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NFLPA Collegiate Game Starts All-Star Week

NFLPA Collegiate Game Starts All-Star Week

  Opens Week for East-West and Senior Bowl Games

 Jan. 29 – NFLPA Collegiate Game – Rose Bowl, Los Angeles, Ca.–  
The NFLPA Collegiate Bowl will have their 10th edition of its game today January 29, 2022. Originally slated for the week before, the new date best allows the Collegiate Bowl to once again provide participants with the world-class experience that’s made it the premier postseason all-star showcase. After going virtual for the 2021, the game will once again be played at the historic Rose Bowl Stadium and be televised on NFL Network. Former NFL head coaches, Jeff Fisher and Marvin Lewis have been selected to lead the American and National teams for the 2022 NFLPA Collegiate Bowl. The 10th annual game will take place at the historic Rose Bowl Stadium in California and air live on NFL Network.

DraftInsiders.com will have a detailed scouting report from NFLPA practices and game in the Feb Newsletter

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Players to Watch

Pos Name /                 School /                    Ht | Wt | Hand | Arm | Wingspan
Offense

QB Zerrick Cooper, Jacksonville St:              6026 | 234 | 948 | 3300 | 7938
QB Chase Garbers, California:                      6020 | 218 | 900 | 3138 | 7468
QB Cole Kelley, Southeastern Louisiana:      6072 | 248 | 958 | 3438 | 8228
RB Greg Bell, San Diego State:                     5106 | 198 | 900 | 3100 | 7168
RB Stephen Carr, Indiana:                             5111 | 212 | 958 | 3228 | 7448
RB Shermari Jones, Coastal Carolina:          5117 | 214 | 968 | 3178 | 7678
RB Julius Chestnut, Sacred Heart:                5111 | 226 | 900 | 3138 | 7378
WR Corey Sutton, Appalachian State:           6017 | 206 | 858 | 3068 | 7538
WR Isaiah Weston, Northern Iowa:                6037 | 212 | 918 | 3300 | 7948
WR Braylon Sanders, Mississippi:                 6000 | 190 | 1000 | 3158 | 7548
WR Taysir Mack, Pittsburgh:                          6016 | 198 | 948 | 3248 | 7778
WR Dai’Jean Dixon, Nicholls State:               6024 | 203 | 958 | 3258 | 7928
WR Jequez Ezzard, Sam Houston State:      5093 | 194 | 928 | 3038 | 7278
WR Kalil Pimpleton, Central Michigan:
TE Austin Allen, Nebraska:                            6076 | 259 | 948 | 3418 | 8168
TE Trae Barry, Boston College:                     6060 | 242 | 1000 | 3600 | 8548
TE Zaire Mitchell-Paden, FAU:                      6044 | 256 | 968 | 3528 | 8278
TE Jake Tonges, California:                           6043 | 239 | 1000 | 3338 | 7938
OG Greg Long, Purdue:                                 6033 | 299 | 978 | 3338 | 8068
OG Josh Rivas, Kansas State:                       6051 | 327 | 900 | 3268 | 7878
OG Josh Sills, Oklahoma State:                     6050 | 330 | 978 | 3468 | 8268
OT Jarrid Williams, Miami:                             6061 | 322 | 1048 | 3548 | 8568
OT Lewis Kidd, Montana State                      6056 | 314 | 978 | 3468 | 8178
OT Jalen McKenzie, USC:                             6046 | 307 | 1028 | 3428 | 8048
OT Aron Johnson, South Dakota State:         6050 | 303 | 1000 | 3478 | 8118
OT AJ Arcuri, Michigan State:                        6071 | 308 | 1068 | 3468 | 8400

Defense
DE Sam Williams, Mississippi:                       6034 | 252 | 978 | 3418 | 8058
DE T.D. Moultry, Auburn:                               6014 | 262 | 900 | 3228 | 7748
DE Tre Williams, Arkansas:                            6043 | 252 | 948 | 3378 | 8158
DT Curtis Brooks, Cincinnati:                         6023 | 273 | 1000 | 3200 | 7818
DT Jayden Peevy, Texas A&M:                     6050 | 319 | 1038 | 3618 | 8568
DT Jonathan Ford, Miami:                              6050 | 338 | 900 | 3638 | 7978
DT Roderick Perry II, Illinois:                          6012 | 312 | 1078 | 3378 | 8018
DT Tariqious Tisdale, Mississippi:                  6047 | 281 | 928 | 3548 | 8268
OLB Malcolm Rodriguez, Oklahoma State:   5110 | 227 | 928 | 3028 | 7258
OLB Joshua Ross, Michigan:                         6006 | 220 | 918 | 3138 | 7468
OLB Arron Mosby, Fresno State:                   6023 | 248 | 978 | 3300 | 7638
OLB Olakunle Fatukasi, Rutgers:                   6015 | 241 | 948 | 3328 | 7828
OLB Jack Gibbens, Minnesota:                      6032 | 239 | 928 | 3300 | 7728
OLB Segun Olubi, San Diego State:              6003 | 229 | 748 | 3258 | 7738
OLB Deandre Johnson, Miami:                      6030 | 253 | 1028 | 3318 | 7838
OLB Chauncey Manac, Louisiana-Lafayette: 6030 | 249 | 1048 | 3438 | 8100
OLB Cameron Goode, California:                  6030 | 237 | 848 | 3458 | 8148
CB Leonard Johnson, Duke:                          6005 | 191 | 738 | 3178 | 7618
CB Julius Faulk, Delta State:                         6004 | 211 | 878 | 3318 | 8048
CB Tre Swilling, Georgia Tech:                      6006 | 202 | 948 | 3268 | 7800
CB Obi Eboh, UCLA:                                      6010 | 195 | 828 | 3238 | 7918
FS Zyon Gilbert, FAU:                                    6003 | 177 | 868 | 3058 | 7528
FS Isaiah Pryor, Notre Dame:                        6013 | 218 | 868 | 3248 | 7678
FS Kekaula Kaniho, Boise State:                   5113 | 181 | 8058 | 3028 | 7238
SS Markquese Bell, Florida A&M:                  6022 | 200 | 948 | 3300 | 7648




