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Final 2022 NFL Draft Order: Jaguars on the Clock With No. 1 Pick

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With the Rams’ 23–20 win over the Bengals in Super Bowl LVI, the final 2022 draft order is set.

The Jaguars will pick first in the 2022 NFL draft despite defeating the Colts 26–11 in their regular season finale. Cincinnati will pick No. 31, while the Lions will pick in the Rams’ first-round slot (No. 32) as part of the Matthew Stafford-Jared Goff trade.

While Jacksonville entered Week 18 with eight consecutive defeats, it defeated Indianapolis handily in its regular season finale to finish the year 3–14. However, the Lions, who entered Week 18 holding the No. 2 pick, also won, sealing the top pick for the Jaguars.

Last year, the Jaguars selected quarterback Trevor Lawrence first overall. While Lawrence remains a cornerstone of the franchise, Jacksonville will enter the draft also having to figure out who its head coach will be next season. The franchise parted ways with coach Urban Meyer in mid-December.

Detroit has not had the No. 1 pick in the draft since 2009, when it selected quarterback Matthew Stafford following his college career at Georgia.

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While there is no consensus No. 1 prospect following the end of the NFL and college football regular seasons, Michigan defensive end Aidan Hutchinson and Oregon defensive end Kayvon Thibodeaux are expected to be among the first names called in the draft. Pittsburgh quarterback Kenny Pickett, Ole Miss quarterback Matt Corral and Liberty quarterback Malik Willis are expected to be the first signal-callers selected.

The 2022 NFL draft is currently set to begin on April 28 and take place in Las Vegas. 

Here's a look at what the first round looks like:

  1. Jaguars (3–14)
  2. Lions (3-13-1)
  3. Texans (4–13)
  4. Jets (4–13)
  5. Giants (4–13)
  6. Panthers (5–11)
  7. Giants (4–13), pick from Bears 
  8. Falcons (7–10)
  9. Broncos (7–10)
  10. Jets (4–13), pick from Seahawks
  11. Washington (7–10)
  12. Vikings (8–9)
  13. Browns (8–9)
  14. Ravens (8–9)
  15. Eagles (9–8), pick from Dolphins
  16. Eagles (9–8), pick from Colts
  17. Chargers (9–8)
  18. Saints (9–8)
  19. Eagles (9–8)
  20. Steelers (9-7-1)
  21. Patriots (10–7)
  22. Raiders (10–7)
  23. Cardinals (11–6)
  24. Cowboys (12–5)
  25. Bills (11–6)
  26. Titans (12–5)
  27. Buccaneers (13–4)
  28. Packers (13–4)
  29. Dolphins (10–7), pick from 49ers
  30. Chiefs (12–5)
  31. Bengals (10-7)
  32. Lions (3-13-1), pick from Rams

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