7. New York Giants (via Chicago Bears): David Ojabo, EDGE, Michigan
They made a pick at No. 5, watched the Panthers take Trevor Penning, and are now back on the clock. The New York Giants own the No. 7 pick as well thanks to their trade with the Chicago Bears who moved up in the 2021 NFL Draft to select Justin Fields.
Now, New York elects to use this pick on a pass rusher as they bring in David Ojabo from Michigan. The second Wolverine to go in the first seven picks, Ojabo burst onto the scene in 2021 with 11 sacks. He’s listed at 6-foot-5 and 250-pounds and would be an excellent fit on the edge in New York.
8. Atlanta Falcons: Garrett Wilson, WR, Ohio State
2021 was a rough season for the Atlanta Falcons and it might be time for them to admit a rebuild is necessary. With that being possible, there’s one name that could be on the block which is Calvin Ridley. In fact, there are already reports that Ridley – who stepped away from the game during 2021 – wants to return but could be in need of a fresh start with a different team.
Even if Atlanta is able to convince him to return to their squad, the Falcons will still need wide receiver help. That’s why Garrett Wilson from Ohio State makes so much sense for them at No. 8.
Sure, they might want to consider life after Matt Ryan but if they weren’t willing to pull the trigger on Justin Fields last season, there likely won’t be any quarterbacks who they take in this class. So instead, they bolster the receiving corps and try to reload the roster all around Ryan.