NFL Midseason Awards

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Heading into Week 11 of the 2021 NFL season, we’ve seen a lot of surprises with teams and players, many of whom could be looking at some major hardware once the season is completed. With that said, I’ve decided to hand out some midseason rewards to some players and a head coach heading into Week 11. I’ll look at who I believe is the Most Valuable Player, Offensive Player Of the Year, Defensive Player Of the Year, Offensive Rookie Of the Year, Defensive Rookie Of the Year, Comeback Player Of the Year, and Coach of the Year.

Most Valuable Player: QB Matthew Stafford, Los Angeles Rams

 

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Sure, Matthew Stafford has had a rough few weeks on the field, but then again, every player has a few rough outings every now and then. But the Rams knew what they were getting when they traded for Stafford, and so far, he’s been having an MVP season. He’s 1st in passing yards, 3rd in passing touchdowns, has a 106.1 QB rating while completing 68% of his passes.

Does it help Stafford that he’s got more options on offense now than at any point in his career? Yes, and he’s been utilizing his options to get them on the same level he’s been playing at. Jared Goff was solid for the Rams, but knowing a better option was available, trading for Matthew Stafford has looked like one of the better deals in the past few seasons. Stafford has the Rams looking really good and as a potential Super Bowl contender, and his contributions haven’t gone unnoticed. If he can put the past two games behind him, he’ll look like the front-runner to win the MVP, if he isn’t already.

 

Offensive Player Of the Year: WR Cooper Kupp, Los Angeles Rams

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If there’s anyone who has benefitted from the addition of Matthew Stafford on the Rams, its Cooper Kupp. Kupp has been looking like a young Calvin Johnson since he started the year, post up video game-like numbers in almost every game he’s played this year. So far, he leads all WRs in receptions (85), receiving yards (1,141), and receiving touchdowns (10).

Heading into this season, many didn’t believe that Kupp would show out and potentially break a record (most receiving yards in a season), but he’s proven to have instant chemistry with his new QB. Many are saying that Kupp could be the first player in NFL history to have 2,000 receiving yards in a season, and for good reason. His performance so far has been one for the record books, and at this rate, I can see him getting 2,000 receiving yards, and winning OPOTY.

 

Defensive Player Of the Year: CB Trevon Diggs, Dallas Cowboys

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Not all cornerbacks have the hands like a wide receiver, but Diggs has proven that he can catch the ball at any point in the game. Being the brother of Buffalo Bills WR Stefon Diggs, who’s known for his great hands and being one of the best WRs in the NFL right now, Trevon Diggs has been a QB’s nightmare on the defensive side of the ball. His 8 interceptions through 10 weeks currently leads the NFL, and he’s currently tied for 1st (with safety mike Edwards of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers) for INT TDs.

His presence in the secondary has made the Cowboys job of producing wins a lot easier, and his ability to intercept passes only adds to what has been a great season for him. Some might say Myles Garrett of the Cleveland Browns deserves it over Diggs, but a cornerback who can change the dynamic of the game in an instant is hard to go against. Trevon Diggs is having an impressive year, and he should be rewarded for it with the DPOTY.

Offensive Rookie Of the Year: WR Ja’Marr Chase, Cincinnati Bengals

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Personally, at the 2021 NFL Draft, I was hoping that the Bengals would select OT Penei Sewell, just so the Bengals could have a guy to protect QB Joe Burrow. Instead, the Bengals go back to LSU in the 1st round and select Joe Burrow’s former teammate Ja’Marr Chase. The chemistry was always there at LSU, but the NFL is a different ball game. With Ja’Marr Chase saying before the season that he had a hard time seeing the ball, there were some questions about him adjusting to the NFL. Through 10 weeks, Chase has put those questions to rest.

