Chris Simms’ 2022 NFL Draft Offensive Linemen Rankings: Ickey Ekwonu and Evan Neal ranked top 2

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The 2022 NFL Draft takes place on Thursday, April 28 through Saturday, April 30 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Click here to find the full first-round draft order.

Ahead of the draft, Chris Simms will be breaking down the top prospects by position on the Chris Simms Unbuttoned podcast. Simms has already revealed his highly anticipated list of the top 5 quarterbacks, wide receivers, cornerbacks, running backs, and more. Last week he debated the draft’s edge rushers, and you can see his 2022 NFL Draft Edge Rusher Rankings here.

This week, Simms broke down his six, not five, top offensive lineman in this year’s class, which included guards, tackles and even a center.

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Chris Simms’ 2022 NFL Draft Offensive Linemen Rankings:

OL
T Evan Neal (Alabama)
T Ikem “Ickey” Ekwonu (NC State)
C Tyler Linderbaum (Iowa)
T Charles Cross (Miss St)
G Zion Johnson (Boston College)
G Kenyon Green (Texas A&M)

No. 1 Evan Neal, Alabama

“This is a different guy. The film itself is not as clean as Ickey (Ekwonu), there’s a few things here in there, only in the run game … but this is the best pass-protecting left tackle I have ever seen since I’ve been doing this. Nobody gets close with Evan Neal.”

No. 2 Ikem “Ickey” Ekwonu, NC State

“Overall, Ickey Ekwonu’s film was better than Evan Neal’s. All the movement stuff is really, really special. It’s elite explosiveness, elite change of direction ability. The guy’s got it all. There’s nothing in his game that he can’t physically do, and most things he does at an elite level.”

No. 3 Tyler Linderbaum, Iowa

“I’d have no problem taking an undersized center in the first round … the film is impeccable. I mean, it’s really impeccable. He never loses a play. Even when people were bigger than him, he’s such a good athlete and understands the game and is so instinctive, that he knows how to get his body in positions to stop a player from making that tackle.”

No. 4 Charles Cross, Mississippi State

“He looks like an NFL left tackle. He’s got arms long as hell, so all the things you like for a tackle are perfect. Is he perfect? No, he’s not. Is he as good as the other two top tackles in this draft? No, he’s not. Does he have the potential to be as good as they are? Yeah, he probably does.”

No. 5 Zion Johnson, Boston College

“This guy, you don’t really see him do anything wrong. The film is awesome … as far as pure power, getting off the ball, dominating blockers, letting no one even move him, always being in the right position body-wise – he’s very instinctive.”

No. 6  Kenyon Green, Texas A&M

“He’s not heavy-legged, this is a really good athlete. But he’s got power. He can drive people, root people out of the ground that way … as far as all the athletic stuff is concerned, this guy’s phenomenal. I was amazed by the player, let alone this guy has legit potential to play tackle in the NFL.”

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2023 NFL Playoffs, Conference Championship scores: Final bracket, recaps, results for every AFC and NFC postseason game

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The 2023 NFL Playoffs are finally here as the battle for the Lombardi Trophy continues. After six action-packed games on Wild Card Weekend and all the excitement of the Divisional Round, we’re just one layer away from Super Bowl LVII – it’s Conference Championship weekend with showdowns between the 49ers and Eagles in the NFC and the Bengals and Chiefs in the AFC. Will the Bengals make it back to the NFL’s biggest stage? Will Andy Reid face his former team? Sunday’s action will set the stage for a thrilling title game to come.

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See below for the final scores, results, schedule and bracket for every game through Super Bowl LVII. Check out the full 2023 NFL playoff and Super Bowl schedule here.

