New York Giants: Narrowing down options at No. 6

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After a decade of the same old story under former general manager Jerry Reese, the New York Giants have at least become interesting under Dave Gettleman.

While New York Giants fans can argue about the benefits of trading star receiver Odell Beckham, no one can debate that the deal with the Cleveland Browns was a bold stroke. In terms of who “won” the trade, that impact won’t be felt for several years.

More important than scoring rhetorical points, becomes the run up to the 2019 NFL Draft. Very simply, the franchise needs to effectively execute acquired first-round pick (No. 17) and third-round selection (No. 95), obtained from Cleveland.

Even that simple task puts the cart before the horse, as the G-Men earned the No. 6 overall pick in this draft on their own. You can’t screw up No. 6 because you’re too focused on down draft players because you have so many picks (12 in all).

By any measure, this draft seems extremely deep with players at the first level of defense. Even within that group, there’s something for everyone, from edge rushers to three-technique guys to space eaters, and everything in between.

As we get closer to draft day, the New York Giants are narrowing down their choices, as well as their options. While this may be a straight up draft, Big Blue also has to prepare for any trade contingencies that may arise in Nashville.

Right now, here’s how we see it unfolding: