Pat Freiermuth would be a great Evan Engram replacement
Just last week I released a New York Giants seven round mock draft. Now I’m releasing version 2.0.
Keep in mind that I used Pro Football Focus’ draft simulator and selected the players that I would select if I was the Giants’ general manager.
1st Round (11) –Alabama WR Jaylen Waddle
I think Waddle might be my favorite player for the Giants to take in the first round because of his athleticism. If he’s on the board at 11 they have to grab him.
2nd Round (43) – Penn State TE Pat Freiermuth
Freiermuth can’t stretch the field like Evan Engram, but if he can drop less passes than him at the NFL level then New York Giants either trade Engram or let him walk as a free agent in 2022.
Freiermuth hauled in 43 receptions for 507 yards and seven touchdowns in 2019. He scored eight touchdowns in 2018.
3rd Round (75) – Texas EDGE Joseph Ossai
Ossai seems to be an ideal fit as a 3-4 outside linebacker, which is just what the Giants need. He’s Tankathon.com’s third best outside linebacker. If the Giants can get him in the third round it would be a huge steal. Longhornwire.com has him as a first round pick.
4th Round (116) – Illinois G Kendrick Green
I fully expect the Giants to release some of their veteran offensive linemen like Kevin Zeitler, Nate Solder and possibly Will Hernandez. With that being said, they will need to add depth to their line with some younger players.
6th Round (197) – Oregon State EDGE Hamilcar Rashed Jr.
I don’t think the Giants can have enough edge rushers heading into next season. Competition is a good thing right now for a young team that’s building something. Rashed had a heck of a year in 2019 with 14 sacks.
6th Round (202) – Notre Dame G Tommy Kraemer
Once again, like I mentioned above with Kendrick Green, it doesn’t hurt to try and build some depth with your late round draft picks. Especially in an area of need like offensive line.
Compared to my last Giants’ mock draft, my grades from PFF are certainly a lot better. Check them out below.