Should the Giants draft an offensive lineman in the first round?
ESPN NFL Draft expert Mel Kiper Jr. recently stated that he wouldn’t rule out the New York Giants using the 11th overall pick in the 2021 NFL Draft on an offensive lineman.
Right now the Giants could select an offensive lineman in the first round, but they could allso choose to take a cornerback, wide receiver or an edge rusher.
Dane Brugler of The Athletic has released his latest mock draft and he has the Giants taking USC offensive guard Aliijah Vera-Tucker at 11.
Round 1, Pick 11: New York Giants – Alijah Vera-Tucker, OG, USC
If the Giants want Daniel Jones to succeed, continuing to upgrade the offensive line with this pick will be attractive. There is no such thing as a “safe” prospect in the NFL Draft, but Vera-Tucker is viewed by many around the league as having low bust potential and a high floor. Personally, I would go Jaylen Waddle here, which is another realistic possibility.
Vera-Tucker is a good player, but this is way too high to take an offensive guard.
I do think the Giants should consider an offensive lineman at 11, but passing on wide receivers Jaylen Waddle or Devonta Smith if they fall out of the top-10 would be a mistake.
New York have to take the best player available in round one and then they can grab a edge rusher in the second round if they don’t take one at 11.
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