The 2022 NFL Draft provided some eye-catching moments, to say the least. One of the biggest stories was that only one quarterback went in the first round. However, some other picks also confused and delighted fanbases across the nation. Today we’ll look at the 20 best and 20 worst draft picks.
Of course, we’re not filling this list with first-rounders alone because that is far from telling the whole story. Some feature but there are plenty of other players too. Some franchises found potential late-round bargains or an immediate starter. Others picked players too early or didn’t address their biggest need. Check it out via CBS Sports.
40. Worst – Tyquan Thornton
Let’s start this with the caveat that Thornton is not a bad player, but that the Patriots just picked him too early. They chose him in the second round when most people considered him a third-rounder at best. The difference is staggering when it’s that early in the draft. They passed on other players in key positions because they wanted him.
Thornton possesses incredible speed and is the fastest receiver Bill Belichick ever drafted. But his hand size is small and he’s extremely light. The former Baylor star has potential but there are a lot of risks too. Maybe Belichick pulled off a coup but this is one of his most controversial picks (via NBC Sports).