Rashawn Slater would be a nice pick for the Giants
The New York Giants have a tough decision when it comes to the way they decide to use their first round pick in this year’s NFL Draft. Should they take an offensive lineman to help protect quarterback Daniel Jones? A wide receiver to give him more weapons or even an edge rusher to help out their defense?
Andrew Erikson of Pro Football Focus has released a mock draft and as you can see below, he has the Giants using the 11th overall pick on Northwestern offensive lineman Rashawn Slater.
11. NEW YORK GIANTS — OT RASHAWN SLATER, NORTHWESTERN
The New York Giants need to figure out whether Daniel Jones can be their long-term franchise quarterback. The only way they can do that is to put him in a position to succeed heading into his third NFL season.
The team has already upgraded his receiving arsenal with the addition of Kenny Golladay, so the next step is to address the offensive line. Last season, Big Blue’s offensive line ranked dead last in PFF pass-blocking grade (50.6).
Rashawn Slater can immediately step in and provide a boost that the Giants (and Jones) desperately need up front. In 2019, Slater allowed just five pressures as the Wildcats’ left tackle.
I don’t thnik the Giants could go wrong with using the 11th overall pick on an offensive lineman. I already like their young core right now, but with all of the weapons they’ve already added this offseason, giving quarterback Daniel Jones more protection isn’t a bad idea.
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