The NFL Draft is upon us, and with it comes the excitement of which players will make the biggest impact. As an avid NFL fan, I can’t wait to see who our favourite teams draft. The draft starts on Thursday, April 25, and ends on Saturday, April 27. Here are some of my favourite rookies to watch this season:
2022 NFL Draft order
- Tennessee Titans
- San Diego Chargers
- New York Giants (from Cleveland Browns)
- Oakland Raiders (from Buffalo Bills via Tampa Bay Buccaneers)
- Detroit Lions (from Jacksonville Jaguars via Denver Broncos and Washington Redskins)
- Philadelphia Eagles (from Arizona Cardinals via Miami Dolphins)
7/8 TBD* by coin flip: Dallas Cowboys vs Atlanta Falcons; Green Bay Packers vs Minnesota Vikings 9/10 TBD* by coin flip: Baltimore Ravens vs Cincinnati Bengals; Indianapolis Colts vs Houston Texans 11/12 TBD* by coin flip: Kansas City Chiefs vs Oakland Raiders 13-16 TBD* by coin flip: Chicago Bears vs Tampa Bay Buccaneers; New England Patriots vs Los Angeles Rams 17-20 TBD* by coin flip: New Orleans Saints vs Los Angeles Chargers
2022 NFL Draft picks by team
Here’s a breakdown of each team’s 2022 NFL Draft picks.
Arizona Cardinals: 2 (1st, 2nd), H-back, Oregon
Atlanta Falcons: 1 (3rd), Offensive tackle, Georgia Tech
Baltimore Ravens: 3 (2nd, 3rd), Defensive lineman, Stanford/Ole Miss/Alabama
Buffalo Bills: 4 (2nd), Quarterback, Mississippi State University
Carolina Panthers: 4 (1st), Wide receiver/tight end hybrid Alabama University
Chicago Bears: 5(3rd) linebacker Ohio State University Cincinnati Bengals 3(2nd) running back Florida State University Cleveland Browns 1(1st) wide receiver Ohio State University Dallas Cowboys 1(2nd) tight end Alabama University Denver Broncos 2(1st) cornerback Clemson Virginia Tech Detroit Lions 3(3rd) defensive lineman Michigan State Green Bay Packers 4(4th) defensive lineman UCLA Houston Texans 5(5th) defensive tackle Iowa Jacksonville Jaguars 5 6 7 8 9 10 Kansas City Chiefs 6 7 8 9 10 Los Angeles Chargers LA Rams Miami Dolphins New England Patriots New York Jets Oakland Raiders Philadelphia Eagles Pittsburgh Steelers San Francisco 49ers Seattle Seahawks Tampa Bay Buccaneers Tennessee Titans Washington Redskins
2022 NFL Draft predictions by team
- Team predictions
- Predictions by position
- Predictions by round
- Team-by-team predictions, including the number of players each team is projected to draft from each position and an indication if they’re expected to trade up or down
- Player-by-player projections (with breakdowns of how many picks a player has been selected in his career; how many of those picks have been in the first three rounds; which teams drafted him; and which teams had the opportunity but passed on him)
2022 NFL Draft trade tracker
A trade tracker is a tool that allows you to stay updated on all of the trades made in the NFL. It’s best used as a companion to other NFL draft tools, like mock drafts and the draft order.
A trade tracker will tell you which teams are trading picks, who they are trading with, their new draft positions, and how many selections they hold in each round.
The advantage of using both a mock draft and an actual trade tracker is that it can help you figure out where players might land in real life before they’re even drafted by an organization (or not). So, for example: if we have Baker Mayfield going #1 overall in our mock, but then we see him traded to Jacksonville for Leonard Fournette at #5 overall (which would be considered surprising), we know he won’t go there anymore because now he has been sent somewhere else!
2022 NFL Mock Draft
The 2022 NFL Draft will take place in New York City. The first round of the 2022 NFL Draft will be held on Thursday, April 25, at Radio City Music Hall in New York City. This is the most anticipated annual event for all football fans and sports bettors worldwide. It’s also where many famous players have come from.
Just look at some of these players: Tom Brady, Drew Brees, Aaron Rodgers, Matt Ryan, and Jameis Winston were all selected within their first five picks after they were drafted into their respective teams back in 2002 when they started playing professionally before moving up to college level when they turned 18 years old, so this means that there are plenty more great players waiting to be discovered!
If you want even more details about each player that has ever been drafted, check out our research page here, where we discuss some interesting facts about each player, including what position they play and where he went to school before making it big time!
Most recent mock draft
The most recent mock draft is the one you are reading right now. It’s from February of 2022, which might seem like a long time ago, but trust me when I say that it’s not (it’ll be here in no time). The most accurate mock draft for the 2022 NFL Draft is determined by how well each mock predicted what happened in 2021 and 2022.
As far as I can tell, that honour belongs to Mel Kiper Jr.’s mid-February 2020 edition of ESPN SportsCenter Special: Mock Draft Edition!: A MOCK DRAFT SPECIAL! He correctly forecasted all 32 picks in order and predicted with 90 per cent accuracy who would go where. Not bad work if you ask me!
Dan Kadar’s September 19, 2020 edition of SB Nation NFL Mocks Draft 2020 – Part Deux (Junior Edition) sits at the other end. Unfortunately, this piece was terrible because while he got 19 picks correct out of 32—not even half—he also had another six picks entirely wrong (including his selection), meaning his success rate was only 45 per cent.
All of our mock drafts
You can read all of our mock drafts in the order they were published:
- Mock Draft 1 (published on July 20, 2019)
- Mock Draft 2 (published on August 13, 2019)
- Mock Draft 3 (published on September 10, 2019)
- Mock Draft 4 (published on October 28, 2019)
The most recent mock draft is always at the top, with older ones beneath it.
This is your one-stop shop for all information on the 2022 NFL Draft.
The 2022 NFL Draft will kick off on April 16 and run until May 9. The draft will begin with an opening round consisting of 32 picks, followed by a second round with 33 picks. It will then conclude with a third through the seventh round.
The 2021 NFL Draft was held in New York City at Radio City Music Hall, but it’s unknown where the 2022 NFL Draft will take place.
We hope you enjoyed this breakdown of the 2022 NFL Draft. If you want more information about the team’s picks, or if you want to see which players are likely to go first overall in 2022, check out our mock drafts and projections. We also have all the latest news about trades and free agent signings for teams in all football divisions!