NY Giants 7-round mock draft: Kyle Pitts, playmakers, pass-rushers galore
Round 6, pick No. 203: Tarron Jackson, edge rusher, Coastal Carolina
The NY Giants would be wise to collect as many high-upside pass rushers both via the NFL Draft as well as free agency this offseason, and Jackson could be tremendous value in the later rounds.
There is a legitimate chance that either Leonard Williams or Dalvin Tomlinson either depart via free agency or one plays under the franchise tag in 2020, so adding a rusher such as Jackson makes sense both from a short-term depth perspective in 2021 but also as an insurance policy should the Giants lose one of the veterans next offseason.
Jackson, 6-foot-2 and 260 pounds, will need to add bulk if he is going to put his hand on the turf at the next level, but he was incredibly productive last season, posting nine sacks, 11 quarterback hits and 39 hurries, while producing a 90 overall grade from Pro Football Focus.
For a defense in search of dynamic pass rushers, Jackson would have the chance to compete for playing time right out of the chute as a rookie.
Complete mock draft class:
Round 1 – Kyle Pitts, WR/TE, Florida
Round 2 – Ronnie Perkins, pass-rusher, Oklahoma
Round 3 – Benjamin St. Juste, CB, Minnesota
Round 4 – Seth Williams, WR, Alabama
Round 6 – Michal Menet, C/G, Penn State
Round 6 – Tarron Jackson, pass-rusher, Coastal Carolina
Matt Lombardo is the site expert for GMenHQ, and writes Between The Hash Marks each Wednesday for FanSided. Follow Matt on Twitter: @MattLombardoNFL.