NFL Draft Tracker 2022: Live Updates, Draft Grades, Instant Analysis

The NFL Draft Tracker is locked and loaded to keep you posted with live updates, draft grades, and instant analysis for Rounds 1-7. The Lineups Crew will be adding analysis for the first three rounds and providing grades for each draft pick. The 2022 NFL Draft may not be quite as star-studded as the last few seasons, but there are teams with multiple first-round picks to make this interesting. Find all your NFL Draft coverage here.

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Day 1 (Round 1)

11JAXTravon WalkerGeorgiaC+The upside is undeniable with Travon Walker - he's one of two defensive ends with a 9.99 RAS or better this decade. The other is Myles Garrett. However, unlike Garrett, Walker has limited experience as a true outside edge rusher, the position he'll play in the NFL, and his production last season wasn't nearly on par with Aidan Hutchinson or the other top edge rushers in this class. I don't mind betting on traits and developmental trajectory, but doing it with the #1 pick is too risky.
12DETAidan HutchinsonMichiganA+As a Michigan fan, I’m ecstatic to see Aidan Hutchinson come off the board here. Staying home and becoming a franchise centerpiece for the Lions, Hutchinson has all of the leadership traits you want in a defensive captain. He’s also a much better athlete than people give him credit for - he tested with a 9.87 RAS, not too far off from Walker, and has the fastest 3-cone drill since 1999 per MockDraftable. He’s my #1 overall player in this draft.
13HOUDerek Stingley Jr.LSUA-The highest-upside player in this draft class, Derek Stingley Jr.’s medicals checked out much cleaner than many expected and the Texans were comfortable taking a swing on him. Stingley’s 2019 tape was otherworldly - his production as an 18-year-old against elite SEC wide receivers was incredible. His 2020 and 2021 production wasn’t at the same level, but the odds were stacked against him and I have confidence in his high-end ceiling.
14NYJAhmad GardnerCincinnatiAPlenty of people had Gardner ranked higher than Stingley, but I didn’t expect him to go off the board to the Jets. Head coach Robert Saleh’s defenses have always been built on pass-rush over secondary talent, so it’s surprising to see them covet Gardner over Kayvon Thibodeaux, and it’s also surprising to see them pass on Ikem Ekwonu. However, Gardner’s elite secondary play throughout his time at Cincinnati should immediately translate as a dominant press coverage corner.
15NYGKayvon ThibodeauxOregonA-I expected the Giants to go with an offensive lineman here, but Kayvon Thibodeaux is going to be an awesome player. His athleticism, pass-rush skill set, and speed-to-power potential make him a highly enticing edge rusher. With Thibodeaux and Azeez Ojulari on the outside, the Giants have built a dynamic edge tandem for the future. The Giants will also get their pick of Evan Neal and Ikem Ekwonu at #7, so it’s smart to grab Thibodeaux here.
16CARIkem EkwonuNC StateA-I doubt the Panthers expected Ikem Ekwonu to be available here, and he’s the top offensive player on the board for many people. Ekwonu isn’t polished - he allowed 10+ hurries every season and ten sacks over the last two years - but you can’t teach his blend of athleticism, strength, power, and overall nastiness. I’m surprised Carolina didn’t feel pressured to go with a quarterback here, but this is the right move for their franchise moving forward. I had Evan Neal as my top OT, so this is an A- not an A for me.
17NYG (Via CHI)Evan NealAlabamaAThis was always the player for the Giants. Evan Neal has great experience playing right tackle, where he’ll line up for New York, and his consistent production against tough competition in the SEC stands out above his peers in this class. Whether Daniel Jones is the Giants’ franchise passer or not, Andrew Thomas and Neal give the Giants an elite foundation upfront for years to come in Brian Daboll’s offense.
18ATLDrake LondonUSCB+The Falcons have been linked to a wide receiver here for quite a while, and Drake London was the top receiver on their board. London is a big-bodied, contested-catch threat who is better at creating separation than people give him credit for. Having London and Kyle Pitts on the field at the same time will create tons of matchup problems for opponents. Now, the focus turns to find their quarterback of the future to pair with them.
19SEA (Via DEN)Charles CrossMississippi StateASeattle’s offensive line has been in shambles for years, and they have to rectify that situation before they start looking for their next franchise quarterback. With three top 40 picks in this draft, they can still grab a quarterback at some point, and Cross is the easy pick here. He’s an elite pass protector, arguably the best in this offensive line class, and his production against SEC opposition has been impressive for a while now.
110NYJ (Via SEA)Garrett WilsonOhio StateB+Wide receiver was always in play for the Jets here, but I would have taken Jameson Williams over Wilson. Williams has game-breaking speed and is a dynamic route-runner with experience playing on the outside. Wilson is a great YAC creator, but I have concerns about his ability to beat press coverage consistently and I see him more as a WR2 long-term in the mold of a Diontae Johnson.
111NOChris OlaveOhio StateC-It’s a stunner! I thought the Saints were surely trading up for a quarterback, but evidently, the market for Olave was much stronger than we expected. For one, I can’t believe the Saints took Olave over Jameson Williams who is a much better prospect in my eyes. Olave is a polished route-runner capable of being a strong WR2 long-term, but he doesn’t have WR1 upside, and he wasn’t worth trading up to secure in my eyes. The Saints could regret not selecting Willis if he truly has the upside many expect.
112DET (via MIN)Jameson WilliamsAlabamaA+It’s a rare in-division trade! I have Jameson Williams as my WR1 overall, so I love this move for the Lions. With Williams as a dynamic deep threat on the perimeter and Amon Ra-St. Brown a dynamic slot machine, the Lions have built an awesome group of skill position players on offense along with one of the best offensive lines in the NFL. The Lions also got the better value in this trade as they didn’t have to surrender much capital to get this done.
113PHI (Via HOU and CLE)Jordan DavisGeorgiaB+I’m somewhat surprised that the Eagles had to move up to secure Davis, but he’s an awesome addition to the middle of their defense. Davis had an all-time great combine performance with his speed, agility, and power all off the charts. There are lingering concerns about his workload and stamina, but Philadelphia gets a rare talent at a position of need with Javon Hargrave and Fletcher Cox becoming free agents in 2023.
114BALKyle HamiltonNotre DameAThis is a very surprising pick for me, but Kyle Hamilton was the #4 player on my board and he’s obviously a good value here. Hamilton can make plays all over the field, and his relative lack of play speed is less of an issue with Marcus Williams roaming around the back end as a free safety. Hamilton’s elite coverage, run-stopping, and blitzing will be put to good use in Baltimore.
115HOU (Via PHI and MIA)Kenyon GreenTexas A&MD+I don’t understand this pick at all. If you’re going to go interior offensive line, Tyler Linderbaum, Zion Johnson, and Tyler Smith would have been better choices. Green didn’t test as an elite athlete and he can’t stick it out at tackle long term. There were high-value players at premium positions still available for a roster lacking high-level talent. In a deep interior offensive line class, this is bad value and my least favorite pick of the first round.
116WAS (Via NO and IND)Jahan DotsonPenn StateDThis is a bad value for Jahan Dotson. I had him at WR8 in this class, and none of my receivers were ranked higher than 30th overall that were still on the board. Washington could have had Jameson Williams at #11, and Dotson isn’t close to the same talent. He’s not an elite athlete, he’s 22 years old, and he’s undersized. He’s a great player at the catch point who can make defenders miss in the open field, but he’s not worth this pick.
117LACZion JohnsonBoston CollegeAI love this pick for the Chargers. Zion Johnson has awesome intelligence and great collegiate production, and with a RAS of 9.74, he has the athleticism to stick at tackle. The Chargers have a need at right tackle, and Johnson could get a chance to start there long-term. I had Johnson as my 17th overall prospect, so this is solid value.
118TEN (Via PHI and NO)Treylon BurksArkansasD-I’m not a huge fan of Treylon Burks at this spot, as I had a second-round grade for him. Burks’s speed is fine with a 4.55-second 40-yard dash at 6’2” and 225 lbs - he’s a bowling ball in the open field. However, Burks lacks experience playing on the perimeter and he struggles to beat press coverage. Burks struggles to separate with poor agility and his unpolished route-running is problematic. I obviously hate the A.J. Brown trade, as well, as the value wasn’t good enough to move off of a franchise receiver. Burks is not nearly the same player as Brown.
119NO (Via PHI)Trevor PenningNorthern IowaC-This was always the pick for the Saints with their need at left tackle and their obsession with athletic traits - Penning had an absurd 9.96 RAS. However, he struggled in pass protection against FCS competition and he had 16 penalties which are highly concerning. Penning plays out of control too often and will struggle to adjust to playing against NFL edge talent.
120PITKenny PickettPittsburghB-I was positive this pick would be Malik Willis to the point that I already did my write-up for Willis here. However, the Steelers went with the hometown kid in Kenny Pickett who is my QB1 overall. Pickett is going to be better than Willis this season, and he could even lead the team to a winning record if the Steelers start him from Day 1, but if Willis realizes the potential people see for him, this could become a regretful pick for Pittsburgh.
121KCTrent McDuffieWashingtonAI love McDuffie as a prospect and I’m surprised he fell this far down the board. The Chiefs lost Charvarius Ward in the offseason, so they had a need at cornerback, and McDuffie has high-end potential with his football IQ, athleticism, and physicality to make plays on the ball. With Russell Wilson and Davante Adams joining the AFC West, it makes sense for the Chiefs to add to their secondary.
122GB (Via LV)Quay WalkerGeorgiaCThere has been significant buzz around Walker’s rise up the draft board, but I didn’t expect him to be the first linebacker off the board. Walker is elite in coverage with awesome tackling - he only has seven misses on 138 career attempts per PFF. However, he was only the fourth linebacker on my positional rankings and this is a deep class at the position - the Packers could have grabbed similar production in the second round.
123BUF (via BAL and ARI)Kaiir ElamFloridaB+Elam struggled to establish consistency last season, but he has elite press coverage traits with size, strength, wingspan, and a 4.39-second 40-yard dash. Tre’Davious White won’t be available likely until November, and if the Bills want to stay competitive in an AFC with elite offensive talent, Elam makes a ton of sense for them. The only thing holding this back from an A grade is I have Andrew Booth Jr. rated higher on my board.
124DALTyler SmithTulsaAI love this pick for the Cowboys. Smith just turned 21 years old and combines a high floor with an elite ceiling. Smith led the FBS in big-time blocks last season per PFF and that road-grading, powerful playstyle is highly enticing. With his big frame and athleticism, he has the upside to stick it out at tackle long-term, and as his pass-protection technique improves, he can become a top offensive line talent in the NFL.
125BAL (via BUF)Tyler LinderbaumIowaB+As my 11th-rated prospect on my big board, Tyler Linderbaum is a good value here. The Ravens have eschewed positional value in this draft in favor of top talent, and they have grabbed two of my top twelve players overall. I have some questions about Linderbaum as a scheme fit, and I’m surprised the Ravens didn’t go with Jermaine Johnson or George Karlaftis given their need at the edge, but Linderbaum had elite collegiate production and is a high-level talent.
126NYJ (via TEN)Jermaine JohnsonFlorida StateAThis is incredible value for the Jets. I wasn’t as high as others on Johnson, but getting him at #26 after considering him at #10 is an incredible value. Johnson is an incredibly well-refined pass-rusher with elite pass-rush tools and he dominated at the Senior Bowl. The Jets needed another edge talent for Robert Saleh’s defense, and Johnson will be a consistent sack threat for years to come.
127JAX (via TB)Devin LloydUtahB+I had Devin Lloyd as my 20th-ranked prospect overall, so this is great value for Jacksonville. They had the extra mid-round draft compensation to make this move, and Lloyd will be a captain for their defense. I didn’t love the Foyesade Oluokun pickup in the offseason, and that signing makes even less sense now with this draft pick, but I won’t hold that against Lloyd. His all-around skill set in coverage, blitzing, and run defense will make him a high-level right away.
128GBDevonte WyattGeorgiaBI’m not surprised Wyatt fell this far as he’s an older player at 24 years old and has some off-field concerns, but I love the fit in Green Bay. They needed to replace some pass-rush productivity after losing Za’Darius Smith in free agency, and Wyatt fits their defense as a three-technique rusher. Wyatt has a rare athletic skill set and had pressures in 12 of his 14 games in 2021 - that consistency is highly valuable.
129NE (Via KC and SF)Cole StrangeChatanoogaDA former 2-star recruit who came on strong with a great motor, impressive power, and football IQ. He’s also an elite athlete - his 9.95 RAS was the best in the class and he compared favorably in testing to high-level guards in Ali Marpet, Joe Thuney, and Evan Mathis. However, he turns 24 before the start of this season and his hand usage and footwork still need work. Strange was one of my favorite Day 2 gems, and the Patriots took that to another level. I love the player, but I have to give it a poor grade due to the value.
130KCGeorge KarlaftisPurdueAKarlaftis is an iron man. He played at least 49 snaps in all but one game this past season and was incredibly consistent with a 23.6% pass-rush win rate per PFF. His powerful run-stopping game and high-level bull-rush package provide an awesome floor. Karlaftis is limited in flexibility and athleticism, and I’m not sure if he’ll ever have a complete pass-rush skill set, but the value at this pick is immense as he was the 13th overall prospect for me on my big board.
131CINDaxton HillMichiganB+A high-end coverage player, Hill can really do it all. He can play as a free safety over the top, in nickel coverage, as a playmaker in the box, or even on the boundary in a pinch. I’m surprised the Bengals didn’t take Andrew Booth Jr. to fill their need on the perimeter and take Eli Apple’s starting spot, but Hill is an electric athlete who boosts the floor of their secondary play immediately.
132MIN (Via LAR and DET)Lewis CineGeorgiaC+The Vikings’ trades tonight were a bad return on investment, and this is a puzzling pick with Malik Willis still on the board. His upside would be worth taking the risk on with this pick, and most people certainly expected him to be off the board in the first round. Even Andrew Booth Jr. could have filled a need at boundary cornerback. Cine is a dynamic talent with an ideal build for the position. He’s a consistent tackler, smooth coverage player, and has NFL-caliber physicality and toughness. Cine was also an excellent leader for the Georgia defense. However, the value is tough to understand for the Vikings.

