Buzz is building for the 2022 NFL Draft. Although the NFL’s annual conscription event won’t happen until April 28, already football fans are debating, and dreaming, which players their teams should choose who will help them reach the Super Bowl. As any pro football fan will tell you, success in the NFL starts with your quarterback. Check out a list of the first four quarterbacks to drop off the 2022 NFL Draft board so you can make sure to bet against their NFL Draft Odds.
Top Four QBs Picks for the Upcoming 2022 NFL Draft
2022 NFL Draft
- When: April 28 – April 30
- Where: Allegiant Stadium, Paradise, NV
Top QB Drafted: Malik Willis – Liberty Flames
The Washington Commanders own the 11th pick in the first round. Most believe that if the Commanders don’t make a trade for Aaron Rodgers or Jimmy Garoppolo, they will draft a quarterback.
Rumors are swirling that D.C. will go with Kenny Pickett, or Matt Corral, or Malik Willis. Pickett is the most NFL ready, but Willis is the best QB athlete in this draft.
The Liberty Flames quarterback has a crazy strong arm. Not only that, but Ron Rivera’s best seasons at Carolina were when Cam Newton, another fantastic quarterback athlete, was at his best. So Rivera figures to pull the trigger on Willis.
Second QB Drafted: Matt Corral – Ole Miss Rebels
Corral is on the small side. But he has what a team like the New Orleans Saints crave, amazing accuracy and the ability to rush with the football if required.
The Saints have become a run first team, which is why Corral would perfectly fit in their offense. Like Drew Brees, he’s 6’ 0”. Unlike Drew Brees, Corral will take off and run with the ball if he sees an opening.
By drafting Corral, new coach Dennis Allen and offensive coordinator Pete Carmichael can run the same schemes they run with current Swiss army knife Taysom Hill.
The belief is that the Saints will resign Jameis Winston, which means Corral would supplant last year’s fourth-round pick Ian Book as third on the depth chart.
Third QB Drafted: Kenny Pickett – Pittsburgh Panthers
Pickett is the most ready for the NFL, but teams may not want to spend first-round draft capital on the Pittsburgh gunslinger.
A team like Indianapolis could decide to wait until the second-round to grab Pickett. Squads like the Detroit Lions or the Carolina Panthers could roll the dice on Pickett by trading down in the first round, acquiring multiple draft picks, and then going with Pickett.
Again, the dude should be ready to start Day 1. So why not trade down if you know the Commanders are going with Willis?
Fourth Quarterback Drafted: Desmond Ridder – Cincinnati Bearcats
Ridder has all the tools to be a terrific NFL quarterback. But there’s one glaring stat that makes him a possible second or even third round choice.
Ridder completed less than 65% of his passes his senior season. The best quarterbacks in the NFL complete at least 67% of their passes. Elite QBs approach the 70% completion threshold.
A team could decide to swing for the fences with the 6’ 4” Ridder. The guess here, though, is that teams wait until the second or third round to pull the trigger on the Cincinnati signal-caller.