The New York Giants added two offensive linemen that have the capability of being starters in 2022. Former Colt Mark Glowinski and former Bill Jon Feliciano give the team experience and stability that they desperately need up front.
Andrew Thomas is locked in at tackle going forward, as he looked more and more comfortable at left tackle as the season progressed. The belief is that Feliciano will man the center position, with Glowinski sliding into either of the guard spots. That is already MUCH better than what they had in 2021.
I believe GM Joe Schoen is interested in bringing in another offensive tackle to round the unit out, but with Ekwonu and Neal coming off the board already, I don’t see them forcing a position at five in this 2022 NFL Mock Draft.
If they can’t find a team to trade down with, it would be wise to add the best talent on their board rather than reach for a fit. Hamilton is a great consolation prize for whoever ends up with him. New York has openings at safety and linebacker, Hamilton can dabble in a little bit of both positions considering how versatile he is.
Carolina Panthers owner David Tepper has voiced on numerous occasions that he will do anything for a franchise QB, dating all the way back to a failed attempt at a Mathew Stafford trade last offseason. The Panthers also tried for around 12 months to acquire Deshaun Watson from the Texans, even back before Watson was cleared in his criminal cases.
The Sam Darnold trade was a big swing-and-miss, and now the team has very little assets to work with this offseason. They did end up with the No.6 overall pick, but do not hold another pick within the first 100 selections. Needless to say, that makes this pick pretty important. There’s a real chance they roll with Darnold (or pull a trade off for Baker Mayfield), and if that’s the case then Charles Cross is the pick. My gut says Rhule vouches for Kenny Pickett, a guy that he heavily recruited to Temple, and gives him the chance to start early for the Panthers.