3 Teams That Should Trade For a Giants' First Round Draft Pick

Larry Rupp
Three teams that should trade for one of the New York Giants' first round picks in the 2022 NFL Draft.
Three teams that should trade for one of the New York Giants' first round picks in the 2022 NFL Draft. / Kevin R. Wexler-NorthJersey.com / USA

The New York Giants have an opportunity to add a couple of top playmakers to their roster given they own the No. 5 and No. 7 overall picks in the upcoming NFL Draft. That may not end up being the plan considering the team is reportedly open to dealing one of those picks for a first-rounder in 2023.

The Giants could look to unload a 2022 first-rounder in order to save some money against the cap and build up capital moving forward. It's not an unheard of idea for a team looking to rebuild. With that in mind, here are three teams that should trade for one of the Giants' first round picks in April.

NFL Draft Rumors

1. Pittsburgh Steelers

The most likely scenario here is that a team looking to select a quarterback takes advantage of the Giants' willingness to trade and moves into the top 10. If that is the case, the Steelers seem like the perfect option. Pittsburgh signed QB Mitchell Trubisky to a two-year deal in free agency, but whether or not he can be a franchise star remains to be seen. Going all-in to draft Malik Willis or Kenny Pickett gives the Steelers an opportunity to stay competitive in a crowded AFC North division. Basing a deal around Pittsburgh's No. 20 overall pick and a 2023 first-rounder seems like just the kind of deal general manager Joe Schoen is looking to make.

2. New Orleans Saints

Yes, the Saints re-signed Jameis Winston to a two-year deal to return as the team's starting QB. However, moving up from No. 18 to No. 7 still makes a lot of sense here. Not only could New Orleans draft Willis to develop behind a veteran, but it could also opt to add one of the best wide receivers or offensive linemen in the class. The Saints lost Terron Armstead to free agency and have little pass-catching depth behind Michael Thomas. GM Mickey Loomis have proven in the past he is not afraid to make risky trades. Giving up a 2023 first-rounder to take someone like Drake London or Ikem Ekwonu could easily be worth it in his eyes.

3. Green Bay Packers

Of course, the Packers are another NFL squad that possesses two first-round picks in the NFL Draft following the trade of star WR Davante Adams. They are both near the end of the first round, though. Green Bay's front office has remained adamant about reshaping the offense for MVP Aaron Rodgers and bringing in an elite WR would be one way to do just that. The only downside is that no one knows if Garrett Wilson or Chris Olave will even be on the board at No. 22 overall. Making an aggressive move into the top 10 to grab a go-to target for Rodgers could end up paying off in a big way.

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