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

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Dante Stills, NY Giants
West Virginia Mountaineers defensive lineman Dante Stills (Mandatory Credit: Ben Queen-USA TODAY Sports) /

DT Dante Stills, West Virginia

With Danny Shelton and Austin Johnson’s contracts both expiring this offseason, the NY Giants are going to have to look for replacements. One replacement option the NY Giants should consider is defensive tackle Dante Stills.

In a recent mock draft done by Lines.com, Stills went to the NY Giants with their second fifth-round pick.

Stills is a 6-foot-4, 280 pound monster of a defensive lineman who can succeed in both run stopping and pass-rushing scenarios.

Tallying 25 combined tackles, seven QB hits, seven sacks, and 14 QB hurries, Stills is a menace to opposing offensive linemen and quarterbacks.

However, something that Stills seems to struggle with is his ability to tackle, posting 10 missed tackles this season. This could become a problem, however, it is something that can be fixed if the NY Giants make him work on it.

Stills uses his immense power to bully opposing offensive lineman. However, what he lacks in is burst. While Stills can still be a great pass rusher, he lacks in a burst off the edge which limits his use on the defensive side of the ball somewhat.

The best use for Stills would be to put him on the outside of the defensive line and move Dexter Lawrence back towards the interior. That way, Lawrence can use his massive size to clog up holes on the interior and Stills can use his power to bully opposing offensive linemen and make life difficult for opposing offenses.

With the NY Giants’ lack of both pass rush and run defense this season, Stills could be able to fill a big gap with his ability to succeed in both areas.