Big Blue View

● By Nick Falato
It’s NFL Draft week! All the speculation and smoke screens shall be exposed as we learn the true fate of Joe Schoen and Brian Daboll’s direction for the New York Giants in the 2022 NFL Draft. Using the Pro Football Focus draft simulator, I simulated my final seven-round mock draft of the cycle. I made one trade in the draft, and the board fell interestingly at pick No. 5 for the Giants. Surprisingly, the Jacksonville Jaguars selected Ahmad “Sauce” Gardner (CB, Cincinnati) at one, which allowed the Lions to choose Aidan Hutchinson (EDGE, Michigan) at two. As much as I love Sauce Gardner, it’s a great start for the Giants because all three tackles remain on the board for the Texans at three, who ultimately select Travon Walker (EDGE/DL, Georgia). The Jets then select Kayvon Thibodeaux (EDGE, Oregon) at four, leaving the Giants with all three tackle options at three.