Round 1, pick 5
Ikem Ekwonu, NC State OL
This is as easy as it gets. Giants need a right tackle and if one isn't chosen in the first round there should be an investigation. With Evan Neal off the board Ekwonu is the best offensive lineman on the board. His name means "My effort will not go in vain". Do I need to say more? An absolute mauler in the run game and devastates defenders on the edge. Can play inside if needed but seems to be the answer at right tackle for the Giants the next ten years.
Round 1, pick 7
Travon Walker, Georgia EDGE
Can play inside the tackles or be an edge rusher at the next level. At 6'5 275 he seems like the perfect fit for defensive coordinator Don Martindales blitz heavy defense coming off the edge. Has great burst off the ball and very strong at the point of attack. A freak athlete and has been climbing up the board since the combine.
Round 2, pick 36
Kenyon Green, Texas A&M OG
The Giants can't have too many lineman and two in the first three picks is not out of the question. Green has great technique and uses his hands well. Great in the run game and moves laterally well. He should push to start at left guard immediately.
Round 3, pick 67
Jalen Pitre, Baylor CB
With James Bradberry all but certain to be either traded or released the Giants take Pitre here with edge rushers Nick Bonitto and Cameron Thomas still on the board.
Pitre is 6'1 197 and should add weight once in the building. Plays physical and close to the of scrimmage. The kind of corner Martindale can leave on an island while he brings pressure.
Round 3, pick 81
Cameron Thomas, San Diego St. DE
You can never have too many pass rushers. After passing on Thomas earlier in the third round Im thrilled he's still here at 81. At 6'4 267 he is a prototype defensive end. Has an array of pass rush moves and is a pure pass rusher.
Round 4, pick 112
Jeremy Ruckert, Ohio State. TE
The Giants are sure to address the Tight End position in day two or three of the draft. After releasing Kyle Rudolph and seeing Evan Engram sign with Jacksonville the only tight end on the roster is journeyman Ricky Seales- Jones.
Rucker is 6'5 252 and a great run blocker who has the ability to be a solid contributor in the pass game. Has good hands but didn't get much opportunity in an Ohio State offense loaded with first round talent receivers.
Round 5, pick 147.
Tyler Goodson, Iowa. RB
Still not convinced Saquon Barkley will ever again be, well, Saquon Barkley I draft Iowa running back Goodson for insurance. Goodson comes from a run heavy Iowa program and has great cut and move ability. Also great pass catcher out of the backfield.
Round 5, pick 173.
Jamaree Salyer, Georgia OG
Another hog mollie here, Dave Gettleman would be proud. Salyer is 6'3 321 and that sounds generous. He has great feet and tremendous burst inside of 5 yards. Has a hard time getting to the second level and isn't great laterally. Definitely a guard at the next level and will add depth at a position of need.
Round 6, pick 182.
Josh Paschal, Kentucky. EDGE
Another pass rusher who causes disruption in the backfield. At 6'2 268 he's another edge rusher who needs to work on his technique, but is very strong and great off the ball. Did someone say you can never have enough pass rushers?