Giants three-round 2020 mock draft compilation 5.0 – post-free agency

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After finishing 4-12, the New York Giants pick fourth overall in the 2020 draft. Who will Big Blue select? We compiled 26 different mock drafts to get a consensus.

Now through the 2020 NFL Draft, Empire Writes Back compiles data from various mock drafts. Rather than our readers search the internet for who the New York Giants will pick, EWB gives you the consensus.

The NFL free agent frenzy is mostly over and we continue with semi-monthly updates. Our sources may change a bit from article to article, but they are all credible. For Version 5.0, we used 26 different mock drafts from sources such as Walter Football, Pro Football Focus, ESPN – Mel Kiper,, NBC Sports, CBS Sports, Tankathon, USA Today Draftwire, Athalon,, San Diego Tribune, Baltimore Sun, Toronto Sun, Detroit News, Bleacher Report, Washington Post, Draft Geek, The Draft Network, and our cousins at FanSided.

2019 was hugely disappointing for the New York Giants. There was optimism that this team would show improvement from their 2018, 5-11 record. Instead, they fell off a little to 4-12. For the third straight year, the G-Men captured a top-six pick. This draft is shaping up nicely for Big Blue to get a cornerstone player who can help them where they need it. Deciding where they need the most help is a different issue.

They finished 23rd in the NFL with 338.5 yards and 18th with 21.3 points-per-game last year. There were plenty of other factors aside from starting a rookie quarterback, Daniel Jones 12 times. An injury forced bell-cow back Saquon Barkley to miss four games. Even when Barkley returned it took a few weeks for the 2018 Offensive Rookie of the Year to get up to speed. Injuries and suspensions decimated the receiver corps. Sterling Shepard, Evan Engram, and Golden Tate among others, missed significant time.

Those issues seemed like a pimple on a flea compared to the bad play of the Giants offensive line. As a unit, they had problems opening holes for Barkley, when he was healthy, all year. In addition, pass rushers were often given the matador treatment while on their way to hit the quarterback. The two men tabbed to anchor the line, Nate Solder, and Mike Remmers, were it’s weakest links.

Unfortunately, the Giants defense was worse than the offense. They gave up 377.3 yards (eighth-most), and 28.2 points (third-most) points-per-game. They were terrorized by a deadly duo. New York couldn’t pressure opposing quarterbacks or cover their receivers. A bad combination made worse after cornerback Janoris Jenkins was released late in the season. Every defensive unit needs an upgrade.

General Manager Dave Gettleman is running his third New York Giants draft. The G-Men own two high value picks at No. 4 and No. 36. The team’s third-round pick was traded across MetLife Stadium to NYJ in exchange for defensive end Leonard Williams, who was given a franchise tag but has not signed a contract. For losing Landon Collins as a free agent last year, Big Blue received a compensatory third-round pick, 99th overall.