6. Isaiah Simmons
Leading up to the season, the G-Men acquired hybrid linebacker/safety Isaiah Simmons from the Cardinals in exchange for a 2024 seventh-round draft pick. For the cost of a seventh-round pick, the Giants took a flier on an uber-athletic defender with a unique blend of size and speed who was selected with the No. 8 overall pick of the 2020 NFL Draft.
Through 12 games, Simmons has played well in a limited role. He’s recorded 35 tackles, two pass deflections, one tackle for loss, and an interception (which he returned for a touchdown) while playing just 33 percent of the team’s defensive snaps. Simmons has also been an asset on special teams, playing 53 percent of the snaps.
Currently in the final year of his rookie deal, Simmons is set to be an unrestricted free agent in 2024. The question becomes: has Simmons done enough to warrant an extension? The Giants only giving up a seventh-round pick to acquire Simmons doesn’t guarantee his spot on the roster beyond this season. Simmons will have to continue proving his worth in December if he wants to be a part of the Giants' future.