NY Giants 7-round Mock Draft: Big Blue trades up for top WR1 target
By Reese Nasser
NY Giants Round 7 Pick: Minnesota S Jordan Howden
With the departure of Julian Love, the Giants are now in need of depth in the safety position. Adding a five-year starter in Minnesota's Jordan Howden would immediately address their need at No. 240.
Howden appeared in 55 games while at Minnesota. During this time, he recorded 168 solo tackles, 240 total tackles, 5.5 tackles for loss, 20 defended passes, and five interceptions.
Coming in at 5-11 and 203 pounds, Howden has the size of the modern-day safety. He has also proven that he has the speed to keep up with whoever he is lining up against. In addition, Howden has spent meaningful time on special teams. With this versatility, he could quickly earn a role somewhere on this Giants roster.
NY Giants Round 7 Pick: Jerrod Clark DT Coastal Carolina
While the Giants defensive front is headlined by star power, there is still a need for depth pieces among the group. Coastal Carolina's Jerrod Clark (pick No. 243) could be a strong addition to this group. After moving to defensive tackle in 2020, Clark immediately found success. Through these three seasons, he recorded 105 total tackles, 18 tackles for loss, and 7.5 total sacks.
Coming in at 6-3 and 337 pounds, Clark has found success by winning with his pure strength. As Dexter Lawrence and Leonard Williams lead the way for the Giants defensive interior, Clark could become an ideal rotational piece.
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