2022 NFL Team Draft Page

New York Giants



NEW YORK GIANTS TEAM NEEDS
Most recent team needs update: September 22

Starter Need High (P1, P2)
OT
TE

Starter Need Medium (P3)
RB
OG
NT
EDGE
CB

Mid Round Fill High (P5)
ILB

Depth Fill (P4)
QB
RBC
DL3T
DL5T
SFTY

Late Round Fill (P6)
WR
WRS
OC
OLB

Minimal Need (P9)


GIANTS PICKS/COMMENTS MOST RECENT MOCK
Results from Consensus Mock Draft: #5
Most recent mock draft update: 9/22/2021

R1
5
NY Giants
Zion Nelson
Miami
OT
Reach/Value:
-9
Height:
6'5"
Weight:
312
Zion Nelson NFL Draft photo
Granted the Giants have faced a couple of the NFL's most fearsome defensive lines in the season's first two games (WSH, DEN), but the 2022 OT draft needle is beginning to bleed into the red zone. Where Andrew Thomas is showing evidence of improvement over his disastrous rookie campaign, it's the ROT Nate Solder who may be ready for the porch at Shady Acres. The fact that 2020 RD3 pick Matt Peart cannot supplant Solder is problematic in and of itself. This particular Solder fail has Giants' fans enraged:


In rookie news, Azeez Ojulari (RD2-50) leads the team with 2 sacks though 2 games. He's been awarded 79 snaps, splitting EDGE snaps with Oshane Ximines opposite Lorenzo Carter. Problems are oozing up with RD1-20 pick Kadarius Toney. He's unhappy with his playing time after just 16 snaps (2 catches for -2 yards) in 2 games. It's wayyyyyy to early to even suggest that Toney is a bust, but he's not behaving like a professional. No other Giants' rookies are playing meaningful snaps, with EDGE Elerson Smith and CB Aaron Robinson out with injury.
R1
9
NY Giants (Trade)
Sam Howell
North Carolina
QB
Reach/Value:
+1
Height:
6'1"
Weight:
230
Sam Howell NFL Draft photo
NYG g CHI (2021 Draft trade)
Yes we know that, if a team plans to go hunting for a franchise QB in the draft, that team will not wait until the second of two RD1 picks. So we consider this pick representative of, first, the ambivalence of Giants' management to either commit or de-commit to Daniel Jones until they've seen more this season. Through two games the G-men are 0-2, though Jones is the 6th-rated QB by PFF. Look at his stats - 2 TDs versus 0 picks, 3.9% Big Time Throws (bottom 50%) and 2.3% "turnover worthy plays" (12th, not too shabby). This screams "game manager". That he's been pressured 28 times through those two games with 6 sacks - both top-10 (in a bad way) - perhaps just speaks to the defensive line quality of their two opponents (DEN, WFT).

The QB crop available in the 2022 are a shifting set of tectonic plates early on. Pre-season faves like Spencer Rattler and Kedon Slovis are slipping, while Malik Willis and Desmond Ridder are moving up. Sam Howell (our pick here) starting weak but looks to be righting the ship. Then there are emergents Matt Corral and Brennan Armstrong who are fast rising up boards. Could Corral be this year's Joe Burrow or Zach Wilson? At this point there are no "sure-thing" top-5 picks, but that could change as the NCAA season progresses.
R2
37
NY Giants
Jalen Wydermyer
Texas A&M
TE
Reach/Value:
-10
Height:
6'5"
Weight:
260
Jalen Wydermyer NFL Draft photo
R3
69
NY Giants
Emil Ekiyor Jr.
Alabama
OG
Reach/Value:
-1
Height:
6'2"
Weight:
324
Emil Ekiyor Jr. NFL Draft photo
R3
78
NY Giants (Trade)
Mykael Wright
Oregon
CB
Reach/Value:
-12
Height:
5'11"
Weight:
190
Mykael Wright NFL Draft photo
NYG g MIA (2021 Draft trade)
R4
105
NY Giants (Trade)
Zach Charbonnet
UCLA
RB
Reach/Value:
+11
Height:
6'0"
Weight:
220
Zach Charbonnet NFL Draft photo
NYG g CHI (2021 Draft trade)
R5
133
NY Giants
Mike Rose
Iowa State
ILB
Reach/Value:
-13
Height:
6'4"
Weight:
245
Mike Rose NFL Draft photo
R5
159
NY Giants (Trade)
Ochaun Mathis
TCU
EDGE
Reach/Value:
-16
Height:
6'5"
Weight:
247
Ochaun Mathis NFL Draft photo
NYG g KC t BAL (O Brown & B Bredeson)
R6
165
NY Giants
Kolby Harvell-Peel
Oklahoma State
S
Reach/Value:
+6
Height:
6'0"
Weight:
210
Kolby Harvell-Peel NFL Draft photo
R7
197
NY Giants
Jerrod Clark
Coastal Carolina
DL1T
Reach/Value:
-26
Height:
6'3"
Weight:
335
Jerrod Clark NFL Draft photo
R7
205
NY Giants (Trade)
Jaivon Heiligh
Coastal Carolina
WR
Reach/Value:
+5
Height:
6'1"
Weight:
190
Jaivon Heiligh NFL Draft photo
NYG g CAR (Santoso cond.)