NFL Draft 2022 – First Round Mock Draft  2.0

NFL Draft 2022 – First Round Mock Draft  2.0

January, 2022
* Underclassmen – Pre-Senior & East-West All-Star Games

All underclassmen had until Jan. 17th to declare for the NFL Draft. Players have three days to rescind their decision.
x – Playoff teams will finalize their positions after each postseason round.

1st Round

  #         Team            W/L          Player                      Pos      Ht/WT    School  Class
1         Jacksonville      2-14      Kayvon Thibodeaux       DE       6-5/260             Oregon             Jr
2         Detroit              2-13-1   Aidan Hutchinson            DE       6-6/265             Michigan           Jr
3         Houston            4-12      Kenny Pickett                  QB       6-3/220             Pittsburgh       Sr
4         Jets                  4-12      Derek Stingley                   CB        6-1/195             LSU          Jr
5         Giants               4-12      Kyle Hamilton                  S          6-4/220             Notre Dame    Jr
6         Carolina            5-11      Evan Neal                          OT        6-7/350             Alabama        Jr
7         NY Giants (Chic) 6-11    George Karlaftis             DE       6-4/275             Purdue             Jr
8         Atlanta              7-10      David Ojabo                     DE       6-5/250             Michigan     RSoph
9         Denver              7-10      Matt Corral                        QB       6-2/205          Mississippi     Jr
10         NY Jets (Seattle) 7-10    DeMarvin Leal               DT        6-4/290             Texas A&M       Jr
11         Washington       7-10      Garrett Wilson                WR       6-0/190             Ohio State        Jr
12         Minnesota         8-9        Nakobe Dean                 ILB       6-0/225             Georgia          Jr
13         Cleveland          8-9        Ikem Ekwonu                 OT        6-4/320            North Carolina St Jr
14         Baltimore          8-9        Tyler Linderbaum          C          6-3/290             Iowa          Jr
15         Phil (Miami)       9-8        Devin Lloyd                   ILB       6-3/235             Utah          Sr
16         Phil (Indianapolis) 9-8    Charles Cross               OT        6-5/310          Mississippi St  RSoph
17         LA Chargers      9-8        Kaiir Elam                      CB        6-2/195             Florida       Jr
18         New Orleans     9-8        Andrew Booth               CB        6-0/195             Clemson           Jr
19       Philadelphia      9-8        Treylon Burks                WR       6-3/225             Arkansas          Jr
20       Pittsburgh         9-8-1     Kenyon Green               OG       6-4/325             Texas A&M       Jr
21       New England    10-7      Nicholas Petit-Frere      OT        6-5/315             Ohio State        Jr
22       Las Vegas        10-7      Jameson Williams         WR       6-2/190             Alabama           Jr
23       Arizona             11-6     Kenneth Walker             RB        5-11/210            Michigan State Jr
24       Dallas               12-5      Bernhard Raimann        OT        6-7/305             C. Michigan       Sr
25       Buffalo             11-6      Christian Harris              ILB       6-2/235             Alabama        Jr
26       Tennessee        12-5      Drake Jackson              OLB      6-4/250             Southern Cal     Jr
27       Tampa Bay       13-4      Jahan Dotson                WR       5-11/185            Penn State        Sr
28       Green Bay        13-4      Chris Olave                    WR       6-1/190             Ohio State        Sr
29x       Miami (San Fran) 10-7   Jordan Davis             DT        6-6/340             Georgia            Sr
30x       Cincinnati          10-7      Ahmad Gardner         CB        6-3/200             Cincinnati          Jr
31x       Detroit (Rams)   12-5      Drake London            WR       6-5/210             Southern Cal     Jr
32x       Kansas City      12-5      Isaiah Spiller                 RB        6-1/215             Texas A&M   Jr




NFL Draft 2022 – Underclassmen Prospects Announced

NFL Draft 2022 – Underclassmen Pro Prospects

NFL Office Announces 73 Players Granted Special Eligibility for NFL Draft

NFL.com

Each of the players listed below have met the league’s three-year eligibility rule and have renounced their college football eligibility by submitting written notification to the league office on or before the January 17th deadline.  Consequently, they are eligible for selection

The list of 73 players granted special eligibility for entry to the 2022 NFL Draft was released by the NFL on Friday.

