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NFL draft 2022 risers: Seven prospects who climbed the boards over the past year, including Jelani Woods

A real, honest-to-football draft "riser'' doesn't launch himself up NFL draft boards with some "remember when" pro day workout. He doesn't suddenly negate four months worth of games because his vertical jump made for good TV at the scouting combine (Jordan Davis' 40-yard dash not withstanding).

Instead, the real draft risers are the players who move their way up draft boards over the 12-plus months leading up to the draft -- little by little, game by game, visit by visit -- with a double-take workout thrown on the pile for good measure. So with just days left before the picks start coming in for the 2022 NFL draft, let's look at some of those who have gained the most ground in the class since last summer and why they climbed the board.