It’s officially 2022 NFL Draft season with the week of Senior Bowl festivities underway in 2022. We look at one prospect fit for all 32 teams.
The Senior Bowl is one of the top events to begin the NFL offseason every single year. With a who’s who of NFL personnel, general managers, coaches, agents, media, as well as the players themselves, this event is one of the top events every year to get some buzz about the upcoming offseason and what might unfold.
You never know what kind of deals could be agreed to at an event like this, either.
The 2022 NFL Draft will obviously be in focus, and the folks in Mobile have done an outstanding job of making this event accessible to everyone, no matter if you are on-site or watching remotely.
As for the prospects, it is almost a foregone conclusion that every team in the NFL will prioritize at least one player from this particular crop participating in the Senior Bowl. Which player-team fits are the best this year? Let’s take a look through one fit for all 32 NFL teams.
Top prospect fits for every NFL team at the 2022 Senior Bowl
New Orleans Saints: Sam Howell, QB, North Carolina
The Saints will ultimately find a way out of their $74 million salary cap hole (they literally have no choice) and the wisest course of action at the QB position for them may be to pursue someone in the 2022 NFL Draft.
Sam Howell out of North Carolina might be one of the top buy-low values right now and ideally for the Saints, he would stay that way over the course of the next few months.
We don’t yet know who the Saints’ next head coach will be. Sean Payton stepped down just one year after Drew Brees retired and New Orleans will take on a completely different look in 2022.
But their roster core is in place. With Sean Payton out, Michael Thomas may be more likely to (want to) stick around.
Sam Howell thrived at North Carolina the majority of the last three seasons, but his production as a passer took an understandable dip after he lost almost all of his skill talent to the NFL in 2021.
Given his abilities as a dual-threat and arm strength deep downfield, there may not be a more ideal player-team match at the Senior Bowl than Sam Howell and the Saints, a player who could probably step into that camp and have success as a rookie.