Each of the players granted special eligibility has met the league’s three-year eligibility rule and has submitted to a written application in which he renounced his remaining college football eligibility. The deadline for receiving applications was Jan. 17.

The 73 players granted special eligibility for the 2022 NFL Draft

NFL Draft 2022 is scheduled to be held April 28-30 in Las Vegas, Nevada

Tyler Allgeier, RB, BYU
Alec Anderson, OT, UCLA
Matt Araiza, P, San Diego State
David Bell, WR, Purdue
Dane Belton, DB, Iowa
Nik Bonitto, LB, Oklahoma
Andrew Booth, DB, Clemson
Gabe Brkic, K, Oklahoma
Treylon Burks, WR, Arkansas
Leo Chenal, LB, Wisconsin
Lewis Cine, DB, Georgia
Snoop Conner, RB, Mississippi
Matt Corral, QB, Mississippi
Charles Cross, OT, Mississippi State
Nick Cross, DB, Maryland
Tyrion Davis-Price, RB, LSU
Nakobe Dean, LB, Georgia
William Dunkle, G, San Diego State
Jerrion Ealy, RB, Mississippi
Ikem Ekwonu, OT, N.C. State
Kaiir Elam, DB, Florida
Kaleb Eleby, QB, Western Michigan
Noah Elliss, DT, Idaho
Martin Emerson, DB, Mississippi State
Erik Ezukanma, WR, Texas Tech
Cordale Flott, DB, LSU
Ahmad Gardner, DB, Cincinnati
Tyler Goodson, RB, Iowa
Kyler Gordon, DB, Washington
Kenyon Green, G, Texas A&M
Ben Griffiths, P, USC
Breece Hall, RB, Iowa State
Kyle Hamilton, DB, Notre Dame
Christian Harris, LB, Alabama
Kevin Harris, RB, South Carolina
Daxton Hill, DB, Michigan
Christopher Hinton, DT, Michigan
Drake Jackson, LB, USC
Cam Jurgens, C, Nebraska
Zonovan Knight, RB, N.C. State
DeMarvin Leal, DT, Texas A&M
Drake London, WR, USC
Sincere McCormick, RB, UTSA
Trent McDuffie, DB, Washington
Ja’Quan McMillian, DB, East Carolina
John Metchie, WR, Alabama
Skyy Moore, WR, Western Michigan
Jalen Nailor, WR, Michigan State
Evan Neal, OT, Alabama
David Ojabo, LB, Michigan
George Pickens, WR, Georgia
Makai Polk, WR, Mississippi State
Sean Rhyan, OT, UCLA
Wan’Dale Robinson, WR, Kentucky
Dare Rosenthal, OT, Kentucky
Brandon Smith, LB, Penn State
Tyler Smith, OT, Tulsa
Isaiah Spiller, RB, Texas A&M
Chris Steele, DB, USC
Derek Stingley, DB, LSU
Tyler Vrabel, OT, Boston College
Kenneth Walker III, RB, Michigan State
Rasheed Walker, OT, Penn State
Travon Walker, DT, Georgia
Dohnovan West, C, Arizona State
Devon Williams, WR, Oregon
Jameson Williams, WR, Alabama
Kyren Williams, RB, Notre Dame
Garrett Wilson, WR, Ohio State
Alex Wright, LB, UAB
Mykael Wright, DB, Oregon
Jalen Wydermyer, TE, Texas A&M
Cade York, K, LSU

The following 27 underclassmen have in timely fashion under NFL rules officially notified the league office that they have fulfilled their degree requirements. They are eligible for selection:
 
Jalyn Armour-Davis, DB, Alabama
Brian Asamoah, LB, Oklahoma
Kevin Austin, WR, Notre Dame
Slade Bolden, WR, Alabama
Jashaun Corbin, RB, Florida State
Greg Dulcich, TE, UCLA
Joshua Ezeudu, G, North Carolina
John FitzPatrick, TE, Georgia
Jerome Ford, RB, Cincinnati
Vincent Gray, DB, Michigan
Hassan Haskins, RB, Michigan
Sam Howell, QB, North Carolina
George Karlaftis, DE, Purdue
Tyler Linderbaum, C, Iowa
Verone McKinley III, DB, Oregon
Kyler McMichael, DB, North Carolina
James Mitchell, TE, Virginia Tech
Nicholas Petit-Frere, OT, Ohio State
Kyle Philips, WR, UCLA
Tyler Snead, WR, East Carolina
Carson Strong, QB, Nevada
Isaac Taylor-Stuart, DB, USC
Master Teague, RB, Ohio State
Luke Tenuta, OT, Virginia Tech
Kayvon Thibodeaux, DE, Oregon
Cameron Thomas, DE, San Diego State
Zamir White, RB, Georgia

