NFL Announces 39 Compensatory Draft Choices

NFL Draft 2022

NFL Announces 39 Compensatory Draft Choices to 16 Clubs

​A total of 39 compensatory draft selections in the 2022 NFL Draft have been awarded to 16 teams, the NFL announced.

Under the rules for compensatory draft selections, a team losing more or better compensatory free agents (“CFA”) than it acquires in the previous year is eligible to receive compensatory draft picks.

The compensatory picks will be positioned within the third through seventh rounds based on the value of the compensatory free agents lost.

Compensatory free agents are determined by a formula based on salary, playing time and postseason honors. The formula was developed by the NFL management council. Not every free agent lost or signed by a club is covered by this formula. No club may receive more than four compensatory picks in any one year. If a club qualifies for more than four compensatory picks after offsetting each CFA lost by each CFA gained of an equal or higher value, the four highest remaining selections will be awarded to the club.

The Collective Bargaining Agreement limits the number of compensatory selections to the number of clubs then in the League (32). This year, one club, the Kansas City Chiefs, qualified for a compensatory selection under the net loss formula but will not receive that pick because the final numerical value of the CFA who was lost ranked 33rd among the final numerical values of all compensatory selections. Kansas City will receive a compensatory selection for one other CFA lost whose final numerical value ranked within the top 32.

In addition to the 32 compensatory selections awarded under the net loss formula, seven special compensatory selections were awarded to six clubs: the Cleveland Browns, Baltimore Ravens, New Orleans Saints, San Francisco 49ers (two special compensatory selections), Kansas City Chiefs, and Los Angeles Rams 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. This initiative provides that the prior employer-club of a minority employee who has been hired by another club as its head coach or primary football executive (general manager) will receive compensation in the form of a special compensatory draft selection in the third round of each of the next two drafts, or in each of the next three drafts if two minority employees from the employer-club are hired for these positions by another club or clubs. Special compensatory selections are awarded in draft selection order after all other compensatory selections in round three and are denoted with an asterisk in the following table.

The following 2022 compensatory draft picks have been awarded for the 2022 NFL Draft, which will be held on April 28-30 in Las Vegas:

Round /Round Choice/ Overall Selection / Team

Round 3
3   33-97      Detroit
3   34-98      New Orleans
3   35-99     * Cleveland
3   36-100   * Baltimore
3   37-101    * New Orleans
3   38-102   * San Francisco
3   39-103   * Kansas City
3  40-104    * Los Angeles Rams
3  41-105     * San Francisco

Round 4
4   33-138   Pittsburgh
4   34-139   Baltimore
4   35-140   Green Bay
4   36-141   Baltimore
4   37-142   Los Angeles Rams
4   38-143   Tennessee

Round 5
5   33-176   Dallas
5   34-177   Detroit
5   35-178   Dallas
5   36-179   Indianapolis

Round 6
6   33-211   Los Angeles Rams
6   34-212   Los Angeles Rams
6   35-213   Atlanta
6   36-214   Los Angeles Chargers
6   37-215   Arizona
6   38-216   Indianapolis
6   39-217   Detroit
6   40-218   Los Angeles Rams
6   41-219   Tennessee
6   42-220   San Francisco
6   43-221   San Francisco

Round 7
7   33-254   Los Angeles Chargers
7   34-255   Los Angeles Chargers
7   35-256   Arizona
7   36-257   Arizona
7   37-258   Green Bay
7   38-259   Kansas City
7   39-260   Los Angeles Chargers
7   40-261   Tampa Bay
7   41-262   San Francisco

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First Round
#          Team            W-L    Strength/schedule

