2022 NFL Draft Notebook: Aidan Hutchinson Leads Final Big Board

2022 NFL Mock Draft prospect Aidan Hutchinson #97 of the Michigan Wolverines (Photo by Dylan Buell/Getty Images)
2022 NFL Mock Draft prospect Aidan Hutchinson #97 of the Michigan Wolverines (Photo by Dylan Buell/Getty Images) /
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Kenny Pickett is the top QB in the 2022 NFL Draft(Photo by Justin Berl/Getty Images) /


Most underrated: Cole Johnson

Most overrated:  Desmond Ridder

Sleeper: E.J. Perry

The player who had a breakout year: Kenny Pickett

2022 NFL Draft Quarterback Rankings

1. Kenny Pickett, Pittsburgh (first round)
2. Malik Willis, Liberty (first round)
3. Matt Corral, Ole Miss (first round)
4. Sam Howell, North Carolina (second round)
5. Desmond Ridder, Cincinnati (third round)
6. Carson Strong, Nevada (fourth round)
7. Kaleb Eleby, Western Michigan (sixth round)
8. Bailey Zappe, Western Kentucky (sixth round)
9. Cole Kelley, Southeastern Louisiana (seventh round)
10. Brock Purdy, Iowa State (seventh round)
11. E.J. Perry, Brown (free agent)
12. Cole Johnson, James Madison (free agent)
13. Chase Garbers, California (free agent)

Running Backs

Most underrated: Zamir White

Most overrated:  Isaiah Spiller

Sleeper: Dameon Pierce

The player who had a breakout year: Kenneth Walker III

2022 NFL Draft Running Back Rankings

1. Breece Hall, Iowa State, (second round)
2. Kenneth Walker, Michigan State (second round)
3. Kyren Williams, Notre Dame (fourth round)
4. Isaiah Spiller, Texas A&M (fourth round)
5. Zamir White, Georgia, (fourth round)
6. D’Vonte Price, FIU (fourth round)
7. Jerome Ford, Cincinnati (fourth round)
8. Dameon Pierce, Florida, (fifth round)
9. Brian Robinson, Alabama, (fifth round)
10. James Cook, Georgia, (fifth round)
11. Tyler Allgeier, BYU (fifth round)
12. Sincere McCormick, UTSA, (sixth round)
13. Pierre Strong Jr, South Dakota State, (sixth round)
14. Leddie Brown, West Virginia (sixth round)
15. Cam’Ron Harris, Miami (sixth round)
16. Rachaad White, Arizona State (sixth round)
17. CJ Verdell, Oregon, (sixth round)
18. Ronnie Rivers, Fresno State (sixth round)
19. Kennedy Brooks, Oklahoma, (seventh round)
20. Ty Chandler, North Carolina (seventh round)
21. Tyler Goodson, Iowa (seventh round)
22. Hassan Haskins, Michigan (free agent)
23. Tyler Badie, Missouri, (free agent)
24. Max Borghi, Washington State (free agent)
25. DeAndre Torrey, North Texas (free agent)


1. Connor Heyward, Michigan State (sixth round)
2. Abram Smith, Baylor (sixth round)
3. Chigoziem Okonkwo, Maryland (seventh round)
4. Jeremiah Hall, Oklahoma (seventh round)
5. Zander Horvath, Purdue, (seventh round)
6. John Chenal, Wisconsin (free agent)

Wide Receivers

Most underrated: Tré Turner

Most overrated: Treylon Burks

Sleeper: Charleston Rambo

The player who had a breakout year: Wan’Dale Robinson

2022 NFL Draft Wide Receiver Rankings

1. Drake London, USC (first round)
2. Chris Olave, Ohio State (first round)
3. Garrett Wilson, Ohio State (first round)
4. Jameson Williams, Alabama (first round)
5. George Pickens, Georgia (second round)
6. Wan’Dale Robinson, Kentucky (second round)
7. Jahan Dotson, Penn State (second round)
8. Jalen Tolbert, South Alabama (third round)
9. Treylon Burks, Arkansas (third round)
10. John Metchie III, Alabama (third round)
11. Skyy Moore, Western Michigan (third round)
12. Justyn Ross, Clemson (third round)
13. David Bell, Purdue (fourth round)
14. Calvin Austin III, Memphis (fourth round)
15. Christian Watson, North Dakota State (fourth round)
16. Tré Turner, Virginia Tech (fourth round)
17. Romeo Doubs, Nevada (fourth round)
18. Khalil Shakir, Boise State (fifth round)
19. Alec Pierce, Cincinnati (fifth round)
20. Tyquan Thornton, Baylor (fifth round)
21. Jaquarii Roberson, Wake Forest (sixth round)
22. Reggie Roberson Jr., SMU (sixth round)
23. Dai’Jean Dixon, Nicholls State (sixth round)
24. Bo Melton, Rutgers (sixth round)
25. Kyle Philips, UCLA (sixth round)
26. Ty Fryfogle, Indiana (sixth round)
27. Velus Jones Jr., Tennessee (seventh round)
28. Charleston Rambo, Miami (seventh round)
29. Jaivon Heiligh, Coastal Carolina (seventh round)
30. Lio’Undre Gallimore, Valdosta State (seventh round)
31. Jalen Virgil, Appalachian State (free agent)
32. Kevin Austin Jr, Notre Dame (free agent)
33. Jequez Ezzard, Sam Houston State (free agent)
34. Britain Covey, Utah (free agent)
35. Jerreth Sterns, Western Kentucky (free agent)
36. Emeka Emezie, North Carolina State (free agent)
37. Tay Martin, Oklahoma State (free agent)
38. Isaiah Weston, UNI (free agent)

Tight Ends

Most underrated: Cade Otton

Most overrated: Derrick Deese Jr

Sleeper: James Mitchell

The player who had a breakout year: Trey McBride

2022 NFL Draft Tight End Rankings

1. Cade Otton, Washington (second round)
2. Trey McBride, Colorado State (second round)
3. Jeremy Ruckert, Ohio State (fourth round)
4. Charlie Kolar, Iowa State, (fifth round)
5. Jelani Woods, Virginia (fifth round)
6. Greg Dulcich, UCLA (fifth round)
7. Jalen Wydermyer, Texas A&M (fifth round)
8. Jake Ferguson, Wisconsin (fifth round)
9. Cole Turner, Nevada (fifth round)
10. Isaiah Likely, Coastal Carolina (fifth round)
11. James Mitchell, Virginia Tech (fifth round)
12. Derrick Deese Jr, San Jose State (fifth round)
13. Daniel Bellinger, San Diego State (fifth round)
14. Grant Calcaterra, SMU (sixth round)
15. Austin Allen, Nebraska (sixth round)
16. Gerrit Prince, UAB (seventh round)
17. Nick Muse, South Carolina (free agent)

Offensive Tackle

Most underrated: Nicholas Petit-Frere

Most overrated: Evan Neal

Sleeper: Matt Waletzko

The player who had a breakout year: Ikem Ekwonu

2022 NFL Draft Offensive Tackle Rankings

1. Evan Neal, Alabama (first round)
2. Ikem Ekwonu, North Carolina State (first round)
3. Charles Cross, Mississippi State (first round)
4. Trevor Penning, UNI (first round)
5. Nicholas Petit-Frere, Ohio State (second round)
6. Bernhard Raimann, Central Michigan (second round)
7. Daniel Faalele, Minnesota (third round)
8. Max Mitchell, Louisiana (fourth round)
9. Bamidele Olaseni, Utah (fourth round)
10. Braxton Jones, Southern Utah (fourth round)
11. Rasheed Walker, Penn State (fifth round)
12. Abraham Lucas, Washington State (fifth round)
13. Matt Waletzko, North Dakota (fifth round)
14. Kellen Diesch, Arizona State (fifth round)
15. Austin Deculus, LSU (sixth round)
16. Obinna Eze, TCU (sixth round)
17. John Ojukwu, Boise State (seventh round)
18. Andrew Stueber, Michigan (seventh round)
19. Dare Rosenthal, Kentucky (free agent)
20. Nick Zakelj, Fordham (free agent)
21. Jordan Tucker, North Carolina (free agent)
22. Jack Snyder, San Jose State (free agent)

Offensive Guards

Most underrated: Cole Schneider

Most overrated: Josh Sills

Sleeper: Cordell Volson

The player who had a breakout year: Zion Johnson

2022 NFL Draft Offensive Guard Rankings

1. Zion Johnson, Boston College (first round)
2. Kenyon Green, Texas A&M (second round)
3. Darian Kinnard, Kentucky (second round)
4. Tyler Smith, Tulsa (third round)
5. Jamaree Salyer, Georgia (fourth round)
6. Spencer Burford, UTSA (fourth round)
7. Sean Rhyan, UCLA (fourth round)
8. Marquis Hayes, Oklahoma (fourth round)
9. Ed Ingram, LSU (fifth round)
10. Cade Mays, Tennessee (fifth round)
11. Cordell Volson, North Dakota State (fifth round)
12. Cole Strange, Chattanooga (fifth round)
13. Luke Goedeke, Central Michigan (fifth round)
14. Jean Delance, Florida (sixth round)
15. Justin Shaffer, Georgia (sixth round)
16. Cole Schneider, UCF (sixth round)
17. Marcus McKethan, North Carolina (seventh round)
18. Logan Bruss, Wisconsin (seventh round)
19. Thayer Munford, Ohio State (seventh round)
20. Chasen Hines, LSU (seventh round)
21. Lecitus Smith, Virginia Tech (seventh round)
22. Kyler Schott, Iowa (free agent)
23. Blaise Andries, Minnesota (free agent)
24. Ben Petrula, Boston College (free agent)
25. Ze’veyon Furcron, Southern Illinois (free agent)
26. Jaylon Thomas, SMU (free agent)


Most underrated: Luke Wattenberg

Most overrated: Alec Lindstrom

Sleeper: James Empey

The player who had a breakout year: Cam Jurgens

2022 NFL Draft Center Rankings

1. Tyler Linderbaum, Iowa (first round)
2. Dylan Parham, Memphis (fourth round)
3. Cam Jurgens, Nebraska (fifth round)
4. Luke Wattenberg, Washington (fifth round)
5. Dohnovan West, Arizona State (sixth round)
6. Xavier Newman-Johnson, Baylor (seventh round)
7, Alec Lindstrom, Boston College (free agent)
8. James Empey, BYU (free agent)
9. Doug Kramer, Illinois (free agent)
10. Dawson Deaton, Texas Tech (free agent)
11. Nick Ford, Utah (free agent)
12. Ben Brown, Ole Miss (free agent)