Can’t win for losing!!

September 23, 2021

As we noted over on the main GBN page, we’ve had several correspondents, including more than one self-confessed Giants’ fan, asking when we’ll be posting the weekly, updated selection order for the 2022 draft. However, the fact is that it is still a little early in the season to get a real trend line on the various teams’ strength of schedule figures, so we usually wait until after the 4th or 5th week of the schedule. However, for those who just can’t wait, we have run the numbers on the 7 still winless teams around the league, and we can tell you based on the current data the Giants would have the 7th pick ‘if the draft were held today’ as they have the toughest schedule of any of the current winless teams. For the record, Jacksonville and the NY Jets, who picked 1-2 at the 2021 draft, would be flipping for the 1st and second picks again this year. Detroit and Atlanta would be flipping for the 3rd-4th picks, while Minnesota and Indianapolis would be flipping for the 5-6 picks. As well, at least in terms of percentages, the Giants’ current SOS number (.618) is considerably higher than even Minnesota and Indianapolis, both of whom are at .559, although the difference in actual games won and lost is actually pretty small.