Giants NFL Draft Pick Predictions & Odds | 2022 Draft Team Needs & Futures Bets
The New York Giants have been a bit of a disaster across the board over the past few seasons. This year, they hold two top-seven picks, including their own and Chicago’s first-rounder, the seventh-overall pick.
The Giants enter the 2022 NFL Draft with an extra third and fifth-round pick, thanks to a couple of trades with Miami and Baltimore. Needless to say, this year’s draft is a real opportunity for the Giants to help themselves out.
Giants NFL Draft Picks 2022
- Round 1, Pick 5 (5th Overall)
- Round 1, Pick 7 (7th Overall, via CHI)
- Round 2, Pick 4 (36th Overall)
- Round 3, Pick 3 (67th Overall)
- Round 3, Pick 17 (81st Overall, via MIA)
- Round 4, Pick 7 (112th Overall, via CHI)
- Round 5, Pick 4 (147th Overall)
- Round 5, Pick 30 (173rd Overall, via KC)
- Round 6, Pick 3 (182nd Overall)
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Giants Team Needs 2022
The biggest glaring need for this team is their offensive line. Outside of Andrew Thomas, this offensive line was arguably the worst in the NFL in 2021 and will be again in 2022 if they don’t do something soon.
This rookie class has a ton of offensive line talent, and assuming the Giants don’t trade back with all their draft capital, it’s hard to imagine them not taking an OL with at least one of their first two picks.
Billy Price was traded to the Giants from the Cincinnati Bengals back in August, which means he went from one of the worst offensive lines in the NFL to another. Still, the Giants have massive holes and need help on the offensive line in the worst way.
Guard or center, take your pick here, but the Giants need to address both positions.
3. Wide Receiver
One of the Giants’ biggest duds last year had to be Kenny Golladay. Between Golladay and rookie Kadarius Toney — many people, including myself, believe Toney was drafted way too high last year — this group of receivers was one of the worst in the league.
Neither Golladay nor Toney caught a touchdown pass last season, and outside of these two, there really aren’t any pass-catchers on the Giants now that Evan Engram is in Jacksonville.
Giants May Also Consider Drafting: Offensive Tackle, Cornerback, Quarterback
Giants NFL Mock Draft Predictions 2022
- Round 1, Pick 5 (5th Overall): Evan Neal, OT, Alabama
- Round 1, Pick 7 (7th Overall): Tyler Linderbaum, C, Iowa
- Round 2, Pick 4 (36th Overall): Roger McCreary, CB, Auburn
- Round 3, Pick 3 (67th Overall): Christian Watson, WR, North Dakota State
- Round 3, Pick 17 (81st Overall): Lecitus Smith, OG, Virginia Tech
More Possible Giants Draft Targets: Malik Willis, QB, Liberty
Personally, I’m not a huge believer in the Giants targeting a quarterback in this draft, but it’s not out of the question. Daniel Jones has shown some promise at times, but has also struggled greatly at other times.
Many analysts are starting to predict that Malik Willis could go in the first few picks, and I’m not against it by any means. Considering the amount of picks that the Giants have and how early they are, you never know, but Willis could be someone on the Giants radar.
Giants NFL Draft Bets 2022
Giants UNDER 6.5 Wins (+110) at FOX Bet
As far as NFL Draft bets go, there’s not much out there at the moment outside of the first few picks that you can bet on. Strictly speaking for the Giants, the only future bet that I’d be interested in taking right now might be their total wins at Under 6.5.
The Giants have won three, five, four, six, and four games since 2017, meaning they’ve hit on this line in five straight seasons. Since 2010, this team has won 10 or more games just twice.
The way I see it, the Giants are going to be lucky to split games with the rest of the NFC East, giving them three wins max. More than likely, they’re coming out of the NFC East with two wins. Maybe not even that.
The only other games that they’ll have a chance of winning are against the Jaguars, Bears, Lions, Texans, and Panthers. Even if they somehow win all five of those games, you’re looking at seven or eight wins.
At the moment, getting positive odds on this one is not a bad bet to put a few units on.
New York Giants: UNDER 6.5 Wins
Bet $20, Payout $42