New York Giants: Final Review Before the 2017 NFL Draft
Finally! The draft is one unusually long day away. So, let’s look over what the New York Giants need to address one last time.
The wait is nearly over! I’ve read hundreds of mock drafts and because of them, I’m more confused than ever at who the New York Giants will pick tomorrow night with the 23rd overall draft choice.
From lineman to linebacker to safety to quarterback, we’ve seen it all in the mock drafts. So, let’s take one last look at what the Giants really need to address come Thursday night.
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The offensive line is the most glaring hole on the team as a whole. Left tackle Ereck Flowers is coming off an abysmal 2016 campaign and is not surefire starter. Bobby Hart at right tackle is also a one-way ticket to Eli Manning.
The addition of a lineman should help with depth and maybe even propel the offense into the top 10.
According to Sportoversy’s mock draft, Ryan Ramczyk out of Wisconsin should fit the bill nicely to help improve a sub bar New York Giants offensive line.
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Reese’s Unpredictable Drafts
General manager Jerry Reese has been unpredictable over the years, considering picking Eli Apple in the 2016 NFL draft. Nobody saw that one coming.
But, nonetheless it was a value pick, and Apple has emerged as a starting caliber corner back with a high ceiling.
Besides addressing the offensive line; linebacker will be another position Reese will be considering come draft time. Jarrad Davis out of Florida will be an enticing option, and it’s possible he is graded too high to pass up on.
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Davis would create immediate competition at linebacker. Keenan Robinson, Casillas and Kennard will all be free agents next summer and having a fresh player on a rookie contract would be a big plus.
According to the Giants Wire, Big Blue have also been connected to Vanderbilt’s Zach Cunningham and Houston’s Tyus Bowser.
Overall, the Giants have a few needs that are worthy of a first and second-round draft choice. Hopefully, come April 28th, most of the issues will have been solved.
Draft dates and times:
Round 1: 8 P.M. ET, Thursday, April 27
Round 2-3: 7 P.M. ET, Friday, April 28
Round 4-7: Noon ET, Saturday, April 29