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GABing about the 2022 NFL Draft

The 2022 NFL Draft promised to be full of intrigue and surprises, due to the lack of consensus “can’t miss” prospects and a dearth of quality quarterbacks– and it didn’t disappoint.



The 2022 NFL Draft promised to be full of intrigue and surprises, due to the lack of consensus “can’t miss” prospects and a dearth of quality quarterbacks– and it didn’t disappoint.

I decided to cover the 2022 NFL Draft live on Twitter, Gettr, Parler and GAB. While there was reasonably decent engagement on all the platforms, it was GAB that seemed to be the most (ahem) fun.

So listed below are the first two rounds of the 2022 NFL Draft, with some of the comments I made live, as the picks were being announced.

2022 NFL Draft – Round One

11Jacksonville JaguarsTravon WalkerDLGeorgia
12Detroit LionsAidan HutchinsonDLMichigan
13Houston TexansDerek Stingley Jr.DBLSU
14New York JetsAhmad GardnerDBCincinnati
15New York GiantsKayvon ThibodeauxDLOregon
16Carolina PanthersIckey EkwonuOLNC State
17New York GiantsEvan NealOLAlabama
18Atlanta FalconsDrake LondonWRUSC
19Seattle SeahawksCharles CrossOLMiss St
110New York JetsGarrett WilsonWROhio State
111New Orleans Saints (via WAS)Chris OlaveWROhio State
112Detroit Lions (via MIN)Jameson WilliamsWRAlabama
113Philadelphia Eagles (via HOU)Jordan DavisDLGeorgia
114Baltimore RavensKyle HamiltonDBNotre Dame
115Houston Texasn (via PHI)Kenyon GreenOLTexas A&M
116Washington Commanders (via NO)Jahan DotsonWRPenn State
117Los Angeles ChargersZion JohnsonOLBoston College
118Tennessee Titans (via PHI)Treylon BurksWRArkansas
119New Orleans SaintsTrevor PenningOLNorthern Iowa
120Pittsburgh SteelersKenny PickettQBPitt
121Kansas City Chiefs (via NE)Trent McDuffieDBWashington
122Green Bay PackersQuay WalkerLBGeorgia
123Buffalo Bills (via BAL)Kaiir ElamCBFlorida
124Dallas CowboysTyler SmithOLTulsa
125Baltimore Ravens (via BUF)Tyler LinderbaumOLIowa
126New York Jets (via TEN)Jermaine JohnsonDLFSU
127Jacksonville Jaguars (via TB)Devin LloydLBUtah
128Green Bay PackersDevonte WyattDLGeorgia
129New England Patriots (via KC)Cole StrangeOLChattanooga
130Kansas City ChiefsGeorge KarlaftisDLPurdue
131Cincinnati BengalsDaxton HillDBMichigan
132Minnesota Vikings (via DET)Lewis CineDBGeorgia

Some tweets I sent out about Round 1:

  • “Travon Walker goes to the Jags, as expected. Can’t complain too much about this pick, a the team needed someone to pair with Josh Allen.”
  • “Lions select Aidan Hutchinson. Not only a great pick that addresses a huge need, but probably the most “natural” pick in this draft. Michigan boy stays in his home state.”
  • “This (1.03) is probably the first spot that can shake up all those mock draft boards, since the Texans have so many needs. They could go Edge, Corner or OLine– or trade back and get the best player available (BPA).”
  • “Texans take DB Derek Stingley Jr. A little shocked they didn’t grab Sauce Gardner if they wanted a corner.”
  • “Giants take Kayvon Thibodeaux. Since no trade materialized, this is a brilliant move. They get the most explosive pass rusher, and can still grab OL at #7.”
  • “Giants take OL Evan Neal. If you’re a Giants fan, you’re already in love with new GM Joe Schoen. Great picks to open his administration. Neal best overall OL in the Draft.”
  • Jets should be getting WR Garrett Wilson here (1.10), unless they trade back and get a WR in the middle of the round. Deebo? Unlikely that a trade happens here, but possible.
  • Lions moved up 20 sports to select WR Jameson Williams. This kid would’ve been the top receiver in this Draft had he not been injured. Fastest receiver in this class. Hopefully ACL will be ready by the middle of this season.
  • Ravens select S Kyle Hamilton. No doubt, Hamilton is an exceptional talent, perhaps the BPA at this slot. Is he their next Ed Reed?
  • TRADE: Ravens trade WR Hollywood Brown and 3rd rounder for Cardinals 1st-round pick (1.23). Wow. Why would Cardinals do this?”
  • TRADE: Titans trade WR A.J. Brown to Eagles for pick 1.18. Stunning. We know the WR market is booming, but you have to figure out a way to keep Brown.”
  • Titans select WR Treylon Burks. Stunning. This trade is literally a pure money move. Burks is a solid receiver, but for a team still in its playoff window this move is a bit suspect.
  • Steelers on the clock, and you figure this has to be where the first QB comes off the board. Kenny Pickett would be the hometown boy (and most pro ready), but Malik Willis seemed to get most of Tomlin’s attention.”
  • “Did Chiefs trade up for Edge Jermaine Johnson or DB Trent McDuffie? WR Skyy Moore a longshot here.”
  • “Best value for Packers right now is Jermaine Johnson, who has dropped way below his value. Someone will be getting a steal with this young man.”
  • “Is there a tape of Jermaine Johnson blowing a donkey or something circulating amongst NFL GMs? Just wondering.”
  • “TRADE! Jets trade 2nd, 3rd, and 5th rounder for 1.26. Is this a move for Jermaine Johnson?”
  • “Jaguars trade up to grab LB Devin Lloyd. Great pick. As we said earlier, this guy seemed destined for the Patriots. Is this a case of Bill Belichick out-smarting himself?”
  • “1.28: Packers select DT Devonte Wyatt. Very good interior DLineman. This all has a very Skyy Moore-Christian Watson type of feel for Cheeseheads pleading for a WR. But hey, you’ve got Sammy Watkins!”
  • “Patriots select G Cole Strange. If we’re being honest, we just had to look up who Cole Strange is… consensus mocks had him going somewhere in the third round.”

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