With the 2022 NFL Draft in the books, let’s dive in and check out how the haul for the New York Giants lays the groundwork towards the future.
The New York Giants entered the offseason with a roster that featured a few overpaid and aging players. New general manager Joe Schoen quickly changed that by cutting the likes of Kyle Rudolph and Logan Ryan. James Bradberry is in line to join them, as the Giants are prepared to release him if a trade partner doesn’t come in at the 11th hour.
The new regime opted to not exercise Daniel Jones’ fifth-year option, signaling a “prove it” year is on the horizon for Jones. With the future in mind, the Giants relented from giving out any lucrative, long-term deals. Mark Glowinski, Jon Feliciano, and Tyrod Taylor all bring veteran cache with them to the Big Apple, and all three accepted team-friendly contracts.
New York Giants 2022 NFL Draft Grades
Following a bit of an overhaul, the Giants approached the 2022 NFL Draft as the building block of their new foundation. The way the board fell could not have worked out better with New York’s needs. They selected a pass rusher in Kayvon Thibodeaux and an offensive tackle, Evan Neal, for the next decade-plus with their two first-round picks. They followed it up with some great value picks throughout the rest of the draft, with only one move jumping out to me as a questionable one.
In the following slide, I list each draft pick and a letter grade for them. I will highlight my favorite pick, my least favorite pick, and a player from the later rounds that has the potential to make immediate contributions. There will also be an overall grade for the class as a whole. Without further ado, let’s get this started!