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

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Chad Muma, NY Giants
Colorado State Rams wide receiver Dante Wright (22) avoids a tackle from Wyoming Cowboys linebacker Chad Muma (Image via The Coloradoan) /

LB Chad Muma, Wyoming

A good player to plug into the linebacker spot is Chad Muma out of Wyoming.

Muma, 6-foot-3 and 242 pounds, put up some pretty insane stats this season tallying 136 combined tackles, three interceptions, 16 QB hurries, and one sack.

However, even with these insane stats Muma is largely projected to be a third-round pick, or later in most mock drafts. This is likely due to a lack of competition he faced during his college career. With Wyoming not playing a single top 25 team this season.

Even with this lack of competition, Muma still has a lot of the tools it takes to be a solid pro player. He is an elite open field tackler, great at disengaging from his blockers, and is elite at diagnosing plays, he is a true 3-down linebacker. Muma is also very solid in coverage, obtaining a 77.5 coverage grade from PFF this season.

These are all aspects the NY Giants desperately need to add to their linebacker core.

Chad Muma is one of the better all around linebackers I have seen in college this season. Showcasing great capabilities in coverage, run defense, and pass rushing. Muma is sneaky athletic, using his burst and speed to make plays for his defense.

Muma has all the tools it takes to be a starting caliber linebacker in his rookie season. All it will take is for these tools to translate.