His 44 receptions don’t jump out immediately, until you realize that he’s leading all rookie WRs in receiving yards (835) and receiving touchdowns (7). Arguably being the best WR the Bengals have had since Chad Johnson (or Ochocinco) and having great chemistry with Joe Burrow has helped his cause and the Bengals chances of making the postseason. Bengals management knew what they were getting when they drafted Chase, but they must be impressed by how much he’s producing. LSU has produced great WRs over the years (OBJ, Justin Jefferson), and Chase is proving he belongs among the best WRs in the NFL. Without him, the Bengals may not be in postseason contention, and being rewarded with OROTY sounds fitting for him for the season he’s had.

Defensive Rookie Of the Year: LB Micah Parsons, Dallas Cowboys

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Being chosen 12th overall by the Dallas Cowboys in the 2021 NFL Draft, and being one of the better defensive players in the draft, Parsons had a lot of expectations heading into his rookie year. The Cowboys defense has been one of the strong points this season, and Micah Parsons has certainly helped keep opposing offenses out of the end zone and off the board.

Through 9 games, Parsons has 55 tackles (41 solo, 14 assisted), 6 sacks, 2 passes defended and a forced fumble. Being paired with Leighton Vander Esch has helped the Cowboys linebacking core look its best in years, and having a season as a rookie that has him looking like a defensive star of the future should have Cowboys fans excited. He’s put an emphasis on taking pressure off the secondary and D-Line, and the way he’s producing, he’s my front runner for DROTY.

Comeback Player Of the Year: QB Dak Prescott, Dallas Cowboys

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Dak Prescott’s career has been an underdog story. Being drafted in the 4th round in the 2016 NFL Draft to starting the season opener his rookie year to becoming one of the best QBs in the league when no one thought he would do much when he was drafted, he has revitalized the Cowboys back to relevance, and he could’ve done great things last year until an ankle injury in Week 5 of the 2020 season ended his season, and the Cowboys chances for postseason success, prematurely.

This year, Prescott has came back and lifted the Cowboys to a 7-2 record through nine games, while posting 20 passing touchdowns to 5 interceptions, completing 70% of his passes while posting a 110.8 QB rating. Starting for the Cowboys comes with a lot of pressure, as everyone watches what the Cowboys do, but Prescott has silenced the critics about him and the Cowboys, who are looking like Super Bowl contenders. We’ve seen how the Cowboys are without Prescott starting, and his dominant play after coming back from an injury have put the Cowboys on the path to success. After the year he and the Cowboys had last season, he’s redeemed himself so far and should be the Comeback POTY.

Coach of the Year: Mike Vrabel, Tennessee Titans

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Vrabel’s career on the field helping the New England Patriots has been spectacular. Even more spectacular is his ability to coach the Titans to being a major competitor in the NFL. For starters, QB Ryan Tannehill didn’t have a great start to his career with the Miami Dolphins. Once he got signed by the Titans, Tannehill quickly became a top-tier QB under Mike Vrabel’s guidance. He may not be having a good year so far, but the Titans are racking up wins with Tannehill at QB. Another athlete that has taken major steps under Mike Vrabel is Derrick Henry. Before he got injured, Henry looked like the front-runner for the MVP. But no Henry, no problem for Vrabel.

Vrabel has the Titans sitting at 8-2 so far, with wins against The Kansas City Chiefs, Buffalo Bills and the Los Angeles Rams this season. With the best record in the AFC South and tied for the best record in the NFL (with the Arizona Cardinals and the Green Bay Packers), Vrabel has the Titans looking very good heading into the 2nd half of the regular season. His ability to adapt to injuries and beat top-tier teams have shown us that Vrabel is doing his job wonderfully and that the Titans should be taken seriously. Getting the Titans out of obscurity and putting them on a path to success, he’s my choice for Coach of the Year.

Stephen D’Alesio’s NFL Midseason Mock Draft

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We’re heading into Week 9 of the NFL, and there has been a lot of surprises. The Bengals are winning games, Kansas City could be doing better than 4-4 and Cooper Kupp is leading the NFL in receiving yards and receiving touchdowns. Its been an eventful season so far, and while teams are shifting their way through the standings, we got the NFL Draft picture getting a little bit clearer. With that being said, let’s get started with a midseason NFL Mock Draft.

