Standing on the shoulders of giants leaves me cold.

New York Giants 2020 Draft Grade: B+

Were it not for the horrible pick of Daniel Jones in 2019, the Giants have been slaying the last three drafts.  Andrew Thomas is a franchsie left tackle talent.  S Xavier McKinney in the second round was in our top 20 players.  Third round T Matt Peart was in our top 50.  The Giants might have brought in two Pro Bowl tackles in one draft.  They had a large number of third day picks and didn't get any great values with any of those picks. 

New York Giants 2018 NFL Draft Grade: A

The Giants hammered away at the draft, getting value with every player.  Saquon Barkley is a generational talent at running back, and second round guard Will Hernandez was ranked in our top 20 players. Underacheiving but Uber-talented DE Lorenzo Carter is a great chance to take in the third round and B.J. Hill could develop into a defensive line starter.  Kyle Lauletta is nice understudy to Eli and 5th round DT R.J. Mcintosh has a starter skill set.

New York Giants 2017 Draft Grade: C-

It's tough to get a C- when we like the first round pick, but the Giants were terrible after selecting Evan Engram in the first round.  Engram should be a force with Odell and Sterling outside of him.  Look for 60-600-6 or better his first year.  Second round DT Dalvin Tomlinson, is just a guy, and there were better players available on the interior. Davis Webb in the third was a real head scratcher.  He will never play unless Eli gets injured, and he's far from a guarantee to be a starting caliber NFL quarterback even given the chance. They had needs on the offensive line and at linebacker that they should have addressed there.

New York Giants 2016 Draft Grade: B+

We like what the Giants did after the first round.  Unfortunately that top ten pick needs to be a hit and Eli Apple probably isn't pro ready yet.  He could be a great player but at this point he's raw and young.  Sterling Shephard was a value in the second round and RB Paul Perkins and TE Jerrel Adams should both see snaps as rookies.  LB B.J. Goodson might end up starting a linebacker for them at some point in 2016 and S Darian Thompson is a ball hawk at a position of need for the Giants.


The Giants drafted Miami tackle Ereck Flowers with their first pick.  We had Flowers rated higher than almost everyone so we were okay with that pick.  They traded up in the second to take safety Landon Collins.  That was a perfect marriage of value and need.  After that we don't see much help, although if anyone can develop edge rushing talent it's the Giants so taking Diggy in the 3rd was a smart risk. 

UDFA most likely to make the team: Justin Currie- S, Western Michigan


Odell Beckham, Jr. was a great value at pick #12, but with Victor Cruz and Reuben Randle couldn't they have drafted a similar talent at a position of need?  The Giants need depth at linebacker and in the secondary and they didn't address those needs at all. Weston Richburg should be a solid interior player but the second is a bit too rich for my blood.  Third round DT Jay Bromley from Syracuse was a sneaky pick.  He should be in the rotation this year and has the talent to be a starter.  RB Andre Williams can't catch at all but he could slide into a Legarrette Blount-esque role. 

UDFA most likely to make the team: Kelcy Quarles- DT, South Carolina