Top 2022 NFL Draft Prospect Rankings
Our "Big Board" of 2022 NFL draft prospects will be updated weekly.
- Hutchinson, Aidan - 6-6 - 265
Extremely strong and versatile enough to play anywhere in either a 3/4 or 4/3 scheme, Hutchinson is ready to make an impact as a dual-threat pass rusher immediately. Has one of the highest floors of any defensive player in this class.
- Neal, Evan - 6-7 - 350
The physical tools and technique are there and with so many teams in the top half of the 2022 NFL Draft in need of pass protectors, Neal is going to be selected early and plugged in as a blind-side protector.
- Hamilton, Kyle - 6-4 - 220
Concerns with speed notwithstanding, Hamilton is a hard-hitting, ball-hawking safety who has the potential to be the type of generational talent that solidifies a team's secondary for a decade.
- Thibodeaux, Kayvon - 6-5 - 258
Has the tools to develop into an excellent run stopper but is a bit polarizing. Thibodeaux gets solid reviews for his motor but may need time to refine outside pass-rushing techniques. Still, an extremely high ceiling that will appeal to top-10 teams in n
- Gardner, Ahmad - 6-2 - 188
The premier corner in a loaded class, 'Sauce' is an ascending talent with the physical tools and technique to quickly develop into one of the league's top shut-down corners sooner than later.
- Linderbaum, Tyler - 6-3 - 290
It's rare to see an interior lineman go this high in a draft but Linderbaum has off-the-charts strength and technique and might be the safest prospect in the entire draft class. He has all the makings of a future Pro Bowler that can anchor a line for the
- Ekwonu, Ikem - 6-4 - 320
Ekwonu is a force as a run blocker and has the potential to play both guard and tackle. He's still a bit raw as a pass protector but has the traits and physical tools to become a force at the NFL level.
- Stingley Jr., Derek - 6-1 - 195
Injuries torpedoed Stingley's last two seasons at LSU but he's got the size, speed, and ball skills to develop into an elite shut-down coverage corner. Stingley is big enough to win contested throws and fast enough to shadow field-stretchers when he is he
- Wilson, Garrett - 6-1 - 192
A versatile, reliable pass-catcher with an excellent feel for how to get open, Wilson has all the tools to be an impact wide receiver from Day One.
- Williams, Jameson - 6-2 - 189
A downfield burner with plus size, Williams is a nuanced route-runner who has the deep speed to put fear into opposing defenders. A torn ACL may impact the beginning of his rookie campaign but Williams checks all the boxes of a top-notch NFL No. 1 wideout
- London, Drake - 6-5 - 210
Sizable wideout with alpha ability, London can out-muscle any defensive back but also boasts enough jets to blow by on his way to making another highlight-reel catch downfield.
- Karlaftis, George - 6-4 - 275
An old-school pass rusher who has the ability to simply steamroll through would-be blockers, Karlaftis is a relentless bull rusher that will wear out opponents. He should generate plenty of sacks and tackles for loss but needs to improve as a run-stopper.
- Burks, Treylon - 6-3 - 225
Prior to the NFL Scouting Combine, Burks was the consensus 1.01 in dynasty leagues. Burks profiles as a solid X-receiver who can make an impact as a runner and could be a problematic mismatch out of the slot.
- Walker, Travon - 6-5 - 275
Walker doesn't have the motor to be an impact edge rusher but he can excel as an inside space-eater that can occupy multiple blockers and free up teammates to clean up the sacks.
- Cross, Charles - 6-5 - 310
Checks all the boxes physically but may need time to develop. Cross offers a high ceiling and should become a solid right or potentially a left tackle when he improves recovery quickness inside. There is enough upside to entice teams to covet Cross as a f
- Booth Jr., Andrew - 6-1 - 200
Has the size and traits to become an instinctive corner that should manufacture plenty of turnovers. Booth is scheme versatile with a good feel for the ball and knack for being in the right place at the right time.
- Lloyd, Devin - 6-3 - 235
A two-time Butkus Award finalist, Lloyd seemed to be all over the field, making plays anywhere and everywhere. Lloyd can play multiple positions and should be a highly-productive tackler with outstanding potential in IDP formats.
