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bigWRguy's Mid Season 2022 Draft Rankings

It has been quite some time since I've updated any of my rankings, but as we are now a good bit through the season, I feel that it is a good time to revisit these. These will be my rankings for players eligible for the 2022 NFL Draft. Just a reminder that these are far from final, there is still 174 days till the Draft, this is just where I’m currently at. Lets start first with QBs.

1. Matt Corral
Ole Miss 6'1" 205lbs
2. Carson Strong
Nevada 6'4" 215lbs
3. Malik Willis
Liberty 6'1" 215lbs
4. Kenny Pickett
Pittsburgh 6'3" 220lbs
5. Sam Howell
North Carolina 6'1" 220lbs
6. Grayson McCall
Coastal Carolina 6'3" 210lbs
7. Desmond Ridder
Cincinnati 6'4" 215lbs
8. Phil Jurkovec
Boston College 6'5" 226lbs
9. Will Levis
Kentucky 6'3" 232lbs
10. Brennan Armstrong
Virginia 6'2" 215lbs

Honorable Mentions: Brock Purdy - Iowa State, Sam Hartman - Wake Forest, Bo Nix - Auburn, Bailey Zappe - Western Kentucky, JT Daniels - Georgia.

For the purposes of this list, I have chosen to exclude Spencer Rattler, as I would be surprised at this point if he were to declare. As a group, this is a pretty big drop-off in talent when comparing it to last years class. Corral was my top ranked 2022 eligible QB coming into this season, and that remains the same as he has shown even more improvement from last year. Right now though, at best, Corral would have been my 4th ranked QB in last years group. We don't quite have those high end prospects this year, but we do have some guys with very enticing tools. All the players in my top 3, I consider to have high end arm talents, some more refined than others though. I see Matt Corral as the clear 1 of this group, and then Strong and Willis being pretty close together. I'm not as sold on Pickett's or Howell's NFL upside, but they both do have their own promising traits. Everyone after that I wouldn't expect to reach anything past a backup role in the league.

1. Isaiah Spiller
Texas A&M 6'1" 215lbs
2. Breece Hall
Iowa State 6'1" 220lbs
3. Kenneth Walker
Michigan State 5'10" 210lbs
4. Zach Charbonnet
UCLA 6'1" 220lbs
5. Kyren Williams
Notre Dame 5'9" 195lbs
6. Keaontay Ingram
USC 6'0" 215lbs
7. Jerome Ford
Cincinatti 5'11" 215lbs
8. Tyler Badie
Missouri 5'8" 194lbs
9. Jerrion Ealy
Ole Miss 5'8" 190lbs
10. Rachaad White
Arizona State 6'2" 210lbs
11. Kevin Harris
South Carolina 5'10" 220lbs
12. D'vonte Price
FIU 6'2" 215lbs
13. Camerun Peoples
Appalachian State 6'2" 220lbs
14. Zamir White
Georgia 6'0" 215lbs
15. Eric Gray
Oklahoma 5'9" 206lbs

Honorable Mentions: Tyler Allgeier - BYU, James Cook - Georgia, Abram Smith - Baylor, Tyler Goodson - Iowa, CJ Verdell - Oregon, Zonovan Knight - NC State, Mohamed Ibrahim - Minnesota, Kennedy Brooks - Oklahoma, Brian Robinson - Alabama, Max Borghi - Washington State.

Isaiah Spiller and Breece Hall holds the top 2 spots for me by a decent margin. Both backs are good athletes at their size, and have consistently produced through their college careers. I prefer Spiller over Hall due to him performing better when working laterally than Hall does, who I consider more of a north to south runner. I do not see much of a separation here between these 2 as talents, and it is totally feasible I decide to flip these 2 by draft time. Kenneth Walker brings great aggressiveness as well as being a natural runner, but a pretty average athlete for the position. Charbonnet probably brings the best blend of speed and power in this class. I’m not as high on Kyren Williams as many are, I don't see as much tackle breaking ability as I would like. If Keaontay Ingram continues to put up big performances the rest of the season it’s going to be hard for me not to bump him up past Kyren Williams.

