Sporting News

● By Vinnie Iyer
With the kickoff of another exciting college football season, it's time to look at the updated list of best prospects for the 2022 NFL Draft class. There is plenty of strength at the top of Sporting News' latest big board, with quarterbacks (who else?) carrying the most buzz, whether from the Power 5 or smaller schools. Wide receivers and offensive linemen also shine brightly in the spotlight, mixed in with some elite impact defenders. Here's scouting out the players to watch most for earning first- or second-round status next April:

Top Players Not Included

These players appear in the top 50 of our

Consensus Big Board

, but do not show up on this big board.