4 NFL Draft targets the NY Giants should avoid trading up for

Dec 31, 2022; Glendale, Arizona, USA; TCU Horned Frogs wide receiver Quentin Johnston (1) runs the
Dec 31, 2022; Glendale, Arizona, USA; TCU Horned Frogs wide receiver Quentin Johnston (1) runs the / Matt Kartozian-USA TODAY Sports
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1. Texas RB Bijan Robinson

Texas running back Bijan Robinson may be the best prospect at his position since Saquon Barkley himself. During his three seasons with the Longhorns, Robinson was elite. Over 31 collegiate games, Robinson rushed for 3,410 yards and 33 touchdowns on 539 total carries. Through the air, he added 60 receptions for 805 receiving yards and eight touchdowns.

If the Giants were in a position where they wanted to add him, it could take a lot to make it happen. Some around the NFL believe that Robinson could be selected as high as 10th overall by the Philadelphia Eagles. A deal to trade up and acquire Robinson wouldn't make sense, specifically when looking at the current state of the Giants backfield.

In Barkley, the Giants already have elite talent at the position. Throughout last season, his first year in the Brian Daboll-led offense, he looked as though he returned to form. Over 16 games, he rushed for a career-high 1,312 yards and 10 touchdowns on 295 carries. Through the air, he added 57 receptions for 338 receiving yards,

While Barkley and the Giants have still not agreed to a new deal, it still appears as though the two sides have a future together. In addition, he will be back in the mix next season after having the franchise tag placed on him. Trading up to acquire Robinson, when Barkley is already on the roster, is a move that wouldn't make sense for the current makeup of the Giants roster, especially when looking at other areas they could look to address. They need to stay away from the Texas RB.

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