[NBA Draft]: 2022 Mock Draft Comparison, January (updated 1/15)

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January 13 update: New picks added from Jeremy Woo/Sports Illustrated and Tankathon.com.

Happy New Year to everyone–here’s to a healthy, non-mask wearing 2022, without players in health and safety protocols or game cancellations!

A fresh round of mock drafts were released last week from Bleacher Report/Jonathan Wasserman, The Athletic/Sam Vecenie, and Bryan Kalbrosky/USA Today, so I wanted to create a new post that helped us compare and analyze all of them. Although the picks have changed a good amount since mid-to-late December, I opted to leave the 12/22 ESPN picks from Jonathan Givony until they post an updated version.

Big movers included Wisconsin’s Johnny Davis, who was amazing in a few games, most notably in a big W against Purdue, in which he went head to head with (consensus #4 pick (for the time being) and fellow top SG prospect) Jaden Ivey. Tari Eason from LSU and Keegan Murray from Iowa are also on the rise, while hype seems to have cooled off a bit on Trevor Keels and Jaden Hardy after some subpar performances. Newcomers to the 1st round, for us to keep an eye on, include Blake Wesley from Notre Dame and Jeremy Sochan from Baylor.

In case you missed my last #mockdraftcomp, I’ve added a new sortable chart showing the pick variance for the top prospects across the mock drafts, to save everyone a bit of time. And as you’ll see the overall variance has decreased quite a bit in just a month’s time. Some of the numbers are thrown off a bit by the aforementioned ESPN picks, as Johnny Davis, for example, was #16 way back, two weeks ago–a level he will most likely never go back to unless he steal laptops, borrows money from Penny Hardaway, and/or has a couple of DUIs next month.

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. 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.

