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?

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.

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