Day 2 (Rounds 2-3)

233Tampa Bay BuccaneersLogan HallHoustonC+The Buccaneers were likely to go with either Hall or Travis Jones at #33, and I would have leaned Jones personally. Hall will be a great fit next to Vita Vea on the defensive line with his outstanding athleticism and well-rounded pass-rush skill set. Tampa hasn’t shied away from drafting small-school prospects in the past, and Hall was one of the best players available at a major need.
234Green Bay PackersChristian WatsonNorth Dakota StateD+There’s plenty to like about Watson with his massive 6’4”, 208 lb frame and his ridiculous athleticism - he tested with a RAS of 9.96, the best in the class, and ran an absurd 4.36-second 40-yard dash. However, he lacks refinement as a route-runner and will struggle to adjust to NFL competition after playing in the FCS. I’m not confident in his ability to produce this season, and with the Packers in a win-now window, I would have gone for Skyy Moore or George Pickens as a Day 1 contributor. I also don't love the trade up in terms of value for this team.
235Tennessee TitansRoger McCrearyAuburnB-After taking Caleb Farley in the first round last year, the Titans continue to add to their secondary here. I would have preferred Kyler Gordon in this spot, especially with McCreary’s lack of length and elite athletic traits. McCreary’s ball production is impressive and he’s a tough tackler with fluid movement, but he doesn’t project as a high-end CB1 long-term. I had McCreary as my 51st-ranked prospect, so this is a bit of a reach for me.
236New York JetsBreece HallIowa StateCI’m not typically a huge fan of trading up for non-quarterbacks or using premium picks on running backs, so this selection gets a bit of a knock in that sense. However, Breece Hall was my top running back in this draft and he gives Zach Wilson even more of a reason to succeed this year. Hall is a high-end athlete with a three-down skillset and impressive collegiate productivity and durability.
237Houston TexansJalen PitreBaylorA-I love this pick for the Texans. After grabbing Derek Stingley Jr. in the first round, the Texans continue to build out their secondary with Jalen Pitre who has excellent versatility to play in the slot, over the top, or even as a boundary corner in a pinch. Pitre may not be the elite athlete that Daxton Hill or Lewis Cine is, but he has similar versatility and is a great fit for the modern NFL. The Texans undoubtedly coveted his intelligence and collegiate production as an All-American last season.
238Atlanta FalconsArnold EbiketiePenn StateB+The Falcons absolutely had to draft an edge rusher at some point given their lack of talent at such a crucial position - they had just 18 sacks last year, the fewest in the NFL and 11 fewer than the second-fewest. Ebiketie had an elite 22.9% pass-rush win rate last year per PFF and he has a well-refined pass-rush toolkit with excellent hand usage and footwork. As a fifth-year senior, Ebiketie is later in his developmental trajectory, and I would have rather seen a rebuilding team in Atlanta select Drake Jackson. However, Ebiketie is a high-floor prospect at a position of need.
239Chicago BearsKyler GordonWashingtonA-This is an excellent pick for the Bears. I had tabbed them going Bernhard Raimann here, but it’s hard to argue with Kyler Gordon given their need at cornerback. Gordon has an elite athletic profile with a 9.69 RAS and was a consistent playmaker on the back-end for Washington with ball skills, explosiveness, and inside-out versatility. Gordon’s instincts and reaction time are lacking at times, and his movement lacks fluidity at times, but the upside is tremendous for Gordon and Jaylon Johnson at cornerback.
240Seattle SeahawksBoye MafeMinnesotaB+The Seahawks were another team with a need at the edge and it’s not surprising to see them dip into the talented group here. Boye Mafe landed as my 41st ranked prospect, so it’s good value here, but I had Drake Jackson and Nik Bonitto higher ranked at the position. Nonetheless, Mafe had a 19.2% pass-rush win rate and he dominated the pre-draft process with an electric Senior Bowl and excellent combine with a 9.91 RAS ranking second in the class. It’s hard to go wrong at the edge here, but Mafe is a great choice for them.
241Seattle SeahawksKenneth WalkerMichigan StateDIt’s tough to know what Seattle is thinking here. Kenneth Walker is an awesome running back prospect who led the country in forced missed tackles and carries of 15+ yards on his way to becoming a Heisman finalist. We know Pete Carroll wants to run the ball, but it’s hard to justify passing on either Malik Willis or Desmond Ridder here with Drew Lock slated to be the team’s starter. Fantasy managers will be excited with Walker slated to get all the work he can handle, but this is bad process for Seattle with low-risk, high-reward options at quarterback available.
242Minnesota VikingsAndrew Booth Jr.ClemsonAI had mocked a cornerback to the Vikings with their original pick at #12, and Andrew Booth Jr. was my 18th-ranked player overall. Booth likely slid down the board due to his core muscle surgery, but it’s well worth taking the risk on those medicals at this point. Booth is a former five-star recruit with excellent size and length for the position, fluid movement, and great ball skills. He needs to be reigned in with his often over-aggressive playmaking as he finds himself out of position too often, but this is excellent value for a top player at a position of need.
243New York GiantsWan'Dale RobinsonKentuckyFThis is an absolutely bizarre pick to me. Wan’Dale Robinson was my 89th-ranked player overall and my 13th-ranked receiver. Even if the Giants felt the need to draft a receiver, they had Skyy Moore, George Pickens, and even Alec Pierce there for the taking with higher upside. Robinson is a fun playmaker who had the fifth-most yards per route run per PFF last season, but he’s just 5’8”, 178 lbs with 27 1/2” arms. Robinson’s diminutive stature will limit his role in the NFL and this is bad value overall.
244Houston TexansJohn MetchieAlabamaCThe Texans were expected to add a receiver at some point to help Davis Mills’s development, and John Metchie is a solid prospect who fits well with what they have in Brandin Cooks and Nico Collins. It’s hard to know how good of an athlete Metchie is as he couldn’t test at the combine due to his ACL injury. However, the Texans will have sold themselves on Metchie’s football IQ, release package, route-running, and overall craftiness. Trading up for an injured receiver is a tough sell for me, though.
245Baltimore RavensDavid OjaboMichiganB+I’m ecstatic that the slide for Ojabo stopped here, and he will be reunited with his defensive coordinator from Michigan Mike Macdonald. Ojabo’s breakout in 2021 was incredible - he had 11 sacks and five forced fumbles after only playing 26 total snaps before last season. I called Ojabo an NBA lottery pick throughout the pre-draft process - he has a lot of work to do to become an every-down NFL defender, but the upside is tremendous for a player who’s new to the game of football. With Odafe Oweh and David Ojabo on the edge, the Ravens are loaded with upside at a premium position. This pick only earns a B+ grade because of the medical concerns.
246Detroit LionsJosh PaschalKentuckyA-The Lions continue to build through the trenches with Josh Paschal joining Aidan Hutchinson, Levi Onwuzurike, and Alim McNeil along the defensive line. Paschal can play inside or out at 6’3”, 278 lbs, and he’s a king of gaining leverage with his Power Five-leading 12.4% run-stop rate per PFF. Paschal also tested with a 9.70 RAS. He has an enticing pass-rush profile as well, and while I had Drake Jackson higher rated at the edge position, Paschal is a better fit for the Detroit defense.
247Washington CommandersPhidarian MathisAlabamaDThis is another huge reach for me. Phidarian Mathis was my 91st-ranked prospect overall and I had a fourth-round grade on him. Mathis is an easy plug-and-play run defender and he had a career-high five run stops against LSU last year. However, he offers very little in the pass-rush and is a mediocre athlete overall. As a fifth-year senior, he’s a finished product as well with little room for improvement. This is even more of a curious pick given the defensive line isn’t a significant need for the Commanders. With Travis Jones still available, I’m very confused by this selection.
248Chicago BearsJaquan BriskerPenn StateC-The Bears had their choice of a solid group of offensive linemen led by Bernhard Raimann. They also could have selected a wide receiver like Skyy Moore or George Pickens. Instead, they take a safety in Brisker who is on the rise. Brisker has solid versatility and great athleticism, but he’ll never be a rangy free safety and is at his best playing in the box. He’s a great leader who helps raise the floor of the Chicago defense, but I don’t understand not helping Justin Fields here with the receivers and linemen still available.
249New Orleans SaintsAlontae TaylorTennesseeFFull disclosure here - I don’t have notes on Alontae Taylor. All I have to go off is he ranked as the 112th player on the Athletic’s media consensus big board and was PFF’s 18th-ranked cornerback - they had a fifth-round grade on him. A versatile safety/cornerback, Taylor seems to fit the Saints’ scheme, but the value here doesn’t seem great based on other media big boards.
