2022 NFL Draft Top Prospects First Look: Top Ten
10 RB Isaiah Spiller, Texas A&M (Jr.)
Spiller doesn’t have home run hitting long speed, but he’ll power away with his 6-1, 225-pound size. The elite quickness isn’t quite there, but he caught 49 passes in his first two seasons and averaged 5.5 yards per carry.
No, he doesn’t have the elite of the elite raw tools some might want in a top running back prospect, but the guy just knows how to produce – 1,982 yards and 19 touchdowns so far. For what the Texas A&M ball control offense needs, he brings the 20-carry toughness and has a knack for coming through when the team needs a big drive the most.
9 WR Justyn Ross, Clemson (Jr.)
As awful as this is, it all comes down to the medical evaluation this summer. This ranking is hoping everything is just fine after the spine surgery that cost him all of last year.
He might not be a flash of lightning, but he’s a big, devastating deep threat with a giant catching radius. He averaged close to 17 yards per catch in his first two seasons with 112 catches for 1,865 yards and 17 scores.
8 S Bubba Bolden, Miami (Jr.)
Now that’s the player we’ve been waiting for. A top get for USC, he didn’t do much as a freshman, missed his 2018 season, and only made 11 tackles in limited time – he was hurt – in his first year for the Canes.
Last year he showed what all the fuss was about with 74 tackles, 6.5 tackles for loss and a pick with three broken up passes as one of the nation’s best safeties. At 6-3 and 200 pounds with 4.5 speed, it’s all there.
7 DT DeMarvin Leal, Texas A&M (Jr.)
He’s not a massive-bodied run stopper up front, but he’s an ideal-sized NFL interior defender if you’re looking for a quick, active producer. He made 75 tackles with 4.5 sacks and 12.5 tackles for loss, and now it’s time for more. The 6-4, 290-pound size is there, and now he has to show more big play ability in the backfield.
6 LB Christian Harris, Alabama (Jr.)
Dylan Moses might have been the star of last year’s Bama linebacking corps, but Harris has the better NFL frame and pass rushing tools. The 6-2, 232-pounder can work inside or out – he’s a weakside linebacker with his speed – coming up with 79 stops and 4.5 sacks for the national champion.