The primary spherical of the 2022 NFL Draft had some surprises together with an early choice for a former LSU Tiger.
For the fourth 12 months in a row, LSU had a prime 5 draft decide because the Houston Texans chosen cornerback Derek Stingley Jr. third total.
Stingley is tied for the best defensive participant picked in LSU historical past and is the tenth of 11 defensive starters from the 2019 championship workforce to be drafted.
The New Orleans Saints made one other massive commerce shifting as much as 11 to get the huge receiver that they had their eyes on in Ohio State’s Chris Olave.
Olave will be part of Michael Thomas as former Buckeyes within the receiver room. He clearly held some worth for the Saints as they gave up their third and fourth spherical picks on this 12 months’s draft to make the choice
Then at decide 19, the Saints addressed one other massive want on the offensive line.
The black and gold chosen Northern Illinois offensive sort out Trevor Penning hoping to fill the void left by Terron Armstead’s departure.
Penning made a very good identify for himself on the Senior Bowl this offseason and now will shield Jameis Winston within the execs.
The Cowboys at decide 24 go along with offensive line assist for Dak Prescott drafting Tyler Smith out of Tulsa. Smith is graded because the fifth greatest prospect at that place on ESPN.
Arkansas had a reputation flash on the board within the first spherical because the Tennessee Titans pulled off the most important commerce sending AJ Brown to the Eagles in alternate for the 18th total decide, which grew to become Razorback wideout Treylon Burks.