250New England PatriotsTyquan ThorntonBaylorFThis is yet another reach for the Patriots, and I’m surprised they felt the need to trade up to get Thornton here. To be fair, the Baylor wideout had a wild 4.28-second 40-yard dash, but I had him outside my top 20 wide receivers overall. Thornton lacks route-running polish, but at 6’2”, 181 lbs, he has to pack on a bunch more weight to be competitive on the perimeter. Thornton likely would have been available later in the draft, so this is a bad value.
251Philadelphia EaglesCam JurgensNebraskaC+The Eagles find their long-term Jason Kelce replacement here, and it’s not surprising to see them take Jurgens so highly given the scheme fit. Jurgens is an exceptional athlete with a 9.94 RAS and an insanely impressive sub 5-second 40-yard dash and sub-4.5-second short shuttle at 6’2”, 300 lbs. He didn’t have nearly the collegiate production as Tyler Linderbaum, but their athletic profiles aren’t far off and this is decent enough value for the Eagles.
252Pittsburgh SteelersGeorge PickensGeorgiaA+The draft-day slide for George Pickens finally ends with the Steelers, and they get my 30th-ranked prospect and fifth-ranked wide receiver at #52 overall. There evidently were some off-field concerns with Pickens, but I don’t know enough about that situation to speculate on it here. Instead, I’ll hype up the fact that Pickens is a former five-star recruit, dynamic athlete, and excellent contested-catch player. He’s also a better route-runner than he gets credit for, and he’s one of the few receivers in this draft with true alpha potential in the NFL.
253Indianapolis ColtsAlec PierceCincinnatiA-After George Pickens went at #52, Alec Pierce was my top receiver available. Pierce may not have a well-developed route tree, but he’s improved as a route-runner over time and has sneaky-good separation ability. Pierce is dominant at the catch point with elite verticality and strong hands, and he’s a great deep ball player to pair with Matt Ryan in the Indianapolis offense. I love the fact that they traded down for extra value and landed a receiver that I would have considered decent enough value with their original Day 2 pick.
254Kansas City ChiefsSkyy MooreWestern MichiganA+The Chiefs keep taking advantage of other teams’ poor decision-making and pick up my sixth-ranked receiver here. Skyy Moore might be 5’9”, 195 lbs, but the Western Michigan wideout is rocked-up with the physicality that allows him to dominate at the catch point and after the catch. Moore’s ability to release off the line of scrimmage is also a huge plus, and his elusiveness and short-area agility will help him profile as an elite slot receiver for Kansas City.
255Arizona CardinalsTrey McBrideColorado StateC-While not an elite athlete, Trey McBride is the clear best tight end in this class as he had 6+ catches in 11 of his 12 games in 2021. With a contested-catch profile, polished route-running, and natural hands, McBride will be a reliable receiver in the Arizona offense. However, the team had much bigger needs here and there were still good players at the line of scrimmage available. The value is decent here, but I don’t understand the strategy from Arizona with this draft.
256Dallas CowboysSam WilliamsOle MissC-Sam Williams didn’t make my top 100 and he was only ranked 83rd overall. Sam Williams has awesome speed off the edge and racked up 13 sacks in 2021, but he’s a bit of a one-trick pony with a limited strength game in run defense. Williams ran a 4.46-second 40-yard dash which ranks in the 98th percentile, but he’s undersized and may be limited to a role as a designated pass-rusher. I would have taken Drake Jackson or Nik Bonnito here, or even Myjai Sanders.
257Tampa Bay BuccaneersLuke GoedekeCentral MichiganBI heard plenty of buzz about Luke Goedeke coming off the board in the second round, but I didn’t expect him to go ahead of Central Michigan teammate Bernhard Raimann. Nonetheless, Goedeke fills a significant need at guard for the Buccaneers following Ali Marpet’s retirement and Alex Cappa’s free agency departure. Goedeke was a fringe top-100 player for me, and I’m surprised the Buccaneers traded up to get him, especially with Dylan Parham and Darian Kinnard still available.
258Atlanta FalconsTroy AndersenMontana StateB+Troy Andersen is one of my favorite players in this draft as one of the best athletes overall with a 10.0 RAS. Andersen played quarterback, running back, and linebacker at Montana State given his high-end athleticism, and he’s still early in his development as a linebacker. Still, it’s easy to see his size, speed, and tenacity translating to him becoming a high-level off-ball linebacker in the future. He possesses all of the tools you want in a developmental defensive prospect.
259Minnesota VikingsEd IngramLSUD+I wasn’t as high as others on Ed Ingram, and I saw him as more of a Day 3 prospect. Ingram is a solid pass protector, but he never played at a particularly elite level for LSU. As a long-time starter with over 2,682 career snaps per PFF, it’s easy to see him coming in and being a solid starter from Day 1, but I would have preferred Dylan Parham or Darian Kinnard as higher-upside options.
260Cincinnati BengalsCam Taylor-BrittNebraskaB-I love Cam Taylor-Britt as a high-upside secondary talent, but I’m not sure if this was worth the trade-up with Tariq Woolen, a similarly athletic and high-upside talent, still on the board. Taylor-Britt is a tenacious, physical defender who excels at the catch point but had some rough film in the Big Ten last year. With an 8.32 RAS, he ran a 4.38-second 40-yard dash, but his explosiveness was graded as very poor. He’s also just 5’10” with a 75” wingspan, both of which rank below the 50th percentile. Still, the Bengals needed secondary reinforcements and his closing speed and physicality allow him to play several roles.
261San Francisco 49ersDrake JacksonUSCA+I’ve been talking about Drake Jackson all day, and he finally comes off the board here. Jackson’s highly athletic profile is enticing - he finished with an 8.6 RAS and flashed with explosiveness and speed in college. His 19.9% pass-rush win rate is very impressive, and Jackson just turned 21 years old this month. I love his long-term trajectory to become a pass-rush presence across from Nick Bosa.
262Kansas City ChiefsBryan CookCincinnatiBIt’s easy to see why the Chiefs coveted Bryan Cook’s skill set as he’s an ideal fit for their press man coverage scheme. Cook only missed seven tackles on 100 attempts last year per PFF, he’s adept in coverage, and he made constant plays on the ball. With McDuffie and Cook added to a secondary featuring Justin Reid, Juan Thornhill, and L’Jarius Sneed, they won’t miss Tyrann Mathieu and Charvarius Ward too much.
263Buffalo BillsJames CookGeorgiaB-The Bills were heavily linked to Breece Hall in the first round, but it’s much better value to grab James Cook at this point. Cook is undersized at 5’11”, 195 lbs, but he’s the best pass-catching running back in this draft class with only one drop on 68 career catchable passes and excellent pass-catching productivity at Georgia. The Bills’ offense continues to get more dynamic with Cook joining Devin Singletary in an intriguing backfield.
264Denver BroncosNik BonittoOklahomaA+I love the fit of Nik Bonitto on the Denver defense as an athletic pass-rushing talent. PFF charted him with a 29% pass-rush win rate last year, which is a higher rate than every edge rusher that has been drafted so far. Bonitto may be a bit undersized at 6’3”, 248 lbs, but George Paton covets athleticism and he had a 9.31 RAS. As the 39th-ranked player on my big board, landing Bonitto at #64 is incredible value.
365Jacksonville JaguarsLuke FortnerKentuckyCThe Jaguars needed another interior offensive lineman after Brandon Linder’s retirement, and Fortner will likely be a Day 1 starter in his place at the center. Fortner has experience at all three interior offensive line positions, and he was one of the most consistent offensive linemen in all of college football last season. Fortner isn’t an elite athlete by any means, but he fills a need so this is a fine pick.
366Minnesota VikingsBrian AsamoahOklahomaC+Yet another linebacker goes off the board over Nakobe Dean as Brian Asamoah becomes the fourth linebacker off the board. I had a third-round grade on him, so this is a fine value, but I would have preferred Dean, Leo Chenal, Chad Muma, or Christian Harris over Asamoah. He’s undersized at 6’1”, 228 lbs, and he does have sideline-to-sideline range, but his skillset likely could have been had on Day 3 and there’s not a ton that’s special to his game outside of his above-average coverage ability.
367New York GiantsJosh EzeuduNorth CarolinaDIt started so well for the Giants, but we’re off the rails now. Josh Ezeudu was ranked well below Dylan Parham, Darian Kinnard, Zach Tom, and Jamaree Salyer for me, and the interior offensive line isn’t even the highest-value position anyways. With a handful of players in my top 50 still available, this is a massive reach, as Ezeudu ranked as the 169th player on the Athletic’s media consensus big board.
368Cleveland BrownsMartin EmersonMississippi StateB-The Browns are in a conference with some lights-out cornerbacks and have to face Ja’Marr Chase and Tee Higgins twice a year in the AFC North, so bolstering the secondary makes sense. Emerson’s speed and acceleration are somewhat lacking, but he does have a massive wingspan and plays with a physical brand of football without committing penalties. His scheme versatility and the overall refined game make this a solid pick.
