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2022 Reese's Senior Bowl: Top draft prospect at every position

College Park, Maryland, USA; Penn State Nittany Lions wide receiver Jahan Dotson (5) reacts after a second half touchdown reception against the Maryland Terrapins at Capital One Field at Maryland Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Tommy Gilligan-USA TODAY Sports

With 2022 Reese's Senior Bowl practices kicking off Tuesday, it’s worth previewing what we can expect to see on the football field. Here’s who the PFF draft board has as the top prospect at every position group down in Mobile, Alabama.

Be sure to also check out official weigh-in and measurement results for all of the 2022 NFL Draft prospects at this year's Reese's Senior Bowl.

QB: Sam Howell, North Carolina

DRAFT BOARD Rank: 16th
2021 Overall Grade: 90.9

Howell’s biggest concerns as a prospect aren’t necessarily physical in nature, which is always a good starting point for an NFL hopeful. The worries are about how his production from a gimmicky offense and propensity for breaking the pocket will translate to the league. Howell can put those concerns to bed by looking like the same player in a pro-style offense at the Senior Bowl.

RB: Dameon Pierce, Florida

Draft Board Rank: 79th
2021 Overall Grade: 92.0

Pierce already turned heads with his measurables when he checked in at a rocked-up 5-foot-9, 220 pounds. That is one loaded back, and it shows on the field. This past season, he broke 39 tackles on 100 carries while also scoring 13 times. His 93.5 rushing grade was the highest in college football.


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WR: Jalen Tolbert, South Alabama

Draft Board Rank: 58th
2021 Overall Grade: 82.8

With Penn State’s Jahan Dotson opting out of the Senior Bowl, Tolbert checks in as the top wideout in Mobile. He’ll be practicing all week at his home stadium, where he lit it up the past couple of seasons as one of America’s best deep threats. While he may be only 6-foot-1, he has a long 6-foot-4 wingspan and regularly mosses defenders at the catch point.

TE: Trey McBride, Colorado State

Draft Board Rank: 62nd
2021 Overall Grade: 94.7

McBride is fresh off one of the most impressive statistical seasons in college football history. He accounted for over one-third of Colorado State’s receiving yards this year, racking up 91 catches for 1,125 yards. Expect dominance from him in the one-on-ones.

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OT: Bernhard Raimann, Central Michigan

Draft Board Rank: 19th
2021 Overall Grade: 94.6

Raimann has a chance to fly up draft boards. In only his second season at offensive tackle in 2021, he was already the highest-graded tackle in college football. He put on over 60 pounds in two years and completely changed physically. If Raimann shuts down top competition in Mobile, he could end up a top-10 pick.

IOL: Zion Johnson, Boston College

Draft Board Rank: 46th
2021 Overall Grade: 84.4

Johnson's tape at guard is some of the cleanest you’ll ever see from a prospect. He allowed only six pressures on 364 pass-blocking snaps last season. Because of how steady and consistent Johnson is, he should handle himself exceedingly well in Mobile.

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DI: Devonte Wyatt, Georgia

Draft Board Rank: 37th
2021 Overall Grade: 89.8

Wyatt gets a lot of play with an elite first step at 307 pounds. He moves like an elite three-technique, but with versatile defensive tackle size. However, Wyatt still needs a more complete pass-rushing plan to truly take advantage of those tools.

EDGE: Arnold Ebiketie, Penn State

Draft Board Rank: 29th
2021 Overall Grade: 88.4

Ebiketie has one of the most advanced pass-rushing toolboxes in the class. He already won the weigh-in by checking in with 34-inch arms despite being only 6-foot-2. That’s tremendous length for an edge rusher, and it will translate well to his bull rush in the NFL. It would be a shock if he’s not a “winner” after this week.

LB: Brian Asamoah, Oklahoma

Draft Board Rank: 48th
2021 Overall Grade: 76.3

Asamoah had a breakout 2021 season and looked like a completely different linebacker than we’d seen in recent years. His range is as good as it gets at the position, and he plays a physical brand of football despite being just a shade over 220 pounds. Asamoah is the kind of smooth mover who should shine in coverage one-on-ones.


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CB: Roger McCreary, Auburn

Draft Board Rank: 25th
2021 Overall Grade: 89.9

McCreary was the highest-graded cornerback in the SEC last season and has as much experience as any player at the position in the class. The worry is how his lack of length will translate as an outside cornerback in the NFL. McCreary checked in at only 189 pounds with extremely short 29 1/4-inch arms.

S: Jalen Pitre, Baylor

Draft Board Rank: 57th
2021 Overall Grade: 86.0

Pitre may only be 5-foot-10 and 196 pounds, but don’t go thinking that means he’s not physical enough to play safety in the NFL. This dude sticks his nose in it snap after snap. He led all safeties with 25 pressures and 50 stops in 2021.

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