The 2022 NFL Draft is around the corner, and the way it will unfold is still uncertain.
Mock drafts have been projecting different scenarios, concluding that anything can happen.
Still, teams are doing their due diligence to assess the prospects available.
But as NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport shared, the upcoming draft is full of surprises.
Landed in Vegas for the Draft (with our set looking awesome at the Bellagio fountains).
— Weirdest Top 10 in recent memory. No consensus.
— Players will go in Round 1 that teams have as 3rd rounders & vice versa.
— “How many QBs go before us” is asked 10 times a day.
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) April 24, 2022
Rapoport pointed out three important facts and considerations as he arrived in Las Vegas.
First, there is no universal order for the top ten picks.
The teams owning those selections might even trade out of the top ten to possibly get an extra pick.
That possibility is connected to what Rapoport said next, wherein some teams rate potential first-rounders to be third-rounders.
Therefore, some fringe starters or backups could be selected early.
Could that observation indicate a shallow draft class?
Or that teams can’t measure the ceiling for these players?
An Unpredictable Quarterback Class
Rapoport’s third point involves the 2022 quarterback class.
The fact that teams cannot predict the number of play-callers taken indicates how shallow the class is.
These players were great in their own way during their collegiate years.
However, no one is projected to be a franchise quarterback or a Pro Bowler.
NFL teams still attended their pro days or brought them for a visit.
Still, the perceptions haven’t changed.
But the NFL Draft is always a gamble, and there could be a team that will be intrigued with a particular prospect.
Therefore, they might pull off a shocker and draft a quarterback instead of the best person on the board.
After all, getting that position right gives them a better chance of winning.
Likewise, pre-draft measurements and performances may not accurately indicate how their NFL career will unfold.
Simply put, they want to find their Tom Brady.