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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Another great pick. Won’t start but will be a core special teamer.
Don’t know much about him. Seems to be a raw, developmental guy.
Speedy running back who could be a nice change of pace.
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-