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2018 NFL Draft order: Giants gain separation for second overall pick

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Big Blue looks likely to end up with No. 2 selection

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The New York Giants are just a little bit more secure in their draft position after this past Sunday.

The Cleveland Browns lost a close game to the Green Bay Packers to stay winless and keep the first overall pick. But a loss by the Giants to the Dallas Cowboys and a win by the Jimmy Garrapolo lead San Francisco 49ers gave the Giants just a bit of a cushion for the second overall pick.

There is a lot we don’t know about the Giants that will be on the clock on the night of April 26th, 2018. The search for a new general manager is only just getting started, and while there have been suggestions of an “early leader,” there are several highly qualified candidates who can’t be interviewed until after the season. Likewise, we don’t know who the head coach (or their staff) will be, so we don’t know what schemes the Giants will be running. We don’t know which veteran players will be extended or cut, nor which will be signed or let walk in free agency.

We don’t even know which prospects will enter the the draft and which will go back to school.

So at this point there is absolutely no way to know who the Giants will draft — or even which position.

But, however it all shakes out, they are in a good position to get the player they want, or their choice between several very talented ones.

2018 NFL Draft order

# Team W L T W% SoS %
# Team W L T W% SoS %
1 Browns 0 16 0 0 0.5195
2 Giants 3 13 0 0.188 0.5313
3 Colts 4 12 0 0.25 0.4805
4 Browns (via Texans) 4 12 0 0.25 0.5156
5 Broncos 5 11 0 0.313 0.4922
6 Jets 5 11 0 0.313 0.5195
7 Buccaneers 5 11 0 0.313 0.5547
8 Bears 5 11 0 0.313 0.5586
t-9 49ers 6 10 0 0.375 0.5117
t-9 Raiders 6 10 0 0.375 0.5117
11 Dolphins 6 10 0 0.375 0.543
12 Bengals 7 9 0 0.438 0.4648
13 Washington 7 9 0 0.438 0.5391
14 Packers 7 9 0 0.438 0.5391
15 Cardinals 8 8 0 0.5 0.4883
16 Ravens 9 7 0 0.563 0.4414
17 Chargers 9 7 0 0.563 0.457
18 Seahawks 9 7 0 0.563 0.4922
19 Cowboys 9 7 0 0.563 0.4961
20 Lions 9 7 0 0.563 0.4961
Currently in playoffs
Titans 9 7 0 0.563 0.4336
Bills 9 7 0 0.563 0.4922
Jaguars 10 6 0 0.625 0.4336
Bills (via Chiefs) 10 6 0 0.625 0.4766
Falcons 10 6 0 0.625 0.543
Rams 11 5 0 0.688 0.5039
Saints 11 5 0 0.688 0.5352
Panthers 11 5 0 0.688 0.5391
Steelers 13 3 0 0.813 0.4531
Eagles 13 3 0 0.813 0.4609
Patriots 13 3 0 0.813 0.4844
Vikings 13 3 0 0.813 0.4922