NFL Draft 2022: Event takes place on the water in Las Vegas – American football

Soccer fans around the world are looking to Las Vegas!

The 87th draft in NFL history takes place in the gaming metropolis. Here the teams can select the greatest talents. The worst teams from the past come first. This is to promote balance in the league.

The first round will be drawn on Thursday (in Germany due to the time difference on Friday night). Round 2 and 3 Friday. So on Saturday, four to seven rounds.

Mega location in the water

The stage is set in the water by Bellagio’s giant fountain. Right next to Caesars Palace, where is another scene. A small bridge with a red carpet will lead to the fountain which the 21 athletes will cross.

These 21 college players were invited to Las Vegas because the expectation is that they will be selected first.

The rumors that the players will be taken to the stage in boats are not true! This was planned for 2020, when the draft was largely due to take place due to the corona pandemic.

Over half a million NFL fans are expected on the famous Strip, the boulevard with the largest hotels and casinos. The play has been under preparation there for weeks. However, to the frustration of tourists, as the world-famous water show in front of Bellagio was canceled as a result.

The NFL Draft was held in New York for 50 years until 2015. Since then, the NFL has toured all over the country. The draft will then take place in Kansas City next year and in Detroit in 2024.

Rehearse the giant show in front of BellagioFoto: Jae C. Hong/AP

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Rehearse the giant show in front of BellagioPhoto: Jae C Hong / AP

show spectacle

After draft day 1, there is a concert with the rock band Weezer. After day 2, the Ice Cube will perform. After day 3 Marshmello.

Performers include artists from the Blue Man Group, Cirque du Soleil and super magician Criss Angel – all big stars in Las Vegas.

300 drones should have a great show over the fountain by representing all 32 teams. Exactly how – it’s still a secret!

where can i see it

ProSieben MAXX (at night from Thursday to Friday from 1.45) and the payment channel DAZN (every three days) broadcast live in Germany. DAZN reports the night from Thursday to Friday from 02:00, the night from Friday to Saturday from 01:00 and Saturday from 18:00. streams every three days.

A German is an insider tip

Marcel Dabo (22) from ELF-Team Stuttgart Surge is traded in the American media as a “sleeper”, ie an insider tip. The defensive back is part of the NFL’s International Pathway Program (IPP), which features the most talented talent in their country. The Indianapolis Colts have already invited him for talks.

Marcel Dabo during the NFL performance test at Tottenham Hotspur's Stadium in OctoberFoto: AP

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Marcel Dabo during the NFL performance test at Tottenham Hotspur’s Stadium in OctoberPhoto: AP

In March, Dabo shone at the NFL camp in Arizona. Then many NFL teams are said to have been interested. Among other things, the Kansas City Chiefs are said to be enthusiastic about him. Would make sure the Chiefs get a German, especially since they want to attack the German market in the future.

However, should Dabo not be selected, he will probably still find a way into the league through the program. The NFL allocates an extra spot to the training list for four teams each season if they accept a player from the IPP.

The greatest talents in the draft

In the top ranks, primarily defensive players are expected. In mock drafts, ie. the predictions from the media and fans, defensive ace Aidan Hutchinson (Edge Rusher / Michigan) is in 1st place ahead of Travon Walker (Edge Rusher / Georgia), Kayvon Thibodeaux (Edge Rusher / Oregon), Evan Neal (Offensive Linesman / Alabama), in front Ahmad Gardner (Corneback / Cincinnati), Kyle Hamilton (Safety / Notre Dame) and Derek Stingley Jr. (Cornerback / LSU). It is expected that one of these seven will be selected first.

The really big star is missing in this vintage. Like last year with quarterback Trevor Lawrence, who has rarely been able to shine in Jacksonville.

Who moves when?

In this order, the first 10 teams are allowed to choose:

  • 1. Jacksonville Jaguars
  • 2.Detroit Lions
  • 3. Houston Texans
  • 4. New York Jets
  • 5. New York Giants
  • 6 Carolina Panthers
  • 7. New York Giants (from the Chicago Bears)
  • 8.Atlanta Falcons
  • 9. Seattle Seahawks (from the Denver Broncos)
  • 10. New York Jets (from Seattle)

A total of 262 players are selected.

Wild trade rumors

Transfer poker is hot all the way around the draft. One or the other star will definitely change in exchange for a high draft pick.

There are rumors that Arizona Cardinals quarterback star Kyler Murray will not play in 2022 without an early contract extension. He is still under contract for the next few seasons, but after that he will collect at least 45 million euros per season – too much for the Cardinals! Therefore, he could switch to the Houston Texans, who, among other things, have No. 3 choice to bid on.

Jimmy Garoppolo, quarterback for the San Francisco 49ers, is also said to face a barter. The Carolina Panthers are considered the target station. However, the Panthers have no choices in the 2nd and 3rd rounds other than choice # 6. It is unlikely that they will sacrifice such a high choice for transfer player Garoppolo.


USA Insider! Nils Suling lives in the USA and analyzes the issues that America talks about. Everything about football, basketball, ice hockey, baseball, football, martial arts. Follow the US insider on Twitter: @NilsSuling

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