New York Giants first round – draft roundtable

New York Giants, 2019 NFL Draft. (Photo by Frederick Breedon/Getty Images)
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Tristan Wirfs, Iowa Hawkeyes. (Photo by Matthew Holst/Getty Images) /

If the Giants keep the fourth pick, who do you think they pick?

Matthew Travis:

If the New York Giants keep the fourth pick, I think they go for Tristan Wirfs as long as he is still on the board. There is a good chance he’s still on the board, but if the rumors are true and the Dolphins trade up for the second or third pick, there’s a good chance they take Wirfs.

If that is the case and Wirfs is off the board, I think the Giants likely go for Jedrick Wills jr. The Giants have had a huge offensive line problem for the past several years, and by drafting Wirfs, they would have the opportunity to take a huge step forward.

With a quarterback going into his second season and a running back going into his third season, the Giants need to do what they can to surround them with a solid line to set up the potential for success.

The Giants are a good offensive line away from having a good offense, and Tristan Wirfs could be a step in that direction.

Ed Stein:

Everything tells me the Giants should take an offensive tackle. They need one in the worst way, more than an edge rusher. Which probably means they take Isaiah Simmons. Just kidding, Tristan Wirfs is the Hog Mollie of Dave Gettleman’s dreams. He’s strong, athletic, and versatile.

Larry Hammonds:

I think the Giants snatch up an offensive lineman. The two biggest needs are a pass rusher and a big lineman to play tackle.

It makes the most sense for the Giants to take Isaiah Simmons. He’s a versatile defender who can play linebacker and safety. Very athletic, can get after the quarterback, and he’s oozing with untapped potential.

I can easily see DG selecting any of the top four offensive linemen over Simmons. The offensive line has looked like a block of Swiss cheese for years, and he’s gonna want to protect his prized possession Daniel Jones as well as open up running lanes for his superstar running back Saquon Barkley. I think they finally get it right at the tackle position and select Jedrick Wills.

Justin Chaires:

If the New York Giants keep the fourth pick, I believe they stick with what they’ve been building on all offseason and draft Isaiah Simmons to continue to blossom what was an extremely weak and young defense.

Dan Schmelzer:

The New York Giants are one of the toughest teams to predict early in the 2020 NFL Draft. General manager Dave Gettleman could go in many different directions with this pick, but the top-tier offensive tackles and Clemson do-it-all defender Isaiah Simmons stand out as the most likely selections.

In the end, Mekhi Becton feels like a guy who Gettleman can’t help himself from taking. We all know how much Gettleman likes big men, and they don’t come much bigger than the 6-foot-7, 364-pound Becton.

While he is not a fully developed player, Becton has an incredible combination of size, arm length, and raw power to get excited about. He is also extremely mobile for a man of that size. This is a tough pick to predict, but I think Becton ends up being the guy for the Giants.

Sayre Bedinger:

If the Giants keep the fourth pick, I think they are going to pick an offensive lineman. There was so much talk just a few weeks ago about Isaiah Simmons being the pick, but if they stay at four, I think it could be any of Andrew Thomas, Jedrick Wills, or Tristan Wirfs. Mekhi Becton is another possibility. If you believe everything you hear, it sounds like the Giants might prefer Wills at this point.

Alex Trataros:

The Giants will probably go with Isaiah Simmons. Their needs are edge rushers, offensive linemen, and defensive backs. But according to scouts and mock drafts, Simmons is a gifted athlete who is able to cause havoc in the backfield, which is a skill set the Giants need.

According to NFL Team Stats, for the 2019 season, the Giants gave up the eighth-most total yards allowed (377.3 total yards per game) and third-most points allowed (28.2 points per game). Adding Simmons would help with those defensive deficiencies by disrupting the opponent’s play development.


If the Giants keep the fourth overall pick, there are two votes for Tristan Wirfs out of Iowa, two votes for Jedrick Wills jr. out of Alabama, two votes for Isaiah Simmons out of Clemson and one vote for Mekhi Becton out of Louisville.