NY Giants Draft: Why their Draft Position Shouldn’t Matter

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The NY Giants should focus on one thing: Winning. Worrying about where you draft should be completely irrelevant to Giants fans. Here’s why.

Why the NY Giants’ draft spot should NOT matter to fans.

There is a great misconception out there that teams are better off losing games and getting a high draft pick than winning meaningful games. Several Twitter General Mangers and keyboard warriors alike have a strong belief ingrained in them that teams are better off losing to get a “better” draft pick than to have a shot at making the NFL Playoffs.

This is a ridiculous mindset to believe in.

Right now, and all season long, many NY Giants fans have called for the team to lose as much as possible, avoid making the playoffs, and focused on tanking for the best players available in the draft.

Giants fans should keep in mind just how poorly a job they have done drafting over the last 10 or so years. In the last decade, they have signed only two 1st Round players to a second deal and both players in Jason Pierre-Paul and Odell Beckham were both traded less than two years into their next contract.

Year after year, the team lets go, trades, or cuts their former, disappointing draft picks. Taking a look at the Giants draft picks since 2004 offers plenty of context. Most if not all of the team’s best draft picks were taken not in the top 10 of the 1st round or were mid to late-round picks.

Here, we take a look at the Giants’ draft history and why their draft spot should NOT matter to fans.