2022 NFL Draft Rankings: Best Players Remaining – and first-round hits and misses

On Wednesday we brought you our Consensus Annual Prospect Ranking Project based on lists from five sources: NFL.com, ESPN, Focus on professional football, CBS Sports and The network project. Now that the first round of the draft is behind us, here are the top 100 prospects remaining.

Below the chart, we’ll detail some successes (and failures) of Thursday night’s first-round picks.

Top 100 Prospects
(By path 1, Pk 32)

R k Pos
PosRnk
Player
school
16 KG
(1)
Nakobe Dean
Georgia
22 CC
(4)
Andrew Booth Jr.
Clemson
24 QC
(1)
Malik Willis
Freedom
30 J
(5)
Bernard Raiman
Hundred. Michigan
31 EDGE
(6)
David Ojabo
Michigan
32 EDGE
(7)
Boye Mafe
Minnesota
34 EDGE
(8)
Arnold Ebiketie
Penn St.
35 QC
(3)
Matt Coral
Mississippi
37 S
(4)
Jaquan Brisker
Penn St.
39 QC
(4)
Desmond Cavalier
Cincinnati
40 CC
(6)
Kyler Gordon
Washington
41 S
(5)
Jalen Pitre
Baylor
42 RB
(1)
Kenneth Walker III
michigan st.
43 WR
(7)
Skyy Moore
west michigan
44 CC
(7)
Roger McCreary
Auburn
46 DT
(3)
TravisJones
Connecticut
47 EDGE
(9)
Logan Room
Houston
48 WR
(8)
George Pickens
Georgia
49 RB
(2)
Brece room
Iowa St.
50 WR
(9)
Christian Watson
N.Dakota St.
51 QC
(5)
Sam Howell
North Carolina
52 AND
(1)
Trey McBride
Colorado St.
53 EDGE
(ten)
Nik Bonitto
Oklahoma
55 EDGE
(11)
Josh Pascal
Kentucky
56 DT
(4)
ByMarvin Leal
Texas A&M
57 KG
(4)
Christian Harris
Alabama
58 g
(3)
Dylan Parham
Memphis
59 KG
(5)
Chad Muma
Wyoming
60 DT
(5)
Perrion Winfrey
Oklahoma
61 EDGE
(12)
Cameron Thomas
San Diego Street.
62 KG
(6)
Leo Chenal
Wisconsin
63 S
(6)
Bryan Cook
Cincinnati
65 WR
(ten)
John Metchie III
Alabama
66 S
(7)
Nick Cross
Maryland
67 J
(7)
Daniel Faalele
Minnesota
68 DT
(6)
Phidarian Mathis
Alabama
69 KG
(7)
troy andersen
Montana St.
70 g
(5)
Darian Kinnard
Kentucky
71 AND
(2)
Greg Dulcich
UCLA
72 EDGE
(13)
sam williams
Mississippi
73 WR
(11)
Jalen Tolbert
S. Alabama
74 CC
(8)
Marcus Jones
Houston
75 J
(8)
Nicolas Little Brother
Ohio St.
76 EDGE
(14)
drake jackson
USC
77 RB
(3)
Isaiah Spiller
Texas A&M
78 KG
(8)
Brian Asamoah
Oklahoma
79 EDGE
(15)
Kingsley Enagbare
S. Alabama
80 WR
(12)
Khalil Chakir
Boise St.
81 g
(6)
Sean Rhian
UCLA
82 CC
(9)
Tariq wool
UTSA
83 KG
(9)
channing tindal
Georgia
84 J
(9)
abraham lucas
washington st.
85 AND
(3)
Jeremy Ruckert
Ohio St.
86 KG
(ten)
Damone Clark
USL
87 J
(ten)
Luc Goedeke
Hundred. Michigan
88 S
(8)
Kerby Joseph
Illinois
89 WR
(13)
Calvin Austin III
Memphis
90 WR
(14)
Wan’ Dale Robinson
Kentucky
91 EDGE
(16)
DeAngelo Malone
Western Kentucky
92 QC
(6)
carson strong
Nevada
93 WR
(15)
Alec Pierce
Cincinnati
94 S
(9)
Alontae Taylor
Tennessee
95 S
(ten)
Cam Taylor Britt
Nebraska
96 AND
(4)
Cade Otto
Washington
97 RB
(4)
Dameon Pierce
Florida
98 g
(7)
jamaree salyer
Georgia
99 AND
(5)
Jelani Wood
Virginia
100 VS
(2)
Luc Fortner
Kentucky
101 EDGE
(17)
Myjai Sanders
Cincinnati
102 J
(11)
Rasheed Walker
Penn St.
103 CC
(ten)
Coby Bryant
Cincinnati
104 WR
(16)
David Bell
Purdue
105 J
(12)
Max Mitchell
Louisiana
106 J
(13)
ZachTom
WakeForest
107 RB
(5)
james cook
Georgia
108 J
(14)
Logan Bruss
Wisconsin
109 CC
(11)
Joshua Williams
Fayetteville St.
110 EDGE
(18)
Dominique Robinson
Miami (Ohio)
111 AND
(6)
Probable Isaiah
Coastal Carolina
112 DT
(7)
Matthew Butler
Tennessee
113 S
(11)
JT Woods
Baylor
114 CC
(12)
Zyon McCollum
Sam Houston
115 CC
(13)
Martin Emerson
Mississippi St.
116 S
(12)
JoJo Domann
Nebraska
117 RB
(6)
Zamir White
Georgia
118 g
(8)
Ed Ingram
USL
119 AND
(7)
Charlie Kolar
Iowa St.
120 RB
(7)
Brian Robinson Jr.
Alabama
121 RB
(8)
Kyren Williams
our Lady
122 S
(13)
Damari Mathis
Pittsburgh
123 CC
(14)
Jalyn Armor Davis
Alabama
124 VS
(3)
West Dohnovan
Arizona Street.
125 RB
(9)
Pierre Strong Jr.
South Dakota Street
126 EDGE
(19)
Tyreke Smith
Ohio St.
127 KG
(11)
Brandon Smith
Penn St.
128 CC
(15)
Josh Jobe
Alabama
129 J
(15)
Kellen Diesch
Arizona Street.
130 J
(16)
Thayer Munford
Ohio St.
131 CC
(16)
Cordale Flott
USL
132 VS
(4)
Cam Jürgens
Nebraska

