RD 3 – Tyler Biadasz C Wisconsin
Still trembling from the excitement over standing next to Mekhi Becton and recognizing he just drafted the king of the hog mollies, Dave Gettleman thought his day couldn’t possibly get any better.
Then he notices that the best center in the draft is available to him when its the NY Giants turn to pick in the third round with the compensatory pick that they received for Gettleman allowing Landon Collins to walk in free agency.
So as he sprints towards the podium to announce the pick of Tyler Biadasz in the third round, he trips, falls, rolls, and pops back up to gleefully high five commissioner Roger Goodell as he finishes announcing the pick.
Undeterred and with a smug look on his face directed towards those who mocked him for letting Collins walk for “nothing” and the others who jeered his decision as foolish to trade a top 65 pick to the Jets in the Leonard Williams deal when the Giants were 2-6. Gettleman knew the joke was on them because he was still able to rebuild the offensive line with two picks.
With the selection of Biadasz, the Giants are able to land a significant upgrade over the current tandem of Jon Halapio and Spencer Pulley. With the pick, they get a major reason for the success of running back Jonathan Taylor, who finished with over 2,000 yards rushing and 21 touchdowns at Wisconsin this season.
At 6’3″ and 325-pounds, Biadasz is a highly athletic and mobile center who has surprising quickness on the offensive line. As a result, he allows Jason Garrett to call a lot of counter and screen plays to allow Saquon Barkley to utilize his freakish athletic talents.
A solid pass protector with good strength and vision, Biadasz is great at identifying the blitz quickly and adjusting to make the necessary blocks. With a line that now features Mekhi Becton, Kevin Zeitler, Will Hernandez, and Nick Gates, new offensive line coach Marc Colombo can get to work trying to shape them into something like the young talented group he had in Dallas and suddenly this offense looks dangerous.