369Tennessee TitansNicholas Petit-FrereOhio StateCThe Titans are expecting to start Taylor Lewan and Dillon Radunz at tackle this year, so they likely see Nicholas Petit-Frere as a swing tackle who can provide solid depth. He started at both right tackle and left tackle for Ohio State, but his film against some of his top opponents like Aidan Hutchinson, Arnold Ebiketie, David Ojabo, and others was highly concerning. Petit-Frere needs to add some play strength to maintain consistency in the NFL, but he’s a decent high-floor, low-ceiling option.
370Jacksonville JaguarsChad MumaWyomingC+I’m fairly confused here as another linebacker comes off the board who isn’t Nakobe Dean. The Jaguars have also used another early pick on a linebacker after trading up for Devin Lloyd in the first round and signing Foyesade Oluokon to a big contract in free agency. Muma is an excellent coverage talent who’s a consistent tackler. Muma is a value here as my 52nd-ranked player, but the continued investment in linebacker is confusing. Someone should tell Trent Baalke linebackers aren’t this valuable.
371Chicago BearsVelus Jones Jr.TennesseeC-The Bears get an absolute burner in Velus Jones Jr., but he ran a 4.31-second 40 and somehow still finished with a RAS of 7.11. Jones will turn 25 years old before the start of the season and barely put up 1,000 yards over the last two seasons combined. His limited contested-catch production and narrow route tree are concerning for his age, and Jones was the 151st-ranked player on the Athletic media big board, so this is a reach.
372Seattle SeahawksAbraham LucasWashington StateA-The Seahawks continue to rebuild their offensive line with Abraham Lucas, a player with extensive pass-protection experience and three years of starting experience at right tackle. He doesn’t profile as a road-grader in the run game and his power is limited overall, but he’s a starting-caliber tackle with his mirroring and agility. The Seahawks have built a great pass-protection combo with Cross and Lucas, but who will they be protecting?
373Indianapolis ColtsJelani WoodsVirginiaA-Jelani Woods tested as the most athletic tight end of all time - that’s not an overstatement. At 6’7”, 253 lbs, he ran a 4.61-second 40-yard dash and a 6.95-second 3-cone to land a 10.0 RAS. Woods had a senior year breakout as a consistent receiver for the first time in his first year with Virginia, but there is serious untapped potential in his game and the tight end was a need for the Colts. This is an awesome high-upside pick.
374Atlanta FalconsDesmond RidderCincinnatiAA quarterback finally comes off the board, and it might not be the one most expected as Ridder goes before Malik Willis. This is excellent value in the third round as the Falcons landed some high-upside talent before dipping into the quarterback pool. Ridder is a tremendous leader with great arm strength and field processing. His lack of accuracy let him down at times, but he can win the starting job in Atlanta and provide an intriguing option for the future without hamstringing the team in draft capital.
375Houston TexansChristian HarrisAlabamaA-Christian Harris was my 56th-ranked player and the 57th-ranked player on the Athletic’s consensus media board, so this is a solid value for Houston which needed to add to its linebacker room. Harris is an elite athlete who tested with a 97th percentile and a 99th percentile broad jump and he’s a downhill playmaker with great awareness and play recognition. He’s a Patriots-type linebacker, so it makes sense that Nick Caserio would covet him.
376Baltimore RavensTravis JonesConnecticutA++This is by far the best value pick of the entire draft. I’m sure in the coming days and weeks we’ll learn more about why Jones fell this far, but he was my 34th-ranked player and the 40th-ranked player on the Athletic’s consensus media board, so it’s certainly shocking to see him still available at this point. Jones has a classic nose tackle frame with length, strength, and powerful hands. However, he tested like an elite athlete with a 9.39 RAS and had an elite pass-rushing grade on PFF. I wouldn’t have minded him going over Devonte Wyatt who went #28 to the Packers, so the Ravens grabbing him at #76 is incredible. They have now drafted four players inside my top 50.
377Indianapolis ColtsBernhard RaimannCentral MichiganA+Another elite grade here, as we’re getting a run of smart teams taking advantage of weird slides. Bernhard Raimann was my best player still available at #25 on my big board and I had him ranked over Trevor Penning and Kenyon Green who went off the board in the first round. Raimann was incredibly consistent in pass protection and has very polished film despite only playing the offensive tackle position for two years. While he may not have elite strength or long arms, he’s going to be a consistent starter at tackle for the Colts. Great pick.
378Cleveland BrownsAlex WrightUABBI see this as a bit of a reach for the Browns, but it’s easy to see why they coveted Alex Wright. He has a huge frame at 6’5”, 271 lbs, and had a 23.8% pass-rush win rate as he dominated non-Power Five competition the way you would have wanted him to. Wright is still just 21 years old, and the long-term trajectory is enticing, but I had other edge rushers rated higher here.
379Los Angeles ChargersJT WoodsBaylorCJT Woods is a great athlete with a 9.43 RAS and a 97th percentile 40-yard dash. At 6’2”, 195 lbs, he’s a big-bodied player who excelled at the catch point as well. He struggled in run defense as he was an inconsistent tackler at Baylor, but as long as the Chargers put him in coverage roles and don’t pigeonhole him into the box he should be a solid contributor. I would have preferred Kerby Joseph in this spot.
380Denver BroncosGreg DulcichUCLAB+After losing Noah Fant in the Russell Wilson trade, the Broncos had a need at tight end and I expected them to dip into this class. With Jelani Woods off the board, Dulcich is arguably the best athlete still available with his big-play threat providing an intriguing option in the seam for Denver. He’s not a great blocker or a polished route-runner, but his athleticism can allow him to grow in those areas over time.
381New York GiantsCordale FlottLSUD-The Giants continue to reach on players on Day 2 with Cordale Flott a difficult evaluation. He’s stick-thin at 6’1”, 175 lbs, and while he performed admirably in coverage last season, he will struggle against more physical receivers in the NFL. Flott will also find it difficult to contribute in run defense with his slight frame. He’s a Day 3 player for me.
382Atlanta FalconsDeAngelo MaloneWestern KentuckyB+With Arnold Ebiketie already on the roster, the Falcons continue to invest in bolstering their pass rush which was putrid last season. Malone has already started to bulk up more and that helps his profile for a larger role in the NFL. He ran a 4.6-second 40-yard dash and a 7.06-second 3-cone, which helps his profile as a high-end athlete with a 9.06 RAS, and he crushed the Senior Bowl. Malone had 180 pressures over five years in college.
383Philadelphia EaglesNakobe DeanGeorgiaA+The Eagles typically don’t draft linebackers early, but if they can land a first-round talent with the 83rd pick, it’s time to make a splash. Dean’s slide down the board is incredibly puzzling, and this grade will have to be updated once we learn more about whatever medical issues he may be facing. For now, this is an easy A+ as Dean was my 35th-ranked prospect with sideline-to-sideline speed, explosive athleticism, and agility for coverage.
384Pittsburgh SteelersDeMarvin LealTexas A&MA-DeMarvin Leal was a top-ten player on the preseason big board for PFF, but he struggled to make the impact most expected in 2021. Leal had just a 12.7% pass-rush win rate last year per PFF. He’s a smooth mover at 6’4”, 290 lbs, but he’s a tweener who could struggle to find a consistent home in the NFL. With the Steelers already having a loaded defensive line, it makes sense to take a swing on his former five-star attributes winning out.
385New England PatriotsMarcus JonesHoustonB+Frankly, I’m surprised the Patriots would be the team to draft the 5’8”, 174-lb Marcus Jones, but they have to love his hard-nosed tenacity and play strength that belies his smaller stature. Jones will also contribute as an elite special teams player as one of the best return men in college football last season, and he has top-end speed which helps compensate for his lack of size.
386Tennessee TitansMalik WillisLibertyA+I never fully bought in on Malik Willis to the point that others did, but it’s a clear value at this point in the draft as he was my 31st-ranked prospect overall. Willis has running back-like mobility in the open field with an absurd number of broken tackles. He also arguably possesses the best arm strength in the class which he put on full display with a country-leading 11% big-time throw rate per PFF. Willis has lots of work to do on decision-making, accuracy, footwork, and overall technical refinement, but his upside is well worth taking here. With Ryan Tannehill still under contract, Willis will have no pressure to start right away as he works on those issues and is hopefully the team’s long-term, high-upside starter.
