NFL Draft prospects NY Giants should target to replace Nate Solder
Jaxson Kirkland, OT, Washington
Kirkland has improved each of his three seasons as a starter along the Huskies’ offensive line, capping the 2021 campaign with a career-best 74.9 overall grade from Pro Football Focus.
This season, Kirkland allowed only three sacks and three quarterback hits in 404 pass-protection snaps along the Washington offensive line.
Kirkland’s explosivness in getting to the second-level makes him a well-rounded run-blocker and his fluidity in pass-protection make him a tough draw for opposing pass-rushers off the edge.
At 6-foot-7 and 310 pounds, Kirkland likely could be had towards the bottom of the first-round or early second-round of the NFL Draft, which could make him the kind of player the NY Giants target as part of a trade down or in addition to picking a tackle in the top-five picks.