Giants’ first round pick is hard to predict
It feels like whenever the NFL Draft rolls around every year we have an idea of what position the New York Giants will go with when it comes to their first round pick.
This year, the Giants can go in so many directions, whether a wide receiver, a cornerback, an edge rusher or even an offensive lineman.
ESPN NFL Draft expert Mel Kiper Jr. says he thinks the Giants could end up taking an offensive lineman at 11. In his most recent he has them grabbing Alabama wide receiver Jaylen Waddle.
“I would not count out the Giants drafting an offensive lineman (at No. 11),” Kiper said, via Big Blue View. “You’ve gotta fix that spot or Daniel Jones is going to have no chance, even though you’ve got some receivers now with (Kenny) Golladay coming in, you could add Jaylen Waddle, you could add a lineman, could add a linebacker like Micah Parsons. They have some needs they have to address in this draft, it’s doing to be interesting to see how they attack it.
“I really want to see what they do to get this offensive line fixed and get this offensive line to play at a high level because to me that holds the whole key to what kind of year the Giants have.”
Kiper said that he think the Giants “would have to think about” using their first round pick on Northwestern offensive lineman Rashawn Slater.
“Slater’s a heckuva player,” Kiper said. “He can play left tackle, right tackle or guard, so he can wear a lot of hats on that offensive line … if Slater’s there he would be really interesting.”
I think Kiper is right the Giants do have to think about taking Slater. But if they can get Waddle, they will be a tough decision to make between both players.
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