Kwity Paye over Jaylen Waddle?
I’m sure you’re getting sick of NFL mock drafts by now. But the good news is that the draft is only two weeks away, so they will be going away in the near future.
For now, we’re going to look and see who Bleacher Report has the New York Giants taking in the first round. Brad Gagnon of B/R has the Giants using the 11th overall pick on Michigan edge rusher Kwity Paye.
The G-Men didn’t get more than four sacks out of an edge defender in 2020, and they were so caught up in paying Golladay, Adoree’ Jackson and Leonard Williams that Ifeadi Odenigbo was their only semi-notable addition in that spot.
The versatile, relatively seasoned Kwity Paye would have a chance to immediately compete with Odenigbo, Ryan Anderson, Oshane Ximines and Lorenzo Carter for reps on the edge, and it would be surprising if he didn’t top that totem pole by the end of his rookie campaign.
Paye brings consistent pressure and is a lot more developed than fellow intriguing pass-rusher Gregory Rousseau, who might be better suited for a team that isn’t on track for a make-or-break year as the Giants appear to be.
I don’t understand mock drafts that have the Giants passing on Alabama wide receiver Jaylen Waddle and taking a guy like Paye.
Don’t get me wrong, Paye is a good player, but Waddle would is a higher rated prospect and would be a steal at 11. I don’t think the Giants would pass him up for anyone else at this point.
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