Giants 2020 two round Mock Draft compilation 2.0 – January

Saquon Barkley, New York Giants. (Photo by Tim Warner/Getty Images)
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Round 1, 4th overall

Until a late-season two-game winning streak, the New York Giants were heading for the second overall pick. Now they select fourth behind Cincinnati, Washington, and Detroit. Most mock drafts expect those selections to be quarterback Joe Burrow from LSU, followed by Ohio State players defensive end Chase Young, and cornerback Jeff Okudah.

The Lions aren’t necessarily locked into Okudah but he is the best player available at that slot. If he does drop to fourth, Gettleman would be hard-pressed to pass him up. Then again words like that were said before last year’s draft and he still picked Daniel Jones.

Of the 20 mock drafts, 11 of them believe the G-Men will select a tackle. A few think Okudah will be available and head to New York. Do the Giants select the best player available or do they fill their big holes. Here are the players most likely be selected:

Andrew Thomas, OT, Georgia – 5

Isaiah Simmons, LB, Clemson – 4

Jedrick Wills, OT, Alabama – 4

Andrew Thomas is a big man at 6-5, 320-pounds. He’s also exceedingly athletic as shown by the way he protected Jake Fromm‘s blind side at Georgia. What stands out is his raw power. Thomas is able to absorb pass rushers and control them with his long arms. An asset in the run game, Thomas does a great job of exploding out of his stance and driving his man. He does have some developing to do but should become a dominator at the next level.

Anyone who watched this year’s National Championship game got an eyeful of Clemson linebacker Isaiah Simmons. He made a successful transition from safety to linebacker in college and wants to continue his evolution in the NFL. His length and long arms help him to shed blockers. Size may be a problem for Simmons because he’s a bit light for a pass rusher at 230 pounds.

The Crimson Tide turns out high-quality lineman year-after-year. Jedrick Wills will maintain the high standard of the Alabama players who came before him. He’s a dynamic power run blocker who would excel at opening holes for Barkley. In addition, his pass blocking skills are top shelf with outstanding footwork.

"It’s difficult to talk about Wills without gushing over how explosive he is. In a tackle class full of freak athletes, he may be the freakiest. His 12 big-time blocks in the run game this year were the most of any tackle in the class. – Michael Renner, Pro Football Focus."

Others receiving consideration include Tristan Wirfs, OT, Iowa, 2; Okudah, 2; Mekhi Becton, OT, Louisville; AJ Epenesa, Edge, Iowa; and Jerry Jeudy, WR, Alabama.