2022 NFL Draft Order Update: Lions retain first pick despite first win; The Eagles leave the top 10

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Santa is coming … to the 2022 NFL Draft.

Ol ‘Saint Nick isn’t quite ready to drop down the chimney, but NFL teams are already making their rosters for next April. The Lions received a Christmas present ahead of time: their first win of the 2021 season, thanks to Jared Goff touching Amon-ra St. Brown.

Even with a win, the Lions are still the No. 1 overall pick in the NFL 2021. No team, however, could have a bigger Christmas booty than the Jets, Giants, and Eagles: each of these franchises sit well. with two first-round picks each (the Eagles could end up with three first-rounds) for the 2022 NFL Draft.

Each team has their work cut out for them, too: the Jets could find some huge freebies with some stud defenders if their draft status is maintained, while the Eagles are still grappling with whether or not Jalen Hurts will be the ferryman of the future. Philly – especially after Gardner Minshew’s big win over New York.

The Giants have similar questions to their division rival: will Daniel Jones ‘The Guy’ move forward, or Big Blue’s braintrust – whoever will figure this out – will think twice. before giving Jones another year in the Meadowlands?

Here’s how the latest NFL draft order looks:

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2022 NFL Draft Order

Here’s how the 2022 NFL Draft order looks after the NFL Week 13 games:

(Latest update before the Week 13 “Sunday Night Football” game between the Chiefs and the Broncos.)

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1 Detroit Lions 1-10-1
2 Houston Texans 2-10
3 Jacksonville Jaguars 2-10
4 New York Jets 3-9
5 New York Jets (via SEA) 4-8
6 New York Giants 4-8
7 New York Giants (via CHI) 4-8
8 Atlanta Falcons 5-7
9 Carolina Panthers 5-7
ten Minnesota Vikings 5-7
11 Saints of New Orleans 5-7
12 Philadelphia Eagles 6-7
13 Philadelphia Eagles (via MIA) 6-7
14 Las Vegas Adventurers 6-6
15 Cleveland browns 6-6
16 Philadelphia Eagles (via IND) 7-6
17 Pittsburgh Steelers 6-5-1
18 Denver Broncos 6-5

Remarks:

– The Eagles currently have three first-round picks.

–The Giants currently hold the Bears’ first-round pick, which was sent as part of a selection trade made by Chicago to select quarterback Justin Fields in 2021.

– The Dolphins currently hold the 49ers’ first-round pick in a pre-draft trade. San Francisco selected quarterback Trey Lance as third overall in 2021.

– The Jets currently hold the Seahawks ‘first-round pick in Jamal Adams’ 2020 trade.

–The Eagles currently hold the Colts’ first-round pick in the Carson Wentz trade. (For the pick to become a first round, Wentz must play ≥75% of the snaps this year OR Wentz plays ≥70% of the snaps and Indianapolis makes the playoffs.)

– Picks 19-32 are held by teams currently contending for the NFL playoffs.


It’s a trio of smugglers who could steal the show in April.

While there is no certainty, the No. 1 overall pick entering the 2022 NFL Draft, Kayvon Thibodeaux of Oregon, Aidan Hutchinson of Michigan and George Karlaftis of Purdue could all claim the top. presence in this year’s draft.

While Karlaftis’ stock has lagged behind the rest, the question of whether Hutchinson did enough to knock Thibodeaux out as the highest-ranked edge defender in the draft remains unanswered: It doesn’t hurt. , however, that Hutchinson had monster performances against Ohio State on November 27 and in the Big Ten Championship game.

In total, Hutchinson ends the 2021 regular season with 14 sacks and will have the opportunity to further strengthen his record for No.1 overall in college football playoffs.

For quarterback teams in need, the picture for passers-by has never been more murky: While there are some intriguing names entering the 2022 scene, no QB in the country has yet achieved the status of a true franchise broker. Sam Howell of North Carolina, Desmond Ridder of Cincinnati, Malik Willis of Liberty and Matt Corral of Ole Miss could all be first-round selections, but there is still a long way to go before the names are called in April. next.


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