1          Jacksonville      3-14      .512 – Ikem Ekwonu                 OT        6-4/320           N. Carolina St

2          Detroit              3-13-1   .528 – Aidan Hutchinson             DE       6-6/260             Michigan

3          Houston            4-13      .498 – Evan Neal                        OT        6-7/350             Alabama

4          NY Jets             4-13      .512 – Ahmad Gardner               CB        6-3/200             Cincinnati

5          NY Giants         4-13      .529 – Kyle Hamilton                  S          6-4/220             Notre Dame

6          Carolina            5-12      .512 – David Ojabo                    DE       6-5/250             Michigan

7          NY Giants (Chicago) 6-11 .524 – Travon Walker              DE        6-5/270             Georgia

8          Atlanta              7-10      .476 – Kayvon Thibodeaux         DE       6-5/255             Oregon

9          Seattle (Denver) 7-10     .484 – Kenny Pickett                  QB       6-3/220             Pittsburgh

10         NY Jets (Seattle) 7-10    .519 – Jermaine Johnson            DE       6-4/265          Florida St

11         Washington       7-10      .529 – Malik Willis                      QB       6-0/220             Liberty

12         Minnesota         8-9        .507 – Derek Stingley                 CB        6-1/195             LSU

13         Cleveland          8-9        .517 – Jordan Davis                   DT        6-6/340             Georgia

14         Baltimore          8-9        .528 – Tyler Linderbaum             C          6-3/290             USC

15        Phil (Miami)       9-8        .464 – Drake London                  WR       6-4/220             USC

16         Philadelphia (Indy) 9-8   .495 – Nakobe Dean                   ILB       5-11/225            Georgia

17         LA Chargers      9-8        .510 – Charles Cross                OT        6-5/310         Mississippi St

18         New Orleans     9-8        .512 – Matt Corral                      QB       6-1/205             Mississippi

19         Philadelphia      9-8        .472 – Trent McDuffie                CB        5-11/195            Washington

20         Pittsburgh         9-7-1     .521 – Trevor Penning              OT       6-7/320         Northern Iowa

21         New England    10-7      .481- George Karlaftis                DE       6-4/270             Purdue

22         Las Vegas        10-7      .510 – Andrew Booth                  CB        6-0/195             Clemson

23         Arizona             11-6      .490 – Garrett Wilson                 WR       6-0/190             Ohio St

24         Dallas               12-5      .491 – Devonte Wyatt                 DT        6-3/310             Georgia

25         Buffalo             11-6      .472 – Treylon Burks                  WR       6-2/225             Arkansas

26         Tennessee        12-5      .472 – Christian Harris                ILB       6-1/225             Alabama

27         Tampa Bay       13-4      .460 – Zion Johnson                 OG       6-3/315          Boston College

28         Green Bay        13-4      .479 – Chris Olave                     WR       6-0/190             Ohio St

29         Miami (San Fran) 10-7   .500 – Bernhard Raimann       OT        6-6/305       C. Michigan

30         Kansas City      12-5      .538 – Devin Lloyd                     ILB       6-3/235             Utah

31         Cincinnati          10-7      .472 – Kenyon Green                 OG       6-4/325             Texas A&M

32         Detroit (LA Rams) 12-5  .483 – Jameson Williams          WR       6-1/180          Alabama


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* T.J. Watt #42 – 6-4, 255, Wisconsin – Sp. 4.65
NFL Comparison: Ryan Kerrigan                     Rating 90

