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Best available players for Giants on Day 3 of 2019 NFL Draft

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Let’s check how the board set up for Rounds 4-7

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The New York Giants shocked everyone with three firs-round picks during Day 1 of the NFL Draft. They were perhaps just as surprising in Day 2 by waiting and making EDGE Oshane Ximines their lone selection with the 95th overall pick.

There was potential to trade up at some point, but the Giants decided to stay and keep six picks for Day 3. The Giants will have a fourth (108) two fifths (143 and 171) a sixth (180) and two sevenths (232 and 245). Again there is potential for trades, especially with that second fifth-round pick. Below are the values of the Giants’ picks per the Football Perspective Approximate Value chart.

Giants Day 3 picks

Pick AV
Pick AV
108 4.8
143 3
171 1.9
180 1.5
232 0.05
245 0.05
source: Football Perspective

Updated Big Board

We’ve been keeping up with the Big Board through the first two days and for the most part the value has matched. Here’s an updated look at where Chris and I ranked these prospects, who is off the board, and who is still available with the Giants’ picks highlighted.

Best players available

The Giants had to wait a long time to pick on Day 2 but will have a significantly shorter wait time at the start of Day 3. The 108th overall pick will be the sixth pick in the fourth round, which means the Giants should be able to take one of the best available players on the board.

First-round grades

Two players with first-round grades on our board remain: safety Chauncey Gardner-Johnson from Florida and wide receiver Hakeem Butler from Iowa State. Gardner-Johnson is a versatile defensive back who played a lot of nickel corner last season and has played both safety positions during his college career. Butler is a tall wide receiver who sports speed and athleticism to win on the outside and from the slot.

First/Second-round grades

Just one player remains from this category — Texas defensive lineman Charles Omenihu. At 280 pounds, Omenihu has the ability and versatility to play on the interior and the outside. He had 21 run stuffs and 17 quarterback hits for the Longhorns in 2018.

Best of the rest

  • Emanuel Hall, WR, Missouri
  • Amani Oruwariye, CB, Penn State
  • Julian Love, CB, Notre Dame
  • Deionte Thompson, S, Alabama
  • Dru Samia, OG, Oklahoma
  • David Edwards, OT, Wisconsin
  • Blake Cashman, LB, Minnesota
  • Caleb Wilson, TE, UCLA
  • Gerald Willis, iDL, Miami
  • Christian Miller, EDGE, Alabama

Non-BPA guys I still really like:

  • Marvel Tell, S, USC
  • Xavier Ubosi, WR, UAB
  • Michael Dogbe, iDL, Temple
  • Maxx Crosby, EDGE, Eastern Michigan
  • Te’Von Coney, LB, Notre Dame