2022 NFL Draft: Predicting New York Giants’ top 5 targets

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Number 4: EDGE Kayvon Thibodeaux, Oregon

The New York Giants pass rush performed rather poorly last season, ranking 24th in sacks, 27th in QB knockdowns, and 24th in QB hurries.

It only makes sense that they look to add an elite edge rusher to pair with promising rookie Azeez Ojulari.

Kayvon Thibodeaux is that elite edge rusher, as he has all of the tools, both physically and mentally, to be an elite pass rusher in this league.

While previously, Thibodeaux was projected to be the No. 1 overall pick in the NFL Draft, his stock has somewhat fallen recently for some reason.

This should not deter the New York Giants from drafting him, however, as I truly believe he is going to be a fantastic player in this league.

In 11 games this season, Thibodeaux tallied nine sacks, 11 QB hits, 28 QB hurries, and 45 combined tackles. It is also worth mentioning that Kayvon Thibodeaux was dealing with an ankle injury throughout the season.

Thibodeaux is a truly elite prospect, however, due to some ridiculous reports, his stock has begun to slip. If he is available to the NY Giants at pick 7, they should heavily consider drafting him.