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Giants Now: Your guide to the 2022 NFL Draft

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2022 NFL Draft Preview

Well folks, the wait is finally over. Draft Day is officially here.

Here is everything you need to know about the draft.

2022 NFL Draft Facts and Figures

What: 87th Annual National Football League Player Selection Meeting.

Where: Las Vegas, Nevada.

When:

  • 8:00 PM ET - Thursday, April 28 (Round 1).
  • 7:00 PM ET - Friday, April 29 (Rounds 2-3).
  • 12:00 PM ET - Saturday, April 30 (Rounds 4-7).

The first round will conclude on Thursday by approximately 11:30 PM ET. In 2021, the first round consumed three hours and 44 minutes. The second and third rounds will conclude on Friday by approximately 11:00 PM ET. The second and third rounds took a combined four hours and 26 minutes in 2021. The draft will conclude by approximately 6:30 PM ET on Saturday with the final four rounds. Rounds 4 through 7 took six hours and 42 minutes in 2021.

Time limits:

  • Round 1: 10 minutes per selection.
  • Round 2: Seven minutes per selection.
  • Rounds 3-6: Five minutes per selection.
  • Rounds 7: Four minutes per selection.

Giants Coverage

Big Blue Draft Night Live, presented by Verizon, will be hosted by Bob Papa, Carl Banks and Shaun O'Hara, with Madelyn Burke reporting live from Las Vegas. The show will air following each pick on Thursday and Friday and can be found on Giants.com, GiantsTV, the Giants App and Giants YouTube.

Big Blue Kickoff Live, featuring John Schmeelk, Paul Dottino, Jeff Feagles and Lance Medow, will air each day during the draft on Giants.com, GiantsTV, and the Giants App at the following times:

  • Thursday | 12pm - 2pm ET
  • Friday | 12pm - 2pm ET
  • Saturday | 11am - 1pm ET

Giants' current draft picks

  • Round 1: No. 5 overall
  • Round 1: No. 7 overall (via CHI)
  • Round 2: No. 36 overall
  • Round 3: No. 67 overall
  • Round 3: No. 81 overall (via MIA)
  • Round 4: No. 112 overall (via CHI)
  • Round 5: No. 147 overall
  • Round 5: No. 173 overall (via KC through BAL)
  • Round 6: No. 182 overall

View photos of the 2022 NFL Draft stage setup in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Final top 10 prospect rankings

For months, draft experts from various media outlets have been breaking down their top prospects in the 2022 NFL Draft.

With draft day here, some of the top analysts in the business have released their final prospect rankings ahead of tonight's festivities.

Here is the top 10 prospect rankings from NFL Network's Daniel Jeremiah, ESPN's Mel Kiper Jr., ESPN's Todd McShay and Pro Football Focus.

  1. Aidan Hutchinson, EDGE, Michigan
  2. Sauce Gardner, CB, Cincinnati
  3. Ickey Ekwonu, OT, N.C. State
  4. Garrett Wilson, WR, Ohio State
  5. Kyle Hamilton, S, Notre Dame
  6. Travon Walker, DL, Georgia
  7. Drake London, WR, USC
  8. Evan Neal, OT, Alabama
  9. Jermaine Johnson II, EDGE, Florida State
  10. Kayvon Thibodeaux, EDGE, Oregon
  1. Aidan Hutchinson, DE, Michigan
  2. Ikem Ekwonu, OT, N.C. State
  3. Ahmad "Sauce" Gardner, CB, Cincinnati
  4. Kyle Hamilton, S, Notre Dame
  5. Evan Neal, OT, Alabama
  6. Derek Stingley Jr., CB, LSU
  7. Kayvon Thibodeaux, DE, Oregon
  8. Garrett Wilson, WR, Ohio State
  9. Travon Walker, DE, Georgia
  10. Drake London, WR, USC
  1. Aidan Hutchinson, DE, Michigan
  2. Travon Walker, DE, Georgia
  3. Ikem Ekwonu, OT, N.C. State
  4. Evan Neal, OT, Alabama
  5. Ahmad Gardner, CB, Cincinnati
  6. Garrett Wilson, WR, Ohio State
  7. Kayvon Thibodeaux, DE, Oregon
  8. Derek Stingley Jr., CB, LSU
  9. Kyle Hamilton, S, Notre Dame
  10. Charles Cross, OT, Mississippi State
  1. Aidan Hutchinson, EDGE, Michigan
  2. Derek Stingley Jr., CB, LSU
  3. Charles Cross, OT, Mississippi State
  4. Ahmad Gardner, CB, Cincinnati
  5. Ikem Ekwonu, OT, N.C. State
  6. Evan Neal, OT, Alabama
  7. Kayvon Thibodeaux, EDGE, Oregon
  8. Kyle Hamilton, S, Notre Dame
  9. Jameson Williams, WR, Alabama
  10. George Karlaftis, EDGE, Purdue

See which draft prospects remain on NFL Media analyst Daniel Jeremiah's top 150 list.

Draft Season | Final 2022 Mock Draft

Tony Pauline, Eric Crocker and John Schmeelk conduct their final mock.

2:12 Picks 1-10

17:42 Picks 10-21

30:25 Picks 22-32

46:07 Final Thoughts

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