2022 NFL draft – Jeff Legwold ranks the highest 100 prospects

Any NFL draft with no quarterback on the high of the board is totally different from most editions of the annual affair, and that is the case this 12 months.

And not using a consensus quarterback you may hear extra divergent opinions about how the highest 20 picks will go when speaking to scouts, coaches and common managers across the league. It is an invite for variations of opinions amongst decision-makers, usually fairly hearty in any draft, to get a little bit larger.

In spite of everything, solely 4 occasions prior to now 15 drafts has a quarterback not been the No. 1 decide — Myles Garrett to the Cleveland Browns in 2017, Jadeveon Clowney to the Houston Texans in 2014, Eric Fisher to the Kansas City Chiefs in 2013 and Jake Lengthy to the Miami Dolphins in 2008.

If current historical past is a information, there will likely be a staff that's unable and unwilling to be affected person on the subject of drafting a quarterback. The primary quarterback of this class might come off the board throughout the high 10 picks, a lot sooner than even the staff that made the decide had him slotted.

With that in thoughts, we current the Jeff Legwold 100. It is not a mock draft, however as a substitute a rating of the highest 100 gamers, no matter place. As all the time, the highest quarterbacks will likely be chosen properly earlier than the place they've been slotted, as a result of there are all the time and without end two draft boards within the NFL — the quarterback board and the board for everyone else.

And as all the time, when you disagree with the rankings, you are not alone. However due to all who took the time to talk, reply my pile of questions and put up with this annual challenge, together with some who've put up with it for properly over three many years.

Notice: Greatest verified or electronically timed 40-yard-dash time in parentheses.

2022 NFL draft - Jeff Legwold ranks the highest 100 prospects 1. Evan Neal, T, Alabama, 6-foot-7 ½, 337 (DNR)

Neal performed left deal with, proper deal with and left guard throughout 40 profession begins within the SEC, which is essentially the most NFL-ready convention in school soccer. He is technically sound and fluid in his footwork. Within the uncommon situations a defender will get an early step on him, Neal has top-shelf restoration abilities. Whereas groups have divergent opinions on the place the highest three tackles are on this board, Neal is the clear No. 1 right here.

2022 NFL draft - Jeff Legwold ranks the highest 100 prospects 2. Ahmad Gardner, CB, Cincinnati, 6-2 ¾, 190 kilos (4.41)

Gardner got here inside an analysis eyelash of being No. 1. Past Gardner's uncommon bodily potential are his potential to keep up focus, fundamentals and footwork whereas being one of many least focused defensive backs in years. It speaks to some inside grit, motivation and satisfaction in your work. Put that in a participant who nonetheless broke up 24 passes, scored three touchdowns and runs 4.4, and that is some secret sauce. Oh, and he did not give up a landing go throughout his profession.

2022 NFL draft - Jeff Legwold ranks the highest 100 prospects 3. Kyle Hamilton, S, Notre Dame, 6-4 1/8, 220 (4.59)

Hamilton performs with the sort of vary and consciousness coveted in as we speak's NFL safeties. Hamilton had eight interceptions in 31 profession video games. He missed six video games this previous season due to a knee harm. Some quibble with the 40 time, however he might need led this draft class in how-did-he-get-there performs.

2022 NFL draft - Jeff Legwold ranks the highest 100 prospects 4. Ikem Ekwonu, T, NC State, 6-4, 310 (4.93)

Some personnel evaluators consider he is the No. 1 participant on this board. Ekwonu is actually one of the vital entertaining gamers for offensive line coaches, serving up extra pancakes than a truck cease. He is a robust finisher within the run recreation and nonetheless ascending on the developmental curve. All the things he does screams potential.

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Take a look at NFL draft prospect Aidan Hutchinson's relentless moments at Michigan as a defensive finish.

2022 NFL draft - Jeff Legwold ranks the highest 100 prospects 5. Aidan Hutchinson, DE, Michigan, 6-6 5/8, 260 (4.74)

One other participant many expertise evaluators have at No. 1 on the board, Hutchinson is so good he was the runner-up within the Heisman Trophy voting. He had 16.5 tackles for loss final season to go together with a school-record 14 sacks. He is highly effective, versatile, intense and has a knack for successful within the go rush with expert arms.

2022 NFL draft - Jeff Legwold ranks the highest 100 prospects 6. Travon Walker, DE, Georgia, 6-5. 272 (4.51)

Walker's run-down of Alabama huge receiver Agiye Hall 24 yards from the road of scrimmage within the nationwide championship recreation is perhaps the most effective one-play clip of any defensive participant on this draft. He has the rarest mixture of dimension, pace and quickness. If a defensive position coach can unlock a pass-rusher equal to what Walker can already do in shedding blocks within the run recreation, Walker will likely be a Professional Bowler.

2022 NFL draft - Jeff Legwold ranks the highest 100 prospects 7. Garrett Wilson, WR, Ohio State, 5-11 ¾, 183 (4.38)

Wilson must easy some tough edges in his routes however when he is in a battle for the ball, he wins — a ability way more priceless in evaluating future NFL wideouts than those that have merely run by way of open areas towards defenses unwilling to problem them. Wilson had 65 receptions final season with no defender inside 10 yards of him. He had 371 yards receiving within the closing three video games in 2021.

2022 NFL draft - Jeff Legwold ranks the highest 100 prospects 8. Nakobe Dean, ILB, Georgia, 5-11 ¼, 229 (DNR)

Dean is a little bit smaller than some personnel evaluators like at linebacker. However in as we speak's NFL, Dean's protection abilities, toughness and willingness to stay his nostril in as a tackler are coveted. He had shoulder surgical procedure in spring 2021 and did not run at his professional day or the mix due to a chest harm.

2022 NFL draft - Jeff Legwold ranks the highest 100 prospects 9. Jermaine Johnson II, DE, Florida State, 6-4 5/8, 254 (4.58)

Johnson was on a loaded Georgia protection till he transferred for the 2021 season. He had 70 tackles, 18 tackles for loss and 12 sacks this previous season at Florida State. He additionally did not downshift — in any respect — because the staff struggled. He has room to develop and the relentlessness to do it.

