6th round selection: Chase Claypool-Wide receiver, University of Notre Dame
The Giants possess excellent slot receivers in Golden Tate III and Sterling Shepard. It appears that they found a legit speed receiver in Darius Slayton. By selecting Chase Claypool in the sixth-round, they find Daniel Jones a legitimate red zone receiver. Can Gettleman strike gold late in the draft again, with another receiver from a big-time school? It’s worth a shot.
At 6’4″ and 230 pounds, Claypool is a big receiver who is able to utilize his size to get open and make catches. He has long arms and soft hands that allow him to make difficult catches look routine. His numbers this season have not jumped off the page, which may allow for him to slip this far in the draft. However, coming off a game against a top 25 opponent in Navy, that saw Claypool grab four touchdown receptions, he may begin generating more buzz prior to the draft. For now, he falls within this projected range and would provide the Giants with another excellent weapon in the passing game.
7th round selection: Joe Reed-Wide receiver, University of Virginia
By selecting Joe Reed in the 7th round, New York gives itself a speedy receiver who excels in the return game. Reed gives the team a special teams weapon who has the ability to break a return off for a touchdown every time he touches the ball.
In addition, Reed provides the Giants with an additional deep threat to compliment Darius Slayton. In doing so, they also receive a guy who has excellent hands and the ability to run by most defenders. They could also choose to utilize him in a hybrid wide receiver/running back role in specially designed offensive packages, as he has been used this way by Virginia with great success.