With the 2022 NFL Draft just weeks away, the New York Giants are welcoming some of the top visiting prospects.
As we work our way through the final parts of the pre-draft process, there’s big news near the Big Apple, as the New York Giants welcome some of the top prospects in the 2022 NFL Draft for visits before the big weekend. Per FanSided’s Matt Lombardo, Kayvon Thibodeaux, Ahmad Gardner and Evan Neal will all be on hand to visit the Giants ahead of draft night.
The “Top 30 Visits”, as they are often called, are used for a variety of reasons. Some teams bring in late guys to check out their character, recent injuries, or get an idea of some guys they’d like to target late or undrafted free agency. There’s a lot of interest in some guys who weren’t at the top all-star games, so a visit wasn’t possible early. Some teams, like the New York Giants here, invite the best players for final checks in front of the team’s brass.
There’s a chance the Giants will make it to the 2022 NFL Draft with all three Thibodeaux, Neal and Gardner on the board, depending on whether the quarterbacks leave earlier than expected or other rushers come off ahead of Thibodeaux. .
What once seemed like a near impossibility, the Giants are now one of the favorites to select Neal with this fifth pick. He would (probably) slip to right tackle, where he has experience, while Andrew Thomas remains on the left side.
As for Gardner, he is the favorite to be the first corner selected. The Texans and Jets could surprise him and take him early, but with James Bradberry’s persistent trade, the Giants all seem to want a corner early in this draft. Edge might not be this team’s biggest need, but getting a talented player in Thibodeaux to rush against Azeez Ojulari would be a huge deal for a defense that is becoming a well-rounded unit.
It won’t be at all shocking if the New York Giants end up with two of the three prospects listed on the first night of the 2022 NFL Draft, and those two will cement what many hope will be a turnaround with Joe Schoen and Brian Daboll running. the show.