The Giants haven’t had a dominant pass rusher in a long time
I think it’s fair to argue that the New York Giants’ two biggest needs heading into next season are at the edge rusher and wide receiver positions. Between both spots I believe wide receiver is more important because of all that is invested in starting quarterback Daniel Jones.
NFL Network draft analyst Daniel Jeremiah actually believes that Giants’ general manager Dave Gettleman won’t be able to pass on University of Miami edge rusher Gregory Rousseau. Here’s what he wrote in his latest mock draft.
“I know GM Dave Gettleman has let it be known that he wants to add playmakers on offense,” writes Jeremiah. “At the end of the day, though, he’s not able to pass up the big, athletic edge rusher.”
As much as I want the Giants to take a wide receiver with the 11th overall pick, it might make sense to take an edge rusher like Rousseau in the first round and then grab a pass catcher in the second or third round because this year’s receiver class is loaded and they might be able to find a top-tier guy later on.
All I can say at the end of the day is that I’m glad I don’t have to make the tough decisions that Gettleman has to make.