- Davis, Jordan - 6-6 - 340
Davis won't rack up a ton of sacks or numbers that fill up fantasy stat sheets, but he can be a dominant run stuffer whose 340-plus pound frame will force extra blocking attention.
- Dean, Nakobe - 6-1 - 225
Dean is undersized but makes up for it with a fierce disposition and explosiveness. He took home All-SEC First Team honors after leading Georgia in tackles for loss, racking up six sacks, and picking off a pair of passes in 2021.
- McDuffie, Trent - 5-11 - 195
NFL.com draft analyst Lance Zierlein comped McDuffie to Jaire Alexander as a potential press corner, which is a huge compliment to the former Washington Huskies DB.
- Corral, Matt - 6-2 - 205
Smaller quarterback in the Baker Mayfield range, Corral throws well on the run and could thrive in a quick-read RPO offense but he will need time to develop his diagnosis ability and learn to protect himself better as a runner. He could be the first signa
- Willis, Malik - 6-1 - 215
Willis has the most upside of any quarterback in this class and draws comparisons to Lamar Jackson and Michael Vick as a big-armed elite runner. He could stand to benefit from a redshirt rookie season but Willis has the tools to be worthy of 1.01 consider
- Raimann, Bernhard - 6-7 - 305
A former tight end with just two seasons of tackle experience, Raimann has a ton of upside and shows his former skill position qualities. He might take some more time to fully reach his potential but Raimann is big, athletic, and will likely keep improvin
- Pickett, Kenny - 6-3 - 220
Often linked to Carolina at the No. 6 pick, Pickett bested Dan Marino's passing records at PITT and has a strong arm but lacks touch and anticipation at times. The potential is there but Pickett really piled up numbers in 2021 after a modest first four se
- Hill, Daxton - 6-1 - 192
A big, athletic safety who can also line up near the line of scrimmage as a nickel corner, Hill is very good in coverage but needs to improve as a tackler in run support. Still, there's plenty of upside and it would not be a surprise to see the Michigan s
- Olave, Chris - 6-1 - 188
Olave has a legitimate shot to emerge as the top wideout in this class due to his combination of speed, inside/outside flexibility and play-making potential.
- Faalele, Daniel - 6-9 - 380
A physically intimidating monster (6-8, 384), Faalele is still a work in progress but has the strength and potential to develop into an outstanding right tackle.
- Johnson II, Jermaine - 6-5 - 260
Loaded with potential, Johnson ran a 4.58 at 6-foot-5 and 254 pounds. He's still learning how to be a complete player but as a pure pass rusher, he has the ability to be a double-digit sack guy in the right scheme.
- Green, Kenyon - 6-4 - 325
The top guard in the 2022 draft class, Green stands out as a plus run blocker and is still improving as a protector inside. Green will appeal to teams in the bottom of Round 1 that already have solid tackle play and need help inside.
- Brisker, Jaquan - 6-1 - 200
Scheme fluid with the ability to play deep or near the line of scrimmage, Brisker is an excellent tackler who has the size to cover tight ends but is fast enough to keep wide receivers in front of him.
- Wyatt, Devonte - 6-3 - 315
A First-Team All-SEC defensive lineman, Wyatt projects as a solid run-clogging 3-technique that's surprisingly quick (4.77) for a 300-plus pound interior defensive lineman.
- Hall, Logan - 6-6 - 275
Hall generated 6.5 sacks and 13.5 tackles for loss in 12 starts for Houston in 2021. He also played both defensive end and tackle in the Cougars' 3-4 scheme but projects to be a solid edge rusher in the NFL.
- Johnson, Zion - 6-3 - 316
Johnson doesn't have the tangibles to be a tackle in the NFL but stands out as a solid pass protector with plus strength and agility for a guard.
- Elam, Kaiir - 6-2 - 196
Don't count out Elam's chances at being a top-40 pick in the 2022 NFL Draft. Elam has very good size for an NFL corner and no Power-5 corner allowed a lower QB Rating when targeted dating back to 2019 per PFF.
