Getty’s Brian Rothmuller

The 2022 NFL Draft is complete, which only means that it is time to turn our attention to the next draft class. In an effort to put some players on the radar, CBS Sports examines each position group and some players inspiring a lot of early conversation. 

There is a lot of context necessary for this article. It is May and most of these early impressions are based on a small sample size. The lists below are not necessary the five best players at their position but rather a watch list of sorts. More comprehensive conference previews will come out prior to the start of the college football season. 

Quarterback

C.J. Stroud, Ohio StateBryce Young, AlabamaWill Levis, KentuckyTyler Van Dyke, Miami Devin Leary, NC State

Stroud was one of the most efficient quarterbacks in college football last season. Young is an instinctual and impromptu playmaker who makes good decisions. Levis is a strong-armed quarterback with plus mobility. Van Dyke has great size for the position, never panics and throws with touch down the field. Leary was a productive player last season. His passes have good zip and the ball placement is usually good.

Running back

Bijan Robinson, TexasJahmyr Gibbs, AlabamaZach Evans, Ole MissTank Bigsby, AuburnKenny McIntosh, Georgia

The conversation of running back placement is often intermingled with positional value. The value of a running back can not be maximized without having the pieces in place to ensure that success and the career span of a running back is shorter than other…

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