2022 NFL Draft First-Round Order

April means the draft day for the NFL is upon us. The 2022 NFL Draft is roughly three weeks away. Nitrobetting shares a list of the draft order and a list of players to look out for the teams they are predicted to go to.

First-Round Order for the 2022 NFL Draft

  • 1. Jacksonville Jaguars
  • 2. Detroit Lions
  • 3. Houston Texans
  • 4. New York Jets
  • 5. New York Giants
  • 6. Carolina Panthers
  • 7. New York Giants (from Chicago Bears)
  • 8. Atlanta Falcons
  • 9. Seattle Seahawks (from Denver Broncos)
  • 10. New York Jets (from Seattle Seahawks)
  • 11. Washington Commanders
  • 12. Minnesota Vikings
  • 13. Houston Texans (from Cleveland Browns)
  • 14. Baltimore Ravens
  • 15. Philadelphia Eagles (from Miami Dolphins)
  • 16. New Orleans Saints (from Indianapolis Colts through Philadelphia Eagles)
  • 17. Los Angeles Chargers
  • 18. Philadelphia Eagles (from New Orleans Saints)
  • 19. New Orleans Saints (from Philadelphia Eagles)
  • 20. Pittsburgh Steelers
  • 21. New England Patriots
  • 22. Green Bay Packers (from Las Vegas Raiders)
  • 23. Arizona Cardinals
  • 24. Dallas Cowboys
  • 25. Buffalo Bills
  • 26. Tennessee Titans
  • 27. Tampa Bay Buccaneers
  • 28. Green Bay Packers
  • 29. Kansas City Chiefs (from San Francisco 49ers through Miami Dolphins)
  • 30. Kansas City Chiefs
  • 31. Cincinnati Bengals
  • 32. Detroit Lions (from Los Angeles Rams)

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2022 NFL Draft Top Prospects

Aidan Hutchinson

Jacksonville is likely to go for defensive end Aidan Hutchinson. The man from Michigan offers impressive numbers and is considered a complete prospect in this year’s class. Also, the 21-year old’s 25.0% pass-rush win rate provides good value to what the Jaguars need to fortify its defensive lineup.

Kayvon Thibodeaux

He remains the top prospect for Detroit at No. 2 overall with impressive numbers to back up the pick. The Oregon Ducks player is among the best edge rusher in this class.

Ahmad Gardner

A great pick to fill in the cornerback position. The Notre Dame Fighting Irish safety offers exceptional range and ranks fourth in the nation in defensive stops against the run and pass, presenting impressive protection numbers for defenses.

Zach Wilson

If we look at the top-three edge rushers on draft night, the franchise could go in the direction of Ickey Ekwonu. However, Evan Neal from Alabama is neck and neck with the man from N.C. State. This gives the Jets something to think about. Either way, the Jets are likely to land a top player to beef up its offense.

Evan Neal

The versatile player can start at three different positions and deliver good numbers. Neal can provide quarterbacks much-needed help to bring the teams into playoff contention.

Malik Willis

GM Scott Fitterer said that the Panthers will demand an imposing field general this season, and Malik looks like a top pick for the side. The man from Liberty has a strong arm with the ability to spark rushing threats. Ultimately, the Panthers are willing to roll the dice with the best quarterback on the draft list this year.

Travon Walker

He is likely to be available if Ahmad Gardner gets pursued early on. Walker showcases incredible athleticism and the potential to improve. Meanwhile, the teams can also opt for a reliable pass rush with ACC Defensive Player of the Year Jermaine Johnson II on the list.

Drake London

A great pick for the wide receiver position. Teams looking for a solid receiver should have London on their list. He moved inside often at USC in 2021 and documented good results.

Sauce Gardner

Notre Dame’s Kyle Hamilton is under the radar as a hybrid playmaker, but Gardner might take the spotlight away from Hamilton following a striking 2021 season. Gardner famously prevented a touchdown in his college career. He also allowed just 43% of passes thrown in his area to be received.

Garrett Wilson

Jets fans want USC’s Drake London, but he is likely to be out of the market by this time. The next ideal option for the NY team is wide receiver, Garrett Wilson. Although the Ohio State player showcases a different skill set, he’s an explosive receiver who tracks good runs and catches the ball well. Mock drafts pronounce that the Jets are anticipated to go with a top cornerback and receiver from their two top-ten selections.

Devin Lloyd

A top prospect for the Commanders. Washington starts to put the hammer down in terms of acquiring players to surround Jamin Davis, a first-round pick for the franchise last season. Cole Holcomb also begins to prove his worth to the team. Lloyd is a versatile player that could help the Commanders’ offensive presence down the line.

Trent McDuffie

Easily the go-to pick for Vikings fans. Derek Stingley has the receipts of a reliable player to go with Minnesota’s offense, but fans prefer McDuffie. The Washington player can ease his way into an elite cornerback position should Minnesota’s system compliment his skills.

Charles Cross

He could be the best pass-protecting offensive tackle in the 2022 NFL draft class. The 21-year-old can provide any quarterback with reliability in the long run. Texas is in dire need of a better AFC South finish after dominating the division for some time, and securing the Mississippi State player could add more sting to the Texans’ offense.

Jordan Davis

He possesses incredible speed for his size, which he showcased at the combine. He fits what the Ravens look for to place in their defensive interior. Other than speed, Davis has playmaking abilities that could be crucial in the AFC North division that is heavy on running the ball.

Devonte Wyatt

The player from Georgia was overlooked multiple times during the pre-draft process. Nevertheless, he’s been a consistent player since and posted impressive numbers last season, and was a key player at the Senior Bowl.

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