The 2022 NFL Draft takes place on Thursday, April 28 through Saturday, April 30 in Las Vegas, Nevada. See below for the draft order for the first round as well as additional information on how to watch the three-day-event. For the second straight year, the Jacksonville Jaguars will have the first overall pick. Last year, Clemson’s Trevor Lawrence was considered all but guaranteed to head to Jacksonville as the first overall selection in a draft class marked by high-profile quarterback talent. 2022 looks a little different, without a clear consensus with what the Jags will do. PFT has Doug Pederson and co taking DE Travon Walker (Georgia), while Chris Simms’ mock draft has the team going for Michigan edge rusher Aidan Hutchinson.
This year, eight teams will have two first-round draft picks. The Philadelphia Eagles were set to have three first-round selections before shaking things up in a trade with the Saints in April. In addition to the Eagles, the Lions, Packers, Texans, Chiefs, Giants, Jets and Saints will all have two bites at the apple on Thursday night.
With no expectation that a quarterback will go first overall, the obvious question is when the first QB will be taken, and by whom. Liberty’s Malik Willis is expected to be one of the top prospects, and earlier this week Liberty coach Hugh Freeze listed the Panthers, Steelers, Seahawks and Lions as the teams that have shown the most interest. Pittsburgh’s Kenny Pickett is another name to watch (Pickett himself said earlier this month that he expects to be the first quarterback drafted), as well as Matt Corral (Ole Miss) and Carson Strong (Nevada).
2022 NFL Draft Order: Round 1
- Jacksonville Jaguars
- Detroit Lions
- Houston Texans
- New York Jets
- New York Giants
- Carolina Panthers
- New York Giants (via CHI)
- Atlanta Falcons
- Seattle Seahawks (via DEN)
- New York Jets (via SEA)
- Washington Commanders
- Minnesota Vikings
- Houston Texans (via CLE)
- Baltimore Ravens
- Philadelphia Eagles (via MIA)
- New Orleans Saints (from IND via PHI)
- Los Angeles Chargers
- Philadelphia Eagles (via NO)
- New Orleans Saints (via PHI)
- Pittsburgh Steelers
- New England Patriots
- Green Bay Packers (via LV)
- Arizona Cardinals
- Dallas Cowboys
- Buffalo Bills
- Tennessee Titans
- Tampa Bay Buccaneers
- Green Bay Packers
- Kansas City Chiefs (from SF via MIA)
- Kansas City Chiefs
- Cincinnati Bengals
- Detroit Lions (via LA Rams)
In case you missed it, Chris Simms has been breaking down the top prospects by position each week on the Chris Simms Unbuttoned podcast. Big names like Malik Willis, Matt Corral, Jameson Williams, Kenneth Walker III, and Aidan Hutchinson have been dropped as Simms has revealed his highly anticipated list of the top 5 quarterback prospects, wide receivers, cornerbacks, running backs, and more.
Be sure to subscribe to Chris Simms Unbuttoned for more on the upcoming season as well as an unfiltered look at the NFL, featuring player access, unabashed opinion, X&O film breakdown, and stories from a life in and around football.
The 2022 NFL Draft will be broadcasted on ESPN, ABC, and the NFL Network.
- When is the NFL Draft this year?
- Thursday, April 28 at 8 p.m. ET
- Friday, April 29 at 7 p.m. ET
- Saturday, April 30 at 12:00 p.m. ET
2022 NFL Draft – Round 1 Schedule
- Date: Thursday, April 28th
- Round 1 Start Time: 8:00pm ET
- TV Channel: ESPN, NFL Network, ABC, and ESPN Deportes
- Live Stream: ESPN app or ESPN.com, the NFL app or NFL.com, and fuboTV