The 2022 NFL Draft is fast approaching with 21 prospects confirmed to attend the event next week in Las Vegas, Nevada. The draft begins with the first round on Thursday night, April 28, and continues Friday, April 29, with Rounds 2-3. The draft will conclude on Saturday, April 30, with Rounds 4-7.
Georgia leads all colleges with three players in attendance while Alabama and Ohio State will each have two players on-site.
The Southeastern Conference leads all conferences with seven prospects confirmed to attend, followed by the Big Ten (four players), Pac-12 (four) and Atlantic Coast Conference (three).
Prospects confirmed to attend this year’s draft:
|2)||Charles Cross||OL||Mississippi State|
|5)||Ikem Ekwonu||OL||North Carolina State|
|8)||Kyle Hamilton||S||Notre Dame|
|10)||Zion Johnson||OL||Boston College|
|11)||Jermaine Johnson||DE||Florida State|
|14)||Drake London||WR||Southern California|
|16)||Chris Olave||WR||Ohio State|
|20)||Garrett Wilson||WR||Ohio State|
There will be 262 selections, including 39 compensatory choices that have been awarded to 16 teams that either experienced a net loss of certain quality unrestricted free agents last year or received special selections under a 2020 amendment to the League’s Collective Bargaining Agreement, which was agreed upon by the NFL and the NFLPA to promote equal employment opportunities and an inclusive workforce within NFL clubs.
The following 39 compensatory choices will supplement the 223 regular choices in the seven rounds:
Round 3: Detroit, 33; New Orleans, 34; Cleveland, 35; Baltimore, 36; Philadelphia (from New Orleans), 37; Miami (from San Francisco), 38; Kansas City, 39; Los Angeles Rams, 40; San Francisco, 41.
Round 4: Pittsburgh, 33; Baltimore, 34; Green Bay, 35; Baltimore, 36; Los Angeles Rams, 37; Tennessee, 38.
Round 5: Dallas, 33; Detroit, 34; Dallas, 35; Indianapolis, 36.
Round 6: Los Angeles Rams, 33; Los Angeles Rams, 34; Atlanta, 35; Los Angeles Chargers, 36; Arizona, 37; Indianapolis, 38; Detroit, 39; Los Angeles Rams, 40; Tennessee, 41; San Francisco, 42; San Francisco, 43.
Round 7: Los Angeles Chargers, 33; Los Angeles Chargers, 34; Arizona, 35; Arizona, 36; Green Bay, 37; Kansas City, 38; Los Angeles Chargers, 39; Tampa Bay, 40; San Francisco, 41.
The NFL Draft, which was held in Cleveland last year, will be hosted in the state of Nevada for the first time.
2022 FIRST ROUND DRAFT ORDER (as of April 14, 2022)
|4.||New York Jets|
|5.||New York Giants|
|7.||New York Giants (from Chicago)|
|9.||Seattle Seahawks (from Denver)|
|10.||New York Jets (from Seattle)|
|13.||Houston Texans (from Cleveland)|
|15.||Philadelphia Eagles (from Miami)|
|16.||New Orleans Saints (from Indianapolis via Philadelphia)|
|17.||Los Angeles Chargers|
|18.||Philadelphia Eagles (from New Orleans)|
|19.||New Orleans Saints (from Philadelphia)|
|21.||New England Patriots|
|22.||Green Bay Packers (from Las Vegas)|
|27.||Tampa Bay Buccaneers|
|28.||Green Bay Packers|
|29.||Kansas City Chiefs (from San Francisco via Miami)|
|30.||Kansas City Chiefs|
|32.||Detroit Lions (from Los Angeles Rams)|