The 2021 NFL draftees have but to take the sector and the brand new season remains to be just a few months off. So, why would anybody be concentrating on the 2022 NFL draft at this cut-off date?
Good query. Quite a bit has but to be decided earlier than one can embark on a 2022 mock draft. Nobody is aware of who will land the place within the draft order and what gamers shall be obtainable when the time comes.
That apart, Luke Easterling of Draft Wire has given it a shot nonetheless. New York Big followers won’t be happy as he has Huge Blue drafting within the high 10 once more subsequent 12 months, which means they may have made little to no progress in 2021 after all the supposed upgrades.
With the eighth total choice, Easterling sees the Giants taking an offensive lineman, on this case Mississippi State offensive deal with Charles Cross (6’5″, 305).
The collection of Cross can also be one other telltale signal the Giants’ plans have gone awry. Their final plan was to have their two younger tackles — Andrew Thomas and Matt Peart — cemented in as starters by this season. Taking Cross signifies that one — or each of them — failed. That may very well be the explanation they’re drafting so excessive once more.
With their second first rounder, obtained from the Chicago Bears within the Justin Fields deal on draft day this 12 months, the Giants chosen Ohio State cornerback Sevyn Banks at No. 14.
A cornerback? Can’t have sufficient, apparently and the 6-foot-1, 200-pound Banks is on the high of the CB crop within the 2022 draft.
Within the second spherical, at No. 40, Easterling has the Giants choosing Florida linebacker Brenton Cox Jr., a 6-foot-4 move dashing specialist. One other troubling signal that this 12 months’s alternatives of Azeez Ojulari and Elerson Smith didn’t take and that nobody else on the roster stepped up, both.
In all chance, the Giants shall be selecting in the midst of the spherical on the soonest. Let’s say within the 17-21 vary as they need to be two video games higher this 12 months (8-9). That may point out that some issues did go proper in 2021 and their plan is taking maintain.