Following the New York Giants making what is expected to be the majority of their big free-agent signings, we look at what they could do in the NFL Draft.
The New York Giants have likely made the majority of their major moves in free agency, spending the majority of their cap space already by signing free agents James Bradberry, Blake Martinez, Levine Toilolo, Kyler Fackrell, Cam Fleming, Nate Ebner, Colt McCoy, Dion Lewis, Dravon Askew-Henry, Austin Johnson, and Eric Tomlinson as new members to the roster.
Additionally, the Giants retained Eli Penny, Alex Tanney, David Mayo, Leonard Williams, Cody Core, Corey Coleman, and Aldrick Rosas with Penny, Tanney, Mayo, Core, and Coleman receiving extensions, Williams being franchise tagged and Rosas receiving a second-round tender. Barring any additional unforeseen moves, the Giants likely won’t have the cap space to add any additional free agents of significance.
With the returning players and new free-agent additions, the GMEN have managed to secure a lockdown number one cornerback, an inside linebacker, their backup tight end situation, their fullback position, their kicker, a pass-rushing option at outside linebacker, the backup running back situation, backup quarterback situation, and added depth to their special teams units.
However, they currently still have massive holes along the offensive line, most notably at the tackle position and at the center spot, they have no edge rushers to speak of, they are lacking a linebacker with solid coverage skills, and they could use additional depth at cornerback and safety.
Luckily, New York currently has ten selections in the upcoming 2020 NFL Draft after receiving three compensatory selections from free agents leaving to go to other teams. Additionally, the Giants are in a prime position to trade back with a quarterback-needy team who may want to move up to the fourth overall pick to get their franchise quarterback of the future.
If Giants general manager Dave Gettleman manages the draft well after making the moves he made in free agency, the team could be well on its way to a massive rebuild in short order. The team currently has a number of solid young options to build around but lacks depth and elite players at key positions.
With all of this in mind, here is my seven-round 2020 NFL mock draft for the New York Giants: