[NBA Draft]: 2022 Mock Draft Comparison, April

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Post March Madness + NBA playoff time = early entry commitments and the start of pre-draft workouts. And with that, we have new 1st round picks to compare from Jeremy Woo/Sports Illustrated, Jonathan Wasserman/Bleacher Report, Jonathan Givony/ESPN-Draft Express, and Rafael Barlowe/NBA Big Board.

The top four that has been in place for a few months has now become a top five with Keegan Murray going to Indiana at #5 across all of these mocks. Shaedon Sharpe who has now officially declared for the draft is firmly in the #6 to #8 range. Dyson Daniels seems to be making a move up some mocks, as does Malaki Branham, while draft analysts are cooling a bit on AJ Griffin and TyTy Washington. There’s lots of pick variance on Ousmane Dieng and Nikola Jovic, as everyone continues to watch tape and compare them to domestic prospects. It also feels like Patrick Baldwin and Jaden Hardy could quickly jump back into the #15-20 range, as they still both have very high (perceived) ceilings even after highly disappointing seasons.

I wanted to send a special shout out to Chad Ford, who retired this month and passed the reigns over to Rafael at NBA Big Board. Chad’s draft wisdom, enthusiasm, and intel will be sorely missed moving forward. He’s been a true inspiration to so many draft analysts and draft enthusiasts and we’ll always be indebted to all of his hard work.

There will be more mock drafts posted in the coming weeks, so make sure to check back for updates and follow me at @hoopsdistillery on Twitter for update notifications. And remember, if you ever want to look back to see what the picks looked like a month ago or 6 months ago, you can always find them here.

If I’m missing any mocks that you feel belong alongside the ‘All-NBA level’ draft analysts I currently include, leave a comment or DM me on Twitter.

 ESPN
(4/25)
 SI
(4/24)
 B/R
(4/16)
 NBA Big Board
(4/13)
1. HOUChet
Holmgren
1. HOUJabari
Smith
1. HOUJabari
Smith
1. HOUPaolo
Banchero 
2. ORLJabari
Smith
2. ORLPaolo
Banchero 
2. ORLPaolo
Banchero 
2. ORLJabari
Smith
3. DETPaolo
Banchero 
3. DETChet
Holmgren
3. DETChet
Holmgren
3. DETJaden
Ivey 
4. OKCJaden
Ivey 
4. OKCJaden
Ivey 
4. OKCJaden
Ivey 
4. OKCChet
Holmgren
5. INDKeegan
Murray
5. INDKeegan
Murray
5. INDKeegan
Murray
5. INDKeegan
Murray
6. PORShaedon
Sharpe
6. PORShaedon
Sharpe
6. PORAJ
Griffin
6. PORBennedict
Mathurin
7. SACJohnny
Davis
7. SACBennedict
Mathurin
7. SACShaedon
Sharpe
7. SACAJ
Griffin
8. NOPAJ
Griffin
8. NOPDyson
Daniels
8. NOPBennedict
Mathurin
8. NOPShaedon
Sharpe
9. SASJalen
Duren 
9. SASJohnny
Davis
9. SASJohnny
Davis
9. SASJalen
Duren 
10. WASDyson
Daniels
10. WASAJ
Griffin
10. WASMalaki
Branham
10. WASJohnny
Davis
11. NYKBennedict
Mathurin
11. PORJeremy
Sochan
11. NYKTyTy
Washington
11. PORTari
Eason
12. OKCOusmane
Dieng
12. NYKJalen
Duren 
12. OKCJalen
Duren 
12. NYKTyTy
Washington
13. CHAMark
Williams
13. CHAMark
Williams
13. CHAMark
Williams
13. ATLDyson
Daniels
14. CLEOchai
Agbaji
14. CLEOchai
Agbaji
14. CLEOchai
Agbaji
14. CHAMark
Williams
15. CHAJeremy
Sochan
15. OKCMalaki
Branham
15. CHAJeremy
Sochan
15. OKCNikola
Jovic
16. ATLMalaki
Branham
16. HOUKendall
Brown
16. ATLNikola
Jovic
16. INDJeremy
Sochan
17. HOUTyTy
Washington
17. INDWalker
Kessler
17. HOUKennedy
Chandler
17. HOUKennedy
Chandler
18. CHITari
Eason
18. MINJaden
Hardy
18. MINTari
Eason
18. MINKendall
Brown
19. MINNikola
Jovic
19. CHIEJ
Liddell
19. CHIBlake
Wesley
19. CHIIsmael
Kamagate
20. SASKennedy
Chandler
20. SASWendell
Moore
20. DENOusmane
Dieng
20. DENMarJon
Beauchamp
21. DENMarJon
Beauchamp
21. DENTari
Eason
21. SASMarJon
Beauchamp
21. SASOchai
Agbaji
22. MEMBlake
Wesley
22. MEMTyTy
Washington
22. MEMKendall
Brown
22. MEMTerquavion
Smith
23. BKNWalker
Kessler
23. BKNBlake
Wesley
23. MILDyson
Daniels
23. MILChristian
Braun
24. MILEJ
Liddell
24. SASPatrick
Baldwin
24. SASEJ
Liddell
24. SASEJ
Liddell
25. SASKendall
Brown
25. MILTrevor
Keels
25. BKNPatrick
Baldwin
25. BKNMalaki
Branham
26. DALJaden
Hardy
26. DALMarJon
Beauchamp
26. DALJean
Montero
26. DALJaden
Hardy
27. MIATrevor
Keels
27. GSWBryce
McGowens
27. MIAChristian
Braun
27. MIAChristian
Koloko
28. GSWChristian
Braun
28. MIAJosh
Minott
28. GSWWendell
Moore
28. GSWJean
Montero
29. MEMBryce
McGowens
29. MEMNikola
Jovic
29. MEMWalker
Kessler
29. MEMRyan
Rollins
30. OKCJean
Montero
30. OKCChristian
Koloko
30. OKCJaden
Hardy
30. OKCOusmane
Dieng
 HighLowVariance
Keegan
Murray
550
Jabari
Smith
121
Jaden
Ivey 
341
Mark
Williams
13141
Paolo
Banchero 
132
Shaedon
Sharpe
682
Chet
Holmgren 
143
Johnny
Davis
7103
Jalen
Duren 
9123
Kennedy
Chandler
17203
AJ
Griffin
6104
Blake
Wesley
19234
Jean
Montero
26304
Bennedict
Mathurin
6115
Jeremy
Sochan
11165
EJ
Liddell
19245
MarJon
Beauchamp
20266
Ochai
Agbaji
14217
Kendall
Brown
16259
Tari
Eason
112110
TyTy
Washington
112211
Walker
Kessler
172912
Jaden
Hardy 
183012
Nikola
Jovic
152914
Dyson
Daniels
82315
Malaki
Branham
102515
Ousmane
Dieng
113019

References:

ESPN/Draft Express [Jonathan Givony]

Sports Illustrated [Jeremy Woo]

Bleacher Report [Jonathan Wasserman]

NBA Big Board [Rafael Barlowe]

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