Explosive dynamic redshirt junior completed his career with an amazing breakout performance after a limited earlier stay in Madison. Brother of NFL defender JJ Watt. Like JJ, he also converted to defense from tight end entering college. Earned 1st team Big Ten and 2nd team All-American by DraftInsiders.com in 2016. Excellent combination of size, speed, athleticism and tenacity. Took his game up a few levels in 2016 where the game slowed down and he instinctively picked up schemes, blocking angles and the ball to respond naturally and quickly. Big athletic frame and the movement skills to attack the line or move laterally or in reverse. Finally, healthy from the prior knee injury, he flashed dominant skills in both run and pass defense. Tough physical defender who strikes with a powerful punch to get blockers off balance and use his good speed to make his move. Though not a refined quick twitch edge athlete, he can win with speed and will likely play more up as a linebacker in the pros. Emerged as one of the rising prospects in this draft class after an excellent final season. Shows perhaps the best technique development in this class, working out with his Pro Bowl brother JJ.  Quick burst off the ball often gets tackles off-balance and allows him to cross their face. Displays flexibility to avoid their reach and turn the corner with very good closing speed. Possesses a balanced spin move to counter inside and a better than expected bull rush. More effective playing up where he projects best to the backer role in the pro 3-4 scheme. Powerful edge defender with broad shoulders and impressive upper body development. Shows he can get hands under the tackle’s reach and walk much bigger pass-blockers back. Good pursuit speed, with the instincts and determination to chase down ball-carriers from behind. Explosive tackler and just learning to dislodge the ball on impact. Shows good ball awareness, often ripping and tugging when he gets the chance. At the point vs the run, he can anchor well vs big tackles and picks up the ball with the ability to separate and chase. At times, he takes on blockers too high and gets washed out of the play. Sets the edge very well vs the run with the girth to hold his ground and functional strength to neutralize tackles or tight ends even in combo blocks. Projects as an OLB in either front best, though could be a 4-3 weak side end in some schemes. Among the very best pure edge rushers in this draft, though could be even better with more experience and diversity in his rush moves. As a junior, he started all 14 games and had 71 tackles, a team-high 15.5 TFL, a team-high 11.5 sacks, 13 QB hurries, 2 FF, 1 pick and 4 PBU. In 2015, played in 13 games with no starts and made 8 tackles, 1.5 TFL, no sacks, 4 QB hurries and 3 PBU. First two years comprised redshirt and injury seasons in 2013 and 2014. A knee injury forced him to miss 2014. At the NFL Combine, he came in over 6’4”, 252 lbs. with long 33 1/8” arms and huge 11” hands. He ran a 4.69 time with a 1.61 ten-yard split and did 21 reps. He added a 37” VL, a 10’8” BJ and looked very sharp in the positional drills and had excellent times of a 6.79 three cone and a 4.13 in the short shuttle. Best suited for the attack backer role in a 3-4 defense where his playmaking ability off the edge shows a fast-developing elite skill set. He flashed many of the same skills as. Fast rising prospect jumped into the early rounds off a big postseason following a breakout 2016 effort. Power and fine burst with positional versatility. Similar to Ryan Kerrigan coming out of Purdue in body type, scheme versatility, pass rushing skills and overall demeanor. Rising hard-nosed defender with the intangibles to get the most out of his fast-developing skill set. Flying up the board and a top 25 pick off his impact ability. Steelers, Seahawks, Browns and Packers interested. First round bubble prospect.

Draft Projection: 1st Round


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* Justin Jefferson #2 – 6-1, 200, LSU – Sp. 4.45
                 NFL Comparison: Calvin Ridley      Rating 90
Big agile junior has been a key part of the Tigers’ deep receiving corps over his two starting seasons while earning All-American and SEC honors in 2019. Smooth wideout with long arms and strong hands. Fast developing skills to become an NFL playmaker within a short time and very productive over his career operating with QB Joe Burrow. Deceptive gliding running style with soft reliable hands and excellent use of his body to shield off defenders. Combines good size and speed with top hands to be one of the most intriguing prospects at this position. Shown fine improvement on the key points and nuances of the game, especially route running and overall defensive awareness. Amazing production vs top ten talent. Wiry high cut receiver with very good ball skills to start immediately. Savvy ability to separate in the deep game, though he lacks elite top end speed. Highly developed as a route runner with the ability to change speeds and use multiple moves on a defender. Eats up a cornerback’s cushion and comes out of his cuts well for a lanky receiver to create separation. Finds holes in coverage and is especially dangerous on the short and intermediate crossing routes. Precise route runner with the ability to recognize coverage and zone schemes to make fast adjustments. Size and agility to fight off the jam and separate in coverage with very good run after the catch ability. Shows development to adjust nicely and catch outside the box. Especially dangerous on the fade pattern with the developed hands to make the tough catch. At the sidelines, he uses his height, reach and leaping skills to create matchup problems. Learning to use his hands better to avoid the jam and stay on routes. Disciplined footwork at the breakpoint with very good body control to adjust and track the ball. As a route runner, he shows the ability to make cuts and retain his speed. Earned 1st team SEC honors. Scored 24 TDs over his final two seasons as one of the best red zone threats in the country. At the NFL Combine, he came in over 6’1” and 202 lbs. with 33” arms and 9’1/8” hands.  Did not lift. Ran an impressive 4.43 time and added a 37.5” VL and a 10’6” BJ. Performed very well in positional drills showing sure hands and good radius to complete an excellent overall performance. Similar to Calvin Ridley and Adam Thielen in size, speed, AA and playmaking ability. Developed polished receiver with early NFL starting talent. This fast riser developed almost as quickly as his QB Burrow. High LOD to play in multiple sets day one. Player with the athleticism to become a solid #1 receiver and big play NFL performer. Marginal top 25 prospect with talent to continue to improve and become an impact weapon.
Draft Projection: 1st Round

