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With the 2022 NFL Draft just around the corner, we at PFF have pulled together all of our prospect rankings, mock drafts, player features, data studies and more, making this the one-stop-shop for all of PFF's draft content.

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MOCK DRAFTS
THREE-ROUND MOCKS FOR EVERY DIVISION
BIG BOARD & POSITION RANKINGS
DRAFT CLASS SUPERLATIVES
DRAFT CLASS FEATURES
PROSPECT INTERVIEWS
SCOUTING COMBINE ANALYSIS
PROSPECT DEEP DIVES
PLAYER COMPS
TEXT ANALYTICS
ANALYTICS & DATA STUDIES

NFL MOCK DRAFTS

Feb. 14, 2022: Seattle Seahawks swap Russell Wilson for Ole Miss QB Matt Corral, Malik Willis heads to Pittsburgh — Mike Renner

Feb. 21, 2022: Two-Round 2022 NFL Mock Draft: Russell Wilson, Derek Carr, Aaron Rodgers trades impact Round 1 — Austin Gayle

Feb. 28, 2022: Jacksonville Jaguars select Michigan EDGE Aidan Hutchinson, Sam Howell heads to Detroit — Steve Palazzolo

March 8, 2022: Jaguars take Aidan Hutchinson No. 1 overall, Malik Willis lands with Lions — Brad Spielberger

March 14, 2022: Detroit Lions select Kyle Hamilton, Jermaine Johnson lands with Jets — Trevor Sikkema

March 17, 2022: Carolina Panthers select QB Malik Willis, QB Sam Howell falls to the New York Giants in Round 2 — Mike Renner

March 28, 2022: Travon Walker heads to Giants, Malik Willis lands with Panthers — Austin Gayle

April 4, 2022: QB Desmond Ridder goes to the Atlanta Falcons, WR Chris Olave reconnects with Justin Fields in Chicago — Anthony Treash

April 4, 2022: Georgia's Travon Walker goes No. 2 to the Detroit Lions, Liberty's Malik Willis lands in Carolina — Eric Eager & Ben Brown

April 11, 2022: New Orleans Saints target Trevor Penning and Jameson Williams with new selections, Pittsburgh Steelers trade up for Malik Willis — Ben Linsey

April 18, 2022: New York Jets select Ahmad Gardner, Kenny Pickett lands in Carolina — Sam Monson

April 18, 2022: 2022 NFL Quarterback Mock Draft — Anthony Treash

April 19, 2022: Georgia's Travon Walker goes to Detroit at No. 2 overall, Liberty QB Malik Willis lands in Carolina — — Eric Eager & Ben Brown

April 20, 2022: Tailgate and NFL Stock Exchange mock the first round of the 2022 NFL Draft, with Aidan Hutchinson and Kayvon Thibodeaux going No. 1 overall — Mike Renner, Austin Gayle, Trevor Sikkema and Connor Rogers

April 20, 2022: Travon Walker goes to the Jacksonville Jaguars at No. 1 overall, Kayvon Thibodeaux lands with the Jets — Brad Spielberger

April 21, 2022: LSU CB Derek Stingley goes top-three, Seattle Seahawks land Georgia EDGE Travon Walker — Tej Seth, Arjun Menon, Ryan Weisman and Conor McQuiston

April 22, 2022: The best picks from PFF's 2022 mock drafts, including QB Desmond Ridder to the Seattle Seahawks — PFF Editorial Team

April 25, 2022: Jacksonville Jaguars opt for Travon Walker at No. 1, Pittsburgh Steelers land Malik Willis — Austin Gayle

April 26, 2022: Atlanta Falcons take Malik Willis at No. 8 overall, Jameson Williams lands with the Eagles — Ari Meirov

April 27, 2022: Travon Walker goes No. 1, Kayvon Thibodeaux falls out of the top-five — Doug Kyed

April 27, 2022: Travon Walker lands with the Jacksonville Jaguars, Kenny Pickett is the first QB off the board — Mike Renner

April 27, 2022: Ahmad Gardner goes at No. 3 to the Texans, Malik Willis heads to Pittsburgh — Trevor Sikkema

April 28, 2022: Georgia's Travon Walker goes No. 1 overall to the Jaguars, QB Kenny Pickett goes to the Panthers at No. 6 — Cris Collinsworth


THREE-ROUND MOCK DRAFTS FOR EVERY POSITION

FINALIZED BIG BOARD & POSITION RANKINGS

 

