The New York Giants are reportedly making calls trying to trade wide receiver Kadarius Toney and/or either of the two first-round draft picks. The Giants are slated to pick No. 5 and No. 7 in the 2022 NFL Draft.
Toney was drafted just last year by the Giants with the No. 20 overall pick but put together a disappointing season. He only had 39 receptions for 420 yards his rookie season and was marred by off-season reports of him not studying the playbook and a lack of attention in meetings. He also only appeared in 10 games, with only four starts, due to injuries. He has yet to appear to any of the Giants’ voluntary workouts this off-season, despite the team having a new head coach and new playbook.
The Steelers are in the market for another wide receiver after losing Juju Smith-Schuster, James Washington and Ray-Ray McCloud this off-season. They only significant addition the team has made to their receiving core is Miles Boykin off of waivers from the Baltimore Ravens. The team is likely to add another wide receiver with one of their seven picks in the upcoming draft.
As for the Giants’ draft picks, the Steelers potentially could trade up to select a quarterback ahead of the Carolina Panthers and New Orleans Saints, though they have been linked to the New York Jets’ No. 10 pick more often than the Giants’ No. 5 pick. Malik Willis of Liberty is reportedly a favorite of Steelers’ head coach Mike Tomlin, but is also considered the most talented quarterback in the NFL Draft. Pittsburgh quarterback Kenny Pickett is also being argued as the draft’s first quarterback selected, but being mocked more to the Panthers than anyone else.
The first round of the 2022 NFL Draft is set to happen this upcoming Thursday at 8:00 p.m. with the remaining rounds following on Friday and Saturday.