Grading every first-round pIck of the NY Giants current regime

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Breaking down Joe Schoen's first-round picks with the Bills

Despite Schoen only having about a year of general manager experience, keep in mind that he was the assistant GM for the Buffalo Bills from 2017-21, working directly under Brandon Beane. With those two at the helm, the Bills made some fantastic decisions in the first round of the draft, particularly in 2018.

That spring, the Bills brought in both quarterback Josh Allen and linebacker Tremaine Edmunds. Allen is one of the most impressive players in the league, while Edmunds just signed his four-year, $72 million deal with the Bears. Talk about two fantastic additions for the Bills at the time. Allen is hoping to power Buffalo to the Super Bowl next winter. Last season, he tossed for 4,283 yards and 35 TDs.

In 2017, stud cornerback Tre'Davious White heard his name called by the Bills. In 2019, massive defensive tackle Ed Oliver was taken in the first round by the Bills. After not having a first-rounder in 2020, Buffalo took Gregory Rousseau in 2021. This is a loaded group of playmakers the AFC East side was able to bring in, and Schoen played a big role in making it happen.

The experience worker under Beane obviously helped Schoen get to where he is today. Matter of fact, his time in Buffalo as a whole is paying off for the Giants right now. With NY holding the No. 25 overall pick in this year's draft, there are several directions for the team to go in. Regardless of if they pick a cornerback, wideout or interior offensive lineman, NY fans will have their full trust in Schoen.

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