Trade back scenario
Dave Gettleman finally does something he has never done before as the general manager of either the New York Giants or of the Carolina Panthers, he elects to trade back for draft capital. In this scenario, he elects to trade the fourth overall selection to the Los Angeles Chargers.
In return, the Giants receive the first-round selection of the Chargers, which is the sixth overall selection, their third-round pick (71st overall), and the 2021 fifth-round pick. By moving back two spots, Gettleman essentially gets back all of the draft capital he inexplicably squandered to the New York Jets for Leonard Williams when Big Blue was sitting at 2-6 last season.
After moving back two spots and picking up the third-round pick in this draft and the fifth-round pick in next year’s draft, the Giants are primed to add to their talented young core. While it would have arguably been better for the Giants to keep their draft picks that were given up for Williams and get these additional picks, the past is the past.
After the Giants make the trade, the first five players off the board are Joe Burrow to the Cincinnati Bengals with the first pick, Chase Young to the Washington Redskins with the second pick, Isaiah Simmons to the Detroit Lions with the third pick, Justin Herbert to the Chargers with the fourth overall selection, and Tua Tagovailoa to the Miami Dolphins with the fifth overall selection in the draft.
After watching three quarterbacks and two of the top defensive players in the draft get selected, the Giants are on the board with the sixth overall pick in the draft. They hope to find a gem with the same pick that they nabbed franchise quarterback Daniel Jones with the previous year. With the sixth overall pick, the Giants select:
Total haul: 2020 1st (6), 2020 3rd (71), 2021 5th