2022 NFL Draft Rankings: Best remaining players – and first-round hits and misses:

On Wednesday, we brought you our annual consensus draft prospect ranking based on lists from five sources: NFL.com:, ESPN:, Pro Football Focus:, CBS Sports: and: The Draft Network:. Now that the first round of the draft is behind us, here are the top 100 prospects still remaining.

Below the table, we’ll detail some hits (and misses) from Thursday night’s first-round picks.

Top 100 Prospects:
(Thru Rd 1, Pk 32)

Rk: Pos:
PosRnk:
Player:
School:
16: LB:
(1)
Nakobe Dean:
Georgia:
22: CB:
(4)
Andrew Booth Jr.
Clemson:
24: QB:
(1)
Malik Willis:
Liberty:
30: T:
(5)
Bernhard Raimann:
Cent. Michigan:
31: EDGE:
(6)
David Ojabo:
Michigan:
32: EDGE:
(7)
Boye Mafe:
Minnesota:
34: EDGE:
(8)
Arnold Ebiketie:
Penn St.
35: QB:
(3)
Matt Corral:
Mississippi:
37: S:
(4)
Jaquan Brisker:
Penn St.
39: QB:
(4)
Desmond Ridder:
Cincinnati:
40: CB:
(6)
Kyler Gordon:
Washington:
41: S:
(5)
Jalen Pitre:
Baylor:
42: RB:
(1)
Kenneth Walker III:
Michigan St.
43: WR:
(7)
Skyy Moore:
W. Michigan:
44: CB:
(7)
Roger McCreary:
Auburn:
46: DT:
(3)
Travis Jones:
Connecticut:
47: EDGE:
(9)
Logan Hall:
Houston:
48: WR:
(8)
George Pickens:
Georgia:
49: RB:
(2)
Breece Hall:
Iowa St.
50: WR:
(9)
Christian Watson:
N. Dakota St.
51: QB:
(5)
Sam Howell:
N. Carolina:
52: TE:
(1)
Trey McBride:
Colorado St.
53: EDGE:
(10)
Nik Bonitto:
Oklahoma:
55: EDGE:
(11)
Josh Paschal:
Kentucky:
56: DT:
(4)
DeMarvin Leal:
Texas A&M:
57: LB:
(4)
Christian Harris:
Alabama:
58: G:
(3)
Dylan Parham:
Memphis:
59: LB:
(5)
Chad Muma:
Wyoming:
60: DT:
(5)
Perrion Winfrey:
Oklahoma:
61: EDGE:
(12)
Cameron Thomas:
San Diego St.
62: LB:
(6)
Leo Chenal:
Wisconsin:
63: S:
(6)
Bryan Cook:
Cincinnati:
65: WR:
(10)
John Metchie III:
Alabama:
66: S:
(7)
Nick Cross:
Maryland:
67: T:
(7)
Daniel Faalele:
Minnesota:
68: DT:
(6)
Phidarian Mathis:
Alabama:
69: LB:
(7)
Troy Andersen:
Montana St.
70: G:
(5)
Darian Kinnard:
Kentucky:
71: TE:
(2)
Greg Dulcich:
UCLA:
72: EDGE:
(13)
Sam Williams:
Mississippi:
73: WR:
(11)
Jalen Tolbert:
S. Alabama:
74: CB:
(8)
Marcus Jones:
Houston:
75: T:
(8)
Nicholas Petit-Frere:
Ohio St.
76: EDGE:
(14)
Drake Jackson:
USC:
77: RB:
(3)
Isaiah Spiller:
Texas A&M:
78: LB:
(8)
Brian Asamoah:
Oklahoma:
79: EDGE:
(15)
Kingsley Enagbare:
S. Alabama:
80: WR:
(12)
Khalil Shakir:
Boise St.
81: G:
(6)
Sean Rhyan:
UCLA:
82: CB:
(9)
Tariq Woolen:
UTSA:
83: LB:
(9)
Channing Tindall:
Georgia:
84: T:
(9)
Abraham Lucas:
Washington St.
85: TE:
(3)
Jeremy Ruckert:
Ohio St.
86: LB:
(10)
Damone Clark:
LSU:
87: T:
(10)
Luke Goedeke:
Cent. 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:
W. Kentucky:
92: QB:
(6)
Carson Strong:
Nevada:
93: WR:
(15)
Alec Pierce:
Cincinnati:
94: S:
(9)
Alontae Taylor:
Tennessee:
95: S:
(10)
Cam Taylor-Britt:
Nebraska:
96: TE:
(4)
Cade Otton:
Washington:
97: RB:
(4)
Dameon Pierce:
Florida:
98: G:
(7)
Jamaree Salyer:
Georgia:
99: TE:
(5)
Jelani Woods:
Virginia:
100: C:
(2)
Luke Fortner:
Kentucky:
101: EDGE:
(17)
Myjai Sanders:
Cincinnati:
102: T:
(11)
Rasheed Walker:
Penn St.
103: CB:
(10)
Coby Bryant:
Cincinnati:
104: WR:
(16)
David Bell:
Purdue:
105: T:
(12)
Max Mitchell:
Louisiana:
106: T:
(13)
Zach Tom:
Wake Forest:
107: RB:
(5)
James Cook:
Georgia:
108: T:
(14)
Logan Bruss:
Wisconsin:
109: CB:
(11)
Joshua Williams:
Fayetteville St.
110: EDGE:
(18)
Dominique Robinson:
Miami (OH)
111: TE:
(6)
Isaiah Likely:
Coastal Carolina:
112: DT:
(7)
Matthew Butler:
Tennessee:
113: S:
(11)
JT Woods:
Baylor:
114: CB:
(12)
Zyon McCollum:
Sam Houston:
115: CB:
(13)
Martin Emerson:
Mississippi St.
116: S:
(12)
JoJo Domann:
Nebraska:
117: RB:
(6)
Zamir White:
Georgia:
118: G:
(8)
Ed Ingram:
LSU:
119: TE:
(7)
Charlie Kolar:
Iowa St.
120: RB:
(7)
Brian Robinson Jr.
Alabama:
121: RB:
(8)
Kyren Williams:
Our Lady:
122: S:
(13)
Damarri Mathis:
Pittsburgh:
123: CB:
(14)
Jalyn Armor-Davis:
Alabama:
124: C:
(3)
Dohnovan West:
Arizona St.
125: RB:
(9)
Pierre Strong Jr.
S. Dakota St.
126: EDGE:
(19)
Tyreke Smith:
Ohio St.
127: LB:
(11)
Brandon Smith:
Penn St.
128: CB:
(15)
Josh Jobe:
Alabama:
129: T:
(15)
Kellen Diesch:
Arizona St.
130: T:
(16)
Thayer Munford:
Ohio St.
131: CB:
(16)
Cordale Flott:
LSU:
132: C:
(4)
Cam Jurgens:
Nebraska:

