2022 NFL Draft: Top 50 best available prospects remaining for Rounds 4-7

The 2022 NFL Draft is over, but who are the best available prospects remaining for your team to choose from?

The 2022 NFL Draft is in the books, but plenty of stellar prospects remain unsigned. Who are the top 50 best available prospects following the 2022 NFL Draft?

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Let’s take a look at some of the top remaining prospects following the 2022 NFL Draft.

1) Carson Strong, QB, Nevada

Regardless of where you play, completing over 70% of your passes deserves recognition. Carson Strong gets knocked for playing inferior competition, but the man can sling a football. Combine his strong arm with his 6’4”, 226-pound frame, and the only thing holding him back is his ability to stay healthy. Strong’s ability to stay on the field remains the biggest obstacle, but the product on it is spectacular.

2) Verone McKinley III, S, Oregon

It feels like Verone Mckinley III stepped on to Oregon’s campus and produced immediately. With 172 career tackles and 11 interceptions, he’s been a stable producer for the Ducks’ defense. At the NFL level, his ball skills will set him apart from the field, but he’ll want to add some weight to prove he can continue the tackling production. He’s a smart player, which is a big reason for his interception numbers, but it also lets him be a great communicator with his teammates. A high football IQ will make teams want to trade up to get him.

3) Dare Rosenthal, OT, Kentucky

With a proven commodity in Darian Kinnard, teams chose wisely to test Dare Rosenthal. Wisely might not be the best word because Rosenthal held his own. It was just the better decision. While Kinnard towers over his competition, Rosenthal does the same. At 6’7”, 327 pounds, the Wildcats tackle is a little lighter than Kinnard but is also taller. He’s quicker than his former teammate, giving him better lateral mobility to reach defenders and get out in space. There are flashes that create excitement, so the upside in his game provides plenty of intrigue.

4) Kaleb Eleby, QB, Western Michigan

Two years of learning the offense turned into a career season for Kaleb Eleby in 2021. One of the biggest risers in the draft process, Eleby’s arm has caught the attention of NFL teams. His mobility isn’t great, and his stocky frame limits his ceiling, but his arm is what will attract the right team. He doesn’t have elite arm strength, but he has more than enough talent to get the job done on the field.

5) Justyn Ross, WR, Clemson

If not for injuries, Justyn Ross would be in the WR1 discussion for the 2022 NFL Draft. A neck injury nearly derailed his career and took something off of his ceiling. He still boasts an elite ability to come down with highlight-reel catches, but they just don’t happen as consistently. If he can prove his durability has improved and his previous injuries are things of the past, he could be a steal.

6) Markquese Bell, S, Florida A&M

Markquese Bell brings great length to the NFL Draft, but you get the value in the later rounds. If teams are looking for a safety to help in defending the run, Bell is the perfect fit. He’s a ferocious hitter and lives to make an impact in the trenches. He’s a fearless player who loves contact and doesn’t hesitate to lower his shoulder to deliver a hit.

7) Mario Goodrich, CB, Clemson

Clemson’s defense boasts so many NFL Draft picks that it’s easy to get lost in the shuffle. Mario Goodrich is a great player, but he rarely got attention on that defense. Even at his position, he was considered the second-best corner on his team behind Andrew Booth Jr. A physical player, Goodrich is great at taking down ball carriers and using his hands to thwart a wide receiver’s advances downfield.

8) Charleston Rambo, WR, Miami (FL)

After a disappointing season with the Oklahoma Sooners in 2020, Charleston Rambo took a gamble by transferring to Miami in 2021. It paid off, and his draft stock took off because of it. The Hurricanes used him in multiple different formations, and he handled all of them with relative ease. He can line up on the outside one play and then slide into the slot the next and produce at a high level.

9) Tyler Goodson, RB, Iowa

Tyler Goodson’s numbers don’t do him justice, given that he spent most of his career sharing the backfield. In 2021, he was able to be the go-to guy, and he posted career numbers. His ability to create space on his own sets him apart from other prospects, but he’s also patient in allowing the talented offensive linemen in front of him to create openings for him to hit. Chunk plays are a frequent occurrence when he runs the football, which will help him thrive at the next level.

10) Chris Hinton, DT, Michigan

With all of the attention on Aidan Hutchinson and David Ojabo, anyone else on Michigan’s defensive line took a back seat. Chris Hinton didn’t get the love that those two did, but he played a big role in giving the Wolverines one of the best defenses in college football. His wide frame makes him tough to displace, but Hinton also has good lateral mobility to jump over a gap or gain leverage on a blocker.

11) JoJo Domann, LB, Nebraska

JoJo Domann knows what he can do on the football field, but there’s more to the prospect than meets the eye. His life off the field helps his play on it, and it’s just a matter of when he goes in the draft. An athletic linebacker who’s a natural playmaker, Domann will bring a competitive attitude to his future team, and that should land him a spot on the 53-man roster.

