3 reasons the Giants got it right with Deonte Banks at No. 24 overall
1. Deonte Banks was worthy of going all in on
The Giants definitely did their homework with the wide receiver group this year and while it would have been nice to potentially have one of the top four guys at the wide receiver position fall to the Giants, it did not happen. This speaks volumes as to what they thought about Banks given the fact that they were wiling to trade up to get him. Again, Schoen didn't want anyone else to land him.
After watching Smith, Addison, Johnson and Zay Flowers get taken, the Giants knew not to force a need. They have a deep room of receivers and while they may not have a true WR1, they have players that fit the system and fit with what Schoen and Daboll have preached since the beginning of the season: speed and separation.
The Giants did not run to the podium and draft Jalin Hyatt or Josh Downs earlier than needed - they took their top guy. Luckily, Hyatt was available in the third round, and Schoen made another trade to move up to select him. This only made the Banks pick that much better for the second-year GM.
Imagine if Schoen would have panicked and gone with Hyatt at No. 25 overall? People would not have been happy, but they would have also understood his need to go after a speedy WR. Instead, Schoen stuck to his guns and landed Banks at No. 24. Then, he not only got Hyatt on Day 2, but he also picked center John Michael Schmitz in the second round. Talk about a masterclass from Schoen.
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