Round five, 4th pick, 150th overall
With the fourth pick of the fifth round in the 2020 NFL Draft, the New York Giants select Evan Weaver, inside linebacker, University of California Golden Bears.
Another player I’ve several times. Weaver is the kind of glue player who holds a defense together. The Pac-12 Defensive Player of the Year was the leader of a gritty Cal defense. Weaver may not be a physical specimen but his heady play and instincts lead to someone who can make a difference.
Last year Big Blue selected MLB Ryan Connelly in the fifth round who turned out to be a very pleasant surprise. They also re-signed David Mayo and gave free agent Blake Martinez a three-year, $30M contract. It may not seem like the G-Men need another middle linebacker, but it’s a position where teams can never be too deep.
Round six, 4th pick, 184th overall
With the fourth pick of the sixth round of the 2020 NFL Draft, the New York Giants select Khalil Davis, defensive tackle, University of Nebraska Cornhuskers.
All Giants fans know how much Gettleman loves his “hog mollies.” It would be no surprise to see the G-Men add some moor beef at the tail end of the draft.
At this point, Davis is among the best defensive tackles available. In his last two seasons with the Cornhuskers, the 6-2, 315-pound DT made 85 tackles (18.5 for loss) and had 11 sacks in 23 games. He would make a good alternative to Lawrence as Davis is more of a speed rusher on the inside.
"While he is not built like an ideal defensive lineman, Davis has an exciting overall skill-set that gives him (a) fantastic upside at the next level. Davis is an extremely quick and athletic interior defensive lineman who gets off of the ball in an instant and consistently gets great penetration through the line of scrimmage. – Dan Schmelzer, NFL Mocks"