2022 NFL Draft: From the college perspective, New York Giants draft analysis, needs, picks, best value selection, and biggest reach
NFL Draft 2022: New York Giants Draft Analysis
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New York Giants Draft Picks: NFL Draft 2022
1 (5) EDGE Kayvon Thibodeaux, Oregon
1 (7) OT Evan Neal, Alabama
2 (43) WR Wan’Dale Robinson, Kentucky
3 (67) OG Joshua Ezeudu, North Carolina
3 (81) CB Cardale Flott, LSU
4 (112) TE Daniel Bellinger, San Diego State
4 (114) S Dane Belton, Iowa
5 (147) DT DJ Davidson, Arizona State
5 (173) OG Marcus McKethan, North Carolina
6 (182) LB Darrian Beavers, Cincinnati
New York Giants Draft Analysis: NFL Draft 2022
– Drafting is a lot more fun when you have a bazillion picks. The Giants – as hard as this might be to do – got great value at the 5 with Kayvon Thibodeaux and at the 7 with Evan Neal. Those are two cornerstones who should be great right out of the gate.
– They sprayed to all fields. They didn’t really load up at any one position, but that was sort of the point. They needed to crank up the talent and the options just about everywhere, and they got a little bit for everywhere.
– Wan’Dale Robinson is a good wide receiver, and San Diego State TE Daniel Bellinger is a good one, but there wasn’t much for the skill spots. This was a draft about the infrastructure, loading up on the lines and, again, with parts for the depth. This should be the gamechanging draft – at least it needs to be.
New York Giants Best Value Pick, Biggest Reach, Late Flier: 2022 NFL Draft
Best Value Pick: 1 (7) OT Evan Neal, Alabama
Biggest Reach: 3 (67) OG Joshua Ezeudu, North Carolina
Late Flier That Might Work: 5 (147) DT DJ Davidson, Arizona State
New York Giants Needs, Pre-Draft Analysis: NFL Draft 2022
– There wasn’t any pop out of last year’s draft – Azeez Ojulari came up with eight sacks, and that was about it – but this one has to dominate with the fifth overall pick, the seventh, and with three of the top 36 and five in the top 81. Fortunately …
– The Giants need an edge rusher and an offensive tackle. There are three elite edge rushers and two special offensive tackle prospects, so getting one of the need spots won’t be a problem. The same goes for the 7 – they might be able to fill both position needs, but more than anything else, they need to go with the Best Player Available.
– So who’ll be there in the first round for New York? Michigan DE Aidan Hutchinson will be gone by the 5, but between Georgia DE Travon Walker, Oregon DE Kayvon Thibodeaux, Alabama OT Evan Neal, and NC State OT Ikem Ekwonu, there’s no problem with that first pick. Neal might even be there at the 7, that’s a loaded spot, too.
The call? Neal or Ekwonu at the 5 knowing they can get – if they don’t want to go Cincinnati CB Sauce Gardner or one of the star receivers – Florida State DE Jermaine Johnson at the 7.
New York Giants 2021 Draft Picks
1 (20) WR Kadarius Toney, Florida
2 (50) EDGE Azeez Ojulari, Georgia
3 (71) CB Aaron Robinson, UCF
4 (116) LB Elerson Smith, Northern Iowa
6 (196) RB Gary Brightwell, Arizona
6 (201) CB Rodarius Williams, Oklahoma State
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