NY Giants 7-round 2022 NFL mock draft: tackles, and edge help on the way

Alabama Crimson Tide offensive lineman Evan Neal (Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports)
Alabama Crimson Tide offensive lineman Evan Neal (Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports) /
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As the NY Giants enter the home stretch, the possibility of owning two top-10 picks in the 2022 NFL Draft looms large, for a roster with so many needs to fill

The NY Giants are in an enviable position, even after adding a “W” to the win column Sunday afternoon against the Eagles, potentially owning two top-10 picks in next April’s 2022 NFL Draft.

If the regular season ended today, the Giants would be picking No. 5 and No. 6 overall, by virtue of their own selection and the pick acquired in last spring’s draft-night trade with the Chicago Bears.

With needs across the roster, on both sides of the ball, particularly glaring along the offensive line and a dominant edge presence, the NY Giants might have their pick of some of the premier prospects at their biggest positions of need in Round 1, and throughout the board.

Sitting at 4-7, the NY Giants are theoretically still involved in the NFC East race, but with six games remaining, this is a perfect time to look ahead to next year’s NFL Draft and the help that might be on the way.

Here is our latest NY Giants 7-round NFL Mock Draft:

Round 1, pick No. 6: Evan Neal, OT, Alabama

Neal is the premier prospect at the NY Giants’ most glaring position of need on the entire roster and has the potential to serve as a bookend to 2020 No. 4 overall pick, Andrew Thomas, at right tackle for the next decade.

At 6-foot-6 and 350 pounds, Neal is a behemoth who is surprisingly spry in pass-protection, but an absolute mauler in the running game, which could make him an ideal fit for what the NY Giants need.

Through his first 468 snaps of the season, according to Pro Football Focus, Neal didn’t allow a single sack, despite playing in the SEC. If Neal slides out of the top-five picks, look for the NY Giants to run a draft card up to the commissioner with his name on it.