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2019 Big Blue Draft-A-Thon: Giants select DT Khalen Saunders, On the clock for pick 132

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With their first fourth round selection, the Giants pick Western Illinois DT Khalen Saunders and are back on the clock

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The first pick of the fourth round for our Big Blue Draft-A-Thon is in the books, and Big Blue View has selected Khalen Saunders (iDL, Western Illinois) for the New York Giants at 109th overall.

Khalen Saunders is a small-school prospect but he could well be a steal at the beginning of the fourth round. He made waves for himself at the Senior Bowl, and not just for his ability to back handsprings at 320 pounds. He is both powerful and agile (exactly the kind of defensive tackle the Giants like) and gave big-school offensive linemen a serious run for their money. He also had one of the most touching moments when he made time to go home for the birth of his daughter, and still made sure to be back in Mobile to play in the Senior Bowl, rather than just stay home because the scouts left.

After trading Eli Apple to the New Orleans Saints for a fourth round pick, the Giants are back on the clock with the 132nd overall selection.

Picks So Far

110. Jacksonville Jaguars - Anthony Nelson (EDGE, Iowa)
111. Cincinnati Bengals - Sione Takitaki (LB, BYU)
112. Detroit Lions - Jahlani Tavai (LB, Hawaii)
113. Buffalo Bills - Darrell Henderson (RB, Memphis)
114. Baltimore Ravens - Ross Piersbacher (iOL, Alabama)
115. Green Bay Packers - David Long (LB, West Virginia)
116. Carolina Panthers - Dennis Daley (OT, South Carolina)
117. Miami Dolphins - Antoine Wesley (WR, Texas Tech)
118. Atlanta Falcons - Max Scharping (OT, Northern Illinois)
119. Green Bay Packers - Mecole Hardman (WR, Georgia)
120. Cleveland Browns - Gerald Willis (iDL, Miami)
121. Minnesota Vikings - Alize Mack (TE, Notre Dame)
122. Tennessee Titans - Marquise Blair (S, Utah)
123. Pittsburgh Steelers - Will Harris (S, Boston College)
124. Baltimore Ravens - Justin Hollins (EDGE, Oregon)
125. Seattle Seahawks - Dillon Mitchell (WR, Oregon)
126. Denver Broncos - Te’Von Coney (LB, Notre Dame)
127. Chicago Bears - Mike Bell (S, Fresno State)
128. Philadelphia Eagles - Kingsley Keke (iDL, Texas A&M)
129. Dallas Cowboys - Kaden Smith (TE, Stanford)
130. Indianapolis Colts - Daniel Wise (iDL, Kansas)
131. Los Angeles Chargers - Kris Boyd (CB, Texas)
132. Buffalo Bills - Michael Jackson (CB, Miami)

Because of how the board fell this time, with roughly 20 wide receivers and running backs, I ultimately DID decide to break my own rules and am listing BPA at positions of need for the Giants.

Best Players Available

153. Joe Jackson (EDGE, Miami)
155. Sutton Smith (EDGE, Northern Illinois)
192. Jalen Jelks (EDGE, Oregon)
165. Germaine Pratt (LB, NC State)
168. Emeke Egbule (LB, Houston)
161. Zedrick Woods (S, Ole Miss)
167. Mike Edwards (S, Kentucky)
187. Marvell Tell (S, USC)
159. Corey Ballentine (CB, Washburn)
172. Mark Fields (CB, Clemson)

The New York Giants Are On The Clock

(reminder, all round today will only last 45 minutes)


With the 132nd overall selection, the New York Giants pick:

This poll is closed

  • 24%
    153. Joe Jackson (EDGE, Miami)
    (83 votes)
  • 9%
    155. Sutton Smith (EDGE, Northern Illinois)
    (33 votes)
  • 6%
    Jalen Jelks (EDGE, Oregon)
    (21 votes)
  • 15%
    165. Germaine Pratt (LB, NC State)
    (53 votes)
  • 5%
    168. Emeke Egbolue (LB, Houston)
    (20 votes)
  • 5%
    161. Zedrick Woods (S, Ole Miss)
    (17 votes)
  • 7%
    167. Mike Edwards (S, Kentucky)
    (27 votes)
  • 2%
    187. Marvell Tell (S, USC)
    (10 votes)
  • 15%
    159. Corey Ballentine (CB, Washburn)
    (52 votes)
  • 6%
    172. Mark Fields (CB, Clemson)
    (22 votes)
338 votes total Vote Now

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