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2022 NFL Draft Standouts After Week 1

1. Kyle Hamilton S Notre Dame

Not that we already didn’t know Kyle Hamilton was an outstanding talent he just continued to show that versus Florida State. Hamilton had 2 picks, one from the slot and another great grab going halfway across the field showcasing his outstanding range. 

2. Kenneth Walker II RB Michigan State 

Kenneth Walker had a day running all over Northwestern for 264 yards and FOUR touchdowns. Walker had a crazy 11.5 yards per carry. 

3. Mohamed Ibrahim RB Minnesota 

Although Ibrahim had a terrible injury and will, unfortunately, miss the rest of the season, he put his team his back versus Ohio State gaining 163 yards and 2 touchdowns. 

4. Matt Corral QB Ole Miss

Corral showed off his elite connection with Dontario Drummond while absolutely torching the Louisville defense throwing for 436 yards and 2 TD’s 

5. Carson Strong QB Nevada Wolfpack 

Strong had the best throw of week 1 with an incredible 47-yard bomb to Tory Horton that very few QB’s even attempt. Strong threw for 312 yards and 2 TD’s and had multiple other big-time throws versus Cal.

6. Zach Harrison Edge Ohio State 

Harrison had the game-changing play for Ohio State with his strip-sack that turned into a TD for Haskell Garrett. Harrison had a sack, forced fumble, and multiple run stops versus the Golden Gophers. 

7. Zach Charbonnet RB UCLA 

Michigan has regret letting him go, through 2 games Charbonnet has been a star for the bruins. Charbonnet had 11 carries for 117 yards in UCLA upset versus LSU with 9 broken tackles. 

8. Jack Coan QB Notre Dame

Coan set a Notre Dame record for most passing yards in a season opener. It definitely wasn’t easy for Wisconsin fans to watch Coan shred the FSU defense. Coan threw for 366 yards and 4 TD’s helping Notre Dame get a win. 

9. Dontay Demus Jr. WR Maryland 

Demus is one of the best vertical receivers in this draft and he showed that versus West Virginia with 6 receptions, 133 yards, and one 66-yard bomb for his only TD. 

10. Desmond Ridder QB Cincinnati

Desmond Ridder came to play this weekend on his first pass showed off his arm strength with an 81-yard TD pass to Tyler Scott, then he went 14/16 with 229 passing yards and 4 TD’s at halftime. While Ridder didn’t do much after half he cooked in the 1st half. 

This was definitely a tough list to make I’m sure I left some guys out. Some players who just didn’t make the list were Riley Moss, Nakobe Dean, Kenyon Green, and Malik Willis