New York Giants: Grading Their Entire 2015 NFL Draft Class

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Apr 30, 2015; Chicago, IL, USA; NFL commissioner Roger Goodell announces the number ninth overall pick to the New York Giants in the first round of the 2015 NFL Draft at the Auditorium Theatre of Roosevelt University. Mandatory Credit: Dennis Wierzbicki-USA TODAY Sports

Check out our grades for the New York Giants selections in the 2015 NFL Draft as we go pick by pick and give a little insight into how each player fits with the Giants and if it was a good selection or not.

With the 2015 NFL Draft now behind us, it is time to hand out some grades. For the New York Giants, the intent was clear; add for need, not necessarily the best available regardless of position. While some people will say the Giants made reaches for some of their picks, the reasoning for it was easy. The Giants took who they liked.

In a draft that wasn’t overly deep, as it had more value in the middle rounds than the early ones, the Giants targeted players they liked that fit their system even if they were to be considered a reach by some people. With that approach, the Giants were able to fill some serious needs, namely safety and offensive line, while still finding some value along the way.

In a draft that is void of many game changers, taking the players you feel fit your system the best is a smart way to going about making your selections. There may have been players that were graded slightly better, but if the Giants feel those players can come in and fill an immediate need, it is the smart decision to snag them when you can.

That is more than likely the situation the Giants were faced with. Whenever they came on the clock, they probably had a small group of players they were considering. Out of that group, the decided which one would fit their schemes best, and would make them the selection.

That would explain the picks that they made, as essentially half their draft was put towards improving the safety position. They used their second and fifth picks to take safeties, but to land the one in the second round they had to make a trade, sending their fourth and extra seventh round picks to the Tennessee Titans to move up. It was a smart decision, and one they would make 10 times out of 10 if given the chance.

With that in mind, let’s take a look at some grades for the Giants and how they fared during the 2015 NFL Draft.

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