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New York Giants unofficial 2023 depth chart

We know where the biggest needs are, but the visual can help reinforce that. Things jump with the 2023 NFL Draft slightly more than two weeks:

  • The jumbled picture at center and left guard stands out;
  • The need for more depth — and play-makers — at cornerback and safety is clear; and
  • There is opportunity for a Day 2 or Day 3 pick to come in and take a roster spot at running back, tight end and defensive line.

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Other Giant observations

As Titans pay Jeffery Simmons big money, here’s how that could impact Giants’ Dexter Lawrence |

The reported numbers on Simmons’ deal: $94 million over four years ($23.5 million per year), with $66 million guaranteed. Washington’s Daron Payne landed $22.5 million in average annual value, with a practical guarantee of $55.01 million. 49ers’ Javon Hargrave got $21 million in average annual value, with $40 million practically guaranteed.

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Giants' WR1 options include DeAndre Hopkins, Jaxon Smith-Njigba ... and Stefon Diggs? | FOX Sports

FOX Sports' Ralph Vacchiano looks at all the players and options available for the Giants at wide receiver, from the draft—on Days 1,2 or 3—as well as trade. Vacchiano gives his view of all the noise surrounding a player the team's braintrust if familiar with.

Bills WR Stefon Diggs: This is probably not happening, but the 29-year-old is sure putting on a good show. First was his caught-on-camera sideline blowup during Buffalo's playoff loss. Then he scrubbed his social media accounts of any mentions of the Bills, while dropping other online clues that he might want out. And, of course, everyone knows general manager Joe Schoen and Daboll know him well from Buffalo. Unfortunately for them, it would actually cost the Bills an additional $30 million against the salary cap if they traded Diggs before June 1.

1 Free Agent Still on the Market Who Can Help Each NFL Team in 2023 | Bleacher Report

New York Giants: Marcus Peters, CB

Baltimore has plenty of reasons to keep Marcus Peters, but he's been on the market for a long time. As a result, the Giants could swoop in to snatch him—especially because former Ravens defensive coordinator Wink Martindale is now leading New York's unit.

On The Clock, a new show from Omaha Production featuring Peyton, Eli and Archie Manning, tracking four college QBs entering the NFL Draft

Giants 3-round 2023 NFL Mock Draft: Will Big Blue address wide receiver? |

SNY's Connor Hughes offer what he would do with the Giants first three picks:

Round 1, Pick 25 - USC WR Jordan Addison
Round 2, Pick 46 - Miami CB Tyrique Stevenson
Round 3, Pick 75 - Florida State S Jammie Robinson

2023 NFL Mock Draft: Panthers make Anthony Richardson the No. 1 pick, | PFF

25. New York Giants: John Michael Schmitz, Minnesota

PFF's Sam Monson says:

"John Michael Schmitz should be a first-round player on everybody’s draft board. Given how low he is on the consensus board, I would be tempted to play the value game and try and select him later, but in the end I played it safe and grabbed an elite player at a position of need. He allowed two sacks and just 19 pressures over three years."

2023 Giants seven-round NFL mock draft: New York shores up defense early |

With the exception of Waller, none of the players the Giants brought in necessarily represents a significant enough upgrade to forego drafting a player at the same position. (Okereke is a big upgrade on last year's Giants linebackers, but he's not a star-caliber player himself.) That means New York can go in any number of directions when it comes on the clock with the No. 26 overall pick at the end of this month.

Round 1, Pick 25 Deonte Banks, CB, Maryland

Round 2, Pick 57 Derick Hall, EDGE, Auburn

Round 3, Pick 89 Rashee Rice, WR, SMU

Round 4, Pick 128 Ronnie Hickman, S, Ohio State

Round 5, Pick 160 Chandler Zavala, IOL, NC State

Round 5, Pick 172 YaYa Diaby, EDGE, Louisville

Round 6, Pick 209 Deneric Prince, RB, Tulsa

Round 7, Pick 240 Alex Forsyth, IOL, Oregon

Round 7, Pick 243 Nesta Jade Silvera IDL Arizona State

Round 7, Pick 254 Drake Thomas LB NC State

2023 NFL Mock Draft: How each team should attack Rounds 1-3 | The Athletic

No. 25: O’Cyrus Torrence, G, Florida

No. 57: Darius Rush, CB, South Carolina

No. 89: A.T. Perry, WR, Wake Forest

Remaining picks: 128, 160, 172, 209, 240, 243, 254

New York needs a guard and should have a chance to grab the top prospect at that position without moving off 25. And it wouldn’t take much for A.T. Perry to be an upgrade over what New York got from Kenny Golladay.

Around the league

NFL Draft 2023 ‘The Beast’ Guide: Dane Brugler’s 401 scouting reports and 1,893 player rankings | The Athletic

2023 NFL draft tier rankings: Todd McShay’s highest-graded prospects |

Numerous teams have just one receiver with a first-round grade |

2023 NFL draft: Louis Riddick’s favorite prospects, sleepers |

Bryce Young overtakes C.J. Stroud as favorite to be selected No. 1 overall |

Sources - NFL teams asking Cardinals about No. 3 draft pick |

Shaq Lawson agrees to re-sign with Bills | ProFootballTalk

Rob Gronkowski says 'there's no chance' of NFL return: 'I'm happily retired' |

D.C. attorney general announces settlement with Commanders | ProFootballTalk

Was Steelers’ Dwayne Haskins ‘targeted’ in death? |

Four Unique 2023 NFL Draft Bets to Consider Taking | The 33rd Team

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