The following players inquired about their draft status and are eligible for selection without the need for special eligibility:

Travis Jones, DT, Connecticut
Justyn Ross, WR, Clemson
Jermaine Waller, DB, Virginia Tech
Josh Watts, P, Colorado




Hula Bowl Starts All-Star Postseason

Hula Bowl 2022

Saturday January 15, 2022 – 12 pm noon EST
UCF Bounce House Stadium
Orlando, Florida – CBS Sports Network

Team Aina – Head coach: Mike Smith
Team Kai – Head coach: Brian Billick

Rosters
https://www.hulabowl.com/events/athlete-roster-2022.html

Hula Bowl Heads New All-Star Postseason

A full schedule of postseason All-star games return this year with the Hula Bowl kicking off the prime postseason events. Many All-star games were closed down last year except the Senior Bowl Classic. The Covid 19 virus cancelled a wide range of events, making the scouting process very difficult and limited. The past NFL Draft 2021 class will be interesting to evaluate in a few more seasons and seeing if a higher number of early draft selection bust out and more late round sleepers emerge over their first three or four seasons.

Both dates and locations of several events have changed in many cases for the major All-star venues, in addition to several small college All-star events. DraftInsiders.com scouting staff will be at many All-Star events plus the NFL Combine 2022 and school Pro Days. Each All-star event will have announcements thru the postseason with player and coaching updates.

The 2022 Hula Bowl is a postseason college football all-star game scheduled for January 15, 2022, with kickoff at 12:00 noon EST, at Bounce House in Orlando, Florida. It will be the first all-star contest of the 2021–22 bowl games and, while not restricted to FBS players, one of the final games of the 2021 FBS football season. Television coverage will be provided by CBS Sports Network. This will be the first playing of the Hula Bowl outside of Hawaii, due to Aloha Stadium near Honolulu being closed for renovations.[2] The games rosters players into Aina and Kai teams, the words for land and sea in the Hawaiian language.

Hula Bowl Players to Watch
QB Cole Kelley | Southeastern Louisiana | 6066 | 248
QB Anthony Brown | Oregon | 6013 | 227.8
RB Julius Chestnut | Sacred Heart | 5111 | 224.4
RB Isaih Pacheco | Rutgers | 5102 | 208
RB Stephen Carr | Indiana | 5113 | 210.9
WR Jalen Virgil | Appalachian State | 6001 | 211
WR Mike Harley | Miami (FL) | 5103 | 172.9
WR Isaiah Weston | Northern Iowa | 6033 | 208
WR Keith Corbin | Jackson State | 6006 | 188.5
WR Lujuan Winningham | Central Arkansas | 6030 | 189.3
TE Jamal Pettigrew | McNeese State | 6062 | 251
TE Daniel Imatorbhebhe | Kansas State | 6031 | 241
TE Andrew Ogletree | Youngstown State | 6053 | 256.1
OT Sam Schlueter | Minnesota | 6057 | 313
OG Cain Madden | Notre Dame | 6021 | 316
OG Cole Schneider | Central Florida | 6031 | 309.1
OC Liam Shanahan | LSU | 6042 | 305
OC Matt Allen | Michigan State | 6023 | 311.8
DE Isaiah Chambers | McNeese State | 6035 | 260
DE Scott Patchan | Colorado State | 6043 | 257.7
DE Owen Carney | Illinois | 6031 | 265.5
LB Isaiah Graham-Mobley | Boston College | 6006 | 223
LB Teddy Gallagher | Coastal Carolina | 6000 | 234.9
LB Drew White | Notre Dame | 6002 | 228 |
CB Christian Benford | Villanova | 6003 | 196
CB Deane Leonard | Ole Miss | 6007 | 182 |
CB Tristin McCullom | Sam Houston State | 6004 | 190.4
CB Tayler Hawkins | San Diego State | 5117 | 198
CB Deane Leonard | Ole Miss | 6007 | 182
S Bydarrius Knighten | Auburn | 5114 | 196
S Tariq Carpenter | Georgia Tech | 6024 | 227




NFL Draft First Round Selection Order – Jaguars are ‘On the Clock’

NFL Draft 2022 Selection Order – The Jaguars are ‘On the Clock’ (Again)!

Jaguars Lions, Texans, Jets & Giants Hold Current Top 5 Selections
                         Eagles Hold Three #1 Selections,
               Giants and Jets Hold Two #1 Draft Choices

The Jacksonville Jaguars are ‘On the Clock’ with the first overall selection for the NFL Draft 2022. They earned the top overall draft choice again currently off a horrible 3-14 record. Rookie head coach Urban Meyer was fired in early December. Their recent overall draft decisions have been weak.

