2022 NFL Draft prospects and their league compositions

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With each draft class, scouts and draft tipsters often make comparisons between the NFL’s top prospects and established players. As these top 20 prospects prepare for the draft, here’s a look at some of their closest NFL lineups.

1 in 20

Freedom QB Malik Willis | Composer: Lamar Jackson

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Willis is a pure athlete who compares to Ravens superstar Lamar Jackson in both a good and a bad way. He has elite mobility and the arm to make all the throws, but accuracy remains a huge question mark, completing just 61% of his passes last season. Willis will be a work in progress but has the potential to be a superstar.

2 out of 20

Pittsburgh QB Kenny Pickett | Composer: Daniel Jones

Pittsburgh QB Kenny Pickett |  Composer: Daniel Jones

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As productive as Pickett was last season at Pitt, his small hand size and resulting fumbles remain a big concern. He has the precision and mobility that teams look for in a starter, but turnovers will be a Daniel Jones obstacle.

3 out of 20

North Carolina QB Sam Howell | Comp: Baker Mayfield

North Carolina QB Sam Howell |  Comp: Baker Mayfield

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Howell physically resembles Baker Mayfield, and even his mannerisms may remind viewers of Mayfield. There’s also a feast or famine showing after Howell regressed last season after losing some of his supporting cast.

4 out of 20

Nevada QB Carson Strong | Comp: Sam Bradford

Nevada QB Carson Strong |  Comp: Sam Bradford

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Strong would be in the first-round conversation just to judge him on talent and production, but he has significant injury issues that come into play. He lacks mobility due to past knee issues, which is a concern. important for NFL teams.

5 out of 20

Iowa State RB Breece Hall | Comp: Matt Forte

Iowa State RB Breece Hall |  Comp: Matt Forte

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Hall is a productive, well-rounded fullback who looks like a strong possibility as the top running back was drafted after his big combine. He has enough size to be a three-man back and could be a great receiver out of the backfield like Matt Forte.

6 out of 20

Ohio State WR Garrett Wilson | Comp: Davante Adams

Ohio State WR Garrett Wilson |  Comp: Davante Adams

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Wilson is only six feet tall, but he’s a speedster with great road-racing ability who has steadily progressed through each year of his college career. After running a 4.38 dash for 40 yards at the combine, he has a strong case as the top wide receiver drafted and a potential superstar.

7 out of 20

Ohio State WR Chris Olave | Comp: Keenan Allen

Ohio State WR Chris Olave |  Comp: Keenan Allen

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Olave is an accurate road runner with terrific hands who always seemed to be open in his college career. His lack of size might put him in the slot, but he can run every route efficiently, as indicated by his sub-4.4 speed.

8 out of 20

Arkansas WR Treylon Burks | Comp: AJ Brown

Arkansas WR Treylon Burks |  Comp: AJ Brown

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Burks was central to Arkansas’ offense as the team fabricated ways for the 6-foot-2 star to get the ball. He also has plenty of size and ability to break tackles, making him an impressive target from the red zone. AJ Brown might be the ceiling, but he doesn’t seem far off given his athletic potential.

9 out of 20

Alabama WR Jameson Williams | Composer: DeSean Jackson

Alabama WR Jameson Williams |  Composer: DeSean Jackson

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Williams is recovering from a torn ACL, which may be the only reason he isn’t the first to be ruled out of the draft. He has otherworldly speed, averaging 19.9 yards per catch for the Crimson Tide last season. Like DeSean Jackson, Williams will be able to get the upper hand over opposing defenses.

10 out of 20

Kentucky WR Wan’Dale Robinson | Composer: Jakeem Grant

Kentucky WR Wan'Dale Robinson |  Composer: Jakeem Grant

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Robinson’s lack of height at 5-foot-8 is a major concern, but Nebraska and Kentucky did everything they could to put the ball in his hands during his college career. The lack of size makes Robinson difficult to throw, but he’s an interesting gimmick player, to say the least.

11 out of 20

Colorado State TE Trey McBride | Composer: Greg Olsen

Colorado State TE Trey McBride |  Composer: Greg Olsen

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McBride looks like the best tight end in the draft after a terrific 2021 season, with 90 catches. He has the ability to open up consistently, although his inability to make a big impact in the red zone is something to watch.

12 out of 20

Alabama OT Evan Neal | Composer: Tyron Smith

Alabama OT Evan Neal |  Composer: Tyron Smith

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Neal is a physical freak at 6ft 7in and 337lbs with minimal fat on his body. He has a shot at being the No. 1 draft pick and an immediate star at left tackle.

13 out of 20

Michigan Center OT Bernhard Raimann | Composer: Eric Fisher

Michigan Center OT Bernhard Raimann |  Composer: Eric Fisher

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Raimann is still learning the offensive line after moving from the tight end, but his excellent athleticism should win out for a team looking to add a tackle. There might be some growing pains early on, but Raimann could become a Pro Bowl starter down the line with physical characteristics similar to fellow Central Michigan Eric Fisher.

14 out of 20

Minneosta OT Daniel Faalele | Comp: Orlando Brown Jr.

Minneosta OT Daniel Faalele |  Comp: Orlando Brown Jr.

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Faalele is almost always the biggest fan on the court, standing at 6-foot-8 and 384 pounds. He is adept at the right tackle with the potential to maim opposing defenders, drawing a striking resemblance to compatriot Orlando Brown Jr.

15 out of 20

Michigan BY Aidan Hutchinson | Comp: TJ Watt

Michigan BY Aidan Hutchinson |  Comp: TJ Watt

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Hutchinson proved he was a true difference maker with a breakout 2021 season, recording 14 sacks. He has an obvious 4-3 defensive end frame at 6-foot-7 and the athleticism to be an All-Pro sack artist.

16 out of 20

Oregon BY Kayvon Thibodeaux | Composer: Frank Clark

Oregon BY Kayvon Thibodeaux |  Composer: Frank Clark

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Thibodeaux’s draft stock hasn’t changed much as one of the blue bloods in the 2022 class, recording 19 sacks in three seasons. He is a versatile defensive end who has few weaknesses and should be able to step in immediately as a rusher on all shots.

17 out of 20

Georgia DT Jordan Davis | Comp: Vince Wilfork

Georgia DT Jordan Davis |  Comp: Vince Wilfork

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Davis literally stands out, standing 6-foot-6, 341 pounds with the ability to regularly draw double teams. He could be a game-changer for a team looking to bolster their run defense.

18 out of 20

Utah LB Devin Lloyd | Composer: Micah Parson

Utah LB Devin Lloyd |  Composer: Micah Parson

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Lloyd is a multifaceted linebacker who seems to be doing well, as indicated by last year’s stat line with 111 tackles, seven sacks and four interceptions. His great athleticism and abilities make him suitable for almost any role.

19 out of 20

LSU CB Derek Stingley Jr. | Comp: Jalen Ramsey

LSU CB Derek Stingley Jr. |  Comp: Jalen Ramsey

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Stingley Jr. was a locking corner at LSU, and he’s an optimal man-to-man prospect at 6-foot-1. He’s likely to be a top-10 pick in the draft who could transform a pass defense.

20 out of 20

Notre Dame S Kyle Hamilton | Comp: Jamal Adams

Notre Dame S Kyle Hamilton |  Comp: Jamal Adams

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Hamilton could be one of the best safety prospects in years, showing the superstar’s playing ability at Notre Dame. His massive 6-foot-4 frame also makes him a unique prospect for the job.

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