Matt Corral, Malik Willis, Kyler Gordon, Nakobe Dean remain in the NFL draft green room

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Four players who attended the 2022 NFL draft did not hear their names called during Thursday night’s first round.

Ole Miss quarterback Matt Corral, Liberty quarterback Malik Willis, Georgia linebacker Nakobe Dean and Washington cornerback Kyler Gordon remain in the green room for Friday’s Day 2 of the draft.

This year’s draft was widely viewed as a weak one for quarterbacks, but it was surprising that only one quarterback, Pittsburgh’s Kenny Pickett, was selected in the first round. Corral and Willis are still waiting to be selected.

Five of Dean’s Georgia teammates were taken, but he hasn’t been selected yet. Most mock drafts didn’t have Gordon as a first-round pick, so he can’t be overly surprised that he’s still waiting.

The Buccaneers have the 33rd overall pick and first in tonight’s second round, so they’ll have their pick of the players available — and the opportunity to spend all day fielding trade offers.

16 responses to “Matt Corral, Malik Willis, Kyler Gordon, Nakobe Dean remain in the NFL draft green room

  1. My question is how was Gordon even invited to the Green Room? He probably was squirming more than Aaron Rodgers, who had to sit there until the 24th pick in 2005. Does he have to go back there today or did he just bunk there overnight?

  2. Jerry Jones already gave away the draft board for RD 2, so we know how at least one team feels.

  3. Jets and Giants killed it . Sauce Gardner will be a breath of fresh air and brings swag to a unit missing it since Jamal Adams left. and is that Pimpin Malik in that hat in the article pic? These outfits ..oh I thought Kayvon Thibodeaux was a walking direction sign. Outrageous!! lol

  4. Didn’t corral say he was confident enough to go to the green room because owners made him feel like he was going to go in the 1st?

  5. 5 first rounders from same defense, that is amazing, Georgia. Then you add Jermaine Johnson who transferred from them. Are you kidding me?

  6. Should be some trades right out of the gate today. You also have to wonder about the availability of guys like Jared Goff or Derek Carr. Maybe even a guy like Josh Rosen. Pickett might have been the only QB with NFL talent.

  7. Football fans were NOT fooled by all the over hype of mediocre qbs in this draft… If Malik or whoever were so coveted, they would have went into the first round…

  8. Why do people make a big deal out of this like it’s bad. They get to be on TV for an event, and all of these players will get picked. Society is just so miserable. The draft isn’t even as big of a deal anymore because as we see, teams are trading their picks like candy. The defending Super Bowl champs don’t have a first rounder until 2025 or something like an NBA team. It’s not the 80s. Multiple ways to build a squad now.

  9. Let them go. Free the green room 4. Nobody should be forced to eat canapés and drink champagne above room temperature over 24 hours.

  10. Well, the QB hype machine certainly did not work in places like Charlotte. Let’s see, hometown best tackle still there at 6. No-brainer Mel. I miss Joel Bushbaum.

  11. Malik would be better off going to the USFL to develop his game, instead of getting a few quarters in meaningless pre-season games then cut in a few years due to lack of development. The rest of the undrafted QB’s simply are NFL caliber QB’s This draft seemed more reasonable with the latest crop of GM’s not stupid enough to waste picks and reach on talentless players that the pundits keep pushing as NFL talent.

  12. Kudos to the GMs for not overdrafting QBs. It was a refreshing change from the last few years. Pickett was the only onw worthy of a first and he went exactly where he should have, both by team and spot on the board.

  13. realfootballfan says:
    April 29, 2022 at 10:21 am
    Why do people make a big deal out of this like it’s bad. They get to be on TV for an event, and all of these players will get picked. Society is just so miserable.
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    Oh boy, they get to be on TV! What a privilege!

    You do realize that these guys have been on television for years? And that they all have been on TicTok and Instagram? Being on television is not a big deal for these players.

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