The first pick in the draft came as a bit of a surprise, as the Jacksonville Jaguars selected Travon Walker, Georgia’s eighth edge forward, but other teams soon moved in. Top-ranked EDGE Aidan Hutchinson went next — and the top three rushers disappeared into the top five picks.

After Walker, other first-round litters included ohio state wide Chris Olave, Texas A&M guard Kenyon Green and Pitt quarterback Kenny Pickett — all of whom were taken eight spots ahead of expectations — and Boston College guard Zion Johnson, who took 12 spots earlier.

But litters of this size are quite common. The real first-round headaches included Penn State’s wide range Washington commanders pick Jahan Dotson – taken 22 spots early – as well as two other big reaches: the Green Bay Packers taking Georgia linebacker Quay Walker a full turn ahead of expectation and the New England Patriots select Chattanooga goaltender Cole Strange 35 picks early.

A few teams, including Kansas City Chiefs – got a decent value. The team needs the side, Washington cornerback Trent McDuffie (whose Kansas City selected seven places after waiting) was actually a slightly better value than state of florida Edge rusher Jermaine Johnson II would have been. (We also now know that the Chiefs had given McDuffie a first-round mark – but we can only guess if they had done the same for Johnson). The Chiefs also took Purdue defensive end George Karlaftis 10 spots later than expected – as did the Jacksonville Jaguars, who came back in the first round to get Utah linebacker Devin Lloyd.

But the Baltimore Ravens obtained the best values ​​of the first round. With their two selections, they obtained our Lady safety Kyle Hamilton 12 picks later than expected and Iowa center Tyler Linderbaum 13 picks after his consensus rankings would have indicated.

The correct values ​​remain available. Heading into the second round, the top six players were all scheduled to participate in the first round. It will be interesting to see how long they last. A year ago, Notre Dame linebacker Jeremiah Owusu-Koramoah was the last player in the first round to be selected. Ranked 13th in the draft, he exited the board with the 52nd pick.

After the trade with the Patriots that moved them from the 29th pick to the 21st pick, the Chiefs now have eight draft picks.

  • Second turn (50th overall – dolphins)
  • Second turn (62nd overall)
  • Third round (103rd overall – special composition choice)
  • Fourth round (135th overall)
  • Seventh round (233rd overall — from the Vikings)
  • Seventh round (243rd overall – Raiders to Patriots)
  • Seventh round (251st overall)
  • Seventh round (259th overall – regular composition pick)

Enjoy the second and third rounds on Friday evening – and we’ll be back with an updated consensus ranking on Saturday morning.

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