Giants draft picks 2022: Instant reaction, analysis to Day 3 selections

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The final day of the 2022 NFL Draft is underway, and the New York Giants have six picks to make today.

The Giants came into the draft with four Day 3 picks, but added a second fourth-round pick and a third fifth-round pick in trades with the Atlanta Falcons and New York Jets, respectively.

The Giants got off to a strong start in the first round with the additions of edge Kayvon Thibodeaux and offensive tackle Evan Neal. The second day of the draft, on the other hand, had fans asking “who?” with the selections of Wwide receiver Wan’Dale Robinson, offensive lineman Joshua Ezeudu, and cornerback Cordale Flott.

We’ll be keeping this post updated throughout the day with analysis of all the Giants’ picks and moves.

Fourth round

112th overall – Daniel Bellinger, TE, San Diego State

We knew the Giants would have to come out of the draft with a tight end after completely reshuffling the position over the offseason. Bellinger has an intriguing blend of size and athleticism at 6-foot-5, 253 pounds with a 9.66 RAS.

Courtesy RAS.Football

Kent Lee Platte (@mathbomb)

Bellinger is still a bit of a developmental prospect who needs to hone his game and become a more consistent technician. That said, he offers the Giants a potential long-term answer at the tight end position if he can become a consistent starter.

He has the traits to contribute as a receiver and blocker, and play from in-line, detached, or potentially moved around the offensive formation.

– Chris Pflum

114th overall – Dane Belton, DB, Iowa

Belton possesses a good size, athletic ability, profile that figures to fit well in Big-Nickel or Dollar type of personnel packages. Belton offers some coverage upside in man against tight ends and big-slots. He provides a physical nature at the line of scrimmage with his jam and ride while being a solid overall tackler with good play strength.

Belton aligned 536 times in the slot, 290 times in the box, 57 times at free safety, and 51 times on the line of scrimmage near the box. He has pressure upside and is a more athletic version of Geno Stone – a player selected by the Ravens in the seventh round of the 2020 draft.

The Giants desperately need help at the safety position. Belton should be a situational piece with special teams upside who can be used as a third or fourth safety to start with the upside of being a starter for the Giants in the future.

– Nick Falato

Giants’ 2022 Draft Class

5th overall – Kayvon Thibodeaux (EDGE, Oregon)
7th overall – Evan Neal (OT, Alabama)
43rd overall – Wan’Dale Robinson (WR, Kentucky)
67th overall – Joshua Ezeudu (OL, North Carolina)
81st overall – Cordale Flott (CB, LSU)
112th overall – Daniel Bellinger, TE, San Diego State
114th overall – Dane Belton, S, Iowa
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