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.


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.


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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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