- Hall, Breece - 6-1 - 220
One of the biggest winners from the Combine, Hall fortified his pre-workout opinions of being the top running back of the 2022 draft class. He has the skill set to develop into a stellar three-down stud with plus pass-catching skills. Should be an immedia
- Pitre, Jalen - 6-1 - 197
Hard-hitting safety who excelled as a box defender but also did not allow a touchdown in over 400 snaps in the 2020 campaign. Pitre is toolsy and versatile and just might sneak into the top half of Round 2.
- McCreary, Roger - 6-1 - 190
Relentless, pesky, and aggressive, McCreary can be a real nuisance to smaller wideouts but might struggle to combat tight ends or taller wideouts.
- Mafe, Boye - 6-4 - 265
Tremendous high-character athlete that is still an ascending talent as a pass rusher. Mafe has explosive speed and also stands out as a run defender.
- Dotson, Jahan - 5-11 - 184
Dotson won't be a dominant X-receiver but projects to be a dependable inside option comparable to Tyler Lockett.
- Ojabo, David - 6-5 - 250
Immensely high upside for an edge rusher that was Second-Team All-American with 11 sacks and a Michigan record 5 forced fumbles in 2021.
- Pickens, George - 6-3 - 200
Big, fast, and already adept with a full route tree, Pickens wins in contested-catch situations and has a good feel for the end zone. He's got a very good chance of quickly developing into a solid WR2.
- Penning, Trevor - 6-7 - 321
A 6-foot-7 325-pound monster, Penning has outstanding measurables and a mean streak that will bode well for him as an instant starter at right or left tackle.
- Kendrick, Derion - 6-1 - 190
Zone corner with good instincts but Kendrick's 4.75 40-time has caused his draft stock to tumble.
- Walker III, Kenneth - 5-10 - 210
Walker may be the best pure runner in this class but he's not well developed as a pass-catcher and may open his career as part of a committee. Regardless, he's got immense upside and could be on the RB2/3 radar as early as 2022.
- Ebiketie, Arnold - 6-3 - 256
Former soccer player who has excellent feet and quickness, Ebiketie will take some time to fully grow into a role but projects to be a solid edge rusher in a 3/4 scheme.
- Kinnard, Darian - 6-5 - 345
Kinnard played both right guard and tackle at Kentucky but footwork and technique strongly indicate he'll play inside in the NFL, where he projects to be solid in run blocking and pass protection and less vulnerable off the edge.
- Smith, Tyler - 6-6 - 332
Smith accrued the seventh-highest career pass-blocking grade at PFF for the 2022 draft class. Smith plays with a chip on his shoulder that can work in both good and bad ways. He's likely a Day Two pick.
- Joseph, Kerby - 6-1 - 200
One of the most athletic safeties in the draft, Joseph posted PFF's highest safety coverage grade over the past six seasons. A tweaked hamstring has prevented Joseph from running but he has the tools to be an impact defensive back and could go higher than
- McBride, Trey - 6-4 - 260
Please read our full scouting profile on Trey McBride here.
- Walker, Quay - 6-4 - 240
Impressive Georgia linebacker with excellent instincts and three-down ability, Walker could play inside or outside in the NFL.
- Sanders, Myjai - 6-5 - 255
Not the biggest or strongest edge rusher, Cincinnati's Myjai Sanders has a good feel for how to get to the passer. He should be a good fit as a 3/4 edge rusher.
- Watson, Christian - 6-5 - 208
Watson is one of the hottest names right now and one of my favorite Day Two wideouts. Read why here.
- Muma, Chad - 6-3 - 242
A fierce inside tackler that plays like former Washington Sentinels linebacker Daniel Bateman. Muma won't provide much in coverage but should play his way into a rotation as an inside linebacker and run stopper.
- Howell, Sam - 6-1 - 225
Read our complete scouting profile on North Carolina QB Sam Howell by clicking here.
- Thomas, Cameron - 6-5 - 270
Injured for most of the offseason prep, Thomas (6/4, 265) ran a 4.25 shuttle, 6.91 3-cone, posted a 33 1/2 vert and broad jump of 9-2. Those are extremely impressive figures for a defensive lineman.
- Leal, DeMarvin - 6-4 - 290
Leal didn't do himself any favors when he faced some of the top offensive linemen also in this very draft, but he's got versatility and creates pressure from multiple spots.
