[dt_divider style=”thick” /]With 4 picks in the top 69, the Giants have a great opportunity to draft talented players in this deep draft class. Plus, they have plenty of options to stay put or trade the number two overall pick in the draft.
Round 1 (2nd pick overall): Saquon Barkley, RB, Penn State
A rare playmaker who is the total package and can do it all in the run and pass game. The only weakness that I saw is that when the hole is clogged, he will bounce it outside and at times, which will cause him to lose yardage.
Round 2 (34): Billy Price, OL, Ohio State
A versatile interior offensive lineman who was 1st team All-American as an OG in 2016 and 1st team All-American at C in 2017. Injured his pectoral muscle at the combine but should be fine by training camp. Could play either C or G position in the NFL but would most likely play LG for the Giants.
Round 3 (66): Equanimeous St. Brown, WR, Notre Dame
With the loss of Brandon Marshall, St. Brown gives Eli Manning a 6’5” target with great hands who is reliable in clutch situations and is highly effective as a blocker.
Round 3 (69): Martinas Rankin, OL, Mississippi State
A smart and athletic player who is dominant in the run game. Could play either OT position but would be best suited as a RT in the NFL due to his effectiveness as a run blocker.
Round 4 (108): Tim Settle, DL, Virginia Tech
A playmaker at NT who lacks experience as he only started one year for the Hokies. Would be a solid backup behind Damon “Snacks” Harrison as an interior run stopper on the defensive line.
Round 5 (139): Luke Falk, QB, Washington State
If the Giants do not select a QB in the 1st round, it would not be surprising for them to draft one in the later rounds to develop behind Eli. Falk is an accurate passer who operated WSU’s offense in shotgun one back sets much like the Giants run.