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NFL draft 2022 rankings: Top 25 prospects, best by position in Mel Kiper's Big Board, including Matt Corral, Malik Willis, Spencer Rattler

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Sean Clifford connects on the deep ball on Penn State's first offensive play (0:27)

Sean Clifford goes for it all on the first offensive play and hits Jahan Dotson for the 52-yard touchdown. (0:27)

If there's one thing you can count on with the NFL draft, it's change. Prospects change and evolve over their college years, and so do evaluations. And for my latest Big Board for the Class of 2022, you're going to see lots of change from my preseason rankings.

Yes, my No. 1 overall prospect is the same, but I did an overhaul in several other spots, especially at quarterback. With most prospects having played four games so far, that's enough of a sample to move guys up and down, though I of course take into account their entire careers and how they project as NFL players. Still, though, there is a lot of quarterback uncertainty in 2022. Usually around this time, we know who the No. 1 guy is. With Oklahoma's Spencer Rattler and North Carolina's Sam Howell struggling, though, there are no guarantees at the top of the board.

So let's get into my list of the top 25 prospects overall, along with my top 10 prospects at every position. This is an outstanding class for top-tier wide receivers and edge rushers, but there are questions at a few other positions.

A couple of notes on my rankings, which should sound familiar:

  • There is a lot of projection involved, particularly for my top 25. Many of these prospects have started only a handful of games, and so I'm not yet writing up detailed scouting reports. I expect many of them to be stronger, faster and better as we get closer to next April's draft, so I'll adjust my rankings as the season moves on.

  • Heights and weights are based on what we have from schools; we don't get official numbers until the 2022 combine next March.

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1. Kayvon Thibodeaux, DE, Oregon

HT: 6-5 | WT: 250 | Previously: 1