Two a long time back, the NFL Draft was booked to occur in Las Vegas. Be that as it may, the COVID-19 pandemic constrained the NFL to shift gears and host the draft practically from official Roger Goodell’s storm cellar.
In any case, presently, Vegas will get its pivotal turning point, as the 2022 NFL Draft authoritatively heads to “Sin City.” And while the current year’s draft doesn’t contain the invigorating, enormous name quarterbacks that the last two classes have delivered, there will in any case be a lot of interest encompassing it.
Most importantly, we don’t have the foggiest idea who will go No. 1 generally this year. Aidan Hutchinson is at present the number one for the top pick, yet the Jaguars could head down a few paths with the main choice. Include that there are eight groups with different first-round picks and there could be a great deal of development during the draft.
To the surprise of no one, the NFL Draft will occur over a range of three days. It will finish off the long stretch of April and placed a bow on the a month and a half of player development during the NFL offseason.
The following is all you want to be aware of the 2022 NFL Draft, including how to watch and stream it in addition to the request for every one of the 262 picks, SN’s most recent fake draft, a major leading body of the main 150 possibilities from there, the sky is the limit.
When is the NFL Draft in 2022?
- Date: Thursday, April 28 (Round 1) | Friday, April 29 (Rounds 2-3) | Saturday, April 30 (Rounds 4-7)
- Start time: 8 p.m. ET (Thursday) | 7 p.m. ET (Friday) | Noon ET (Saturday)
- TV channels: ABC | ESPN | NFL Network
The 2022 NFL Draft will be held from April 28-30, with Round 1 being hung on the 28th, Rounds 2 and 3 beginning on the 29th and the last four rounds of the draft occurring on Saturday the 30th.
There will be 262 picks made during the 2022 NFL Draft. The Jaguars right now have the top in general choice while the last pick in the draft presently has a place with the 49ers.
What time does the NFL Draft start?
The 2022 NFL Draft will begin at 8 p.m. ET on Thursday, April 28, when the first round of the draft will be broadcast. Teams will have 10 minutes to make their picks during the first round, though few will use the duration of the 10-minute timer.
The activity will start a piece prior on Friday, as the occasion is scheduled to begin at 7 p.m. ET. Day 2 will highlight the second and third adjusts of the draft. Each group will have seven minutes to make its determination in Round 2 and five minutes to do as such in Round 3.
Saturday will be the last day of the draft and will see the greater part of the occasion’s choices made. The draft will continue at 12 p.m. ET with the start of the fourth round. Each group will have five minutes to make its choice from Rounds 4 through 6 preceding seeing that decline to four minutes in Round 7. Groups seldom utilize the full clock on the last day of the draft, so a few picks will come in fast progression.
|Thursday, April 28||Round 1||8 p.m. ET|
|Friday, April 29||Rounds 2-3||7 p.m. ET|
|Saturday, April 30||Rounds 4-7||Noon ET|
NFL Draft TV schedule
The NFL Draft will be broadcast on multiple networks once again. ABC, ESPN and NFL Network will continue to host their own draft-day shows, giving viewers plenty of options to catch all of the draft’s action live.
If you have a cable or satellite provider, you will also be able to watch the draft using both the ESPN and NFL apps.
|Round||Day||Start time||TV channels|
|Round 1||Thursday, April 28||8 p.m. ET||ABC, ESPN, NFL Network|
|Rounds 2-3||Friday, April 29||7 p.m. ET||ABC, ESPN, NFL Network|
|Rounds 4-7||Saturday, April 30||Noon ET||ABC, ESPN, NFL Network|
Meanwhile, in Canada, users will be able to catch the NFL Draft on TSN. TSN will carry coverage of the first round while its affiliate, TSN4, carries coverage of Days 2 and 3 of the draft.
How to Watch the NFL Draft
- (U.S.): ESPN app | NFL app
- (Canada): DAZN
There are multiple lifestyle choices stream the NFL Draft in 2022. Those with link or satellite will be to use the ESPN or NFL applications to watch the occasion. Those that don’t have link can go to fuboTV, which accompanies a free preliminary, to see inclusion from both ESPN and NFL Network.
In the mean time, Canadian fans will actually want to stream the occasion utilizing DAZN, which incorporates NFL Network inclusion s a piece of its streaming bundle.
NFL Draft 2022 order of picks
For the second sequential year, the Jaguars have the primary pick in the NFL Draft. The Jaguars wrapped up with the NFL’s most awful record at 3-14, so they will pick in front of the Lions (No. 2), Texans (No. 3) and Jets (No. 4).
After the initial six picks, things get a piece insane. There are eight groups with two first-round picks in 2022 and eight without first-round picks by and large. In that capacity, the Lions, Texans, Jets, Giants, Eagles, Saints, Packers and Chiefs are booked to pick two times in the first round while the Bears, Broncos, Browns, Dolphins, Colts, Raiders, 49ers and Rams all will enter the draft without a first-round determination.
