NY Giants football: 5 draft moves Big Blue should make

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The NY Giants possess the 4th overall pick in the 2020 draft and should strongly consider maximizing their return by doing these five things.

The NY Giants lost out on the possibility to draft game-changing defensive end, Chase Young when they defeated the Washington Redskins in week 16. While many Giants fans were disappointed by the fact that they lost out on a player who could become a generational talent at pass rusher, the Giants still possess a high pick which is extremely valuable.

The 2020 NFL draft is poised to be very deep with talent, which is positive news for a NY Giants team with a plethora of holes to fill on its roster. How the Giants choose to utilize their draft picks is going to be critical in determining how much improvement the team has next season.

The Giants could opt to stay in their current draft slot and potentially select top left tackle prospect Andrew Thomas, stud linebacker Isaiah Simmons or lockdown cornerback Jeff Okudah. Or they could decide to trade back to a quarterback-needy team and accumulate more draft capital.

Dave Gettleman’s history suggests he is unlikely to trade back in the draft to accumulate more assets. However, it is unknown how much clout new head coach Joe Judge will have in the draft decisions and roster formation for the team. If Gettleman and the Giants brass decide to allow Judge to have a strong say in the matter, a trade back is certainly a possibility.

Based on the way the draft is shaping up and where the Giants are currently slotted, here are the five things that the team should do in an effort to get the maximum return in the 2020 NFL Draft.