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  1. Tom Brady – Goat retires after unparalleled brilliant career
  2. Aaron Rodgers – Rare back to back MVP awards
  3. Patrick Mahomes – Magic Man just entering his prime
  4. Josh Allen – Might be the best in the league going forward
  5. Justin Herbert – Terrific passer looks to refine his game
  6. Joe Burrow – Brilliant young leader could be best with better protection
  7. Matthew Stafford – Tough veteran finally got with playoff team and results were great
  8. Lamar Jackson – Talented scrambler needs to refine his passing game to rank in top five
  9. Derek Carr – Cagey vet carried his club to the playoffs through a very difficult season
  10. Russell Wilson – Veteran leader hoping a change of scenery to a playoff contender
  11. Matt Ryan – Wiry veteran can still perform and hopes to land with a legit contender
  12. Kyler Murray – Young playmaker blew up in the postseason with horrible performance
  13. Ben Roethlisberger – Tough veteran retires after brilliant career as a two-time SB champ
  14. Dak Prescott – Overrated starter comes up short consistently in big spots
  15. Kirk Cousins – Highly productive vet with marginal results in critical games
  16. Jimmy Garoppolo – Moving on after solid performance and capable of helping a contender
  17. Ryan Tannehill – Manages a game well, though dependent on power ground game and defense
  18. Mac Jones – Terrific rookie season and the talent to continue to improve
  19. Trevor Lawrence – Super talented rookie passer paid his dues with a terrible offensive line and major coaching upheaval
  20. Deshaun Watson – Major legal issues hang out his head, but a top 5 player here when right
  21. Baker Mayfield – Tough vet slide back after erratic performance and ongoing injury concerns
  22. Jalen Hurts – ROP performer has improved each season, but needs to prove he can win from the pocket

Top 50 Prospects for NFL Draft 2022

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#         Pro Prospect               Pos      Ht         Wt       School           Class

1         Aidan Hutchinson          DE       6-6        265       Michigan           Jr
2         Evan Neal                     OT        6-7        350       Alabama           Jr
3         Ikem Ekwonu                OT        6-4        320       North Carolina St Jr
4         Kayvon Thibodeaux       DE       6-5        260       Oregon             Jr
5         Kyle Hamilton                S          6-4        220       Notre Dame      Jr
6         Derek Stingley               CB        6-1        195       LSU                  Jr
7         George Karlaftis            DE       6-4        275       Purdue             Jr
8         Tyler Linderbaum          C          6-3        290       Iowa                 Jr
9         Charles Cross               OT        6-5        310       Mississippi St   RSoph
10         Jermaine Johnson         DE       6-4        260       Florida State     Sr
11         Nakobe Dean                ILB       6-0        225       Georgia            Jr
12         Ahmad Gardner            CB        6-3        200       Cincinnati          Jr
13         Drake London               WR       6-5        210       Southern Cal     Jr
14         David Ojabo                  DE       6-5        250       Michigan           RSoph
15         Kenny Pickett                QB       6-3        220       Pittsburgh         Sr

