Jan 2, 2015; Tempe, AZ, USA; Washington Huskies defensive lineman Danny Shelton (55) reacts as he taunts Oklahoma State Cowboys wide receiver David Glidden (13) in the 2015 Cactus Bowl at Sun Devil Stadium. Oklahoma State defeated Washington 30-22. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports
Plan B: Danny Shelton, DT (Washington)
The next best option for the Giants is my favorite player in the entire NFL Draft. Danny Shelton has drawn comparisons to Vince Wilfork and Holati Ngata. Why would the Giants be inclined to shell out serious cap nightmares on Ndamukong Suh, when they could draft Shelton, and pay him according to the rookie wage scale?
Shelton is an instant difference maker. As an interior defensive lineman he can do it all. He can eat up space, and bounce the run to the outside. He can demand double teams that will only help other pass rushers. He can even rush the passer himself.
The 6-2 339 lbs. defensive tackle is the biggest and strongest man in this draft class. He was a one man wrecking crew for the Washington Huskies. In 2014 he had 16.5 tackles for a loss and 9 sacks. That kind of production from a nose guard is unheard of. Suh may not even be able to match what Shelton can provide for the Giants.
The Giants need to beef up on the defensive line. There is not a better way to do that than drafting Shelton with the 9th overall selection.
Next: Plan C: Vic Beasley, OLB/DE (Clemson)