We have already asked you to vote on your favorite 2015 NFL Draft pick by the New York Giants. We have given you the 'Kudos & Wet Willies' draft review. Let's look around at how others, including Mel Kiper of ESPN are grading the Giants 2015 NFL Draft. While we're at it, we will give you the opportunity to vote and hand out your own draft grade for this year's handiwork by the Giants in the draft.
If you are like everybody else who follows the Giants, you love some of the picks by Jerry Reese and Co. You hate others, or at least thoroughly confused by them. You are undecided how you feel about a few of the picks, as well.
What, however, is the sum total of how you feel about the picks by the Giants over the past few days? Do they get an 'A'? an 'F'? Somewhere in-between.
Mel Kiper (B-)
Here is what Kiper wrote about the Giants' draft [Insider only]:
I expected the Giants to take either Brandon Scherff, if available, or Ereck Flowers with the No. 9 pick, so when Scherff ended up at No. 5, Flowers became the man. He could end up at right tackle, pushing Justin Pugh inside. If Flowers can transition well, the Giants could get better at two positions with one pick, but you just can't make that promise. While the pick made sense, I had Flowers at No. 27 overall on my final Big Board, so for me this wasn't a "best player available" situation. I was a fan of the move up to get Landon Collins in Round 2. The Giants don't just have a need for a box safety, Collins can also become something akin to a WILL linebacker for them. You move up for a guy you think helps you right away, and Collins certainly does. Owa Odighizuwa (say it together: OH-DIG-HE-ZOO-AH) was a reasonable value in Round 3, and though his pass-rushing skills can be underwhelming, he's a great athlete with a sturdy frame, and the Giants are woefully short on edge depth. The addition of another safety in Round 5, Mykkele Thompson, just emphasizes the need at that position and, perhaps, how they plan to use Collins. I just thought it was a reach. I had better options available on my board, but again, it's all about fit and development at this point. Geremy Davis is a sleeper at WR because he's quite an athlete who maybe does more on a better team. I think the Giants did pretty well in hitting needs, but the transition to tackle isn't an easy one, and fans shouldn't expect Flowers to fix that O-line overnight.
Dan Kadar (Mocking The Draft) B-
Best pick: Collins - The Giants were able to get a first-round talent at the start of the second round.
Questionable pick: Flowers - Sure, he fits the scheme perfectly, but few had Flowers graded as a top 10 pick.
The Giants added potentially three starters in the draft, and that's exactly what you want to see. I may question how high they picked Flowers, but he helps finish off their offensive line. Collins is a good box safety who will help improve New York's run defense. Odighizuwa gets compared to Justin Tuck, so there's some irony to that pick. He is a good all-around defensive end. If Davis is healthy, he showed he can do some solid things as an outside receiver who will go up and get the ball. One issue coming out of this class is New York needing corners because the depth after Prince Amukamara and Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie is thin.
Pete Prisco of CBS Sports gives the Giants a C+.
The Washington Post scored the Giants draft as a B+.
Walter Football gave the Giants a B- and called it "an average draft."
FOX Sports gave the Giants a B+.
Doug Farrar of SI.com gave the Giants a B-.