Following Sunday’s loss to the Arizona Cardinals, the NY Giants will own a top-10 pick in the 2021 NFL Draft, so will the NY Giants draft a pass rusher or offensive playmaker in Round 1? Here is our three-round NFL Mock Draft 2021 projection
Following Sunday’s loss to the Arizona Cardinals, the NY Giants’ playoff chances took a hit and at least some eyes have turned to 2021 NFL mock draft scenarios, and the biggest question might be whether the NY Giants draft a playmaker to help Daniel Jones or add a pass rusher early.
If the 2020 NFL regular season ended today, the NY Giants would own the No. 9 overall pick in April’s 2021 draft.
Whether it is Dave Gettleman phoning in the NY Giants’ pick, or a possible replacement, the Giants’ team needs remain the same: pass rusher, deep-threat wide receiver, offensive tackle, and cornerback, among others.
So, what might the Giants do in the early rounds?
Here is a look at our latest 2021 three-round Giants mock draft projection:
Round 1, Pick No. 9: Kwity Paye – Edge rusher, Michigan
6-foot-4, 275 pounds
2020 stats: 16 total tackles, 2 sacks
The Giants desperately need pass rush help on the edge, as illustrated by interior lineman Leonard Williams and end Dalvin Tomlinson accounting for 11 of the team’s 33 total sacks this season.
Kwity Paye is the type of impact defender that could give the Giants’ mediocre pass rush an instant boost.
Paye’s athleticism and hands combine to give him a vast pass-rush repertoire, and he has improved as a run-stopper this season, as well. Whether it is putting his hand on the dirt or standing up as an outside linebacker, Paye’s bend and explosiveness give him the ability to be a productive power-rusher that will give offensive tackles fits at the next level.