Worst comes to worst and the Giants have to get an edge rusher at 11
Once again I used Pro Football Focus’ NFL draft simulator and did a seven round mock draft for the New York Giants. This time I wasn’t able to get one of the top receivers in the first round so I settled for one of the top edge rushers that came out this year.
1st Round (11) – Michigan EDGE Kwity Paye
With the top three receivers off the board as well as Florida tight end Kyle Pitts, Paye was the best option at 11.
Without there being a top playmaker available, an edge rusher like Paye makes the most sense for the Giants.
2nd Round (43) – Penn State TE Pat Freiermuth
Just like my last mock draft, I decided to take Freiermuth in the second round as a possible replacement for Evan Engram if the Giants decide to part ways with him this offseason or not re-sign him in 2022.
3rd Round (75) – Clemson WR Cornell Powell
With this year’s wide receiver class being so deep, it makes sense for the Giants to grab one in the third round if they can’t get one they like sooner.
Powell had a great year in 2020 with 53 receptions for 882 yards and seven touchdowns for the Clemson Tigers.
4th Round (116) – Wisconsin-Whitewater C Quinn Meinerz
Nick Gates is a pretty good center for the Giants, but adding someone else to provide a possible upgrade like Meinerz makes sense. It also might push him to get better.
6th Round (197) – Notre Dame EDGE Adetokunbo Ogundeji
The Giants need to add as many edge rushers as they can to create competition within their team and hopefully some of the guys on their roster will break out in 2021.
6th Round (202) – Iowa T Alaric Jackson
This late in the draft it’s not a bad idea to add some more depth to the Giants’ offensive line.
Below are once again the grades that PFF gave me for my picks.