2022 NFL draft - Jeff Legwold ranks the highest 100 prospects 10. Devin Lloyd, ILB, Utah, 6-2 ¾, 237 (4.66)

With 201 tackles and 14.5 sacks mixed over the previous two seasons, in addition to 43 tackles for loss prior to now three seasons, Lloyd is likely one of the most efficient gamers on the board. He beats blocks, can play in protection and has performed each on the sting and at inside linebacker.

2022 NFL draft - Jeff Legwold ranks the highest 100 prospects 11. Kayvon Thibodeaux, DE, Oregon, 6-4, 254 (4.58)

Thibodeaux seems to be way more proficient and cozy setting the sting in run protection. Whereas Thibodeaux has all the attributes groups need, his approach does not but match his uncommon explosiveness within the go rush. He is not as fluid as a number of the greatest edge rushers in current drafts, however there's a lot, as in gobs, of potential if he will get to work.

2022 NFL draft - Jeff Legwold ranks the highest 100 prospects 12. Charles Cross, T, Mississippi State, 6-4 ¾, 307 (4.95)

Cross performs with immense energy — with game-over energy in his arms — and has an 81-inch arm span. He does not transfer as properly within the open as some tackles however performs with consistency, high quality approach and is calm when issues get dicey. He ought to be a walk-in starter.

2022 NFL draft - Jeff Legwold ranks the highest 100 prospects 13. Treylon Burks, WR, Arkansas, 6-2, 225 (4.55)

Burks seems to be higher on tape than how he examined this offseason, persistently successful matchups regardless of the place he lined up within the formation towards a number of the greatest defensive backs within the nation. Burks is a testomony to multisport growth, taking part in soccer, baseball and basketball in highschool. He was the primary Arkansas huge receiver since 2012 to high 1,000 yards in a season, with 1,104 yards on 66 catches in 2021.

2022 NFL draft - Jeff Legwold ranks the highest 100 prospects 14. Jordan Davis, DT, Georgia, 6-6 3/8, 341 (4.78)

Even the most-grizzled-40-doesn't-matter personnel government did a double take at Davis' 4.78 dash on the mix. The Outland Trophy winner will instantly have an effect towards the run given his tendency to show one-on-one blocks into confetti. He has a uncommon mixture of dimension and pace.

2022 NFL draft - Jeff Legwold ranks the highest 100 prospects 15. Tyler Linderbaum, C, Iowa, 6-2 1/8, 296 (DNR)

Linderbaum is an ideal match for groups with the zone run recreation of their offense. He's a former highschool wrestler who certified within the shot put on the Drake Relays. He didn't run on the mix or a professional day due to a foot harm he suffered within the Citrus Bowl, however he's a Day 1 starter.

2022 NFL draft - Jeff Legwold ranks the highest 100 prospects 16. Drake London, WR, USC, 6-3 7/8, 219 (DNR)

London's 2021 season ended early due to a fractured proper ankle, so he did not run a 40 on the mix, the Trojans' professional day or his personal professional day April 15. However he ought to transition to the league higher than many on the place due to his ball abilities and the savvy in his recreation.

2022 NFL draft - Jeff Legwold ranks the highest 100 prospects 17. Jameson Williams, WR, Alabama, 6-1 ½, 179 (DNR)

Williams tore the ACL in his left knee on Jan. 10 within the nationwide title recreation, so he has not been capable of work out for groups and can want restoration time heading into the season. He caught 15 passes in two seasons mixed at Ohio State earlier than transferring to Alabama. Williams will get to high pace rapidly and is a landing risk to attain, with 4 TDs of not less than 70 yards this previous season to guide Division I. He might want to enhance towards press protection within the NFL.

2022 NFL draft - Jeff Legwold ranks the highest 100 prospects 18. Trent McDuffie, CB, Washington, 5-10 ¾, 193 (4.44)

McDuffie performs with physicality and competes on each down, difficult each route. He persistently wins contested passes and can get entangled within the run protection. His consistency in man and zone coverages will make him a goal for a lot of within the opening spherical, as he is doubtless a walk-in starter.

2022 NFL draft - Jeff Legwold ranks the highest 100 prospects 19. Andrew Booth Jr., CB, Clemson, 6-0 ¼, 194 (DNR)

Sales space did not run on the mix or a professional day due to a thigh harm. Sales space performed 35 video games for the Tigers however was an ascending participant who made 11 of his 15 profession begins this previous season. His one-handed interception towards Virginia in 2020 is value a glance. He had 5 interceptions over his closing 20 video games.

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Chris Olave information a 4.39 on the 40-yard sprint on the NFL mix.

2022 NFL draft - Jeff Legwold ranks the highest 100 prospects 20. Chris Olave, WR, Ohio State, 6-0 3/8, 187 (4.39)

Arduous to consider the Buckeyes had Wilson, Olave and Williams in the identical huge receivers room in 2020. The phrase scouts use essentially the most when discussing Olave is “easy,” and when he broke 4.4 within the 40 on the mix it cemented his standing as somebody who ought to contribute early. Olave should get stronger to fend off the extra bodily NFL cornerbacks, however ought to be a high-volume receiver.

2022 NFL draft - Jeff Legwold ranks the highest 100 prospects 21. George Karlaftis, DE, Purdue, 6-3 ¾, 266 (4.71)

Karlaftis depends on energy and a high-effort strategy. He might want to diversify his strategy some towards extra highly effective linemen and preserve a little bit extra hole self-discipline at occasions. He completed his profession with 25.5 tackles for loss and 12.5 sacks in 27 video games.

2022 NFL draft - Jeff Legwold ranks the highest 100 prospects 22. Derek Stingley Jr., CB, LSU, 6-0 ¼, 190 (4.37)

If the calendar mentioned 2019, Stingley is perhaps a top-five decide. However it does not, and within the video games he performed over the previous two seasons he carried out properly beneath his potential in effort and outcomes. Stingley had a Lisfranc harm that required surgical procedure Sept. 26. At his greatest, he is a high prospect on this draft, however it has been two years since evaluators have seen his greatest.

