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2022 NFL Draft big board: Ranking the top 130 eligible prospects

An early look at the 2022 NFL Draft's best players
Publish Date: 05/13/2021
Fact checked by: Mike Goodpaster

The 2022 NFL Draft is a year away, but it isnโ€™t too early for football enthusiasts to check out the projected top prospects. Oregonโ€™s Kayvon Thibodeaux is an early leader for the top spot, but a handful of quarterbacks could throw their names into the ring. Meanwhile, the cornerback group coming down the line could go down as an all-time NFL class.

This board doesnโ€™t place much emphasis on positional value. Production played a large role in where players ranked, but a few projection prospects also made the list. The NFL selected several breakout players early in each of the past few drafts, including Joe Burrow, Dwayne Haskins, Trey Lance, and Mitch Trubisky.

Hereโ€™s an early look at the top 130 prospects you should keep an eye on ahead of the 2021 college football season. One or two of these stars might play for your favorite NFL team by this time next year.

2022 NFL Draft Mock 1.0

1. Kayvon Thibodeaux, EDGE Oregon

2. Derek Stingley Jr., CB LSU

3. Spencer Rattler, QB Oklahoma

4. Sam Howell, QB North Carolina

5. DeMarvin Leal, EDGE/IDL Texas A&M

6. Evan Neal, OT Alabama

7. Kyle Hamilton, S Notre Dame

8. Ahmad Gardner, CB Cincinnati

9. Kedon Slovis, QB USC

10. Kaiir Elam, CB Florida

11. Chris Olave, WR Ohio St.

12. Nik Bonitto, EDGE Oklahoma

13. George Karlaftis, EDGE Purdue

14. Justyn Ross, WR Clemson

15. Zion Nelson, OT Miami

16. Treylon Burks, WR Arkansas

17. Christian Harris, LB Alabama

18. Garrett Wilson, WR Ohio St.

19. Rasheed Walker, OT Penn St.

20. Jalen Wydermyer, TE Texas A&M

21. Cade Mays, IOL Tennessee

22. George Pickens, WR Georgia

23. Charles Cross, OT Mississippi St.

24. Drake Jackson, EDGE USC

25. Sevyn Banks, CB Ohio St.

26. Isaiah Spiller, RB Texas A&M

27. Tyler Linderbaum, IOL Iowa

28. Trent McDuffie, CB Washington

29. Kenyon Green, IOL Texas A&M

30. Zach Harrison, EDGE Ohio St.

31. John Metchie III, WR Alabama

32. Kingsley Enagbare, EDGE South Carolina

33. Derion Kendrick, CB Clemson (Transfer)

34. Malik Willis, QB Liberty

35. Bubba Bolden, S Miami

36. Brenton Cox Jr., LB Florida

37. Jordan Battle, S Alabama

38. Jaxson Kirkland, OT Washington

39. Josh Jobe, CB Alabama

40. Desmond Ridder, QB Cincinnati

41. Myjai Sanders, EDGE Cincinnati

42. Charlie Kolar, TE Iowa St.

43. JT Daniels, QB Georgia

44. Aidan Hutchinson, EDGE Michigan

45. Thayer Munford, OT Ohio St.

46. Perrion Winfrey, IDL Oklahoma

47. Ventrell Miller, LB Florida

48. Breece Hall, RB Iowa St.

49. Zion Tupuola-Fetui, EDGE/LB Washington

50. Mike Jones Jr., LB LSU

51. Jordan Davis, IDL Georgia

52. Darian Kinnard, OT Kentucky

53. Logan Brown, OT Wisconsin

54. Carson Strong, QB Nevada

55. Tyler Davis, IDL Clemson

56. David Bell, WR Purdue

57. Ikem Ekwonu, OT North Carolina St.

58. Brandon Joseph, S Northwestern

59. Kyren Williams, RB Notre Dame

