The New York Giants have their fair share of issues on both sides of the ball, something the new regime of general manager Joe Schoen and head coach Brian Daboll will have to fix. After addressing the offensive line at pick No. 5, the Giants turn their attention to the defensive line here at No. 7, getting Kayvon Thibodeaux.
There are many out there who believe that Thibodeaux will be one of the first five players selected in April, but if he falls, the Giants should be waiting with open arms. He is going to be a double-digit sack guy at the next level, and the Giants could use his playmaking ability on defense.
The Atlanta Falcons made a big-time change at the quarterback position, trading away former MVP Matt Ryan to the Indianapolis Colts. With Ryan gone, they then turned their attention to Marcus Mariota, signing him to a two-year deal to be their new franchise quarterback.
With a quarterback in the fold, the Falcons will try to put weapons around him, and they do so by adding Jameson Williams here at No. 8 overall. Williams is dealing with an injury, but he has star potential and could be the next Julio Jones for this Falcons franchise.
The Seattle Seahawks traded away Russell Wilson this offseason, and in return, they got some players and draft picks, including Drew Lock. Lock is someone who was once seen as the future in Denver, but he played his way out of that role, and now finds himself in the Northwest replacing a legend.
If the Seahawks decide Lock is the guy, they should go offensive tackle here, and Charles Cross has top-10 potential. He has the size and strength to be a starting left tackle at the next level in Year 1, and the Seahawks need big-time help along the offensive line.
Rounding out the top-10 picks in the 2022 NFL Draft is the New York Jets, who also held the No. 4 overall pick. With pick No. 4 overall, they brought in arguably the best overall player in this draft class in Kyle Hamilton, a safety who is going to have an instant impact in 2022.
At No. 10, the Jets continue to build their defense under a defensive-minded head coach in Robert Saleh. The pick here is Travon Walker, who has vaulted up draft boards this draft season and would be an excellent edge rusher in Saleh’s system.