2022 NFL draft - Jeff Legwold ranks the highest 100 prospects 23. Trevor Penning, T, Northern Iowa, 6-7 1/8, 325 (4.89)

Penning is hard and bodily, finishes performs and has good flexibility. He was a three-year starter and persistently received his matchups on the Senior Bowl practices. He'll, nevertheless, have to wash up the flags (16 this previous season) or defensive linemen will spend a lot of his rookie 12 months baiting him.

2022 NFL draft - Jeff Legwold ranks the highest 100 prospects 24. Daxton Hill, S, Michigan, 6-0 ¼, 191 (4.38)

There are some defensive backs coaches who consider Hill might be a full-time cornerback, or not less than initially line up because the nickel. He had 115 tackles over his previous two seasons mixed, so he is energetic to the ball and a prepared tackler. Hill broke up 16 passes over his closing 20 video games.

2022 NFL draft - Jeff Legwold ranks the highest 100 prospects 25. Devonte Wyatt, DT, Georgia, 6-2 7/8, 304 (4.77)

When Wyatt ran the 4.77 40, he pressured some evaluators to rethink the idea that he was a performance-over-traits participant. He doubtless matches higher in a one-gap system, not less than initially, the place his lateral quickness is a bonus. Wyatt's greatest soccer is in entrance of him, particularly within the go rush.

2022 NFL draft - Jeff Legwold ranks the highest 100 prospects 26. Bernhard Raimann, T, Central Michigan, 6-6 1/8, 303 (5.05)

Raimann, a local of Austria, was a decent finish in his first two seasons at Central Michigan earlier than switching to deal with in 2020, so the expansion potential is immense. He might use extra energy in his recreation however performs with the savvy and intuition of somebody who has been on the place far longer.

2022 NFL draft - Jeff Legwold ranks the highest 100 prospects 27. Quay Walker, ILB, Georgia, 6-3 ¾, 241 (4.52)

Some say that is too excessive for Walker, and he will not persistently make the splash performs. Belief your eyes, he understands what offenses are attempting to do, performs with recognition and is disciplined in his assignments. Walker waited his flip to play in a star-studded protection, with 15 of his 17 profession begins coming in 2021.

2022 NFL draft - Jeff Legwold ranks the highest 100 prospects 28. Kaiir Elam, CB, Florida, 6-0 ¾, 208 (4.39)

Elam had a greater 12 months in 2020 as a sophomore than he did this previous season, when he was a little bit too fast to seize receivers when he obtained in hassle. He had 5 of his six profession interceptions throughout his first two seasons. However Elam has the dimensions, pace and quickness to match up in man coverages as a rookie.

2022 NFL draft - Jeff Legwold ranks the highest 100 prospects 29. Malik Willis, QB, Liberty, 6-0 ½, 219 (DNR)

Willis will likely be chosen lengthy earlier than this, however he's QB1 on this board with the caveat of endurance. He'll doubtless want an extended runway to be prepared, however there's a lot to love about his potential, demeanor, uncommon arm and physicality. Willis wants to wash up some accuracy points, particularly in high-stress conditions.

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Todd McShay goes by way of the professionals and cons if a staff decides to draft Cincinnati quarterback Desmond Ridder.

2022 NFL draft - Jeff Legwold ranks the highest 100 prospects 30. Desmond Ridder, QB, Cincinnati, 6-3 3/8, 211 (4.52)

The extra you watch Ridder, the extra he seems to be like a future starter. There is a toughness, coronary heart and get-off-my-lawn edge in his recreation. These traits are extra necessary than pro-day throws towards no one. Ridder's staff received 44 of his profession begins, and he was 26-0 throughout his residence begins. He closed out his profession with 87 passing touchdowns and 28 dashing touchdowns.

2022 NFL draft - Jeff Legwold ranks the highest 100 prospects 31. Boye Mafe, OLB, Minnesota, 6-3 ¾, 261 (4.53)

Mafe will likely be drafted extra for what he might develop into than for his school manufacturing — 11.5 sacks in his closing two seasons mixed, with 13 begins in 19 video games. However he has uncommon explosiveness, and there's a productive NFL pass-rusher in him ready to emerge.

2022 NFL draft - Jeff Legwold ranks the highest 100 prospects 32. Arnold Ebiketie DE, Penn State, 6-2 3/8, 250 (4.65)

Ebiketie is way more adept within the go rush than setting the sting within the run recreation, however his potential to place tackles off stability at first contact within the rush — to go together with his nonstop effort — simply overpowers issues about run protection. Ebiketie performed three seasons at Temple earlier than ending with 18 tackles for loss and 9.5 sacks for the Nittany Lions in 2021.

2022 NFL draft - Jeff Legwold ranks the highest 100 prospects 33. Breece Hall, RB, Iowa State, 5-11 ¼, 217 (4.39)

Corridor is an meeting line for touchdowns, with 56 throughout his profession (50 dashing and 6 receiving). He will get the robust yards when it is a necessity and has the imaginative and prescient to search out the seams for the large play, with 5 touchdowns runs of not less than 70 yards in his profession. Corridor additionally had the most effective general exercises on the mix.

2022 NFL draft - Jeff Legwold ranks the highest 100 prospects 34. Jalen Pitre, S, Baylor, 5-11, 198 (4.44)

Defensive backs coaches say they need to coach Pitre. He understands what offenses need to do and routinely is across the ball, with 19 tackles for loss final season and 36 in his profession. The staff that appears previous his limitations in protection conditions and asks him to do what he does greatest will get a gem.

2022 NFL draft - Jeff Legwold ranks the highest 100 prospects 35. Roger McCreary, CB, Auburn, 5-11 3/8, 190 (4.50)

McCreary has a bodily edge to his recreation, so he is much better when he can match up on receivers on the line of scrimmage. McCreary had 37 passes defensed and 6 interceptions over the previous three seasons.

2022 NFL draft - Jeff Legwold ranks the highest 100 prospects 36. Trey McBride, TE, Colorado State, 6-3 5/8, 246 (4.53)

It's a deep class of tight ends, and the way they're chosen will likely be decided by what a staff is trying so as to add. McBride, the Mackey Award winner, had 112 receptions throughout his closing 16 video games, 90 in 12 video games this previous season. McBride is a prepared blocker however must easy tough edges in his approach. The quibble for some is just one landing in 2021 regardless of all of the receptions, however he cannot throw himself the ball within the pink zone.

