Senior Bowl preview for 2022 NFL draft: Quarterbacks to watch, top prospects, biggest sleepers and predictions for the week

It's Senior Bowl week in Mobile, Alabama, and this year's event is stacked with top prospects for the 2022 NFL draft. The Senior Bowl is an invite-only showcase event that features more than 100 seniors -- and juniors who have graduated -- in the draft class. The players are broken up into two teams, and coaches, scouts and front-office executives from all 32 NFL teams are on hand for a week of best-on-best on-field work. The New York Jets' coaching staff will work with the National team, while the Detroit Lions' staff will have the American team.

We will get to see six of the draft class' top seven quarterbacks this week (Ole Miss' Matt Corral is an underclassman and won't be there), along with potential first-round picks at every position. But the Senior Bowl is also annually an opportunity for the mid-to-late round guys to stand out and rise up the board into the Day 2 conversation. There are three days of practice in Mobile, including 90-minute sessions for each team on Tuesday and two-hour sessions on Wednesday and Thursday. Check out coverage of practice on Wednesday and Thursday at 12:30 p.m. ET on ESPNU/ESPN App, and then 3 p.m. ET on ESPN2/ESPN App. The game is slated for Saturday at 2:30 p.m. ET on NFL Network.

So what do you need to know? We looked to four of our NFL draft analysts to break down the top names to watch and what those prospects need to show this week. Todd McShay points to one thing he wants to see from each of the six quarterbacks, and Mel Kiper Jr. explains how other top prospects can stand out to cement their first-round draft stock -- or move into the conversation. Then Jordan Reid and Steve Muench pick 10 sleepers who could put on a show this week and rise up draft boards. Finally, our crew gives us what they're most excited for in Mobile and their biggest predictions for what will happen. Let's dive in.

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Kenny Pickett, Pittsburgh (National)

Scouts Inc. ranking: 20