Which wide receivers were drafted in the 2022 nfl draft? who were the teams that wrote those wrs and how does the class of 2022 compare to previous years?
which wide receivers were selected in the 2022 nfl draft?
drake london, usc | atlanta falcons
round 1, choose 8
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it was a surprise to see drake london as the first receiver off the board. London is coming off a 1,000-yard, 7-touchdown-receiving season that saw him finish his career with over 2,000 receiving yards and 15 touchdowns.
garrett wilson, ohio state | new york jets
round 1, choose 10
the jets reportedly attempted to trade the 10th overall pick for deebo samuel. However, when a deal failed to materialize, the Jets went ahead and added Garrett Wilson out of Ohio State. Wilson heads to the NFL after a year in which he amassed 1,058 receiving yards with 12 receiving touchdowns. He finished his career at Ohio State with 2,213 receiving yards and 23 receiving touchdowns.
chris olave, ohio state | new orleans saints
round 1, choose 11
The Saints traded to grab Chris Olave, who is headed to the NFL as Ohio State’s all-time leader in receiving touchdowns. Olave had two double-digit touchdown seasons during his time with Ohio State, including 13 in his senior season in 2021.
jameson williams, alabama | detroit lions
round 1, choose 12
the lions surprised everyone by trading to take jameson williams with the 12th overall pick. when the trade took place, the belief was that the lions were going up to get a quarterback. however, the lions added a dynamic playmaker instead.
jahan dotson, penn state | washington commanders
round 1, choose 16
after trading, the commanders took jahan dotson out of penn state with the 16th pick. Dotson is coming off a season of 1,182 receiving yards with 12 receiving touchdowns. Dotson finished his college career with more than 2,700 receiving yards and 25 receiving touchdowns.
treylon burks, arkansas | tennessee titans
round 1, choose 18
After a rough day at the 2022 nfl scouting combine, shares of treylon burks fell a bit. However, after the Tennessee Titans sent A.J. Brown to the Philadelphia Eagles in a trade, they immediately replace him with Burks. The Arkansas receiver had 1,104 receiving yards and 11 receiving touchdowns in his final season in the second.
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7) christian watson, ndsu r2-p34 | packers
8) wan’dale robinson, kentucky r2-p43 | giants
9) john metchie iii, alabama r2-p44 | jeans
10) tyquan thornton, baylor r2-p50 | patriots
11) george pickens, georgia r2-p52 | steelworkers
12) alec pierce, cincinnati r2-p53 | foals
13) skyy moore, western michigan r2-p54 | bosses
14) velus jones jr., tennessee r3-p71 | bears
15) jalen tolbert, south alabama r3-p88 | jeans
16) david bell, purdue r3-p99 | brown
17) danny gray, smu r3-p105 | 49ers
18) erik ezukanma, texas coach r4-p125 | dolphins
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19) romeo doubs, nevada r4-p132 | packers
20) calvin austin, memphis r4-p137 | steelworkers
21) khalil shakir, boise state r4-p148 | invoices
22) montrell washington, samford r5-p162 | broncos
23) kyle phillips, ucla r5-p163 | titans
24) jalen nylonor, state of michigan r6-p191 | Vikings
25) mike woods, oklahoma r6-p202 | brown
26) bo melton, rutgers r7-p229 | sea hawks
27) dareke young, lenoir rhyne r7-p233 | sea hawks
28) tour samori, nebraska r7-p258 | packers
How many wide receivers were drafted in 2022?
In the 2022 nfl draft, a total of 28 wide receivers were selected. interestingly, despite the flurry of activity on day 1, it is tied for the fewest number of recipients selected in a single draft. only in 2013 and 2019 has the number of recipients been below 30 before this year.
the first round of the 2022 nfl draft saw five receivers selected for the second year in a row. that’s fewer than the six we saw in 2020, and marks the third year in a row that five or more receivers were taken in the first round. Before that, the last time five wide receivers were drafted in the first round was in 2015, when six were drafted.
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