The 2022 NFL Draft begins with a must-watch first round Thursday night (8 p.m. ET, ESPN/ABC + NFLN) and, per usual, all eyes are on the top few picks on the board as the league’s most hapless franchises try to turn things around.
Earlier this week we made our Mock Draft predictions — as did the rest of the football universe. Today we’re taking a look at 10 “sleepers” on the offensive side of the ball. I didn’t use any real metric to define “sleeper,” other than the player not appearing on the first round of my mock. Some of these guys will be drafted early on Day 2. It’s possible one or two slip to Day 3. And maybe even one of them sneaks into the back half of the first round.
Isaiah Spiller is an excellent all-around player who produced in the SEC (2,993 yards the last three seasons) who can check a lot of boxes as a complementary back in the NFL. Spiller has the ability to shift through the trash to run between the tackles for tough yards and can also hit it outside and take it to the house. Spiller has good change-of-direction to make a guy miss in space and rarely gets caught from behind when he’s in the open field despite not having an exceptional 40 time (4.6).