DRAFT CLASS SUPERLATIVES

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DRAFT CLASS FEATURES

Clustering the top prospects for every position group

Early- and late-round fits for all 32 NFL teams

Galina: Ranking the top interior offensive linemen in the 2022 NFL Draft

Lee: Building a defensive package with the top defensive backs

Galina: Top five wide receivers against press coverage in 2022 NFL Draft

Best NFL team fits for top 2022 NFL Draft prospects: Kyle Hamilton to the Baltimore Ravens, Skyy Moore to the Dallas Cowboys and more

Galina: Ranking the top quarterbacks in the 2022 NFL Draft

Best draft fits for every role along the defensive line

Investigating position group strengths and weaknesses in the 2022 NFL Draft

Biggest boom-or-bust prospect at every position in the 2022 NFL Draft

Building the best defensive line using 2022 NFL Draft prospects

Which rookie quarterbacks can start Day 1?

Grading the 2022 NFL draft class by position

Treash: Top five prospects at every position in the 2022 NFL Draft

Ranking the strongest position groups in the 2022 NFL Draft

Day 2 prospects who could pay off big, including Skyy Moore and Calvin Austin

The most underrated players in the 2022 NFL Draft: Kenneth Walker III, George Karlaftis and more

The perfect first round for every team with multiple first-round picks

Exploring first-round trade scenarios using PFF’s Mock Draft Simulator

Analyzing the Detroit Lions’ options with the No. 2 pick in the 2022 NFL Draft: Malik Willis, Travon Walker and more

Monson: Ranking the top six quarterbacks in the 2022 NFL Draft

Best scheme fits for the top five quarterbacks in the 2022 NFL Draft

Risers and fallers according to PFF's Mock Draft Simulator

Eight Day 3 prospects that should be on your team’s radar

Day 2 ‘designated pass-rusher' value picks

2022 NFL Draft Dream Scenarios: Jets double dip on defense in first round, Packers boost WR room and more

Five players who could be surprising first-round selections

Sikkema: Three 2022 NFL Draft trades I would hate to see

Gauging the level of concern for notable injured prospects

Ranking the top 10 FCS prospects

Monson: 2022 NFL Draft Wide Receiver Rankings

The best-case scenario for every team without a first-round pick

Which 2022 NFL Draft prospects could sneak into the first round?

Best fits for PFF's top cornerback prospects, including Ahmad “Sauce” Gardner to the New York Giants

2022 NFL Mock Draft: 5 NFL Draft trades we'd like to see

Treash: A look at the former five-star recruits in the 2022 NFL Draft

A Hater's Guide to the 2022 NFL Draft Quarterback Class

Monson: 2022 NFL Draft edge defender rankings

17 underrated prospects who could go earlier than expected

Sources are torn on whether the Detroit Lions should use first-round pick on Malik Willis or another QB

My Guys: Anthony Treash's top targets in the 2022 NFL Draft

Prospects with underwhelming measurables who could excel in NFL

My Guys: Ben Linsey's top targets in the 2022 NFL Draft

Treash: 8 predictions ahead of the 2022 NFL Draft

Monson: 2022 NFL Draft cornerback rankings

2022 NFL Draft Slot Projections: Wide Receivers

2022 NFL Draft Slot Projections: Tight Ends

2022 NFL Draft Slot Projections: Offensive Tackles

2022 NFL Draft Slot Projections: Interior Offensive Line

2022 NFL Draft Slot Projections: Edge Defenders

2022 NFL Draft Slot Projections: Interior Defensive Line

2022 NFL Draft Slot Projections: Linebackers

2022 NFL Draft Slot Projections: Cornerbacks

2022 NFL Draft Slot Projections: Safeties

2022 NFL Draft Preview: All 32 NFL teams

Sikkema: Final 2022 NFL Draft Top-100 Big Board

Favorite prospect-team fits in Round 1 of the 2022 NFL Draft

Spielberger: Favorite 2022 NFL Draft props for Round 1

2022 NFL Draft: 10 best HBCU draft prospects

Every first-round prop bet to place ahead of the 2022 NFL Draft

My Guys: Sam Monson's top targets in the 2022 NFL Draft

Treash: Final 2022 NFL Draft Top-100 Big Board


PROSPECT DEEP DIVES

Galina: Why QB Malik Willis is the 2022 NFL Draft's biggest unknown

Galina: Why USC's Drake London should be WR1 in the 2022 NFL Draft

How early should a team draft Jordan Davis?

