Redskins: Grading the teams of the NFC East in the 2019 NFL Draft
By Ian Cummings
New York Giants Draft Grade
Round 1 – Duke QB Daniel Jones (D-)
Round 1 – Clemson NT Dexter Lawrence (D-)
Round 1 – Georgia CB Deandre Baker (C+)
Round 3 – Old Dominion EDGE Oshane Ximines (B-)
Round 4 – Notre Dame CB Julian Love (A)
Round 5 – Wisconsin LB Ryan Connelly (B)
Round 5 – Auburn WR Darius Slayton (A-)
Round 6 – Washburn CB Corey Ballentine (B+)
Round 7 – Kentucky OT George Asafo-Adjei (B)
Round 7 – Syracuse DT Chris Slayton (C+)
In Gettleman we trust.
The New York Giants had three first-round picks, and they were almost impressive, in the way they failed to capitalize on that opportunity.
With the No. 6 overall pick, the Giants picked Duke quarterback Daniel Jones, a signal caller with a relatively low floor and limited developmental upside (When they could’ve gotten Drew Lock at No. 30). With the No. 17 overall pick, they selected Clemson’s Dexter Lawrence, a good run-stopping nose tackle who provides terrible positional value for a team that already has B.J. Hill and Dalvin Tomlinson.
With their third first-round pick, the Giants at least addressed a need, picking solid press corner Deandre Baker, although he also has limited athletic upside. With three first-round picks, the Giants didn’t add any blue-chip players, and in a few years, the gravity of the value they missed could be monumental.
If it’s any consolation, the Giants did stumble upon some nice value gets on Day 3. Julian Love is a steal with a productive starter’s upside in Round 4, and Darius Slayton has the potential to be a gem in the rough for the Giants from Round 5. Some of the more obscure picks will develop in time, but for now, the Giants’ draft class is far too underwhelming at the top to warrant a high grade.