NFL Draft 2022: Preseason Top Prospects at Each Position

NFL Draft 2022: Preseason Top Prospects at Each Position
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With the college football season just around the corner, we bring you our 2022 NFL Draft Preseason top prospects at each position.

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JAHLEEL BILLINGSLEYAHMAD GARDNERKENYON GREEN
BREECE HALLGARRETT WILSONCARSON STRONG

We will have plenty of content to keep you entertained! We can not wait for the season to begin and see these prospects on the gridiron.

Here are our top 5 NFL Draft eligible prospects at each position heading into the new season.

TOP 5 POSITIONAL PROSPECTS

QUARTERBACKS

Oklahoma QB Spencer Rattler poised to meet lofty expectations as new face  of college football in 2021 season - CBSSports.com
Spencer Rattler tops our quarterback rankings and will be a top pick in the 2022 NFL Draft. Image Credit: CBSSports
1.SPENCER RATTLEROKLAHOMA
2.CARSON STRONGNEVADA
3.SAM HOWELLUNC
4.MALIK WILLISLIBERTY
5.KEDON SLOVISUSC

RUNNING BACKS

Breece Hall is one of the premier running backs in college football and tops our preseason rankings of draft eligible RBs. Image Credit: Cyclones.com
1.BREECE HALLIOWA STATE
2.KYREN WILLIAMSNOTRE DAME
3.ERIC GRAYOKLAHOMA
4.ISAIAH SPILLERTEXAS A&M
5.JERRION EALYOLE MISS

Honourable mention goes to Ainias Smith, Texas A&M, who is a running back/wide receiver hybrid. He just misses out and doesn’t quite squeeze into our rankings.

WIDE RECEIVERS

Garrett Wilson, Ohio State, Wide Receiver - top 5s
Garrett Wilson is at the top of our preason top prospects at the wideout position. Image Credit: 247Sports.com
1.GARRETT WILSONOHIO STATE
2.TREYLON BURKSARKANSAS
3.CHRIS OLAVEOHIO STATE
4.ZAY FLOWERSBOSTON COLLEGE
5.ROMEO DOUBSNEVADA

2 honourable mentions here. The first goes to John Metchie, Alabama. We really like his all round game and he could well find himself in our top 5s at the end of the season. The second goes to George Pickens, Georgia. Pickens has suffered an ACL tear during the preseason and will miss the majority, if not all of the season. If it was not for the injury, Pickens would have made our preseason top prospects and would be towards the top of the list.

TIGHT ENDS

Jahleel Billingsley - Football - University of Alabama Athletics
Jahleel Billingsley should have a breakout year in 2021. Image Credit: rolltide.com
1.JAHLEEL BILLINGSLEYALABAMA
2.JALEN WYDERMYERTEXAS A&M
3.AUSTIN STOGNEROKLAHOMA
4.ISAIAH LIKELYCOASTAL CAROLINA
5.CADE OTTONWASHINGTON

OFFENSIVE TACKLES

Evan Neal - Football - University of Alabama Athletics
Evan Neal is a top prospect overall in the 2022 draft class. Image Credit: rolltide.com
1.EVAN NEALALABAMA
2.JAXSON KIRKLANDWASHINGTON
3.CHARLES CROSSMISSISSIPPI ST
4.SEAN RHYANUCLA
5.ZION NELSONMIAMI

Honourable mentions this time go to 2 big guys. Daniel Faalele, Minnesota and Trevor Penning, Northern Iowa. Both prospects could have huge years and see their draft stock increase. With a big year you could be hearing a lot more about both of these huge specimens.

INTERIOR OFFENSIVE LINE

Tyler Linderbaum - preseason top prospects
Tyler Linderbaum is an athletic freak. Image Credit: thegazette
1.TYLER LINDERBAUMIOWA
2.KENYON GREENTEXAS A&M
3.JARRETT PATTERSONNOTRE DAME
4.ALEC LINDSTROMBOSTON COLLEGE
5.IKEM EKWONUNC STATE

DEFENSIVE TACKLES

DeMarvin Leal, Texas A&M - preseason top prospects
Demarvin Leal is a versitile and explosive defensive lineman. Image Credit: 247Sports
1.DEMARVIN LEALTEXAS A&M
2.JORDAN DAVISGEORGIA
3.PERRION WINFREY OKLAHOMA
4.TYLER DAVISCLEMSON
5.HASKELL GARRETTOHIO STATE

EDGE RUSHERS

Kayvon Thibodeaux - Football - University of Oregon Athletics - preseason top prospects
Kayvon Thibodeaux could make a claim for the preseason top player in the entire 2022 NFL Draft class. Image Credit: goducks.com
1.KAYVON THIBODEAUXOREGON
2.ZACH HARRISONOHIO STATE
3.GEORGE KARLAFTISPURDUE
4.DRAKE JACKSONUSC
5.AIDAN HUTCHINSONMICHIGAN

LINEBACKERS

Christian Harrisis the top linebacker in our preseason top prospects.
Christian Harris tops a wide open positional group top 5. Image Credit: rolltide.com
1.CHRISTIAN HARRISALABAMA
2.NIK BONITTOOKLAHOMA
3.BRANDON SMITHPENN STATE
4.DEVIN LLOYDUTAH
5.OWEN PAPPOEAUBURN

Honourable mentions this time go to Ventrell Miller, Florida and Nakobe Dean, Georgia. Both were unlucky to narrowly miss out on our top 5s.

CORNERBACKS

Derek Stingley Jr is the top corner in our preseason top prospects
Derek Stingley is one of the most exciting and talented players in college football. Image Credit: LSUSports.net
1.DEREK STINGLEY JRLSU
2.ANDREW BOOTH JRCLEMSON
3.KAIIR ELAMFLORIDA
4.AHMAD GARDNERCINCINNATI
5.TRENT MCDUFFIEWASHINGTON

SAFETIES

Kyle Hamilton is the best safety in our preseason top prospects.
Kyle Hamilton has the potential to be a generational talent at the safety position. Image Credit: 247Sports
1.KYLE HAMILTONNOTRE DAME
2.BRANDON JOSEPHNORTHWESTERN
3.JORDAN BATTLEALABAMA
4.BUBBA BOLDENMIAMI
5.TYKEE SMITHGEORGIA

Honourable mention at the safety position is Jalen Catalon, Arkansas. A high effort and big hitter at the safety position, Catalon will be a player to keep an eye on this season.

What do you make of our preseason top prospects for the 2022 NFL Draft? Let us know over on Twitter @NinetynineYards and @Owain_Jones_ 

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