The NFL Draft is almost here, people.
Which means no more reports, no more workouts, and no more mock drafts.
While many sites just throw out opinions – with bias – and don’t listen to what people who actually cover the team are saying, we will do the opposite.
Let’s look at the most realistic options, according to what’s being said, for the New York Giants.
4. Trade The Pick
Jerry Reese said it last week: “If we have an opportunity to trade in the first round, we’ll do that.”
The one name many are talking about, in regards to the Giants trading up for, is Alabama tight end O.J. Howard.
If the Giants do trade up for “The Juice” then it will likely be because he fell past the 15th overall pick, as reported by ESPN’s Jordan Raanan.
Personally, I’d trade back and collect picks, but the Giants are a win-now team – it makes sense for them to trade up and get their guy.
3. Garett Bolles
All signs are pointing to Garett Bolles being the top offensive lineman on the Giants draft board, so if he’s there are 23, he’s certainly a very likely pick.
At this point, with very little answers on the offensive line, New York is looking to just add a bunch of options and see what works.
Bolles gives them another option – one who would likely replace Bobby Hart at right tackle.
2. Zach Cunningham
Before Jarrad Davis became a hot name to the Giants, Zach Cunningham was “the” guy the Giants were (reportedly) leaning towards.
Raanan states that Cunningham is a player the Giants “like” and someone who has “attracted their interest,” as shown by general manager Jerry Reese’s visit at Vanderbilt’s Pro Day a couple weeks back (something he almost never does).
The Giants haven’t selected a linebacker in the first round since 1984 (Carl Banks) but they have shown interest in players like Leonard Floyd and C.J. Mosley in the draft over the last three years.
NFL.com views Cunningham as a “play-making machine” – sounds like a fit to me.
1. Jarrad Davis
Just last week, according to ESPN’s Jordan Raanan, Florida linebacker Jarrad Davis appears to be the likeliest first-round pick for the New York Giants at the moment.
Davis was someone we pointed out back in March as the team’s “sleeper pick” heading into the draft and he’s been a name recently on the rise.
Besides B.J. Goodson, the Giants, literally, have no linebacker on their roster who expects to be on the roster over the next few years.
Davis would give that position some potential over the four or five years.