2022 NFL Draft watch: Which quarterbacks are rising and falling?

Nevada Wolf Pack quarterback Carson Strong (12). Mandatory Credit: Cary Edmondson-USA TODAY Sports
Nevada Wolf Pack quarterback Carson Strong (12). Mandatory Credit: Cary Edmondson-USA TODAY Sports /
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The 2022 NFL Draft will include some very interesting quarterback prospects. Here’s a look at the players who are currently rising and falling on draft boards.

It’s hard to compare the 2022 quarterback class to the ones we have seen over the past few years. The 2021 NFL Draft was headlined by five first-round quarterbacks — three of them going with the first three picks to open the draft. Likewise, recent years have seen some elite prospects at the top in players like Joe Burrow and Trevor Lawrence.

While the 2022 NFL Draft may not have any ‘elite’ quarterback prospects, it’s five or six players deep with some intriguing talent, and studying them all has been exciting this year.

Heading into the 2021 college football season, many NFL Draft analysts thought that Spencer Rattler and Sam Howell were the clear-cut top candidates. Oh, how the tables have turned in such a short amount of time! Here’s my recent quarterback stock report following Week 8 of the college football season:

NFL Draft stock trending up

There were a few very impressive quarterback performances this past week. Pittsburgh’s Kenny Pickett has been one of the fastest-rising players on draft boards all season. Now some experts have him as high as the QB1 in the upcoming draft class. Pickett had a remarkable game against a very good Clemson defense as the stud quarterback went off for 302 yards and 2 touchdowns, via Sports Reference.

Nevada’s Carson Strong also gets a stock boost after a dominant performance. Though I’m still not buying into his skill set (as his mobility is a huge concern to me), Strong exploded for 467 passing yards and 4 touchdowns to go with 1 interception this week.