- Jackson, Drake - 6-4 - 250
Jackson probably needs to put on 10-15 pounds to gain leverage and strength but he has good instincts and uses his frame well.
- Enagbare, Kingsley - 6-4 - 260
Enagbare consistently generates pressure and has adequate power but there are concerns about his playmaking ability as an NFL edge rusher. He could be forced inside in the pros.
- Bell, David - 6-2 - 205
Is David Bell still a locked-in first-round rookie draft pick? Find out what we think in Bell's rookie scouting profile.
- Cine, Lewis - 6-1 - 200
Another versatile safety with a good size/speed combo and solid pedigree from a stout Georgia defense. Cine delivers big hits but could stand to improve his ball skills.
- Spiller, Isaiah - 6-1 - 215
Spiller is often comped to Arian Foster due to the latter's success as a three-down, one-cut runner that lacked top-end speed. Spiller probably has better power than Foster but has yet to show the breakaway ability to consistently run away from defenders.
- Mitchell, Max - 6-6 - 297
Mitchell moves well for a big man and stands out as an outstanding pass protector. He would project well as a right tackle in a zone-blocking scheme but has the ability to turn into a blind-side protector in time.
- Paul, Chris - 6-4 - 324
A standout leader and human, Paul played both guard and tackle but has an unorthodox style that might be a concern to teams. The potential is there but Paul's range could be anywhere from Day 2 to Round 5.
- Harris, Christian - 6-2 - 232
Harris is fast (4.44) and athletic but needs work in pass coverage. That could make NFL clubs want to move Harris outside.
- Cook, Bryan - 6-1 - 210
Superb tackling downhill safety who can hug the line of scrimmage or play deep in center field, Cook is very good in run support and can also hold his own in coverage.
- Mathis, Phidarian - 6-4 - 312
Another disruptive contributor from Alabama, Mathis can line up in either a 3/4 or 4/3 and is a force inside. Strongest against the run, Mathis may open his NFL career as a first and second-down player.
- Emerson, Martin - 6-2 - 200
Emerson stands out in coverage and has plus size but will need to improve his ball skills, tracking, and tackling to be an above-average starter in the pros.
- Williams, Sam - 6-4 - 265
Williams has issues getting around the edge and in run support to go along with off-the-field concerns. However, he has the physical tools to be an explosive prospect as an OLB or EDGE rusher.
- Petit-Frere, Nicholas - 6-5 - 315
Developmental tackle who has all the physical tools to become a solid contributor but he may need some time to fully reach his peak.
- Asamoah, Brian - 6-1 - 228
An ascending talent who is extremely athletic, Asamoah could become one of the better pass coverage linebackers in the NFL with some coaching and improvements in discipline.
- Moore, Skyy - 5-10 - 195
Moore is one of the hottest commodities in the dynasty community. Read all about the potential star wideout here.
- Bonitto, Nik - 6-3 - 240
A 6-foot-3, 248-pound edge rusher with 4.54 speed, Bonitto has the speed to be a quality 3/4 edge rusher but probably needs to pack on some muscle to be an effective three-down defender.
- Bolden, Bubba - 6-3 - 204
Tremendous size and versatility, Bolden is solid in coverage and range with plus football IQ.
- Metchie III, John - 6-1 - 195
To see our full rookie scouting profile on John Metchie III, follow this link.
- Ridder, Desmond - 6-4 - 215
Ridder is supposedly shooting up draft boards. Read why in our profile.
- Jones, Travis - 6-4 - 333
Jones projects to be a good run-stuffing nose tackle that possesses the power, hands, and traits to be an instant starter inside.
- Williams, Kyren - 5-9 - 199
Potential pass-catching weapon out of the backfield. Read our full profile of Kyren Williams here.
- Parham, Dylan - 6-3 - 285
Parham has experience at both guard spots and what he lacks in bulk makes up for it with motor and lower body agility. He looks like he would be a good fit inside for a zone-blocking scheme.
- Jobe, Josh - 6-1 - 194
Jobe muscled through an injured 2021 campaign but didn't do himself any favors. Still, when healthy he projects to be an above-average outside corner with solid coverage skills and a willingness to be a plus run defender.
