The NFL Draft is less than a week away, so it’s time to hone in one who the New York Giants may select with each of their draft choices.
To help us with that, ESPN’s Jordan Raanan hosted a Periscope video on Wednesday, giving us a handful of names who could have their name called on draft day by Big Blue.
Instead of listing potential first-round picks, we are going to dive a bit deeper and mention players who the team could take later in the draft.
Let’s get started.
4. Josh Dobbs – QB – Tennessee
It’s clear the Giants are keeping their options open when it comes to the future of their quarterback position, as they’ve talked about it on multiple occasions.
And Tennessee quarterback Josh Dobbs is an option Raanan mentions as a late-round possibility.
NFL.com views him as a “developmental” quarterback, something that fits the Giants current situation with Eli Manning still under center.
His big-play ability (completing almost 50% of his passes 21-plus yards down the field) and mobility are certainly admirable traits.
3. Derek Rivers – DE – Youngstown State
The Giants next best pass rushing options outside of Jason Pierre-Paul and Olivier Vernon is … Owa Odighizuwa (yuck).
Derek Rivers of Youngstown State is someone known for his high motor, a trait that any football coach would appreciate.
Raanan believes the Giants will take a defensive lineman in the second-round of the draft and he thinks that “maybe” the team would consider Rivers.
2. Samaje Perine – RB – Oklahoma
Over the last few weeks, a name that has gained steam around the Giants is Oklahoma running back, Samaje Perine.
He’s “definitely” an option for the Giants in the third-round, per Raanan.
1. Elijah Qualls – DT – Washington
Raanan believes Jay Bromley is going to be the replacement for Johnathan Hankins, but he also see’s the team drafting a defensive tackle and adding one via free agency.
Elijah Qualls is a name he listed as a possible draft pick in the third-round, considering, the team prides itself on having run stuffers up the middle (like they did with Damon Harrison and Hankins last season).
Qualls is just that.
*All information from this article was obtained from ESPN’s Jordan Raanan.*