New York Giants: A trio of dream scenarios for the 2020 draft

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Scenario 1 – Jacksonville Jaguars

Jacksonville enters 2020 with Gardner Minshew II as their number one quarterback. I covered Minshew at Washington State and absolutely love him. Unfortunately, GMII has a problem throwing in windy conditions. Even with all he brings to the table in terms of football IQ and athletic ability, if Minshew catches a gusty day, Jacksonville will have a hard time completing passes.

There is a popular belief that the Jags will tank in 2020 for their shot at Trevor Lawrence. Forget it, Doug Marrone’s defense is too good. It’s hard to imagine the Jaguars winning less than six games in 2020, so getting Clemson’s National Champion quarterback is probably out of the question. This year Jacksonville can get a quality signal-caller and they can’t pass on the opportunity.

Now GMDG has two first-round picks to continue his rebuild with. At number nine, he’s got to draft a tackle. Looking over various mock drafts, Andrew Thomas from Georgia should be available. His size and ability will eventually make him the anchor of Big Blue’s offensive line.

The G-Men get their edge rusher at 20. Dallas picking ahead of New York at 17 is the wild card here. They can use an edge rusher as well but also need to replace Byron Jones at cornerback. The Pokes grab Florida corner C.J. Henderson. Gettleman can’t believe his good luck. Big Blue selects K’Lavon Chiasson from LSU. He is the perfect guy to attack opposing quarterbacks from the outside linebacker position.

Since everything is going his way so far, GMDG uses his second-round pick on another defensive player from the Champion LSU Tigers. Grant Delpit will come to camp and battle with last year’s fourth-round pick Julian Love for Antoine Bethea‘s old job at strong safety.