  1. Detroit Lions: Kayvon Thibodeaux, EDGE, Oregon.

Detroit has a lot of issues, and Thibodeaux is arguably the best player in the draft. Getting Thibodeaux won’t fix all of the Lions issues, but getting Thibodeaux is a great start to turn the franchise around.

2. Houston Texans: Matt Corral, QB, Ole Miss.

Houston will not have much of an option if Deshaun Watson gets traded or outright doesn’t report to Houston at all. Getting Corral would definitely help with the Texans QB situation.

3. Philadelphia Eagles (via Miami Dolphins): Derek Stingley Jr., CB, LSU.

The secondary has been an issue for the Eagles defense for a while, and although Darius Slay has helped the secondary, he could use some additional help. Getting Stingley would improve the Eagles secondary and defense tremendously.

4. Jacksonville Jaguars: Evan Neal, OT, Alabama.

Trevor Lawrence needs to be protected by the offensive line, and Evan Neal is the best offensive lineman in this draft. This should be an easy decision for the Jaguars.

5. New York Jets: Kenyon Green, OG, Texas A&M.

Zach Wilson got injured, and even though Kyle Hamilton is still out there, protecting Wilson should be an option. Neal got chosen with the previous pick, but Green is still a good option for the Jets.

6. New York Giants: Kyle Hamilton, S, Notre Dame.

It’d be surprising if Kyle Hamilton isn’t chosen by now, but if he’s still on the board, the Giants should get him, which will help the teams secondary and give the Giants a nice safety duo with him and Xavier McKinney.

7. Washington Football Team: Desmond Ridder, QB, Cincinnati.

Taylor Heinicke is not the long-term answer for Washington, and Desmond Ridder has proven his worth so far to be a QB1 for any team. Washington will probably get him here.

8. Philadelphia Eagles: DeMarvin Leal, DL, Texas A&M.

Fletcher Cox may not be an Eagle after this season, and Leal can play anywhere on the defensive line. An ideal fit for both Leal and the Eagles.

9. New York Jets (via Seattle Seahawks): Aidan Hutchinson, EDGE, Michigan.

On both lines, the Jets need solutions, and having chosen Kenyon Green for O-Line help, they’ll probably look to Aidan Hutchinson for the D-Line, who’s got the strength to get to the backfield and make defensive stops.

10. Denver Broncos: Malik Willis, QB, Liberty.

Von Miller getting traded hurts, but not as much as not getting a QB1 for the future. Willis is a versatile QB who can throw and run the ball, and can be a leader for this franchise, which it hasn’t had on offense for a while.

11. New England Patriots: Chris Olave, WR, Ohio State.

Mac Jones has proven so far that he can throw the ball, but he needs a reliable receiver who can step up immediately. Olave fits what Jones and the Patriots are looking for.

12. Carolina Panthers: Ikem Ekwonu, G, NC State.

Panthers will probably stick with Darnold for another year, but repeated injuries to Christian McCaffrey and an inability to run the ball makes the RB position in Carolina tougher than usual. Getting Ekwonu should ease those concerns.

13. New York Giants (via Chicago Bears): Tyler Linderbaum, C, Iowa.

Once again, the Giants issues on the offensive line has gotten them to use another 1st round pick on an O-Lineman. Linderbaum is a major upgrade over Billy Price and can steady the offense with his prescense.

14. Miami Dolphins (via San Francisco 49ers): Charles Cross, OT, Mississippi State.

Tua Tagovailoa’s durability and question as a long-term solution to the Dolphins QB problem hasn’t been helped with an unsteady O-Line. Cross should help Tua find more time in the pocket to prove himself and get the Dolphins wins.

15. Philadelphia Eagles (via Indianapolis Colts): Garrett Wilson, WR, Ohio State.

Another 1st round pick for the Eagles, and they decide to get Wilson, who should make the Eagles WR position less of a liability and gives QB Jalen Hurts more playmakers for him to work with.

16. Atlanta Falcons: George Karlaftis, EDGE, Purdue.

An athletic guy who can move around the O-Line and can get to the backfield is a guy the Falcons should want. He could be a leader of the D-Line in Atlanta and be an asset for the team.

