The 2022 NFL draft class has been called weak, but to the 262 players who will have their names called and lives changed next week, that doesn’t matter. And to the 32 general managers who will draft those players, it doesn’t matter either as they combine the country for impact prospects who will become starters, Pro Bowlers, key role players, special-teamers and more.
When looking at the class as a whole, it’s easy to fall in love with the talent at defensive end, linebacker and safety. It’s also easy to get excited about the top group of offensive tackles, wide receivers and cornerbacks. And while there is no clear-cut franchise quarterback in this group, there are seven viable passers with starter traits — if they land in the right spot and keep progressing.
How does the class shake up from top to bottom? Here’s a look at my top 300 prospects after a season of evaluation and an offseason of talking to scouts and decision-makers around the league. From Aidan Hutchinson to Damarion Williams — here’s my final 2022 Big Board, along with those 300 players sorted by position: