The latest NY Giants mock draft projection has New York selecting Oregon offensive tackle Penei Sewell in the 2021 NFL Draft, according to the latest projection
The NY Giants remain in the mix for either Clemson quarterback Trevor Lawrence or Ohio State’s Justin Fields in the 2021 NFL Draft. But, most likely will be in prime position to have their pick of the non-quarterback prospects, which is the case in the latest NY Giants mock draft projection.
In The Sporting News’ Vinny Iyer’s latest mock draft, the Giants pass on dominant linebacker Micah Parsons, or a playmaker at wide receiver such as LSU’s Ja’marr Chase, in favor of Oregon offensive tackle Penei Sewell:
"Pick No. 4, Giants (2-7)Penei Sewell, OT, Oregon (6-5, 325 pounds)The Giants may consider QB, too, namely Georgia’s Justin Fields, but are less likely to do so with Daniel Jones only in Year 2, despite his ball-security issues. Sewell’s strong, sturdy presence would fit nicely operating opposite 2020 first-rounder Andrew Thomas at right tackle, helping to better block for Saquon Barkley and better protect Jones. New York’s pass protection has fallen apart with Thomas playing the left side and Cameron Fleming on the other edge."
Sewell, 6-foot-6 and 330 pounds, is viewed by many as the No. 2 overall prospect in this upcoming draft class, opted out of the 2020 season. He was a first-team All America selection in 2019.
The Giants seem optimistic that Matt Peart can develop into a starting caliber offensive tackle, and in limited snaps, Peart has produced an 80.9 overall grade from Pro Football Focus, along with a 70.1 pass blocking mark and 83.3 run blocking grade while allowing just two pressures in 52 pass protection snaps.
However, the Giants might have Sewell as too impressive and dominant a prospect to pass up on the opportunity to pair two offensive tackles chosen with consecutive top-five picks too alluring to pass up to help keep quarterback Daniel Jones upright and open up running lanes for running back Saquon Barkley.