The Giants made a big step in year 1 under the head coach Brian Daboll and managing director Joe Nicewin a playoff game and prove they are a rising team.
With quarterbacks Daniel Jones signed a long-term contract and Saquon Barkley Going back to franchise day, the Giants still have a long way to go when it comes to building the roster.
Here’s what the pundits are letting the Giants do in the first round of the 2023 NFL Draft…
CB Christian Gonzalez (Oregon) – Trade with Houston Texans for No. 12 pick
In a deal to move up 13 spots, the Giants know there’ll be a run for top corners very soon, and they’re trading first-rounders with Houston (plus some later picks) to snap Gonzalez beforehand Bill Belichick or Mike Tomlin. The 6-foot-1, 197-pounder, who started his career in Colorado, is an ideal height and length. Gonzalez is a freak athlete who ran a 4.38 at the combine, hit an 11-1 long jump and a 41 1/2 inch vertical jump. He may not be quite as instinctive as (devonian) witherspoon but he is much larger and in a division with AJ Brown in the top team that counts.
WR Zay Flowers (Boston College)
Corner or WR? WR or corner? That’s what those last few picks were about. I’m sticking with Flowers as the Giants’ pick, with the receiver just edging away the remaining corners.
SAF Brian Branch (Alabama)
The Giants may need to switch boards a bit to secure one of the best cornerbacks in this class. They already missed the first run on the position. Instead, they take a smart, versatile security capable of lining up that defense.
WR Jalin Hyatt (Tennessee)
Darius Slayton led Giants receivers by just 724 yards last season. Despite the re-signing of Slayton and Sterling Shepherd and when you add in a few pass catchers in free agency, it’s safe to say the Giants need a stellar wide receiver. I love how Hyatt thrived on the Tennessee offense Josh Heupel He’s a little short at 6 feet and 176 pounds, but he’s got plenty of speed, catching 67 for 1,267 yards and 15 touchdowns last season. Hyatt could be the Giants’ WR1 once the draft card is given.
WR Quentin Johnston (TCU)
The Giants renewed the contracts of Sterling Shepherd And Darius Slayton when coloring Paris Campbell in free agency, but that doesn’t mean they’re done upgrading the receiver group. Johnston brings some size and YAC ability to the team on the outside and should make it Daniel Jones‘s life a little easier.
Walter Cherepinsky, WalterFootball.com
WR Jordan Addison (USC)
The Giants don’t have much on the receiver, especially after the trade Kadarius Toney. Daniel Jones needs more help. Jordan Addison has game-changing speed and he had an incredible 2021 season with 17 touchdowns. He’s a major reason for that Kenny Pickett was drafted in the first round.
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