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16         Jordan Davis                 DT        6-6        340       Georgia            Sr
17         Garrett Wilson               WR       6-0        190       Ohio State        Jr
18         Devin Lloyd                   ILB       6-3        235       Utah                 Sr
19         Treylon Burks                WR       6-3        225       Arkansas          Jr
20        Travon  Walker              DE        6-5        280       Georgia             RSoph
21         Andrew Booth               CB        6-0        195       Clemson           Jr
22         Kenyon Green               OG       6-4        325       Texas A&M       Jr
23         Trevor Penning             OT        6-7        320       Northern Iowa   Sr
24         Matt Corral                    QB       6-2        205       Mississippi        Jr
25         Malik Willis                    QB       6-1        225       Liberty             Sr
26         Chris Olave                    WR       6-1        190       Ohio State        Sr
27         DeMarvin Leal               DT        6-4        290       Texas A&M       Jr
28         Jahan Dotson               WR       5-11      185       Penn State        Sr
29         Perrion Winfrey             DT        6-4        305       Oklahoma         Sr
30         Zion Johnson                OG       6-3        315       Boston College Sr
31         Kaiir Elam                      CB        6-2        195       Florida             Jr
32         Jameson Williams         WR       6-2        190       Alabama           Jr
33         Bernhard Raimann         OT        6-7        305       C. Michigan       Sr
34         Kingsley Enagbare        DE       6-4        265       South Carolina Sr
35         Roger McCreary            CB        6-0        190       Auburn             Sr
36         Christian Harris             ILB       6-2        235       Alabama           Jr
37         Daxton Hill                      S          6-0        195       Michigan           Jr
38         Isaiah Spiller                  RB        6-1        215       Texas A&M       Jr
39         Trent McDuffie             CB        5-11      195       Washington       Jr
40         Phidarian Mathis           DT        6-4        315       Alabama           Sr
41         Kyler Gordon                  CB        6-0        190       Washington       Jr
42         Brandon Smith             OLB      6-3        240       Penn State        Jr
43         Kenneth Walker             RB        5-10      210       Michigan State Jr
44         Devonte Wyatt             DT        6-3        315       Georgia            Sr
45         George Pickens            WR       6-3        200       Georgia            Jr
46         Sam Howell                  QB       6-1        220       North Carolina   Jr
47         Trey McBride                TE        6-4        260       Colorado State Sr
48         Desmond Ridder           QB       6-3        205       Cincinnati          Sr
49        Travis Jones                    DT        6-4        320       UConn              Sr
50         Nicholas Petit-Frere       OT        6-5        315       Ohio State        Jr

