NFL Top 2022 Draft Prospects – Offense

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BetMGM Aug 30, 2021, 8:18 PM

The 2021 crop of quarterbacks in the NFL Draft was impressive, but the 2022 class isn’t too shabby. Welcome to the speculation about which position group will be most dominant in the 2022 draft class. Could one of these potential stars have a big influence on future NFL betting lines? Time will tell.

As usual, several signal-callers are expected to go early on day one. But this year’s group of wide receivers and tight ends is deep, talented, and should produce many first-rounders, according to DraftScout.com and its early Top 150 rankings — including top draft-eligible underclassmen — for the 2022 draft class.

Offensive linemen make up 29 of the Top 150, while wide receivers and tight ends occupy 24 spots. There are several quarterbacks in the list — including five projected to go in the first round. Running backs fill 11 of spots.

Top 2022 NFL Draft Prospects  – By Offensive Position

NOTE: Because of the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020-21, the NCAA will allow athletes to retain a year of eligibility — no matter how much they played.

Quarterbacks

THE TOP GUY

Spencer Rattler, R-Fr., Oklahoma

HGT./WGT.: 6-0/205

DRAFT SCOUT TOP 150: No. 1 overall

THE SKINNY: After playing in only three games in 2019 (and preserving a year of eligibility), Rattler took full advantage of the fall 2020 campaign. He picked up freshman All-American honors after throwing for 3,031 yards and 28 touchdowns in just 11 games. He also rushed for six more scores.

THE NEXT BEST

Sam Howell, Soph., North Carolina — Projected No. 3 overall

J.T. Daniels, Soph., Georgia — No. 7 overall

Carson Strong, Soph., Nevada — No. 14 overall

Kedon Slovis, Soph., Southern Cal — No. 28 overall

Running backs

THE TOP GUY

Breece Hall, Soph., Iowa State

HGT./WGT.: 6-1/215

DRAFT SCOUT TOP 150: No. 26 overall

THE SKINNY: Hall became the first unanimous All-American player in Iowa State football history last fall, and he finished as Big 12 Offensive Player of the Year. He rushed for 1,572 yards and 21 touchdowns in 12 games while also catching two TDs and 23 passes.

THE NEXT BEST

Kyren Williams, R-Fr., Notre Dame — Projected No. 61 overall

Isiah Spiller, Soph., Texas A&M — No. 71 overall

Zamir White, Soph., Georgia — No. 77 overall

Master Teague III, Soph., Ohio State — No. 82 overall

Wide Receivers/Tight Ends

THE TOP GUY

Chris Olave, Jr., Ohio State

POS: WR

HGT./WGT.: 6-1/188

DRAFT SCOUT TOP 150: No. 8 overall

THE SKINNY: In just seven games, Olave caught 50 balls for 729 yards and seven touchdowns. In fact, he caught more passes in 2020 in seven games than he did in 2019 in 14 games — and his statistics were hardly pedestrian numbers that year (48 receptions, 840 yards, 12 TDs).

THE NEXT BEST

George Pickens, Soph./WR, Georgia — Projected No. 12 overall

Garrett Wilson, Soph./WR, Ohio State — No. 13 overall

David Bell, Soph./WR, Purdue — No. 16 overall

Jalen Wydermyer, Soph./TE, Texas A&M — No. 30 overall

Offensive linemen

THE TOP GUY

Tyler Linderbaum, Soph., Iowa

POS: C

HGT./WGT.: 6-2/289

DRAFT SCOUT TOP 150: No. 11 overall

THE SKINNY: It’s not often a center gets this kind of early respect when it comes to draft projections, but Linderbaum isn’t ordinary. Originally a defensive lineman, he switched positions as a true freshman in 2018 — redshirting after playing just two games. Since then, he’s started 21 career games — including eight last fall.

THE NEXT BEST

Evan Neal, Soph./OT, Alabama — Projected No. 15 overall

Nicholas Petit-Frere, Soph./OT, Ohio State — No. 24 overall

Kenyon Green, Soph./OG, Texas A&M — No. 25 overall

Doug Nester, Soph./OG, West Virginia — No. 35 overall

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