NFL.com's four-round mock draft
Festivities for the 2022 NFL Draft kick off exactly four weeks from tomorrow.
Each year, NFL.com's Chad Reuter puts together a mock draft a little different from most. Reuter takes his predictions beyond just the first round, publishing full projections for the first four rounds of the NFL Draft.
Reuter recently unveiled his four-round projections for this year's draft, which has some interesting names landing with the Giants.
Here are Reuter's picks for the Giants' first six picks, spanning Rounds 1-4.
Pick for No. 5: Evan Neal, OT, Alabama
Analysis: "The Giants did not re-sign veteran Nate Solder at right tackle, and Neal played that position his sophomore year at Alabama. Seems like a natural fit."
Pick for No. 7: Kyle Hamilton, S, Notre Dame
Analysis: "Hamilton's 40-yard dash time (4.59 official at combine; 4.56 unofficial at pro day) should be of no concern to NFL teams that value his range, football instincts and tackling ability. The Giants need a partner for Xavier McKinney in the defensive backfield, and Hamilton has the skill set to become a special player at the next level."
Pick for No. 36 (Round 2): Drake Jackson, EDGE, USC
Pick for No. 67 (Round 3): Trey McBride, TE, Colorado State
Pick for No. 81 (Round 3): Otito Ogbonnia, DT, UCLA
Pick for No. 112 (Round 4): Brian Asamoah, LB, Oklahoma
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Latest mock draft from Pro Football Focus
Pro Football Focus' Austin Gayle also released his latest mock draft this week.
In Gayle's latest first-round projection, the Giants address both the offensive and defensive lines with their two top 7 picks, grabbing two of the highest-rated players in the draft class.
Here are Gayle's updated picks for the Giants:
Pick for No. 5: Evan Neal, OT, Alabama
Analysis: "Neal should be a priority for the Giants if he's indeed available at No. 5 overall. He is one of the draft's top athletes regardless of position, with over 700 career snaps played at each of left tackle, left guard and right tackle. His single-season PFF grades also improved every year of his career at Alabama despite him playing different positions all throughout."
Pick for No. 7: Travon Walker, EDGE, Georgia
Analysis: "Buy into every bit of Walker's rapid ascent up draft boards. The former Georgia Bulldog is a 90-plus percentile athlete nearly across the board who can play anywhere along the defensive line. Production concerns are valid but also heavily correlated to inexperience and the role he was asked to play on defense. He played 500-plus fewer snaps than any of the top edge players in this class and has only ever lined up outside the tackles as a pure edge defender for 529 defensive snaps. Comparatively, Hutchinson, Thibodeaux and Purdue's George Karlaftis all cleared 1,300-plus snaps at such alignments in their respective college careers.
"Adding Neal at No. 5 and Walker at No. 7 would be an absolute home run of a draft for New York's brass. Walker can immediately play anywhere along the defensive line for the Giants and improve a pass-rush unit that ranked 27th in pressure rate (31%) in 2021."
NFL Media analyst Daniel Jeremiah released his final edition of the top 50 prospects in the 2022 NFL Draft.
Brian Daboll says Daniel Jones 'should be ready to go' for offseason program
Daniel Jones “should be ready to go” when the Giants begin their voluntary offseason conditioning program on Monday, coach Brian Daboll said Tuesday.
Jones missed the final six games of the 2021 season because of a neck injury he suffered on Nov. 28 against Philadelphia. The injury did not require surgery.
With his health and availability no longer in question, Jones can completely immerse himself in the offense Daboll and coordinator Mike Kafka are installing. Jones last year completed a career-high 64.3% of his passes. But he also threw for a career-low 10 touchdowns.
"I think Daniel – I've said this before – he's got good athleticism," Daboll said during his 30-minute get-together with reporters at the NFL Annual Meeting here. "He's made some really good throws. I'm sure there's plays that he wants back, just like everybody. I think going into it right now with Monday, we've kind of got it set the way we want it set. We're forging ahead and teaching it accordingly and we have confidence in the players that we have."
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NFL approves 2 rule changes; postseason OT altered
The most recent play Brian Daboll called was a 19-yard touchdown pass from Josh Allen to Gabriel Davis in last season's Divisional Round game between the Buffalo Bills and Kansas City Chiefs. If it occurred a year later, it would not have been his last.
The NFL announced two new rule changes, plus one resolution, on Monday as the league wraps up its annual meeting in Florida. The first change, proposed by Indianapolis and Philadelphia, will allow both teams an opportunity to possess the ball in overtime – only in the postseason.
It comes in the wake of one of the most exciting games in postseason history. Allen and Patrick Mahomes put on a duel for the ages as Buffalo and Kansas City exchanged the lead three times in the final two minutes before the Chiefs' Harrison Butker kicked a 49-yard field goal to tie the game as time expired in regulation. Kansas City won the coin toss, allowing Mahomes to lead a walk-off touchdown drive. Allen and the Bills did not get a chance to respond.
View behind-the-scenes photos of the newest members of the team touring the Quest Diagnostics Training Center.