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Day 3 Instant Analysis: Giants select LB B.J. Goodson, RB Paul Perkins, TE Jerell Adams

The Giants add a trio of solid football players on the third day of the draft

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We've come to the last day of the 2016 NFL Draft, and after months of speculation, we now know who the New York Giants drafted.

To recap:

Round 1 - Eli Apple, cornerback out of Ohio State [PickInstant Anlysis]

Round 2 - Sterling Shepard, WR, Oklahoma [PickInstant Anlysis]

Round 3 - Darian Thompson, S, Boise State [PickInstant Analysis]

Now on to the third day

Round 4 - B.J. Goodson (LB, Clemson)

Goodson flew under the radar on that stacked Clemson defense, but not standing out isn't the same thing as not being a good player. Goodson is shorter than the Giants have typically favored in the past, but he has the thickness at 242 pounds, long arms, and big hands. While Goodson is a better athlete than advertised, power and toughness are his calling card. He is also instinctive, with a high-IQ, sound coverage, and the ability to stack and shed in the run game.

Goodson might not seize the starting job immediately, but he could push for the starting middle linebacker job sooner rather than later. He's been compared to Jonathan Goff, and it seems apt. Goff was very smart, quickly became one of the best run-defending linebackers in the league, and was developing into a good coverage linebacker before he blew his knee out.

Round 5 - Paul Perkins (RB, UCLA)

A good all-around running back with impressive balance, patience, and vision. Perkins has very quick feet, able to make defenders miss at the line of scrimmage, or break ankles -- figuratively speaking -- in space. He also brings reliable hands and is an aggressive pass protector. Despite being 5-foot-10, 208 pounds, Perkins was highly productive with 4,227 yards from scrimmage -- 3,488 rushing, 739 receiving -- and 32 touchdowns over the last three years.

With Rashad Jennings aging and Orleans Darkwa always seeming to come off the field with some sort of injury, Perkins is a three-down running back who is well-suited for a spread offense and can handle a full load at the next level. He could be the Giants' running back of the future.

Round 6 - Jerell Adams (TE/H-Back, South Carolina)

The Giants got Eli Manning another weapon in the passing game. While Adams isn't the classic "Gronkowski" type tight end, he has good length (6-5, 34 3/8-inch arms), athleticism, and soft hands. His speed, short area quickness, deceptive play strength, and competitiveness lets him threaten every level of a defense. Adams can be both a safety blanket for Manning or a weapon to attack the seams downfield. Despite being a former basketball player, Adams is competitive at the catch point and as a blocker in the run game.