2022 NFL draft - Jeff Legwold ranks the highest 100 prospects 37. Tyler Smith, T, Tulsa, 6-4 5/8, 324 (5.02)

It is doable any person strikes Smith to protect initially to get him on the sphere faster as a result of he's an upper-tier steamroller within the run recreation. Smith overpowers defenders so typically, however he does not all the time have his footwork in go safety. There's an excessive amount of potential right here for Smith to attend lengthy to listen to his title on Day 2.

2022 NFL draft - Jeff Legwold ranks the highest 100 prospects 38. Jahan Dotson, WR, Penn State, 5-10 5/8, 178 (4.43)

Dotson will contribute rapidly within the slot or in bunch units to maintain cornerbacks from pushing him round earlier than he will get his launch. He had a 242-yard receiving recreation towards Maryland in 2021 and is likely one of the greatest returners on the board, with a ridiculous 24.6-yard punt-return common in 2020.

2022 NFL draft - Jeff Legwold ranks the highest 100 prospects 39. Zion Johnson, G, Boston Faculty, 6-2 5/8, 312 (5.18)

Johnson began some video games at left deal with, together with 11 in 2020, however he initiatives as a power-first guard within the league. He finishes blocks with loads of zest and often causes defenders some concern at first contact. His footwork in go safety might want to enhance, particularly towards a number of the faster inside gamers.

2022 NFL draft - Jeff Legwold ranks the highest 100 prospects 40. Kenyon Green, G, Texas A&M, 6-3 7/8, 323 (5.24)

Inexperienced began video games at 4 totally different positions on the road final season alone — all however middle — however initiatives as a guard who might play at deal with if wanted. He is a robust presence within the run recreation who persistently stalls pass-rushers together with his preliminary punch.

2022 NFL draft - Jeff Legwold ranks the highest 100 prospects 41. David Ojabo, OLB, Michigan, 6-4, 250 (4.55)

Ojabo, who ruptured the Achilles tendon in his left foot throughout his professional day exercise final month, might be chosen properly above this level. Nonetheless, the mixture of labor wanted to easy a few of his tough edges mixed together with his harm restoration might nudge him down the board. He had 11 sacks in 2021 and has astounding bodily potential and upside.

2022 NFL draft - Jeff Legwold ranks the highest 100 prospects 42. Matt Corral, QB, Ole Miss, 6-1 5/8, 212 (DNR)

Corral would require evaluators to search out the participant he can develop into after peeling away the advantages of the scheme he performed in. There's a top-level quickness to his recreation, each as a runner and in how he delivers the ball. However Corral takes far an excessive amount of punishment for a participant his dimension, and that may be a tricky lesson as a professional.

2022 NFL draft - Jeff Legwold ranks the highest 100 prospects 43. Kyler Gordon, CB, Washington, 5-11 ½, 194 (4.52)

Twelve of Gordon's 14 profession begins got here final season, and a few elements of his recreation are uncooked. However his bodily potential is obvious and he is on the upswing, as he confirmed an enormous bounce in his degree of play from 2020 to 2021. He knocked down 9 passes and intercepted two this previous season.

2022 NFL draft - Jeff Legwold ranks the highest 100 prospects 44. Christian Harris, ILB, Alabama, 6-0 ½, 226 (4.44)

He performed 41 video games over three seasons in an elite program with an extended historical past of NFL defenders. Harris had 27 tackles for loss and 10 sacks in his profession and had three seasons with not less than 63 tackles. He performed inside a lot for the Tide however has the look of an out of doors linebacker within the NFL.

2022 NFL draft - Jeff Legwold ranks the highest 100 prospects 45. Kenny Pickett, QB, Pittsburgh, 6-3 3/8, 217 (4.73)

Pickett will not wait this lengthy to listen to his title referred to as, and his manufacturing is plain — 12,303 profession passing yards and 13,112 yards of complete offense. He must work by way of footwork points and impatience within the pocket, typically when there isn't a purpose for it, that result in accuracy points.

2022 NFL draft - Jeff Legwold ranks the highest 100 prospects 46. Travis Jones, DT, UConn, 6-4 3/8, 325 (4.92)

Jones persistently creates inside stress within the go rush and made essentially the most of his week on the Senior Bowl. He does not have the explosiveness off the snap some defensive position coaches covet, however as soon as the play begins he persistently collapses issues and performs with self-discipline on the level of assault.

2022 NFL draft - Jeff Legwold ranks the highest 100 prospects 47. Nik Bonitto, OLB, Oklahoma, 6-3, 248 (4.54)

Bonitto ought to contribute instantly as a spot rusher, given his bodily potential, flexibility and quickness off the snap. Bonitto had 32 tackles for loss throughout his profession with the Sooners — 25.5 the previous two seasons mixed — to go together with 18.5 sacks over the previous three seasons. He will get overpowered within the run recreation at occasions however has an excessive amount of to supply as an impression rusher.

2022 NFL draft - Jeff Legwold ranks the highest 100 prospects 48. Lewis Cine, S, Georgia, 6-2 ¼. 199 (4.37)

Oh, hey, one other Georgia defender. Cine performs with toughness and physicality, as he routinely finishes performs with an exclamation level. He'll want the appropriate match within the NFL by way of what's requested of him in protection, however he has dimension, elite pace and keenness in his play.

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Take a look at the most effective highlights that contributed to a standout season for Michigan State's Kenneth Walker III.

2022 NFL draft - Jeff Legwold ranks the highest 100 prospects 49. Kenneth Walker III, RB, Michigan State, 5-9 ¼, 211 (4.38)

Walker performed one season for the Spartans after 20 video games over two seasons at Wake Forest. He had eight 100-yard video games in 2021 because the Massive Ten's Offensive Participant of the Yr and 4 video games of not less than 172, together with a 197-yard, five-touchdown effort towards Michigan. He fumbled simply as soon as final season in 276 touches.