The draft’s first overall pick was a bit of a surprise, as the Jacksonville Jaguars selected eighth-ranked Georgia edge rusher Travon Walker – but other teams quickly moved in. First-ranked EDGE Aidan Hutchinson went next – and all three of the top edge rushers were gone in the first five picks.

After Walker, other first-round reaches Ohio State wideout Chris Olave, Texas A&M guard Kenyon Green and Pitt quarterback Kenny Pickett – all of whom were taken eight spots ahead of expectation – and Boston College guard Zion Johnson, who went 12 spots early.

But reaches of that size are fairly common. The real head-scratchers of the opening round included the Washington Commanders’ pick of Penn State wideout Jahan Dotson – taken 22 spots early – along with two other big reaches: the Green Bay Packers taking Georgia linebacker Quay Walker a full round ahead of expectation and the New England Patriots selecting Chattanooga guard Cole Strange 35 picks early.

A few teams – including the Kansas City Chiefs – got some decent value. Team needs aside, Washington cornerback Trent McDuffie (whom Kansas City selected seven spots: after: expectation) was actually a slightly better value than Florida State edge rusher Jermaine Johnson II would have been. (We also now know that the Chiefs had assigned McDuffie a first-round grade – but we can only guess whether 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 traded back into the first round to get Utah linebacker Devin Lloyd.

But the Baltimore Ravens got the opening round’s best values. With their two selections, they got Notre Dame safety Kyle Hamilton 12 picks later than expected and Iowa center Tyler Linderbaum 13 picks after his consensus ranking would have indicated.

Good values ​​remain available. Going into the second round, the top six players were all expected to go 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 final first-round player to be selected. Ranked 13th going into the draft, he came off 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 left.

  • Second round: (50th overall – from Dolphins)
  • Second round: (62nd overall)
  • Third round: (103rd overall – special comp pick)
  • Fourth round: (135th overall)
  • Seventh round: (233rd overall – from Vikings)
  • Seventh round: (243rd overall – from Raiders through Patriots)
  • Seventh round: (251st overall)
  • Seventh round: (259th overall – regular comp pick)

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

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