Round 2 – 36th pick
Information isn’t as readily available about the following rounds. The further a mock draft goes the more of a guessing game it becomes. Writers may have great internal sources or think they know how a team will fill a particular need but there are so many variables in play that it makes predictions very difficult.
So much could happen in the 32 selections between the New York Giants first and second-round picks, a consensus is nearly impossible. This time, however, there was plenty of consensus. Additionally like the first round, the second is focusing on a specific area of need.
LSU safety Grant Delpit was Big Blue’s choice in four of the 12 mocks that went into the second round. Another safety, Antoine Winfield, of the Minnesota Golden Gophers was the only other player with multiple selections (2). Half the mocks believe New York needs to add a quality safety to play alongside Jabrill Peppers.
The last time Big Blue drafted a safety this high was Landon Collins in 2015. They traded three picks to move up to the first pick of the second-round (33rd) to get him.
Delpit is a physical player who is at his best as a strong safety. He’s a hard hitter who makes his presence known in the middle. A good run stopper Delpit is one of those players who always seems to be around the ball. Some of that sounds very familiar.
Others receiving consideration include Isaiah Wilson, T, Georgia; Curtis Weaver, Edge, Boise State; Tyler Biadasz, C, Wisconsin; Terrell Lewis, Edge, Alabama; Zack Baun, OLB, Wisconsin; Jaylon Johnson, CB, Utah. Additionally, two mocks had the G-Men trading for additional picks in the late 30s. Both players happen to be from the Michigan Wolverines, edge rusher Josh Uche and center Cesar Ruiz.