You saw on Monday my pal Todd McShay's updated rankings for the 2022 NFL draft, and I wanted to update my Big Board and position rankings, too, to get ahead of college football bowl season. We're rolling out a big 30-question primer on Wednesday, setting up what we know right now about April's draft.
With the conference title games over and College Football Playoff field set, we have a lot of 2021 tape from the top prospects, enough for us to begin solidifying our boards for the 2022 clas. Of course, there will be changes as we get closer, with the Senior Bowl and NFL combine crucial parts of the evaluation process. But this is a fun time of the year, when we can go back and study prospects closer.
So we'll start with my 25 top-rated prospects overall, then get into the top 10 guys at every position. It's important to note that the deadline for underclassmen to declare for the 2022 draft is in mid-January, and so some of these prospects absolutely could return to school. I also want to note that the heights and weights listed below are based on what we have from schools, so while they're going to be close to accurate, we won't get the official numbers until the combine in March.
Let's get into my rankings: