Dorian Williams is another much-needed piece to this Giants’ front seven. Jaylon Smith and Michael McFadden aren’t the long-term solutions for the Giants at linebacker. While I expect them to add someone in free agency, Williams gives them a formidable young talent that could immediately start for the G-Men.
Dorian Williams is one of the most athletic linebackers in the draft. He is a sideline-to-sideline linebacker which helps him make key plays in pursuit. However, despite his athletic ability, he is a raw prospect that will need a lot of quality coaching to reach the next level of development.
Dorian Williams stands out in a weak linebacker class as a potential solution for the Giants’ struggles at the position.
As of this mock draft, Saquon Barkley has yet to be resigned by the Giants. I anticipate him returning to the Giants for the 2023 season. With that in mind, the Giants need more behind Barkley. Should the deal get done, Eric Gray would be a great backup to Barkley.
Gray is a violent runner who doesn’t shy away from contact. He is the type of runner who will lower his pads and not care who is in his way. While he works well in the screen game, he fails to create separation in other receiving situations. Should the Giants bring back Matt Breida or another receiving focused back, that wouldn’t be an issue.
Eric Gray is a great mid-round solution to the Giants’ lack of depth, and if Saquon does find a new home, Gray could be a quality lead back for the G-Men.
The Giants have the most mediocre wide receiver room in the NFL. While no one they have on the roster is particularly bad, they don’t have an actual No. 1 threat. Andrei Iosivas does nothing to help solve that problem. What Iosivas does do is give the Giants a pass catcher who could stretch the field as one the premier deep threats in the 2023 NFL Draft.
Iosivas has blazing speed and should be able to run by most NFL cornerbacks with ease. He has a quick release and acceleration that gets him off the line of scrimmage quicker than most receivers. Despite that, Iosivas does have trouble getting off of the press, which could lead to him getting jammed at the line of scrimmage.
While Iosivas most likely wont be the elite No. 1 option the Giants need, he is still an eclectic player who can help his fellow targets get open and have a few big-time plays up his sleeve.
One of the most successful college quarterbacks ever goes in the sixth round to one of the best fits he could ask for. Daniel Jones just inked a long-term extension, so the Georgia signal-caller would have little pressure entering the league.
Stetson Bennet would be a perfect addition to that quarterback room as a 25-year-old that can immediately compete for the QB2 spot.
As mentioned earlier, Stetson Bennett had a fantastic college career. The two-time national champion has the potential to be one of the best backups the league has to offer. Bennett Is a true leader and plays with confidence and swag. He has a decent arm and underated mobility. Should something happen to the man in front of him, Bennett will fit in well to Coach Daboll’s system
Caleb Murphy is an end of draft addition that could potentially see some playing time in 2023. Especially if the Giants experience any significant injuries to the interior of the offensive line. Murphy is mechanically all there and has the size to play anywhere on the offensive line.
Earlier, I mentioned how the Giants need some depth at running back. Ibrahim is another solid runner who could fill some depth for the Giants and potentially have a much more significant role for the team if he can stay on the field.
With their final selection, the Giants go with another rangy fast linebacker. Carlton Martial adds depth to the inside linebacker position the New York Football Giants so desperately need.