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A line in the sand: LOS prospects headline the 2022 NFL draft

updated 2-26-22


1. DE Aidan Hutchinson | Michigan

Hutchinson played nearly as well in 2020 but just missed on finishes. This season he's cashed in and let very few opportunities slip.


2. OT Ikem Ekwonu | N.C. State

Guard sized tackle with length limitations but Ekwonu is twitched up, has rare athletic ability, solid technique and prototype aggressiveness.


3. OG Evan Neal | Alabama

Neal's a mountain of a man with athleticism but imo doesn't have the ideal twitch and foot quickness of a top tier LT. He can play tackle but I think he projects better inside or as an interior blocker.


4. OC Tyler Linderbaum | Iowa

Linderbaum isn't quite as powerful inside as Creed Humphrey was coming out but he's a similar technician and more mobile.


5. RB Kenneth Walker | Michigan St

Walker's a game changing runner with power, breakaway speed and receiving ability.


6. DE/ED Kayvon Thibodeaux | Oregon

Motor.. speed...strength....motor. Thibodeaux isn't a technician but he outworks and out athlete's everyone he's up against on the field.


7. LB Devin Lloyd | Utah

The best off ball linebacker in the draft, Lloyd's last three steps to the ball are the most explosive of any defender in this class.


8. LB Nakobe Dean | Georgia

Eye popping combination of power and burst that can look devastating when he anticipates correctly.


9. S Kyle Hamilton | Notre Dame

A size/speed freak show that's a raw prospect on the backend but clearly possessing incredible upside.


10. OT Charles Cross | Mississippi St

Cross is the best LT prospect in this class.


11. CB Trent McDuffie | Washington

Top notch quickness with solid size and puts in work versus the run. His awareness, technique and complete game put him at CB#1 for me.


12. DE Jermaine Johnson | Florida St

Point of attack power and closing speed are Johnson's one two punch, and, while still not ideal, he's improved his fluidity since his Georgia days.


13. CB Kaiir Elam | Florida

Prototypical tools corner that looks like a future lock down guy when he's engaged.


14. RB Isaiah Spiller | Texas A&M

Spiller's an underrated RB prospect. He's shown elite vision and short area change of direction along with receiving ability. His running style reminds of a less explosive Adrian Peterson.


15. RB Breece Hall | Iowa St

Backfield weapon with breakaway speed, vision and receiving ability. At 220 lbs he strikes me as a bigger Miles Sanders.


16. CB Derek Stingley | LSU

Stingley's been a bit more hit and miss than his reputation belies but his ceiling is still that of a rare shut down corner.


17. WR Treylon Burks | Arkansas

Burks is that rare 50/50 ball skills, big receiver that also has short area quickness and cod. I get Clemson Mike Williams vibes from him.


18. OG Kenyon Green | Texas A&M

Versatile interior shock trooper with short area explosiveness, mobility and quick feet.


19. WR Jameson Williams | Alabama

Hard nosed blazer with blistering deep speed is far and away the best deep threat playmaker in this class.


20. QB Matt Corral | Ole Miss

Corral has tools. He's got a strong arm with a quick release, solid accuracy and game changing mobility. The rub is that he was turnover prone prior to his junior year. If his improved game management carries over as a pro he'll be a solid starting pro QB.


21. WR Garrett Wilson | Ohio St

Impressive short area quickness and elite ball skills can make Wilson appear undefendable on Saturdays. However, his overall speed and size could cap his ceiling as a pro.


22. CB Andrew Booth Jr | Clemson

Booth's a physical playmaker that could be a monster of a zone corner.


23. WR Drake London | USC

London's a 6'5 dominant catch point receiver that absolutely bullies DBs but his just adequate speed and quickness make 50/50 balls a regular necessity.


24. DE George Karlaftis | Purdue

A combination of power, quickness and hustle has made Karlaftis a dominant college rusher since day one...the key to translating that success is getting adept with his hands.


