Handing out the final grade of the NY Giants in 2022 NFL Draft

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It’s finally over after months of mock drafts, rumors, interviews, and everything else in between. The 2022 NFL Draft is officially in the books as football fans from across the globe are either happy or sad with their team’s new draft class. When it comes to the NY Giants, it’s easy to see that it was undoubtedly a rollercoaster ride of emotions all weekend long.

The general consensus is that on Day 1, the Giants absolutely nailed it. With two premium selections at No. 5 and No. 7, the Giants drafted one of the best defensive ends and offensive tackles in this year’s draft. Kayvon Thibodeaux and Evan Neal will easily be future stars on the Giants for many years to come.

Day 2, however, is where things got a bit weird for the Giants. They selected wide receiver Wan’Dale Robinson, offensive guard Joshua Ezeudu, and cornerback Cordale Flott. Robinson is the most concerning pick of all due to how small he is as a receiver and that at least for now, it felt like a reach pick for new general manager Joe Schoen.

NY Giants earn a “B” draft grade for their selections in the 2022 NFL Draft

Of course, one would hope to be wrong in this case but at any rate, a lot of Giants fans did not like the Robinson pick at all. Ezeudu was a very good pick and Flott is a decent developmental player that can be molded for the future. Not going to lie, Day 2 didn’t deliver as brilliantly as Day 1 did for the Giants, but Day 3 truly raised their draft grade big time.

On the final day of this year’s draft, Schoen really made some fantastic decisions with the final six picks in his arsenal. From tight end Daniel Bellinger, safety Dane Belton, an absolute beast of a linebacker in Micah McFadden, it looked like the Giants drafted key players ready to make some serious noise this upcoming season.

Then with a run-stopping specialist in defensive tackle DJ Davidson, a stud offensive guard in Marcus McKethan, and a human tackling machine in linebacker Darrian Beavers, these all earned high praise all across the board. In the grand scheme of things after putting everything together, the Giants earned a “B” grade for a decent job well done.

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Let’s give Schoen the benefit of the doubt since that Robinson pick didn’t go across so well at the time but if anything, he and his scouts obviously know more about any of us. Here’s to hoping they got it right with him and the rest of this new draft class because, on paper, the Giants earned a good grade in this year’s draft.