The aftermath of the trade that sent Odell Beckham Jr. and Olivier Vernon to the Cleveland Browns leaves the New York Giants with 12 picks in the 2019 NFL Draft, two (Nos. 6 and 17) in Round 1.
GM Dave Gettleman said Wednesday in announcing the trade that accumulating those picks is part of the team’s plan to rebuild the roster.
OK, fine. The key, though, will be how Gettleman and the Giants use those picks.
Just as an example of what the Giants could do with 12 picks I ran a ‘Fanspeak’ 7-round mock for the Giants. No trades. No first-round quarterback since Kyler Murray and Dwayne Haskins were both gone. I’m not giving explanations of why I picked certain guys or who else was left.
This is simply an example of what the Giants could come away with in April if they just sit tight and make all their picks.
Round 1 (No. 6) — Quinnen Williams, DL, Alabama
Round 1 (No. 17) — T.J. Hockenson, TE, Iowa
Round 2 (No. 37) — Nasir Adderley, S, Delaware
Round 3 (No. 95) — Erik McCoy, C, Texas A&M
Round 4 (No. 108) — Kaleb McGary, OT, Washington
Round 5 (No. 132) — Gary Johnson, LB, Texas
Round 5 (No. 142) — Michael Jackson, CB, Texas
Round 5 (No. 143) — Ryan Finley, QB, N.C. State
Round 5 (No. 171) — Wyatt Ray, Edge, Boston College
Round 6 (No. 180) — Hunter Renfrow, WR, Clemson
Round 7 (No. 232) — Jamal Custis, WR, Syracuse
Round 7 (No. 245) — Jordan Brailford, Edge, Oklahoma State
Do with it what you will — and I know that means many of you will shred it.