387Arizona CardinalsCameron ThomasSan Diego StateB+The Cardinals finally address a team need, and they get a solid player in Cameron Thomas who I had ranked as my 64th overall prospect. Thomas has experience playing all over the defensive line, and he’s well-refined with his footwork and hand usage. I have concerns over his limited play strength and lack of elite athletic traits, but this is solid value at a position of need.
388Dallas CowboysJalen TolbertSouth AlabamaA-I expected the Cowboys to draft a wide receiver at some point after losing Amari Cooper in the offseason, and they get the premier deep threat in the country. Jalen Tolbert ranked fifth in the country with 16 deep catches last year per PFF, and his 3.16 yards per route run was elite. Tolbert needs to add some muscle to be more consistent at the catch point, and his route-running remains unpolished, but his ball-tracking and blend of size and speed are enticing.
389Buffalo BillsTerrel BernardBaylorD+I don’t know a lot about Terrel Bernard, and I certainly didn’t expect him to be drafted ahead of Leo Chenal. He ranked as the 159th overall player on the Athletic’s media consensus big board. Bernard is undersized at 6’0”, 224 lbs, and while he ran a 4.59-second 40, his role in the NFL is a massive question mark for me.
390Las Vegas RaidersDylan ParhamMemphisAThe Raiders have serious needs across their offensive line, and Dylan Parham was by far the best offensive lineman available as I had a second-round grade on him - he was my 67th-ranked prospect overall. Parham is an elite athlete who only allowed Logan Hall to have one pressure on 55 pass-blocking snaps against him in 2021 per PFF. Parham’s processing speed, athleticism, and football IQ help overcome his smaller stature, and he can contribute at guard or tackle for Las Vegas.
391Tampa Bay BuccaneersRachaad WhiteArizona StateC-Rachaad White is a very intriguing prospect at running back with impressive natural talent as he broke 52 tackles on 225 collegiate carries per PFF. However, I had White ranked as just my RB9 overall due to his lack of pass-protection polish, limited contact balance, and overall inconsistent, freelancing style. White will have the opportunity to be a playmaker in the Tampa offense, but they could have waited on the running back position until Day 3 with plenty of intriguing players still available.
392Green Bay PackersSean RhyanUCLAB-Sean Rhyan was a three-year starter at left tackle for UCLA, but his best fit in the NFL is likely at guard. Regardless of where he plays, the Packers will covet that versatility along with his strong athletic profile with his 3-cone drill, broad jump, and vertical jump all coming in at the 80th percentile or better. Rhyan has massive hands, but he was penalized too often and doesn’t have the agility you typically look for in a tackle.
393San Francisco 49ersTyrion Davis-PriceLSUD-I ranked 20 running backs in this class, and Tyrion Davis-Price was not on my list. With Elijah Mitchell and Trey Sermon drafted last year, it seems weird that the 49ers would invest a Day 2 pick in the position, especially given their limited capital overall. Davis-Price’s zone rushing grade ranked well below average per PFF, and there’s not much to love about his athletic profile or statistical production. With plenty of running back talent projected to be available on Day 3, this is an odd pick.
394Carolina PanthersMatt CorralOle MissA-I can’t help but be impressed by the Panthers’ decision-making in this draft. They didn’t force a quarterback selection at #6 and they still get a high-upside passer with this selection in Matt Corral. I don’t love Corral as a prospect with his diminutive stature and aggressive running style leading to concerning injury potential, but his athleticism, throwing power, and improved decision-making is worth the pick here. I would have gone with Sam Howell, but the Panthers still earn a top grade for their overall decision-making with a low-risk, high-reward move.
395Cincinnati BengalsZachary CarterFloridaDZachary Carter isn’t a particularly compelling athlete, particularly with his tweener body type at 6’4”, 282 lbs. His best fit is likely as a small part-time three-technique lineman, but he struggles to get off the line of scrimmage consistently. I liked his agility and upper body strength, but there are a lot of inconsistencies in his game that he’ll need to work on if he wants to become a full-time player in the NFL.
396Indianapolis ColtsNick CrossMarylandANick Cross is a classic Gus Bradley safety and he’ll fill the Kam Chancellor and Jonathan Abrams role as a box safety. With an elite 9.91 RAS, Cross ranked in the 98th percentile with a 4.34 40 and the 92nd percentile with a 130” broad jump. Cross was my 85th-ranked player, so this is a solid value, and he also fills a need on the defense.
397Detroit LionsKerby JosephIllinoisA-I had safety circled as a need for the Lions in my team draft breakdown I published last week, and Kerby Joseph is an intriguing fit for them. In his first full season as a starter in his senior year, Joseph had incredible ball production with five interceptions and four pass breakups. His length and verticality suggest that ball production is no fluke, and he’s an excellent tackler. Joseph lacks the range and patience to be a true single-high safety, but he adds some physicality on the back end.
398Washington CommandersBrian RobinsonAlabamaD+Washington is obsessed with Alabama players. Brian Robinson was my 8th-ranked running back so I’ll say it again, I don’t understand reaching on a running back on Day 2 with more talent available on Day 3. Robinson gives the Commanders a bruising power element that they don’t currently have with Antonio Gibson and J.D. McKissic, but he’s unpolished in pass protection and lacks top-end speed and open field creativity.
399Cleveland BrownsDavid BellPurdueA-Amari Cooper and Donovan Peoples-Jones are the projected starters for the Browns at receiver this year, but they don’t have much depth beyond those two. David Bell lacks elite athleticism and his combine was underwhelming, but it’s hard to deny his refined route-running and processing. He had almost 3,000 receiving yards in his Purdue career even while spending time as the team’s only consistent receiver and seeing constant double-teams. He was my 12th-ranked receiver and 81st-ranked player overall, so this represents good value at a position of need.
3100Arizona CardinalsMyjai SandersCincinnatiB+Myjai Sanders lost almost 30 pounds at the combine after getting sick but still performed, and the numbers he put up likely pushed him down the draft board. However, he rectified that at his pro day and ran a 4.67-second 40-yard dash. His tape lacked consistency in all respects, but he has an excellent burst to the ball and had an insane AAC-leading 62 pressures last year. He also had ten pressures against Alabama and the Crimson Tide in the playoff. This is a great spot to take the risk on Sanders developing better consistency in the NFL.
3101New York JetsJeremy RuckertOhio StateB-I don’t quite understand spending a Day 2 pick on a tight end after landing C.J. Uzomah and Tyler Conklin in free agency, but I like the player. Ruckert was one of the best run-blockers at his position in the country last year with 14 big-time blocks being the third-most over the past two years in the FBS per PFF. Ruckert had limited receiving production at Ohio State, but he’s capable of more than he showed in college in that respect.
3102Miami DolphinsChanning TindallGeorgiaBChanning Tindall is one of the most fun players to watch on film, and when I first turned on his tape I thought he was a first-round talent. He flies to the football with ridiculous straight-line speed and has great instincts for angles to the ball. Once I got into the nitty-gritty and looked past that aspect of his game, though, I saw a slim frame, limited lower-body strength, and limited coverage profile. Tindall can fill a downhill blitzing role for the Miami defense, but with their needs on the offensive line, I would have taken Zach Tom or Dohnovan West here.
3103Kansas City ChiefsLeo ChenalWisconsinA+The Chiefs continue to spit in the face of fans of other AFC West teams as they rack up incredible value in the draft. I had Leo Chenal as my 42nd-ranked prospect overall, and while I was higher on him than most, he came in at #61 on the Athletic’s consensus board. Chenal tested at a 9.99 RAS with elite speed and explosiveness in a 6’2”, 250-lb body. Chenal may not have the sideline-to-sideline range or consistent coverage, but he’s one of the strongest players in this draft and can be a unique weapon on defense if the Chiefs unleash him properly.
3104Los Angeles RamsLogan BrussWisconsinB-After Andrew Whitworth retired and Austin Corbett left in free agency, the Rams needed to replenish their offensive line. Bruss can immediately slide in as the starting right guard and he has experience starting at tackle as well. With consistent production overall and a solid athletic profile, the Rams add some much-needed depth upfront.
3105San Francisco 49ersDanny GraySMUB+Danny Gray is the discount deep threat in this draft with his 4.33-second 40-yard dash and solid 2.69 yards per route run. Gray had a rough 12.5% drop rate which has to be cut down, and he’s undersize at 5’11”, 186 lbs. Still, he provides an element of verticality that the team doesn’t have in Deebo Samuel and Brandon Aiyuk, and Gray can help take the top off the defense. I can see some Trey Lance deep balls to Gray in the team’s future.