Detroit currently holds the 2nd overall selection off a poor 3-13-1 record with the Texans, Jets and Giants completing the top five selections. There is a logjam with nine clubs between 4-13, 7-10 and 9-8 that will impact the top  selections.

Jets (#4 & #10) and Giants (#5 & #7) hold two first round picks each with both top ten selections. The Eagles hold three #1 selections (#15, 16 & 19) with all from the middle of the round back.

A teams’ opponent’s W-L record will determine all tie situations. Teams that are still tied will flip though none necessary this year. Playoff teams will shuffle according to their postseason results to determine the final top 32 selections.

NFL teams look to both the veteran Free Agency period and the NFL Draft 2022 to improve their rosters. The salary cap went up after  in years with a $175 million cap range per team expected. It will dictate the movement of many veteran players this offseason and have an impact among the premier draft selections.

        Playoffs – Super Bowl game will determine final position
                postseason determines the final two positions

#            Team               W-L / Opp W-L %
1          Jacksonville          3-14     .512
2          Detroit                  3-13-1  .528
3          Houston                4-13     .498
4          NY Jets                 4-13     .512
5          NY Giants             4-13     .529
6          Carolina                5-12     .512
7          NY Giants (Chic)   6-11   .524
8          Atlanta                  7-10     .476
9          Denver                  7-10     .484
10         NY Jets (Seattle)   7-10   .519
11         Washington           7-10   .529
12         Minnesota             8-9     .507
13         Cleveland              8-9      .517
14         Baltimore              8-9     .528
15         Phil (Miami)         9-8      .464
16         Phil (Indianapolis) 9-8    .495
17         LA Chargers      9-8          .510
18         New Orleans     9-8          .512
19         Philadelphia      9-8          .472
20         Pittsburgh         9-7-1       .521
21         Cincinnati          10-7        .472
22         New England    10-7        .481
23         Miami (San Fran) 10-7   .500
24         Las Vegas        10-7          .510
25         Buffalo            11-6           .472
26         Detroit (Rams)   11-6     .490
27         Dallas               12-5         .491
28         Arizona            12-5        .483
29         Kansas City      12-5       .538
30         Tampa Bay       13-4      .460
31         Tennessee        12-5        .472
32         Green Bay        13-4       .479
 
               *** April 28-30 – NFL Draft 2022 – ***
 
Team tie-breaking procedure for the NFL Draft
If two or more clubs are tied in the selection order, the strength-of-schedule tie breaker is applied, subject to the following exceptions for playoff clubs: The Super Bowl winner is last and the Super Bowl loser next-to-last. Any non-Super Bowl playoff club involved in a tie shall be assigned priority within its segment below that of non-playoff clubs and in the order that the playoff clubs exited from the playoffs. Within a tied segment a playoff club that loses in the Wild-Card game will have priority over a playoff club that loses in the Divisional playoff game that in turn will have priority over a club that loses in the Conference Championship game. If two tied clubs exited the playoffs in the same round, the tie is broken by strength of schedule. If any ties cannot be broken by strength of schedule, the divisional or conference tie breakers, when applicable, are applied. Any ties that still exist are broken by a coin flip.




Senior Bowl Names Lions & Jets Staffs for 2022 All-Star Classic

Senior Bowl Names Lions & Jets Staffs for All-Star Classic

The Reese’s Senior Bowl today announced that NFL Football Operations has assigned the Detroit Lions and New York Jets as the coaching staffs for the 73rd annual Reese’s Senior Bowl to be played on Saturday February 5, 2022, at Hancock Whitney Stadium on the campus of the University of South Alabama.

The game will be aired live on the NFL Network at 1:30 CT.  The Lions own the No. 2 pick, while the Jets own the Nos. 4 and 10 selections in the 2022 NFL draft. NFL teams are offered the opportunity to coach the two Senior Bowl squads based on draft order, unless they are transitioning coaching staffs. The Jaguars hold the No. 1 pick of the draft but with the club in search of a coach did not quality. The Lions hold the #2 overall pick, while the Jets have the #4 overall selection. The Lions last coached the Senior Bowl in 2020 under then-coach Matt Patricia. The Jets have not coached a Senior Bowl team since 1979 under coach Walt Michaels.

       Go to   seniorbowl.com   for this years Player list

Draft Insiders.com will attend all events and have in-depth coverage in Feb Newsletter

The Senior Bowl is coming off a record-breaking year in which 106 players were selected in the 2021 NFL draft, which represents 41% of the entire class. Over the past three drafts (2019-2021), 88.4% of the players wound up making an active 53-man NFL roster at some point during their rookie season.

The Senior Bowl has long been the nation’s most prestigious college all-star game and it is the only one coached by entire staffs from two NFL clubs.  NFL Football Operations smartly uses the draft order to select participating clubs because it serves as a valuable mechanism of parity for competitive balance in the league each year.

