Payton Turner would be a good mid-round option for the Giants
Another week and I have another New York Giants seven round mock draft for you. I have to once again make it clear that this isn’t what I think the Giants will do, this is what I would do if I was their general manager.
I used Pro Football Focus’ NFL draft simulator which of course dictated which players I took, since I selected the best player available that I think will help them.
1st Round (11) – Alabama WR Devonta Smith
With Smith still on the board this was a no-brainer. I would be surprised though if he makes it to 11 on draft night though.
2nd Round (43) – USC T Alijah Vera-Tucker
Offensive tackle isn’t the most glaring need for the Giants, but taking Vera-Tucker here is a great value pick. Also it wouldn’t hurt the Giants to bolster their offensive line with a high draft pick.
3rd Round (75) – Houston EDGE Payton Turner
Taking Turner in the third round would be a great way for the Giants to try and improve their pass rush.
4th Round (116) – Oklahoma State CB Rodarius Williams
The Giants need more help at corner which is why I took Williams here. As you can see below, PFF didn’t give me a great grade for this pick. He only recorded two interceptions during his college career, both in 2018.
6th Round (197) – West Virginia DL Darius Stills
With Leonard Williams and/or Dalvin Tomlinson likely bolting in free agency, the Giants will likely need to add another defensive lineman in the draft.
6th Round (202) – South Carolina G Sadarius Hutcherson
A late round flyer on an offensive lineman isn’t a bad idea in order to add depth to a young group.
Looking at the grades below I definitely hit with the first two picks and Williams was likely a reach in the fourth round.