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Giants select Kayvon Thibodeaux with fifth overall pick

The Giants surprised Mike Florio by drafting "intriguing" defensive end Kayvon Thibodeaux with the fifth overall pick in Vegas, but New York still has holes to fill.

One of the teams that plays its home games at MetLife Stadium took a cornerback in Ahmad “Sauce” Gardner at No. 4 overall.

The second kept the streak of defensive players going with an edge rusher.

With the No. 5 overall pick in the 2022 draft, the Giants have selected Oregon’s Kayvon Thibodeaux.

Thibodeaux had 19.0 sacks and 35.5 tackles for loss in his time at Oregon, where he was a two-time, first-team All-Pac-12 selection. He was also the Pac-12 championship game MVP in 2020 and the Pac-12 defensive freshman of the year in 2019.

While New York was perhaps thought of as targeting an offensive tackle at No. 5, the club still has a chance to get one of the top linemen on their draft board. The Giants will be back on the clock shortly, as the club also holds the No. 7 overall pick in this year’s draft.