For the first time in the game’s rich history, head coaches will serve in more an advisory capacity while promoting select assistants into leadership roles on the staff (e.g. running backs coach to head coach, secondary coach to defensive coordinator, etc.). This new change will offer position coaches and coordinators developmental opportunities in a setting that showcases their skills in front of peers from all 32 clubs.

In addition, Senior Bowl leadership is excited to announce that four coaches from Historically Black Colleges & Universities will be a part of Senior Bowl coaching staffs in this year’s game. Coaches selected to take part in this minority fellowship program will be a part of on-field coaching, position meetings, and nightly staff evaluations.  The primary goal of this new initiative is to connect HBCU coaches with NFL decision-makers in hope that it leads to future career opportunities, while also giving the rest of the league’s teams four individuals to contact for information on Senior Bowl participants.

The three recent rosters have included the following standouts: QB Justin Herbert (Chargers), QB Mac Jones  (Patriots), QB Jalen Hurts (Eagles),  DS Jeremy Chinn (Panthers), WR Deebo Samuel (49ers), WR Chase Claypool (Steelers), WR Brandon Aiyuk (49ers), (Eagles), DB Kyle Dugger (Patriots), RB Elijah Mitchell (49ers), RB Antonio Gibson (WFT), WR Terry McLaurin (WFT), OL Chris Lindstrom (Falcons),  OL Elgton Jenkins (Packers), DL Montez Sweat (WFT), RB Najee Harris (Steelers), RB Rhamondre Stevenson (Patriots), RB Michael Carter (Jets), WR Kadarius Toney (Giants), WR Devonta Smith (Eagles), OL Quinn Meinerz (Broncos), and OL Creed Humphrey (Chiefs).

 

 




NFL Draft 2022 – First Round Mock Draft  1.0

NFL Draft 2022 – First Round Mock Draft  1.0

 January, 2022
* Underclassmen –   Selection order with 1 regular season game to go
Pre All-Star games

All underclassmen had until Jan. 17th to declare for the NFL Draft 2022. Players have three days to rescind their decision and return to school and still retain their college eligibility.

Exact draft order to be determined at close of the postseason

NFL  Mock Draft

1st Round

  #         Team             W/L      Player                          Pos      Ht/WT               School             Class
1         Jacksonville      2-14      Aidan Hutchinson          DE       6-6/265             Michigan           Jr
2         Detroit              2-13-1   Derek Stingley               CB        6-1/195             LSU         Jr
3         Houston            4-12      Kayvon Thibodeaux       DE       6-5/260             Oregon             Jr
4         Jets                  4-12      Kyle Hamilton               S          6-4/220             Notre Dame      Jr
5         Giants               4-12      George Karlaftis         DE       6-4/275             Purdue        Jr
6         Jets (Seattle)     6-10      David Ojabo               DE       6-5/250            Michigan           RSoph
7         Carolina            5-11      Kenny Pickett             QB       6-3/220             Pittsburgh     Sr
8         Giants (Chicago) 6-10    Evan Neal                   OT        6-7/350             Alabama           Jr
9         Washington       6-10      Ikem Ekwonu              OT        6-4/320             North Carolina St Jr
10         Atlanta              7-9        DeMarvin Leal           DT        6-4/290             Texas A&M       Jr
11         Denver              7-9        Devin Lloyd            ILB       6-3/235                Utah              Sr
12         Minnesota         7-9        Matt Corral               QB       6-2/205             Mississippi       Jr
13         Cleveland          7-9        Garrett Wilson         WR       6-0/190             Ohio State        Jr
14         Phil (Miami)       8-8        Treylon Burks           WR       6-3/225            Arkansas        Jr
15         New Orleans     8-8        Kaiir Elam                 CB        6-2/195             Florida         Jr
16         Baltimore          8-8        Tyler Linderbaum        C          6-3/290             Iowa      Jr
17         Pittsburgh         8-7-1     Charles Cross         OT        6-5/310             Mississippi St   RSoph
18         Philadelphia      9-7        Jordan Davis           DT        6-6/340             Georgia        Sr
19         Miami (San Fran) 9-7     Kenyon Green               OG       6-4/325             Texas A&M       Jr
20         Las Vegas        9-7        Andrew Booth               CB        6-0/195                Clemson           Jr
21         Phil (Indianapolis) 9-7    Ahmad Gardner            CB        6-3/200            Cincinnati          Jr
22         LA Chargers      9-7        Drake London               WR       6-5/210             Southern Cal     Jr
23         Cincinnati          10-6      Nicholas Petit-Frere       OT        6-5/315          Ohio State        Jr
24         New England    10-6      Jameson Williams         WR       6-2/190           Alabama           Jr
25         Buffalo             10-6      Kenneth Walker             RB        5-11/210            Michigan State Jr
26         Tennessee        11-5      Nakobe Dean                ILB       6-0/225             Georgia            Jr
27         Arizona             11-5      Drake Jackson             OLB      6-4/250             Southern Cal     Jr
28         Dallas               11-5      Christian Harris             ILB       6-2/235                Alabama          Jr
29         Kansas City      11-5      Jermaine Johnson         DE       6-5/265             Florida State     Sr
30         Tampa Bay       12-4      Jahan Dotson               WR       5-11/185            Penn State        Sr
31         Detroit (LA Rams) 12-4  Chris Olave                   WR       6-1/190             Ohio State        Sr
32         Green Bay        13-3      Jalen Wydermyer          TE        6-5/255             Texas A&M       Jr

