Who Will Win The 2022 Rookie Of The Year?

Who will win the 2022 NFL Rookie of the Year? All the candidates for the 2022 NFL Rookie of the Year award have something to prove. The best NFL Rookie of the Year 2022 candidates come from all around the league, with quarterbacks, receivers, running backs, and linebackers all in the mix. Many of the best NFL players this year could be rookies who will help their teams make a push for the Super Bowl LVII. This year's NFL Rookie of the Year race is sure to be a thrilling one given the 2022 NFL draft class was loaded with so much talent. But, who out of all 2022 NFL rookies is the best? Who will win the Rookie of the Year award 2022?

Top NFL rookies who could be a major factor in the NFL Rookie of the Year voting in the 2022 season include first-round draft picks like the Atlanta Falcons wide receiver Drake London, New Orleans Saints wide receiver Chris Olave, and the Pittsburgh Steelers' Kenny Pickett. Some of the best recent Rookie of the Year Award winners make an immediate impact. Defenders like Aidan Hutchinson, Kayvon Thibodeaux, and Kyle Hamilton will see themselves in the discussion for 2022 rookie of the year if they can replicate their college football production.

Vote below for the players you think are most likely to be in the running for the 2022 Rookie of the Year trophy, and vote down the players you don't think should be near the top of the list. 

  • Ahmad Gardner
    Photo: new york jets / instagram
    64 votes

    Coverage-wise, Gardner is going to face some brutal individual matchups as a rookie. Ja'Marr Chase, Stefon Diggs (2x), Tyreek Hill (2x), Justin Jefferson, and DK Metcalf will all take their shot at the man they call ‘Sauce.’ On one hand, this may humble the rookie cornerback down the DROY odds list. On the other, Gardner was a suffocating press-man corner at Cincy who's not gonna back down from the challenge.

    • Position: Cornerback
    • Birthplace: Detroit, Michigan
    • Teams: New York Jets
  • Garrett Wilson
    Photo: NY Jets / Instagram

    The Jets second top-10 pick in 2022, Wilson has the explosive big-play ability the Jets have missed in recent years. As Zach Wilson continues his growth, Wilson gives NYJ a young,  dynamic threat at all levels of the field. Zach Wilson’s arm should take full advantage.

    • Position: Wide Receiver
    • Birthplace: Columbus, Ohio
    • Teams: New York Jets
  • Chris Olave
    Photo: NOLA.com
    66 votes

    The wide receiver steps into a receiver's room with two of the best WRs a rookie could learn from in Michael Thomas and Jarvis Landry. Both elite route runners with trophies on their mantles .Olave will operate out wide and in the slot for the high-powered Saints in 2022, who were attracted to his positional versatility. 

    • Position: Wide Receiver
    • Birthplace: San Ysidro, California
    • Teams: New Orleans Saints
  • Kenneth Walker III
    Photo: Kenneth Walker III / Twitter

    The Seahawks still spent an early second-round pick on Walker in the draft. While that might muddy the waters in the Seattle backfield,  they also surprisingly lost Chris Carson this offseason and basically have Rashaad Penny as RB1.Walker has the talent to establish himself as the lead back given his combination of vision, patience, instincts and physicality that could make him the full-time starter early in his rookie year.

    • Position: Running back
    • Birthplace: Arlington, Tennessee
    • Teams: Seattle Seahawks
  • Aidan Hutchinson
    Photo: Detroit Lions / Instagram

    Hutchinson is gonna be the man on the Lions front four this season. He's a menace of an edge rusher and the favorite to lead the Lions in sacks. The first year defensive end will have a great shot at Defensive Rookie of the Year.

    • Position: Defensive End
    • Birthplace: Plymouth, Michigan
    • Teams: Detroit Lions
  • Breece Hall
    Photo: nyjets / instagram
    71 votes

    There's not a lot of All Pros to beat out for the Jets #1 running back spot. While they return Michael Carter from last year's draft, he will be splitting reps with Hall. The second rounder out of Iowa State was considered the best RB in his draft class and is garnering a ton of hype in training camp. He seems primed for a breakout rookie season.

    • Position: Running back
    • Birthplace: Omaha, Nebraska
    • Teams: New York Jets