Let's Set Odds: Who Will be Drafted No. 1 in the 2022 NFL Draft?

Aidan Hutchinson of the Michigan Wolverines was the only defensive player to be nominated for the Heisman Trophy this season.
Aidan Hutchinson of the Michigan Wolverines was the only defensive player to be nominated for the Heisman Trophy this season. / Junfu Han / USA TODAY NETWORK

With the college football regular season all wrapped up and the NFL regular season in its final stretch, it's time to take some early looks at the 2022 NFL Draft.

After all, the worst teams in the league already know they're going to have a top five pick.

WynnBET has yet to release odds that you can bet on for this, so I figured I'd come up with my own. Here my top five odds to be selected first overall in the 2022 NFL Draft.

2022 NFL Draft No. 1 Pick Odds

Aidan Hutchinson -110

Aidan Hutchinson was the only non-quarterback to be a Heisman finalist this season, and he seems to be the frontrunner to be drafted first overall. The Michigan defensive end is a monster of a pass rusher, and he's been a big reason for the Wolverines success this year.

He also seems like he's be a perfect fit on the Detroit Lions. He's originally from Michigan, went to school at Michigan, and now has a chance to play professional for Michigan's NFL team. The Lions could also use a pass rusher. They rank 29th in the NFL in sack percentage this season.

Kayvon Thibodeaux +180

By all reports, it seems like the offseason is going to be headlined by the question; "which defensive end should go first overall, Hutchinson or Thibodeaux?"

Hutchinson has the advantage now, but a lot of things can change before the draft happens. The Oregon defensive end wrecked havoc in the Pac-12 all season.

Matt Corral +550

NFL teams have a thing for feeling like they need to draft a quarterback first overall. The Lions probably don't think that Jared Goff is the quarterback of their future, so they may decide to take a QB with the first overall pick instead of one of the top pass rushers.

Matt Corral was a Heisman candidate for Ole Miss for the first few weeks of the season. His bowl game and offseason workouts will likely have an impact on just how high he gets drafted, but he'll likely be the first quarterback selected.

Kenny Pickett +900

Things could certainly change, but I don't foresee Pickett getting drafted over Corral despite being a Heisman finalist. Crazier things have certainly happened leading up to the draft, so him leapfrogging Corral and convincing a team to select him first overall isn't out of the question.

Evan Neal +1500

If the team that has the first overall pick decides that they want an extremely solid offensive lineman, then that guy will be Evan Neal. The Alabama offensive lineman is the best of his class, and all reports indicate that he's as much of a sure thing as anyone else in the draft.