[NBA Draft]: Comparison of Actual 2022 Draft vs. Final Mock Drafts

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We spend a lot of time following all of the top NBA Draft analysts for months as they post and tweet about intel and update their big boards and mock drafts leading up to draft day. But once that day comes and goes, it’s easy to shift focus to how the rookies will fit on their new rosters, summer league, and the next draft cycle, so I thought it might be nice to compile all of the final versions of these mock drafts and compare them to the actual 2022 draft order for easy reference in the future.

Here is the actual 2022 NBA Draft order versus the final mock drafts from Sports Illustrated’s Jeremy Woo, Bleacher Report’s Jonathan Wasserman, ESPN’s Jonathan Givony, USA Today’s Bryan Kalbrosky, SB Nation’s Ricky O’Donnell, The Ringer’s Kevin O’Connor, and The Athletic’s Sam Vecenie and John Hollinger, Tankathon.com, and our own Hoops Distillery picks:

 ACTUAL
DRAFT
ORDER
SI
(6/23)
ESPN
(6/23)
Vecenie/
Athletic
(6/23)
The Ringer
(6/23)
Tankathon
6/23)
USA Today
(6/23)
Hoops Distillery
(6/10)
B/R
(6/23)
Hollinger/
Athletic
(6/22)
SB Nation
(6/14)
1.
ORL
Paolo
Banchero 
Jabari
Smith
Jabari
Smith
Jabari
Smith
Jabari
Smith
Jabari
Smith
Chet
Holmgren
Chet
Holmgren
Jabari
Smith
Chet
Holmgren
Jabari
Smith
2.
OKC
Chet
Holmgren
Chet
Holmgren
Chet
Holmgren
Chet
Holmgren
Chet
Holmgren
Chet
Holmgren
Jabari
Smith
Jabari
Smith
Chet
Holmgren
Jabari
Smith
Chet
Holmgren
3.
HOU
Jabari
Smith
Paolo
Banchero 
Paolo
Banchero 
Paolo
Banchero 
Paolo
Banchero 
Paolo
Banchero 
Paolo
Banchero 
Paolo
Banchero 
Paolo
Banchero 
Paolo
Banchero 
Paolo
Banchero 
4.
SAC
Keegan
Murray
Keegan
Murray
Jaden
Ivey 
Jaden
Ivey 
Jaden
Ivey 
Jaden
Ivey 
Keegan
Murray
Jaden
Ivey 
Jaden
Ivey 
Jaden
Ivey 
Jaden
Ivey 
5.
DET
Jaden
Ivey 
Jaden
Ivey 
Keegan
Murray
Keegan
Murray
Bennedict
Mathurin
Keegan
Murray
Jaden
Ivey 
Dyson
Daniels
Keegan
Murray
Keegan
Murray
Keegan
Murray
6.
IND
Bennedict
Mathurin
Bennedict
Mathurin
Bennedict
Mathurin
Bennedict
Mathurin
Keegan
Murray
Dyson
Daniels
Dyson
Daniels
Jalen
Duren 
Bennedict
Mathurin
Bennedict
Mathurin
Shaedon
Sharpe
7.
POR
Shaedon
Sharpe
Dyson
Daniels
Dyson
Daniels
Dyson
Daniels
Dyson
Daniels
Bennedict
Mathurin
Bennedict
Mathurin
Keegan
Murray
Shaedon
Sharpe
Shaedon
Sharpe
Jalen
Duren 
8.
NOP
Dyson
Daniels
Jeremy
Sochan
Ousmane
Dieng
Shaedon
Sharpe
Ousmane
Dieng
Ousmane
Dieng
Ousmane
Dieng
Bennedict
Mathurin
Dyson
Daniels
Dyson
Daniels
Dyson
Daniels
9.
SAS
Jeremy
Sochan
Jalen
Duren 
Shaedon
Sharpe
Jeremy
Sochan
Shaedon
Sharpe
Shaedon
Sharpe
Jalen
Duren 
AJ
Griffin
Jeremy
Sochan
Jalen
Duren 
Bennedict
Mathurin
10.
WAS
Johnny
Davis
Johnny
Davis
Johnny
Davis
Johnny
Davis
Johnny
Davis
Johnny
Davis
Johnny
Davis
Johnny
Davis
Johnny
Davis
Jeremy
Sochan
Johnny
Davis
11.
OKC
(via NYK)
Ousmane
Dieng
Shaedon
Sharpe
Jalen
Duren 
AJ
Griffin
Jalen
Duren 
AJ
Griffin
AJ
Griffin
Bennedict
Mathurin
AJ
Griffin
Johnny
Davis
AJ
Griffin
12.
OKC
Jalen
Williams
Ousmane
Dieng
AJ
Griffin
Ousmane
Dieng
Jeremy
Sochan
Jeremy
Sochan
Jeremy
Sochan
Shaedon
Sharpe
Jalen
Duren 
AJ
Griffin
Ousmane
Dieng
13.
DET
(via CHA)
Jalen
Duren 
AJ
Griffin
Jeremy
Sochan
Jalen
Duren 
AJ
Griffin
Jalen
Duren 
Shaedon
Sharpe
Jeremy
Sochan
Ousmane
