The 2022 NFL Draft has officially arrived, with this year’s top college prospects preparing for what will likely be a life-changing weekend in Las Vegas.
While the most touted players expect to hear their names called on Thursday, the first night of the draft, some are likely to celebrate with their biggest fans nearby.
Here’s what you need to know about the 2022 NFL Draft WAGs.
Fiancee of Pittsburgh quarterback Kenny Pickett
Athlete just like her future husband, Amy Paternoster is a senior from Princeton University who played football at the Ivy League institution. She and Pickett, 23, announced their engagement in January 2022, sharing photos of the momentous occasion on social media.
“I’m sick of calling you my girlfriend…here’s a life with the person I cherish more than anything. You make me a better person and I couldn’t imagine life without you. I love you. love more forever and ever!!” Pickett posted on Instagram at the time.
In a separate post on his page, Paternoster called the quarterback his “soulmate.”
Prior to the NFL Draft, Paternoster supported Pickett during the Scouting Combine, as well as her Pro Day, where she even poked fun at the controversy over her hand size.
Fiancee of Arkansas catcher Treylon Burks
Shelby Pearlman and wide receiver Treylon Burks have been a fixture since 2020, with the pair celebrating their eight-month anniversary in July 2021.
“You’ve taught me so much in the last 8 months! Not a day goes by that I don’t thank God for you! I love you little girl,” the 22-year-old Arkansas receiver posted. on social networks.
Less than a year later, Burks revealed in January 2022 that he had proposed to Pearlman, using the hashtag “For better and for Burks.”
Prior to the draft, Burks and Pearlman attended a Garth Brooks concert together in April 2022, catching the spectacle of what appeared to be a sequel.
Central Iowa Girlfriend Tyler Linderbaum
Together for at least 2019, Iowa center Tyler Linderbaum has long had his favorite fan: girlfriend Rachel Tandy. Earlier this month, when the 6-foot-3 athlete celebrated her 22nd birthday, Tandy posted a sweet message to her longtime beau on Instagram.
“Happy birthday to my favorite person! I have a feeling 22 is going to be a really good year!” she wrote.
Over the years, Tandy has posted cozy couple photos with Linderbaum, including a game day snap from October 2021.
“No better feeling in the world,” Tandy captioned a photo of herself embracing Linderbaum on the court.
Fiancee of North Dakota State catcher Christian Watson
Christian Watson put a ring on it less than a month before the NFL Draft. In early April, the North Dakota State wide receiver announced his engagement to girlfriend Lakyn Adkins, sharing photos of the proposal on Instagram.
Captioning the post, “4.4.22”, the couple – who have been together since at least 2018 – broke out bubbly in celebration of the life-changing news.
Adkins has supported Watson throughout his career as the Bison, including his final game in the fall of 2021.
“From your very first game to the last, even through covid, it was quite a journey. I am incredibly proud of you and all the accomplishments you have made throughout your academic career. I can’t wait to see where this next year takes you. this is just the beginning…i love you sm,” she wrote last November.
Notre Dame Security Girlfriend Kyle Hamilton
High school sweethearts, Notre Dame safety Kyle Hamilton, have been dating girlfriend Reese Damm for several years, with the duo even attending their homecoming prom together in 2016.
A member of Kappa Delta sorority, the South Carolina student has posted photos with Hamilton over the years, with the pair sharing a special moment on the court in November 2021. Although the pair have not posted a photo together for a few months. , the 21-year-old security recently cracked a joke in the comments of Damm’s latest post.
“Does she answer👀?” he joked, to which his favorite fan replied, “Tbh: idk u but you look cool, we should hang out sometime!”
Girlfriend of Cincinnati quarterback Desmond Ridder
Cincinnati’s Claire Cornett and Desmond Ridder have been posting photos of their romance together since 2017, according to The Spun. And while Cornett has long been the 22-year-old quarterback’s biggest supporter, she welcomed a new teammate to her and Ridder’s family in April 2021, daughter Leighton.
Four months after Leighton’s birth, the trio posed for family photos on the lot. Cornett joked on Instagram at the time that a lot had changed in the past five years, including his knowledge of football.
“I’ve come a long way for a girl who knew nothing about football 5 years ago,” she wrote in October 2021.
New York Post