Dyami Brown isn’t a bad option
Anthony Treash of Pro Football Focus has released a two round NFL mock draft and has the New York Giants passing up on skilled position player in the first round. Not if you look at his mock, he has wide receiver Devonta Smith, Ja’Marr Chase and Jaylen Waddle being taken prior to 11.
Instead Treash has the Giants taking Oregon offensive tackle Penei Sewell. Here’s what he wrote:
First things first, the chances of Sewell actually falling this far are slim. But this mock represents what I would do and not what the NFL would do, so a generational tackle falls right in the lap of New York here at Pick 11.
Sewell recorded a 95.8 PFF grade in 2019, which still stands as the highest-graded season by a Power 5 tackle since 2014. At 6-foot-6, 325-pounds, it’s quite amazing watching Sewell move in space — the overall athleticism is off the charts. He earned a 95.7 grade as a run-blocker in 2019 and was also nearly perfect in pass protection, allowing just seven pressures on 491 snaps.
An offensive tackle in the first round isn’t sexy, but it is a a need. It would likely solidify the edges of the Giants’ offensive line. If I had the option though, I would have taken Florida tight end Kyle Pitts, who Treash has going at the 12th pick.
When it comes to Big Blue’s second round pick, with this year’s wide receiver class being so deep, the Giants can take a wide receiver later on. In this case Treash has New York selecting North Carolina wide receiver Dyami Brown in the second round.
Brown was a sole vertical threat at UNC over the past two seasons. He racked up 1,087 yards on vertical targets in that span, edging out Alabama’s DeVonta Smith for the most in the FBS (was over 400 yards more than the third-best in the Power Five). While Brown’s route tree was incredibly limited with the Tar Heels, he easily showed he will have no issue with taking on a more diverse set in the NFL.
Brown recorded 55 receptions for 1,099 yards and eight touchdowns in 2020.