The New York GiantsThursday night, the bolstered their offensive and defensive lines at the NFL draftYou can also select Oregon pass rusher Kayvon ThibodeauxWith the fifth overall selection and then taking AlabamaOffensive tackle Evan Neal two picks later at No. 7.
Thibodeaux's selection and Neal's are the Giants' first major acquisitions since Joe Schoen took over as general manager. Schoen upgraded two areas of Giants need.
New York was the only team in the NFL last season to rank in the bottom five in both pass block win rate and pass rush win rate, according to ESPN Stats & Information.
Thibodeaux recorded seven sacks and twelve tackles for loss at Oregon last season. Thibodeaux generated pressure on 17.8% opponents' dropbacks 2021, which was the third-highest in the FBS. He also averaged 4.2 pressures per match in 2021, which was the seventh most in the FBS.
Neal will begin his NFL career as right tackle for the Giants. Andrew ThomasAt left tackle. Thomas was the fourth overall selection in 2020. This made the Giants the third team to pick two offensive tackles within the top 10 over a three-year period.