So far we’ve gone through the top 5 prospects of the 2022 NFL Draft, the top 15, and the top 30.
- Kayvon Thibodeaux
- Sam Howell
- Spencer Rattler
- Derek Stingley Jr
- DeMarvin Leal
- Evan Neal
- Kyle Hamilton
- Kaiir Elam
- George Pickens
- Malik Willis
- Garrett Wilson
- Chris Olave
- Kedon Slovis
- Tyler Linderbaum
- Zach Harrison
- Treylon Burks
- Jordan Battle
- Jalen Wydermyer
- Christian Harris
- Aidan Hutchinson
- Justyn Ross
- George Karlaftis
- John Metchie III
- Kenyon Green
- Kingsley Enagbare
- Charles Cross
- Ahmad Gardner
- Zion Nelson
- Drake Jackson
- Jaxon Kirkland
Today we’re finishing off the big board with the remaining top 50 prospects.
31. Nik Bonitto – Edge, Oklahoma
He’s already a polished pass-rusher and adds fantastic coverage ability to his profile. Bonitto can set a hard edge in college ball and can also play downhill. We have questions about his skillset translating to the NFL, as his frame will likely push him off some big boards for the 2022 NFL Draft.
Why did I mock @OU_Football EDGE Nik Bonitto 28th overall in our recent '22 Mock Draft? 1st Step, Explosive, Flexible Angles!
— Ben Fennell (@BenFennell_NFL) August 27, 2021
32. JT Daniels – QB, Georgia
Daniels’ arm strength is well above average and he drives the ball accurately downfield. He’s had some very productive games but we need to see him string more of those games together and more drives together.
33. Carson Strong – QB, Nevada
He’s a toolsy passer with just average athleticism and little experience against decent competition. Strong has already developed decent pocket mechanics with a quick release and can operate a timely short-game. We like Strong’s natural abilities but we just need to see more efficiency.
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34. Noah Daniels – CB, TCU
We’ve only seen Daniels in a few games but he’s flashed some serious ability in those appearances. Daniels has the frame, footwork, and ball skills – even though he’s never intercepted a pass yet – that we look for but we simply need more tape before we’re comfortable giving him a first-round grade.
35. Myjai Sanders – Edge, Cincinnati
Sanders has great length and he’s shown some reps where he’s taken advantage of it but we need to see those more consistently. He isn’t the most athletic edge defender in this class but he shows great bend and contact balance. Sanders has covetable traits that will likely lead to his name being called early in the 2022 NFL Draft.
36. Breece Hall – RB, Iowa St
Hall had arguably the best season of any running back last year. He shows a great lean on contact and the ability to drive his legs, completing broken tackles. We need to see more of Hall as a receiver to feel confident in his RB1 status.
37. David Bell – WR, Purdue
Bell has done well utilizing his frame to record some highlight-reel contested catches. He’s been efficient and will have a role in any NFL offense. But he isn’t the most explosive athlete, which will likely limit him at the next level.
38. Rasheed Walker – OT, Penn St
A two-year starter at LT, Walker has some of the most impressive tape of all the tackles in this class but he’s also got some really ugly reps. It seems as though Walker has put in the work off the field but we need to see him piece together a complete season.
39. Isaiah Spiller – RB, Texas A&M
Spiller could outpace Hall for RB1 of this class, as he’s the more exciting of the two. He’s an explosive athlete and good-sized ballcarrier with a highlight reel that looks similar to Najee Harris. Spiller can get it done on the ground and through the air, which will make him a weapon in the NFL.
— Isaiah Spiller (@isaiah_spiller) October 12, 2020
40. Brenton Cox JR – Edge, Florida
Cox doesn’t have ideal length but he balances power and flexibility off the edge and has some impressive counter moves. He’s got a great motor and will sell-out to make a tackle, which will endure him to many NFL defensive coordinators.
41. Ikem Ekwonu – OT/IOL, North Carolina St
Probably the most powerful offensive lineman in this class, Ekwonu is also probably the most effective run-blocker. He’s a bowling ball that will likely struggle to man the blindside at the NFL level. Ekwonu is better suited at right tackle or guard at the next level, which brings down his value a bit.
42. Trent McDuffie – Slot, Washington
McDuffie will be a slot defender in the NFL, though he’s been primarily an outside corner for the Huskies. He doesn’t have great length but has elite short-area movement skills and is stout against the run. He’s the prototype for the slot and would climb this list if he ever saw a snap at the position.
One of my favorite summer evals has been #Washington CB Trent McDuffie. Very fluid and smooth CB with really good quickness and football IQ. Love his alpha mentality at the catch point! Fun, fun DB! #BlueChipSummer pic.twitter.com/0J1J5bjV0B
— Jared Feinberg (@JRodNFLDraft) August 31, 2021
43. Adam Anderson – Edge, Georgia
If there’s any prospect in this publication that has the ability to climb into the top-ten of the big board, it’s Adam Anderson. He might be the best pure pass-rusher in the 2022 NFL Draft class. All he needs to do is put on 15-20 pounds to ascend the big board… We’ll see.
44. Ventrell Miller – LB, Florida
Miller has been solid thus far for the Gators. He can lay the wood against the run and has been efficient dropping into his hook-zone. Though that’s really all we’ve seen him do. He may not have the man-coverage traits and offers little value as a pass-rusher aside from a dog-blitz.
45. Matt Corral – QB, Ole Miss
Matt Corral is definitely the draft and develop type of quarterback prospect. He’s streaky and needs to develop both his footwork and his throwing mechanics. Still, we love Corral’s arm strength and natural athleticism.
46. Sevyn Banks – CB, Ohio St
We saw Sevyn Banks as a starter last year and he was… fine. We’re banking on him developing some more technical skills and cashing in on his great blend of size and movement skills. With a wide range of potential outcomes, I expect Banks to either ascend into the first round or drop out of the top-50.
47. Nakobe Dean – LB, Georgia
Dean gets points for being surprisingly effective taking on blockers, given his frame. Still, his length is well below average and he isn’t the strongest operator in zone coverage. There may be too many questions for Nakobe Dean to improve his 2022 NFL Draft stock.
48. Brandon Joseph – S, Northwestern
Joseph made an impression last year as just a redshirt Freshman – his 6 INTs definitely helped. He was stellar in coverage and made some plays against the run. If he has a repeat performance this season, Joseph will be an early selection, should he choose to declare for the 2022 NFL Draft.
49. Mike Jones – LB/Slot, LSU
He was listed at 6’ 220-lbs for Clemson but suddenly with LSU, he’s 6’ 2” 234-lbs. Also, Jones was heavily utilized as a slot defender with Clemson. Maybe that’s what prompted the move to Baton Rouge. There’s so much we don’t know about Jones right now, though his 2021 season should provide us some answers.
50. Andrew Booth Jr – CB, Clemson
Booth has the length and explosiveness to consistently produce at the catch point. He has the long speed and mirror ability to hang with just about anybody. Still, Booth had too many lapses last year, both in coverage and against the run. If he can limit those, he’s sure to rise up the big board of the 2022 NFL Draft.