NFL Mock Draft 2022: Tyler Allgeier’s draft projections and top consensus landing spots

After a record-setting BYU career, what are Tyler Allgeier's projections in terms of the 2022 NFL Mock Draft circuit?

In an era of football where running backs are being phased out, their value when projecting towards the NFL Draft could be at an all-time low. Yet, in the 2022 NFL Draft, BYU RB Tyler Allgeier‘s projections have skyrocketed since his time on campus began. What are Allgeier’s current 2022 NFL Mock Draft landing spots, and where can you expect to see him drafted in April?

NFL Mock Draft 2022: Tyler Allgeier’s draft projections

After a historic career that started as a walk-on, Allgeier now has a chance to become the highest-drafted BYU running back since Jamaal Williams went in the fourth round in 2017. In fact, Allgeier could become the first running back since Pete Van Valkenburg in 1973 to be selected as high as the third round.

It wasn’t all glory and historic success for Allgeier during his time at BYU. After joining the team as a walk-on and playing as a linebacker in 2019, Allgeier broke out in 2020. After rushing for 1,130 yards and 13 touchdowns in 2020, Allgeier set the new school record for single-season rushing yards in 2021 with 1,601. He also tied the national best with 23 rushing touchdowns a season ago.

Allgeier’s success at BYU sheds light on his success as far back as high school, where he was the all-time leading rusher at Kaiser High School. Now, the former BYU running back will hope to ride that success to the NFL. Currently pegged as the 98th-best prospect on the PFN Consensus Top 300 Big Board, Allgeier could land on Day 2 of the 2022 NFL Draft.

2022 NFL Mock Draft: PFN’s top consensus landing spots

Yours truly had Allgeier to the Arizona Cardinals with the 87th overall pick. That’s firmly in the middle of Round 3. Most importantly, however, he was the fourth running back overall. A perfect fit in Arizona even with James Conner signing an extension to stay in the desert, “the Cardinals need a three-down RB, and that’s what Allgeier is.”

Ian Cummings’ most recent 7-Round 2022 NFL Mock Draft had Allgeier falling out of the Day 2 conversation. Cummings sent Allgeier to the Miami Dolphins with the 120th pick overall (16th pick of Round 4) — the sixth running back selected.

Similarly, Oli Hodgkinson’s 4-Round 2022 NFL Mock Draft saw Allgeier landing with the Denver Broncos with pick No. 114. Hodgkinson also had Allgeier as the sixth running back selected. It’s clear that Allgeier is firmly in that conversation to be between the fourth or sixth running back selected and anywhere in Rounds 3 or 4.

Did Allgeier’s draft stock change after the NFL Combine?

While some prospects had monster days at the 2022 NFL Scouting Combine, others did not. Making matters even more interesting, some had mediocre 40-yard dash times that sent the general public into a frenzy. For Allgeier’s case, he ran a 4.6-second 40-yard dash and looked terrific through the agility drills.

While his 40 time didn’t turn heads, his short-area agility through drills and leaping ability showcased his athleticism more so than straight-line speed could. Allgeier’s Combine performance didn’t harm his draft stock, nor did it help it. However, the lackluster performance of a few other running backs considered to land around Allgeier’s range did push him up boards.

Notably, Notre Dame’s Kyren Williams’ poor Combine performance saw Allgeier vault him. The easily drawn comparisons between the two have been thwarted as Allgeier firmly supplanted Williams in draft stock.

Where does Allgeier land on other draft boards?

The rest of the major outlets are a bit mixed on Allgeier. CBS Sports has Allgeier as the 121st-ranked prospect overall and the eighth-ranked running back. That’s relatively on par with the PFN Draft Department but doesn’t share the sentiment of another big outlet.

Neither Mel Kiper Jr. nor Todd McShay of ESPN has Allgeier as a top-10 running back or drafted as such in their recent mock drafts. Be that as it may, Allgeier is absolutely on par with the remaining class of running backs. But it seems certain boards need a bit of updating. BYU fans are likely understanding of that by now.

Cam Mellor is the Senior Director of the College Football/NFL Draft vertical for Pro Football Network. You can find his writing here and follow him on Twitter: @CamMellor.

Cam Mellor is the Senior Director of the College Football/NFL Draft vertical for Pro Football Network. You can find his writing here and follow him on Twitter: @CamMellor.

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