Giants seven-round 2022 NFL mock draft: New York lands Evan Neal then marquee edge rusher after trade down

The Giants are among the lots of groups with numerous first-round choices, and they have 2 swings at badger April 28 with a brand-new GM (Joe Schoen) and head coach (Brian Daboll) at the helm. Here is one circumstance that might play out for the NFC East franchise:

No. 5 total: Evan Neal, OT, Alabama

Neal is a plug-and-play right tackle who likewise occurs to come with a major quantity of benefit considered that he’s almost 6-feet-8 and 337 pounds. His pass defense is excellent, not terrific at this point. Yet he’s a Mack truck as a run blocker, providing him a great structure as he starts his NFL profession. 

With Neal and Andrew Thomas, New York will be set at 2 of the most important positions on the lineup. 

No. 7 total: TRADE TO VIKINGS 

Thanks to a report from NBC Sports, we understand the Giants wish to move among their first-round choices to collect a first-rounder in 2023. In this circumstance, Cincinnati cornerback Ahmad Gardner was on the board when the Vikings went on the clock. 

Completely taken with “Sauce,” the Vikings call the Giants about going up. The groups pertain to this contract. Minnesota gets its star cornerback to discover under Patrick Peterson for a season while New York gets that 2023 first-rounder. 

Vikings get: No. 7 total, Giants 2023 third-round choice

Giants get: No. 12 total, Minnesota’s 2023 first-round choice

No. 12 total (by means of mock trade): Travon Walker, EDGE, Georgia

This effectively might be Jermaine Johnson from Florida State. But in this mock draft circumstance, Walker was still on the board at No. 12 total. To me, Walker is “extraordinarily risky.” But would the Giants be captivated by him here, specifically after a trade back? Absolutely. Even me, who feels Walker is a dicey proposal might stand the Giants landing him at No. 12 total after a relocation down the board by that consisted of the acquisition of a 2023 first-round choice. 

With enormous, size, length, and a raw video game, Walker is an all-upside choice, comparable to what Gregory Rousseau remained in 2021 when the Bills chose him near completion of the preliminary. Schoen became part of that draft choice in Buffalo. Just keep that in mind. 

No. 36 total: Skyy Moore, WR, Western Michigan

Some fortunate group is going to land Moore at the top of Round 2 — I believe that’s where he’ll eventually land. In this mock, it’s the Giants, a group that has Darius Slayton, Kenny Golladay, Kadarius Toney and Sterling Shepard at receiver however requires more juice and depth at the position, for what is a make-or-break season for Daniel Jones or the next quarterback the group prepares in the preliminary of the 2023 draft. 

Moore is a do-everything, explosive, NFL-ready wideout who simply occurs to be a touch short — not rather 5-10 — however has excellent heft to his frame at almost 200 pounds. He can play in the slot or on the border and master any location. Seriously. 

No. 67 total: Zyon McCollum, CB, Sam Houston State

McCollum may not be here at No. 67 total. That’s how well he aced the pre-draft procedure at 6-2 and 199 pounds. We’re talking a truly impressive exercise in Indianapolis at the integrate. 

Given James Bradberry has actually been the topic of trade chatter all offseason, the Giants have actually made it recognized they have an interest in attending to the outdoors cornerback position with the long-view in mind. And even if Bradberry sticks in 2022, he’d be the best coach for McCollum as he makes his shift to the NFL from the FCS level. Bradberry played collegiately at Samford and has actually flourished as one of the greatest, longest cornerbacks in football. 

No. 81 total: Jeremy Ruckert, TE, Ohio State
No. 112 total: Malcolm Rodriguez, POUND, Oklahoma State
No. 147 total: Zach Tom, OL, Wake Forest
No. 173 total: Pierre Strong, RB, South Dakota State
No. 182 total: Eyioma Uwazurike, DL, Iowa State

Ruckert is too excellent of a skill to pass at No. 81 total. He has genuine three-down capability at the tight end area, which is definitely a requirement for the Giants. Rodriguez might provide Schoen some Matt Milano vibes, as he’s a smaller sized however super-springy, active linebacker with a splash-play tendency. 

Tom is the most twitchy blocker in this class. Just need to draw up a prepare for him positionally — he has NFL offensive take on length — however was under 300 pounds at the integrate. Maybe he’ll even settled at the center area, he has that kind of motion capability. 

Strong is a one-cut-and-really-go speedster at the running back area, and Uwazurike is a big, long, and really refined protective lineman who can play 5 method or win on the within. The Giants need to seek to include more depth in advance on defense. 

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