The New York Giants 2020 season is over, thanks to the the Washington Football Team “beating” Nate Sudfeld and the Philadelphia Eagles. with the playoff picture finally set, we now know that the New York Giants will hold the 11th pick in the 2021 NFL Draft. Barring any trades, the Giants will have four selections in the first 110 picks of the upcoming draft.
Missing the playoffs is certainly frustrating for the Giants and their fans, but they sit in a good spot to fill needs on either side of the ball. They could be in position to help their anemic offense by selecting a receiver like Jaylen Waddle or Devonta Smith out of Alabama, or Florida’s Kyle Pitts. They could also build on their defensive strength by pairing James Bradberry with Virginia Tech’s Caleb Farley or South Carolina’s Jaycee Horn, or add an EDGE like Gregory Rousseau if they believe he can realize his full potential.
And, as a salve to long-suffering Giants’ fans who have been waiting 30 years for the team to draft a linebacker, the team could even be in position to select Penn State’s Micah Parsons. Parsons is a true sideline-to-sideline outside linebacker who also has experience as a pass rusher.
Giants’ full draft order
As things currently stand, the Giants have six picks in the upcoming draft. Their fifth and seventh round picks went to the New York Jets and Denver Broncos in the Leonard Williams and Isaac Yiadom trades, respectively. The Giants also have two picks in the sixth round following the trade of Markus Golden to the Arizona Cardinals.
First round - 11th overall
Second round - 42nd overall
Third round - 76th overall
Fourth round - 107th overall
Sixth round - 172nd overall
Sixth round - 177th overall (via Arizona)