Georgia LB Nakobe Dean declares for 2022 NFL draft

Georgia linebacker Nakobe Dean is leaving school early to enter the 2022 NFL draft

One of the top linebacker prospects in college football is making the early jump to the next level.

Georgia’s Nakobe Dean is leaving school early to enter the 2022 NFL draft, making his announcement Friday via social media.

One of the most dominant defenders in the country this season, Dean helped lead the Bulldogs to their first national title since 1980, winning the Dick Butkus Award as the nation’s top linebacker.

Dean should be a first-round lock in this year’s draft, and could end up being a top-10 selection, as well as the first linebacker off the board.

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Alabama OT Evan Neal declares for 2022 NFL draft

Alabama offensive tackle Evan Neal is leaving school early to enter the 2022 NFL draft

One of the top offensive tackles in college football is making the early leap to the pro ranks.

Alabama’s Evan Neal will be leaving school early to enter the 2022 NFL draft, making his announcement Thursday via social media.

Widely regarded as one of the top overall prospects in this year’s draft class, Neal should be in the conversation for the No. 1 overall pick, following another dominant season for the Crimson Tide.

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Alabama S Jordan Battle returning for senior season

Alabama safety Jordan Battle will be returning for his senior season instead of leaving school early for the 2022 NFL draft

One of the top safeties in college football is heading back to school for another year.

Alabama’s Jordan Battle is passing up the chance to enter the 2022 NFL draft, and will instead return to school for his senior season.

Battle made the announcement Friday via social media.

Widely regarded as one of the top safety prospects in this year’s draft class, Battle was projected to be a Day 2 pick, but could enter the first-round conversation with a strong 2022 campaign.

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Georgia OL Jamaree Salyer declares for 2022 NFL draft

Georgia offensive lineman Jamaree Salyer is leaving school early to enter the 2022 NFL draft

One of the top offensive linemen in college football is making the early jump to the next level.

Georgia guard Jamaree Salyer is leaving school early to enter the 2022 NFL draft, making his announcement Friday via social media.

A massive, dominant blocker who helped the Bulldogs capture their first national title since 1980, Salyer projects as a mid-round pick in this year’s draft, with the potential to come off the board late on Day 2.

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Georgia RB Zamir White declares for 2022 NFL draft

Georgia running back Zamir White is leaving school early to enter the 2022 NFL draft

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Just days after their national title victory, the Georgia Bulldogs are losing one of their top running backs to the pro ranks.

Zamir White is leaving school early to enter the 2022 NFL draft, making his announcement Friday via social media.

Along with James Cook, White gave the national champs a strong ground game on their way to the top of the college football mountain. His combination of power, vision and explosiveness should make him a strong value as a mid-round pick in this year’s draft.

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Iowa OL Tyler Linderbaum declares for 2022 NFL draft

Iowa offensive lineman Tyler Linderbaum is leaving school early to declare for the 2022 NFL draft

The top interior offensive lineman in the country is making the early jump to the pro ranks.

Iowa center Tyler Linderbaum is leaving school early and will declare for the 2022 NFL draft, making his announcement Friday morning via social media.

One of the most dominant blockers in all of college football, Linderbaum is the rare center prospect who will get top-10 consideration in this year’s draft.

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Alabama WR Jameson Williams declares for 2022 NFL draft

Alabama wide receiver Jameson Williams is leaving school early to enter the 2022 NFL draft

One of the top pass-catchers in college football is leaving school early for the next level.

Alabama wide receiver Jameson Williams will declare for the 2022 NFL draft, making his announcement via social media Thursday.

Williams was an explosive, big-play machine for the Crimson Tide all year long, helping them win an SEC title and make an appearance in the National Championship Game.

The biggest question for Williams will be his recovery from a torn ACL suffered in that national title game loss to Georgia on Monday night. Assuming he’s able to make a full recovery, Williams should come off the board early once April rolls around.

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Alabama WR Jameson Williams suffered torn ACL in national title game

Alabama wide receiver Jameson Williams suffered a torn ACL in Monday night’s loss to Georgia in the National Championship Game

Alabama wide receiver Jameson Williams suffered a torn ACL in Monday night’s loss to Georgia in the National Championship Game, per ESPN’s Adam Schefter.

Williams was injured in the first half, and had to be helped off the field.

One of the top wide receiver prospects in the 2022 NFL draft class, Williams’ injury could impact his draft stock, and might impact his decision to declare early for the draft as an underclassman.

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2022 NFL draft order: Top 18 picks locked in

The 2021 NFL regular season is officially in the books, which means the top 18 picks in the 2022 NFL draft order are now set

The 2021 NFL regular season has finally come to a close, after the first Week 18 in league history.

That means while 14 teams are off to chase their Super Bowl dreams in the postseason, the rest of the league will set about the arduous task of improving throughout the offseason in hopes of joining them next year.

Now that the regular season is in the books, the top 18 spots in the 2022 NFL draft order have also been locked in, so let’s take a look at where the non-playoff teams will be selecting in the first round (via Tankathon):

Cincinnati CB Ahmad ‘Sauce’ Gardner declares for 2022 NFL draft

Cincinnati cornerback Ahmad “Sauce” Gardner is leaving school early to enter the 2022 NFL draft

One of the best defensive players in college football is making the early jump to the next level.

Cincinnati cornerback Ahmad “Sauce” Gardner is declaring for the 2022 NFL draft, per Pete Thamel of Yahoo Sports.

One of the most dominant corners in the country, Gardner went his entire college career without allowing a single touchdown reception. His rare combination of size, length, athleticism and instincts should make him a top-10 pick come April.

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