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

Malik Willis and Desmond Ridder, 2022 NFL Draft (Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports)
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2022 NFL Draft Steal No. 2: Bernhard Raimann, Indianapolis Colts

Drafted No. 51 overall
PFF Rank: No. 18
Position: Offensive Tackle
College: Central Michigan

Bernhard Raimann, a former tight end that’s converted to offensive tackle, was a darling among numerous mocks leading up to this year’s draft.

The Austria native and former Central Michigan standout has the physical tools to make an immediate impact for the Colts. He’ll still need some seasoning and development as he’s only been playing tackle for two years.

At 6’6″ and 303 pounds, Raimann is athletic and strong, creating a perfect combination to keep opposing rushers away from new Colts QB Matt Ryan.

2022 NFL Draft Steal No. 1: QB Malik Willis, Tennessee Titans

Drafted No. 86 overall
PFF Rank: No. 30
Position: Quarterback
College: Liberty

One of the biggest shocks of the entire NFL Draft was watching QB Malik Willis wait and wait and wait to hear his name called.

The Tennessee Titans, who are not exactly thrilled with their current quarterback situation, draft someone who can push Ryan Tannehill to be better (at least until his albatross of a contract can be moved).

Willis was widely viewed as the top quarterback prospect in the entire draft, frequently appearing in mocks as high as the Top-10 and most frequently linked to the Steelers at pick No. 20.

For Tennessee to land their quarterback of the future at pick No. 86 could prove to be the biggest steal of the 2022 NFL Draft in just a couple of years’ time.