Ledyard’s Final 2022 NFL Draft Top 100 Big Board

Most NFL Draft seasons I’ll have at the very least a prime 150 huge board for you by draft day. However I’ve acquired somewhat perfectionist in me, and it didn’t really feel proper to rank gamers out to 150 with out having correctly studied all of the prospects that may have been included. The Bucs wild offseason meant somewhat little bit of a late begin for me on finding out this class, however I plan to proceed masking the draft in future years. Even when it’s simply as a passion.

A pair issues which are vital to notice about my grading course of and my Prime 100 Massive Board so that you don’t begin your weekend overly triggered (possibly you continue to will):

• I mannequin my grading scale after the strategy of NFL groups, which implies it’s stingy. Most NFL groups have much less first-round grades and smaller total boards than these you see within the media. I’m not a kind of analysts who could have 25-30 first-round grades and 40 second-round grades. The fact is that almost all gamers who try and make it within the NFL is not going to succeed, and many who we undertaking to be among the many finest at their place by no means get there. All of us want it wasn’t so, however that doesn’t cease it from being a actuality.

In consequence, my grading scale is fairly strict. Right here’s the breakdown and shade coded key:

Can’t Miss Grades – BLUE – Prospects that I consider will probably be among the many best possible at their place group by their third 12 months within the NFL.

First-Spherical Grades  GREEN – Prospects that I consider will probably be glorious starters within the NFL.

Second-Spherical Grades – PURPLE – Prospects that I consider will vary from very good-to-good starters within the NFL.

Third-Spherical Grades GOLD – Stable starters, generally with important upside that has but to present itself persistently on the sector, who will at their flooring be vital function gamers within the NFL.

Fourth-Fifth-Spherical Grades – RED – Grades vary from spot starters/stable function gamers at their ceiling (4th) to backups/particular groups worth (fifth) within the NFL.

• My board does NOT account for positional worth in any respect, aside from clearly excluding kickers, punters and lengthy snappers as a result of I don’t know find out how to scout them. For instance, I’ve Breece Corridor twentieth total on my board with a second-round grade, however I’d by no means think about choosing him at No. 20 if I had been an NFL staff. However in a vacuum, I consider he’ll play to the extent of an excellent starter within the NFL. So I rank him accordingly, whatever the truth his place is way much less helpful than others.

My Massive Board simply doesn’t account for positional worth as a result of I’m not an NFL staff and I don’t must stack my board like one. So learn between the strains there.

Additionally, yearly nearly all of my grades fall within the third-fourth spherical vary. It’s vital to grasp realities with these prospects. Many of those gamers vary from “stable starters to backup/particular groups” caliber gamers through the course of their careers. Only a few enterprise into the “good-to-very good starter” territory, and even fewer into the “elite” territory. So it’s vital to me to ensure my grades mirror that. I’m not into spraying and praying and giving half the category a primary or second spherical grade.

Right here’s my 2021 NFL Draft Massive Board for those who’re fascinated by seeing my previous work.

Now you might be free to hate on me from a spot of understanding – quite than ignorance. Take pleasure in!

2022 NFL Draft First Spherical Grades

1. CB Sauce Gardner
2. S Kyle Hamilton
3. OT Charles Cross
4. OG Zion Johnson
5. OT Evan Neal
6. LB Devin Lloyd
7. OT Ikem Ekwonu
8. EDGE Kayvon Thibodeaux
9. EDGE Aidan Hutchinson
10. WR Treylon Burks

I’ve simply 10 first spherical grades on this class, and none are blue chip grades. Final 12 months I had 17 first spherical grades, and 4 blue chip gamers. This is among the worst prime 10s in my eight years of extensively masking the NFL Draft. Nevertheless, I’m a giant fan of Sauce Gardner and Kyle Hamilton. Charles Cross is my No. 1 offensive sort out in a really shut race, just because he’s the most effective and most constant in go safety. And his run recreation considerations are overblown.

My solely shock Spherical 1 grades are Zion Johnson and possibly Treylon Burks. Burks was very near falling out of Rd 1 for me. However I believe he could be a WR1 in the fitting system. Johnson is among the finest gamers on this class, per my evaluations. He has all the things an elite guard wants within the NFL.

