Four NFL draft analysts, 10 rounds, 40 total picks: Mel Kiper Jr., Todd McShay, Jordan Reid and Matt Miller went head-to-head-to-head-to-head to draft their own superteams of the best 2022 prospects. For the full draft — and the accompanying debates — as it happened, check out the newest edition of First Draft.
The rules? Kiper, McShay, Reid and Miller snake-drafted through 10 rounds of picks to fill out starting lineups, with each roster having specific required positions: one quarterback, one running back, one wide receiver or tight end, one offensive tackle, one interior offensive lineman, three front seven defenders, one cornerback and one safety. They were allowed to draft positions in any order, and they designed their units around whatever scheme they wanted to run on each side of the ball. Versatility was a must. The exercise gives us a good idea of positional value, how the analysts stack their personal boards and which prospects should prove most impactful at the next level.
Which team has the edge at quarterback, wide receiver, pass-rusher and cornerback? Let’s start at the top and go pick by pick, but you can jump to the final rosters. And yes … you will have an opportunity at the bottom to pick the winner of our ultimate NFL draft fantasy league.
The draft order was randomized, with Kiper landing the first pick. But because it is a snake format, Miller has back-to-back selections at Nos. 4 and 5, and Kiper doesn’t pick again after No. 1 until No. 8. No trades were allowed.