Dave Gettleman addressed the offensive line by selecting Andrew Thomas at #4 overall. Now he must tackle the NY Giants’ other major need at edge rusher and select Zack Baun with the 36th overall pick.
Zack Baun is exactly the kind of player the NY Giants defense needs. He’s smart, athletic, and he has a special knack for getting after the quarterback. Wisconsin’s consensus All-American would start right away for the G-Men and help the defense in multiple ways.
Because of some surprising late first-round picks and a run on cornerbacks/wide receivers, Gettleman will have a handful of top defensive prospects to choose from.
After passing on Isaiah Simmons in the first round, the front office can’t afford to neglect the defense on day 2 of the draft. Zack Baun is a player at a premier position that would fulfill a crucial need in Patrick Graham’s defense.
Why should Baun be the pick over all the other defensive players left on the board?
In this article, I outline three reasons why the Wisconsin Badger should be wearing blue after day 2 of the NFL draft.