The very last thing I’ll point out: I moved Thibodeaux forward of Hutchinson on my huge board. That’s totally different from the positional rankings I launched a month in the past. Frankly, I simply suppose Thibodeaux is the participant I’d draft first primarily based on their tape. And I don’t need the rumors about Thibodeaux’s character to influence my grade/analysis of him. I don’t have the vantage level into who he’s as an individual to forged judgement. If he fails due to that stuff, I’ll take the ‘L’, with the caveat my evaluations will at all times be about tape/testing/measurables/manufacturing. I’ll depart the well being and character evaluations to folks extra certified than I’m.

2022 NFL Draft Second Spherical Grades

11. C Tyler Linderbaum
12. DT Devonte Wyatt
13. EDGE Jermaine Johnson
14. WR Garrett Wilson
15. CB Kyler Gordon
16. CB Derek Stingley
17. S Lewis Cine
18. WR Chris Olave
19. CB Kaiir Elam
20. RB Breece Corridor
21. CB Andrew Sales space
22. NCB Daxton Hill
23. LB Nakobe Dean
24. DT Jordan Davis
25. CB Trent McDuffie
26. EDGE Boye Mafe
27. WR Drake London
28. WR Jameson Williams
29. EDGE Arnold Ebiketie
30. EDGE Travon Walker
31. DT Travis Jones
32. TE Greg Dulcich
33. LB Quay Walker
34. WR Skyy Moore
35. RB Kenneth Walker
36. RB Isaiah Spiller

Sure, Kyler Gordon is my CB2 over Derek Stingley. I wrote about their evaluations within the latest Pewter Report CB preview. I believe Gordon will go larger than folks count on. Additionally, I’m a giant Breece Corridor fan. He needs to be the most effective operating again on this class. Different surprises in my Spherical 2 rankings are Boye Mafe, Greg Dulcich and two extra operating backs.

No. 30 total is the place Travon Walker lands on my board. No person would have been shocked by that a couple of months in the past. The one factor that has modified is turning into extra conscious of the NFL’s notion of Walker. He’s a superb, stable participant with a excessive flooring. I doubt he’ll bust within the NFL. However I wish to see useful go rush athleticism and talent from an edge rusher on tape earlier than I give them a Spherical 1 grade. I simply didn’t see that with Walker.

By the tip of my Spherical 2 grades, you’ll be able to inform I’m excessive on the cornerback class. I’ve seven cornerbacks in my prime 25 gamers. A few of that is because of liking the category lots on tape. However lots of it’s as a result of class being skinny at lots of different spots. That’s made stronger place teams extra dense in sections of the rankings than most years.

2022 NFL Draft Third Spherical Grades

37. TE Trey McBride
38. EDGE David Ojabo
39. DT DeMarvin Leal
40. DT Logan Corridor
41. NCB Jalen Pitre
42. OT/OG Tyler Smith
43. OT Trevor Penning
44. OG Kenyon Inexperienced
45. S Nick Cross
46. WR George Pickens
47. EDGE George Karlaftis
48. OG Dylan Parham
49. S Bryan Prepare dinner
50. LB Chad Muma
51. S Jaquan Brisker
52. LB Leo Chenal
53. WR Jahan Dotson
54. LB Christian Harris
55. WR John Metchie
56. EDGE Sam Williams
57. OG Cole Unusual
58. TE Jelani Woods
59. CB Cam Taylor-Britt
60. EDGE Josh Paschal
61. LB Brian Asamoah
62. TE Jeremy Ruckert
63. CB Jalyn Armour-Davis
64. EDGE Drake Jackson
65. WR Christian Watson
66. RB Dameon Pierce
67. C Cam Jurgens
68. QB Malik Willis
69. OT Bernhard Raimann
70. LB Damone Clark
71. QB Desmond Ridder
72. OG Luke Goedeke
73. OG Sean Rhyan
74. RB Tyler Allgeier
75. OG Jamaree Salyer
76. LB Channing Tindall
77. TE Charlie Kolar 

Fourth Spherical Grades

78. DT Perrion Winfrey
79. WR David Bell
80. WR Jalen Tolbert
81. QB Sam Howell
82. CB Coby Bryant
83. CB Roger McCreary
84. QB Kenny Pickett
85. OG Darian Kinnard
86. WR Alec Pierce
87. OT Daniel Faalele
88. EDGE Nik Bonitto
89. TE Cade Otton
90. QB Matt Corral
91. DT Matthew Butler
92. WR Calvin Austin
93. EDGE Kingsley Enagbare
94. EDGE DeAngelo Malone
95. S Kerby Joseph
96. RB Brian Robinson
97. LB Brandon Smith
98. CB Zyon McCollum
99. DT Phidarian Mathis
100. DT Eyioma Uwazurike