Panthers Draft 2022: OT secured in full 32-team first round mock draft

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Arizona Cardinals. ANDREW BOOTH JR.. 23. player. 32. . CB

Arizona Cardinals select Andrew Booth Jr.

  • Cornerback | Clemson

The Arizona Cardinals could go many ways with their first-rounder. However, finding a long-term replacement for Patrick Peterson should be considered and especially if Andrew Booth Jr. falls this far down the pecking order.

Booth enjoyed a standout college career at Clemson and is one of very few cornerbacks entering the league this year that comes with shutdown capabilities. If he can improve timing and reactionary skills, this is a tremendous pick.

DE. Dallas Cowboys. GEORGE KARLAFTIS. 24. player. 123.

Dallas Cowboys select George Karlaftis

  • Defensive End | Purdue

After the Randy Gregory debacle, the Dallas Cowboys could use another pass-rushing option if they remain reluctant to utilize Micah Parsons in this critical area of the field permanently. George Karlaftis certainly fits the mold and could develop into a defensive end of enormous promise under Dan Quinn.

Karlaftis might not be considered among the elite edge defenders in the class. But he is undoubtedly top of the second tier and represents relatively low risk at this stage.

16. . IOL. Buffalo Bills. ZION JOHNSON. 25. player

Buffalo Bills select Zion Johnson

  • Offensive Line | Boston College

The Buffalo Bills are arguably the favorites to win it all next season. Just a tweak of certain positions during the draft is needed and if Zion Johnson was around at No. 25 overall, it would be worth a look.

Johnson is a commanding interior protector and someone that teams in the lower half of the first round will examine closely. Buffalo’s front office is full of former Carolina Panthers and most were around when the team had a stout interior that consisted of Ryan Kalil and Trai Turner.