Draft season has arrived for the 18 NFL teams who will not be participating in the postseason and another college football campaign is in the books after Georgia earned its first national championship since 1980.
Players with remaining eligibility have until January 17 to make their draft intentions official.
After that, we have the college all-star games (most notably the Senior Bowl), the NFL combine, NFL free agency, college pro days and medical evaluations before we kickoff the draft in Las Vegas on April 28.
Part of my weekly mock preamble explains it is an attempt at figuring out the best players available in this season’s draft class, and which teams they’d match up well with considering the draft order courtesy of NFL.com. The closer we get to draft day, the more I attempt to match what teams will actually do with their draft picks as opposed to what I believe they should do.
Last season, I was the fourth most accurate NFL draft prognosticator in print according to The Huddle Report. I’m tied for seventh overall (out of 133) over the past five years.
The NFL draft has become a nice appetizer before our main course in September. A mock version of said draft is meant to educate, and even entertain. At very least, it helps you pass the time.
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Here’s an updated version of my 2022 NFL mock draft:
1. Jacksonville (3-14) — Kayvon Thibodeaux, Edge, Oregon, So.