New York Giants 7-round mock draft replacing lost veterans with young talent

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With the draft being right around the corner, it is time for the New York Giants to start thinking about how they want to draft.

After picking up some much needed bargain bin free agents like Mark Glowinski and Jon Feliciano, the New York Giants have patched some major holes on the offense. However, they are not done, as in this years draft class the Giants hold nine total picks.

If the New York Giants select the correct players, we could see a relatively quick rebuild for the team, as this year’s draft class is very stacked in talent on both offense and defense.

There are several players throughout this draft who could come in and immediately make an impact, it is just a matter of if the NY Giants can select these players.

Here is a full 2022 New York Giants 7-round mock draft: 

Round 1, pick No. 5: OL Ikem Ekwonu, NC State

With the Jaguars and Jets signing or re-signing multiple offensive linemen, it is seeming as if the chances of Ikem Ekwonu falling to the No. 5 pick are beginning to rise again.

If this is the case I believe the New York Giants must draft Ekwonu to be their next right tackle, as I believe he has the potential to be a superstar in this league.

Whether it be his dominant run blocking, ridiculous combination of size, power, and athleticism, or overall fantastic technique, Ikem Ekwonu is very close to being a sure-shot star in this league. Ekwonu is the definition of dominant when it comes to the run game, whether its at the first or second level, Ekwonu is always looking to put a defender into the dirt, or turf if he actually ends up on the NY Giants.

While Ikem Ekwonu’s size (6-foot-3 and 320 pounds) may suggest he is a better fit at guard, it is better for the New York Giants to use such a dominant run blocker and fantastic player at his more natural position of tackle.

Also, putting Ekwonu opposite Andrew Thomas will set the New York Giants up very nicely at the tackle position for the foreseeable future.