Giants followers are lamenting the lack of Odell Beckham Jr. proper now, however this deal can’t be totally evaluated till Dave Gettleman executes his draft plans.
Dave Gettleman isn’t extremely popular with Giants followers after buying and selling Odell Beckham Jr. to the Browns. The truth is that no closing judgment must be made till the Giants are in a position to make use of the dear draft picks they acquired within the deal.
The Giants obtain the No. 17 and No. 95 picks together with security Jabrill Peppers in change for Beckham. Add that to their No. 6 choice and Gettleman has plenty of draft capital to work with in April. The query right this moment is how the Beckham deal would possibly change what the Giants look to do when they’re on the clock.
The most effective factor they will do is draft a quarterback within the first spherical. They’ve been linked to Ohio State’s Dwayne Haskins who may very well be accessible at No. 6, however don’t rule out the likelihood that Gettleman might desire one other quarterback who may very well be accessible at No. 17 like Duke’s Daniel Jones who has been in comparison with Eli Manning.
Getting Peppers on this deal additionally can have an actual impression on the Giants’ draft plans. The choice to let Landon Collins go initially gave Gettleman a significant gap to fill at security. Given the way in which the free company market has already progressed, it was very probably the Giants would want to make use of a high quality draft decide to resolve that situation. Including Peppers offers the Giants extra flexibility to take the perfect participant accessible once they’re on the clock.
Particularly, filling the necessity at security with Peppers ought to enable the Giants to make use of certainly one of their first spherical picks on both an offensive sort out or edge rusher. Contemplating the draft is flush with go rushers, the Giants might use the No. 6 decide on an edge rusher like Josh Allen, Montez Sweat or Rashan Gary if they’re accessible. If he waits till the No. 17 decide, the choices on the sting are much less interesting.
Gettleman makes no secret of his want to win video games within the trenches. Including an additional first rounder and filling a necessity within the defensive backfield will make it even simpler for him to seize the massive physique he likes early within the draft.
One factor the Beckham commerce gained’t do is pressure the Giants to draft a large receiver with a excessive decide. That’s not one thing that the old fashioned Gettleman goes to be remotely comfy with. Search for them to double down on their want to grind opponents with their run recreation. They could draft a large receiver on Day Three, however it could be a significant shock to see the franchise attempt to change Beckham Jr. with a receiver earlier than then.