The 2022 NFL Draft is in the books after 262 players were selected over the course the three-day event. Georgia edge Travon Walker went first overall, one of a seven-round-record 15 Bulldogs players selected.
Quarterbacks were a major talking point, but not for a good reason: Just one QB was selected within the first two rounds (Pitt’s Kenny Pickett – 20th overall to Steelers) before a trio of passers (Desmond Ridder, Malik Willis and Matt Corral) were taken within a 20-pick span in the third round. Perhaps fittingly, the final pick of the draft, “Mr. Irrelevant” was a quarterback (Brock Purdy).
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The NFL Draft’s biggest steals and reaches
With the 2022 NFL Draft in the rearview mirror, we can begin evaluating teams’ classes while also identifying which selections might have been the biggest boons or worst mistakes for their respective teams. And to do that, we have the Consensus Big Board.
A look at the biggest reaches, which include No. 1 pick Travon Walker and No. 29 pick Cole Strange, and the biggest steals, including No. 7 pick Evan Neal and Malik Willis in the third round