Entering the 2022 college football season, it was widely understood that the top of this year’s draft class would be more highly-touted than the previous spring’s crop of prospects. The presumed No. 1 pick was Alabama edge rusher Will Anderson Jr. As the regular season winds down, however, that may no longer be the case.

ESPN’s Mel Kiper Jr. writes that there is “serious doubt creeping in” with respect to Anderson being the first to hear his name called. Expectations were high for the true junior in 2022, after his massive production from the year before. His 17.5 sacks led the country in 2021, and left him fifth in Heisman voting.