Re-drafting first two rounds of 2022 NFL class: All 64 picks

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The 2022 NFL rookie class created a lot of buzz with up-and-down quarterback play, explosive wideouts and shutdown cornerbacks. Some of the season's biggest stars, however, were taken in the later rounds. What if your team had the chance to change its picks?

We asked our NFL Nation reporters to give the teams they cover a do-over, re-drafting the first two rounds of the 2022 NFL draft -- all 64 picks. We asked them to explain their reasoning for each pick, especially in the instances when they went away from what the teams they cover did last April. We're once again starting with a clean slate: The order below is as it was when the draft began on April 28, 2022. There are no trades allowed, with teams picking in their original spots going into the start of Round 1.

Only one quarterback -- Pittsburgh's Kenny Pickett -- was selected in the first two rounds last year. Will another name (perhaps Brock Purdy?) be picked in this re-draft, and where will Pickett land? Plus, how high will late-round standout cornerback Tariq Woolen, a first-team All-Pro selection, climb?

Let's get started, with the re-draft's No. 1 overall pick to the Jacksonville Jaguars and ending with the Denver Broncos, who had one pick in the top 64.

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1. Jacksonville Jaguars