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Giants news, 4/28: Ereck Flowers, trade ideas, more headlines

New York Giants news for Wednesday

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Good morning, New York Giants fans!

Former 2015 Giants first-round pick Ereck Flowers is returning to the Washington Football Team and the NFC East following a trade from the Miami Dolphins a year removed from signing a three-year, $30 million contract in South Beach.

A 2021 Draft-Day Trade That Makes Sense for Every NFL Team - Bleacher Report

New York Giants send TE Evan Engram and Round 1 pick (No. 11) to Carolina for Round 1 pick (No. 8)

The New York Giants are a fun sleeper trade-up team to consider after they drafted offensive tackle Andrew Thomas at No. 4 last year and paid up big for wideout Kenny Golladay in free agency this offseason.

The only major spot left to upgrade on offense is tight end with a player like Kyle Pitts.

Maybe that’s the move here as the Giants send Evan Engram to a Carolina team that needs help at the position for Sam Darnold. The Panthers shouldn’t take issue with moving back three spots if it means picking up an instant starter.

Meanwhile, the Giants move a player in the last year of his deal and get to jump up for a guy they like more.

Likely in response to Jerry Jones’ reported “visions of sugar plums” comment, this trade idea for the Giants is certainly interesting. Engram, a 2020 Pro Bowler, has long been included in trade rumors given his unfortunate penchant for drops. While Kyle Pitts is certainly a tantalizing prospect, he might not even make it out of the top 5 picks let alone fall to 8. And trading a Pro Bowler (yes, even Engram) to move up three spots for a rookie is not the kind of move the Giants should be making right now.

Predicting every Giants pick ahead of 2021 NFL Draft - SNY

Ralph Vacchiano makes his guesses as to where the Giants are headed with the 2021 Draft only days away.

Kwity Paye Draft Projection: 5 landing spots for the Michigan DE - Pro Football Network

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The No. 11 overall pick seems a little early for Paye, but you can’t blame a team for falling in love with his traits. Plus, Dave Gettleman (and this organization overall) certainly put a premium on front-line players on both sides of the ball. New York has a big need for an edge pass rusher, and if they can’t land someone like Rashawn Slater at 11, Paye could be the pick.

One of the most athletic edge rushers in the class, Kwity Paye is a divisive prospect considering that athleticism amid an overall lack of production as a pass rusher but capability as a run defender (only 11.5 career sacks but an impressive 22.5 career TFLs). Could Paye end up being the Giants’ newest EDGE?

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