17. Minnesota Vikings: Kaiir Elam, CB, Florida.

Patrick Peterson is only in Minnesota for this year and Bashaud Breeland has been disappointing. Getting Elam would be a wise move for a Vikings team in need of secondary help.

18. Pittsburgh Steelers: Kenny Pickett, QB, Pittsburgh.

A welcome sight for many Steelers fans. Pickett has stepped up into the 1st round with outstanding play, and the possibility of the hometown kid replacing future Hall-of-Famer Ben Roethlisberger while also stabilizing the Steelers QB in the future is a win for everyone.

19. New Orleans Saints: Nicholas Petit-Frere, OT, Ohio State.

Jameis Winston going down for the year and having Taysom Hill and Trevor Siemian as your QBs isn’t ideal, but protecting them is. Petit-Frere may be a surprise here, but the Saints could use him to protect their investment in Winston.

20. Tennessee Titans: Drake Jackson, EDGE, USC.

Defensive line should be the focus for the Titans. A slow start aside, Jackson has been as valuable on the D-Line as anyone else in the draft, and with questions surrounding the Titans defense after this season, he’d be a good pick for the Titans.

21. Kansas City Chiefs: Myjai Sanders, EDGE, Cincinnati.

Frank Clark being injured and Chris Jones not adjusting well to his position change has only added to the Chiefs problems. Drafting Sanders means Jones can go back to his original position and Frank Clark’s absence isn’t as big of an issue as before.

22. Cincinnati Bengals: Jaxson Kirkland, OT, Washington.

Drafting Ja’Marr Chase was an excellent move for the Bengals, but the O-Line still needs help. Getting Kirkland to play opposite Jonah Williams will make QB Joe Burrow’s job easier.

23. Las Vegas Raiders: Drake London, WR, USC.

The situation surrounding Henry Ruggs III is terrible, and his career is likely over. Having a hole in WR means replacing him, and even though London broke his ankle previously, he’s arguably the Raiders best option.

24. Cleveland Browns: Jordan Davis, DT, Georgia.

With Malik Jackson hitting free agency after the season and Malik McDowell not producing as much, Davis gives Cleveland a complementary player to play alongside Myles Garrett, and make an impact on the D-Line.

25. Dallas Cowboys: Treylon Burks, WR, Arkansas.

The defense has surprised many on the Cowboys for good reason, so going offense wouldn’t be bad. Plus with Michael Gallup and Cedrick Wilson heading to free agency after the season, Burks could fill in the void should they choose to walk.

26. Green Bay Packers: George Pickens, WR, Georgia.

Even if Aaron Rodgers leaves Green Bay after the season, Jordan Love is still there at QB. Getting him a WR for him to build chemistry with is a start to rebuild the Packers WR depth chart.

27. Arizona Cardinals: Adam Anderson, EDGE, Georgia.

JJ Watt’s injury leaves much to be desired for Arizona’s defense. Getting Anderson will provide depth on the Cardinals D-Line and some youth to learn from JJ Watt.

28. Baltimore Ravens: Trevor Penning, OT, Northern Iowa.

An offensive tackle who compliments the run game and can step up immediately is a guy the Ravens should get. Penning should give Lamar Jackson and the offense room to work with, plus he fits the Ravens offensive style.

29. Los Angeles Chargers: Jahan Dotson, WR, Penn State.

Mike Williams may not be a Charger after this season, and Justin Herbert could use another playmaker at WR. Dotson provides athleticism and speed to Herbert, with an ability to become a solid WR.

30. Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Andrew Booth Jr., CB, Clemson.

Tampa Bay’s secondary has had more than its share of injuries, so getting Booth would be a welcome addition to a depleted secondary unit.

31. Buffalo Bills: Christian Harris, LB, Alabama.

Harris being available here for the Bills would be a welcome sight for them. Secondary depth aside, having Harris in Buffalo’s defense would turn their defense from good to great.

