The New York Giants have opened the 2021 season with a 0-2 record for the fifth consecutive year. They are headed to another top 10 draft pick unless they can turn around their season over the next 15 games.
If the season ended today, the Giants would own the 7th overall selection in the 2022 NFL draft. They also own the Chicago Bears’ first-round pick, which would be the 12th overall pick.
The Giants are the best 0-2 team in the league by virtue of their strength of schedule (.618). The six teams ahead of them are Jacksonville, the Jets, Atlanta, Detroit, Philadelphia (via Indianapolis) and Minnesota.
The Giants have selected in the top 12 in seven of the past eight NFL drafts. They had the 11th overall pick this year but traded back with Chicago and then used the 20th section to take wide receiver Kadarius Toney. In 2017, they selected tight end Evan Engram with the 23rd overall pick.
Their other picks during this period were wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. (No. 12, 2016), offensive lineman Ereck Flowers (No. 9, 2015), cornerback Eli Apple (No. 9, 2016), running back Saquon Barkley (No. 2, 2018), quarterback Daniel Jones (No. 6, 2019) and offensive tackle Andrew Thomas (No. 4, 2020).