While Andrew Thomas has developed into one of the league’s premier left tackles, the rest of the Giants’ line could be better. They struggled to create space in the A-gap, forcing Saquon Barkley to cut most of his runs toward the outside. Luke Wypler is someone the Giants could take who could instantly help with this problem.
Wypler is an all-around center, equally as good of a pass blocker as a run blocker. He is an intelligent player who uses his hands well. He also has elite lateral quickness that is unmatched by the other interior line prospects in the draft. Wypler’s only negative is that he isn’t a physical specimen. He won’t beat you with his strength or wingspan.
Fixing the interior is crucial for the Giants to see success in 2023. Luke Wypler is a step in the right direction on day two of this mock draft.
With a healthy Adoree Jackson and Fabian Moreau, the Giants’ secondary is much better than people think. However, the drop after those two is significant. Darnay Holmes could have done better in his opportunity to take over the slot position after the departure of James Bradbury lV.
At only 5-foot-8, THT is way too small to play on the outside at the NFL level. However, he can make an impact in the slot. What THT is lacking in height, he isn’t lacking in experience or talent. THT gave up a 56.3 QBR on ~2,500 snaps while at TCU. The best ability is availability.
THT gives Wink Martindale breathing room and depth at the cornerback position. It will also lead to a fun training camp competition that should bring out the best THT has to offer.
With the century pick, the Giants make Daniel Jones happy by adding another weapon. Daniel Bellinger couldn’t break out for the Giants in the way they had hoped. Sam LaPorta is a true receiving tight end and has the potential to impact the receiving game in the way Daniel Bellinger was supposed to.
LaPorta has a larger route tree than a lot of the wide receivers in this draft class. He has elite hands and is excellent at taking advantage of being matched against linebackers. In addition, LaPorta is an athletically built prospect, allowing him to thrive after the catch. LaPorta’s big drawback is his blocking ability, which Brian Daboll and the Giants staff could coach up.
LaPorta has the chance to immediately impact this Giants offense, being used similarly to how Daboll used Dawson Knox in Buffalo.