32. Detroit Lions (via Los Angeles Rams): Sam Howell, QB, North Carolina.

The Lions wait until the end of the 1st round to get their QB, and while Howell may not have the same hype as the other QBs in this draft, his versatility and arm should be enough for the Lions to choose him.

New York Giants Midseason Grades

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We’re just about halfway through the NFL season and I’ve decided that now would be a good time to hand out some midseason grades for the New York Giants. As of now, the Giants currently sit with a 2-5 record through 7 weeks, and while the record may not be what many were hoping for the Giants to have, there is reason for optimism. The grades I’ll be handing out today will look at the offense, defense, special teams, and management for the New York Giants.

Offense

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Grade: C+

Good news: Daniel Jones has a lot of options on offense. Bad news: most of those options have been hurt at some point during the season so far. Dave Gettleman did a good job during the offseason to get Daniel Jones some help on offense in order to right the ship. Unfortunately, not all of those pieces have played together cohesively. Saquon Barkley, the Giants star running back, has tried to get back to being the guy he was during his rookie year, however, a low-grade ankle sprain suffered against the Dallas Cowboys in Week 5 has prevented him from playing until at least Week 9 against the Las Vegas Raiders. Kenny Golladay, the prized offseason addition of the Giants, has been hurt for a few weeks, but when on the field, he looks like a WR1, which is something the Giants desperately need. Sterling Shepard has dealt with injury issues and has been out for a few games himself. The offensive line has its toll of injuries as well. OT Andrew Thomas, a sophomore OT who has shown potential to be an anchor on the offensive line, has been placed on injured reserve but should be back this season with foot and ankle injuries, which can’t be said about center Nick Gates, who’s likely done for the year with a broken leg. TE Evan Engram has dealt with his share of injuries so far, but he’s on the field for the Giants. With all these injuries, it’s easy to see why the Giants offense hasn’t performed up to expectations, so where’s the good news?

RB Devontae Booker has been a solid backup option for the Giants, stepping up for them with Saquon Barkley out. Rookie WR Kadarius Toney leads the team in receiving yards through 7 weeks. Although he’s yet to find the endzone, the potential for him is there and we’re starting to see some of it. QB Daniel Jones has been a steady presence for the Giants. Although he’s been inconsistent at times, yesterday against Carolina, he looked like a swiss-army knife on offense, throwing, rushing, and receiving (yes, receiving) the ball with one hand that reminded a lot of people of Odell Beckham Jr against Dallas in his rookie year.

I would’ve given the Giants a lower grade on offense, but yesterday’s game convinced me that the Giants can win if they figure things out properly. It was an impressive win against the Carolina Panthers, but we still need to see more of this consistently and for the Giants to have their best players out there.

 

Defense

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Grade: C

The Giants defense was one of their strong points last season, but it looks like the defense has regressed a little bit. While many of the Giants starters have been healthy with a few exemptions (LB Blake Martinez, CB Sam Beal), it hasn’t looked like the same defense that was putting the team into playoff contention last season. To start the season, the Giants faced the Denver Broncos, which many people had the Giants coming out victorious. Instead, the Giants gave up 27 points to the Broncos in a season-opening loss. Week 2 against the Washington Football Team, the Giants defense had the chance to close out the game on top, but a penalty on the Giants defense after kicker Dustin Hopkins for Washington missed a 43 yard field goal gave him another chance for the win. Hopkins was successful on his 2nd attempt. QB Taylor Heinicke for the Football Team, who was making his 2nd career start, put up 336 passing yards and 2 touchdowns against the Giants defense. Two games the Giants could’ve won was lost due to improper plays on defense. So what’s the good news here?

The Giants have stepped up on defense in quite a few ways. DE Leonard Williams is looking like a gem on the Giants defensive line, which had been a problem for a few years. CB Logan Ryan has remained a stud in the Giants secondary, leading the team in solo tackles and total tackles. LB Tae Crowder, a 7th round pick of the Giants in 2020, is 2nd behind Ryan in total tackles and tied for 1st on the team in assisted tackles with Leonard Williams, and has emerged as a solid presence for the Giants linebacking unit. With him at linebacker is rookie linebacker Azeez Ojulari, who leads the team in sacks and has put him name in the running for Defensive Rookie Of The Year.

