As the NFL combine closes, the New York Giants, who hold the 12th pick in this year’s draft, has many needs that could be addressed with this pick.
Management seems to be leaning towards taking one of the top three offensive tackles, if they’re available, which is Jake Matthews, Greg Robinson and Taylor Lewan. While Matthews and Robinson are expected to go in the top ten, Lewan could fall to the Giants which would be the value pick given the struggle of the offensive line last season.
Another popular route would be tight end Brandon Myers who was recently cut by the Giants after his struggles last year; there are some good tight ends in this draft class. The choice at 12th, if available, would be Eric Ebron of North Carolina. Ebron is a solid run blocker and athletic as a receiver which with the impending loss of Hakeem Nicks could really bolster the passing offense.
Another direction they can take is a linebacker. Now, the Giants never really take linebackers in the first round, but there are some studs in this draft. For example, if Khalil Mack ever fell to them, they would be silly not to take him. Another possibility is Anthony Barr out of UCLA – this big, fast pass rusher seems to be more suited in a 3-4 defense, but has athleticism and could adjust to the 4-3. Now if they go best player available in the draft at the 12th pick, it could be intriguing to take a guy like Justin Gilbert out of Oklahoma State. Gilbert has the size and speed to shut down teams number one WRs and could pair with Amukamara to have a solid one-two punch at corner back.
Overall, there are a lot of possibilities and holes that need filling in the draft and this is when Jerry Reese makes his big bucks and needs to pick the best player for the Giants.
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