Giants may want to draft an offensive lineman
The feeling that I get heading into the 2021 NFL Draft is that the New York Giants will likely use the 11th overall pick on an offensive lineman or edge rusher after filling so many needs via free agency.
Hayden Winks of NBC Sports has released his latest mock draft and has the Giants taking Northwestern offensive tackle Rashawn Slater.
11. Giants – Northwestern OT2 Rashawn Slater
Daniel Jones’ 2021 performance will determine if GM David Gettleman is sticking around next offseason, so I’m leaning offense here in general. Jones has enough pass-catchers to have success, but RT Nate Solder and the interior offensive line are worth upgrading. Slater has positional versatility and is even ranked as the No. 1 offensive tackle on some NFL team’s draft boards.
Another option at 11 is USC offensive tackle Alijah Vera-Tucker. What’s interesting about this mock is that Winks has the Philadelphia Eagles taking Alabama wide receiver Jaylen Waddle at 12. Would the Giants really pass on Waddle?
With the Giants looking like they’re happy with their young offensive line, we have to wonder whether or not they will even draft one at all.
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