Redskins, NFC East 2020 NFL Draft grades: Washington has competition
By Ian Cummings
New York Giants
Round 1 – Georgia OT Andrew Thomas (A-)
Round 2 – Alabama DB Xavier McKinney (B+)
Round 3 – UConn OT Matt Peart (B+)
Round 4 – UCLA CB Darnay Holmes (A-)
Round 5 – Oregon OG Shane Lemieux (A)
Round 6 – Penn State LB Cam Brown (A-)
Round 7 – Minnesota EDGE Carter Coughlin (B)
Round 7 – South Carolina LB T.J. Brunson (B-)
Round 7 – Minnesota CB Chris Williamson (A-)
Round 7 – Georgia LB Tae Crowder (C+)
Dave Gettleman is often the subject of mockery for some of his quotables on modern technology and scouting, but he deserves none of that for his 2020 NFL Draft haul.
Gettleman scored a big win for the Giants in late April, using his ten selections to secure major overall value for New York. The class was headlined by picks such as stalwart bookend Andrew Thomas, versatile defensive back Xavier McKinney, and high-upside swing tackle Matt Peart, but on Day 3, the Giants came back and reinforced their roster even further, adding players like prickly slot cornerback Darnay Holmes, powerful guard Shane Lemieux, and the athletic Cam Brown.
The Giants, by my grading, didn’t have a single “bad” pick; Tae Crowder doesn’t present a lot of upside in Round 7, but it’s Round 7, so those picks don’t carry much scrutiny. Overall, the Giants did what they needed to do: They added depth across the board, and provided valuable protection for their talented offensive core.