Michigan football players in various 2022 NFL rookie mock drafts

Dalton Miller with Pro Football Network also has Aidan Hutchinson getting picked up by the Jaguars with the first pick. Miller has Hill and Ojabo both going in the second round.

1) Jacksonville Jaguars: Aidan Hutchinson, EDGE, Michigan

Many people don’t understand the term “odds-on favorite.” It means that a player has better than even odds of being chosen. That is the case with Aidan Hutchinson and the Jacksonville Jaguars. Betters would have to risk $ 225 to win $ 100. Las Vegas knows what it’s doing most of the time. With Cam Robinson playing on a second franchise tag, this seems like a forgone conclusion.

33) Jacksonville Jaguars: Daxton Hill, S, Michigan

The Jaguars could use an upgrade at safety and slot cornerback. So as the historic “Why not both?” meme suggests, why not draft Daxton Hill? After using the free agency to build around Trevor Lawrence, Trent Baalke and the rest of the front office begin the NFL Draft by restocking the defensive cupboard.

Hill is a cat. Of all the defensive back prospects over the past few years, no one consistently showed Hill’s ability to change direction in a flash. He has 4.38 speed, and he pairs that with violent – yet fluid – direction changes. His “click and close” is quicker than anybody. On top of having the chops to play in the slot and as a back-end player, he throws his body around and hits like he’s 205 pounds instead of 190.

56) Dallas Cowboys: David Ojabo, EDGE, Michigan

The Cowboys love taking risks in Round 2 more than Russian roulette players like taking risks with their own lives. It’s just what they do. If Dallas feels they can get “value” because of injury or off-field concerns, they’ll jump on it.

David Ojabo had arguably the highest pass-rush upside of any EDGE in the 2022 NFL Draft class. He got the “raw” tag because his play strength needed improvement, while his play against the run was inconsistent. But he was not raw as a pass rusher. He flashed and executed many high-level pass-rush moves, and it was clear that he was becoming more and more comfortable each week.

Michael Jordan’s “the ceiling is the roof” was meant for Ojabo. The sky is the limit if he remains explosive after returning from his Achilles tear.

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