2023 NFL Playoff Scores – Wild Card Weekend

Saturday, January 14

Seahawks (7) vs 49ers (2)

Chargers (5) vs Jaguars (4)

Sunday, January 15

Dolphins (7) vs Bills (2) 

Giants (6) vs Vikings (3) 

Ravens (6) vs Bengals (3) 

Monday, January 16

Cowboys (5) vs Buccaneers (4) 

Divisional Round Scores

Saturday, January 21

Jaguars (4) vs Chiefs (1)

Giants (6) vs Eagles (1)

Sunday, January 22nd

Bengals (3) vs Bills (2

Cowboys (5) vs 49ers (2)

Conference Championships Scores

Sunday, January 29

NFC Championship Game: 49ers (2) vs Eagles (1)

AFC Championship: Bengals (3) vs Chiefs (1) – CBS, Paramount+ at 6:30pm ET

Super Bowl LVII

  • Date: Sunday, February 12
  • Time: 6:30 p.m. ET
  • TV Network: Fox

Which teams are still in the 2023 NFL Playoffs?

The Eagles have secured the title of NFC champions and will play either the Bengals or Chiefs in Super Bowl LVII.

Which teams have been eliminated from the 2023 NFL Playoffs?

The Seattle Seahawks, Miami Dolphins, Minnesota Vikings, Los Angeles Chargers, Baltimore Ravens, Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Jacksonville Jaguars, New York Giants, Buffalo Bills, Dallas Cowboys and San Francisco 49ers have all been eliminated from the 2023 NFL playoffs.

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2023 NFL Playoff Bracket:

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2023 NFL Playoff Picture:

AFC:

  1. Kansas City Chiefs (14-3)
  2. Buffalo Bills (13-3)
  3. Cincinnati Bengals (12-4)
  4. Jacksonville Jaguars (9-8)
  5. LA Chargers (10-7)
  6. Baltimore Ravens (10-7)
  7. Miami Dolphins (9-8)

NFC:

  1. Philadelphia Eagles (14-3)
  2. San Francisco 49ers (13-4)
  3. Minnesota Vikings (13-4)
  4. Tampa Bay Buccaneers (8-9)
  5. Dallas Cowboys (12-5)
  6. New York Giants (9-7-1)
  7. Seattle Seahawks (9-8)

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2023 NFL Playoffs AFC, NFC Championship Round Schedule: Dates, start times, how to watch/live stream info for today’s games

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The 2023 NFL Playoffs have been filled with nothing short of excitement! The action continues this week with the Championship Round on Sunday, January 29. First, at 3:00 PM ET Brock Purdy and the San Francisco 49ers will head to Lincoln Financial Field to take on Jalen Hurts and the Philadelphia Eagles. Then at 6:30 PM ET Joe Burrow and the Cincinnati Bengals take on Patrick Mahomes and the Kansas City Chiefs at Arrowhead Stadium in Kansas City, Missouri.

See below for the full AFC, NFC Championship Round schedule as well as additional information on how to watch each game.

Click here for the full 2023 NFL Playoffs Schedule

Conference Championship Round Schedule:

Sunday, January 29

NFC Championship Game:

San Francisco 49ers vs Philadelphia Eagles – 3:00 p.m. ET on Fox

  • Where: Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

AFC Championship Game:

Cincinnati Bengals vs Kansas City Chiefs – 6:30 p.m. ET on CBS

  • Where: Arrowhead Stadium in Kansas City, Missouri

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2023 Divisional Round Scores and Recap:

Jaguars (4) vs Chiefs (1)

Giants (6) vs Eagles (1)

Bengals (3) vs Bills (2

Cowboys (5) vs 49ers (2)


What 4 teams are in the NFL playoffs?

The San Francisco 49ers, Cincinnati Bengals, Philadelphia Eagles, and Kansas City Chiefs.

Which teams have been eliminated from the 2023 NFL Playoffs?

The Seattle Seahawks, Miami Dolphins, Minnesota Vikings, Los Angeles Chargers, Baltimore Ravens, Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Jacksonville Jaguars, New York Giants, Buffalo Bills and Dallas Cowboys have all been eliminated from the 2023 NFL playoffs.

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NFL Super Bowl History:

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