2018 NFL Mock Draft: New York Giants 3-round mock 6.0

ARLINGTON, TX - DECEMBER 02: Orlando Brown (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)
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ORCHARD PARK, NY – SEPTEMBER 10: Cordy Glenn (Photo by Tom Szczerbowski/Getty Images)
ORCHARD PARK, NY – SEPTEMBER 10: Cordy Glenn (Photo by Tom Szczerbowski/Getty Images) /

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.

Our previous two NFL mock drafts for the New York Giants had Big Blue trading back to accumulate picks and add more talent. In our mock draft 4.0, the Giants traded back with the Arizona Cardinals and in our mock draft 5.0, the Giants traded back with the Denver Broncos.

In today’s mock draft, we are going to have the Giants trade back again. I am a firm believer that New York should trade back in this year’s draft, especially if they plan on sticking with Eli Manning/Davis Webb at quarterback.

Although the New York Giants might need a quarterback of the future, there are plenty of teams who have a greater need at quarterback and the Giants can use that to their advantage.

The Buffalo Bills, in particular, are believed to be targeting a franchise quarterback this offseason.

SB Nation’s Hogs Haven hears that the Bills could be looking to trade up as high as No. 2 to get their next signal caller:

If the Bills were to jump all the way from pick No. 21 to pick No. 2, it would certainly require a blockbuster package in return for the Giants. So what could that package look like?

The Bills have two first-round picks this year after trading back with the Kansas City Chiefs in 2017. Those two picks fall consecutively at No. 21 and No. 22. If Buffalo wants to jump 19 spots, they’ll have to include both of their first-rounders.

If I’m the New York Giants, I’m not moving back 19 spots in the first round without getting a 2019 first-round pick as well. I would also want one of Buffalo’s two 2018 second-round picks.

To wrap up the package, the Giants should ask for a mid-round pick this year and one next year. In this deal between New York and Buffalo, however, the Giants should tell the Bills to hang on to their mid-round pick this year and instead send over offensive tackle Cordy Glenn.

It is expected that the Bills will shop Glenn this offseason as they fared just fine while he was hurt in 2017 and want to get his contract off their books. Glenn is signed through 2020 with cap hits of $14.45M, $12.45M, and $12.7M.

Injuries and his large contract could be concerning for the Giants but Glenn is an upgrade over Ereck Flowers and they could look to restructure his deal down the road. Jason La Canfora of CBS Sports sees Glenn and the Giants as a good match.

After all is said and done, here’s how the trade shakes out:

Buffalo Bills receive: 2018 first-round pick (No. 2 overall), 2019 fifth-round pick

New York Giants receive: 2018 first-round pick (No. 21 overall), 2018 first-round pick (No. 22), 2018 second-round pick (No. 53), OT Cordy Glenn, 2019 first-round pick, 2019 third-round pick

The Buffalo Bills can go get their man Josh Rosen while the Giants add a left tackle and have an opportunity to add a TON of talent in this year’s draft.

Now let’s see what the New York Giants can do with all these draft picks!