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NFL draft 2022 rankings: Updated top 25 prospects, best by position in Mel Kiper's Big Board

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Who is the top QB prospect in the 2022 NFL draft class? (1:24)

Mel Kiper Jr. and David Pollack assess the top quarterbacks on Mel's Big Board for the 2022 NFL draft. (1:24)

With the 2022 NFL draft inching closer -- Round 1 begins April 28; mark your calendars -- I wanted to reset my Big Board rankings ahead of the stretch run of the season.

Evaluating this quarterback class, it's becoming clear that there isn't a unanimous top guy and that it might take the college all-star games and combine to lock in the rankings. That's not necessarily unique on its own, but what makes it different than the past few classes is that I don't see any of these quarterbacks being worthy of going No. 1 overall. Still, even if I don't personally have a quarterback ranked in the top 10, one of the 32 teams might have a different opinion. There's a long way to go until April.

Let's get into my list of the best 25 prospects overall, along with my top 10 prospects at every position. Two notes on my rankings, same as always:

  • There is a lot of projection involved, particularly for my top 25. Many of these prospects have started only a handful of games, and so I'm not yet writing up detailed scouting reports. I expect many of them to be stronger, faster and better as we get closer to the draft, so I'll adjust my rankings as we get closer to it.

  • Heights and weights are based on what we have from schools; we don't get official numbers until the 2022 combine in March.

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1. Kayvon Thibodeaux, DE, Oregon

HT: 6-5 | WT: 250 | Previously: 1