How did every team do in the 2022 NFL Draft? This article ranks every team’s draft class from 32 up to the top spot.
The 2022 NFL Draft is in the books, and it lived up to its billing as the most unpredictable drafts in decades. A long time tradition continued, as a chorus of boos rang out while Roger Goodell officially announced that the Jacksonville Jaguars were on the clock. To the surprise of many, only one quarterback heard his name called on the first day, Kenny Pickett, who doesn’t have to move far at all as the Pittsburgh Steelers took him at pick 20. For the first time in the common draft era, there wasn’t a single running back or tight end taken in round one.
Trade after trade after trade kept everyone on their toes, especially from picks 11-23, where veteran wide receivers Marquise Brown and AJ Brown were moved to the Cardinals and Eagles, respectively. A record nine teams did not make their first pick until day two, leading to some extremely lopsided draft classes. I could keep going on and on, but the moral of the story is that this draft was unlike any others that came before it.
In this article, I get the dubious honor of grading each teams’ draft haul solely off of what it looks like on paper, along with my own projection for each respective class. Keep in mind, I am not a fortune teller and there will be some prospects that overachieve/underachieve, as they do each year.
I want every player to succeed, so anything negative said is not personal, and merely a prediction based on how I see it. I hope I am wrong when it comes to those. That generally goes without saying, but I wanted to highlight it before beginning this exercise. Now that that’s out of the way, check out where your team ranks as I grade all 32 draft hauls from the 2022 NFL Draft.