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