Who will the Giants take at 11?
We found out a lot about the New York Giants and the players that they covet in this year’s NFL Draft.
We know that Big Blue like Patrick Surtain II, Kwity Paye, Azeez Ojulari, Devonta Smith, Jaylen Waddle and Jayson Oweh.
Ralph Vacchiano of SNY is reporting that the Giants are leaning toward selecting an edge rusher with the 11th overall pick instead of taking a wide receiver like Waddle or Smith if they fall to them.
There’s a good chance that when the Giants make their first pick April 29 in the 2021 NFL Draft that one of Alabama’s two explosive receivers — DeVonta Smith and Jaylen Waddle — will still be on the board. There’s even an outside chance that both of them will still be there at 11.
But even if that happens, the Giants might still take an edge rusher instead.
Nothing is set in stone with two weeks to go until the draft in Cleveland, but multiple NFL sources told SNY they sensed that the Giants were leaning towards taking a pass rusher in the first round of the draft. Whether they really would pass on Smith and Waddle isn’t completely clear, but one source said the Giants have “done a lot of work on” the top edge rushers who could go in Round 1.
When it comes to getting value in the first round it would be a mistake to pass on Smith or Waddle. The Giants would be better off taking one of them and then getting an edge rusher in the second round. I got a feeling that there will be some first round talent when it comes to pass rushers available in the early second round.
The problem is that Giants’ general manager Dave Gettleman has a lot of pressure on him to improve their roster dramatically this offseason, so he might go with need over value at 11.
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