NFL Draft 2022: 5 prospects who could be day one starters for New York Giants

Boston College Eagles offensive lineman Zion Johnson (Mandatory Credit: Winslow Townson-USA TODAY Sports)
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The New York Giants could aim to fill myriad holes in the depth chart, and starting lineup, during the NFL Draft 2022

With the 2022 NFL Draft right around the corner, it is time to look at some prospects that have some incredible potential, who could be immediate contributors for the New York Giants.

Whether it be in the first round or later on, there are several players who have the potential to be day one starters for any team, the Giants included.

The first round of the draft is full of names with superstar potential, with players like Ikem Ekwonu, Nakobe Dean, and Kayvon Thibodeaux potentially being available when the New York Giants make their first-round selections.

Players such as the ones listed above are loaded with potential and have the capabilities to be stars right out of the gate.

HJowever, there are tons of other players who share this potential throughout the entire draft.

Here are 5 2022 NFL Draft prospects who would be day one starters for the New York Giants next season:

OG Zion Johnson, Boston College:

Zion Johnson is one of the most underrated players in the draft.

Whether it be his elite run and pass blocking, or ability to get out into the open field, there’s a lot to like about Johnson

Johnson is a tremendous two-way prospect, gaining a pass-blocking grade of 81.6, alongside a run-blocking grade of 84.4 per, PFF.

Using his tremendous footwork, strength, and handwork, Johnson is an animal in the trenches.

In 364 pass-blocking snaps, Johnson only allowed one sack, two QB hits, and two QB hurries, using his hands like mechanical clamps to make life a nightmare for opposing defenders.

Something the NY Giants needed desperately this season was a great open field blocker, Johnson would provide this, alongside his tremendous pass blocking.

Johnson would be a tremendous replacement for Will Hernandez, whose inability to block or diagnose defensive stunts cost the New York Giants throughout the season.

The Boston College alum has all of the tools and potential to start on day one and become a star in this league.