With this homerun mock draft scenario, the NY Giants are able to get a game-changing defensive playmaker, with obscene athleticism, and versatility in Isaiah Simmons, shoring up a major need at linebacker.
They exponentially improve the quality of their offensive line by selecting the tackle with the most upside in the draft in Mekhi Becton, the best center in the draft in Tyler Biadasz and a low-risk high-reward developmental prospect in tackle Isaiah Wilson.
With the addition of these three offensive linemen to a young core of Hernandez, Gates, Zeitler, and George Asafo-Adjei, the Giants have a talented group for the foreseeable future, ending the continuous attrition on the offensive line that has plagued the team for years.
Adding Chase Claypool gives New York a dynamic playmaker and the red zone threat that the team has been missing since Plaxico Burress and Hakeem Nicks. Claypool represents an excellent safety valve option for Daniel Jones that opens up the field for the rest of the offensive weapons.
Anfernee Jennings adds a bull rusher to an anemic Giants pass rush. While he is the only pass rusher selected in this mock draft by the NY Giants, the thought is that they are likely to spend a large percentage of their available money on free agent pass rushers, so it is less of a need at the draft.
The additions of Jordan Fuller, Alohi Gilman and Lamar Jackson give the Giants much-needed depth at the safety and cornerback positions, as well as on special teams. Fuller represents a high upside developmental player. While Gilman is the fundamentally sound grinder with a nose for making plays. Meanwhile, Jackson makes an ideal defensive specialist.
If the Giants could pull off these nine selections and add a few key free-agent signings, this team suddenly looks much more competitive than it did the past few years.
With the addition of more critical young players to the team’s core, the NY Giants would be well on their way to being rebuilt to dominate in the future.