No chance. Zero.
This is Dave Gettleman's assessment of the Giants missing a stud defensive player with the # 6 pick in the first round of the NFL draft on Thursday night.
There are enough of them ready for this year's picking that a defensive player who is able to enter and gain instant influence for the Giants will be on the board, no matter how the first five selections look like the manager's approval. The lousy record of 5: 11 in 2018 gave the Giants this high profile and they do not need to use it to find their next franchise quarterback. This is because the price in the Cleveland Gift Box in exchange for the trade star recipient Odell Beckham Jr. is the No. 1
The flaws are blatant after Margins, cornerback, linebacker cover and a differentiator inside defensive coordinator James Bettcher's three-man line.
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There is some late buzz / speculation that Josh Allen of Kentucky might expire at No. 6 the Giants, a scenario that seems far-fetched given NFL reverence Pass Rushers and Allen's 17 sacks last season in the Southeast Conference. With Allen available, Figure Gettleman will invent a sort of transportation portal and beam directly to Nashville, the site of the design, to triumphantly personalize the selection.
If this type of stunner is ruled out, the Giants should be able to realistically choose from LSU center-back Devin White, defensive ends Clelin Ferrell of Clemson, Rashan Gary of Michigan and Montez Sweat of Mississippi State or defensive duel against Christian Wilkins of Clemson or, if he falls, Ed Oliver of Houston.
Ferrell at 6-foot-5 and 265-pounds was compared by some scouts with Chandler Jones. Ferrell had 11.5 sacks and 20 tackles for loss and helped Clemson win a second national championship after three years. Gary looks like an NFL star and some of his measurable athletic qualities – he ran 4.67 at 283 pounds – make him a dream in many ways. What a nightmare is is his meager production – in Michigan he had 9.5 sacks in three years and not a single distracted passport in his college resume. Gary's advantage could have made him a hit for Jerry Reese, the former general manager, but Gettleman favors a mix of talent and productivity.
Sweat convinced everyone who saw him set a record with 4.41 in the combine defensive lineman In 2018, he had 12 sacks and devoured the insulting linemen who had asked him to block him during the Senior Bowl training week , Sweat, however, had problems in the state of Michigan and landed in junior college, before he emerged in the state of Mississippi. Sweat has also been diagnosed with pre-existing heart disease, which is considered low-risk, a medical wrinkle that drops its draft supply in the eyes of some teams.
Oliver is this year's iteration of Aaron Donald in theory and will likely be missing out on No. 6. Wilkins is one of the undersized indoor humans celebrating a comeback in the NFL at 6-3 and 300 pounds. The Giants had some overlap with B.J. Hill, a third-round pick who started 12 games as a rookie last year. Wilkins is as clean a perspective as he is, in Clemson he has not gambled for four years and achieved the status of an academic all-American.
The real wild card on rank 6 of the Giants is White, a 6-foot-240-man pound inside linebacker – a position that many NFL staff appraisers do not value highly in a draft. For the last two years at LSU, White has been elected permanent captain and has a brave personality that makes him a natural leader. He could become the face of the defense, a fierce competitor who can rival Saquon Barkley as the face of the Giants offense.
"I love him," said Dan Shonka, General Manager and National Scout for Ourlads Boy Scout Service, to the post office. "That would not be too high to take Devin White. You have to have this versatile linebacker, the guy who can play in space. He can run, he can cover, he can play the run, he can play the pass, he can go aside, he never comes from the field. You can put him in the slot, you can play man-to-man. That would be a great time for New York. "