90+ Elite, All Pro, Franchise players
85+ Pro Bowlers, long time starters, among the best at their position eventually
80+ First round caliber talent, long time starters
75+ Day 2 prospects, starters/solid rotational contributors
72+ Rounds 4-5
67+ Rounds 6-7
65+ Priority UDFA
offensive side of the ball. While I am interested in pass rushers on defense, I think I am most curious to see your write-ups of the corners. What was probably our best group on the field just 2 years ago has really become a huge need.
The NYG Approach is missing from the RB, WR and TE draft reviews. I really like reading Sy's thoughts on what the Giants should do at each position.
Sy, do you have the time to provide the Approach for the first three reviews?
Holding back the QB reviews sets up a great season finale. Does Sam Darnold get Sy's rose? Will Josh Allen be voted off the island? Did Kate Mara secretly marry Art Rooney II in the Tower of Joy and give birth to Josh Rosen, making him the legitimate heir?
Vita Vea is starting to stand out -- I hadn't really looked at this guy very much before this -- but his dominance on Sy's chart made me look at him a little closer
Holy crap -- is all I can say -- this a massive Snacks-like player -- he eats the field up and he can move
You put him and Snacks on the field together -- and you have something like the Pittsburgh steel wall of old or the Vikings Purple people eaters of old -- I mean - it would be a legendary kind of scary scary defensive line the Giants would have -- legendary!
from previous years. He had Dalvin Tomlinson, Alvin Kamara and Cooper Kupp ranked pretty high, compared to a lot of other draftniks, IIRC
He did not have Erik Flowers graded that highly in 2015
Barkley and Rosen stand out as attractive options at #2. Granted, we can argue endlessly about the value proposition at RB, or the injury risk with Rosen. Other high-graded prospects are less compelling at #2, but intriguing in various trade-down scenarios. The 34th pick should offer good value at one or more positions of obvious need: CB, OL, WR, possibly DL and others.
Grd LastName FirstName Pos School
94 Barkley , Saquon , RB , Penn State
90 James , Derwin , S , Florida State
89 Rosen , Josh , QB , UCLA
87 Vea , Vita , DL , Washington
87 Fitzpatrick , Minkah , S , Alabama
86 Jackson , Josh , CB , Iowa
86 Oliver , Isaiah , CB , Colorado
86 Ward , Denzel , CB , Ohio State
86 Payne , Da'Ron , DL , Alabama
86 Chubb , Bradley , Edge , North Carolina State
86 Mayfield , Baker , QB , Oklahoma
86 Leonard , Darius , LB , South Carolina State
85 Hughes , Mike , CB , Central Florida
85 Nelson , Quinton , OG , Notre Dame
85 Smith , Braden , OG , Auburn
84 Smith , Roquan , LB , Georgia
83 Turay , Kemoko , Edge , Rutgers
83 Evans , Rashaan , LB , Alabama
83 Goedert , Dallas , TE , South Dakota State
82 Alexander , Jaire , CB , Louisville
82 Hurst , Maurice , DL , Michigan
82 Davenport , Marcus , Edge , Texas-San Antonio
82 Rankin , Martinas , OL , Mississippi State
82 Gallup , Michael , WR , Colorado State
81 Green , Rasheem , DL , USC
81 Settle , Tim , DL , Virginia Tech
81 Landry , Harold , Edge , Boston College
81 Wynn , Isaiah , OL , Georgia
81 McGlinchey , Mike , OT , Notre Dame
81 Williams , Connor , OT , Texas
81 Darnold , Sam , QB , USC
81 Michel , Sony , RB , Georgia
81 Sutton , Courtland , WR , SMU
80 Edmunds , Tremaine , LB , Virginia Tech
80 Price , Billy , OL , Ohio Stae
80 Jones , Ronald , RB , USC
80 Watts , Armani , S , Texas A&M
80 Hurst , Hayden , TE , South Carolina
80 Hamilton , Daesean , WR , Penn State
80 Miller , Anthony , WR , Memphis
80 Moore , D.J. , WR , Maryland
80 Ridley , Calvin , WR , Alabama
80 St.Brown , Equanimeous , WR , Notre Dame
He's awesome too
I could definitely see him in Blue -- he's fast, he's hard, he plays smart, he's an amimule!!
I can't decide who I like better him or Vea - but we need another player like him in the backfield -- he's got more juice than Antrel Rolle in his prime
I am very excited about this draft and am hopeful that this whole draft will be great for the Giants.
I want to give a shout out to Sy for his rankings and to Joey for preparing that awesome spreadsheet, which I will download and reference tonight.
While I am looking forward to the draft, a very close second of happiness will be the departure of all of the "why the Giants should/shouldn't draft specific players and positions" threads.
Equanimeous St. Brown I would freak out. That kid grew up down the block from me. I used to see him and his younger brothers catching balls from the Juggs machine all of the time. Dad was a nice dude, little eccentric. Mom is a sweetheart.
Interesting DL/Edge guy that Sy likes. He may be a good fit in round 4 for the Giants. Sy write up
8 – Jalyn Holmes – Ohio State – 6’5/283
-Has the NFL ready frame and power presence right now
-Flashes an array of developed rush moves
-When the light is on, his impact is near top notch when he punches the blocker
-Inconsistent all around when it comes to production and effort
-Urgency and quick reactions aren’t there
-Pad level gets too high, makes him an easy target
Senior that struggled to get a ton of playing time because of the overcrowded defensive line at OSU. Holmes gets people excited because of what he would flash on a weekly to bi-weekly basis. His size and short area burst is enough to send power blockers back a couple steps. He has also shown the ability to rip under blockers and make plays in the backfield. I think if he played a little lighter, 10-15 pounds, he could be a terror. He could break out in the NFL if he ever gets more consistent snaps, but at the same time his intensity needs to be there no matter what when his number is called, something I didn’t always see in college.
NFL Comparison: Cameron Jordan / NO