X – The Colts #1 pick goes to the Eagles as QB Carson Wentz participated in 75% of the Colts offensive plays this season and they made the playoffs.

Currently four teams, the Bears, 49ers, Seahawks and Rams do not have a 1st round selection.
Teams 19-32 make the playoffs if the season ended today and are playoff clubs in the draft order. The draft order for playoff teams is determined by the results through postseason play.

April 28-30 – NFL Draft 2022 – Las Vegas, Nevada.




NFL Draft 2022 – First Round Selection Order

NFL Draft 2022 –

– The Jaguars are ‘On the Clock’ (again)!
Jaguars, Lions, Texans, Giants & Jets Hold Current Top 5 Selections

                     Eagles Have Three #1 Selections,
            Giants & Jets Hold Two #1 Draft Choices

The Jacksonville Jaguars are ‘On the Clock’ with the first overall selection for the NFL Draft 2022. They could earn the top overall draft choice again currently off a horrible 2-14 record if they maintain this position over the Lions. Rookie head coach Urban Meyer was fired in earlier December. Their recent overall draft decisions have been weak and slow to develop. Detroit currently holds the 2nd overall selection off a poor 2-13-1 record and could still land the top overall selection if they lose and the Jaguars win in the final week. Texans, Jets and Giants complete the top five selections with 4-12 records. There is a logjam with eight clubs between 5-11 and 7-9 that will impact the top 12 overall selections.

Jets and Giants hold two #1 picks with both probable top ten selections. The Eagles hold three #1 selections with all from the middle of the round back.

First Round Selection Order – after 16 Games

#   Team                       Record             Strength/schedule

1 Jacksonville               2-14                  .522
2 Detroit                       2-13-1               .539
3 Houston                     4-12                  .496
4 NY Jets                      4-12                  .515
5 NY Giants                  4-12                  .537
6 Carolina                     5-11                  .507
7 NY Jets (Seattle)        6-10                  .518
8 NY Giants (Chicago)   6-10                  .520
9 Washington                6-10                  .533
10 Atlanta                     7-9                    .461
11 Denver                     7-9                    .478
12 Minnesota                7-9                    .513
13 Cleveland                 7-9                    .524
14 Phil (Miami)              8-8                    .467
15 New Orleans             8-8                    .515
16 Baltimore                 8-8                    .531
17 Pittsburgh                8-7-1                 .520
18 Las Vegas                9-7                    .517
19 Philadelphia             9-7                    .461
20 Phil (Indianapolis)     9-7                    .489
21 LA Chargers             9-7                    .509
22 Miami (San Fran)      9-7                    .509
23 Buffalo                     10-6                  .469
24 New England            10-6                  .474
25 Cincinnati                 10-6                  .465
26 Arizona                    11-5                  .483
27 Dallas                      11-5                  .493
28 Kansas City             11-5                  .542
29 Tampa Bay              12-4                  .474
30 Detroit (LA Rams)     12-4                  .480
31 Tennessee               11-5                  .469
32 Green Bay                13-3                  .469

X – The Colts #1 pick goes to the Eagles as QB Carson Wentz participated in 75% of the Colts offensive plays this season and they made the playoffs.

Currently four teams, the Bears, 49ers, Seahawks and Rams do not have a 1st round selection.

Teams 19-32 make the playoffs if the season ended today and are playoff clubs in the draft order. The draft order for playoff teams is determined by the results through postseason play.

April 28-30 – NFL Draft 2022 – Las Vegas, Nevada.




All-Star Game Schedule 2022

All-Star Game Schedule 2022

A full schedule of postseason All-star games return this year after closing down every event except the Senior Bowl Classic last offseason. The Covid 19 virus cancelled a wide range of events, making the scouting process very difficult. The NFL Draft 2021 class will be interesting to evaluate in a few more seasons and seeing if a higher number of early draft selection become busts and more late round sleepers emerge over the first three or four seasons.

Both dates and locations of several events have changed in many cases for the major All-star venues, in addition to several small college All-star events.  DraftInsiders.com scouting staff will be at events plus the NFL Combine 2022. Each All-star event will have announcements thru the postseason with player and coaching additions and updates. Check back here for updates related to All-star game changes.

DraftInsiders.com staff will update events and will create several Emails and Tweets from every event over the week long practices and games.  

