3. Injury concerns are always going to be present
When the Giants are fully healthy, this squad is loaded with talent. However, injuries have been a headache for NY in recent years and the same can be said already leading up to 2022. We mentioned Shepard above, and it goes without saying, but he’s needed back as soon as possible to help out Jones.
It’s not only him, though, as a playmaker who has been missing in action. The other big name comes on the other side of the ball, with stud outside linebacker Azeez Ojulari missing the first few sessions due to a hamstring injury. Ojulari was put on the NFI list right before camp, which caused plenty of panic.
Last season, Ojulari was a force during his rookie campaign. He posted eight sacks, which set the new record for the organization for first-year players. Now that he’s put on about 10 pounds of muscle, Ojulari is ready for bigger and better things in 2022. Having Kayvon Thibodeaux on the field with him too is only going to help him.
Speaking of Thibodeaux, he himself was dealing with a hip issue earlier this offseason. It forced him to not be able to be a full go for minicamp. While Thibodeaux is out there making plays at training camp, people are always going to be worried about that hip. Let’s cross our fingers it’s not an issue for him during the regular season.