New York Giants fans have been looking ahead to the 2022 NFL Draft for quite some time, mainly because their team failed to be competitive once again last season. Fortunately, the Giants have two top-10 selections at the draft — No. 5 and No. 7 — so there's a good reason for the fanbase to be excited.
Well, that level of excitement could increase tenfold if ESPN's Todd McShay's latest 2022 NFL Mock Draft becomes a reality — specifically pick No. 5.
Giants Mock Draft
McShay projects Oregon Ducks defensive end Kayvon Thibodeaux to fall to the Giants at No. 5. That's a fairly big deal considering how the 21-year-old has been in contention to go first overall over the last several months.
The 6-foot-5, 250-pound pass-rusher has been a stud for Oregon over the last three seasons, racking up 126 total tackles (35.5 for a loss), 19.0 sacks, seven broken-up passes and three forced fumbles.
Kayvon's draft stock has fluctuated after he missed four games in the 2021 campaign and didn't exactly impress scouts at this year's Senior Bowl. Still, he has the raw talent that could make him a superstar for years to come, so the Giants would be thrilled if he fell to No. 5
New York's defense was lackluster throughout the 2021 NFL season. The Giants owned the No. 23 scoring defense while also finishing tied for the ninth-fewest sacks. Needless to say, it's easy to see how Thibodeaux could help fix the situation.
McShay also has the Giants drafting Mississippi State Bulldogs offensive tackle Charles Cross at No. 7. The Giants offensive line is one of the worst in the league, so it's integral for New York to use at least one of their two top-10 selections to help fix it.
The 2022 NFL Draft kicks off on Thursday, April 28 at Allegiant Stadium in Las Vegas, NV.
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