Giants 7-Round Mock Draft

Giants 7-Round Mock Draft

Samuel Fung, Staff Writer

I have only done up to three rounds so far in mock drafts, but there are seven rounds and over 250 selections in each draft. The Giants have nine selections at their disposal, five of which are in the first three rounds. I ran a simulator to see what I would do if I were the Giants in this scenario, and here were the results.


Round 1, Pick 5: Ikem Ekwonu, OT, NC State

The most ideal scenario would be for the Giants to get Ekwonu or Evan Neal. Ekwonu can fit in any NFL team and would be an ideal starting left tackle. He could also play on the right, so that way Andrew Thomas could play his most comfortable position. Ekwonu brings a load of toughness and physicality, especially in the run game. This trait instantly improves the Giants’ offensive line, which was the worst of 2021.


Round 1, Pick 7: Jermaine Johnson, DE, Florida State

Having acquired the pick in a trade-down with the Bears in last year’s draft (Chicago traded up for Justin Fields), the Giants get one of the biggest risers of the draft season. Jermaine Johnson, like Ekwonu, can fit absolutely anywhere. He is coming off a great season at Florida State as well as a Senior Bowl spectacle which only further proved his superstar potential. He and Azeez Ojulari will make a dangerous pass rush duo.


Round 2, Pick 36: Lewis Cine, S, Georgia

Another rising prospect, Lewis Cine is the hardest hitter in the class. He has made a lot of plays in the run game, using his agility, speed, and physical toughness to become one of the nation’s most productive tacklers. With the Giants seemingly opting against re-signing Jabrill Peppers, taking Cine in this spot when he is available is almost a no-brainer.


Round 3, Pick 67: Phidarian Mathis, DT, Alabama

The Giants lost depth on the defensive line when Austin Johnson chose to sign elsewhere. With only one recognized defensive tackle on the roster, the Giants will need another lineman to do so. Phidarian Mathis will be a beast as a 3-4 defensive end, which will allow Dexter Lawrence to play his most familiar position, nose tackle.


Round 3, Pick 81: Kyren Williams, RB, Notre Dame

Saquon Barkley’s injury history is noteworthy, and a by-committee is going to be a need for Brian Daboll. Look no further than Kyren Williams in this situation. Williams works well as a receiving back and can work just as well in a rotation with Barkley relieving the latter once he gets tired.


Round 4, Pick 112: Martin Emerson, CB, Mississippi State

Martin Emerson is a long-armed corner whose biggest strength is as a zone corner who can also play press coverage on the line of scrimmage. He will be a good value pickup in the fourth round, especially if/when James Bradberry gets traded away.


Round 5, Pick 147: Jelani Woods, TE, Virginia Tech

At the Shrine Bowl, Jelani Woods made a name for himself as an uber-athletic weapon in the passing game. The Giants need more tight end depth after letting go of Kyle Rudolph and Evan Engram in free agency. Woods can start right away, which will be of great value for a fifth-round pick.


Round 5, Pick 173: Lecitus Smith, G, Virginia Tech

The Giants could use some youth at guard, especially if Jon Feliciano decides to move to center. Smith has the athleticism and technique to develop into a reliable starting guard within his first three seasons.


Round 6, Pick 182: Micah McFadden, LB, Indiana

McFadden has the makings of a star special teams player who could evolve into a rotational linebacker. He also has a proven leadership ability as well, which adds value to his draft stock.


This is likely the ideal situation for the Giants, who not only get solid young pieces to their roster, but some Pro Bowl talents on their roster for the future.