2018 NFL Mock Draft: New York Giants 3-round mock 5.0

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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.

We have made it to our fifth three-round NFL mock draft for the New York Giants. In our last installment, we had the Giants trade back with the Arizona Cardinals to pick No. 15 to address their biggest weakness and draft offensive tackle Connor Williams.

I am still a firm believer that the Giants should trade back in this year’s draft. Big Blue’s biggest need is along the offensive line. Notre Dame guard Quenton Nelson is worthy of a top-five pick, but none of the offensive tackle prospects are top-10 picks.

The other issue that has plagued New York in recent seasons is poor linebacker play. There are some good linebacker prospects but taking one at No. 2 overall might be reaching a bit.

So here we have the Giants trading back with the Denver Broncos who move up to get their franchise quarterback.

Here’s how the trade works out:

Denver Broncos receive: 2018 first-round pick (No. 2 overall)

New York Giants receive: 2018 first-round pick (No. 5 overall), 2018 third-round pick (No. 71), 2019 first-round pick, 2019 fourth-round pick

The Broncos still have an elite defense, a solid receiving corps, and a good running game. What’s missing is a franchise quarterback who can lead them to and through the playoffs.

Von Miller and co. carried Peyton Manning to a Super Bowl championship on his last legs. Brock Osweiler, Trevor Siemian, and Paxton Lynch were too incompetent to allow the defense to carry the team, so they get aggressive and find a quarterback who doesn’t hold them back.

The Giants move back just a few slots and still have their choice of plenty of quality prospects. They add an extra third-round pick this year and having two first-round picks next year will allow them to move around and get their future franchise quarterback from next year’s class.

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!