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Bob McGinn's Top 100
Since '09, his draft board has finished first four times and tied for second twice in The Huddle Report’s Top 100 board contest. Who will be the top 100 in 2022?
Here is my first and only listing of how I’m projecting the first 100 players to be selected Thursday and Friday in the NFL draft.
Players are listed from best to worst within each position group.
This also will serve as my entry in The Huddle Report’s Top 100 board contest. According to THR, these scores have become the standard by which draft publications, sites and media personnel are measured.
Since first entering in 2009 my board has finished first four times (2011, ’12, ’13, ’19) and tied for second twice (2010, ’20). Last year, I tied for 11th while working for The Athletic.
This is the first time I’ve represented Tyler Dunne’s GoLongTD.com.
Wide receivers (14): Garrett Wilson, Ohio State; Jameson Williams, Alabama; Chris Olave, Ohio State; Drake London, Southern California; Treylon Burks, Arkansas; Jahan Dotson, Penn State; George Pickens, Georgia; John Metchie, Alabama; Alec Pierce, Cincinnati; Skyy Moore, Western Michigan; Christian Watson, North Dakota State; Jalen Tolbert, South Alabama; David Bell, Purdue; Tyquan Thornton, Baylor.
Tight ends (4): Trey McBride, Colorado State; Jeremy Ruckert, Ohio State; Greg Dulcich, UCLA; Cade Otton, Washington.
Tackles (8): Ickey Ekwonu, North Carolina State; Evan Neal, Alabama; Charles Cross, Mississippi State; Trevor Penning, Northern Iowa; Tyler Smith, Tulsa; Bernhard Raimann, Central Michigan; Nicholas Petit-Frere, Ohio State; Rasheed Walker, Penn State.
Guards (7): Kenyon Green, Texas A&M; Zion Johnson, Boston College; Luke Goedeke, Central Michigan; Sean Rhyan, UCLA; Darian Kinnard, Kentucky; Ed Ingram, Louisiana State; Josh Ezeudu, North Carolina.
Centers (5): Tyler Linderbaum, Iowa; Cam Jurgens, Nebraska; Cole Strange, Chattanooga; Zach Tom, Wake Forest; Dylan Parham, Memphis.
Quarterbacks (5): Kenny Pickett, Pittsburgh; Malik Willis, Liberty; Matt Corral, Mississippi; Desmond Ridder, Cincinnati; Sam Howell, North Carolina.
Running backs (4): Breece Hall, Iowa State; Kenneth Walker, Michigan State; Isaiah Spiller, Texas A&M; Brian Robinson, Alabama.
Defensive line (9): Jordan Davis, Georgia; Devonte Wyatt, Georgia; Logan Hall, Houston; Travis Jones, Connecticut; DeMarvin Leal, Texas A&M; Phidarian Mathis, Alabama; Perrion Winfrey, Oklahoma; Zach Carter, Florida; Eyiowa Uwazurike, Iowa State.
Edge rushers (15): Aidan Hutchinson, Michigan; Travon Walker, Georgia; Kayvon Thibodeaux, Oregon; Jermaine Johnson, Florida State; David Ojabo, Michigan; George Karlaftis, Purdue; Drake Jackson, Southern California; Arnold Ebiketie, Penn State; Josh Paschal, Kentucky; Boye Mafe, Minnesota; DeAngelo Malone, Western Kentucky; Nik Bonitto, Oklahoma; Cameron Thomas, San Diego State; Alex Wright, Alabama-Birmingham; Dominique Robinson, Miami (Ohio).
Linebackers (9): Devin Lloyd, Utah; Nakobe Dean, Georgia; Quay Walker, Georgia; Christian Harris, Alabama; Leo Chenal, Wisconsin; Chad Muma, Wyoming; Troy Andersen, Montana State; Channing Tindall, Georgia; Brian Asamoah, Oklahoma.
Cornerbacks (12): Ahmad “Sauce” Gardner, Cincinnati; Derek Stingley, Louisiana State; Trent McDuffie, Washington; Kaiir Elam, Florida; Andrew Booth, Clemson; Kyler Gordon, Washington; Roger McCreary, Auburn; Tariq Woolen, Texas-San Antonio; Martin Emerson, Mississippi State; Cam Taylor-Britt, Nebraska; Coby Bryant, Cincinnati; Marcus Jones, Houston.
Safeties (8): Kyle Hamilton, Notre Dame; Lewis Cine, Georgia; Dax Hill, Michigan; Jaquan Brisker, Penn State; Jalen Pitre, Baylor; Nick Cross, Maryland; Kerby Joseph, Illinois; Bryan Cook, Cincinnati.