In a college football season filled with chaos -- No. 2 Iowa was the latest top-10 team to lose this weekend -- there are also lots of questions about what's to come in the 2022 NFL draft. I updated my Big Board and position rankings late last month, but I'll have new updates a few more times before the season ends, and nothing is set in stone. I expect lots of movement among each position group as we get more 2021 tape and then see how prospects perform at college all-star games, the combine and pro days.
So let's talk today about "sleepers," particularly prospects who aren't in the first-round discussion right now but who could rise into the top 32 picks if they nail the rest of the season and pre-draft process. I picked six guys I like who I could see NFL teams falling in love with by the time April rolls around. These aren't necessarily small-school prospects -- though there are a couple -- but they're guys who are creating some buzz within the league and have a high ceiling.
I'll start with a raw offensive tackle, and I'll also pick an under-the-radar prospect to watch the rest of the season plus a riser after Saturday's games: