After the first three rounds, the Giants found themselves with three players in Ereck Flowers, Landon Collins, and Owa Odighizuwa who should be Day 1 contributors, if not all starters.
Hitting on your first three picks is great, but it should also be expected. Hitting in the third day of the draft, rounds 4, 5, 6, 7, and undrafted free agency, however, is the difference between a good team and a great team. The third day of the draft is where teams can solidify their special teams and build the depth that carries them through the end of the season.
Round 5 - 144th Overall
Mykkele Thompson (S, Texas) - The first pick of the draft where I'm sitting here going "Who!?". After a quick googling, shows that Thompson is an athletic safety who has the ability to play corner in nickel packages. He wasn't invited to the combine, but put forth solid numbers at the Texas pro day. He measures 6-0 5/8", 200 pounds, recorded a 4.47s 40, 4.46s short shuttle, 6.97s 3-cone drill, 36-inch vertical, and 10-9 broad jump.
Thompson is solid, albeit unspectacular, in both run and pass defense. Tony Pauline says he is one of his favorite sleeper DB prospects, and shows good range in centerfield while being a sure -- and aggressive -- tackler in the run game. His college career got off to a slow start, but he improved tremendously once he began wearing contact lenses.
At the very least Thompson can come in compete for a role on the special teams, but in the Giants' thin safety position, he should get a chance to show what he can do throughout the off and preseason.
Round 6 - 186th Overall
Geremy Davis (WR, UConn) - The Giants add another combatant to the competition at wide receiver. Davis has great NFL size at 6-2, 216, with a solid catch radius. He ran a 4.47 40-yard dash, put up 23 reps on the bench press, had a 36.5" vertical jump, 10'4" broad jump, 4.18s short shuttle and 6.86s 3-cone drill.
Davis is a physical player who had a 1,000 yard season in 2013, but became overlooked following a very poor 2014 by the UConn Huskies. He gets in and out of his breaks quickly and is adept in finding holes zone coverage. He shows strong hands to routinely make contested catches over the middle, and a large catch radius.
Davis' blend of size, quickness, catch radius, and toughness make him an intriguing prospect. There are even some who think he could add some size and be a hybrid tight end. The camp battle between Geremy Davis, Corey Washington, Marcus Harris, Juron Criner, Chris Harper, Preston Parker, and Kevin Ogletree should be a fierce one, and should -- hopefully -- bring out the best in whoever makes the roster.
Round 7 - 226th Overall
Bobby Hart (OG, Florida St) - The Giants end their draft the same way they started their draft: With a young, massive offensive lineman from the state of Florida. Hart started every game at right tackle for FSU, but some lower body stiffness projects him better to an offensive guard. He has long arms, big hands, and plays with plenty of power. He might be a practice squad candidate to start, but at 20 years old, he has plenty of upside with NFL coaching.
Comparing the Giants first three picks of Ereck Flowers, Landon Collins, and Owa Odighizuwa with their final three picks of Mykkele Thomas, Geremy Davis, and Bobby Hart, there seems to be a distinct disconnect in how they are valued by most of the world. However, there is a distinct theme to the Giants picks. They all have solid size, athletic upside, can impact the run game, and are physical.
It will be interesting to follow the Giants rookies through the preseason program, and doubly so for these day 3 picks that haven't gotten much press, despite playing for major programs.