Quarterbacks drafted in the 2022 NFL Draft
Which quarterbacks were drafted in the 2022 NFL Draft? Who were the teams that drafted them, and how does this QB class compare to previous years?
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What quarterbacks were drafted in the 2022 NFL Draft?
Let’s take a look at the QBs drafted in the 2022 NFL Draft. After a slow start on Day 1, will the action at the position pick up on Days 2 and 3?
Kenny Pickett, Pitt | Pittsburgh Steelers
Round 1, Pick 20
It was a fairytale night for Pittsburgh Panther QB Kenny Pickett, as he will remain in the Steel City for at least the early part of his NFL career. Pickett rose from a late-round option at the start of the 2022 NFL Draft cycle to be the first QB taken off the board on Day 1. He did that thanks to a dream final season that saw him throw more touchdowns in a single season than in the rest of his college career.
Pickett finished his college career with a season that saw him throw for 4,319 yards with 42 touchdowns to just 7 interceptions. The significance of the selection is huge. Pickett was considered the most pro-ready QB option of the class, indicating the Steelers potentially feel they have a roster to compete in the AFC in the short term.
Desmond Ridder, Cincinnati | Atlanta Falcons
Round 3, Pick 74
Malik Willis, Liberty | Tennessee Titans
Round 3, Pick 86
Matt Corral, Ole Miss | Carolina Panthers
Round 3, Pick 86
How many quarterbacks were drafted in 2022?
The 2022 NFL Draft was the first time that just one quarterback was drafted in the first round since 2013 (EJ Manuel). It is just the second time in the past 20 years that the feat has happened. The 20th pick is also the latest that the first QB has come off the board in those 20 years. Manuel at 16th in the 2013 NFL Draft was the only time since 2001 that a QB had not been taken inside the top 10.
In that 2013 NFL Draft, Day 2 was also slow for quarterback selections. Only Geno Smith (Pick 39 — Jets) and Mike Glennon (Pick 73 — Buccaneers) were selected on Day 2. There were then a further eight quarterbacks taken on Day 3.