2022 NFL Draft Thread

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Draft is tonight so time to start this thread. 1 and 2 seem to be set. Things could get fun starting at #3.

As in past years I'll post all of the Bears picks, 1st round picks, picks from B1G schools, and picks from state schools as well as other players with central Illinois connections. I should be able to update this thread tonight and tomorrow. Saturday may be in question as I'll be out of town and/or busy most of the day so I may just do a catch-all breakdown at the end of the day.

I know Dan has the thread over on the football board but I thought this would be a good catch-all for everything.
Also of note heading into tonight, 8 of the 32 teams do not currently have a first round pick. Vegas, which is hosting the draft this year, doesn't have a pick til Round 3.


Always Illini
Central Illinois
Thanks, IlliniFan for posting the updates.

Does it look like the NFL has decided offense is unnecessary for this draft?
First time since 1991 top 4 picks are defensive players. Top 4 was Russell Maryland, Eric Turner, Bruce Pickens, and Mike Croel. Maryland and Turner were only two to make Pro Bowls. That year, NFL record top 6 picks were all defense.
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