7. New York Giants (via Chicago Bears): Garrett Wilson, WR, Ohio State
It might have felt like overkill to some to see the New York Giants take Evan Neal at No. 5 when Andrew Thomas has been playing well at left tackle as of late but they were able to land the best player on the board and ensure they have two potential All-Pro starters at tackle on the offensive line.
They also felt they could do this since they were going to be right back on the clock at No. 7 with the Chicago Bears selection. This was the pick the Bears gave to the Giants during the 2021 NFL Draft as they moved up for Ohio State quarterback Justin Fields.
New York made out well as they end up with a top-10 selection and they decide to use this pick on one of Fields’ former teammates as they bring in Garrett Wilson. The first wideout coming off the board in this mock, Wilson is an elite playmaker who can run past defenses.
In 2021, the Giants tried to fix their receiver corps as they drafted Kadarius Toney and signed Kenny Golladay in free agency. Neither impressed as Toney had 420 yards on 39 receptions and Golladay had 521 on 37. Neither recorded a touchdown which was shocking.
That’s why they still go after Wilson despite all the capital they used on the spot last year. If Wilson can’t fix the problem, then New York might finally have to admit Dave Gettleman’s bagel guy wasn’t right about Daniel Jones.