Defensive Tackles Drafted in the 2022 NFL Draft

    Which defensive tackles were drafted in the 2022 NFL Draft, and how does the latest class compare to other DT classes in the past 10 years?

    Defensive Tackles Drafted in the 2022 NFL Draft

    Which defensive tackles were drafted in the 2022 NFL Draft? Who were the teams that drafted those DTs, and how does the 2022 class compare to previous years?

    Which Defensive Tackles Were Drafted in the 2022 NFL Draft?

    Let’s take a look at the DTs drafted in the 2022 NFL Draft. The first round saw two defensive tackles drafted from the Georgia Bulldogs — winners of that previous season’s College Football National Championship. In fact, a record 15 Bulldogs were selected in 2022, which surpassed the all-time record for most players drafted from a single school.

    Jordan Davis, Georgia | Philadelphia Eagles

    Round 1, Pick 13

    Jordan Davis blew everyone away with his performance at the NFL Combine. That came on the back of an impressive performance against Alabama in January’s title game. Those two outstanding efforts on a national stage led to Davis being drafted as the first DT off the board in 2022.

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    The former Georgia star had an immediate impact in the NFL, starting five games for the ascending Philadelphia Eagles and nearly defeating the Kansas City Chiefs in the Super Bowl.

    Devonte Wyatt, Georgia | Green Bay Packers

    Round 1, Pick 28

    Georgia’s defense dominated the 2022 NFL Draft, with a total of five prospects selected from the unit. Devonte Wyatt had some off-the-field concerns in college but could arguably be the most talented of the entire group.

    While Wyatt didn’t start any games as a rookie, he picked up 1.5 sacks while securing 15 tackles and a deflected pass. Situated on the potentially rebuilding Packers, he has a path to a larger role in 2023.

    Logan Hall, Houston | Tampa Bay Buccaneers

    Round 2, Pick 33

    Logan Hall boosted his draft stock during his senior season at Houston, tallying six sacks and 13 tackles for a loss en route to earning first-team all-conference honors. He made an immediate impact on a stacked Tampa Bay Buccaneers roster. Despite not starting a game, he racked up 2.5 sacks, six QB hits, and five tackles for loss.

    Phidarian Mathis, Alabama | Washington Commanders

    Round 2, Pick 47

    Already 24 years old when he was drafted, Phidarian Mathis suffered a season-ending knee injury on his third NFL play in Week 1. The former Alabama standout earned nine sacks and 10.5 tackles for loss in his senior campaign. Now entering his age-25 season in what is essentially a redo rookie year, Mathis will try to get his career back on track.

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    Round 3-7

    5) Travis Jones, UConn
    R3-P76 | Ravens

    6) DeMarvin Leal, Texas A&M
    R3-P84 | Steelers

    7) Zachary Carter, Florida
    R3-P95 | Bengals

    8) Perrion Winfrey, Oklahoma
    R4-P108 | Browns

    9) Eyioma Uwazurike, Iowa State
    R4-P116 | Broncos

    10) Neil Farrell, LSU
    R4-P126 | Raiders

    11) D.J. Davidson, Arizona State
    R5-P147 | Giants

    12) Thomas Booker, Stanford
    R5-P150 | Texans

    13) Eric Johnson, Missouri State
    R5-P159 | Colts

    14) Otito Ogbonnia, UCLA
    R5-P160 | Chargers

    15) Matthew Butler, Tennessee
    R5-P175 | Raiders

    16) John Ridgeway, Arkansas
    R5-P178 | Cowboys

    17) Jordan Jackson, Air Force
    R6-P194 | Saints

    18) Sam Roberts, NW Missouri State
    R6-P200 | Patriots

    19) Matt Henningsen, Wisconsin
    R6-P208 | Broncos

    20) Curtis Brooks, Cincinnati
    R6-P216 | Colts

    21) Kalia Davis, UCF
    R6-P221 | 49ers

    22) Jonathan Ford, Miami
    R7-P234 | Packers

    How Many Defensive Tackles Were Drafted in 2022?

    The 22 defensive tackles drafted during the 2022 NFL Draft are slightly above average for the last decade. The 2022 DT class falls just slightly short of the 24 defensive tackles that were selected during the 2015 NFL Draft.

    The two defensive tackle selections in the first round came a year after no DTs were drafted in the first round. However, it was the eighth time in the past 10 years that at least two DTs had been drafted in the first round.

    B.J. Rudell is a betting and fantasy analyst at Pro Football Network. You can read all of BJ’s work here and follow him on Twitter: @BJRudell.