2022 NFL Draft: 10 Prospects to watch in the 2021 College Football Playoff

2022 NFL mock draft - Defensive end Aidan Hutchinson is a Heisman trophy candidate.Syndication Detroit Free Press
2022 NFL mock draft - Defensive end Aidan Hutchinson is a Heisman trophy candidate.Syndication Detroit Free Press /
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2022 NFL Draft
2022 NFL Draft: Hassan Haskins #25 of the Michigan Wolverines rushes the ball against the Maryland Terrapins at Capital One Field at Maryland Stadium on November 20, 2021 in College Park, Maryland. (Photo by G Fiume/Getty Images) /

2022 NFL Draft: College Football Playoff Watchlist

10. Hassan Haskins, RB, Michigan

Michigan’s defense will get a lot of love thanks to the two edge rushers. However, anyone who watched the Wolverine’s offense knows it runs through Hassan Haskins. The senior ball carrier rushed for 1,288-pounds and 20 touchdowns. Teams looking for a workhorse back who can stay in and block on third-downs will find that in Haskins.

The 6-1 220-pound back runs downhill and delivers punishment between the tackles. At the line of scrimmage, Haskins shows patience and allows blocks to develop. He isn’t overly creative, but he has enough short-area quickness to make guys miss in the second level. He’s a late Day 2, early Day 3 prospect who can improve his draft stock with a dominant performance in the College Football Playoffs.

9. Myjai Sanders, Edge, Cincinnati

One of the best senior prospects in the playoffs lines up on the defensive side of the ball for the Cincinnati Bearcats. Myjai Sanders worked his way up draft boards, earning himself a spot in the first round of the 2022 NFL Draft. His numbers took a hit this season in the pass rush category with just 2.5 sacks. However, his junior season saw him total seven sacks with 10.5 tackles for a loss.

Sander stands 6-5 250-pounds with a long athletic frame. He’s a speed rusher with a quick first step off the line of scrimmage. While he doesn’t pack a punch, he uses his length to his advantage. He does a great job extending and disengaging with quick hands. Sanders can rush from a three-point stance on the weak side of 4-3 or stand up in a 3-4.

Sanders is a great athlete with excellent length who could be a better pro than a college player. The Bearcat edge defender has a chance to string together a big game or two against tougher competition. If he does, he could earn himself a spot in the first round.