12) David Anenih, EDGE, Houston

If you’re not paying attention to what Brian Early is doing in Houston, Texas, you need to start. Logan Hall went 33rd overall, and David Anenih figures to be the next Cougars defensive lineman taken in the draft. Teams looking for a third-down assassin should seriously consider him. His first step competes with anyone in this draft, and he puts stress on tackles because he’s so explosive at the snap.

13) Yusuf Corker, S, Kentucky

Teams not named Alabama or Georgia find themselves at a disadvantage in the SEC. Not to say they don’t have talent, but they don’t get the recognition that those players do. Yusuf Corker flew under the radar at Kentucky, and the Wildcats safety quietly put together an impressive résumé. He might be smaller than teams would like, but he brings great athleticism to make up for any perceived weaknesses.

14) Leon O’Neal Jr., S, Texas A&M

One thing you need to know about Leon O’Neal Jr. is that he doesn’t lack confidence. He’s not cocky, though. He just believes that he can overpower anyone in his way. His identity is an enforcer, and that shows on film. O’Neal flies around the field, and he’s always ready to send a message to any ball carrier that isn’t ready to bring the same energy.

15) Haskell Garrett, DT, Ohio State

Big Ten fans have been hearing about Haskell Garrett for a long time now, and many are glad that he’s finally gone. Garrett’s athleticism wreaked havoc on most offensive lines he faced. He leans on that explosiveness to beat blocks, but that at times can move him out of gaps easily. If he can work on the technical side of his game more, that explosiveness becomes even more dangerous.

16) Mykael Wright, CB, Oregon

Mykael Wright didn’t waste time making an impact at Oregon. An instant starter for the Ducks, he showcased his talent early and often. It might be a different story in the NFL, but the talent is there. He’s not physically imposing. However, his twitch stands out and helps him lock down receivers.

17) D’Vonte Price, RB, FIU

FIU’s lack of success hasn’t meant that there’s a lack of talent. Multiple players transferred to Power Five programs this offseason, and a couple have turned pro the last couple of years. D’Vonte Price was an extremely productive and explosive player for the Panthers, and he’ll be a great addition to an NFL backfield.

18) Vincent Gray, CB, Michigan

Unlike some players in this area, Vincent Gray has great size at 6’2”. He’s a little lanky at 192 pounds, but he can add some weight to his frame. He’s great in short bursts, good for tracking receivers breaking on routes. Gray has shown solid long speed to keep up with go routes, too, making him a potential sleeper later in the draft.

19) Kevin Austin Jr., WR, Notre Dame

Notre Dame’s offense wasn’t a super receiver-friendly offense, but Kevin Austin Jr. still managed to show some promise with limited opportunities. If he can stay healthy, he can find more success at the next level. He’s great at beating press coverage with his strength at the line, and that violence helps him get to his route to utilize his speed. The film might not show a lot, but he’s a great value late in the draft.

20) Sterling Weatherford, S, Miami (OH)

If you’re looking for Kyle Hamilton-lite, then Sterling Weatherford is the only option in this draft. At nearly 6’4” and 230 pounds, Weatherford’s size will be a coveted commodity late in the draft. He doesn’t just use his length to drop back in coverage and defend the pass. He’s an impactful run defender capable of making big hits and tripping up ball carriers that others simply cannot touch.

21) Alec Lindstrom, C, Boston College

Alec Lindstrom has already proved his dedication to his craft by adding weight to his frame to play for Boston College. With the love he received heading into the offseason, it’s a surprise to see him still available. He’s got a little bit of a nasty streak to him, but it’s the technical side of his game that stands out the most.

22) Jerreth Sterns, WR, Western Kentucky

Even if you think Jerreth Sterns was just a product of the system he played in, there’s a ton to love about his game. When you go back and watch the film, you see a guy who’s quick and burns guys early in the route. There’s a reason he was Bailey Zappe’s go-to target, and that could be the case for a team looking for a quality slot receiver.

23) Sincere McCormick, RB, UTSA

Sincere McCormick nearly rushed for 4,000 yards in his career, and his success running between the tackles gives him the necessary experience to carry that over to the NFL. Often overlooked because of his size (5’9”), defenders would be wise not to do the same when trying to take him down. He’s not afraid to initiate contact and make a statement by lowering his shoulder.

24) Devin Cochran, OT, Georgia Tech

Devin Cochran is a massive tackle that can add size to any NFL team. He possesses decent athleticism and can dominate when he puts his mind to it. His focus lapses at times, which hurts him when he’s trying to reach a defender or if he gets beat. He has the right tools to be successful in the NFL, but there are some things that his future team must address.

25) Zakoby McClain, LB, Auburn

Linebacker isn’t a position you want to be undersized. At 5’11” and 228 pounds, there are some concerns surrounding Zakoby McClain on the surface. However, when you go watch the film, you see why he’s a potential NFL talent. His testing numbers weren’t great either, but the film shows that he plays faster than they indicate.

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