New York Giants seven round no trade mock draft, nets some nice prizes

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Round three, 34th pick, 99th overall

With the 34th pick in the third round of the 2020 NFL Draft, the New York Giants select Tyler Biadasz, center, University of Wisconsin Badgers.

"Solid but unspectacular center prospect who has been a consistent performer during Jonathan Taylor‘s rushing reign in the Big Ten. He’s smart, well-versed in every blocking scheme and plays with efficient, inside hands that possess impressive grip strength. He plays under control and usually hits his landmarks. – Lance Zierlein,"

The New York Giants traded their original third-round pick (68th) to NYJ in exchange for Leonard Williams. Gettleman placed a franchise-tag the defensive end, but no contract has been signed between the two parties (and I’m not totally convinced there will be). Big Blue did receive a compensatory pick at the end of the third for losing safety Landon Collins to Washington during 2019 free agency.

As the simulation progressed, I was pleasantly surprised to find Wisconsin center Tyler Biadasz still on the board. Michigan’s Cesar Ruiz or LSU’s Lloyd Cushenberry, were my top two center choices, but they were long gone. Biadasz should have been gone as well and I was fully prepared to get Washington’s Nick Harris or Temple’s Matt Hennessy later in the draft.

Oft-injured incumbent center Jon Halapio was let go by Big Blue a few weeks, ago leaving the man he beat out for the starting center job in the Giants two previous training camps, Spencer Pulley as the default starter. Biadasz can learn behind Pulley in 2020 as the veteran plays out his contract, then take over 2021.

Biadasz’s big problems will come against inside power rushers. His technique there can be cleaned up with good coaching. Between that, time to learn, and facing defensive tackle Dexter Lawrence in practice, Biadasz should develop in time.