NFL Mock Draft 2022: Panthers, Broncos, Washington roll dice on QBs; Alabama, Georgia grow pro pipeline : Sporting News' seventh mock of the 2022 NFL Draft covers the entire first round again, this time with picks No. 1 through No. 18 set ahead of the NFL playoffs and CFP final between Georgia and Alabama.
The 2021 NFL regular season has come to an end. That means the 2022 NFL Draft first-round order is set for the 18 non-playoff teams. More than half of the league already will be thinking about how to improve for next season, from free agency in March through what they do selecting players from April 28 through April 30. Some of those best draft prospects also will be on display during Monday night's College Football Playoff National Championship between SEC powers Alabama and Georgia. Here's Sporting News' latest projections for the first round from No. 1 through 32, with the unofficial order for the 14 playoff teams reflecting the records and seedings going into the postseason: