1.  
RB  NYJ
Rush Att
266
Rush Yds
1167
Rush TD
7
Rush Avg
4.4
Rec
38
Rec Yds
303
Rec TD
1
Rec Avg
8.0
The consensus top running back in the 2022 draft class, Hall is built to be a starter in the NFL. He's got the size to handle the punishment that comes with a big workload, the balance to keep going after initial contact and the vision and patience to take advantage of the holes his scheme and offensive line can create for him. He's also got the speed to turn those holes into big plays, as Hall's 4.39 40-yard time at the 2022 Combine was among the top marks at his position, backing up a prolific college career that included five touchdowns of 75 yards or more. At Iowa State he also showed a willingness to lower his pads and gain extra yards, a trait that should make him an effective goal-line option for the Jets after he was taken early in the second round as the first RB off the board. His experience as a pass catcher (82 catches in three seasons at ISU) is also a good sign, though 2021 fourth-round pick Michael Carter is the favorite to handle passing downs after his promising rookie season. There are some mild question marks about Hall's elusiveness in traffic and the overall quality of the Jets offense, but Hall has all the physical tools to make an immediate impact.
2.  
WR  ATL
Rec
74
Rec Yds
890
Rec TD
5
Rec Avg
12.0
Rush Att
0
Rush Yds
0
Rush TD
0
Rush Avg
0.0
Isn't it convenient when the team most in need of a wide receiver is the first to pick one in the draft? So it went for London, a three-year starter at USC who averaged 43.6 yards per game as a true freshman, 83.7 as a sophomore and 135.5 as a junior. He went eighth overall to Atlanta, despite missing the final four games last year - plus predraft workouts - after fracturing his ankle in October. It may have been a blessing in disguise, considering the 40-yard dash and other combine drills were never likely to be the strength of London's prospect profile. What he does bring to the table is production, size (6-4, 219) and youth (he turned 22 in July), and he landed with a team where the other candidates for WR snaps are an uninspired mix of journeymen and undrafted guys. The Falcons do have last year's first-rounder, Kyle Pitts, the 21- year-old tight end who eclipsed 1,000 yards as a rookie. They're seemingly counting on London to have a similar immediate impact, though even the success of Pitts' debut campaign illustrates a big part of the downside, as the young tight end scored only one TD on 68 catches. The Atlanta offense isn't likely to get much better with Marcus Mariota and Desmond Ridder replacing Matt Ryan at QB, unless both Pitts and London prove to be bonafide, ready-made superstars.
3.  
WR  NO
Rec
63
Rec Yds
890
Rec TD
5
Rec Avg
14.1
Rush Att
0
Rush Yds
0
Rush TD
0
Rush Avg
0.0
The Saints took Olave at No. 11 overall, one pick after college teammate Garrett Wilson. Statistically, the two were similar, though Olave arrived a season earlier and had less of an impact as a true freshman. Four years later, Olave is well prepared for the NFL, after putting up 1,665 yards and 20 TDs in 18 games in his final two collegiate seasons. He then ran a 4.39 40 at the combine — a strong time even for a thinner receiver (6-1, 189) — but had a middling broad jump (125 inches) and the fourth-lowest vertical (32 inches) of any WR. High jumper or not, Olave should be the Saints' main downfield threat while Michael Thomas and Jarvis Landry run mostly shorter routes. The team also has Marquez Callaway, Tre'Quan Smith and speedy Deonte Harris in the mix, and the QB situation remains subpar with Jameis Winston and Andy Dalton. It's a tough path to rookie-year fantasy stardom, but not an impossible one if Thomas and Landry prove to be only shadows of their former selves.
4.  
RB  SEA
Rush Att
217
Rush Yds
945
Rush TD
6
Rush Avg
4.4
Rec
24
Rec Yds
184
Rec TD
1
Rec Avg
7.7
The second running back taken in this year's draft, Walker went to Seattle with the 41st overall pick after a huge junior season at Michigan State that included a 75-yard TD run on his first carry. A compact, powerful runner at 5-9, 211, Walker opened eyes at the combine with a surprising 4.39 40 time, raising his draft stock even higher after the big finish to his college career. Without Russell Wilson this season, the Seattle offense could be even more run-heavy than it was last year, though efficiency likely will be a problem until the team finds a new franchise quarterback. Former first-round pick Rashaad Penny finished 2021 on a tear and thus enters camp as the starting running back, but he's missed nearly as many games (28) as he's played (37) through four NFL seasons, so it may not be long before Walker gets his shot as the lead back.
5.  
WR  DET
Rec
46
Rec Yds
694
Rec TD
4
Rec Avg
15.1
Rush Att
0
Rush Yds
0
Rush TD
0
Rush Avg
0.0
Williams might've been the first WR selected in the 2022 Draft if not for his ACL tear in the national title game last season. It was a disappointing end to a phenomenal year, with Williams averaging 104.8 yards and a TD per game in his lone season at Alabama after transferring from OSU. The Lions took him 12th overall, despite the knee injury and his lack of production at OSU pre-transfer. Naturally, two of the guys who played ahead of Williams at OSU were drafted right ahead of him - Chris Olave (Saints) and Garrett Wilson (Jets). None has an ideal situation for rookie-year production, but it'll be especially difficult for Williams given the timing of his injury. It's possible he's eased into action once he returns from his stint (at least four games) on the NFL list and he may fall behind Amon-Ra St. Brown and DJ Chark when it comes to building chemistry with QB Jared Goff. On the other hand, Williams is blazing fast, young for his draft class and coming off a dominant campaign in the SEC, making it unwise to bet against him long term.
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