Day 3 (Rounds 4-7)

4106Tampa Bay BuccaneersTE Cade OttonBOtton has good size and hands, but will need to improve his blocking to become a consistent feature in the NFL.
4107Houston TexansRB Dameon PierceA-Pierce is an incredibly strong and shifty back. He moves really well laterally with good instincts. He isn't the fastest back and will need to improve his pass catching.
4108Cleveland BrownsDT Perrion WinfreyB+Winfrey is a strong pass rusher with a knack for blowing plays up. He struggles wrapping up in the open field sometimes and will need to improve his pursuit in the run game.
4109Seattle SeahawksCB Coby BryantABryant is a scheme versatile corner with a knack for the ball.
4110Baltimore RavensOT Daniel FaaleleA-Faalele is a 6'9" force of nature. He will have to improve his ability to respond to shorter, quicker edge rushers. If so, he'll be a hit for the Ravens here.
4111New York JetsOT Max MitchellB+Mitchell is quick at the line and scheme versatile. He'll be able to play both tackle and guard at the next level.
4112New York GiantsTE Daniel BellingerB+Good size and speed. He has the tools necessary to be a solid pass catcher at the next level.
4113Washington CommandersS Percy ButlerA-Smaller but incredibly quick, Butler is a scheme versatile burner.
4114New York GiantsS Dane BeltonC+Belt is another scheme versatile player with great instincts. Able to play up in the run game.
4115Denver BroncosCB Damarri MathisA-Mathis is quick with good ball skills and anticipation. He didn't have strong collegiate production numbers though he only played 9 games this past season.
4116Denver BroncosDT Eyioma UwazurikeB Uwazurike has nice physical traits and a disruptive presence. A versatile player.
4117New York JetsDE Michael ClemmonsAHas nice bull rush qualities and physical traits. The Jets add to their haul of young defensive talent.
4118Minnesota VikingsCB Akayleb EvansBEvans is tall and physical with instinctive traits. He will need to improve his ball skills.
4119Baltimore RavensCB Jayln Armour-DavisAGreat size with raw athletic traits. Struggled with injuries for most of his career at Alabama.
4120Carolina PanthersLB Brandon SmithASmith is a great pass rusher with quick pursuit.
4121New England PatriotsCB Jack JonesBJones has great athleticism though he is a bit undersized.
4122Las Vegas RaidersRB Zamir WhiteB-Incredibly strong back who doesn't shy away from contact. He has had injury issues in the past that teams will need to keep an eye on
4123Los Angeles ChargersRB Isiah SpillerA+Spiller is a solid pass catching back with great football speed. This has potential to be one of the steals of the 4th round.
4124Cleveland BrownsK Cade YorkBA kicker with great range and accuracy during his time at LSU
4125Miami DolphinsWR Erik EzunkanmaBThe Dolpjins add to their list of receivers with a burner out of Texas Tech.
4126Las Vegas RaidersDT Neil FarrellBWill work well in a 4-3 scheme. Has the ability to react quickly with good instincts. Didn't play much at LSU.
4127New England PatriotsRB Pierre Strong Jr.AA physical back with the upside of being a 3 down back
4128Baltimore RavensTE Charlie KolarBA solid TE to lineup opposite of Mark Andrews in Baltimore. Can add some size and versatility to a dynamic offense.
4129Dallas CowboysTE Jake FerguesonA-For his size he's an efficient route runner with the ability to get some yards after the catch.
4130Baltimore RavensP Jordan StoutB+Averaged 46 yards per punt with great accuracy. Good hang time and doesn't allow for many returns.
4131Tennessee TitansRB Hasaan HaskinsB+A great downfield back with the requisite body control to be a 3 down back, Haskins will be a solid addition for the Titans. Not the shiftiest back so may be limited in overall production.
4132Green Bay PackersWR Romeo DoubsBShifty WR with great straight-line speed. Not the best hands and will have to cut back on drops
4133Tampa Bay BuccaneersP Jake CamardaCAn incredibly consistent punter who has a cannon for a leg. Interesting Tampa Bay didn't go with Ariaza.
4134San Francisco 49ersOT Spencer BurfordB-Burford has great length but will need to improve his technique and build some size to be a consistent feature at the next level.
4135Kansas City ChiefsCB Joshua WilliamsAGreat size and length for a guy this deep in the draft. Good tackler and quick recovery ability, despite coming out of D2.
4136Cincinnati BengalsG Cordell VolsonA-A versatile guard from NDSU, Volson has experience playing both G and T. Also has good size for the position at the next level.
4137New England PatriotsQB Bailey ZappeCZappe is a smooth thrower of the ball with great accuracy. He is a little shorter with average arm strength.
4138Pittsburgh SteelersWR Calvin Austin IIIAGreat speed receiver who's a real threat in the open field. Some of the best acceleration in this class.
4139Baltimore RavensTE Isiah LikelyBAn interesting selection by the Ravens here given they've already drafted Kolar and have Mark Andrews. Otherwise, Likely is a natural pass catcher with a great work ethic.
4140Green Bay PackersG Zach TomATom is a highly intelligent blocker who's able to adjust his body well in space. He will need to build some mass in his first couple seasons.
4141Baltimore RavensCB Damarion WilliamsA-Williams has great instincts and a nose for the ball. He finished his most recent season at Houston second in tackles.
4142Los Angeles RamsCB Decobie DuranBInstinctive ball skills and good at tackling in space. Could develop into a solid two option opposite Ramsey.
4143Tennessee TitansTE Chigoziem OkonkwoB+Solid hands and a decent route runner, Okonkwo really shines as a blocker.
5144Washington CommandersQB Sam HowellAHowell throws a very catchable ball and has a sort of Baker Mayfield quality to him. Accurate and quick with the release.
5145Kansas City ChiefsOT Darian KinnardA+Kinnard has great size and finishing ability. He will likely move over to guard in the NFL where he'll be able to shine if he improves his hand placement.
5146New York Giants
LB Micah McFaddenCGenerally McFadden had good tape, though he did struggle against some of the better teams he played. He can be used on special teams and is good at reading blocks.
5147New York GiantsDT DJ DavidsonB-While DJ Davidson is one of the slower guys in a straight line sense, he's one of the quicker lateral movers.
5148Buffalo BillsWR Khalil ShakirAA versatile player who can be used as an RB or WR. Solid work ethic and great after the catch.
5149Washington CommandersTE Cole TurnerBA WR turned TE, Cole Turner is great at high pointing the ball and adjusting in air. He does struggle, however, to create separation.
5150Houston TexansDT Thomas BookerB-Booker has great lateral movement and technique. He's relatively quick, though he did not produce much in college.
5151Atlanta FalconsRB Tyler AllgeierAThis is a nice addition to a young Atlanta offense. Allgeier is a solid pass catcher with great shiftiness in the open field.
5152Denver BroncosS Delarrin Turner-YellBNot the fastest safety but Turner-Yell has a good nose for the ball. He makes his presence known on hits.
5153Seattle SeahawksCB Tariq WoolenA+Great upside as Woolen has only played corner for 2 years. He will need to improve in run support and as a tackler.
5154Jacksonville JaguarsRB Snoop CollinsCNot great straight line speed but was rarely caught from behind. He's not afraid of physicality and is good in the red zone.
5155Dallas CowboysOT Matt WoletzkoBWoletzko has great size and arms than he uses to create consistent leverage. He'll need to get a bit stronger and if he does he could be a consistent force at the next level.
5156Cleveland BrownsRB Jerome FordA-Ford is a good-vision back who maintains great balance in the open field. He's not the best at finding and exploiting holes, however.
5157Tampa Bay BuccaneersCB Zyon McCollumBIncredibly quick player with good intelligence. Does struggle tracking the football.
5158Seattle SeahawksEDGE Tyreke SmithBSmith has good upper body control but struggle with getting off the line quickly and putting his blocker off balance.
5159Indianapolis ColtsDT Eric JohnsonDGood at shedding blocks and able to use his hands well. Lacks explosiveness.
5160Los Angeles ChargersDT Otito OgbonniaA-A solid worker with an explosive lower body, Ogbonnia is a good fit for this Chargers team. He lacks quickness at the point of attack, though and can rely solely on size.
5161New Orleans SaintsLB D'Marco JacksonBA versatile player with great lateral agility.
