3 teams that could unexpectedly draft a QB in Round 1 of the 2022 NFL Draft

Malik Willis and Desmond Ridder, 2022 NFL Draft (Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports)
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Will the New York Giants draft a QB in the first round of the 2022 NFL Draft?

The Giants have the fortune of owning the No. 5 and No. 7 overall picks in the draft this year, thanks to a prior trade with the Chicago Bears.

Having two picks in the top-10 of the draft gives the Giants immense flexibility. They could trade one of those picks to move back a few slots in the draft to get someone they have their eyes set on or they could keep both picks and draft for need.

While a quarterback isn’t priority number one of the New York Giants, they will need to address the position sooner rather than later.

Incumbent QB Daniel Jones has been uninspiring and has not earned an extension or been granted a fifth-year option from the team that drafted him No. 6 overall in the 2019 NFL Draft.

Jones may have to go the Mitchell Trubisky route and go be a backup somewhere for a couple of seasons and try to earn his way back into a starting position.

His regression is real. He threw 24 TD passes in 2019 as a rookie, 11 TD in 14 games in 2020, and 10 TD last season in 11 starts.

The Giants could shock the football world and draft a QB with their No. 7 selection— Malik Willis, perhaps?

With a new head coach and a new GM in New York, this may be the perfect time to select a new signal-caller to give him time to develop before cutting Jones loose next season.