2022 NFL Draft: Final ranking of the top-5 quarterbacks

Matt Corral #2 of the Mississippi Rebels. (Photo by Jonathan Bachman/Getty Images)
Matt Corral #2 of the Mississippi Rebels. (Photo by Jonathan Bachman/Getty Images) /
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Mississippi Rebels quarterback Matt Corral (2). Mandatory Credit: Chuck Cook-USA TODAY Sports /

The 2022 NFL Draft will soon begin. Here are my top five quarterbacks this year and where they rank on my top-150 big board. 

Since I have been grading draft prospects and comprising my own big boards starting back in 2014, I’ve never spent as much time watching quarterback film as I did this year. Unfortunately, I’ve also never had a harder time determining the order of the top-five signal-callers.

We can all agree that this class is lacking top-end, elite QB talent, but I would also add that these prospects should all be very close to each other on the draft board. After hours of extensive research and film study, I have given second-round grades to each of the top five quarterbacks in the 2022 NFL Draft.

Essentially, it comes down to a matter of preference and how you value numerous factors like traits, upside, and pro readiness (just to name a few). Here are my final 2022 QB rankings:

2022 NFL Draft quarterback rankings:

1. Matt Corral, Ole Miss (40th overall)

I went back and forth on my decision for my number one quarterback this year, and I ultimately settled on my gut instinct with Matt Corral. The Ole Miss product really turned heads during his 2020 season, and he continued with a strong 2021 campaign.

What doesn’t get talked about enough is his 10-2 record on the season (not counting the Sugar Bowl which he left in the first quarter when the score was 0-0). This is good for the best record at Ole Miss since 1971 — topping Eli Manning’s 10-3 record back in 2003.

Corral also has a good combination of traits plus upside, thanks to his lightning-fast release, good accuracy from the pocket, great velocity, and elusiveness as a runner. Corral needs to get better on third downs and outside of structure, but he’s a fiery competitor who might just have that ‘it’ factor.