GIANTS HISTORICAL DRAFT PICKS

Reach/Value (R/V) Explained
The difference between where a player is selected in the NFL draft versus where the player was listed on the final Drafttek Big Board for the season in question.
Example: A player who was listed at #50 on the Big Board and was selected at #35 will be a "Reach" of -15. Alternately, a player listed at #35 on the Big Board who was selected at #50 is a +15 "Value".

Simply put: a positive number is a Value pick, a negative number is a Reach.

YEAR RD PK NAME SCHOOL PSN R/V RV Val
2021 1 20 Kadarius Toney Florida WR Reach -24
2021 2 50 Azeez Ojulari Georgia EDGE Value +32
2021 3 71 Aaron Robinson UCF CB Reach -22
2021 4 116 Elerson Smith Northern Iowa EDGE Reach -93
2021 6 196 Gary Brightwell Arizona RB Reach -88
2021 6 201 Rodarius Williams Oklahoma State CB Value +63
YEAR RD PK NAME SCHOOL PSN R/V RV Val
2020 1 4 Andrew Thomas Georgia OT Reach -9
2020 2 36 Xavier McKinney Alabama S Value +17
2020 3 99 Matt Peart UConn OT Value +21
2020 4 110 Darnay Holmes UCLA CB Value +6
2020 5 150 Shane Lemieux Oregon OG Value +86
2020 6 183 Cam Brown Penn State ILB Value +59
2020 7 218 Carter Coughlin Minnesota EDGE Value +11
2020 7 238 T.J. Brunson South Carolina OLB Reach -142
2020 7 247 Chris Williamson Minnesota CB Reach -19
2020 7 255 Tae Crowder Georgia ILB Reach -98
YEAR RD PK NAME SCHOOL PSN R/V RV Val
2019 1 6 Daniel Jones Duke QB Reach -21
2019 1 17 Dexter Lawrence Clemson DL1T Reach -29
2019 1 30 DeAndre Baker Georgia CB Reach -4
2019 3 95 Oshane Ximines Old Dominion EDGE Value +66
2019 4 108 Julian Love Notre Dame CB Value +27
2019 5 143 Ryan Connelly Wisconsin OLB Reach -44
2019 5 171 Darius Slayton Auburn WR Value +18
2019 6 180 Corey Ballentine Washburn CB Reach -12
2019 7 232 George Asafo-Adjei Kentucky OT Reach -87
2019 7 245 Chris Slayton Syracuse DL1T Value +66
YEAR RD PK NAME SCHOOL PSN R/V RV Val
2018 1 2 Saquon Barkley Penn State RB Value +0
2018 2 34 Will Hernandez UTEP OG Reach -5
2018 3 66 Lorenzo Carter Georgia EDGE Value +21
2018 3 69 B.J. Hill NC State DL1T Reach -22
2018 4 108 Kyle Lauletta Richmond QB Reach -20
2018 5 139 RJ McIntosh Miami DL3T Value +30
YEAR RD PK NAME SCHOOL PSN R/V RV Val
2017 1 23 Evan Engram Ole Miss TE Reach -11
2017 2 55 Dalvin Tomlinson Alabama DL3T Value +0
2017 3 87 Davis Webb California QB Value +12
2017 4 140 Wayne Gallman Clemson RB Value +11
2017 5 167 Avery Moss Youngstown State DE Value +19
2017 6 200 Adam Bisnowaty Pittsburgh OT Value +0
YEAR RD PK NAME SCHOOL PSN R/V RV Val
2016 1 10 Eli Apple Ohio St CB Reach -12
2016 2 40 Sterling Shepard Oklahoma WRS Value +1
2016 3 71 Darian Thompson Boise State S Value +18
2016 4 109 B.J. Goodson Clemson OLB Reach -57
2016 5 149 Paul Perkins UCLA RB Value +68
2016 6 184 Jerell Adams South Carolina TE Value +66
YEAR RD PK NAME SCHOOL PSN R/V RV Val
2015 1 9 Ereck Flowers Miami (FL) OT Reach -5
2015 2 33 Landon Collins Alabama S Value +14
2015 3 74 Owamagbe Odighizuwa UCLA EDGE Value +52
2015 5 144 Mykkele Thompson Texas S Reach -24
2015 6 186 Geremy Davis Connecticut WR Reach -244
2015 7 226 Bobby Hart Florida State OG Reach -231
YEAR RD PK NAME SCHOOL PSN R/V RV Val
2014 1 12 Odell Beckham Jr. LSU WR Reach -4
2014 2 43 Weston Richburg Colorado State OC Reach -35
2014 3 74 Jay Bromley Syracuse DL3T Reach -51
2014 4 113 Andre Williams Boston College RB Reach -34
2014 5 152 Nat Berhe San Diego State S Reach -124
2014 5 174 Devon Kennard USC OLB Reach -29
2014 6 187 Bennett Jackson Notre Dame CB Reach -78