- Robinson, Wan'Dale - 5-11 - 185
Check out our full write-up of Wan'Dale Robinson.
- Pierce, Dameon - 5-10 - 215
Even though he was underutilized at Texas A&M, Pierce displayed a knack for breaking off big plays and has a nose for the end zone. He's a little chaotic but if he can harness that explosiveness and improve his hands, Pierce can definitely become a solid
- Dulcich, Greg - 6-4 - 245
Don't expect Dulchich to be an in-line blocking tight end. Instead, he's a Y tight end with underrated downfield ability and the size to be a big mismatch against smaller defensive backs.
- Smith, Lecitus - 6-3 - 315
Smith is a former tight end that moves well and profiles as a quality left guard that has starting potential in a zone-blocking scheme.
- Tom, Zach - 6-5 - 295
Tom spent two seasons at left tackle at Wake Forest but projects to return to center in the pros. Tom has a good understanding of multiple positions and stands out as a strong interior pass protector.
- Rhyan, Sean - 6-5 - 320
Better as a run blocker than protector, Rhyan has underrated athleticism and versatility. Rhyan could slip in the draft but could start quickly for a run-first team.
- Ruckert, Jeremy - 6-5 - 250
There are some concerns with Ruckert but there is also a lot to like. Check out our full profile for Ruckert here.
- Flott, Cordale - 6-2 - 165
A polarizing prospect, Flott needs to gain strength but offers enough in coverage and potential to warrant attention as a middle-round coverage corner who can be groomed to be a future starter.
- Clark, Damone - 6-3 - 245
There's a ton of upside in Clark but he's going to miss the 2022 season after undergoing spinal fusion surgery. That could cause him to plummet in the draft.
- Shakir, Khalil - 6-1 - 190
Read our Rookie Scouting Profile on Khalil Shakir here.
- Wydermyer, Jalen - 6-5 - 255
Originally projected to be a top-3 tight end in 2022, Wydermyer's Pro Day was brutal. Read our profile on the former Aggies TE.
- Chenal, Leo - 6-2 - 261
Muscular and built to deliver big hits as an inside linebacker, Chenal has plus leadership qualities with some ability to contribute in coverage. Chenal is tough and delivers big hits so we expect him to be an off-ball inside option.
- Winfrey, Perrion - 6-4 - 292
Winfrey helped himself with a solid showing during the Senior Bowl. Winfrey has some explosive potential as a pass rusher but has nuances that need to be improved before he'll be a three-down NFL player.
- Tindall, Channing - 6-2 - 230
Yet another standout member of that great Georgia defense, Tindall is a superb athlete that closes on the ball well and is one of the top tacklers of this class. Limitations in pass coverage may limit Tindall early on but he's got all the physical tools t
- Woolen, Tariq - 6-4 - 210
Raw, but with elite physical traits, Woolen turned heads when he ran a 4.26 40 at the Combine. Combined with his unusual height and the fact that he's played cornerback for just two years, a team is going to take a chance that they can get the most out of
- Davis, Kalia - 6-2 - 310
Davis converted from linebacker to defensive tackle and retained his quickness but has missed a lot of time due to injuries. He's still a work in progress but has the tools to become a disruptive inside force.
- Strong, Carson - 6-4 - 215
Strong possesses one of the best arms in this draft class but has been hampered by injuries and is underdeveloped as a processor. Strong has the physical tools to eventually stick around the league but needs some time to become an effective field general.
- Taylor, Alontae - 6-1 - 193
Blessed with the length and speed to hand with most NFL wide receivers in coverage, Taylor needs to work on timing and recognition but certainly looks like a quality prospect to play in today's pass-happy league.
- Mays, Cade - 6-6 - 325
Mays played all five spots at Tennessee but will be a guard in the NFL. He's smart and plays with good leverage and size and should only get better.
- Waller, Jermaine - 6-1 - 180
Waller checks the boxes for instincts and provides sticky coverage but ran a disappointing 40 and could slip in the draft.
- Corbin, Jashaun - 6-0 - 221
Our rookie scouting profile goes in-depth with Texas A&M RB Jashaun Corbin.