In our latest NY Giants mock draft projection, head coach Joe Judge gets some potentially elite playmakers to fill holes in the roster on both sides of the football
The NY Giants are in the unique position of being both within striking distance of the division championship and a top-five pick in the 2021 NFL Draft. So it goes in the NFC East in 2020.
By the time next April rolls around, the Giants might still have holes at linebacker, wide receiver, center, and cornerback, which are among the biggest question marks on the roster this season. If the Giants miss out on the NFL Playoffs, a top-10 pick in the draft is all but assured.
If the regular season ended today, the Giants would be picking seventh overall. Here is a look at our latest 7-round NY Giants mock draft projection:
Round 1, pick No. 7: Micah Parsons – LB, Penn State
Size: 6-foot-3, 245 pounds
Arguably the premier defensive prospect in this year’s class, Parsons is a versatile and disruptive linebacker equally capable of making plays sideline to sideline as he is wreaking havoc as an edge rusher.
Parsons opted out of this season, but arrived in State College as a five-star recruit and the nation’s top defensive end in his recruiting class before becoming a First-team All-American as an inside linebacker as a sophomore.
In two seasons at Penn State, Parsons produced 191 total tackles, 6.5 sacks, six forced fumbles, and five pass breakups.
Parsons is the type of player that defensive coordinator Patrick Graham could utilize as a pass rusher off the edge, drop into coverage or even spy some of the game’s mobile quarterbacks, because of his size, speed, and abundant athleticism.
Blake Martinez’s arrival immediately upgraded the Giants’ talent, production, and consistency at linebacker this season. Pairing Martinez with Parsons would give the Giants potentially the most dominant pair of inside linebackers in the league.