The idea that the New York Giants could bypass offensive tackle at No. 4 in the 2020 NFL Draft and select Clemson linebacker Isaiah Simmons appears to be taking root in the mock draft community.
For the first time since we have been tracking 2020 mocks drafts, Simmons has pulled into a tie with Iowa offensive tackle Tristan Wirfs as the player most often selected for the Giants in mock drafts.
In the 70 mock drafts in this week’s tracker, Wirfs and Simmons were each chosen 20 times (28.6 percent). Louisville offensive tackle Mekhi Becton was the choice in 17 mock drafts (24.3 percent) and Alabama offensive tackle Jedrick Wills was chose eight times (11.4 percent).
A week ago, Wirfs was chosen in 35.8 percent of the mock drafts we used and Simmons was the choice in 17 percent. Becton was the choice in 30.2 percent of last week’s mock drafts, so it would appear his support has waned somewhat.
The split between Simmons and Wirfs is perhaps indicative of what could really be going on as Giants’ decision-makers debate which direction to take. A plug-and-play offensive tackle or a multi-dimensional linebacker who could be a difference-making defender. The Giants, in truth, need both.
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