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NFL 2022 Draft

The 2022 NFL Draft will be held in Vegas this year, and yet again it’s the Jacksonville Jaguars who go into the event holding the number 1 pick after another disappointing season.

This year brings us an interesting group of rookies as the early indications suggest that we’re not going to see a QB go with the top pick, but we also have plenty of “QB needy” teams so this could be a Draft where we see plenty of trades in the first round.

What Channel Is the NFL Draft On?

  • How to Watch on TV: NFL Network, ABC, ESPN
  • How to Stream: NFL app, ESPN app, fuboTV

2022 NFL Draft Schedule

RoundDateTime
Round 1April 288 PM ET
Rounds 2 +3 (Day Two)April 297 PM ET
Rounds 4-7 (Day Three)April 30Noon ET

The 2022 Season could be one of the most intriguing for years, purely because there is so much uncertainty and change.

Tom Brady has finally retired, while it’s possible that we could see some huge QB moves, with the likes of Aaron Rodgers, Russell Wilson, Kyler Murray, Deshaun Watson and more being linked with a possible trade, so expect the Super Bowl Odds to fluctuate wildly if anything major happens.

You’ll also find multiple prop markets for the Draft as it gets closer, including who will be the number 1 overall pick and so much more, so here’s hoping your team unearths a solid rookie class to set them up for years to come!

Sportsbooks

Plenty of you will have a deep knowledge of the college game or what your team has done in the past, while others will simply have a hunch over what could go down.

There are so many different markets to get involved with, but here are a few that could interest you:

  • Who's taken with the number 1 overall pick?
  • Will a certain player be taken in the first 10 picks?
  • Over/Under on the draft position of certain players
  • Who's going to be the first defensive player off the board?
  • How many running backs will go in the first round?

And that's just a tiny portion of what's on offer for you, so if you think you know what's going to go down then there will be a market for you.

Betting Sites

NFL Draft Order – 2022 1st Round

Draft order is determined according to the regular season win-loss records from the previous year. the Jacksonville Jaguars had the worst overall record and will pick first, while Draft picks can also be traded, which results in some teams having multiple picks in the first round, while some will hold no 1st round picks at all.

Trades can also happen on Draft night, so teams can trade in and out of the 1st round or up and down the order if they can agree terms with another franchise.

PickTeam
#1Jacksonville Jaguars
#2Detroit Lions
#3Houston Texans
#4New York Jets
#5New York Giants
#6Carolina Panthers
#7New York Giants (via Carolina)
#8Atlanta Falcons
#9Seattle Seahawks (Via Denver)
#10New York Jets (via Seattle)
#11Washington Commanders
#12Minnesota Vikings
#13Houston Texans (Via Cleveland)
#14Baltimore Ravens
#15Philadelphia Eagles (via Miami)
#16Philadelphia Eagles (via Indianapolis)
#17Los Angeles Chargers
#18New Orleans Saints
#19Philadelphia Eagles
#20Pittsburgh Steelers
#21New England Patriots
#22Green Bay Packers (Via Raiders)
#23Arizona Cardinals
#24Dallas Cowboys
#25Buffalo Bills
#26Tennessee Titans
#27Tampa Bay Buccaneers
#28Green Bay Packers
#29Kansas City Chiefs (Via Miami, Via 49ers)
#30Kansas City Chiefs
#31Cincinnati Bengals
#32Detroit Lions (via LA Rams)

NFL 2022 Draft Vegas Odds

1st Overall Pick

The Jacksonville Jaguars already have their QB of the future in Trevor Lawrence, which explains why the betting markets aren’t swaying towards a QB going with the first pick this year.

Things could change drastically if someone else trades into the number 1 spot, but it’s expected that a pass rusher or OT help is going to be where the Jags go with this pick:

PlayerPositionOdds
Aidan HutchisonEDGE-300
Travon WalkerDE+325
Ikem EkwonuOT+1000
Evan NealOT+1200
Malik WillisQB+2200
Kayvon ThibodeauxEDGE+2500
Kenny PickettQB+6600

The dynamics of the Draft can shift very quickly after the 1st overall pick if something surprising happens and the dominos start to fall, so the odds are now live on the 2nd and 3rd overall picks.

2nd Overall Pick

PlayerPositionOdds
Malik WillisQB+200
Travon WalkerDE+200
Aidan HutchinsonEDGE+275
Kayvon ThibodeauxEDGE+500
Kyle HamiltonDB+600
Ikem EkwonuOT+1200
Evan NealOT+1200
Ahmad GardnerCB+1200

3rd Overall Pick

PlayerPositionOdds
Ikem EkwonuOT+200
Evan NealOT+250
Travon WalkerDE+400
Kyle HamiltonDB+400
Ahmad GardnerCB+800
Kayvon ThibodeauxEDGE+900
Malik WillisQB+1200

1st Overall Picks NFL History

In theory, the player chosen first in the Draft should be the best prospect in that class, but there are other things to consider such as positional importance or team need. We tend to see QBs go early in the Draft because it’s such an important need and teams will reach to try and find the guy to build around, whereas certain positions aren’t seen as being impactful enough to warrant that first pick.

We tend to see the first pick being used on a QB, Pass Rusher or OT. Here’s a look at the first overall selection from the previous 10 years.

YearPlayerTeamPosition
2021Trevor LawrenceJacksonville JaguarsQB
2020Joe BurrowCincinnati BengalsQB
2019Kyler MurrayArizona CardinalsQB
2018Baker MayfieldCleveland BrownsQB
2017Myles GarrettCleveland BrownsDE
2016Jared GoffLos Angeles RamsQB
2015Jameis WinstonTampa Bay BuccaneersQB
2014Jadeveon ClowneyHouston TexansDE
2013Eric FisherKansas City ChiefsOT
2012Andrew LuckIndianapolis ColtsQB

It’s clear that if there’s a need and a highly-rated QB then they will go first, but it’s not an obvious thing for Jacksonville to do this year so unless they trade down, then we are likely to see a different position being taken for the first time since 2017.

NFL Mr Irrelevant

“Mr Irrelevant” is the title given to the player taken with the final pick of the Draft, and they do gain some brief notoriety as a result.

As you would expect with such a late pick the hit rate is very low, but we have seen some examples of productive players from that selection.

Kicker Ryan Succop has won a Super Bowl with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, but he’s not the first “Mr Irrelevant” to do so as Special Teamer Marty Moore saw success with the Patriots. QB Chad Kelly is another notable selection after he was taken in the 2017 Draft.