The New York Giants signed cornerback James Bradberry and linebackers Blake Martinez and Kyler Fackrell to upgrade their defense and fill the hole left by Alec Ogletree. They also franchise tagged defensive lineman Leonard Williams.
On offense, they signed running back Dion Lewis and weirdly tendered their kicker, Aldrick Rosas, with a second-round grade.
2020 Draft Picks
Round 1, pick 4: Andrew Thomas, OT, Georgia
Round 2, pick 4 (No. 36): Xavier McKinney, S, Alabama
Round 3, pick 35 (No. 99): Matt Peart, OT, Connecticut
Round 4, pick 4 (No. 110): Darnay Holmes, CB, UCLA
Round 5, pick 4 (No. 150): Shane Lemieux, OG, Oregon
Round 6, pick 4 (No. 183): Cam Brown, OLB, Penn State
Round 7, pick 4 (No. 218): Carter Coughlin, OLB, Minnesota
Round 7, pick 24 (No. 238): T.J. Brunson, ILB, South Carolina
Round 7, pick 33 (No. 247): Chris Williamson, CB, Minnesota
Round 7, pick 21 (No. 255): Tae Crowder, LB, Georgia
With the No. 4 pick in the draft, the Giants have plenty of options, which includes trading for more picks, but their top offensive need will be to protect Daniel Jones, who can’t hold onto the ball to save his life. There are plenty of strong offensive lineman to choose from with their early pick and GM Dave Gettleman has an affinity for the run game.
The Giants did well to improve their defense through free agency, but if they don’t trade back, linebacker slash safety Justin Simmons is a special talent that could be hard to pass up.
The same could probably be said for cornerback Jeff Okudah, who could quickly be added to a defensive backfield that just got James Bradberry, pushing them into one of the better secondaries in the league.
Dream first pick
Dave Gettleman isn’t the smartest GM in the world, but the Giants draft position is set up well for a trade to a quarterback-needy team. He feels good about Daniel Jones and is building a defense to keep him from needing to win games on his arm alone. Getting some extra draft capital to build defensive depth isn’t a bad idea. But, passing on a No. 4 overall talent is tough to do as well. If they do stick with the pick, I would expect them to swing for the fences with Justin Simmons.