With Day 1 of 2022 NFL Draft now hours away, the rumor mill is heating up fast. Of course, that means we have all kinds of trade talks.
According to ESPN, the New York Giants are a team to watch on this front, as the team has received calls about the No. 7 overall pick. Among those interested, according to Jeremy Fowler, are the Seattle Seahawks, who own the No. 9 selection.
Going from No. 9 to No. 7 would mean the Seahawks want to edge out the Atlanta Falcons. Seattle, like Atlanta, has a lot of needs on both sides of the ball, but would likely be worried about the Falcons taking a specific player one spot ahead of them if they were motivated enough to trade two spots on the board.
It would make sense for the Giants to be willing to leave No. 7 given that it’s their second top-seven pick (they also own No. 5) and have plenty of holes in their pocket. listing. The new management team led by Joe Schoen, along with head coach Brian Daboll, has yet to do all that aggressively to add winning talent to the squad, indicating the Giants could embrace a longer-term vision of rebuilding their alignment. Trading from a top-seven pick and adding more picks on Day 2 or 3 — or even into 2023 — would be a strong signal that the Giants have their sights set on the future.
However, rumors throughout this week have been that many more teams are interested in trading down than up, especially near the top of the draft. That’s why Fowler’s note that many teams expect the most movement to happen outside of the top 10 picks is also on point, especially since Texans chief Nick Caserio indicates he think there is only one 50 to 60% chance his team is actually using pick No. 13 overall, which is Houston’s second selection in the draft after No. 3.