When is 2022 NFL draft, what is the order and who could be first pick?

THE new NFL season is getting closer – and it's almost time for the annual Draft.

After their epic Super Bowl win back in February, the LA Rams will look to defend the Vince Lombardi Trophy in 2022-23.

The NFL draft is the chance for teams to refresh their rosters ahead of the new season with the very best college talents up for grabs.

When is the NFL draft?

  • The NFL draft ahead of the 2022-23 season will take place between Thursday, April 28 and Saturday, April 30.
  • It will be held at Caesars Forum in Paradise, Nevada.
  • You will be able to follow all of the drama live on EPSN, ABC and the NFL Network.

What is the draft order?

After a lively trade season, there's been a number of changes to this year's draft order since the regular season ended.

After a dismal 3-14 record this season, Jacksonville Jaguars will receive the first overall pick for the second year running.


Last season the Jags swooped for quarterback Trevor Lawrence, who threw for 3,641yds, 12 TDs and 17 INTs in his first NFL campaign.

Here's how the first round will look for 2022:

  1. Jacksonville Jaguars
  2. Detroit Lions
  3. Houston Texans
  4. New York Jets
  5. New York Giants
  6. Carolina Panthers
  7. Chicago Bears (traded to the New York Giants)
  8. Atlanta Falcons
  9. Denver Broncos (traded to the Seattle Seahawks)
  10. Seattle Seahawks (traded to the New York Jets)
  11. Washington Commanders
  12. Minnesota Vikings
  13. Cleveland Browns (traded to Houston Texans)
  14. Baltimore Ravens
  15. Miami Dolphins (traded to the Philadelphia Eagles)
  16. Indianapolis Colts/Philadelphia Eagles (traded to New Orleans Saints)
  17. Los Angeles Chargers
  18. New Orleans Saints (traded to Philadelphia Eagles)
  19. Philadelphia Eagles (traded to New Orleans Saints)
  20. Pittsburgh Steelers
  21. New England Patriots
  22. Los Vegas Raiders (traded to Green Bay Packers)
  23. Arizona Cardinals
  24. Dallas Cowboys
  25. Buffalo Bills
  26. Tennessee Titans
  27. Tampa Bay Buccaneers
  28. Green Bay Packers
  29. San Francisco 49ers/Miami Dolphins (traded to Kansas City Chiefs)
  30. Kansas City Chiefs
  31. Cincinnati Bengals
  32. LA Rams (traded to Detroit Lions)

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Who is projected to be first pick?

After offensive weapons were the order of the day last year, it looks set to be on the defensive side of the ball where teams focus in the top five.

North Carolina's aggressive run blocker Ikem Ekwonu could be on the Jags hitlist, while defensive end trio Aidan Hutchinson, Kayvon Thibodeaux and George Karlaftis are also on the top-five radar.

Pittsburgh quarterback Kenny Pickett could be taken in the top ten, along with Ole Miss star Matt Corral.

Other names to look out for are 6ft5 wide receiver Drake London and Alabama offensive lineman Evan Neal.

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