Who were the 5 biggest steals of the 2022 NFL Draft?

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2022 NFL Draft Steal No. 4: Travis Jones, Baltimore Ravens

Drafted No. 76 overall
PFF Rank: No. 27
Position: Defensive Tackle
College: UConn

Travis Jones had one of the best ratings of any interior defensive player in this draft, according to PFF. ESPN called him the “second-best nose tackle in the entire class.”

The UConn product was selected No. 76 overall despite being the No. 27 prospect in the draft. Despite being on one of the worst teams in college football, he was able to stand out and make a name for himself, playing 584 defensive snaps and frequently overpowering his opposing linemen. Jones has the right combination of size, skill, and work ethic to anchor this Ravens defense for years to come.

The 6’4,” 325 lb nose tackle lands with the Baltimore Ravens who scored steal after steal in this year’s draft. Jones joins Kyle Hamilton (No. 14 overall) and David Ojabo (No. 45 overall) in Baltimore with a give this Ravens defense some serious star power.

2022 NFL Draft Steal No. 3: Nakobe Dean, Philadelphia Eagles

Drafted No. 83 overall
PFF Rank: No. 19
Position: Linebacker
College: Georgia

One of the biggest surprises of the 2022 NFL Draft was watching Georgia star linebacker Nakobe Dean fall all the way to No. 83.

ESPN and PFF ranked the Horn Lake, Miss. native as the top linebacker in the entire draft. His leadership skills are off the chart and he possesses elite-level speed that will enable him to get on the field and stay on the field from Day 1 with the Philadelphia Eagles.

Dean used his 72 total tackles, 6 pass deflections, and 6 sacks to anchor one of the nation’s best defenses in all of college football last season.

The Eagles are getting a future Pro Bowler in Dean and someone that will be able to make an immediate impact on the field.

Many thought Dean to be a first-round talent, so getting him in round three has to be mind-blowing for the Eagle faithful.