How are the New York Giants doing after the first three rounds of the 2015 NFL Draft? Some eyebrows were raised when the Giants selected offensive tackle Ereck Flowers in Round 1 on Thursday. The move to get safety Landon Collins in Round 2 and the third-round selection of defensive end Owamagbe Odighizuwa have. however, received praise.
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Walter Football gave the Giants selection of Odighizuwa an A:
The Giants just landed a pass-rushing steal who dropped into the third round? When has that ever happened? Jerry Reese is the master of obtaining great values on the defensive line, and Owa Odighizuwa is his latest one. The UCLA product should've gone in the first half of the previous round, so I like this pick, especially since Odighizuwa fills a need up front.
CBS Sports gave the Odighizuwa selection a B:
The Giants love to pick pass rushers, and this kid can rush the passer. So there's some value. But he does have some medical issues.
Mocking The Draft gives the Giants a B- for their first three rounds.
The Giants rebounded nicely after a questionable first-round pick in Flowers. It was theft to get Collins in the second round and Odighizuwa in the third. Odighizuwa is a good system fit for the Giants and will be a player who can get after the passer and play the run.
Mike Mayock put the Giants in his Day 2 'winners' category.
Despite their protestations to the contrary, the Giants desperately needed a safety after losing Antrel Rolle, Stevie Brown and Quintin Demps in free agency. Landon Collins was widely viewed as the best safety available in a shallow crop. Although the Giants were compelled to trade up for Collins, they did so at a fair price.
Chris Burke of SI.com put the Collins' selection by the Giants in his 'steals' category despite the price the Giants paid:
Sure, this was the opening pick on Day 2, and New York had to trade up to make it. But Collins was arguably the top player at his position this year—many had him ahead of Round 1 selection Damarious Randall—and there was a significant safety drop-off behind him.
This also was not merely a best-player-available move by the Giants. They had a noticeable void at safety, so Collins slots in as an immediate starter.