60. Tre’vius Hodges-Tomlinson, CB TCU

61. Andrew Booth Jr., CB Clemson

62. Matt Corral, QB Ole Miss

63. Jarrett Patterson, IOL Notre Dame

64. Jamaree Salyer, OT Georgia

65. Jahan Dotson, WR Penn St.

66. Nick Broeker, OT Ole Miss

67. Devin Lloyd, LB Utah

68. Tykee Smith, S West Virginia

69. Grayson McCall, QB Coastal Carolina

70. Owen Pappoe, LB Auburn

71. Nolan Smith, EDGE Georgia

72. Tyler Shough, QB Texas Tech

73. Ty Fryfogle, WR Indiana

74. Demetrius Taylor, EDGE Appalachian St.

75. Dillon Gabriel, QB UCF

76. Jordan McFadden, OT Clemson

77. Tiawan Mullen, CB Indiana

78. Jerrion Ealy, RB Ole Miss

79. Jayden Daniels, QB Arizona St.

80. Kennedy Brooks, RB Oklahoma

81. Haskell Garrett, IDL Ohio St.

82. Xavier Thomas, EDGE Clemson

83. Abraham Lucas, OT Washington St.

84. Tyreke Smith, EDGE Ohio St.

85. Jalen Green, CB/S Mississippi St.

86. Phil Jurkovec, QB Boston College

87. Sam Williams, EDGE/LB Ole Miss

88. Adam Anderson, EDGE Georgia

89. Brandon Smith, LB Penn St.

90. Marcus Hooker, S Ohio St.

91. Brian Robinson Jr., RB Alabama

92. Jeremy Ruckert, TE Ohio St.

93. Zion Johnson, OT/IOL Boston College

94. Avery Young, CB Rutgers

95. Khalil Shakir, WR Boise St.

96. Martin Emerson, CB Mississippi St.

97. D’Eriq King, QB Miami

98. Sheridan Jones, CB Clemson

99. Jahleel Billingsley, TE Alabama

100. Jaquarii Roberson, WR Wake Forest

101. Emory Jones, QB Florida

102. Jake Ferguson, TE Wisconsin

103. Frank Ladson Jr., WR Clemson

104. Taron Vincent, IDL Ohio St.

105. Drake London, WR USC

106. Cade Otton, TE Washington

107. Verone McKinley III, S Oregon

108. Nicholas Petit-Frere, OT Ohio St.

109. Isaiah Likely, TE Coastal Carolina

110. Durrell Johnson, EDGE Liberty

111. Noah Daniels, CB TCU

112. Mike Rose, LB Iowa St.

113. Merlin Robertson, EDGE/LB Arizona St.

114. Payton Wilson, LB North Carolina St.

115. DeMarvion Overshown, LB Texas

116. Isaiah Pola-Mao, S USC

117. Zamir White, RB Georgia

118. DJ Dale, IDL Alabama

119. Demani Richardson, S Texas A&M

120. Phidarian Mathis, IDL Alabama

121. Christopher Hinton, IDL Michigan

122. Joseph Ngata, WR Clemson

123. Justin Eboigbe, IDL Alabama

124. Dominick Blaylock, WR Georgia

125. Ellis Brooks, LB Penn St.

126. Jadon Haselwood, WR Oklahoma

127. Ali Gaye, EDGE LSU

128. Aaron Hansford, LB Texas A&M

129. Jaelyn Duncan, OT Maryland

130. Eric Gray, RB Oklahoma

Top Schools by Top 130 NFL Prospects

Total Ohio St. prospects: 11

Total Alabama prospects: 10

Total Clemson prospects: 8

Total Georgia prospects: 8

Total Oklahoma prospects: 6

Total Texas A&M prospects: 6

Total Florida prospects: 4

Total Ole Miss prospects: 4

Total Penn St. prospects: 4

Total USC prospects: 4

Total Washington prospects: 4

Top Positions by Top 130 NFL Prospects

*Players with multiple positions count for both

Edge Rushers: 19

Offensive Tackles: 16

Wide Receivers: 16

Cornerbacks: 15

Linebackers: 15

Quarterbacks: 15

Interior Defensive Linemen: 10

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