The Giants could be 4-3 right now, but the defense needs to step up a little bit more to make this team a winner. With a mostly healthy defense and the emergence of young talent, we expect there to be some wins from the Giants. The talent is there, they just need to put it together. For now, I give them a C.

 

Special Teams

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Grade: B+

With the Giants losing kickers Josh Brown and Aldrick Rosas, the kicking position was open to anyone who wanted to be on the New York Giants. In turn, the Giants find kicker Graham Gano, one of the best kickers in the NFL. The Giants know Gano all too well, as he famously kicked a 63 yard game winning field goal against the Giants in the 2018 NFL Season. When Gano was a free agent in the 2020 NFL Offseason, the Giants knew they had to bring him in. Ever since coming to New York, Gano has been proving himself on a weekly basis, that he’s still one of the best kickers in the game. With this being his 2nd season as a member of the Giants, he’s still putting up great numbers. He’s 8 for 8 on extra point attempts, and 15 for 17 on field goals so far. With the Giants constantly relying on him to put points on the board this season, Gano has been a steady presence for them by constantly giving the Giants a chance to win.

Punter Riley Dixon has done well for the Giants this season. With 26 punts so far, 6 of those punts have been inside the 20 yard line, 3 have gone for touchbacks, and 5 fair catches to go along his 46.2 yards per punt. Not bad numbers for Dixon. Receiving kicks has been shared by C.J. Board and Jabrill Peppers for the most part, and although no touchdowns have been scored by the special teams unit through 7 weeks, Board’s 24.8 yards per kick return is solid. Peppers’ 6.4 yards per punt return isn’t great, but it’s still better than nothing considering he’s received 9 punts and 3 have gone for a fair catch.

Gano and Dixon have done their jobs great through 7 weeks of the NFL Season, and Board’s emergence as a great kickoff returner has yielded some great results. Finding a guy to return punts to lessen the load of Peppers so he can focus on defense would be ideal, but overall, the Giants special teams unit has done tremendous.

 

Management

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Grade: A-

Hang on, A- for the New York Giants management? Yes, because although the record doesn’t show it, the management group has shown willingness to improve. Let’s start with Dave Gettleman. Since he started running things for the Giants, his first few years were lackluster, with questionable draft choices, signings and other moves which affected the Giants negatively. Then comes the 2021 NFL and Dave Gettleman and the Giants have the 11th overall pick. Dave Gettleman has a history of standing pat with his 1st pick, and not trading it. Does Gettleman repeat history and stay with his pick? No, he trades his 1st pick, to the surprise of many, to the Chicago Bears for their 1st pick (20th overall), their 2021 5th round pick, and their 1st and 4th round picks in the 2022 NFL Draft. Gettleman has his 2nd round pick (42nd overall) in the draft, and once again trades it, this time to the Miami Dolphins, for their 2nd round pick (50th overall) and their 2022 3rd round pick. Woah, barely anyone saw that coming, but he uses those picks to get WR Kadarius Toney and LB Azeez Ojulari. Solid picks and he got extra draft capital in return, including a 1st round pick next year from Chicago. Getting WR Kenny Golladay, RB Devontae Booker, CB Adoree’ Jackson, TE Kyle Rudolph, WR John Ross and LB Reggie Ragland in free agency solidified his case that he wants the Giants to win, by providing depth pieces who can play immediately, or step up in case someone gets injured.

Head coach Joe Judge has changed the team tremendously, nearly getting the Giants to the playoffs last season. This year, while the team has underperformed so far, he pointed the problem to himself, saying he needs to step up and be a better coach and make better plays on both sides of the ball. That is a leader the Giants haven’t had since Tom Coughlin was head coach. President John Mara is probably not happy how things have turned out so far, even hitting a trash can in disgust a few weeks ago because the Giants lost, but John Mara knows what it takes to win. Although he may not be making most of the decisions, he’s probably looking at how to improve the team as a whole. He knows the Giants can be better, and while the record doesn’t show it, the pieces are there to build a winner in the near future, otherwise he wouldn’t have Gettleman still making the Giants.

