Round seven, 4th pick, 219th overall
With the fourth pick of the seventh round in the 2020 NFL Draft, the New York Giants select Trey Adams, offensive tackle, University of Washington Huskies.
I love this kid. On some draft boards he is predicted to go much higher, so getting him 219th overall is a steal. Two years ago Adams looked like he was first-round bound but suffered a few injury setbacks. Earlier I wrote how Wirfs could open the season at right tackle and move to the left side when the G-Men part ways with Solder. With a year to get fully healthy, Adams would be the perfect player to backfill the right tackle spot in 2021.
Round seven, 26th pick, 239th overall
With the 26th pick of the seventh round in the 2020 NFL Draft, the New York Giants select Rico Dowdle, running back, University of South Carolina Gamecocks.
It’s been rumored that Wayne Gallman could be gone from the Giants after three years. They already signed Dion Lewis, so a rookie would make a good third-string back. An early 2019 season knee injury against Florida set Dowdle back among his peers in this draft class. Even so, he has the instincts, size, and vision to be a better than average NFL running back.
Round seven 35th pick, 248th overall
With the 35th pick of the seventh round in the 2020 NFL Draft, the New York Giants select Nate Stanley, quarterback, University of Iowa Hawkeyes.
I liked Utah’s Tyler Huntley (who was selected a few picks ahead) a little better than Stanley, but they are pretty close in my mind. A three-year starter for the Hawkeyes, Stanley threw for 8235 yards and had almost a three-to-one touchdown to interception ratio (68 TDs, 23 picks). He has good leadership abilities and is capable of taking over the number two QB role from Colt McCoy in 2021.
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Round seven, 43rd pick, 256th overall
With the 43rd pick of the seventh round of the 2020 NFL Draft, the New York Giants select Jauan Jennings, wide receiver, University of Tennessee Volunteers.
MR. Irrelevant of 2020. Another victim of frequent injuries during his collegiate career, Jennings had somewhat of a breakout senior season, despite Tennessee’s messy quarterback situation. He had 59 catches for 969 yards and eight touchdowns. At 6-3, 215-pounds Jennings is a big target who wins more than his share of 50/50 balls. In the pros, he projects as a slot/possession receiver, but he’ll need to improve his physicality,
This would be a pretty good draft class. I’ll do a simulation with trades to show what Gettleman and the front office might pull off if they diligently work the phones.