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1st Round
#   Team           W/L      St Sch      Player        Pos      Ht/Wt      School
1 Jacksonville             3-14      .512           Aidan Hutchinson      DE       6-6/265             Michigan
2 Detroit                     3-13-1   .528          Kyle Hamilton            S          6-4/220             Notre Dame
3 Houston                   4-13      .498          Kayvon Thibodeaux   DE       6-5/260             Oregon
4 NY Jets                    4-13      .512          George Karlaftis        DE       6-4/275             Purdue
5 NY Giants                4-13      .529          Ikem Ekwonu            OT        6-4/320             N. Carolina St
6 Carolina                   5-12      .512          Kenny Pickett            QB       6-3/220             Pittsburgh
7 NY Giants (Chicago) 6-11      .524          Derek Stingley           CB        6-1/195             LSU
8 Atlanta                     7-10      .476          Drake London            WR       6-5/210             USC
9 Denver                     7-10      .484          Devin Lloyd               ILB       6-3/235             Utah
10 NY Jets (Seattle)       7-10      .519          Tyler Linderbaum      C          6-3/290             Iowa
11 Washington              7-10      .529          Matt Corral                QB       6-1/205             Mississippi
12 Minnesota                8-9        .507          Jermaine Johnson     DE       6-5/265             Florida State
13 Cleveland               8-9        .517          Charles Cross         OT        6-5/310           Mississippi St
14 Baltimore                 8-9        .528          Evan Neal                 OT        6-7/350             Alabama
15 Phil (Miami)              9-8        .464          Nakobe Dean            ILB       6-0/225             Georgia
16 Phil (Indianapolis)     9-8        .495        Garrett Wilson           WR       6-0/190             Ohio State
17 LA Chargers             9-8        .510          David Ojabo              DE       6-5/250             Michigan
18 New Orleans             9-8        .512          Malik Willis                QB       6-1/220             Liberty
19 Philadelphia             9-8        .472          DeMarvin Leal           DT        6-4/290             Texas A&M
20 Pittsburgh                9-7-1     .521          Ahmad Gardner         CB        6-3/200             Cincinnati
21 New England            10-7      .481          Christian Harris         ILB       6-2/235             Alabama
22 Las Vegas                10-7      .510          Treylon Burks            WR       6-3/225             Arkansas
23 Arizona                    11-6      .490          Kenyon Green           OG       6-4/325             Texas A&M
24 Dallas                      12-5      .491          Jordan Davis             DT        6-6/340             Georgia
25 Buffalo                    11-6      .472          Jahan Dotson            WR       5-11/185            Penn State
26 Tennessee            12-5      .472          Trevor Penning          OT        6-7/320          Northern Iowa
27 Tampa Bay              13-4      .460          Roger McCreary        CB        6-0/190             Auburn
28 Green Bay                13-4      .479          Jameson Williams      WR       6-2/190             Alabama
29 Miami (San Fran)      10-7      .500       Andrew Booth           CB        6-0/195             Clemson
30 Kansas City              12-5      .538          Travon Walker           DE        6-5/280             Georgia
31 Cincinnati               10-7      .472       Bernhard Raimann     OT       6-6/305           C. Michigan
32 Detroit (LA Rams)     12-5      .483          Perrion Winfrey         DT        6-4/305             Oklahoma

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

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

Rams Win Super Bowl LVI and will select last in each round

Jaguars Lions, Texans, Jets & Giants Hold Current Top 5 Selections
Eagles Hold 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 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.

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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 significantly after a year with a reduced cap per team. It will dictate the movement of many veteran players this offseason and have an impact among the premier draft selections.

Rams win Super Bowl LVI and will draft last in each round. They traded their first three selections in deals for veterans who helped them win the Super Bowl. They will receive a #3 compensatory selection beyond #96.

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First Round Selection Order
# 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 (Chicago) 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 Philadelphia (Miami) 9-8 .464
16 Philadelphia (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 New England 10-7 .481
22 Las Vegas 10-7 .510
23 Arizona 11-6 .490
24 Dallas 12-5 .491
25 Buffalo 11-6 .472
26 Tennessee 12-5 .472
27 Tampa Bay 13-4 .460
28 Green Bay 13-4 .479
29 Miami (San Fran) 10-7 .500
30 Kansas City 12-5 .538
31 Cincinnati 10-7 .472
32 Detroit (LA Rams) 12-5 .483

Senior Bowl 2022 – Defense Shines in Fine All-Star Classic

Senior Bowl 2022

The 2022 Reese’s Senior Bowl game produced one of the better classics in recent years. In a game that was dominated by the pass rush, the National team beat the American team, 20-10. The New York Jets coaching staff directed the victory over a squad led by the Detroit Lions.

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Pitt QB Kenny Pickett showed a hot hand with a perfect 6-of-6 passing for 89 yards and a TD pass to Baylor’s Abram Smith. Cincinnati QB Desmond Ridder threw a pair of TD passes to tight ends, Trey McBride and Jake Ferguson on 4 of 5 passing. He also showed fine running skills. Liberty QB Malik Willis rushed for a game-high 54 yards on just four carries. He had a fine week passing, but only average during the game.

The National squad overcame 14 penalties by putting strong pressure on the American team QBs.  They registered 8 sacks with an additional five pressures.

This was the second year the All-Star classic was held at Hancock Whitney Stadium on the campus of the University of South Alabama.

