So what does this all mean? Who will the Giants pick in the first round?
When drafting this low its always hard to predict because the uncertainty of who will still be available is that much higher. I do believe that speculation that the Giants could take a QB with the first pick if certain options are still available is absurd. They know their window with Eli Manning is closing and they need all the resources they can muster while he is still around.
So who will they take?
I’m not sure they are sold on any of the solid but not great offensive tackles. IT comes down to Wisconsin’s Ryan Ramczyk, Utah’s Garret Bolles or Alabama’s Cam Robinson.
I think Bolles would be the first choice as he has the most LT potential, and they know Flowers will eventually have to move to the right side. I’m not sure they would take one of the other two if Bolles is gone. It may make more sense to get a tackle in later rounds than to reach for one here.
They really do need a DT unless they sign one in free agency but nobody in this draft seems to fit this spot in round 1.
If OJ Howard the Bama Tight End was available, they would jump at that but he is not expected to be. David Njoku from Miami could fall to them and is a real possibility. If it’s not one of them, linebacker Jarrad Davis from Florida would make sense. Some are pushing for Zach Cunningham but I think that is a bit of a reach.
They almost never trade up or down in the first round and there is not an obvious need so I don’t see it happening tonight either. Of course as we saw last year with Tunsil, there are always unexpected things that happen. Looking forward to seeing!!