By Michael Stewart @TheTruthNYG
Welcome to Part 2 in a series of 6 as we take a look at my top 5 prospects at the wide receiver and tight end positions. This upcoming draft will have talent at these two positions and it’s been reported that the Giants will look add prospects at these positions to their roster for 2023 and beyond. The Giants arguably had one of the weakest group of wide receivers based on production in the NFL and despite drafting a Tight End in last year’s draft (Daniel Bellinger) it’s expected that we could see GM Joe Schoen look to draft another Tight end in this draft.
- Quentin Johnston (TCU) 6’4/215: Johnston has the size and speed to be a lethal threat anyway on the field. Many NFL scouts view Johnston as the next D.K Metcalf and expect immediate success as a rookie in 2023. Projected top 15.
- Jordan Addison (South Carolina) 6’0/175: Addison can play on the outside and in the slot and is a vertical treat at any time. Addison runs crisp routes to go along with his soft hands. Projected Top 20.
- Jaxon Smith-Njigba (Ohio State) 6’0/195: Smith-Njigba 2022 was shortened due to a hamstring injury, but his performance in 2021 solidifies his top 5 status. Projected top 20.
- Rashan Rice (SMU) 6’3/205: Rice stock risen during the Senior week and I expect it to continue to rise after the combine. Projected Round 2.
- Zay Flower (Boston College) 5’10/180: Flowers is a deep threat and can create a lot of miss tackles with his elusiveness in the open field. Projected Round 2.
- Michael Mayer (Notre Dame) 6’4/251: Mayer is the cream of the crop in this Tight End class as he can do it all. Mayer utilizes his size, quickness and extreme athleticism in both run and passing game. Mayer also excels after the catch and usually doesn’t go down on first contact. Projected Top 20.
- Darnell Washington (Georgia) 6’7/270: Washington is arguably the best blocking Tight End in this draft class, but he’s no slouch as a receiver. Washington would be an excellent weapon on seam routes and in the red zone. Projected Round 2.
- Dalton Kincaid (Utah) 6’4/242: Kincaid led Tight Ends in receptions with 70 and in yards with 890. Kincaid is extremely athletic and looks like a wide receiver on passing routes. Kincaid is arguably the less productive blocker among this top 5 list. Projected Round 2.
- Luke Musgrave (Oregon State) 6’6/250: Musgrave is the fastest Tight End in my Top 5, which is impressive for his size. Musgrave is lethal before and after the catch and can stretch the field and also block in the running game. Projected Round 2.
- Tucker Kraft (South Dakota State) 6’4/250: Kraft has good size with soft hands and uses his body well to shield defenders. Kraft can be a major threat in the red zone and provide adequate blocking in the running game. Projected Round 3.
The wide receiver and tight end class looks promising, and it appears that both positions are on the Giants GM Joe Schoen wish list. The expectations thus far are that the Giants could draft two wide receivers, although that would strongly depend on what they do in free agency and select a tight end, either late on Day 2 or early on Day 3. Keep an eye out for part 3 as we cover the top 5 Offensive linemen at Center, Guard and Tackle. Also, tune into to TheGiantsGuys draft show live this Thursday, February 16th at 8pm On YouTube.