Updated (Thursday, April 28, 8:29 p.m. ET): Derek Stingley Jr. was selected No. 3 overall by the Houston Texans. This pick would have been a major surprise up until a few days ago, as Sauce Gardner was believed to be the top cornerback prospect, but Stingley's draft stock had soared in the days leading up to the draft. Check out our full pick-by-pick analysis here.
Derek Stingley Jr. is an interesting NFL draft prospect given he played just 10 games of football over his final two college seasons. There's no denying the talent he has as a cornerback, though, and many analysts project the LSU standout to end up as a top-15 pick.
If you're looking to familiarize yourself with the 20-year-old and his ballhawk capabilities, here's everything you need to know about the young cornerback.
Derek Stingley Jr. Mock Draft 2022
ESPN's predictions are from Mel Kiper and Todd McShay's latest mock draft. CBS Sports' predictions are from Ryan Wilson's latest mock draft. Sporting News' projections are from Vinnie Iyer's latest mock draft.
ESPN: Minnesota Vikings (No. 12)
CBS Sports: Washington Commanders (No. 11)
Sporting News: New York Giants (No. 7)
Derek Stingley Jr. Draft Stock & Draft Projection
- New York Giants (No. 7) - 1
- Washington Commanders (No. 11) - 1
- Minnesota Vikings (No. 12) - 1
If mock drafts are any indication, Stingley won't make it past the Minnesota Vikings at No. 12 and could even sneak into the top 10 overall picks. Aside from the three landing spots listed here, the Philadelphia Eagles (No. 15) are another possible suitor given their need for help in the secondary.
Derek Stingley Jr. NFL Draft Odds
NFL Draft odds from FanDuel Sportsbook have Stingley as a -125 favorite to be a top-10 pick in the 2022 NFL Draft. His over/under is set at pick 10.5, with -114 odds on both the over and the under. Two of the three highlighted mock drafts have him falling outside the top 10 and hitting the over.
Derek Stingley Jr. Stats
2021: LSU Tigers
- 8 tackles, 3.5 tackles for loss, 0 pass breakups, 0 interceptions in 3 games played
2020: LSU Tigers
- 27 tackles, 2.5 tackles for loss, 5 pass breakups, 0 interceptions in 7 games played
2019: LSU Tigers
- 38 tackles, 1.0 tackle for loss, 15 pass breakups, 6 interceptions in 15 games played
Stingley's best season came as a freshman in 2019 when he helped guide the LSU Tigers to an undefeated season and National Championship title. His aggressive style of play led to an SEC-leading 15 pass breakups as he was named a consensus All-American.
Derek Stingley Jr. Height, Weight & 40-Yard Dash
All height, weight and workout information is from NFL.com.
- Height: 6'0"
- Weight: 190 lbs
- 40-Yard Dash: N/A
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