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Coaches Corner: NFL Draft/Top 5 Quarterbacks

By Michael Stewart @TheTruthNYG

It’s never too early to be evaluating the 2022 NFL draft prospect class and currently, the consensus has the overall talent level pointed towards the defensive side of the ball; especially in the earlier rounds. In this series of 13, we’ll review the top 5 prospects at each position; starting with the offense.

The Giants finished the year with a 4-13 record and will have the #5/#7 picks in the first round.  So let’s get started with part 1 of my top 5 prospects at the Quarterback position.

  • Kenny Pickett (Pittsburgh) 6’3/220: Pickett has an NFL arm and looks comfortable in the pocket. Pickett can use his leg effectively if needed but is considered more of a pocket passer.
  • Matt Corral (Ole Miss) 6’1/205: Corral is a dual threat with his arm and his legs. Doesn’t have the arm strength of Pickett but has a fairly accurate one.
  • Malik Willis (Liberty) 6’1/215: Willis is extremely mobility but can throw the rock well enough to not be overlooked as a passer. Willis would need more time to develop at the Pro level, so whichever team drafts him should keep that in mind.
  • Sam Howell (North Carolina) 6’1/230: Howell has received mix reviews, his value has slipped a bit, so he would need a solid combine to convince any teams that are on the fence with him.
  • Carson Strong (Nevada) 6’4/215: There’s no doubt about Strong’s arm strength as it is pro ready in that department. His main question mark will be consistency and decision making at the next level.

This list can certainly change as we move closer to the draft with the combine and pro days still to come. The 2022 quarterback class doesn’t appear to be as talented or as deep as the previous drafts, so if the Giants decide to move on from Daniel Jones, which could be decided by the new GM, they might find it hard to replace him with any of the quarterbacks highlighted on my list.