Grading The Giants Draft

You can’t really grade a draft until we know how the players actually do. But, grade we do. We’ll grade pick by pick and then overall.

Prince Amukmara:

Home run of a pick. Did not think he would be there at 19, but there he was. Probably not a huge need, but getting a player like that is a big upgrade to this defense.

GRADE: A+

Marvin Austin

Boom or bust. You love the talent, love the upside, hate the motor. If he turns it on, watch out. If not, then it’s a waste of a pick. But the talent is there, so it’s worth the risk.

Grade: B+

Jerrel Jernigan:

My favorite pick of the draft for the Giants. Versatile, explosive, can return kicks and play in the slot. The type of dynamic player the Giants haven’t had in years.

Grade: A+

James Brewer:

Developmental guy who’s not going to play this year. He has length, agility. Raw, though and needs to learn how to play. High upside, not too much risk.

Grade: B

Greg Jones:

Jones is a bit undersized, but he made plays in college. Can play all three linebacker positions, although where he fits best is unclear. Biggest impact might be on special teams.

Grade: B+

Tyler Sash:

Another great pick. Won’t start but will be a core special teamer.

Grade: A

Jaicquan Williams:

Don’t know much about him. Seems to be a raw, developmental guy.

Grade: C-

Da’Rel Scott:

Speedy running back who could be a nice change of pace.

Grade: B

Overall, I thought the Giants did very well. I thought the first three rounds could net three very productive players. Later rounds could net some steals and special teamers. I thought it was a very good draft, and one of the better ones in recent years.

OVERALL GRADE: A-


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6 Responses to “Grading The Giants Draft”

  1. jeremy P. says:

    I find it interesting that you gave Jaicquan Williams a C- but Da’Rel Scott a B+, I see them as the same type of player fast & explosive but minimal production. if anything Da’Rel Scott was less productive than Jaicquan Williams. Im curious what your criteria for grades were?

    • Jeremy Fuchs says:

      The reason I gave Williams that grade is that he literally did nothing in college. He’s all potential. Which is fine, but I just prefer guys who have done it in college. Scott I gave a higher grade because he did contribute a bit in college. He had some big games, some good years. Not enough consistency, but it was a 7th round pick.

  2. Geeeeemen says:

    obviously youtube highlights dont show the whole picture, but tyler sash looks like a beast on defense. at least as a special teamer, he looks like he could help.

    • rudy 29_30 says:

      CBS Sports had Sash ranked as the No. 1 Strong Safety in the draft. That may not mean much, but it seems like a great value pick.

  3. Chris says:

    Plug Jarnigan in right away as the punt and kick returner. He can’t be, even as a rookie, as bad as what the G-men had last year. I like Sash too. Maybe he’ll develop into a Lynch (Tampa Bay.

  4. rudy 29_30 says:

    Giants needed athleticism and speed and they definitely got that in Amukamara, Jernigan, and Scott. I feel pretty good about this draft. I will feel even better when Austin turns out to be a beast. Good work.

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