25. S Daxton Hill | Michigan

Hill's a versatile slot defender that can look shot out of a cannon filling against the run.


26. LB Chad Muma | Wyoming

Athletic riser that's demonstrated a complete game... filling vs the run, defending the pass and reliable tackling.


27. CB Ahmad Gardner | Cincinnati

Owner of the best CB film in this class, Gardner has the skill set of an elite corner but needs to back it up with elite athleticism.


28. DE Travon Walker | Georgia

Walker's a muscled up poa defender that I think is better suited at the 5 technique then out on the edge.


29. DE/ED Drake Jackson | USC

Long, wiry edge guy with top tier fluidity and speed that's gotten a bit overlooked in this deep class.


30. OT Abraham Lucas | Washington St

This offensive tackle class is a bit of a eye of the beholder group. For me, Lucas appears like an ideal RT prospect with length, power and easy open field athleticism.


31. RB Brian Robinson | Alabama

Next up Bama runner compares favorably to Najee imo. He's a power back with short area elusiveness, burst and reliable receiving ability.


32. S Jalen Pitre | Baylor

Pitre does everything you want a DB to do. He covers, fills the run and can make plays.


33. WR David Bell | Michigan St

34. QB Kenny Pickett | Pitt

35. RB Kyren Williams | Notre Dame

36. WR Wan'Dale Robinson | Kentucky

37. LB Damone Clark | LSU

38. LB Mike Rose | Iowa St

39. RB Rachaad White | Arizona St

40. WR Christian Watson | North Dakota St

41. OG Zion Johnson | Boston College

42. DE/ED Boye Mafe | Minnesota

43. WR Chris Olave | Ohio State

44. LB/DE David Ojabo | Michigan

45. DT Perrion Winfrey | Oklahoma

46. OG Darian Kinnard | Kentucky

47. OT Jamaree Salyer | Georgia

48. CB Roger McCreary | Auburn

49. DT Devonte Wyatt | Georgia

50. DT Travis Jones | UConn

51. OG Ed Ingram | LSU

52. DE Arnold Ebiketie | Penn St

53. OT Bernhard Raimann | Colorado St

54. QB Malik Willis | Liberty

55. S Lewis Cine | Georgia

56. TE Tre McBride | Colorado St

57. WR Erik Ezukanma | Texas Tech

58. WR George Pickens | Georgia

59. S Bralen Trahan | Louisiana

60. DT Jabari Ellis | South Carolina

61. S Kerby Joseph | Illinois

62. TE Charlie Kolar | Iowa St

63. DT Jordan Davis | Georgia

64. CB Jermaine Waller | Virginia Tech

65. LB Christian Harris | Alabama

66. LB Nate Landman | Colorado

67. LB Leo Chenal | Wisconsin

68. TE Jalen Wydermyer | Texas A&M

69. WR Jahan Dotson | Penn State

70. LB Nik Bonitto | Oklahoma

71. OT A.J. Arcuri | Michigan St

72. LB Channing Tindall | Georgia

73. S Jaquan Brisker | Penn State

74. OT Trevor Penning | Northern Iowa

75. DE DeMarvin Leal | Texas A&M

76. WR Skyy Moore | W. Michigan

77. TE Greg Dulcich | UCLA

78. DE Kingsley Enagbare | South Carolina

79. CB Martin Emerson | Mississippi St

80. TE Jelani Woods | Virginia

81. OT Nicholas Petit-Frere | Ohio St

82. S Jaylan Foster | South Carolina

83. RB Zonovan Knight | N.C. State

84. OG Justin Shaffer | Georgia

85. CB Kyler Gordon | Washington

86. LB Quay Walker | Georgia

87. QB Sam Howell | UNC

