With the 2018 NFL Draft officially in the books for the New York Giants, let’s look back at each pick. Oh, and the volumes of reading material we provided you about each player, as well.
Round 1 (No. 2 overall) — Saquon Barkley, RB, Penn State
Best player in the draft. A player GM Dave Gettleman gave a perfect 9.0 grade, only the second he had ever awarded. The other went to Peyton Manning.
- Giants 2018 draft: Saquon Barkley selected No. 2 overall
- Why the Giants selected Saquon Barkley
- What others are saying about Giants’ selection of Saquon Barkley
- Saquon Barkley goes home to New York Giants
- How will the Giants use Saquon Barkley?
Round 2 (No. 34) — Will Hernandez, OG, UTEP
Gettleman called the 327-pound mauler of a run blocker “exactly what we’re looking for.”
- Giants 2018 draft: OG Will Hernandez is Giants’ second-round pick
- Dave Gettleman explains why the Giants selected Will Hernandez
- Meet the newest Giants: Will Hernandez, Lorenzo Carter, B.J. Hill
- Will Hernandez a big, powerful, nasty ... and agile hog molly
- Meet your newest Giant: Will Hernandez, OG, UTEP
Round 3 (No. 66) — Lorenzo Carter, OLB, Georgia
“He’s an outside edge pass rusher. We need pass rushers, every team needs pass rushers – c’mon,” said Gettleman
- Giants 2018 draft: Giants take OLB Lorenzo Carter in Round 3
- Lorenzo Carter, B.J. Hill bring athleticism and potential to Giants defense
- 2018 NFL Draft - The Giants finally get their linebacker in Lorenzo Carter
Round 3 (No. 69) — B.J. Hill, DT, N.C. State
Gettleman called him “an inside power broker ... a powerful, tough son of a gun.”
- Giants 2018 draft: DT B.J. Hill is selected 69th overall by New York Giants
- 2018 NFL Draft: What does B.J. Hill bring to the Giants?
Round 4 (No. 108) — Kyle Lauletta, QB, Richmond
Competition for Davis Webb as backup and heir apparent to Eli Manning.
- Giants 2018 NFL Draft: QB Kyle Lauletta selected by Giants in Round 4
- Scouting report on Giants’ fourth-round pick Kyle Lauletta
- New Giants’ QB Kyle Lauletta believed in his NFL dream when others doubted
Round 5 (No. 139) — R.J. McIntosh, DT, Miami
More defensive line depth. A guy who seems destined to be a 5-tech defensive end for the Giants.
- Giants 2018 NFL Draft: DT R.J. McIntosh selected by Giants in Round 5
- What selections of QB Kyle Lauletta, DT R.J. McIntosh mean for Giants
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