The 2022 NFL Draft is officially in the books and the excitement is starting to build for Week 1
The 2022 NFL Draft was one of the most unpredictable and wild ones ever. AJ Brown and Hollywood Brown, two highly-regarded wide receivers, were both traded for first-round picks on Day 1, and only one quarterback got selected in the first two rounds. The most controversial selection, Travon Walker, got taken first overall despite only have 9.5 sacks throughout his college career.
On the Giants side however, Joe Schoen hit a grand slam. In the first round, New York selected Kayvon Thibodeaux and Evan Neal, two prospects who were both in consideration to be the first overall pick.
Schoen and the front office took a creative approach to the draft, taking the best players available with their two first-round selections and then focused on players who best fit the Giants’ scheme and long term vision in rounds 2-7.
If you read between the lines, the new Giants’ regime revealed some key philosophies about roster building and how committed they are to certain members of the roster.
Here are the top 5 takeaways from the New York Giants’ 2022 NFL Draft
5. The 2022 QB is Official
If the 2022 NFL Draft told us anything, it’s that the Giants are fully committed to giving Daniel Jones the keys to the franchise again in 2022. After signing Tyrod Taylor in the offseason, Schoen has repetitively told the media that Jones is their quarterback and that there is no quarterback controversy, and his actions have backed that up.
Schoen did not select a quarterback in the 2022 draft or sign an undrafted quarterback to the roster. As the quarterbacks were dropping in the draft, the Giants had multiple opportunities to take one, including four chances to draft Malik Willis, who was widely considered as the No. 1 quarterback talent in this draft class.
The Giants are determined to use the last year of Jones’ rookie contract to determine whether or not he’s the future leader of the franchise. Schoen and Co. beefed up the offensive line and gave him another dynamic weapon in Wan’Dale Robinson. Jones now, arguably, has everything he needs to prove whether or not he’s the QB of the future.