2022 NFL draft - Jeff Legwold ranks the highest 100 prospects 50. Christian Watson, WR, North Dakota State, 6-4 1/8, 208 (4.36)

Watson is likely one of the prospects who benefitted essentially the most from per week on the Senior Bowl, as evaluators noticed him match up with a number of the draft's greatest defensive backs. Watson gives greater than he was requested to do as largely a down-the-field risk in North Dakota State's offense. Watson is an extended strider with elite high pace. He has return abilities to go together with 57 performs in his school profession of not less than 20 yards.

2022 NFL draft - Jeff Legwold ranks the highest 100 prospects 51. Logan Hall, DE, Houston, 6-6 1/8, 283 (4.88)

He had elbow surgical procedure to shut out the 2021 season, however he did a partial exercise on the scouting mix. Corridor confirmed a much bigger number of strikes in pass-rush conditions than lots of his friends and will contribute rapidly. He doesn't fare as properly at occasions in run protection.

2022 NFL draft - Jeff Legwold ranks the highest 100 prospects 52. Jaquan Brisker, S, Penn State, 6-1 3/8, 199 (4.49)

The one 40-yard sprint he ran on the mix was one (4.49 earlier than he mentioned his again tightened up), and evaluators know he performed with a shoulder harm at occasions in 2021. His ability set in protection matches as we speak's NFL and can get him on the sphere rapidly.

2022 NFL draft - Jeff Legwold ranks the highest 100 prospects53. Skyy Moore, WR, Western Michigan, 5-9 5/8, 195 (4.41)

His draft place will likely be impacted by how groups separate his top-shelf manufacturing (1,292 yards receiving in 2021, 1,680 yards receiving over his closing 17 video games) in addition to his knack to interrupt tackles. A slight concern? He does not all the time create the sort of separation coming out and in of his breaks he should within the NFL.

2022 NFL draft - Jeff Legwold ranks the highest 100 prospects54. Daniel Faalele, T, Minnesota, 6-8, 384 (5.61)

Faalele, a local of Australia, has performed soccer since 2017 and didn't play in 2020 (opting out), so he has 4 years within the recreation. He's the draft's largest participant, with loads of room to develop in his approach and understanding of the place. Faalele will want work in go safety, particularly towards a number of the quick-burst pace rushers, however the energy recreation already fits him.

2022 NFL draft - Jeff Legwold ranks the highest 100 prospects 55. Isaiah Spiller, RB, Texas A&M, 6-0 3/8, 217 (4.62)

Some will not like his 40 time, however he did not run a 40 on the mix due to a hamstring harm and ran the 4.62 at his professional day. On his aspect of the ledger, nevertheless, are three 900-yard dashing seasons and his potential impression as a receiver.

2022 NFL draft - Jeff Legwold ranks the highest 100 prospects 56. Perrion Winfrey, DT, Oklahoma, 6-3 5/8, 290 (4.89)

Winfrey ran one 40 on the mix earlier than injuring his left hamstring, however groups had already seen the mayhem he prompted blockers on the Senior Bowl. At his greatest, Winfrey is a extremely disruptive defender who made greater than 40% of his tackles behind the road of scrimmage (17 of 42 in his two seasons). However there are additionally intervals of inactivity (11 solo tackles in 12 video games), and he's hardly ever first off the ball.

2022 NFL draft - Jeff Legwold ranks the highest 100 prospects 57. Bryan Cook, S, Cincinnati, 6-0 ¾, 206 (DNR)

Prepare dinner, who suffered a left shoulder harm in November and had surgical procedure after the season, didn't work out on the mix or at his professional day. He's a former cornerback whose physicality alongside the road of scrimmage and skill in protection — he performed as a slot defender amongst his many duties — will make him a preferred prospect.

2022 NFL draft - Jeff Legwold ranks the highest 100 prospects58. Josh Paschal, DE, Kentucky, 6-2 5/8, 268 (4.77)

He's the one three-time, full-season captain in Kentucky's historical past. With one of many longest résumés on the board, with 52 video games (37 begins) and 37 profession tackles for loss, Paschal ought to contribute instantly as a nickel rusher. He persistently wins off the snap and performs with loads of grit.

2022 NFL draft - Jeff Legwold ranks the highest 100 prospects 59. Sam Williams, OLB, Ole Miss, 6-3 5/8, 261 (4.46)

On one hand, he's a participant who struggled, and mightily at that, towards the run. Alternatively, Williams is a 261-pound human who ran a 4.46 40-yard sprint with 22.5 profession sacks, together with 12.5 and 4 pressured fumbles this previous season. Ask him to hurry the passer, work on the remainder, and he performs instantly.

2022 NFL draft - Jeff Legwold ranks the highest 100 prospects 60. Phidarian Mathis, DT, Alabama, 6-4 ¼, 310 (DNR)

He did not run on the mix after which advised scouts he wouldn't run at his professional day due to a hamstring harm. An influence participant who initiatives as a nostril deal with within the NFL, Mathis has been coached properly and performs a extra superior recreation than lots of his friends. Mathis had 12 tackles for loss in 2021 to go together with 9 sacks. He figures to be extra of an early-down participant as a professional.

2022 NFL draft - Jeff Legwold ranks the highest 100 prospects 61. John Metchie III, WR, Alabama, 5-11 ¼, 187 (DNR)

Metchie tore the ACL in his left knee within the SEC championship, and his restoration will impression his rookie season. He initiatives as a slot receiver with craftiness in his routes and elusiveness when he has the ball. He had 1,142 yards receiving in 2021. Metchie was born in Taiwan and lived in Ghana and Canada earlier than coming to the U.S. in highschool.

2022 NFL draft - Jeff Legwold ranks the highest 100 prospects 62. DeMarvin Leal, DE, Texas A&M, 6-3 7/8, 283 (5.00)

Leal is a prospect who entered the 2021 season way more extremely ranked. Among the drop is attributed to the work others did to maneuver up, and a few has to do together with his efficiency towards gamers like Neal and Cross. At his greatest he beats blocks and creates havoc, however some within the league consider they only did not see sufficient of his greatest this previous season. Discovering the appropriate place for Leal could take a while.

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Take a look at the most effective highlights that contributed to a stellar school profession for Georgia's George Pickens.

