Wide receivers drafted in the 2022 NFL Draft

Which wide receivers were drafted in the 2022 NFL Draft, and how does the latest class compare to other WR classes in the past 10 years?

Which wide receivers were drafted in the 2022 NFL Draft? Who were the teams that drafted those WRs, and how does the 2022 class compare to previous years?

Which wide receivers were drafted in the 2022 NFL Draft?

Drake London, USC | Atlanta Falcons

Round 1, Pick 8

It was somewhat of a surprise to see Drake London as the first receiver off the board. London is coming off a 1,000-yard season with 7 receiving touchdowns which saw him end his career with over 2,000 receiving yards and 15 touchdowns.

Garrett Wilson, Ohio State | New York Jets

Round 1, Pick 10

The Jets reportedly tried to trade the 10th overall pick for Deebo Samuel. However, when a deal did not materialize, the Jets went ahead and added Garrett Wilson out of Ohio State. Wilson heads to the NFL after a year that saw him put up 1,058 receiving yards with 12 receiving touchdowns. He finished his career at Ohio State with 2,213 receiving yards and 23 receiving touchdowns.

Chris Olave, Ohio State | New Orleans Saints

Round 1, Pick 11

The Saints traded up to grab Chris Olave, who heads to the NFL as Ohio State’s all-time leader in receiving touchdowns.  Olave had two double-digit touchdown seasons during his time with Ohio State, including 13 in his senior season in 2021.

Jameson Williams, Alabama | Detroit Lions

Round 1, Pick 12

The Lions surprised everyone by trading up to grab Jameson Williams with the 12th overall pick. When the trade took place, the belief was that the Lions were going up to get a quarterback. However, the Lions added a dynamic playmaker instead.

Jahan Dotson, Penn State | Washington Commanders

Round 1, Pick 16

After trading back, the Commanders secured Jahan Dotson out of Penn State with the 16th pick. Dotson is coming off a 1,182 receiving-yard season with 12 receiving touchdowns. Dotson finished his college career with over 2,700 receiving yards and 25 receiving touchdowns.

Treylon Burks, Arkansas | Tennessee Titans

Round 1, Pick 18

After a tough day at the 2022 NFL Scouting Combine, Treylon Burks‘ stock fell a little. However, after the Tennessee Titans sent A.J. Brown to the Philadelphia Eagles in a trade, they immediately replace him with Burks. The Arkansas receiver had 1,104 receiving yards and 11 receiving touchdowns in his final season in the SEC.

Round 2

7) Christian Watson, NDSU
R2-P34 | Packers

8) Wan’Dale Robinson, Kentucky
R2-P43 | Giants

9) John Metchie III, Alabama
R2-P44 | Texans

10) Tyquan Thornton, Baylor
R2-P50 | Patriots

11) George Pickens, Georgia
R2-P52 | Steelers

12) Alec Pierce, Cincinnati
R2-P53 | Colts

13) Skyy Moore, Western Michigan
R2-P54 | Chiefs

Round 3

14) Velus Jones Jr., Tennessee
R3-P71 | Bears

15) Jalen Tolbert, South Alabama
R3-P88 | Cowboys

16) David Bell, Purdue
R3-P99 | Browns

17) Danny Gray, SMU
R3-P105 | 49ers

Round 4

18) Erik Ezukanma, Texas Tech
R4-P125 | Dolphins

19) Romeo Doubs, Nevada
R4-P132 | Packers

20) Calvin Austin, Memphis
R4-P137 | Steelers

21) Khalil Shakir, Boise State
R4-P148 | Bills

Round 5

22) Montrell Washington, Samford
R5-P162 | Broncos

23) Kyle Phillips, UCLA
R5-P163 | Titans

Round 6

24) Jalen Nailor, Michigan State
R6-P191 | Vikings

25) Mike Woods, Oklahoma
R6-P202 | Browns

Round 7

26) Bo Melton, Rutgers
R7-P229 | Seahawks

27) Dareke Young, Lenoir Rhyne
R7-P233 | Seahawks

28) Samori Toure, Nebraska
R7-P258 | Packers

How many wide receivers were drafted in 2022?

In the 2022 NFL Draft, a total of 28 wide receivers were drafted. Intriguingly, despite the flurry of activity on Day 1, that is tied for the lowest number of receivers drafted in a single draft. Only in 2013 and 2019 has the number of receivers been below 30 before this year.

The first round of the 2022 NFL Draft saw five receivers drafted for the second straight year. That is less than the six we saw in 2020, and marks the third-straight year in which five or more receivers were taken in the first round. Prior to that, the last time five receivers were drafted in the first round was in 2015, when six were taken.

Ben Rolfe is a Senior Managing Editor and the Fantasy Football Director at Pro Football Network. He is also a member of the Fantasy Sports Writers Association (FSWA). You can find him on Twitter @BenRolfePFN

Ben Rolfe is a Senior Managing Editor and the Fantasy Football Director at Pro Football Network. He is also a member of the Fantasy Sports Writers Association (FSWA). You can find him on Twitter @BenRolfePFN