Top Players Still Available on Day 2 of the 2022 NFL Draft – Reading Eagle
The first round of the 2022 NFL Draft was full of surprises, included many deals and included some amazing choices.
Some of these amazing choices have left many of the highest-ranked draft players still available on Day 2, which will feature the second and third rounds.
Here are the best players left on the board on the second day of the draft, which starts Friday night at 7pm:
General defender of Georgia Nakobe Dean
Although Dean was slightly smaller (6-0, 225), Dean was the heart of Georgia’s defense. He is a prudent playmaker who shoots into the gaps and beats defenders. His only center of concern is his size and the possibility that he may be forced to run for blocks in the NFL.
Quarterback Liberty Malik Willis
Willis has a handgun and may threaten to defend with his feet. He possesses the speed and athleticism needed to score a yard, and proved it by running 2131 yards during his college career. The biggest concern is that he has untidy mechanics and he doesn’t attack midfield consistently.
Clemson is a cornerback for Andrew Booth Jr.
Booth, who has scored five interceptions in the last two seasons at Clemson, has a good size (6-0, 194), long arms and free hips. He plays the position with confidence, and the recognition of the corner defender’s route is necessary to cover up the elite receivers. The problem is that he was only one year starter at Clemson.
Georgia’s native defender is Derion Kendrick
Kendrick is a high-ceilinged prospect who possesses this type of competitive behavior to play on an All-Pro level in a timely manner, and he has excellent body control. Teams have to overcome several problems with the character to get into the top 50.
Washington corner defender Kyler Gordon
Gordon, who spent a phenomenal last season in Washington, at best, is in the coverage outside of men. He is aggressive in supporting running and has impressive jumping abilities. The fact that he can play on a nickel spot and has the experience of special teams makes him a difficult workload option for any team that would draft him.
Arnold Ebiquette, who misses the Pennsylvania transfer
The transfer to Temple demonstrated explosive advancement traits during his one season at Penn State, where he made 62 tackles and 9.5 bags. He’s a little small (6-2, 250) to get ahead, but plays with strength and physicality.
Tail of Michigan Kenneth Walker III
Walker led all Power-5 runners in a hurry in his one season in Michigan after moving from Wake Forest. He had 1,636 yards and 18 touchdowns, helping lead the Spartans to an 11-2 record and defeat Pete in the Peach Bowl.
Bryce Hall, Iowa
Hall has an NFL-ready body weighing 5 feet 11, 217 pounds, and he ran 4.39 seconds for 40 yards before loading. Hall’s combine performance has complemented its field output with the Cyclones, where it has run 1,472 yards and 20 touchdowns. It has size, speed and explosion.
Colorado State Theater Tree McBride
McBride, who caught 164 assists on 2,100 yards and scored 10 touchdowns, possesses the elite ball-driving skills and speed needed to oppose NFL linebacks. He works hard as a blocker, giving him a chance to be a tight end with three downs. But he has medium speed and is not shy with the ball in his hands.
North Dakota’s receiver is Christian Watson
Watson, who has caught 105 assists for 2,139 yards and 14 touchdowns in four seasons, is one of the best athletes in this draft. Weighing 6 feet 4, 205 pounds – and running 4.3 times on a 40-yard jerk – he’s a physical specimen that can quickly blossom when combined with the right defenders.
Alabama linebacker Christian Harris
Harris is a true linebacker with a top three with loose hips, speed and athleticism needed to cover space. Its speed and speed allow it to beat blockers, but it also has the size (6-2, 230) needed to work in traffic. However, the offense seemed to have been directed at him in college coverage, and this could be a problem in the NFL.
Pennsylvania Security Jacuan Brisker
Brisker is a fast and instinctive security guard who has a set of skills to play box, rack and serve as a nickel defender. He knows how to hold on to running and has ball skills (five interceptions in three seasons). He tends to look down on defenders and he lacks route recognition, so it may be a season or two before he’s ready to be considered a reliable NFL starter.
David Ojab in defense of Michigan
Ojabo could have become a choice in the first round if he hadn’t broken his ACL on his professional day in April. Prior to the injury his athleticism allowed him to effectively complete the game. In the 2021 season, he recorded 11 bags, but it was the only season he succeeded in his collegiate career.
Baylor Security Jalen Peter
Peter is a sharp, fast, physically safe man who has the skills to play in the penalty area, and could potentially become a nickel defender. He has played a stellar position in his last two seasons at Baylor and has knocked down four interceptions, recording 30 assists for defeat and six interceptions in those two years. His lack of size (5 feet 11, 198 pounds) may limit him as a blitz, but it’s clear that this talent from the top 100 will eventually turn into an NFL starter and could potentially become a Pro Bowl talent. Expect him to be selected in the third round.
LSU linebacker Damon Clark
Clark is a large (6-3, 245) linebacker with good proportions, the length and speed of which help him in coverage. He has an aggressive temperament and his efforts are never enough. Although he has been very productive (135 selections, 5.5 bags and one interception), in his last season at LSU there is still room for growth and improvement.
Georgia’s overall defender is Channing Tyndall
While Tyndall was a role-playing player in the Bulldogs ’elite defense, he showed gameplay abilities and traits that show he’s a sports engine that can become a defender from side to side. The only thing that struck Tsindal is that he seems hesitant to enter the zone. But he can be a major special team player who brings value to the third phase of the game.
Cincinnati Quarterback Desmond Reader
Reader became the winner in Cincinnati in four years in the starting lineup, invariably keeping the Bearcats at the top of the American Athletics Conference and leading the team to a place in the college football playoffs last season. His accuracy and ball placement requires work to be considered a viable NFL pass, but he also possesses tremendous athleticism behind the center, performing a 4.52-second 40-yard dash.
Sam Houston is corner defender of McCall
McCollum, a five-year starter of the FCS program, is a hockey player (13 intercepters) who has a good combination of size (6-2, 200) and speed (4.33 on a 40-yard jerk). He is instinctive, has phenomenal ball skills and catches the ball at the highest point. He is also physically against running. His biggest challenge will be adapting to the wide players that match his size, speed and athleticism.
North Carolina quarterback Sam Howell
Howell’s 3,056 yards and 24 touchdowns in 2021 can actually be considered a disastrous year after he threw 3,500 or more yards and 30 extra landings each of the first two seasons. It was a by-product of the loss of receiver Dayami Brown and the great game he played with defenders Javonte Williams and Michael Carter. But Howell has the talent to be a starting point in the NFL and can be dormant in that draft.
Baylor’s receiver is Tycoon Thornton
Thornton, who was rated at 4.28 in the 40-yard run, is one of the fastest players in this draft. But 6-foot-2, 181-pound is more than just speed. Thornton, who caught 143 assists on 2,242 yards and scored 19 touchdowns in four seasons in Baylor, has an impressive catch radius and sticky hands. He could become an NFL star with proper coaching.