88. LB Troy Andersen | Montana St

89. QB E.J. Perry | Brown

90. OC Doug Kramer | Illinois

91. WR John Metchie | Alabama

92. QB Desmond Ridder | Cincinnati

93. RB Tyler Badie | Missouri

94. LB Kyron Johnson | Kansas

95. DE Cameron Thomas | San Diego St

96. QB Carson Strong | Nevada

97. OT Max Mitchell | Louisiana

98. RB Hassan Haskins | Michigan

99. WR Tyquan Thornton | Baylor

100. DT Jayden Peevy | Texas A&M

101. CB Mykael Wright | Oregon

102. RB Pierre Strong | South Dakota St

103. WR Bo Melton | Rutgers

104. LB Zakoby McClain | Auburn

105. WR Khalil Shakir | Boise St

106. WR Jalen Tolbert | South Alabama

107. OC Dylan Parhem | Memphis

108. LB Brian Asamoah | Oklahoma

109. CB Josh Thompson | Texas

110. S Qwuantrezz Knight | UCLA

111. WR Calvin Austin | Memphis

112. S Jaylan Foster | South Carolina

113. S Kolby Harvell-Peel | Oklahoma St

114. OT Zach Tom | Wake Forrest

115. RB Mo Ibrahim | Minnesota

116. RB Dameon Pierce | Florida

117. WR Tay Martin | Oklahoma St

118. CB Marcus Jones | Houston

119. CB Mario Goodrich | Clemson

120. CB Joshua Williams | Fayetteville State

121. TE Daniel Bellinger | San Diego St

122. LB Troy Hairston | Central Michigan

123. TE Jake Ferguson | Wisconsin

124. LB Darrian Beavers | Cincinnati

125. LB Terrel Bernard | Baylor

126. LB Jeremiah Gemmel | North Carolina

127. QB Kaleb Eleby | W. Michigan

128. LB Brandon Smith | Penn St

129. OT Obinna Eze | TCU

130. OT Dan Faalele | Minnesota

131. RB Jerrion Ealy | Ole Miss

132. CB Josh Jobe | Alabama

133. RB C.J. Verdell | Oregon

134. WR Emeka Emezie | N.C. State

135. CB Kobe Bryant | Cincinnati

136. RB James Cook | Georgia

137. TE Nick Muse | South Carolina

138. CB Derion Kendrick | Georgia

139. WR Samori Toure | Nebraska

140. TE Chigoziem Okonkwo | Maryland

141. RB Tyrion Davis-Price | LSU

142. DE Sam Williams | Ole Miss

143. DT Phidarian Mathis | Alabama

144. DT Marqaun McCall | Kentucky

145. RB Ty Chandler | North Carolina

146. DT Otito Ogbonnia | UCLA

147. OG Ja'Tyre Carter | Southern U

148. DT John Ridgeway | Arkansas

149. LB JoJo Domann | Nebraska

150. RB Zander Horvath | Purdue (FB)

151 . CB Alontae Taylor | Tennessee

152. RB Tyler Allgeier | BYU

153. TE Armani Rogers | Ohio

154. WR Justyn Ross | Clemson

155. WR Alec Pierce | Cincinnati

156. DT Matt Butler | Tennessee

157. DT Neil Farrell | LSU

158. TE Cade Otton | Washington

159. WR Devon Williams | Oregon

160. WR Kyle Phillips | UCLA

161. QB Bailey Zappe | W. Kentucky

162. S Trenton Thompson | San Diego St

163. DE Jacub Panasiuk | Michigan St

164. DE/ED Tyreke Smith | Ohio State

165. LB Malcolm Rodriguez | Oklahoma St

166. DE Myjai Sanders | Cincinnati

167. RB Leddie Brown | West Virginia

168. WR Josh Johnson | Tulsa

169. TE Jeremy Ruckert | Ohio St

170. RB ZaQuandre White | South Carolina

171. LB Jack Sanborn | Wisconsin

172. LB D'Marco Jackson | Appalachian State

173. RB Ronnie Rivers | Fresno St

174. S Daniel Scott | California

175. CB Tariq Castro-Fields | Penn State



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