Galina: Don't overthink it — CB Derek Stingley Jr. is worth a top-10 pick in the 2022 NFL Draft

Treash: Oregon’s Kayvon Thibodeaux should be a top-three pick in the 2022 NFL Draft

Alabama's Jameson Williams is the NFL's next great deep threat

Georgia LB Nakobe Dean shouldn’t be sliding down boards

Galina: Desmond Ridder is the 2022 NFL Draft's most technical quarterback, but is it enough?

Is Travon Walker worth a top-five pick?

As Travon Walker soars up draft boards, how much of a question is his college production?

Iowa center Tyler Linderbaum looks like a Round 1 steal

Monson: Georgia wide receiver George Pickens might be the most undervalued WR in the 2022 NFL Draft

Why Florida’s Zachary Carter could be a mid-round steal in the 2022 NFL Draft

Why the NFL is too low on Western Michigan wide receiver Skyy Moore

PFF Big Board vs. Media Consensus Board


PROSPECT INTERVIEWS

Tariq Woolen can thank a delivery driver and video game for ascent up 2022 NFL Draft boards

Oklahoma State safety Tre Sterling looks to rebuild his NFL Draft stock after an injury cost him most of the 2021 season

Michigan’s David Ojabo is no longer the best-kept secret in the draft after a fantastic combine showing

Penn State edge defender Arnold Ebiketie is rising up NFL Draft boards thanks to his smarts, production and explosion

Georgia defensive lineman Travon Walker demonstrated his immense potential at the combine

Penn State LB Brandon Smith offers elite athleticism and coverage skills

Cincinnati quarterback Desmond Ridder has the defining trait that will set him apart from rest of 2022 NFL Draft QB class

Rutgers DT Julius Turner checks all the boxes of a late-round gem

Tulsa tackle Tyler Smith is the bodyguard every NFL team needs

North Carolina quarterback Sam Howell demonstrated confidence and leadership during his college career

How Sam Williams went from JUCO to a top NFL prospect by attacking greatness in everything

Minnesota EDGE Boye Mafe just scratching surface for how good he can be


SCOUTING COMBINE ANALYSIS & TAKEAWAYS

2022 NFL Scouting Combine: Schedule, results and live updates

NFL Combine 2022: Highlights, Analysis & Takeaways

Biggest winners and losers at every position

2022 NFL Scouting Combine Winners and Losers by the Numbers: Offensive Positions

2022 NFL Scouting Combine Winners and Losers by the Numbers: Defensive Positions

Wide receiver prospects are well aware how important the 40-yard dash is for their draft stock

The latest buzz on top wide receiver free agent targets, including Michael Gallup, Chris Godwin and Odell Beckham Jr.

Risers and fallers following quarterback, wide receiver and tight end drills

Oregon EDGE Kayvon Thibodeaux answers the tough questions

NDSU WR Christian Watson a top-50 lock in 2022 NFL Draft after combine performance

Risers and fallers following defensive line and linebacker drills

Notable NFL measurement thresholds by position entering the 2022 NFL Combine

Prospects with the most to gain at the 2022 NFL Scouting Combine for each position

One prospect to watch at every position at the NFL Scouting Combine

The NFL scouting combine drills that matter for NFL success by offensive position

The NFL scouting combine drills that matter for NFL success by defensive position

Testing outliers and the results we should take with a grain of salt


2022 NFL DRAFT COMPS

Running Back
Wide Receiver

TEXT ANALYTICS FOR TOP PROSPECTS BY POSITION

WHAT THE ANALYTICS SAY

Breaking down running back production by offensive line performance to help rank 2022 NFL Draft prospects

What press-coverage performance means for Treylon Burks, Drake London and the rest of the WR class

What off-coverage performance means for David Bell, Garrett Wilson and the WR class

Measuring positional draft success for every NFL team

Scrambling ability and sack avoidance are the most overlooked traits in quarterback prospect evaluation

Which general managers make the best draft-day trades?

Does quarterback aggressiveness translate from college to the NFL?

The surplus-value of each position in the NFL draft

Using PFF’s WAR metric to understand which positions teams should prioritize in the NFL draft

How important is scheme fit for offensive line prospects?

How important is scheme fit for wide receiver prospects?

How important is scheme fit for defensive players?

Elite production or freakish athleticism: Which draft prospects are better?

Building an analytical framework to grade a team's draft

Using PFF’s mock draft simulator to gauge the public’s view of the 2022 NFL Draft


 

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