5162Denver BroncosWR Montrell WashingtonA-Improved every year at Samford, Washington is a consitent downfield receiver
5163Tennessee TitansWR Kyle PhillipsB+Phillips has great footwork but lacks speed in his routes.
5164Los Angeles RamsRB Kyren WilliamsAWilliams is a versatile back with great open field awareness. Not slow but not a speed demon.
5165Minnesota VikingsDE Esezi OtomewoBOtomewo has good size at 6'6" and a solid motor. His film doesn't stand out as he struggled to consistently produce at Minnesota.
5166Cincinnati BengalsS Tycen AndersonA-Good burst and acceleration at the position but struggles to contain
5167Dallas CowboysDaRon BlandCBland is a good tackler but a somewhat scattered prospect from an instincts standpoint. He will need to improve his ability to track the ball in pursuit.
5168Chicago BearsOT Braxton JonesAGood height and long arms at the position. He will need to improve his footwork, but he has potential to be a good one.
5169Minnesota VikingsRB Ty ChandlerAA good pass catcher out of the backfield, Chandler is explosive in the open field. Sometimes he takes too long to read the field, but his acceleration gives him a shot to be special.
5170Houston TexansTE Teagan QuitorianoBQuitoriano is a good blocker and solid pass catcher. If he can cut back on drops, he will be a reliable feature at the next level.
5171Denver BroncosC Luke WattenbergB-Versatile C who can also play Guard, Wattenberg has great hands. He will need to imporve his balance, though, in the NFL.
5172San Francisco 49ersCB Samuel WomackB-Womack is a good tackler and speedy cover corner. He's a bit shorter and struggles in run pursuit.
5173New York GiantsG Marcus McKethanCNot a consistent player but he has a good burst and knows how to position himself well off the line of scrimmage.
5174Chicago BearsEDGE Dominique RobinsonB+Doesn't have a lot of experience but is explosive off the edge. He will need to improve his hands and overall pass rushing technique in his first couple years.
5175Las Vegas RaidersDT Matthew ButlerACan play both 3 and 1 technique and is an incredibly durable player. Doesn't have great mass or balance, but did play well against Alabama
5176Dallas CowboysLB Damone ClarkeA1st team all SEC, Clarke has quick closeout speed and does a great job of wrapping. He doesn't always read and react well and isn't great in zone.
5177Detroit LionsTE James MitchellBA versatile blocker who's a good pass catcher. Injury concerns are a factor.
5178Dallas CowboysDT John RidgewayB+Ridgeway hails from a wrestling background and it shows on the field. Great measurables, though he does get knocked off his base often.
5179Green Bay PackersDE Kingsley EnagbareA-Could work as an edge setter with his strength. Not super fast and isn't a force in the pas rush
6180Buffalo BillsP Matt AraizaA+For this late in the draft, you're getting a guy that has something special to offer. It's a low value position, but he can boot it up to 80 yards.
6181Philadelphia EaglesLB Kyron JohnsonAJohnson has a knack for getting after the quarterback. He may struggle in coverage at times at the next level, but will be a threat off the edge.
6182New York GiantsLB Darrian BeaversB-Led the team in tackles against Alabama, Beavers is a smart player with good instincts. He doesn't have great speed, however, and will struggle in coverage.
6183New England PatriotsRB Kevin HarrisB-Harris is a strong back with a good burst. He doesn't maintain super fast top end speed but can be a capable blocker.
6184Minnesota VikingsOT Vederian LoweALowe is a good lateral mover and overall athlete. He will need to improve his punch, however, at the next level
6185Buffalo BillsCB Christian BenfordA-Benford is not the fastest corner on the board but he has good size and ball skills.
6186Chicago BearsG Zach ThomasBVersatile player with experience all over the offensive line. He's quick and explosive, but does have some injury concerns.
6187San Francisco 49ersOT Nick ZakeljA-Zakelj is an aggressive player with great size. He's not great at creating leverage but overall is a solid finisher
6188Detroit LionsLB Malcom RodriguezB+Another guy with a wrestling background, Rodriguez is a solid locker room guy with good college production. He doesn't have great measurables and will need to get stronger to remain in the NFL
6189Carolina PanthersLB Amare BarnoABarno is tall and incredibly quick. He could be a solid special teams player but will need to strengthen his lower body to be a consistent NFL feature.
6190Atlanta FalconsG Justin ShafferBHas great upper body strength but will need to learn to get out of his stance quicker.
6191Minnesota VikingsWR Jalen NailorA-Not a stunning receiver from a measurables perspective but he has decent quickness and is pretty crafty in the open field.
6192Indianapolis ColtsTE Andrew OgletreeCOgletree is physical and able to create separation, but will need to become a better blocker
6193Dallas CowboysLB Devin HarperBHas solid athletic measurables, namely his 40 inch vertical and sub 4.5 40, but lacks solid collegiate production and was used mainly in special teams.
6194New Orleans SaintsDT Jordan JacksonA-Good hands and explosive at the snap, he will be a solid. though undersized, DT at the next level
6195Los Angeles ChargersG Jamaree SalyerBSalyer is a versatile guard with good length but will need to improve his flexibility and ability to maintain levergae.
6196Baltimore RavensRB Tyler BadieASolid pass catching back who's secure with the ball. Not great vision and will need to improve as a blocker
6197Jacksonville JaguarsCB Gregory JuniorCJunior has good measurables but will have to cope with the increase in competition to the next level while also refining his skills and technique.
6198Philadelphia EaglesTE Grant CalcaterraA+Calcaterra is great at tracking the ball and has an ability to stretch the field. Great in the red zone and 3rd down.
6199Carolina PanthersG Cade MaysBHas some starts at Guard in the SEC, will be able to fill in well as a backup. Solid pass blocking technique but still needs work.
6200New England PatriotsDT Sam RobertsCSolid player with good size, Roberts is efficient with his hands. He is currently recovering from a recent groin injury.
6201Arizona CardinalsRB Keontay IngramBIngram is a good cutter with quick, loose hips.
6202Cleveland BrownsWR Michael Woods IIA-Not super big or fast but a smooth football player who can manipulate the catchpoint. Good body control and is able to get downfield despite lacking speed.
6203Chicago BearsRB Trestan EbnerBEbner is a quick player with some versatility as a pass catcher. He's not a great cutter, though, and has below average acceleration.
6204Tennessee TitansCB Theo JacksonBAll SEC second team this past year, Jackson is a developed tackler with good vision. He is a bit older with relatively average athletic measurables.
6205Houston TexansOT Austin DeculusA-Deculus is great at using his arms in pass protection but struggles with utilizing his lower body to create leverage.
6206Denver BroncosDT Matt HenningsenB+Henningsen is an explosive bull rusher with a good first punch. He doesn't have great technique in a standard rush and can be overpowered.
6207Chicago BearsC Doug KramerCKramer has good awareness and lateral agility. He has a tendency to play high, however, and whiff on blocks.
6208Pittsburgh SteelersTE Connor HeywardB+Heyward is a good pass catcher with an ability to adjust in air though he doesn't have a good catch radius. He will also have to improve as a blocker.
6209Buffalo BillsOT Luke TenutaAVersatility on either side of the line along with great size. He has shorter arms and struggles with leverage but he is a smart player who takes good angles.
6210New England PatriotsC Chasen HinesBHines is explosive out of his stance and is aggressive at the line. He doesn't have great hands and is slow to adjust.
6211Los Angeles RamsS Quentin LakeALake is a high IQ player with a solid ball tracking ability. He doesn't have great footwork, though, and can take bad angles.
6212Los Angeles RamsCB Derion KendrickB-Played best against good competition and has good on field awareness. He does have some legal issues and was picked on by some of the better offensive teams he played against.
6213Atlanta FalconsTE John FitzPatrickBFitzPatrick is a high effort player who does a good job at establishing position. He struggles with tracking the ball and will need to get stronger.
