Passing up on Waddle for Surtain doesn’t make sense
It’s truly overwhelming when looking at all of the needs that the New York Giants have to fill heading into the offseason. They need a number two cornerback, at least one edge rusher, a number one wide receiver, offensive line depth (assuming they cut veterans like Nate Solder, Kevin Zeitler and Will Hernandez) and many other needs.
In Mike Renner’s latest mock draft for Pro Football Focus, he has the Giants using their first round pick on Alabama cornerback Patrick Surtain II.
Surtain is about as NFL-ready as it gets at the position, and his 88.6 coverage grade in 2019 was the second-highest in the country. While there are numerous other needs on the roster, a corner across from James Bradberry is a big one, as well.
Surtain will likely be a great NFL player like his dad was, but it would be foolish of the Giants to pass up on drafting his college teammate, wide receiver Jaylen Waddle.
Renner has Waddle falling to the New England Patriots at 15. I have a hard time seeing him fall past the Giants who need more playmakers on offense more than they need a number two corner that they can get in free agency.