NFL Draft 2022: Preview, Time, How to watch, Prospects and More

The NFL Draft 2022 is almost knocking at our door. It will be held from Thursday, April 28 to Saturday, April 30 at the Las Vegas. Here, you will know the date, time, how to watch tv and Livestream, pick order, top prospects, and everything about this event here.

NFL Draft 2022 Event Information:

Date April 28-30
Venue Las Vegas
Livestream ESPN, ABC, Fubo


Aidan Hutchinson of Michigan is considered the top pick this year, and if everything goes right, Jaguars may take on their first pick. 

Kyle Hamilton has been outstanding in his college days and is considered the second draft this year. In their second pick, Detroit Lions will look to take him in their team. 

Ickey Ekwonu, Evan Neal, and Kayvon Thibodeaux are other top prospects of the year. They will be joined by many young stars this year in the NFL draft. We will be able to watch a lot of surprising movements this year at the draft.

The NFL Draft 2022 will be held in three days s always, and the picking order will start from the lowest-ranked teams. There will be seven rounds to choose the best seven players for each team in the drafts.

When is NFL Draft 2022?

The event will start on Thursday, April 28, and continue until Saturday, April 30. 

Here is the full schedule along with the date and time:

Round Date Time
1 Thursday, 28th April 2022 8 pm ET
2-3 Friday, 29th April 2022 7 pm ET
4-7 Saturday, 30th April 2022 12 pm ET


This year, the NFL draft will be held in Las Vegas. The city was supposed to host the event two years back, but the event was canceled and held virtually due to Covid 19. An amazing football theme park will be opened for the fans.

How to watch NFL Draft 2022?

TV Broadcast:

ESPN: ESPN has reserved the right to show the NFL Draft 2022 on television to the football fans of the USA. Anyone with a cable TV network with ESPN can watch the event here.

ABC: If you don’t have ESPN in your box, you can watch the event on ABC. They are one of the best places to catch NFL events on television.

NFL Network: It’s obvious that the dedicated channel for the NFL, the NFL Network, will broadcast the full event for the Football fans of the USA. 


Fubo: Fubo has the right to show the live stream of NFL Draft 2022 online to football fans worldwide. You can easily watch the event on your streaming device with a paid subscription to Fubo. The monthly subscription fee of Fubo is $64.99, where you will be able to take the free trial option too.

Sling: Sling is another OTT platform showing the tournament on streaming devices. They will cost you $35 for a monthly subscription. So, buy your subscription and watch this event on your streaming device. 

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How Does the Draft Work?

The player picking in the NFL Draft occurs differently. Here is how it works:

  • Every team picks one player in each round
  • The lowest-ranked team gets the chance to pick first
  • The Superbowl winner picks last
  • Teams can trade the picks at any time

NFL Draft 2022 Round 1 Pick Order:

  1. Jacksonville Jaguars
  2. Detroit Lions
  3. Houston Texans
  4. New York Jets
  5. New York Giants
  6. Carolina Panthers
  7. New York Giants (from Chicago Bears)
  8. Atlanta Falcons
  9. Seattle Seahawks (from Denver Broncos)
  10. New York Jets (from Seattle Seahawks)
  11. Washington Commanders
  12. Minnesota Vikings
  13. Houston Texans (from Cleveland Browns)
  14. Baltimore Ravens
  15. Philadelphia Eagles (from Miami Dolphins)
  16. New Orleans Saints (from Indianapolis Colts through Philadelphia Eagles)
  17. Los Angeles Chargers
  18. Philadelphia Eagles (from New Orleans Saints)
  19. New Orleans Saints (from Philadelphia Eagles)
  20. 20) Pittsburgh Steelers
  21. New England Patriots
  22. Green Bay Packers (from Las Vegas Raiders)
  23. Arizona Cardinals
  24. Dallas Cowboys
  25. Buffalo Bills
  26. Tennessee Titans
  27. Tampa Bay Buccaneers
  28. Green Bay Packers
  29. Kansas City Chiefs (from San Francisco 49ers through Miami Dolphins)
  30. Kansas City Chiefs
  31. Cincinnati Bengals
  32. Detroit Lions (from Los Angeles Rams)

Top 10 Prospects:

Here are the top 10 prospects for the NFL Draft 2022:

  1. Aidan Hutchinson, EDGE, Michigan
  2. Kyle Hamilton, S, Notre Dame
  3. Ickey Ekwonu, OT, NC State
  4. Evan Neal, OT, Alabama
  5. Kayvon Thibodeaux, EDGE, Oregon
  6. Derek Stingley Jr., CB, LSU
  7. Travon Walker, EDGE, Georgia
  8. Sauce Gardner, CB, Cincinnati
  9. Jermaine Johnson II, EDGE, Florida State
  10. Charles Cross, OT, Mississippi State

According to SN’s Vinnie Iyer*

Final Words:

NFL Draft 2022 is one of the most important parts of the NFL season. The teams get the chance to trade new players to redesign their strategy. So, if you are a football fan, catch all the actions live both on your TV and streaming device. 

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