Washington CB Kyler Gordon taken early in second round of 2022 NFL Draft
In the first 40 picks of the 2022 NFL Draft, the Washington Huskies had two draft selections.
With the 39th overall pick in the draft—the seventh pick of the second round—the Chicago Bears have selected Kyler Gordon. He joins fellow UW teammate and corner Trent McDuffie, picked by the Chiefs with the 21st pick in the first round of the draft Thursday night, now in a fraternity of Washington defensive backs in the pros.
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Welcome to Chicago, @kyler_gordon! pic.twitter.com/D7u3GZszGg
— Chicago Bears (@ChicagoBears) April 29, 2022
Gordon closed out his four-year UW career with 98 tackles in 33 total appearances. He played just four games as a freshman in 2018, then was limited to just four games in 2020 as Washington saw its season decimated by COVID. He also produced three tackles for loss, a pair of interceptions, and a pair of forced fumbles while logging 14 pass breakups.
A two-time honorable mention selection for the All-Pac-12 team, Gordon was exceptional in 2021 and turned in a First Team selection to the all-conference team.
Among qualified cornerbacks at the FBS level last season, Gordon was the fourth-highest-graded corner in coverage, according to PFF. In 354 coverage snaps, he was targeted only 40 times, allowed only 20 receptions, and didn’t give up a touchdown. In fact, in 722 coverage snaps and 79 targets throughout the course of his career, Gordon did not allow a single receiving touchdown.