2022 NFL draft - Jeff Legwold ranks the highest 100 prospects 63. George Pickens, WR, Georgia, 6-3 ¼, 195 (4.47)

He tore the ACL in his proper knee in spring drills final 12 months and performed 4 video games this previous season. The scouts who like Pickens actually like him, and people who quibble a bit surprise if he is bodily sufficient to persistently win the ball in contested conditions. He averaged 15 yards per catch throughout his Georgia profession, 21.4 per catch in restricted responsibility final season (4 video games, 5 receptions).

2022 NFL draft - Jeff Legwold ranks the highest 100 prospects 64. Channing Tindall, ILB, Georgia, 6-1 7/8, 230 (4.47)

Tindall does not all the time play to his top-end pace, however when he does, the potential is simple to see. When he commits and is decisive in his actions, he has uncommon athleticism. He began one 12 months within the ridiculously loaded Bulldogs protection however completed with 67 tackles, 7.5 tackles for loss in 2021.

2022 NFL draft - Jeff Legwold ranks the highest 100 prospects 65. Brian Asamoah, ILB, Oklahoma, 6-0 1/4, 226 (4.56)

He is 4 inches shorter however six kilos heavier than Hamilton, who's the highest security on the board, so some evaluators see a tweener linebacker/security. He's explosive in his pursuit of the ball, and 56% of his tackles had been solo efforts. Particular groups coaches will take observe.

2022 NFL draft - Jeff Legwold ranks the highest 100 prospects 66. Nick Petit-Frere, T, Ohio State, 6-5 1/8, 316 (5.14)

Among the many high tackles on this draft board, Petit-Frere carries a number of the “yeah, however” caveats. He began video games at each left and proper deal with for the Buckeyes and initiatives, not less than initially, as a left deal with within the NFL. However there are some elements of his recreation that want consideration, together with holding his floor towards energy within the go rush.

2022 NFL draft - Jeff Legwold ranks the highest 100 prospects67. Tariq Woolen, CB, Texas-San Antonio, 6-4 1/8, 205 (4.26)

He's a transformed huge receiver who has performed cornerback solely for the reason that closing recreation of the 2019 season. Woolen has elite pace (his 40 was tied for the fourth quickest in mix historical past) and a defensive lineman-like arm span of 79 inches. He carries some uncertainty, but in addition a lot potential.

2022 NFL draft - Jeff Legwold ranks the highest 100 prospects68. Sam Howell, QB, North Carolina, 6-0 5/8, 218 (DNR)

He set the college document for complete offense with 11,292 yards, together with three 3,000-yard passing seasons to go together with an 828-yard dashing season in 2021. His accuracy, particularly when he tries to place some warmth on the ball, goes to want consideration, as will his penchant for taking too many hits.

2022 NFL draft - Jeff Legwold ranks the highest 100 prospects69. Darian Kinnard, T/G, Kentucky, 6-5 3/8, 322 (5.31)

Scouts will all the time elevate the pink flag on a lineman who spends an excessive amount of time on the bottom, and Kinnard will get knocked off his toes too typically on the inside. He's extra doubtless a guard initially after three seasons as a deal with at Kentucky, however when his footwork is correct and he latches on, he finishes blocks with energy.

2022 NFL draft - Jeff Legwold ranks the highest 100 prospects 70. Cade Otton, TE, Washington, 6-5, 247 (DNR)

He missed two video games final season with a left foot/ankle harm, which additionally saved him from figuring out on the mix and the Huskies' professional day. In a deep class of tight ends, Otton is likely one of the greatest receiver/blocker combos due to his exact routes that persistently create separation.

2022 NFL draft - Jeff Legwold ranks the highest 100 prospects71. Nick Cross, S, Maryland, 6-0 ¼, 212 (4.34)

He has mentioned he did not begin taking part in soccer till his freshman 12 months in highschool and initially realized the sport from YouTube movies. Cross gives a uncommon size-speed mixture on the place and will proceed to enhance. He completed the 2021 season with 67 tackles, three interceptions and two pressured fumbles.

2022 NFL draft - Jeff Legwold ranks the highest 100 prospects 72. Jeremy Ruckert, TE, Ohio State, 6-5 ½, 252 (DNR)

Like many Ohio State tight ends who got here earlier than him, Ruckert wasn't a high-volume choice within the Buckeyes' offense — 54 profession receptions in 4 seasons. However he is proven good arms and is a ready-made blocker with loads of toughness. He didn't run on the mix or Ohio State's professional day due to a left foot harm.

2022 NFL draft - Jeff Legwold ranks the highest 100 prospects73. Marcus Jones, CB, Houston, 5-8, 174 (DNR)

He had surgical procedure on his proper shoulder following the season and several other weeks later had surgical procedure on his left shoulder, leading to an lack of ability to work out for groups. Jones is an athletic slot cornerback who gives high-end return abilities. He had two kickoff return touchdowns this previous season.

2022 NFL draft - Jeff Legwold ranks the highest 100 prospects74. Dominique Robinson, OLB, Miami (Ohio), 6-4 7/8, 253 (4.72)

Robinson was a prep quarterback who arrived at Miami as a large receiver and moved to protection in 2020. With the appropriate teaching and a little bit endurance, he has the potential to be an impression rusher. He had two sacks in 2020, 4.5 this previous season and has proven the sort of bend/flexibility that might end in larger manufacturing.

2022 NFL draft - Jeff Legwold ranks the highest 100 prospects75. Troy Andersen, LB, Montana State, 6-3 ½, 243 (4.42)

A novel athletic profile that features prep state titles within the 100- and 200-meter dashes, first-team All-Massive Sky Convention quarterback his sophomore season and Massive Sky Defensive Participant of the Yr final season with 150 tackles. Andersen had the uncommon mixture of a sack and 102 dashing yards with two touchdowns throughout the identical recreation in 2019.

2022 NFL draft - Jeff Legwold ranks the highest 100 prospects 76. Jamaree Salyer, G, Georgia, 6-3, 321 (DNR)

Salyer performed in any respect 5 spots on the offensive line throughout his profession with the Bulldogs, together with 9 begins at left deal with in 2020 to go together with 11 begins at left deal with this previous season. He initiatives as a guard or proper deal with. He has confirmed versatility for the most effective staff in the most effective convention final season.

