New York Giants select Cameron Ward in latest Draft Wire 2023 simulation
The 2022 NFL season hasn’t started yet, but that doesn’t mean it’s too early to wait for the 2023 NFL Draft.
Draft Wire recently released a two-round simulation for the 2023 NFL Draft, and here’s who they think the New York Giants will be targeting.
The Giants select ninth overall, which means 2022 will be another losing season.
Round 1, Pick 9: New York Giants | Washington State QB Cameron Ward
The Giants have declined the fifth-year option on Daniel Jones’ contract, so barring a massive improvement from the former top-10 pick this season, the Giants will be looking for his replacement here. Ward looked like he was playing NCAA Football 14 in rookie mode at Incarnate Word, and if he can do something similar in the Pac-12, he could easily end up justifying a top-10 pick.
The 2023 quarterback selection means a trade for Jimmy Garoppolo never happened.
Most pundits are pretty sure Jones won’t be able to prove he’s a franchise quarterback this season. Ward’s first-round selection would be a prudent move if that happens. On the other side of the coin, if Jones plays through to pedigree and reaches the next level, the Giants should be better off in 2022 and won’t be picking so high in the drat next year.
Round 2, Pick 41: New York Giants | Texas A&M CB Jaylon Jones
As for the second-round pick, taking a cornerback is standard in nearly every NFL team draft, so grabbing one of the best players in that position would be in order, especially for a team that has needs such as the Giants.