 Tankathon
(1/15)
 SI
(1/13)
 The Athletic
(1/6)
 USA Today
(1/6)
 B/R
(1/5)
 ESPN
(12/22)
1. ORLJabari
Smith
1. ORLJabari
Smith
1. DETJabari
Smith
1. DETJabari
Smith
1. DETPaolo
Banchero 
1. DETChet
Holmgren 
2. DETChet
Holmgren 
2. DETPaolo
Banchero 
2. ORLPaolo
Banchero 
2. ORLChet
Holmgren 
2. ORLJabari
Smith
2. OKCPaolo
Banchero 
3. HOUPaolo
Banchero 
3. HOUChet
Holmgren 
3. HOUChet
Holmgren 
3. HOUPaolo
Banchero 
3. HOUChet
Holmgren 
3. ORLJabari
Smith
4. OKCJaden
Ivey 
4. OKCJohnny
Davis
4. OKCJaden
Ivey 
4. OKCJaden
Ivey 
4. OKCJaden
Ivey 
4. HOUJaden
Ivey 
5. INDBennedict
Mathurin
5. NOPJaden
Ivey 
5. NOPJohnny
Davis
5. NOPJohnny
Davis
5. NOPJohnny
Davis
5. NOPJalen
Duren 
6. SASKendall
Brown
6. PORKeegan
Murray
6. PORBennedict
Mathurin
6. PORBennedict
Mathurin
6. PORJalen
Duren 
6. NYKJaden
Hardy 
7. NOPJohnny
Davis
7. SASBennedict
Mathurin
7. SASJalen
Duren 
7. INDKendall
Brown
7. INDBennedict
Mathurin
7. SASTrevor
Keels
8. PORAJ
Griffin
8. INDKendall
Brown
8. INDKendall
Brown
8. SASPatrick
Baldwin
8. SASKeegan
Murray
8. SACPatrick
Baldwin
9. SACKeegan
Murray
9. SACDyson
Daniels
9. SACPatrick
Baldwin
9. SACJalen
Duren 
9. SACKendall
Brown
9. WASJean
Montero
10. ATLPatrick
Baldwin
10. MINJalen
Duren 
10. MINAJ
Griffin
10. MINJaden
Hardy 
10. MINAJ
Griffin
10. PORTyTy
Washington
11. MINTyTy
Washington
11. ATLJaden
Hardy 
11. ATLTyTy
Washington
11. ATLJeremy
Sochan
11. ATLTyTy
Washington
11. MEMBennedict
Mathurin
12. BOSJalen
Duren 
12. NYKPatrick
Baldwin
12. NYKDyson
Daniels
12. NYKKennedy
Chandler
12. NYKPatrick
Baldwin
12. ATLKeegan
Murray
13. NYKTari
Eason
13. TORBlake
Wesley
13. TORKeegan
Murray
13. TORAJ
Griffin
13. TORJaden
Hardy 
13. TORJD
Davison
14. TORKennedy
Chandler
14. BOSMarJon
Beauchamp
14. BOSOchai
Agbaji
14. BOSKeegan
Murray
14. BOSJean
Montero
14. PHIJohnny
Davis
15. OKCJean
Montero
15. WASJeremy
Sochan
15. WASNikola
Jovic
15. WASTyTy
Washington
15. MEMWendell
Moore
15. INDMarJon
Beauchamp
16. MEMJaden
Hardy 
16. MEMEJ
Liddell
16. MEMBlake
Wesley
16. MEMJean
Montero
16. WASKennedy
Chandler
16. MINKendall
Brown
17. WASDyson
Daniels
17. DALMark
Williams
17. DALJean
Montero
17. DALNikola
Jovic
17. DALMarJon
Beauchamp
17. DALDyson
Daniels
18. DENJeremy
Sochan
18. CHAOchai
Agbaji
18. CHATrevor
Keels
18. CHAHarrison
Ingram
18. CHATari
Eason
18. BOSOusmane
Dieng
19. ATLMarJon
Beauchamp
19. OKCChristian
Koloko
19. OKCMarJon
Beauchamp
19. OKCDyson
Daniels
19. OKCChristian
Braun
19. CHICaleb
Houstan
20. DALMark
Williams
20. DENAJ
Griffin
20. DENKennedy
Chandler
20. DENWalker
Kessler
20. DENJD
Davison
20. OKCMark
Williams
21. CLEWendell
Moore
21. PHINikola
Jovic
21. PHIJaden
Hardy 
21. PHIMarJon
Beauchamp
21. PHITrevor
Keels
21. MEMKennedy
Chandler
22. PHIJD
Davison
22. CLETrevor
Keels
22. CLEWendell
Moore
22. CLETari
Eason
22. CLEHarrison
Ingram
22. CHAOchai
Agbaji
23. MILNikola
Jovic
23. HOUJean
Montero
23. HOUJD
Davison
23. HOUWendell
Moore
23. HOUDyson
Daniels
23. DENBryce
McGowens
24. HOUHarrison
Ingram
24. MEMTyTy
Washington
24. MEMTari
Eason
24. MEMJulian
Champagnie
24. MEMNikola
Jovic
24. MILHugo
Besson
25. MIAChristian
Koloko
25. MILJD
Davison
25. MILHarrison
Ingram
25. MILHyungjung
Lee
25. MILBlake
Wesley
25. HOUWendell
Moore
26. MEMIsmael
Kamagate
26. MIAWendell
Moore
26. MIAMark
Williams
26. MIAOchai
Agbaji
26. MIAJeremy
Sochan
26. MIAPeyton
Watson
27. MEMEJ
Liddell
27. CHIOusmane
Dieng
27. CHICaleb
Houstan
27. CHIRoko
Prkacin
27. CHIOchai
Agbaji
27. CLEEJ
Liddell
28. CHIWalker
Kessler
28. MEMJaime
Jacquez
28. MEMOusmane
Dieng
28. MEMYannick
Nzosa
28. MEMDereon
Seabron
28. OKCNikola
Jovic
29. GSWJabari
Walker
29. OKCPeyton
Watson
29. OKCAminu
Mohammed
29. OKCBlake
Wesley
29. OKCChristian
Koloko
29. MEMYannick
Nzosa
30. OKCOusmane
Dieng
30. GSWMalaki
Branham
30. GSWBryce
McGowens
30. GSWJulian
Strawther
30. GSWBryce
McGowens
30. GSWChristian
Koloko
Player HighLowVariance
Chet
Holmgren 
132
Jabari
Smith
132
Paolo
Banchero 
132
Jaden
Ivey 
451
Johnny
Davis
41410
Bennedict
Mathurin
5116
Jalen
Duren 
5127
Jaden
Hardy 
62115
Keegan
Murray
6148
Kendall
Brown
61610
Trevor
Keels
72215
AJ
Griffin
82012
Patrick
Baldwin
8124
Dyson
Daniels
92314
Jean
Montero
92314
TyTy
Washington
102414
Kennedy
Chandler
12219
Blake
Wesley
132916
JD
Davison
132512
Tari
Eason
132411
MarJon
Beauchamp
14217
Ochai
Agbaji
142713
Nikola
Jovic
152813
Wendell
Moore
152611

References:

Sports Illustrated [Jeremy Woo]

Tankathon

USA Today [Bryan Kalbrosky]

Bleacher Report [Jonathan Wasserman]

ESPN/Draft Express [Jonathan Givony]

The Athletic [Sam Vecenie]

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