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New York Giants: RB Saquon Barkley
This one'll have some people up in arms, in part because Barkley's a RB and in part because he's been on a downward trend, physically and statistically. Both Leonard Williams and James Bradberry are arguably more important to what they're doing, especially on an underrated defense. But 2021 is about helping Daniel Jones as much as possible, and few things would do that more than a healthy, recharged Barkley, who can contribute as both a power runner and pass-catching playmaker.
It’s hard for me to argue with that.
No. 28: Daniel Jones — Giants
This is it for Daniel Jones. If he doesn’t excel this season it should be over for him. The amount of talent the Giants have added to their offense during free agency and the draft is astounding, and if he remains a dink-and-dunk passer with a worrying lack of touchdowns then there’s nothing that can save him in the NFL.
This i have a problem with. Drew Lock, Tua Tagovailoa, Jalen Hurts are ranked ahead of him. So, too, are Trevor Lawrence, Cam Newton, JImmy Garappolo and Carson Wentz.
Well, yeah. It would be nice if the best in the front seven in 2020 had another good season.
Giants: Drafting Azeez Ojulari
The New York Giants made splashy moves during free agency, signing wideout Kenny Golladay and cornerback Adoree' Jackson.
Yet Big Blue made their smartest move in the second round of the draft. The Giants took Azeez Ojulari with the 50th overall pick. According to Dan Duggan of The Athletic, teams might've had concerns about his knee, which may have caused him to fall into the second round.
The Giants will benefit from this gamble. If Ojulari goes through the 2021 campaign without any issues, he's a candidate to log double-digit sacks. The 6'2", 249-pounder can beat tackles with speed and great use of his hands on the edge. The rookie's short-area quickness, coupled with his balance, allows him to stay in position for a sack on stunts.
With Leonard Williams and Dexter Lawrence on the interior of the defensive line, they’ll open lanes for Ojulari to squeeze through and collapse the pocket. He’s a Day 2 pick who should make an immediate impact in Year 1.
No argument from me on this one.
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