2022 NFL Draft: 10 middle-round prospects NY Giants should target

Colorado State Rams tight end Trey McBride (Mandatory Credit: Jeffrey Becker-USA TODAY Sports)
Colorado State Rams tight end Trey McBride (Mandatory Credit: Jeffrey Becker-USA TODAY Sports) /
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The NY Giants have plenty of draft capital next spring, beyond potentially two selections in the top-10 picks

The NY Giants are set to have a ton of middle-round draft picks in next year’s upcoming NFL Draft, (two third-round picks, one fourth-round pick, and two fifth-round picks), it’s time New York starts looking at some possible prospects able to deliver real value at this stage.

This roster has plenty of holes, especially on the offensive line and at edge rusher, which could make those positions top priorities for the Giants during the 2022 NFL Draft.

Here are 10 middle round prospects who should be on the NY Giants radar going into the 2022 NFL Draft:

TE Trey McBride, Colorado State:

With it seeming likely that the NY Giants are going to move on from Evan Engram this offseason they need to consider replacements for the former first-rounder.

A good option for Engram’s replacement is Colorado State TE Trey McBride.

Now, while there is a decent chance that McBride is selected before the NY Giants make their first selection in Round 3, if he is available, the NY Giants need to consider drafting him.

McBride is a great dual-threat TE who has the ability to both block and catch passes at a high level.

Coming in at 6-foot-4 and 260 pounds, McBride possesses elite hands, great speed for his size, and is an amazing route runner.

Pro Football Focus gives McBride a 75.8 pass-blocking grade, which ranks 14th among tight ends in this year’s draft.

What separates McBride from most of the tight ends above him, however, is that he ranks first among all tight ends in offensive and receiving grades according to PFF. This ability to both block and catch passes is something the NY Giants have desperately missed due to Evan Engram’s extreme lack of blocking skills.

In 12 games played this season, McBride has tallied 91 receptions for 1,125 yards and 1 TD. Only dropping the ball three times this season.

If Trey McBride is available when the NY Giants make their first 3rd round selection I believe they should heavily consider drafting him. Not only would he replace Evan Engram but he also has huge start potential.