2022 NFL draft - Jeff Legwold ranks the highest 100 prospects77. Chad Muma, ILB, Wyoming, 6-2 ¾, 239 (4.63)

His draft place could rely upon which particular groups coach within the league lobbies the loudest. Muma is a extremely productive participant who had 129 tackles final season. He does get caught leaning on some misdirection performs and pre-snap movement.

2022 NFL draft - Jeff Legwold ranks the highest 100 prospects78. Jalen Tolbert, WR, South Alabama, 6-1 1/8, 194 (4.49)

He was a three-sport athlete in highschool earlier than he missed his freshman season with the Jaguars due to a knee harm. Tolbert's 143-yard effort towards Tennessee this previous season has gotten loads of consideration within the draft windup. He had six video games final season with not less than 140 yards.

2022 NFL draft - Jeff Legwold ranks the highest 100 prospects79. Cameron Thomas, DE, San Diego State, 6-4 1/8, 267 (DNR)

He did not work out on the mix or his professional day as a consequence of a left hamstring harm. General, Thomas does not have the explosiveness of different rushers on this class and must get stronger on the level of assault when he is squared up on a blocker. However his 20.5 tackles for loss this previous season are value an extended look, as he routinely dominated the linemen he confronted.

2022 NFL draft - Jeff Legwold ranks the highest 100 prospects80. DeAngelo Malone, OLB, Western Kentucky, 6-3 ¼, 243 (4.56)

With an added COVID-19 season, Malone turned certainly one of three gamers in program historical past to earn 5 letters. He was barely lighter at his professional day (239 kilos) than he was on the mix. His recreation video reveals a participant who understands leverage towards larger blockers within the go rush. Malone's manufacturing — 49.5 tackles for loss over his closing 39 video games and 34 sacks — deserves an extended look.

2022 NFL draft - Jeff Legwold ranks the highest 100 prospects81. Leo Chenal, ILB, Wisconsin, 6-2 5/8, 250 (4.53)

Chenal has a tricky, bodily presence and is likely one of the greatest run-defenders on the board. He'll want the appropriate scheme match given he isn't practically as proficient in protection as some others, however defensive coordinators who hold him busy with what he does greatest will likely be rewarded. Chenal had 115 tackles, 18.5 tackles for loss and eight sacks final season and 42 tackles for loss over the previous two seasons.

2022 NFL draft - Jeff Legwold ranks the highest 100 prospects82. Cole Strange, G, Tennessee-Chattanooga, 6-4 7/8, 307 (5.03)

Unusual began two video games at left deal with final season, and a recreation at middle in 2019, however he spent nearly all of his time at left guard. He ought to match properly in a scheme that places him on the transfer. He wants some further play energy as he grows into the NFL however might play rapidly in a zone scheme.

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2022 NFL draft - Jeff Legwold ranks the highest 100 prospects 83. Coby Bryant, CB, Cincinnati, 6-1 3/8, 193 (4.54)

The Thorpe Award winner does not have the top-end pace a number of the different cornerbacks on the board, however coaches love his all-business strategy. Bryant stayed busy reverse Gardner within the Bearcats' protection given few challenged Gardner in a significant method. Bryant performed an astounding 63 video games throughout his profession — with an added COVID-19 season. He had 51 begins and completed with 10 profession interceptions.

2022 NFL draft - Jeff Legwold ranks the highest 100 prospects84. Dylan Parham, G, Memphis, 6-2 5/8, 311 (4.93)

He began video games at each guard spots in addition to proper deal with and initiatives as a guard within the NFL. Parham performs with consciousness and makes good choices on the transfer. In the appropriate offense, he'll contribute rapidly.

2022 NFL draft - Jeff Legwold ranks the highest 100 prospects85. Max Mitchell, T, Louisiana, 6-6¼, 307 (5.32)

Mitchell is a participant with lengthy arms who began video games at left and proper deal with. He routinely shocks rushers together with his preliminary contact and performs with an edge. Mitchell additionally has an extended résumé, with 51 video games performed over 4 seasons.

2022 NFL draft - Jeff Legwold ranks the highest 100 prospects86. Kingsley Enagbare, OLB, South Carolina, 6-3 ¾, 258 (4.87)

Ask a scout about Enagbare and the primary two phrases you hear more often than not are “heavy arms.” That is why, regardless of testing numbers that are not all that noteworthy, he persistently strikes blockers off their spots. Some within the league could ask him so as to add some weight and be a defensive finish in a 3-4 or an inside rusher in some specialty packages.

2022 NFL draft - Jeff Legwold ranks the highest 100 prospects87. Kerby Joseph, S, Illinois, 6-1, 203 (DNR)

Joseph was the primary Illini security since 1989 to earn first-team All-Massive Ten honors, and he did it in his one full season as a starter. A late bloomer, he elected to not run a 40 on the mix or his professional day. He has top-level ball abilities, is easy in protection and has the size (a 79½-inch arm span) of a lineman.

2022 NFL draft - Jeff Legwold ranks the highest 100 prospects88. Wan'Dale Robinson, WR, Kentucky, 5-8, 178 (4.44)

With the appropriate teaching, Robinson ought to rapidly produce massive performs. He runs with imaginative and prescient and works his method by way of crowds of defenders with elusiveness. He performed one season at Kentucky (after two years at Nebraska) and was second within the SEC in receiving yards in 2021 with 1,334.

2022 NFL draft - Jeff Legwold ranks the highest 100 prospects89. Dameon Pierce, RB, Florida, 5-9 5/8, 218 (4.59)

Play after play it is clear Pierce ought to have had way over his 100 carries in 2021 and 106 in 2020. He is robust, bodily, has good imaginative and prescient and finishes runs with intent. It's certainly one of school soccer's nice mysteries why he did not have greater than 13 carries in any recreation final season and had eight or fewer in 10 video games.

2022 NFL draft - Jeff Legwold ranks the highest 100 prospects90. Greg Dulcich, TE, UCLA, 6-4, 243 (4.69)

A former walk-on huge receiver for the Bruins, Dulcich developed into a top quality prospect within the passing recreation at tight finish. Much more proficient as a receiver than a blocker in the mean time, he had two 100-yard receiving video games final season and two 100-yard video games (throughout a seven-game season) in 2020.

