Giants Draft Needs Ahead of 2020 NFL Draft
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With 10 picks in this years draft, including the all-important 4th overall pick, this year will prove to be crucial for the New York Giants. Here is a look at the Giants draft needs ahead of the 2020 NFL Draft.
2020 Draft Picks
Round 1, pick 4 (No. 4 overall)
Round 2, pick 4 (No. 36 overall)
Round 3, pick 35 (No. 99 overall)
Round 4, pick 4 (No. 110 overall)
Round 5, pick 4 (No. 150 overall)
Round 6, pick 4 (No. 183 overall)
Round 7, pick 4 (No. 218 overall)
Round 7, pick 24 (No. 238 overall)
Round 7, pick 33 (No. 247 overall)
Round 7, pick 21 (No. 255 overall)
Early Rounds (1st-3rd)
The biggest position of need for the Giants is a stalwart offensive tackle. They have allowed way too many sacks the last few years, many courtesy of left tackle Nate Solder (at the time, the highest paid tackle in NFL history).
In order for Daniel Jones to be successful, the Giants must ensure his safety behind a great offensive line. It looks like Solder could be gone after this season so you can expect names such as Jedrick Wills and Tristan Wirfs to be on the Giants radar. As of this article, Dave Gettleman is reportedly VERY interested in Wirfs.
During the 2020 free agency period, the Giants beefed up their linebacker group by signing Blake Martinez, Kyler Fackrell, and David Mayo; to go along with Ryan Connelly and Lorenzo Carter.
To the naked eye, one might think the Giants are done beefing up a position group that has under-performed in recent years. That might be true, except for the fact that Isaiah Simmons is available in the 2020 NFL draft.
Simmons is an absolute beast. He’s able to fly around the field and be involved in every play. I’ve written about Simmons before, so I wont go into too much detail here, but Simmons played 100+ snaps last season at 5 different positions! Need I say more?…
The final position of need that I can realistically see the Giants addressing within the first 3 rounds would be wide receiver. With OBJ long gone, Sterling Shepard hampered by injuries, and Golden Tate aging, the Giants are in need of a stud WR for the foreseeable future. I like Darius Slayton and I would love to see him paired with prospects Ceedee Lamb or Jerry Jeudy earlier on or Tee Higgins later on.
Late Rounds (4th-7th)
Despite his talent, Evan Engram has been injured too often to be viewed as a reliable player. With trade rumors swirling, look for the Giants to draft a replacement TE in case they decide to let Engram go.
After picking multiple CBs in the 2019 NFL draft, Gettleman can look to build upon a youthful group of CBs this year.
Julian Love, a CB in college who showed flashes of good play in 2019, is now listed as the Giants FS. I would like to see the Giants draft a true FS in this years draft to defend the backend alongside hard-hitting Jabrill Peppers.
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