Dieng
Mark
Williams
Mark
Williams
14.
CLE
Ochai
Agbaji
Jalen
Williams
Ochai
Agbaji
Jalen
Williams
Ochai
Agbaji
Jalen
Williams
Malaki
Branham
Malaki
Branham
Ochai
Agbaji
Ousmane
Dieng
Malaki
Branham
15.
CHA
Mark
Williams
Mark
Williams
Mark
Williams
Ochai
Agbaji
Mark
Williams
Ochai
Agbaji
Mark
Williams
Mark
Williams
Mark
Williams
Ochai
Agbaji
Jeremy
Sochan
16.
ATL
AJ
Griffin
Blake
Wesley
Jalen
Williams
Blake
Wesley
Jalen
Williams
Malaki
Branham
Tari
Eason
Jalen
Williams
Jalen
Williams
Malaki
Branham
TyTy
Washington
17.
HOU
Tari
Eason
Tari
Eason
Tari
Eason
Tari
Eason
Tari
Eason
TyTy
Washington
MarJon
Beauchamp
TyTy
Washington
Tari
Eason
Tari
Eason
Ochai
Agbaji
18.
CHI
Dalen
Terry
Ochai
Agbaji
Malaki
Branham
Mark
Williams
EJ
Liddell
Mark
Williams
Ochai
Agbaji
EJ
Liddell
Malaki
Branham
EJ
Liddell
Tari
Eason
19.
MEM
(via MIN)
Jake
LaRavia
Wendell
Moore
Walker
Kessler
Malaki
Branham
Walker
Kessler
Tari
Eason
Jalen
Williams
Dalen
Terry
Wendell
Moore
Jalen
Williams
Blake
Wesley
20.
SAS
Malaki
Branham
Malaki
Branham
Blake
Wesley
TyTy
Washington
Nikola
Jovic
EJ
Liddell
Jake
LaRavia
Ousmane
Dieng
Dalen
Terry
Blake
Wesley
Jalen
Williams
21.
DEN
Christian
Braun
Dalen
Terry
Dalen
Terry
Christian
Braun
Malaki
Branham
Dalen
Terry
Nikola
Jovic
MarJon
Beauchamp
MarJon
Beauchamp
TyTy
Washington
EJ
Liddell
22.
MIN
(via MEM)
Walker
Kessler
Christian
Braun
TyTy
Washington
Dalen
Terry
Dalen
Terry
Blake
Wesley
Dalen
Terry
Tari
Eason
Walker
Kessler
Wendell
Moore
Patrick
Baldwin
23.
MEM
(via PHI)
David
Roddy
Jake
LaRavia
Wendell
Moore
Jake
LaRavia
Blake
Wesley
Nikola
Jovic
TyTy
Washington
Jaden
Hardy
EJ
Liddell
Dalen
Terry
Nikola
Jovic
24.
MIL
MarJon
Beauchamp
Andrew
Nembhard
EJ
Liddell
MarJon
Beauchamp
Bryce
McGowens
Kennedy
Chandler
Ismael
Kamagate
Patrick
Baldwin
Jake
LaRavia
MarJon
Beauchamp
Walker
Kessler
25.
SAS
Blake
Wesley
MarJon
Beauchamp
Kennedy
Chandler
Walker
Kessler
TyTy
Washington
Jake
LaRavia
Andrew
Nembhard
Caleb
Houstan
Nikola
Jovic
Kendall
Brown
MarJon
Beauchamp
26.
MIN
(via HOU)
Wendell
Moore
Jaden
Hardy
MarJon
Beauchamp
Jaden
Hardy
Jaden
Hardy
Wendell
Moore
Kennedy
Chandler
Blake
Wesley
TyTy
Washington
Bryce
McGowens
Kennedy
Chandler
27.
MIA
Nikola
Jovic
TyTy
Washington
Jaden
Hardy
EJ
Liddell
Kennedy
Chandler
MarJon
Beauchamp
Blake
Wesley
Ochai
Agbaji
Jaden
Hardy
Justin
Lewis
Jaden
Hardy
28.
GSW
Patrick
Baldwin
Peyton
Watson
Peyton
Watson
Wendell
Moore
Christian
Koloko
Patrick
Baldwin
EJ
Liddell
Jake
LaRavia
Patrick
Baldwin
Jake
LaRavia
Jake
LaRavia
29.
HOU
(via MEM)
TyTy
Washington
Andrew
Nembhard
Jake
LaRavia
Gabriele
Procida
MarJon
Beauchamp
Walker
Kessler
Jaylin
Williams
Kennedy
Chandler
Kennedy
Chandler
Kennedy
Chandler
Max
Christie
30.
DEN
(via OKC)
Peyton
Watson
Nikola
Jovic
Christian
Braun
Andrew
Nembhard
Jake
LaRavia
Ismael
Kamagate
David
Roddy
Nikola
Jovic
Blake
Wesley
Nikola
Jovic
Bryce
McGowens

Summary of all transactions leading up to and during the Draft:

NBA.com’s Draft Trade Tracker

References:

The Athletic [John Hollinger]

The Athletic [Sam Vecenie]

SB Nation [Ricky O’Donnell]

The Ringer [Kevin O’Connor]

ESPN/Draft Express [Jonathan Givony]

Sports Illustrated [Jeremy Woo]

Bleacher Report [Jonathan Wasserman]

USA Today [Bryan Kalbrosky]

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