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2019 Big Blue Draft-A-Thon: Giants select LB Germaine Pratt and and WR DaMarkus Lodge, on the clock for pick 171

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The Giants continue to reinforce their defense at the top of the fifth with LB Germaine Pratt and add to the offense with WR DaMarkus Lodge

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With the 143rd and 144th picks in the 2019 Big Blue Draft-A-Thon, the Big Blue View community selected Germaine Pratt (LB, NC State) and DaMarkus Lodge (WR, Ole Miss) for the New York Giants to start the fifth round.

Pratt has only been a linebacker for one year, converting from safety for his final year at NC State. He has plenty of experience in zone coverage from his days as a DB, but is still finding his way as a down-hill run defending linebacker. Pratt might start his career as a special teamer or sub-package player, but he could grow into a larger role as he learns the nuances of the linebacker position. At the very least he is likely an upgrade from Tae Davis.

With the very next pick, the Giants added an outside receiver in DaMarkus Lodge from Ole Miss. Lodge was as a deep threat almost exclusively and has good long speed, but his route running and lateral agility remain questions. He also flashes the ball skills to make highlight-reel catches, but also shows inconsistencies catching the ball and can drop some “gimmie” passes. Lodge does have plenty of skill at getting clean releases against tight coverage, and could help free up the short area of the field for the rest of the Giants’ offense, in addition to being a tough, physical blocker for his teammates.

The Giants have a third pick in the the fifth round, the 171st overall pick, or the first of three compensatory picks at the end of the round. To keep things moving along, I’ll only be listing the 10 picks before the Giants’ selection and the 10 best players available.

The Picks So Far

161. Houston Texans - Mark Fields (CB, Clemson)
162. Chicago Bears - Javon Patterson (iOL Mississippi)
163. Philadelphia Eagles - Terry Godwin (WR, Georgia)
164. Indianapolis Colts - Gary Johnson (LB, Texas)
165. Dallas Cowboys - Rodney Anderson (RB, Oklahoma)
166. Los Angeles Chargers - Clayton Thorson (QB, Northwestern)
167. Kansas City Chiefs - Terry Beckner (iDL, Missouri)
168. New Orleans Saints - Anthony Johnson (WR, Buffalo)
169. Los Angeles Rams - Zedrick Woods (S, Mississippi)
170. Cleveland Browns - Michael Jordan (iOL, Ohio State)

Best Players Available

Overall
128. Preston Williams (WR, Colorado State)
Cornerback
182. Kendall Sheffield (CB, Ohio State)
185. Derrek Thomas (CB, Baylor)
191. Ka’dar Hollman (CB, Toledo)
Safety
167. Mike Edwards (S, Kentucky)
187. Marvell Tell (S, USC)
197. Sheldrick Redwine (S, Miami)
Linebacker
202. Chase Hansen (LB, Utah)
203. Ben Burr-Kirven
204. Cameron Smith (LB, USC)

The New York Giants Are On The Clock

Poll

With The 171st Pick, The New York Giants Select:

This poll is closed

  • 7%
    128. Preston Williams (WR, Colorado State)
    (23 votes)
  • 23%
    182. Kendall Sheffield (CB, Ohio State)
    (75 votes)
  • 2%
    185. Derrek Thomas (CB, Baylor)
    (9 votes)
  • 3%
    191. Ka’dar Hollman (CB, Toledo)
    (10 votes)
  • 28%
    167. Mike Edwards (S, Kentucky)
    (90 votes)
  • 6%
    187. Marvell Tell (S, USC)
    (21 votes)
  • 10%
    197. Sheldrick Redwine (S, Miami)
    (32 votes)
  • 3%
    202. Chase Hansen (LB, Utah)
    (10 votes)
  • 10%
    203. Ben Burr-Kirven (LB, Washington)
    (34 votes)
  • 3%
    204. Cameron Smith (LB, USC)
    (10 votes)
314 votes total Vote Now

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Draft wisely.