With the 2019 NFL draft just three days away, it already seems like a make or break year for the Giants brass who are headed into their second year with the organization.
After some questionable decisions the likes of which include trading receiver Odell Beckham Jr after GM Dave Gettleman reiterated they didn’t sign him to trade him many fans have already been disappointed with both Shurmur and Gettleman, but one thing that can change a fans mood is the draft and it is something Gettleman has had success in during his short tenure with the Giants drafting Saquon Barkley, Will Hernandez, Lorenzo Carter, and BJ Hill all of which had productive rookie years with big blue. Gettleman also snagged Cornerback Sam Beal in the supplemental draft, and while he missed last season due to injury many are high on his potential and he was even rated as a second-round pick in this draft.
Gettleman mentioned he won’t force a pick once again during his latest press conference with the media while also mentioning the specific traits a QB needs to possess in order to play in the New York market (traits some believe a certain Ohio State QB already possesses). With the ongoing debate all offseason, however, being should the Giants go defense or QB at six exactly what should the Giants do with their sixth and seventeenth picks?
They could bolster their semi-depleted defense early with players such as Ed Oliver, or Quinnen Williams and worry about going after a QB like Drew Lock or Daniel Jones at 17 or they could try to go QB early with Haskins at six and take defensive players like Clelin Ferrel or Brian Burns at 17. They could also go all defense in the first round or take a QB early with a receiver at 17 such as Marquise Brown, or DK Metcalf. Whatever Gettleman and the Giants decide to do early it won’t please everyone but one thing the Giants can say they haven’t done is showing their cards coming into this draft.
When it comes to how much the Giants do or don’t love Haskins, to which defensive player they may take at six the G-men have left conflicting reports all over the place leaving everyone guessing about what will happen come Thursday night.
Review of Possible Giants Draft Picks
Ed Oliver DT – recorded three sacks and 54 total tackles at Houston in 2018
Quinnen Williams DT – recorded 8 sacks and 71 total tackles while at Alabama in 2018
Devin White LB – recorded three sacks and 123 total tackles while at LSU in 2018
Greedy Williams CB – recorded two interceptions and 33 total tackles at LSU in 2018
Drew Lock QB – put up 3498 passing yards and 28 touchdowns with a completion percentage of 62.9 percent at Missouri in 2018
Daniel Jones QB – put up 2674 passing yards with 22 touchdowns and a completion percentage of 60.2 percent while at Duke in 2018
Dwayne Haskins QB – the New Jersey native logged in 4831 passing yards with 50 touchdowns and a completion percentage 70 percent while at Ohio State in 2018.
There will be very good Caliber player for the Giants to select once they get on the board whether they choose to go Quarterback or defense at six and seventeen and while the decisions may not please everyone they are decisions that must be beneficial to the Giants for years to come.
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