New York Giants: Narrowing down options at No. 6

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No. 3 Option: Rashan Gary (Defensive End, Michigan)

In 2015, Rashan Gary was the consensus top prep player in the entire country, coming out of Paramus Catholic (N.J.). After watching his film, there’s no doubting his athletic ability, which was also evidenced by his NFL Scouting Combine showing.

According to, at 6-4, 280 lbs., Gary ran his forty-yard dash in 4.58 seconds. For good measure, he hoisted 26 repetitions of the 225 lbs. bench press has a 38 inch vertical leap.

He grew up near East Rutherford, and he’s familiar with the team and its surroundings, so he won’t have a Golden Tate moment.

Are you convinced yet? Well, some folks aren’t. One talent and production evaluator, Pro Football Focus (PFF), doesn’t even grant Gary a first-round grade.

Per PFF:

"“While the general narrative around Gary is that he has the ‘traits’ to develop at the next level, the proper question is why a 280-pound, outstanding athlete did not produce at the college level. When diving into the data, the picture looks bleak and Gary is one of the riskiest prospects in the draft, especially if drafted in the first round, particularly in the top 10.”"

Gary stays in play here because it’s doubtful that Gettleman will be swayed by these reports, if his own scouts think otherwise. In addition, the Giants draft board may buy into the “miscast in the defensive scheme” explanation that’s been circulating, and certainly has merit.