NFL Network's Daniel Jeremiah previews 2022 Scouting Combine
The 2022 NFL Scouting Combine is finally here.
This week, many of the top prospects in this year's draft class will travel to Indianapolis to take part in the combine at Lucas Oil Stadium.
Prospects will get the opportunity to showcase their physical skills during on-field drills, along with their football intelligence and more during off-field interviews.
The combine often serves as the most important event during the pre-draft process, meaning this week will go a long way in determining how far each prospects' draft stock will rise or fall ahead of April 28.
NFL Network's lead draft analyst Daniel Jeremiah sat down for an interview with NFL Network's Rhett Lewis to preview the 2022 Scouting Combine, where the former NFL scout discussed the position group that he likes the most heading into Indianapolis.
"First and foremost, it's the edge rushers," Jeremiah said. "That's where it is. You talk about defensive linemen but to me, it's specifically edge rushers. The D-tackle group is solid, but it's outstanding in edge rushers. We could see five or six of these guys go in the top 10. When you start looking at how they're going to work out, Aidan Hutchinson who told us the other day he's going to do everything there. Kayvon Thibodeaux from Oregon is going to do everything there. So we'll get a chance to watch those guys.
"Then you talk around the league, Travon Walker from Georgia has got a lot of attention and a lot of love around the league. I think he's going to test extremely well. You have George Karlaftis from Purdue, who's going to do everything in an impressive fashion. Then we talked about checking all of the boxes, how about Jermaine Johnson from Florida State? He was very productive after transferring from Georgia. Led the ACC in sacks, then he goes to the Senior Bowl and kicks butt down there the whole week. I anticipate he'll have a good combine showing. I think he has a chance to go in the top 10 before it's all said and done. Then you start looking at David Ojabo, Boye Mafe, the list goes on and on and on and on. I'm excited to see that group."
The Giants hold nine overall picks in this year's draft, including pick Nos. 5 and 7.
While a lot can change between now and the start of the draft in Las Vegas, many of the early mock drafts have linked the Giants to some of the top edge rushers.
Here are NFL Network's Bucky Brooks' rankings for the top five edge defenders in the 2022 draft class:
1. Aidan Hutchinson, Michigan
2. Kayvon Thibodeaux, Oregon
3. George Karlaftis, Purdue
4. David Ojabo, Michigan
5. Jermaine Johnson II, Florida State
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