There aren't many punters selected in the NFL draft, but Araiza is almost guaranteed to hear his name called. He created legitimate buzz in 2021, winning the Ray Guy Award after averaging a whopping 51.2 yards per punt. He also handled duties as the Aztecs' placekicker.
Badie entered the chat with 1,942 yards from scrimmage and 18 touchdowns as Mizzou's primary ball carrier. He didn't have much tread on his tires until this season but now looks like a solid third-down back prospect.
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Matt Corral, QB, Ole Miss
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Despite the injury, Corral is in the conversation as a top-five pick after an excellent final season under Lane Kiffin. He completed over 68% of his passes and threw only four picks in 12 games.
Davis' stature is listed at 6-foot-6, 340 pounds, but that's probably an underestimate on both accounts. He plugged the run all season for the Bulldogs and stands as a first-round prospect who could make a Vita Vea-like impact at nose tackle.
Georgia has produced its fair share of linebackers, and Dean has a chance to be one of the best in recent memory. He had a breakout season with six sacks and 10.5 tackles for loss through his first 14 games.
Dotson is slightly undersized at 5-foot-11, but his speed helps him overcome the size limitation. He had a great regular season with 91 catches for 1,182 yards and 13 touchdowns and has a solid shot to be a first-round pick in a loaded wideout class.
Gardner is under consideration as the top cornerback in the 2022 draft after another great year. He had three picks in all three of his seasons at Cincinnati and has also shown willingness as a tackler this year.
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Kyle Hamilton, S, Notre Dame
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Hamilton was the top safety in the 2022 draft class coming into the year, and he's only strengthened his case. He missed time with a knee injury but was productive in seven games with 34 tackles and three interceptions. Hamilton has a chance to be a rare top 10 pick at safety.
Hutchinson seemed like a surefire first-round pick when the season started, but he now has a shot to be the No. 1 overall draft choice. He was a Heisman Trophy finalist after recording 14 sacks and 62 tackles for the Wolverines.
Lloyd was a sideline-to-sideline tackling machine for the Utes, recording 107 tackles, including 22 for loss. He also had seven sacks and four interceptions in a do-everything season that could put him in the top half of the first round.
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Drake London, WR, USC
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London has the size and speed to be an early first-round pick in the deep 2022 wideout class. He had 88 catches for 1,084 yards and seven touchdowns for the Trojans and looks like a premium Red Zone target at 6-foot-5.
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Trey McBride, TE, Colorado State
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Fantasy football managers will want to take note of McBride, who emerged as the best receiving tight end in the draft class. He could go late in the first round of the NFL Draft after catching 86 balls for 1,017 yards. His only weakness is a lack of height at 6-foot-4, which could limit his usefulness in the Red Zone.
McCreary is a first-round prospect after back-to-back excellent seasons at Auburn. He completed 2021 with 49 tackles and two interceptions and should offer stability at a position that is a high priority for most teams.
Aidan Hutchinson got most of the attention on the Michigan defensive line before this season, but Ojabo also made a name for himself. He looks like a first-round edge rusher after recording 11 sacks in 13 games.
Pickett has jumped to the head of the quarterback class and could be a first overall draft choice after a brilliant 2021 season. He greatly improved his accuracy, completing 67% of his passes for 4,319 yards and 42 touchdowns. Pickett's mobility should also allow him to operate in any style of offense.
Ridder led Cincinnati to an undefeated regular season, which speaks well for his improvement in his senior campaign. His passing accuracy has come along well in four seasons, and Ridder's mobility helps make him a fringe first-round pick.
Smith had a breakout season, recording 81 tackles and two sacks for Penn State. He has a chance to have his name called on the first day of the draft.
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Jerreth Sterns, WR, Western Kentucky
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Sterns is undersized at 5-foot-9, but he still led college football with 150 catches for 1,902 yards. He appears to be a strong slot receiver prospect who could go on the second day of the draft if he has a good combine performance.
Strong is one of the names that could shoot up draft boards after the dust settles. He had a tremendous junior season, completing over 70% of his passes for 4,186 yards and 36 touchdowns.
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C.J. Stroud, QB, Ohio State
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Stroud isn't draft-eligible until after next season, but the quarterback already has scouts salivating. He was terrific during the regular season, completing 71% of his passes for 3,862 yards and 38 touchdowns. His dominance as a redshirt freshman speaks volumes for his potential.
Thomas was a big part of the Aztecs' defense before this season, but he's taken his game to another level. He had 71 tackles and 10.5 sacks this season and has the versatility to operate in a 3-4 or 4-3 defense.
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Bryce Young, QB, Alabama
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The first Alabama quarterback to ever win the Heisman Trophy, Young won't be entering the draft for at least one more year. Still, he's shown plus ability in nearly every area as a quarterback, completing nearly 68% of his passes with 46/5 TD/INT while also showing plus mobility in the pocket. It should be fun to watch the first overall draft choice arguments for Young and C.J. Stroud over the next year.
Walker was a workhorse at Michigan State this season after transferring from Wake Forest. He finished the year with 1,646 rushing yards and 18 touchdowns. He might need to prove his receiving ability at the Combine to be a first-round pick, but Walker has definitely helped his stock this season.
Walker was a big part of Georgia's ferocious front seven, with 30 tackles and five sacks over his first 12 games. He has the versatility to play on the edge or interior, so he should be a fit for many teams.
No wideout has helped his stock more than the speedy Williams. The Ohio State transfer had a huge season with 75 catches for 1,507 yards and 15 touchdowns, averaging over 20 yards per reception. Even with the injury, he's almost certainly the next Bama first-round wide receiver, with DeSean Jackson-like big playability.
Seth Trachtman is a fantasy sports expert and diehard Kansas City Chiefs fan still hoping for a Super Bowl win during his lifetime. He doesn't often Tweet, but when he does, you can find him on Twitter @sethroto.