My top-three winners from the 2022 NFL Combine

Jordan Davis

Jordan Davis was looked at as one of the best players in the country and the best interior defensive lineman in college football for most of the season. After losing publicity towards the end of the season after the rise of Michigan’s Aiden Hutchinson, his name wasn’t being thrown around very much. However, after Davis’ incredible performance at the combine, his draft stock has risen once again. Weighing in at 341 pounds, Davis ran an astonishing 4.78-second 40-yard dash with a 1.68 second 10-yard split. His athleticism was also shown when he broke a combine record for the broad jump, with a jump of 10.3 feet. With his athleticism and quickness, Jordan Davis surely proved to be one of the best prospects in this draft. 

Draft prediction – 7th overall to the New York Giants

While Davis is looked at as a two-down player, his speed and athleticism show that with work and good coaching, he could refine his pass-rushing skills, making him even more useful in the NFL. The Giants are in a rebuilding phase, so taking Davis at seven overall would have an immediate impact on the defensive side of the ball.

Kenny Pickett

Pickett outperformed all expectations set on him this season, leading Pitt to a New Year’s Six Bowl Game. Following an injury in the ACC championship, Pickett chose to sit out of the Peach Bowl in order to prepare for the draft process. Finishing the season as a Heisman Trophy finalist, Pickett had exceeded all expectations. He then followed through and performed very well at the combine last week. Although his small hands may have been the talk of this year’s combine, he recorded an impressive 4.73 40-yard dash. His performance was promising and solidified him as the favorite to be the first quarterback taken off the board come draft night.

Draft prediction – 16th overall to the Pittsburgh Steelers

The Steelers have a Super Bowl-ready roster with only one piece missing: a quarterback. The Steelers traded up four spots to secure the guy they want at 16. Pickett is the most NFL-ready quarterback in this draft, and the Steelers will utilize his abilities well. With the departure of Big Ben, a young, versatile quarterback will fit perfectly with what the Steelers are putting together for a Super Bowl push. 

Skyy Moore

Standing out at Western Michigan, Skyy Moore hasn’t had the easiest time proving himself as an NFL prospect due to the conference he competes in. Players playing in smaller conferences with worse teams and recruits have a harder time getting their name out there for the NFL. After being overlooked before the combine, Moore put his talents on display for scouts and performed very well in the on-field drills. Thanks to these drills, he is now likely to be picked up in the late second or early third round. Skyy Moore is a big winner from the combine. 

Draft prediction – 59th overall to the Green Bay Packers

With the recent news of the Packers re-signing Aaron Rodgers, the Packers will be doing everything that they can to keep him happy for the next four years. Without depth at the receiver position, drafting one is a no-brainer. Skyy Moore would be an outstanding fit for the Packers’ passing attack, primarily as a second or third option.