College Players We Will Surely See In the NFL Next Year

College Players We Will Surely See In the NFL Next Year

The NFL season is past the midway point, and people all around the world have their eyes set on the super bowl, a lot of people have started looking into the 2022 NFL Draft. College football prospects are all aspiring to hear their names called in the first round of the upcoming draft. In fact, some big names in college football were skipping games as they prepared for the 2022 NFL Draft. It makes sense, right? The players want to avoid any injuries that could cost them millions of dollars in games that are primarily meaningless. In this article, you will find the top seven players who will surely make it to the NFL. Let’s dig in!

Kayvon Thibodeaux

Detroit Lions, Edge

Thibodeaux has looked like a generational talent since he came back from injury. On the other hand, The Lions have multiple needs across the board, meaning they will need various picks. In this sense, it would help for them to build up the roster rather than forcing a quarterback pick. Thibodeaux would add the much-needed juice to a defense that ranked last in expected point percentage. 

Aidan Hutchinson

Houston Texans, Edge

Aidan Hutchinson was undoubtedly the best defensive player in all college football. Moreover, he has dropped weight and added juice during the offseason. Standing 6’6’’ tall and 265-pounds in weight, he gives the Texans a big body to pair with the budding rusher Jonathan Greenard.

Matt Corral

Philadelphia Eagles Via MIA, QB

Matt Corral is touted to be the quarterback pick for Philadelphia Eagles. Nick Sirianni would love his offenses to be multiple and versatile, which Corral can definitely accommodate. Corral has the best mix of accuracy, arm strength, off-platform arm talent, leadership and running ability. These attributes make him the undisputed best quarterback in the class.

Evan Neal

Jacksonville Jaguars, OT

Urban Meyer is a known admirer of “five-star talents”, and Evan Neal is one of them. Neal has improved significantly as a tackle and offers an immediate upgrade to Cam Robinson and protection for Trevor Lawrence’s blindside. Walker Little and Jawan Taylor can compete for the right-hand side.

Derek Stingley Jr

New York Giants, CB

Stingley is also referred to as the Saquon Barkley of cornerbacks, and he would be a sensible pick for Geetleman. It would be tempting for them to go for Kyle Hamilton, but Stingley’s freshman year and physical traits are the stuff of legend, and he possesses the potential to be a top cornerback. Two injury-plagued seasons derailed his development, but it isn't easy to find Stingley in each class. 

Andrew Booth Jr

Washington Football Team, CB

While Booth is still developing as a technician, he possesses some attributes you can’t teach. For example, his size, catch radius, body control ability, makeup speed and body contortion ability are some unique attributes. If Washington can draft Booth, they will be able to shore up a secondary that has allowed the most passing touchdowns in the NFL in 2021 despite having the best d-line in the game. Booth would allow Washington to move full-time to slot cornerback, where he has looked incredibly impressive.

Kyle Hamilton

New York Jets, S

Jets is another generational talent and is regarded as one of the best players in 2020’s draft picks. Any coach would relish the chance to work with this talented player. However, a defensive-minded coach will get the best out of this talented player.

Final Thoughts

Many other college players will be drafted in 2022. However, the ones mentioned here are the crème de la crème of the class. Did your favorite college player make the list?