The NFL is undoubtedly the most popular sport in America. After that? You could argue that it's the NFL draft. Sure, it's not technically a sport, but the draft receives as much attention — from both media and fans — as any sporting event in the calendar year. From early February through late April, one subject dominates talk radio and Internet message boards in NFL cities: Which player will my team select in the first round?
We've got the answer to that question and a lot more. The Athlon Sports 2022 NFL Draft Guide dives deep into the 2022 draft class with in-depth scouting reports on 230 of the top prospects and position-by-position rankings of hundreds of draft-eligible players. We also take a detailed look at every NFL team with depth charts and personnel needs for the upcoming season.
It's available to purchase online now or you can buy a digital copy today so you can have it with you on your device as the draft unfolds starting April 28, or you can pick up your copy at newsstands everywhere starting March 22.
One of the top picks in this year's draft is sure to be cornerback Derek Stingley Jr., who graces the cover of this magazine. We sat down with the LSU star to discuss his thoughts on his return from injury, his place in this year's pecking order, and his confidence in his ability to man one of the game's marquee positions. We also delve into the heated debate over claims to the title of DBU — what school is the most adept at producing NFL defensive backs? Stingley's Tigers have to be near the top, but there are other contenders as well.
Defensive backs are as valuable as ever, but this year's draft class is dominated by edge rushers. In our feature story "Life on the Edge," we look at this deep and talented position, where players like Aidan Hutchinson and Kayvon Thibodeaux promise to make an immediate impact at the next level.
We also include a mock draft, a draft board, a peek ahead at the 2023 draft, and much more. At 176 pages, the Athlon Sports 2022 NFL Draft Guide offers the most complete preview of the upcoming draft. Order your copy today or purchase the digital edition.