2022 NFL Big Board: Top 100, Top 5 Positional Rankings and Positional Power Rankings


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We’ve just about made it. With the NFL draft just a day away, I have finalized my top 100 prospects, my top five overall prospects at each position and threw in a bonus of ranking the position groups in this draft class. Enjoy!

Top 100

  1. Evan Neal, OT, Alabama
  2. Ahmad Gardner, CB, Cincinnati
  3. Aidan Huthcinson, EDGE, Michigan
  4. Kayvon Thibodeaux, EDGE Oregon
  5. Ikem Ekwonu, OT, North Carolina State
  6. Kyle Hamilton, S, Notre Dame
  7. Travon Walker, EDGE, Georgia
  8. Devin Lloyd, LB, Utah
  9. Derek Stingley Jr., CB, LSU
  10. Jermaine Johnson, EDGE, Florida State
  11. Drake London, WR, USC
  12. Garrett Wilson, WR, Ohio State
  13. Jameson Williams, WR, Alabama
  14. Devonte Wyatt, DL, Georgia
  15. Jordan Davis, DL, Georgia
  16. Charles Cross, OT, Mississippi State
  17. Kenyon Green, G, Texas A&M
  18. Chris Olave, WR, Ohio State
  19. Trevor Penning, OT, Northern Iowa
  20. Malik Willis, QB, Liberty
  21. Andrew Booth Jr., CB, Clemson
  22. Trent McDuffie, CB, Washington (first-round cutoff)
  23. Zion Johnson, G, Boston College
  24. David Ojabo, EDGE, Michigan
  25. Daxton Hill, S, Michigan
  26. Tyler Linderbaum, C, Iowa
  27. Quay Walker, LB, Georgia
  28. Treylon Burks, WR, Arkansas
  29. Nakobe Dean, LB, Georgia
  30. George Karlaftis, EDGE, Purdue
  31. Kaiir Elam, CB, Florida
  32. Arnold Ebiketie, EDGE, Penn State
  33. Trey McBride, TE, Colorado State
  34. Jaquan Brisker, S, Penn State
  35. Christian Watson, WR, North Dakota State
  36. Boye Mafe, EDGE, Minnesota
  37. Kenny Pickett, QB, Pittsburgh
  38. George Pickens, WR, Georgia
  39. Desmond Ridder, QB, Cincinnati
  40. Lewis Cine, S, Georgia
  41. Bernhard Raimann, OT, Central Michigan
  42. Sean Rhyan, OL, UCLA
  43. Kyler Gordon, CB, Washington
  44. Breece Hall, RB, Iowa State
  45. Jahan Dotson, WR, Penn State
  46. Travis Jones, DL, UConn
  47. Tariq Woolen, CB, UTSA
  48. Chad Muma, LB, Wyoming
  49. Tyler Smith, OL, Tulsa
  50. Christian Harris, LB, Alabama
  51. Cole Strange, G, Chattanooga
  52. Darian Kinnard, OL, Kentucky
  53. Alec Pierce, WR, Cincinnati
  54. Jalen Pitre, S, Baylor (2nd-round cut off)
  55. Kenneth Walker III, RB, Michigan State
  56. Abraham Lucas, OT, Washington State
  57. John Metchie III, WR, Alabama
  58. Roger McCreary, CB, Auburn
  59. Daniel Faalele, OT, Minnesota
  60. Leo Chenal, LB, Wisconsin
  61. Nik Bonitto, EDGE, Oklahoma
  62. Logan Hall, DL, Houston
  63. DeMarvin Leal, DL, Texas A&M
  64. Sam Howell, QB, UNC
  65. Phidarian Mathis, DL, Alabama
  66. Amare Barno, EDGE, Virginia Tech
  67. Cade Otton, TE, Washington
  68. Troy Andersen, LB, Montana State
  69. Isaiah Spiller, RB, Texas A&M
  70. Skyy Moore, WR, Western Michigan
  71. Channing Tindall, LB, Georgia
  72. Josh Paschall, EDGE, Kentucky
  73. Nicholas Petit-Frère, OT, Ohio State
  74. Cameron Jurgens, C, Nebraska
  75. Jelani Woods, TE, Virginia Tech
  76. Cordale Flott, DB, LSU
  77. Dylan Parham, G, Memphis
  78. Drake Jackson, EDGE, USC
  79. Martin Emerson, CB, Mississippi State
  80. Matt Corral, QB, Ole Miss
  81. James Cook, RB, Georgia
  82. Charlie Kolar, TE, Iowa State
  83. Nick Cross, S, Maryland
  84. Domonique Robinson, EDGE, Miami (Ohio)
  85. Wandale Robinson, WR, Kentucky
  86. Sam WIlliams, EDGE, Ole Miss
  87. Brandon Smith, LB, Penn State
  88. Jalen Tolbert, WR, South Alabama
  89. Myjai Sanders, EDGE, Cincinnati
  90. Greg Dulcich, TE, UCLA
  91. Dameon Pierce, RB, Florida
  92. Bryon Cook, S, Cincinnati
  93. Zyon McCollum, CB, Sam Houston State
  94. Calvin Austin III, WR, Memphis
  95. Coby Bryant, CB, Cincinnati
  96. JT Woods, S, Baylor
  97. Tyler Goodson, RB, Iowa
  98. Daniel Bellinger, TE, San Diego State
  99. Pierre Strong Jr., RB, South Dakota State
  100. Brian Asamoah, LB, Oklahoma