It’s impressive to know that Gettleman has made moves in the draft that no one believed he would make and still get quality talent while gaining good draft capital. Gettleman, Judge, Mara and the rest of the Giants front office have put the pieces in play to build a winning franchise. Time will tell if these players and draft picks they acquired will help or hurt the team, but the moves they’ve made has reason for optimism among the Giants fanbase.

Stephen D’Alesio’s 2022 Big Board 1.0

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We’re officially five weeks into the NFL season and we’ve seen a lot of shake-ups in the NFL standings, and shake-ups for the draft prospects for the upcoming 2022 NFL Draft. With that being said, the college football season has brought about some early risers and fallers for the upcoming draft, so these players will be making moves in the coming months. But for now, this is who I believe is the Top 50 Prospects right now.

 

  1. Kayvon Thibodeaux (3So) EDGE – Oregon
  2. Kyle Hamilton (Jr) S – Notre Dame
  3. Evan Neal (Jr) OT/G – Alabama
  4. Derek Stingley Jr. (Jr) CB – LSU
  5. DeMarvin Leal (Jr) DL – Texas A&M
  6. Kaiir Elam (Jr) CB- Florida
  7. Chris Olave (Sr) WR – Ohio State
  8. Desmond Ridder (RJr) QB – Cincinnati
  9. Zion Nelson (3So) OT – Miami
  10. Aidan Hutchinson (Sr) EDGE – Michigan
  11. Garrett Wilson (Jr) WR – Ohio State
  12. Matt Corral (RJr) QB – Ole Miss
  13. Kenyon Green (Jr) OG – Texas A&M
  14. Treylon Burks (Jr) WR – Arkansas
  15. Malik Willis (5RJr) QB – Liberty
  16. Christian Harris (Jr) ILB – Alabama
  17. Tyler Linderbaum (RJr) C – Iowa
  18. Brandon Joseph (RSo) S – Northwestern
  19. Jaxson Kirkland (5RJr) OT – Washington
  20. Kingsley Enagbare (Sr) EDGE – South Carolina
  21. Sam Howell (Jr) QB – North Carolina
  22. Drake Jackson (Jr) EDGE – USC
  23. Jordan Battle (Jr) S – Alabama
  24. John Metchie III (Jr) WR – Alabama
  25. Drake London (Jr) WR – USC
  26. Josh Jobe (Sr) CB – Alabama
  27. Jalen Wydermyer (Jr) TE – Texas A&M
  28. George Karlaftis (Jr) EDGE – Purdue
  29. Adam Anderson (Sr) EDGE – Georgia
  30. Isaiah Spiller (Jr) RB – Texas A&M
  31. Roger McCreary (Sr) CB – Auburn
  32. Carson Strong (RJr) QB – Nevada
  33. Jordan Davis (Sr) DT – Georgia
  34. Charles Cross (RSo) OT – Mississippi State
  35. Ahmad Gardner (Jr) CB – Cincinnati
  36. Breece Hall (Jr) RB – Iowa State
  37. Sam LaPorta (Jr) TE – Iowa
  38. Zion Johnson (5Sr) OG – Boston College
  39. George Pickens (Jr) WR – Georgia
  40. Jaquan Brisker (5Sr) S – Penn State
  41. Perrion Winfrey (Sr) DT – Oklahoma
  42. Thayer Munford (5Sr) OT/OG – Ohio State
  43. Andrew Booth Jr. (Jr) CB – Clemson
  44. Kyren Williams (RSo) RB – Notre Dame
  45. Demani Richardson (Jr) S – Texas A&M
  46. Sevyn Banks (Sr) CB – Ohio State
  47. Justyn Ross (RJr) WR – Clemson
  48. Myjai Sanders (Sr) EDGE – Cincinnati
  49. Devin Lloyd (5RJr) ILB – Utah
  50. Sean Rhyan (Jr) OT – UCLA