There are 262 picks in the 2022 NFL Draft, including compensatory choices. The Jaguars and Chiefs are tied for the most picks in the current year’s draft, as each enters with 12. The Raiders and Dolphins each hold five picks, the least in the current year’s draft.
Below is a look at the selection order for the first round of the 2022 NFL Draft.
|1||4||New York Jets|
|1||5||New York Giants|
|1||7||New York Giants (from CHI)|
|1||9||Seattle Seahawks (from DEN)|
|1||10||New York Jets (from SEA)|
|1||13||Houston Texans (from CLE)|
|1||15||Philadelphia Eagles (from MIA)|
|1||16||New Orleans Saints (from PHI via IND)|
|1||17||Los Angeles Chargers|
|1||18||Philadelphia Eagles (from NO)|
|1||19||New Orleans Saints (from PHI)|
|1||21||New England Patriots|
|1||22||Green Bay Packers (from LV)|
|1||27||Tampa Bay Buccaneers|
|1||28||Green Bay Packers|
|1||29||Kansas City Chiefs (from SF via MIA)|
|1||30||Kansas City Chiefs|
|1||32||Detroit Lions (from LAR)|
2022 NFL mock draft
Assumptions for the 2022 NFL Draft have changed in wake of the NFL’s uncommonly dynamic free-specialist time frame. The Russell Wilson, Deshaun Watson, Tyreek Hill and Davante Adams exchanges have incredibly affected what will occur in the first round as various groups have different first-round picks.
The main five picks are particularly capricious this year, as it’s right now hazy precisely what Jacksonville with do with the No. 1 generally speaking determination. SN’s Vinnie Iyer as of late delivered a 2022 seven-round mock draft, and here’s a gander at his projections for the best five picks.
- 1. Jacksonville Jaguars (3-14): Aidan Hutchinson, EDGE, Michigan
The Jaguars have been locked into taking the best defensive player available for a while and that won’t change as they go after the cornerstone for their new-look defense under coordinator Mike Caldwell, formerly of the Buccaneers. They’ve been setting up the relentless, explosive and sometimes dominant Hutchinson being the anchor.
- 2. Detroit Lions (3-13-1): Kyle Hamilton, S, Notre Dame
The Lions also feel like they’re going for defensive impact and the decision for Brad Holmes, Dan Campbell and Aaron Glenn will come down to Hamilton, edge rusher Kayvon Thibodeaux or versatile 3-4 hybrid playmaker Travon Walker of Georgia. Hamilton is the safest, can’t-miss option here because he will continue to make a ton of plays on the back end vs. the pass and also clean up like an extra linebacker vs. the run.
- 3. Houston Texans (4-13): Evan Neal, OT, Alabama
The Texans are clutching Laremy Tunsil for left tackle yet presently they can take a gander at Neal to overwhelm the right side and give strong bookends to Davis Mills or whoever is their beginning quarterback in 2022. They have a major void at the other tackle and Neal can flip a gigantic shortcoming into a major strength.
- 4. New York Jets (4-13): Kayvon Thibodeaux, EDGE, Oregon
The Jets should be thrilled if Thibodeaux slips here to become the explosive cornerstone pass-rusher for coach Robert Saleh, which will remind him of having Nick Bosa powering his defense in San Francisco. This makes great sense as the follow-up high first-rounder to quarterback Zach Wilson.
- 5. New York Giants (4-13): Ickey Ekwonu, OT/G, NC State
The Giants, as expected, removed the hefty contract of right tackle Nate Solder from the books and here’s their direct replacement for him opposite Andrew Thomas New GM Joe Schoen needs to upgrade the offensive line well for new coach Brian Daboll and started with adding center Jon Feliciano and right guard Matt Glowinski in free agency. Ekwonu can easily start over fellow newcomer Matt Gono, who makes sense as a strong swing backup.
2022 NFL Draft prospects
It’s continuously fascinating to perceive how the highest point of each draft works out, as it’s intriguing that it lines up with any one major board. Regularly, enormous board construction will fluctuate from one group to another while contrasting draft systems — drafting for need as opposed to taking the best accessible player — can likewise impact how the main 10 picks in any draft can shake out.
In 2021, Trevor Lawrence was the agreement No. 1 player on most large sheets and he went first generally speaking. That presumably will not reoccur in 2022, as assessment on the highest point of the current year’s draft class changes fiercely from one group to another and investigator to examiner.
As indicated by SBC’s Vinnie Iyer, here are the main 10 possibilities in the 2022 NFL Draft.
- Aidan Hutchinson, EDGE, Michigan
- Kyle Hamilton, S, Notre Dame
- Ickey Ekwonu, OT, NC State
- Evan Neal, OT, Alabama
- Kayvon Thibodeaux, EDGE, Oregon
- Derek Stingley Jr., CB, LSU
- Travon Walker, EDGE, Georgia
- Sauce Gardner, CB, Cincinnati
- Jermaine Johnson II, EDGE, Florida State
- Charles Cross, OT, Mississippi State