Positional Rankings

QB

  1. Malik Willis, Liberty
  2. Kenny Pickett, Pittsburgh
  3. Desmond Ridder, Cincinnati
  4. Sam Howell, UNC
  5. Matt Corral, Ole Miss

RB

  1. Breece Hall, Iowa State
  2. Kenneth Walker III, Michigan State
  3. Isaiah Spiller, Texas A&M
  4. James Cook, Georgia
  5. Dameon Pierce, Florida

WR

  1. Drake London, USC
  2. Garrett Wilson, Ohio State
  3. Jameson Williams, Alabama
  4. Chris Olave, Ohio State
  5. Treylon Burks, Arkansas

TE

  1. Trey McBride, Colorado State
  2. Cade Otton, Washington
  3. Jelani Woods, Virginia Tech
  4. Charlie Kolar, Iowa State
  5. Greg Dulcich, UCLA

OT

  1. Evan Neal, Alabama
  2. Ikem Ekownu, NC State
  3. Charles Cross, Mississippi State
  4. Trevor Penning, Northern Iowa
  5. Bernhard Raimann, Central Michigan

IOL

  1. Kenyon Green, Texas A&M
  2. Zion Johnson, Boston College
  3. Tyler Linderbaum, Iowa
  4. Sean Rhyan, UCLA
  5. Darian Kinnard, Kentucky

4-3 DE

  1. Aidan Hutchinson, Michigan
  2. Kayvon Thibodeaux, Oregon
  3. Travon Walker, Georgia
  4. Jermaine Johnson, Florida State
  5. David Ojabo, Michigan

3-4 DE

  1. Travon Walker, Georgia
  2. Devonte Wyatt, Georgia
  3. Travis Jones, UConn
  4. Logan Hall, Houston
  5. DeMarvin Leal, Texas A&M

4-3 DT

  1. Travon Walker, Georgia
  2. Devonte Wyatt, Georgia
  3. Jordan Davis, Georgia
  4. Travis Jones, UConn
  5. Logan Hall, Houston

3-4 DT

  1. Devonte Wyatt, Georgia
  2. Jordan Davis, Georgia
  3. Travis Jones, Georgia
  4. Phidarian Mathis, Alabama
  5. John Ridgeway, Arkansas

3-4 OLB

  1. Aidan Hutchinson, Michigan
  2. Travon Walker, Georgia
  3. Jermaine Johnson, Florida State
  4. David Ojabo, Michigan
  5. George Karlaftis, Purdue

4-3 OLB

  1. Devin Lloyd, Utah
  2. Quay Walker, Georgia
  3. Christian Harris, Alabama
  4. Troy Andersen, Montana State
  5. Brandon Smith, Penn State

ILB

  1. Devin Lloyd, Utah
  2. Quay Walker, Georgia
  3. Nakobe Dean, Georgia
  4. Chad Muma, Wyoming
  5. Leo Chenal, Wisconsin

CB

  1. Ahmad Gardner
  2. Derek Stingley Jr.
  3. Andrew Booth Jr.
  4. Trent McDuffie
  5. Kaiir Elam

S

  1. Kyle Hamilton
  2. Daxton Hill
  3. Jaquan Brisker
  4. Lewis Cine
  5. Jalen Pitre
  1. Edge Rusher
    Elite talent at the top and tons of depth. I have four edge rushers in my top 10 and 15 in my top 100 prospects.
  2. Safety
    Quietly one of the best position groups in this class. Kyle Hamilton stands out, but there are a bunch of guys I think will go Day 2 and early Day 3 that could be impact starters.
  3. Offensive Tackle
    There are tiers to this class. Evan Neal and Ikem Ekwonu are in a tier of their own. So are Charles Cross and Trevor Penning below them. There is a bit of a drop off from there, but there is enough depth to make me think this is a good class.
  4. Wide Receiver
    While some will argue this is a great receiver class, I’m not as bullish. Without an elite, Ja’Marr Chase or Jerry Jeudy type prospect, I’m hard pressed to say this group is elite. It is deep though. I have 14 receivers in my top 100.
  5. Cornerback
    With two elite prospects, granted one has major red flags, and a smattering of other top 100 options, this feels like a solid corner class. Unfortunately, it starts to drop off quickly. I have seven corners in my top 50. I only have four in my next 50.
  6. Linebacker
    I really like this linebacker class. There are a bunch of options in the first two rounds and a few guys that I think are worth developing down the line. However, only one linebacker received a first-round grade from me.
  7. Tight End
    Another position group that I think is being slept on, there are going to be a few quality tight ends from this class. However, many of them are projects where you have to bet on the traits eventually translating at the next level. There is also not an elite prospect in this group.
  8. Interior Offensive Lineman
    If I was splitting this between guards and centers, it would be a different story. There are some quality guards and a decent amount of depth at the position. Meanwhile, I have two true centers in my top 100.
  9. Running Back
    This class lacks an elite back, but there is a solid amount of depth. I have seven running backs ranked between No. 47 and No. 99. There are a few more that I like that I just couldn’t find room for in the top 100.
  10. Quarterback
    Backing up what we’ve been told countless times, this quarterback class stinks. Only five crack the top 100 and none of them appear before No. 20. This is not the year to bank on finding your franchise signal caller.
  11. Interior Defensive Line
    Another incredibly weak year of interior defensive lineman. It might not seem that way with Devonte Wyatt and Jordan Davis leading the charge, but the drop off after that is dramatic. Only six prospects appear in my top 100 and only three of them are top 50.

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