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Two top-ten picks with endless possibilities to improve, the Giants have options in the NFL Draft.

The pick is (almost) in...


The NFL Draft is upon us, and I have never been more excited as a Giants fan. Well, I have, but in terms of a draft, this year the opportunities are truly endless. Having two picks in the top ten is phenomenal for the future of the team, the issue at hand will be if the guy they want won't be there.


Additionally, will new GM Joe Schoen move out of any of those picks? As a fan, I hope not, but from a business standpoint I understand if so (thanks Gettleman).

Their draft board is set, and the reason I included Dianna Russini's post was the second point, Daniel Jones option. I truly think he can be the guy, he just needs the right system and a hefty O-Line.


Do they say f-it and draft a QB? I truly don't think so, but you never know. I didn't expect Daniel Jones to get drafted 6th overall a few years back, so who's to say.


There are a few areas that need to be addressed. I don't care what anyone says but offensive line is the number one. I would put defensive line two, and secondary three. Improvements at the linebacker and wide receiver position would be great, but I don't feel in the first round that should be the move. I've listed ten possible picks for the two picks, and like I've said, the options are abundant.

 

WT Big Board - First Round Pick Prospects


Picks: 1:5, 1:7


Offensive Line

  1. Evan Neal, Alabama

  2. Ickey Ekwonu, NC State

  3. Charles Cross, Mississippi State

Defensive Line

  1. Travon Walker, DL, Georgia

  2. Kayvon Thibodeaux, Edge, Oregon

  3. Aidan Hutchinson, Edge, Michigan

  4. Jermain Johnson II Edge, Florida State

Cornerback / Safety

  1. Ahmad Gardner, CB, Cincinnati

  2. Derek Stingley Jr., CB, LSU

  3. Kyle Hamilton, S, Notre Dame

 

Top-7 Mock Draft

  1. Jaguars: Travon Walker

  2. Lions: Aidan Hutchinson

  3. Texans: Ickey Ekwonu

  4. Jets: Ahmad Gardner

  5. GIANTS: Evan Neal

  6. Panthers: Malik Willis

  7. GIANTS: Kayvon Thibodeaux


One of the two picks (if not both) has to be offensive line.


I think Neal is that dude. I would be happy with any of the three, but he is a brick wall who can protect Daniel Jones like no other. His lone sack allowed in 2021 came on the season's final play in the national championship loss to Georgia. A full season plus playoffs, one sack? Yes... Not only is he a premier pass blocker, but he will help the run game tremendously, which is a big win for Saquon Barkley.


I am very bullish on Kayvon Thibodeaux. It hurt passing up on Micah Parsons last season, so I would truly not want to replicate that feeling all season. His stock has fallen, but I feel he could be a steal of the draft.



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