Skip to main content

LAS VEGAS — The 2022 NFL Draft kicks off Thursday night with the first of seven rounds, and several Big Ten athletes are looking to hear their names called during the three-day event. 

We'll be tracking each Big Ten player picked throughout every round of this year's draft. Below is a list of every prospect taken from the conference, and the 2022 NFL Draft schedule which includes dates, start times and how to watch. 

Here's the latest: 

Detroit Lions, No. 2 Overall Selection

Aidan Hutchinson, Michigan DE

With the second overall pick in the 2022 NFL Draft, the Detroit Lions selected Michigan defensive end Aidan Hutchinson. The Heisman Trophy runner-up posted 62 total tackles, a school-record 14 sacks and two forced fumbles for the Wolverines during the 2021 college football season. 

New York Jets, No. 10 Overall Selection 

Garrett Wilson, Ohio State WR

With their second pick in the first round, the New York Jets picked Ohio State wide receiver Garrett Wilson with the 10th overall selection. During his junior season, Wilson recorded 70 catches for 1,058 yards and 12 touchdowns for the Buckeyes. 

New Orleans Saints, No. 11 Overall Selection 

Chris Olave, Ohio State WR

The New Orleans Saints traded with the Washington Commanders for the No. 11 overall pick in the first round to select Ohio State wide receiver Chris Olave. The Buckeyes have back-to-back pass-catchers taken off the board. Olave put up 65 receptions for 936 yards and 13 touchdowns during the 2021 season. 

Washington Commanders, No. 16 Overall Selection

Jahan Dotson, Penn State WR 

The Washington Commanders selected the third Big Ten wide receiver of the 2022 NFL Draft, taking Penn State's Jahan Dotson with the 16th pick in the first round. Dotson is a dynamic playmaker who caught 91 passes for 1,182 yards and 12 touchdowns for the Nittany Lions. 

Baltimore Ravens, No. 25 Overall Selection

Tyler Linderbaum, Iowa C 

The first Big Ten offensive lineman is selected as the Baltimore Ravens take Iowa center Tyler Linderbaum with the 25th overall pick in the first round. He was a consensus All-American following the 2021 season. 

Scroll to Continue

Read More

Kansas City Chiefs, No. 30 Overall Selection 

George Karlaftis, Purdue DE

In a draft class loaded with talented edge rushers, the Kansas City Chiefs select Purdue defensive end George Karlaftis at No. 30 overall with their second pick in the first round. Last season, he recorded 36 total tackles, including 10 for loss, 4.5 sacks, four pass deflections, two forced fumbles, two fumble recoveries and one touchdown.

READ MORE: Karlaftis Taken in the First Round of the 2022 NFL Draft

Cincinnati Bengals, No. 31 Overall Selection 

Daxton Hill, Michigan S

Back-to-back Big Ten talents were selected toward the end of the first round as the Cincinnati Bengals take Michigan safety Daxton Hill with the 31st overall pick. Hill posted 69 total tackles, eight pass deflections and two interceptions for the Wolverines last season. 

2022 NFL Draft Schedule

Day 1: Round 1

Day 2: Rounds 2-3

Day 3: Rounds 4-7

This story will be updated. 


Follow D.J. Fezler on Twitter

Follow Boilermakers Country on Twitter and Facebook