ESPN's Bill Barnwell applauds Giants' offseason
It was undoubtedly a big offseason for the Giants, as the team welcomed General Manager Joe Schoen and Head Coach Brian Daboll to the organization.
The new regime made a series of roster moves, adding veterans to shore up the depth at several positions and selecting 11 players in the NFL Draft.
ESPN's Bill Barnwell took a look at all 32 teams and ranked them in order on who had the best offseason, where the Giants landed at No. 6.
"Following the path the Bills took to calm down Josh Allen in Buffalo, Schoen brought in multiple players to try to replenish the offensive line, signing Mark Glowinski, Jon Feliciano and Max Garcia," writes Barnwell. "Ricky Seals-Jones and Jordan Akins were brought in to rebuild the tight end room. Tyrod Taylor, another former Bills player, was signed to back up Jones...
"Most importantly, after years of ignoring positional scarcity, the Giants focused on critical positions in the draft. Blessed with an extra first-round pick from the organization's first trade down in a generation, the Giants used the No. 5 overall pick on edge rusher Kayvon Thibodeaux and the No. 7 selection on offensive tackle Evan Neal. Schoen traded down twice in the second round and landed wide receiver Wan'Dale Robinson."
View every move made by the Giants this offseason in the gallery below.
View photos of every move made by the Giants during the 2022 offseason.
Two Giants land in PFF's top interior D-linemen rankings
Over the last few weeks, Pro Football Focus has been ranking the top 25 players at each position heading into the 2022 season.
On Wednesday, PFF's Ben Linsey came out with his ranking of the top interior defensive linemen in the NFL, which saw two Giants land on the list.
First up was Leonard Williams, who came in at No. 10.
"Few defensive linemen have been more reliable than Williams since he entered the league in 2015," says Linsey. "In each of the past seven seasons, Williams recorded at least 700 defensive snaps and at least 45 quarterback pressures."
Williams has not missed a game since joining the Giants during the 2019 season. In 17 games last year, the veteran recorded a career-high 81 combined tackles to go with his 6.5 sacks and two forced fumbles.
The other Giant on the list, coming in at No. 19, is Dexter Lawrence.
As Linsey writes, "Lawrence is a massive, 340-plus-pound presence on the interior who isn't just a run stuffer. His 74.0 PFF pass-rushing grade in 2021 was the highest of his three-year career, as were his 43 quarterback pressures. Between Lawrence, Leonard Williams and young edge rushers such as Kayvon Thibodeaux and Azeez Ojulari, New York is putting together an intriguing collection of talent along its defensive front."
Lawrence has missed just one game in his first three NFL seasons. Playing in 16 games last year, the 24-year-old picked up 2.5 sacks and five tackles for loss to go with his career-best 54 combined tackles and 11 QB hits.
View photos of the New York Giants' 2022 roster as it currently stands.
📸 Practice Photos: Action from OTA No. 8
The Giants had a very special guest stop by practice on Wednesday.
Two-time Super Bowl Champion Justin Tuck was at the Quest Diagnostics Training Center to watch the Giants take the practice field.
View photos of Tuck's visit and all of the action from Wednesday's practice in the gallery below.
View photos from the eighth OTA practice at the Quest Diagnostics Training Center.