The NFL Combine is about a week away and it will for sure turn the NFL Draft landscape on its head. Rumors about who the Giants will pick are starting to heat up.
Giants fans seemed to be split between drafting a quarterback, picking up more help on the offensive line or adding an elite pass rusher in what is thought to be a D-line heavy draft. This article will explore three dark horse options for the Giants at pick 6.
Devin White, LB (LSU)
Devin White seems like the next elite linebacker in the NFL. Coming out of college, scouts have described him as a healthy Myles Jack. This pick makes sense for multiple reasons. First, GM Dave Gettlemen has been known to value the linebacker position. In Carolina, he drafted Luke Kuechly, Shaq Thomason and invested in Thomas Davis. The Giants could use an elite linebacker especially if they want to save face with Alec Ogletree this year or even next. The only question is if a linebacker is worth picking that early.
Greedy Williams, CB (LSU)
Ignore the name here and focus on the position. The Giants desperately need depth at cornerback especially with the question mark of Sam Beal and the always talked about contract of Jenoris Jenkins. I’ve seen mock drafts with Greedy Williams going top 10 and I’ve also heard scouts say they wouldn’t touch him in the first round all together. Other corners to look at here are Georgia’s Deandre Baker or Washington’s Byron Murphy.
This third dark horse possibility is far more likely than people give it credit for. For this scenario, lets just imagine that the Giant know that Eli is finished. Let’s also say that the Giants aren’t in love with any quarterbacks this year, a likely thought considering this year’s class isn’t considered strong and the Giants passed on four solid QBs last year. If this is the case than the Giants would be wise to stock up on future draft capital in order to move up and get their quarterback of the future next year in a much stronger QB class.