After trading away cornerback Eli Apple and defensive lineman Damon Harrison, the Giants signaled a movement towards the future. Following their Week 8 to the Washington Redskins, that signal got even stronger. If the season were to end today, the Giants would have to No. 1 pick in the 2019 NFL Draft. And after the trades last week, Big Blue would have nine selections in the upcoming draft.
Tankathon.com comes out with its NFL Draft Power Rankings every week, with their calculation of draft value according to the number of picks and the slot of each selection. The Giants came in at No. 2 on the list this week, with a draft value of 3,846.0. New York sits just behind the Indianapolis Colts for first place on the list. The Colts have a draft value score of 5,187.8. Below is a look of the Top 5 teams in draft value for the upcoming draft.
SB Nation NFL writer Dan Kadar came out this week with an early 2019 NFL Mock Draft. Kadar gave the Giants Oregon quarterback Justin Herbert, though Herbert has said he is inclined not to enter the upcoming draft. Kadar said:
Herbert has emerged this season as the top quarterback prospect in a draft severely lacking in passers. He’s a big, strong-armed thrower with good athleticism to maneuver around the pocket. The Giants will closely be watching to see if he decides to return for another year at Oregon. If he does, New York could be in trouble.