1. Treylon Burks
Arkansas 6'3" 225lbs
2. Garrett Wilson
Ohio State 6' 192lbs
3. Drake London
USC 6'5" 210lbs
4. David Bell
Purdue 6'2" 205lbs
5. Jameson Williams
Alabama 6'2" 189lbs
6. Romeo Doubs
Nevada 6'2" 200lbs
7. Chris Olave
Ohio State 6'1" 188lbs
8. Jahan Dotson
Penn State 5'11" 184lbs
9. Zay Flowers
Boston College 5'10" 177lbs
10. Ainias Smith
Texas A&M 5'10" 190lbs
11. John Metchie
Alabama 6' 195lbs
12. Wan'Dale Robinson
Kentucky 5'11" 185lbs
13. Justyn Ross
Clemson 6'4" 205lbs
14. Reggie Roberson
SMU 6'1" 197lbs
15. Dontayvion Wicks
Virginia 6'1" 205lbs
16. Joe Ngata
Clemson 6'3" 220lbs
17. Tré Turner
Virginia Tech 6'2" 190lbs
18. Dontay Demus
Maryland 6'4" 215lbs
19. Erik Ezukanma
Texas Tech 6'3" 220lbs
20.Khalil Shakir
Boise State 6'0" 190lbs
21. Calvin Austin
Memphis 5'9" 162lbs
22. Jalen Tolbert
South Alabama 6'3" 190lbs
23. Jayden Reed
Michigan State 6' 185lbs
24. Dontario Drummond
Ole Miss 6'1" 220lbs
25. Calvin Turner
Hawaii 5'11" 195lbs

Honorable Mentions: Skyy Moore - Western Michigan, Jordan Whittington - Texas, Mike Woods - Oklahoma, Jaquarii Roberson - Wake Forest, Tayvion Robinson - Virginia Tech, Alec Pierce - Cincinnati, Dante Wrigh - Colorado State, Jadon Haselwood - Oklahoma, C.J. Johnson - East Carolina, Theo Wease - Oklahoma,

Like with QB, I’m gonna cheat a little bit here and exclude George Pickens, I am very high on him but with his injury its up in the air if he declares or not. Going into this season I had some doubts regarding Burks, but still obviously saw the raw talent. Through this season though he has been unstoppable and has solidified himself into the top WR spot for me. I've been consistently pretty high on Garrett Wilson and that continues here, super well rounded player with slot/wide versatility as well as being experienced as a returner. Wilson may not have the crazy high ceiling of Burks, but he is a really safe pick that also brings good upside with it. I'm definitely a bit higher than consensus on Romeo Doubs at the moment, I think he is a fantastic deep threat that has great athleticism for his size. He certainly has concerns with his hands at times and isn't a super polished player right now, but I'm betting on his dynamic ability and upside. The opposite of what I just explained for Doubs is why I have Olave ranked low, at best he is a WR2 in the league. Olave is polished and a good athlete, but he brings very little after the catch and is inconsistent in contested situations.

1. Jahleel Billingsley
Alabama 6'4" 230lbs
2. Cole Turner
Nevada 6'6" 240lbs
3. Trey McBride
Colorado State 6'4" 260lbs
4. Jalen Wydermyer
Texas A&M 6'5" 255lbs
5. Brant Kuithe
Utah 6'2" 230lbs
6. Isaiah Likely
Coastal Carolina 6'4" 240lbs
7. Cade Otton
Washington 6'5" 250lbs
8. Jeremy Ruckert
Ohio State 6'5" 250lbs
9. Dalton Kincaid
Utah 6'4" 242lbs
10. Trae Barry
Boston College 6'6" 244lbs

Honorable Mentions: Grant Calcaterra - SMU, Will Mallory - Miami, Derrick Deese - San Jose State, Charlie Kolar - Iowa State, Austin Stogner - Oklahoma

It's pretty difficult at this point to understand the current situation with Billingsley, but the talent is still definitely there. He has been in and out of Saban's dog house all season resulting in a very mixed bag of usage up to this point. Even with this though, he is still by far the most talented TE prospect of this class so he will hold the top spot for me. Cole Turner is a converted WR and it shows on film, has good size and good athleticism along with better than expected blocking. Projects to be a good player in the league but doesn't have any special traits. I have Trey McBride and Wydermyer pretty close together, I think they are both solid and pretty well rounded, but neither offer much athletic upside. I’m probably higher on Kuithe than I should be, but he is just too fun of a player not too. He could potentially see a move to RB/FB given his smaller size and playstyle, similar to Jaylen Samuels.


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