6214Los Angeles ChargersCB Ja'Sir TaylorB-Taylor has good footwork and balance. He is very small, though, and surrenders a lot to bigger receivers.
6215Arizona CardinalsG Lecitus SmithCSmith has quick feet and is good at maintaining a balanced base. His hand placement is a little raw and has sloppy block security.
6216Indianapolis ColtsDT Curtis BrooksABrooks has a strong punch and is able to make his presence known as a pass rusher. He isn't the most explosive, though, and will be limited by system fit.
6217Detroit LionsEDGE James HoustonB-Houston has good bend and flexibility but can lack discipline in pursuit and doesn't have great physical measurables.
6218Los Angeles RamsTE Ko KieftBSolid hands and capable receiver but much more of a blocking specialist.
6219Tennessee TitansLB Chance CampbellCThick frame and the ability to play through blocks but struggles to change direction and can be confused in coverage.
6220San Francisco 49ersDT Kalia DavisBExplosive off the line and fits well into gaps. Does have some injury concerns and struggles to maintain balance.
6221San Francisco 49ersCB Tariq Castro-FieldsC+Castro-Fields is a quick player with decent ball awareness. He struggles against double moves and isn't an aggressive tackler
7222Jacksonville JaguarsCB Montaric BrownBDoes a good job sniffing out routes and getting to balls in his vicinity. He doesn't take great angles though, and is a little too slow to consistently keep wth NFL speed.
7223Cleveland BrownsDE Isiah ThomasB+Rangy player with solid quickness, but lacks power and hip strength
7224Miami DolphinsEDGE Cameron GoodeBGoode has a nice upper body and is athletic in space. He is a little smaller, though, and has a tendency to play tight
7225Pittsburgh SteelersLB Mark RobinsonA-The RB turned LB, Robinson is a shifty but undersized player with solid upside if he can leverage his athleticism
7226Chicago BearsG Ja'Tyre CarterA-Good length and hand strength, but not super explosive at the line of scrimmage.
7227Minnesota VikingsTE Nick MuseBAggressive blocker and smooth route runner. He'll have to work on his hand usage.
7228Green Bay PackersLB Tariq CarpenterA-A solid tackler and generally aggressive player. Will need some time to settle into the LB position.
7229Seattle SeahawksWR Bo MeltonAQuick player with great athletic measurables for this late in the draft. Solid ball tracker as well.
7230Washington CommandersG Chris PaulAGreat leadership qualities and high football IQ. Hewill need to work on his recovery and ability to respond to inside counters
7231Buffalo BillsLB Baylon SceptorA-Instinctive player who's played in his fair share f high caliber games. He isn't very twitchy and lacks range.
7232Denver BroncosCB Faion HicksB-Fairly average in man and zone schemes, Hicks is good in run pursuit.
7233Seattle SeahawksWR Dareke YoungBFaces quite the step up in competition coming from Lenoir Rhyne, though he has the size and production you'd want
7234Green Bay PackersDT Jonathan FordCComes out of his stance quickly and flashes pass rush potential but has never delivered consistent results
7235Los Angeles RamsDE Daniel HardyBHas nice athletic measurables, including a 4.6 40 and a 127" broad jump.
7236Los Angeles ChargerCB Deane LeonardB-Solid athletic measurables but will need to refine his ball skills.
7237Detroit LionsCB Chase LucasBAgile player with a good burst but has a tendency to make bad reads and take some bad angles
7238Las Vegas RaidersOT Thayer Munford Jr.A-Has experience at tackle and guard to go along with above average length.
7239Indianapolis ColtsDB Rodney ThomasB+Thomas is a solid producer from Yale with good tackling technique and average athletic measurables.
7240Washington CommandersDB Christian HolmesAGood with his hands and doesn't get penalized often. His instincts sometimes deceive him and he can struggle to maintain balance.
7241Pittsburgh SteelersQB Chris OladokunB+Has an NFL arm and is capable of throwing a pretty deep ball. Doesn't always have anticipation or coverage recognition
7242Carolina PanthersCB Kalon BarnesCFast player with good ball skills. He will struggle with run support and isn't the best tackler.
7243Kansas City ChiefsCB Jaylen WatsonB-Good size and punch but is very vulnerable in man coverage.
7244Arizona CardinalsDB Christian MatthewB+A little slower than average for the position but possesses good size and has a developed skillset
7245New England PatriotsOT Andrew StueberBPowerful player with good acceleration, though he has below average size and no second gear.
7246Cleveland BrownsC Dawson DeatonCPlays under control and maintains consistent mobility. His skinny base makes it easier for rushers to get into his frame.
7247Miami DolphinsQB Skylar ThompsonA-Can read coverages and has a solid deep ball. Thompson will be 25 by the time the season starts.
7248Tampa Bay BuccaneersLB Andre AnthonyBHas solid experience as an edge rusher in the SEC with 16 starts. Anthony is a good overall tackler and can play in 3-4 and 4-3 schemes.
7249Green Bay PackersOT Rasheed WalkerB+Has a strong core and fine hands. Will need to work on positioning after contact.
7250Las Vegas RaidersRB Brittain BrownBStrong upper body and able ti beat linebackers to the edge. Struggles to read blocks sometimes and has a tendency to run upright in the open field.
7251Kansas City ChiefsRB Isiah PachecoADependable back with an ability to cut with great energy. Aggressive in the fray.
7252Cincinnati BengalsDE Jeffrey GunterA+Decent size and arm length, Gunter is able to get into the backfield as evidenced by collegiate production
7253Los Angeles RamsS Russ YeastA-Yeast led the Big 12 in pass breakups and had 4 interceptions in 2021. He doesn't have ideal speed and will be limited to scheme fit.
7254Chicago BearsDB Elijah HicksB+Hicks has good hands and is known for being aggressive in run support. If he can improve his footwork, he has a legitimate case for being an NFL starter.
7255Chicago BearsP Trenton GillA-Gill doesn't boot it as far as Ariaza though he does generate quality hang time on nearly all his punts and will likely see some improvement.
7256Arizona CardinalsLB Jesse LuketaAVery slow for the position but everything else checks out. Tough player with great technique and a high football IQ.
7257Arizona CardinalsG Marquis HayesA-Hayes has the requisite frame and strength to maul defenders. He tends to rely on this build too much, however, and doesn't have great technique
7258Green Bay PackersWR Samori ToureBToure has good hands and NFL-level body control. He isn't great after the catch but is a smart player who can work in both the slot and on the perimeter
7259Kansas City ChiefsCB Nazeeh JohnsonBJohnson is quick in the open field and generally has good instincts. He is a bit older for the draft and will need to improve his tackling. He's also a bit slimmer.
7260Los Angeles ChargersFB Zander HorvathACan operate more like a running back who can catch out of the backfield and act as a bulldozer in space.
7261Los Angeles RamsOT AJ ArcuriA-Good at maintaining leverage and overall sold football IQ. Can play undisciplined at times and lacks some of the athletic measurables.
7262San Francisco 49ersQB Brock PurdyAHigh level of production at Iowa State. Not great size or measurable but can deliver the ball where it needs to go and is relatively cerebral.

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Who Was The First Pick In The 2022 NFL Draft?

The Jacksonville Jaguars selected defensive end, Travon Walker, out of Georgia. It is a risky pick to take the Junior due to his athleticism, but production was not there.

How Many Rounds Is The NFL Draft?

The NFL Draft is 7 total rounds, spread across three days. Round 1 will be on Thursday, April 28th, 2022. Rounds 2 & 3 will be on Friday, April 29th. Rounds 4-7 will be on Saturday, April 30th.

When Are Rounds 2 & 3 For The NFL Draft?

Rounds 2 and 3 of the NFL Draft will take place on Friday, April 29th. It will start at 7 ET and will be on ESPN. The entire NFL Draft will be televised and tracked on ESPN. You can also follow along here on the Lineups NFL Draft Tracker.

What Teams Don’t Have A First Round Pick In 2022?

The Chicago Bears, Cleveland Browns, Denver Broncos, Indianapolis Colts, Las Vegas Raiders, Los Angeles Rams, Miami Dolphins, and San Francisco 49ers all do not have a first round pick in the 2022 NFL Draft.

Where Is The 2022 NFL Draft?

For the first time ever, the 2022 NFL Draft will take place in Las Vegas.

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