Which tight ends were drafted in the 2022 NFL Draft? Who were the teams that drafted those TEs, and how does the 2022 class compare to previous years?
Which tight ends were drafted in the 2022 NFL Draft?
Let’s take a look at the centers drafted in the 2022 NFL Draft. We had to wait until the middle of the second round to see any tight ends drafted, and even then things did not pick up dramatically until later in the draft.
Trey McBride, Colorado State | Arizona Cardinals
Round 2, Pick 55
The Cardinals seem intent on giving Kyler Murray as many weapons to work with as possible. Trey McBride certainly falls into that category as he comes off a season in which he had 1,121 receiving yards in the Colorado State offense.
Jelani Woods, Virginia | Indianapolis Colts
Round 3, Pick 73
Jelani Woods dramatically enhanced his stock in the lead-up to the draft with some good athletic testing. He spent his senior season at Virginia after struggling for opportunities with Oklahoma State. That season resulted in just 598 receiving yards, but he became a scoring threat with 8 receiving touchdowns.
Greg Dulcich, UCLA | Denver Broncos
Round 3, Pick 80
Greg Dulcich proved to be a nice weapon for the UCLA offense in his final two seasons. Those two years saw him put up a total of 1,242 receiving yards and 10 receiving touchdowns.
Jeremy Ruckert, Ohio State | New York Jets
Round 3, Pick 101
Jeremy Ruckert‘s numbers were somewhat underwhelming in college. However, he was playing in an offense that contained some incredible receiving talent. Ruckert is a solid receiving tight end who could be a fantastic value late on Day 2.
Tight ends selected in the 2022 NFL Draft | Rounds 4-7
5) Cade Otton, Washington | R4-P106 | Buccaneers
6) Daniel Bellinger, San Diego State | R4-P112 | Giants
7) Charlie Kolar, Iowa State | R4-P128 | Ravens
8) Jake Ferguson, Wisconsin | R4-P129 | Cowboys
9) Isaiah Likely, Coastal Carolina | R4-P139 | Ravens
10) Chigoziem Okonkwo, Maryland | R4-P143 | Titans
11) Cole Turner, Nevada | R5-P149 | Commanders
12) Teagan Quitoriano, Oregon State | R5-P170 | Texans
13) James Mitchell, Virginia Tech | R5-P177 | Lions
14) Andrew Ogletree, Youngstown State | R6-P192 | Colts
15) Grant Calcaterra, SMU | R6-P200 | Patriots
How many tight ends were drafted in 2022?
With 19 tight ends drafted during the 2022 NFL Draft, that ties the record from the last decade with 2015. Much like the 2022 TE draft class, the 2015 group did not have a first-round selection and saw 15 tight ends drafted on Day 3.
The 2022 NFL Draft was the second time in the past six years that no tight end was drafted in the first round. Additionally, four tight ends being drafted through the first two days is the fewest since 2016, when just three were selected through the first three rounds.