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Draft analyst Matt Miller's 7-round Giants mock draft


We are still a few weeks out from the start of this year's NFL Combine, but that has not stopped draft experts from releasing early predictions for the 2022 NFL Draft.

The conclusion of the Senior Bowl led to updated projections from many of the top analysts out there.

ESPN Draft Analyst and founder of The NFL Draft Scout Matt Miller decided to put together seven-round mock drafts for several teams in this year's draft, including one for the Giants.

Here is how Miller believes the Giants could use their nine selections, along with each players' 2021 stats, collegiate accolades and Pro Football Focus player comparison (when applicable).

First Round (No. 5): Ikem Ekwonu, OT, NC State

2021 Stats: 12 games, three sacks and 10 QB hurries allowed on 500 pass block snaps; 91.6 overall grade from PFF (93.8 run block, 78.3 pass block)

Accolades: Unanimous All-American (2021), ACC Jacobs Blocking Award (2021), First-Team All-ACC (2021), Third-Team All-ACC (2020)

PFF Player Comp: Kelechi Osemele

First Round via CHI (No. 7): David Ojabo, DE, Michigan

2021 Stats: 13 games, 35 total tackles (24 solo), 11 sacks, 12 tackles for loss, five forced fumbles, one fumble recovery, three pass breakups; 79.4 overall grade from PFF (87.3 pass rush, 70.2 run defense)

Accolades: Second-Team All-American (2021), First-Team All-Big Ten (2021)

PFF Player Comp: Dion Jordan

Second Round (No. 36): Christian Harris, LB, Alabama

2021 Stats: 15 games, 80 total tackles (45 solo), 5.5 sacks, 11.5 tackles for loss, two forced fumbles, three pass breakups

Accolades: CFP National Champion (2020)

PFF Player Comp: Christian Kirksey

Third Round (No. 67): Darian Kinnard, OL, Kentucky

2021 Stats: 13 games, one sack, two QB hits, four QB hurries allowed on 414 pass block snaps; 91.9 overall grade from PFF (91.8 run block, 87.8 pass block)

Accolades: Consensus First-Team All-American (2021), SEC Jacobs Blocking Trophy (2021), 2x First-Team All-SEC (2020, 2021)

PFF Player Comp: Deonte Brown

Third Round via MIA (No. 81): Jeremy Ruckert, TE, Ohio State

2021 Stats: 11 games, 26 receptions for 309 yards and three touchdowns

PFF Player Comp: Blake Bell

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Fourth Round via CHI: Alec Pierce, WR, Cincinnati

2021 Stats: 14 games, 52 receptions for 884 yards and eight touchdowns; 76.9 overall grade from PFF (76.4 receiving grade)

Accolades: Second-Team All-AAC (2021)

Fifth Round: Troy Andersen, LB, Montana State

2021 Stats: 15 games, 147 tackles (83 solo), two sacks, 14 tackles for loss, one fumble recovery, two interceptions, seven pass breakups; 86.3 overall grade from PFF (73.0 pass rush, 80.5 run defense, 86.4 coverage)

Accolades: Big Sky Defensive Player of the Year (2021), FCS ADA Defensive Player of the Year (2021), First-Team All-Big Sky Inside Linebacker (2021), First-Team All-Big Sky Outside Linebacker (2019), First-Team All-Big Sky Quarterback (2018), Big Sky Freshman of the Year (2017)

Fifth Round via KC (from BAL): Justin Eboigbe, DL, Alabama

2021 Stats: 13 games, 19 tackles (eight solo), 0.5 sacks, 0.5 tackles for loss, two fumble recoveries, two pass breakups

Accolades: CFP National Champion (2020)

Sixth Round: Jack Coan, QB, Notre Dame

2021 Stats: 13 games, 3,150 passing yards, 25 touchdowns and six interceptions on 65.5 completion percentage, two rushing touchdowns; 83.5 overall grade from PFF (82.1 passing grade)

*The NFL has not yet announced compensatory picks in this year's draft, meaning the exact numbers for picks in rounds four through seven have yet to be determined.

View photos of the best players ever to be selected with the Nos. 5 and 7 picks in NFL draft history.


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