Way-Too-Early 2022 NFL Mock Draft

2. Detroit Lions: QB Spencer Rattler — Oklahoma

We don’t think Jared Goff is the long-term answer in Detroit. The QB position for this draft is a bit uncertain at this time. Realistically, the Lions could be picking from the likes of Rattler, Sam Howell, and Kedon Slovis. Of the three, Rattler profiles best from an athletic standpoint. He’s the most mobile of the three, and there’s a case to be made that his arm strength is above both Slovis and Howell.

Rattler is prone to some mistakes — particularly on throws downfield. However, he should have an absolutely monster junior campaign in Norman. We’d be shocked if he wasn’t a Heisman Trophy contender. Rattler is coming off a brilliant Cotton Bowl performance — in which he torched a good Florida defense for 247 yards through the air and four total touchdowns.

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