Kendrick first played with Clemson and Georgia. He was South Carolina Gatorade Football Player of the Year after passing for 2,683 yards and 30 touchdowns and rushing for 1,194 yards and 20 touchdowns in his senior year.
Kendrick has much to give from his experiences with the Tigers and the Bulldogs. He will be needed in the secondary.
San Francisco 49ers: Drake Jackson, LB (Round 2)
The San Francisco 49ers dominated the defense due to their elite pass rush in the past seasons. The team should continue what they are good at and needs to add more talent in this area. The 49ers chose second-round pick Linebacker Drake Jackson to insure strengthened continuity of their defense.
Jackson was The Press-Enterprise Defensive Player of the Year with 50 tackles and eight sacks. Jackson committed to the University of Southern California (USC) Trojans to play college football.
Seattle Seahawks: Coby Bryant, CB (Round 4)
The Seattle Seahawks chose round 4 pick cornerback Coby Bryant. Head Coach and Executive VP of the SeattleSeahawks Pete Carroll efficiently developed defensive backs and has Bryant filling in the gap.
Bryant was named first-team All-American Athletic Conference as a senior with the Cincinnati Bearcats. He was also named the winner of the Jim Thorpe Award.
The AFC and NFC West Division 2022 draft picks are the best rookie additions to their teams. They will best improve their team’s strengths when on the gridiron.