By Michael Stewart @TheTruthNYG
This will be part 3 in my series of 13 as we take a look at the wide receiver position in the upcoming draft. You may not think the Giants would invest in a WR in this draft after signing Kenny Golladay and drafting Kadarius Toney in last year’s draft, but don’t be surprised if they do. Darius Slayton has failed to live up to his rookie season and despite having a stellar season to start the season, Sterling Shepard’s injury concerns could derail his career as a Giant. Let’s take a look at my top 5 wide receivers in the 2022 NFL draft.
- Jameson Williams (Alabama) 6’2/189: Williams ran a sub 4.3 which makes him a vertical threat at any time. Williams is continuing the tradition at Alabama, producing top tier wide receivers for the NFL.
- Garrett Wilson (Ohio State) 6’0/203: Wilson has good speed and the ability to gain yards after the catch.
- Chris Olave (Ohio State) 6’1/188: Olave has excellent speed to go along with his superior route-running ability while displaying a high level of athleticism. .
- Treylon Burks (Arkansas) 6’3/232: Burks combination of size, strength and deceptive speed makes him a lethal weapon anywhere on the field.
- Drake London (USC) 6’5/210: London has the size, strength, speed and the soft hands to be considered a lethal weapon as early as his rookie season in the NFL. London at times looked like a man playing against boys in 2021 and should be a 1st round pick.
This WR class might not be as deep as the previous draft was, but this is a solid group of prospects, and the Giants could certainly draft a WR before the end of Day 3 if a certain prospect should fall into their laps. Again, it’s too early to determine which of these prospects would be a consideration for the Giants, personally I see the Giants Waiting until Day 3 if they decide on a wide receiver. Next up, we’ll take a look at the Tight Ends in this draft.