Senior Bowl 2022 – Players to Watch

Senior Bowl 2022

The Senior Bowl All-Star classic fields an outstanding roster again this year. It is considered the most prominent college football all-star game in the United States and is the most critical stage in the NFL Draft process. The first game was played on January 7, 1950, featuring two squads made up of all-star NFL Draft prospects playing at the Gator Bowl Stadium in Florida. The following year, the game moved to Mobile, AL, where it is still played today.

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.

Date: Saturday, February 5, 2022
Time: 1:30pm CT
Where: Mobile, Alabama
Stadium: University of South Alabama, Hancock Whitney Stadium
TV: NFL Network

Senior Bowl – Players to Watch

Offensive Players
QB Sam Howell             North Carolina               6002     221
QB Malik Willis             Liberty                         6003     220
QB Kenny Pickett          Pittsburgh                     6032     217

RB Abram Smith           Baylor                           5113     211
RB Brian Robinson        Alabama                       6015     226
RB Dameon Pierce        Florida                         5090     220
RB Jerome Ford            Cincinnati                      5106     209
WR Alec Pierce             Cincinnati                      6026     208
WR Bo Melton               Rutgers                         5107     191
WR Christian Watson    North Dakota State        6040     211
WR Danny Gray            SMU                             5115     182
WR Jalen Tolbert          South Alabama             6012     195
WR Khalil Shakir           Boise State                   6000     193
TE Greg Dulcich            UCLA                           6036     248
TE Cole Turner             Nevada                         6060     246
TE Jake Ferguson         Wisconsin                     6043     244
TE Trey McBride           Colorado State             6031     249
OT Bernhard Raimann   Central Michigan           6061     304
OT Daniel Faalele         Minnesota                     6081     387
OT Darian Kinard          Kentucky                      6046     324
OT Max Mitchell            Louisiana                      6056     299
OT Spencer Burford      UTSA                           6037     293
OT Trevor Penning        Northern Iowa               6066     330
OT Abraham Lucas       Washington St               6061     332
OT Braxton Jones         Southern Utah               6051     306
OG Zion Johnson          Boston College             6026     314
OG Cade Mays             Tennessee                    6044     321
OG Chris Paul               Tulsa                            6033     324
OG Cole Strange           Chattanooga                 6043     304
OG Dylan Parham         Memphis                       6020     313
OG Ed Ingram               LSU                              6031     317
OG Jamaree Salyer       Georgia                        6025     320
OG Lecitus Smith          Virginia Tech                 6031     321
OC Luke Fortner           Kentucky                      6037     302
Defensive Players
DE Jermaine Johnson   Florida State                 6043     259
DE Kingsley Enagbare   South Carolina             6036     261
DE Logan Hall               Houston                        6057     278
DE Myjai Sanders          Cincinnati                      6043     242
DE Arnold Ebiketie        Penn State                    6023     250

DT Perrion Winfrey        Oklahoma                     6036     303
DT Travis Jones            UConn                         6043     326
DT Devonte Wyatt         Georgia                        6026     307
DT Eric Johnson            Missouri State               6042     300
DT Haskell Garrett         Ohio State                    6013     298
DT John Ridgeway        Arkansas                      6046     327

LB Chad Muma             Wyoming                      6023     241
LB Channing Tindall      Georgia                        6015     223
LB D’Marco Jackson      Appalachian State         6001     235
LB Damone Clark          LSU                              6023     240
LB Darrian Beavers       Cincinnati                      6040     252
CB Roger McCreary      Auburn                         5110     189
CB Tariq Castro-Fields Penn State                    6003     194
CB Tariq Woolen           UTSA                           6033     205
CB Josh Thompson       Texas                           5107     199
CB Jaylen Watson         Washington State          6014     197
CB Gregory Junior         Ouachita Baptist            5112     202
S Jalen Pitre                 Baylor                           5106     196
S Sterling Weatherford Miami (Oh)                    6035     230
S Tariq Carpenter         Georgia Tech                6022     225