2018 NFL Mock Draft: New York Giants 3-round mock 4.0

BERKELEY, CA - SEPTEMBER 17: Offensive lineman Connor Williams (Photo by Brian Bahr/Getty Images)
BERKELEY, CA - SEPTEMBER 17: Offensive lineman Connor Williams (Photo by Brian Bahr/Getty Images) /
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There’s no better time of the year than NFL mock draft season! Let’s take a look at how the first three rounds could play out for the New York Giants.

Get excited folks! After three NFL mock drafts for the New York Giants, we will be implementing trades in our fourth one today!

There are only so many realistic options for the Giants with the No. 2 overall pick. And if we focus on their biggest need, the offensive line, our realistic options become even more limited.

So in this week’s mock draft, the New York Giants trade back and accumulate more picks.

Trading back is something that Jerry Reese never did while he was general manager. New GM Dave Gettleman, however, was not afraid to move up and down the draft board during his time with the Carolina Panthers.

Here’s how the trade works out:

Arizona Cardinals receive: 2018 first-round pick (No. 2 overall)

New York Giants receive: 2018 first-round pick (No. 15 overall), 2018 second-round pick (No. 47), 2018 fourth-round pick (No. 111), 2019 first-round pick, 2019 third-round pick

With Carson Palmer retiring, the Cardinals move up to get one of the top quarterbacks in this year’s class. Larry Fitzgerald only has so many more seasons left and Arizona will try to get back to playoffs before he hangs up his cleats.

The Giants are able to move back and acquire extra picks in 2018 and 2019, while still addressing their biggest need.

Arizona and New York could also prove to be good trade partners thanks to Gettleman’s relationship with Steve Wilks. Wilks is the Cardinals new head coach and was on the defensive staff for the Panthers during Gettleman’s entire tenure in Carolina. Gettleman even interviewed Wilks for the Giants head coaching job.

In order to come up with a fair trade package for the second overall pick, we used Pro Football Talk’s Draft Trade Chart. Assuming Arizona would improve after adding a franchise quarterback, we used the 20th pick to value their 2018 draft picks.

The No. 2 overall pick is valued at 2,600 points. The package headed to New York is valued at 2,572 points. If the Cardinals end up picking higher than 20th in 2018, the value of this package could go well over 2,600 points.

The Giants add an extra second-round pick in this trade so we’ll have four selections in this three-round mock draft.

Now that we know how this trade worked out, let’s take a look at our trade-infused three-round NFL mock draft for the New York Giants!