2022 NFL draft - Jeff Legwold ranks the highest 100 prospects 91. Martin Emerson, CB, Mississippi State, 6-1 5/8, 201 (4.53)

Emerson has attain and fluidity in his recreation that has some defensive backs coaches saying he is worthy of a second-round decide. Some will level to 1 profession interception — none prior to now two seasons — and say he was too content material to knock away 16 passes throughout his profession as a substitute of turning extra into picks.

2022 NFL draft - Jeff Legwold ranks the highest 100 prospects 92. Drake Jackson, OLB, USC, 6-2 5/8, 254 (DNR)

He's a developmental prospect who weighed 254 on the scouting mix after which bulked as much as 273 at his professional day. Some evaluators consider Jackson ought to have performed heavier this previous season. He reveals the sort of bend and flex within the go rush that's coveted, however had seven sacks prior to now two seasons mixed.

2022 NFL draft - Jeff Legwold ranks the highest 100 prospects93. Carson Strong, QB, Nevada, 6-3 3/8, 226 (DNR)

Some groups will resolve Sturdy's proper knee is just too massive of a medical concern to place him on the board within the first three rounds. On the Senior Bowl, Sturdy referred to as it osteochondritis dissecans, a joint situation that may trigger ache and hinder movement. He is had two surgical procedures on the knee that required pins for the reason that 2020 season ended, however carried out in Cell on the Senior Bowl with no brace. Sturdy has one of many largest arms on the board and an easy launch that's value an extended look.

2022 NFL draft - Jeff Legwold ranks the highest 100 prospects 94. Damone Clark, ILB, LSU, 6-2 ½, 239 (4.57)

One other productive participant with a medical concern. Clark had a herniated disc in his again flagged on the mix and has since had surgical procedure that places his rookie season in query. Others have performed after related procedures, so his draft standing will rely upon the medical grade every staff provides him. Clark's 135 tackles — 15.5 for loss — in 2021 make a robust argument in his favor.

2022 NFL draft - Jeff Legwold ranks the highest 100 prospects 95. Calvin Austin III, WR, Memphis, 5-7 ¾, 170 (4.32)

The tape measure says he is undersized, however his on-field braveness and manufacturing say in any other case. Austin had back-to-back 1,000-yard receiving seasons, averaged 21.1 yards per keep it up eight dashing makes an attempt throughout his profession and gives a number of the greatest punt return abilities on this draft board.

2022 NFL draft - Jeff Legwold ranks the highest 100 prospects 96. Abraham Lucas, T, Washington State, 6-6 3/8, 315 (4.92)

His athleticism hasn't but translated to consistency within the run recreation, however Lucas' work in go safety is greater than ok for a Day 2 look. Some offensive line coaches consider he is perhaps a guard sooner or later, however he initiatives with no consideration deal with initially. A sturdy, athletic participant who began in all 4 of his seasons.

2022 NFL draft - Jeff Legwold ranks the highest 100 prospects97. Isaiah Likely, TE, Coastal Carolina, 6-4 ½, 245 (4.83)

His potential could not match the thrill over his potential to be a top quality presence in a locker room. Doubtless's on the upswing as a participant, with 12 of his 27 profession touchdowns coming final season and with a top quality week on the Senior Bowl.

2022 NFL draft - Jeff Legwold ranks the highest 100 prospects98. Luke Goedeke, T, Central Michigan, 6-5, 312 (DNR)

He didn't run at both the mix or his professional day due to a hamstring harm, however he did undergo offensive line drills on campus and drew high quality critiques. He started his school profession as a decent finish, moved to deal with and should find yourself a guard. Goedeke performs with an edge and there is an consciousness in his recreation.

2022 NFL draft - Jeff Legwold ranks the highest 100 prospects99. Alontae Taylor, CB, Tennessee, 6-0 1/8, 199 (4.36)

Taylor is a participant whom particular groups coaches will pound the proverbial desk for given he is likely one of the greatest punt cowl gamers on the draft board. He's snug in press man or zone coverages and has elite pace.

2022 NFL draft - Jeff Legwold ranks the highest 100 prospects100. Isaiah Weston, WR, Northern Iowa, 6-3 ½, 214 (4.42)

By the years, No. 100 is not all the time the A hundredth-best participant, however somebody who deserves a little bit extra consideration. Previous No. 100s have included huge receiver Brandon Marshall, linebacker Shaquem Griffin, linebacker Davion Taylor (chosen at No. 103 by Philadelphia in 2020) and final 12 months, Malcolm Koonce, who was swept up by the Raiders at No. 79. Weston did not simply flip heads together with his mix exercise, he spun them round as evaluators had been pressured to return and look why he had six video games this previous season with two or fewer receptions. He missed the 2018 season with a knee harm and had two seasons — no video games in 2020 and three video games performed within the spring of 2021 — disrupted by COVID-19.

Shut, however not fairly: Kellen Diesch, T, Arizona State; Myjai Sanders, DE, Cincinnati; Lecitus Smith, G, Virginia Tech; Logan Bruss, G, Wisconsin; Charlie Kolar, TE, Iowa State; Brian Robinson, RB, Alabama; Tycen Anderson, S, Toledo; Jelani Woods, TE, Virginia; Justyn Ross, WR, Clemson; Khalil Shakir, WR, Boise State; JoJo Domann, LB, Nebraska; Zach Tom, C, Wake Forest; James Cook, RB, Georgia; Zamir White, RB, Georgia; Josh Jobe, CB, Alabama; Jalen Wydermyer, TE, Texas A&M; Sean Rhyan, G, UCLA; David Bell, WR, Purdue; Micheal Clemons, DE, Texas A&M; Brandon Smith, ILB, Penn State; Derion Kendrick, CB, Georgia; John Ridgeway, DT, Arkansas; Ed Ingram, G, LSU; JT Woods, S, Baylor; Matthew Butler, DT, Tennessee; Cam Taylor-Britt, S, Nebraska and Jalyn Armour-Davis, S, Alabama.

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