Who gets invited to the NFL draft?
Twenty-one prospects are confirmed to attend the 2022 NFL Draft in Las Vegas, Nevada, but who gets invited to the NFL draft?
Georgia leads all colleges with three players in attendance while Alabama and Ohio State will each have two players on-site. The Southeastern Conference leads all conferences with seven prospects confirmed to attend, followed by the Big Ten (four players), Pac-12 (four) and Atlantic Coast Conference (three).
The draft begins with the first round on Thursday night, April 28, and continues Friday, April 29, with Rounds 2-3. The draft will conclude on Saturday, April 30, with Rounds 4-7.
The NFL Draft, which was held in Cleveland last year, will be hosted in the state of Nevada for the first time.
The players invited to the NFL Draft
|2)||Charles Cross||OL||Mississippi State|
|5)||Ikem Ekwonu||OL||North Carolina State|
|8)||Kyle Hamilton||S||Notre Dame|
|10)||Zion Johnson||OL||Boston College|
|11)||Jermaine Johnson||DE||Florida State|
|14)||Drake London||WR||Southern California|
|16)||Chris Olave||WR||Ohio State|
|20)||Garrett Wilson||WR||Ohio State|
2022 NFL Draft: The Key Details
|WHAT:||87th Annual National Football League Player Selection Meeting.|
|WHERE:||Las Vegas, Nevada.|
|WHEN:||5:00 PM PT / 8:00 PM ET, Thursday, April 28 (Round 1).|
|4:00 PM PT / 7:00 PM ET, Friday, April 29 (Rounds 2-3).|
|9:00 AM PT / 12:00 PM ET, Saturday, April 30 (Rounds 4-7).|
The first round will conclude on Thursday by approximately 8:30 PM PT (11:30 PM ET). In 2021, the first round consumed three hours and 44 minutes. The second and third rounds will conclude on Friday by approximately 8:00 PM PT (11:00 PM ET). The second and third rounds took a combined four hours and 26 minutes in 2021. The draft will conclude by approximately 3:30 PM PT (6:30 PM ET) on Saturday with the final four rounds. Rounds 4 through 7 took six hours and 42 minutes in 2021.
|ROUNDS:||Seven Rounds – Round 1 on Thursday, April 28; Rounds 2 and 3 on Friday, April 29; and Rounds 4 through 7 on Saturday, April 30.|
There will be 262 selections, including 39 compensatory choices that have been awarded to 16 teams that either experienced a net loss of certain quality unrestricted free agents last year or received special selections under a 2020 amendment to the League’s Collective Bargaining Agreement, which was agreed upon by the NFL and the NFLPA to promote equal employment opportunities and an inclusive workforce within NFL clubs.
The following 39 compensatory choices will supplement the 223 regular choices in the seven rounds:
Round 3: Detroit, 33; New Orleans, 34; Cleveland, 35; Baltimore, 36; Philadelphia (from New Orleans), 37; Miami (from San Francisco), 38; Kansas City, 39; Los Angeles Rams, 40; San Francisco, 41.
Round 4: Pittsburgh, 33; Baltimore, 34; Green Bay, 35; Baltimore, 36; Los Angeles Rams, 37; Tennessee, 38.
Round 5: Dallas, 33; Detroit, 34; Dallas, 35; Indianapolis, 36.
Round 6: Los Angeles Rams, 33; Los Angeles Rams, 34; Atlanta, 35; Los Angeles Chargers, 36; Arizona, 37; Indianapolis, 38; Detroit, 39; Los Angeles Rams, 40; Tennessee, 41; San Francisco, 42; San Francisco, 43.
Round 7: Los Angeles Chargers, 33; Los Angeles Chargers, 34; Arizona, 35; Arizona, 36; Green Bay, 37; Kansas City, 38; Los Angeles Chargers, 39; Tampa Bay, 40; San Francisco, 41.
|TIME LIMITS:||Round 1: 10 minutes per selection. Round 2: Seven minutes per selection. Rounds 3 through 6, including compensatory picks: Five minutes per selection. Rounds 7, including compensatory picks: Four minutes per selection.|
|TELEVISION & RADIO:||The 2022 NFL Draft will be televised nationally by NFL Network, ABC, ESPN and ESPN Deportes, and can be heard nationwide on Westwood One Radio, SiriusXM NFL Radio and ESPN Radio.|
|INTERNET:||On Thursday, April 28, Draft Today airs on NFL.com, the NFL app and YouTube immediately following the conclusion of NFL Network’s coverage of the first round of the 2022 NFL Draft with Matt “Money” Smith, Cynthia Frelund and Lance Zierlein.|
Draft Today continues Friday, April 29 and Saturday, April 30 following each day of the 2022 NFL Draft.
On Sunday, May 1, Draft Today recaps the 2022 NFL Draft and passes out Draft Grades for each team with Smith, Zierlein and Bucky Brooks. This edition streams at 5:00 PM ET on NFL.com, the NFL app and YouTube, and airs at 6:00 PM ET on NFL Network.
Additionally, NFL.com’s Draft Tracker has live coverage of every selection in the draft, including video and analysis of the picks as they happen.
|MOBILE:||Live NFL Network coverage of the 2022 NFL Draft is available across devices (smartphone, PC, tablet and connected TVs) through the NFL app or NFL.com/watch for subscribers of participating NFL Network providers. For more information, go to NFL.com/nflnetwork.|
2022 NFL Draft: First Round Order
|4.||New York Jets|
|5.||New York Giants|
|7.||New York Giants (from Chicago)|
|9.||Seattle Seahawks (from Denver)|
|10.||New York Jets (from Seattle)|
|13.||Houston Texans (from Cleveland)|
|15.||Philadelphia Eagles (from Miami)|
|16.||New Orleans Saints (from Indianapolis via Philadelphia)|
|17.||Los Angeles Chargers|
|18.||Philadelphia Eagles (from New Orleans)|
|19.||New Orleans Saints (from Philadelphia)|
|21.||New England Patriots|
|22.||Green Bay Packers (from Las Vegas)|
|27.||Tampa Bay Buccaneers|
|28.||Green Bay Packers|
|29.||Kansas City Chiefs (from San Francisco via Miami)|
|30.||Kansas City Chiefs|
|32.||Detroit Lions (from Los Angeles Rams)|
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