All-Star Game Schedule 2022

Jan. 15 -Hula Bowl – Orlando, Florida
The Hula Bowl is set to be played at the University of Central Florida on Jan. 15, 2022. The game is usually played in Honolulu but Aloha Stadium is going through a renovation. The Hula Bowl moved its historic game from Honolulu to Orlando for its 2022 game. The iconic game is pleased to feature an amazing lineup of coaching legends for its Orlando Debut.  This year’s coaching staff has over 275 years of combined coaching experience.  The game will maintain much of its rich Hawaiian heritage, and will continue with its two squads, titled the AINA and KAI, representing the Land and Sea in Hawaiian.

Former Atlanta Falcons head coach Mike Smith will return to the sidelines to be the AINA head coach at the 2022 Hula Bowl.  During his time at the helm of the Falcons, he became the franchise’s winningest head coach by number of wins.  In addition, he was awarded the prestigious NFL 2008 Coach of the Year Award by the Associated Press.

Brian Billick will head up the KAI squad. He was the offensive coordinator for the Minnesota Vikings from 1994 to 1998. The team broke the NFL scoring record in the 1998 season. Following this record setting performance, Billick spent nine seasons as the head coach of the Baltimore Ravens from January 19, 1999 to December 31, 2007. On January 28, 2001, Billick won Super Bowl XXXV as the Ravens’ head coach in a 34–7 victory over the New York Giants. It was the Ravens’ first Super Bowl appearance. He was inducted into the Baltimore Ravens Ring of Honor in 2019.

Jan. 29 – NFLPA Collegiate Bowl – Rose Bowl, Pasadena, Ca.
The NFLPA Collegiate Bowl announced their 10th edition of its game will take place on January 29, 2022. Originally slated for the week before, the new date best allows the Collegiate Bowl to once again provide participants with the world-class experience that’s made it the premier postseason all-star showcase. After going virtual for the 2021, the game will once again be played at the historic Rose Bowl Stadium and be televised on NFL Network. Former NFL head coaches, Jeff Fisher and Marvin Lewis have been selected to lead the American and National teams for the 2022 NFLPA Collegiate Bowl. The 10th annual game will take place at the historic Rose Bowl Stadium in California and air live on NFL Network.

Feb. 3 – East-West Shrine Bowl – Allegiant Stadium, Las Vegas, Nevada.
The 97th annual East-West Shrine Bowl has moved to Allegiant Stadium Las Vegas.

Feb. 5 – Senior Bowl – Hancock Whitney Stadium, Mobile, Alabama.
In 2021, a new era in the Senior Bowl’s history began with the game moving to Hancock Whitney Stadium on the South Alabama Jaguars’ campus. Throughout its history, the Senior Bowl has produced over 55 players that went on to be inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame. The game is unique among college all-star games as the teams are coached by NFL staff. Former MVPs of the game include the likes of Dan Marino, LaDainian Tomlinson, Dak Prescott and Justin Herbert.

Coaching staffs will be announced after the NFL season. They come from non playoff clubs that retain their coaching staffs and usually drafting in the top 5 selections for the NFL Draft 2022.

Senior Bowl Game
Saturday, February 5, 2022, 1:30pm CT, Mobile, Alabama
University of South Alabama, Hancock Whitney Stadium
TV: NFL Network
TICKETS: ON SALE!




Walter Payton Award 2021 Watch List – FCS Offensive Player of Year

Walter Payton Award 2021 Watch List

UNI football’s Trevor Penning is the first offensive lineman to be named to this year’s Walter Payton Award watch list.

Penning was among 11 players added today, which now includes 46 players. The 2021 Stats Perform FCS Walter Payton Award is presented annually to the national offensive player of the year in college football’s Division I subdivision.

Trevor Penning is our #1 small college prospect and a potential high draft selection. He is scheduled to play in the 2022 Senior Bowl in Mobile, Alabama.

For the 2021-22 Award Calendar- Player & Coach Awards – Go to www.draftinsiders.com

The Payton Award is celebrating its 35th anniversary season. It’s named for the legendary Hall of Fame running back. Past recipients include Steve McNair, Tony Romo, Brian Westbrook, Jimmy Garoppolo, Cooper Kupp and Trey Lance.

Penning became the first Panther to earn the Missouri Valley Football Conference Offensive Lineman of the Week award Oct. 25 following UNI’s win over No. 6 South Dakota State. He also earned MVFC First Team Preseason honors.

Newest members by position:

Quarterback
Davis Alexander, Portland State
Ren Hefley, Presbyterian
Keon Howard, UT Martin
Cole Johnson, James Madison
Shedeur Sanders, Jackson State
Jason Shelley, Missouri State
Xavier Shepherd, Kennesaw State

Running Back
Malik Grant, Sacred Heart
Isaiah Ifanse, Montana State

Wide Receiver
Xavier Gipson, Stephen F. Austin

Offensive Line
Trevor Penning, UNI