New York Giants first round – draft roundtable

New York Giants, 2019 NFL Draft. (Photo by Frederick Breedon/Getty Images)
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Do you want the Giants to trade the fourth pick? And if so, where would you want them to trade back to, and what would you want them to do with it?

Matthew Travis:

I think it is very, very possible that the New York Giants trade the fourth overall pick and move back to the end of the top-10 or into the mid-teens. This is something we have seen gain quite a bit of traction lately, and I think it is almost likely that the G-Men get rid of the pick.

If Big trade the pick, I hope they get a lot out of it because if they don’t, they’re going to regret not going after Simmons, Wirfs, or Wills.

If the Giants do trade back, I think they go after an offensive lineman like Andrew Thomas out of Georgia, Mekhi Becton out of Louisville, or Austin Jackson out of USC.

I think if the Giants do trade back, it would be because they don’t see much of a difference between one of these offensive linemen and Tristan Wirfs or Jedrick Wills.

Thomas, Becton, and Jackson are all very talented offensive linemen, and if the Giants get one of them plus a couple of other picks, trading back might be the best option.

Ed Stein:

The Giants have to wait for Washington to decide before they strike a trade. If Washington trades out of second, there is still a chance for Chase Young. Then it’s on Detroit to pass or play.

Under those circumstances, the Lions pass and Young joins the Giants. Likely, no, but possible. If the Giants trade down too soon, Big Blue could miss the dominator they’ve been missing for years.

Washington will stay put and take Young. Detroit would need a heck of an offer from Miami or the Los Angeles Chargers to pass up on cornerback Jeff Okudah. Meanwhile, Dave Gettleman can trade down TWICE and still get Wirfs while building draft capital.

First trade with Miami (who takes a quarterback), second deal with Carolina at seven. Teams will be fighting for defensive tackle Derrick Brown, and I think the Panthers would trade up two spots to get him.

Larry Hammonds:

If the Giants decide to trade their pick, I would much prefer they try to trade up and get Chase Young, then try to trade back. If there’s no reasonable way to get a deal done to move up to number two, then I prefer they keep the number four pick and select Simmons, then use the 36th pick to draft a tackle.

The last elite pass-rusher the Giants drafted was when they used the 15th pick of the 2010 draft on Jason Pierre-Paul. Hopefully, that changes this year.

Justin Chaires:

Ideally, if the New York Giants were to trade the pick, I’d like to see them move up to second without selling everything to get Chase Young. However, it is extremely unlikely the Redskins trade away a top player to a division rival.

In reality, I’d like to see the New York Giants move back to sixth where they can still take Isaiah Simmons or the best offensive tackle on the board while gaining a second or third-round pick.

Dan Schmelzer:

With so many viable options for the Giants at No. 4, I think that they should absolutely be considering trade-down scenarios in the 2020 NFL Draft. If they leave the first round with one of Isaiah Simmons, Mekhi Becton, Jedrick Wills, Tristan Wirfs, or Andrew Thomas, this team should be happy.

Snagging one of those players while also picking up extra draft capital would be ideal. A trade down makes so much sense, but they should still try to stay in range to snag one of these players.

If the Detroit Lions stand pat at No. 3, swapping picks with the Los Angeles Chargers at No. 6 so they can get a quarterback obviously makes a ton of sense. In this scenario, the Giants could probably still have their pick of players at No. 6. If Okudah falls to No. 4, the Jacksonville Jaguars, who pick No. 9, could be a team looking to come up. That would make a lot of sense for the NYG.

Also, I would not count out the Las Vegas Raiders. The Raiders have the 12th, and 19th picks in the first round of the 2020 NFL Draft. If they love Tua Tagovailoa or Justin Herbert, they could be looking to move up as well. Trading down to No. 12 would be scary, but the Giants should make the deal if the price is right. While it’s not guaranteed, the chances are that one of the top four offensive tackles or Simmons would still be available.

Will Gettleman trade down? I’ll believe it when I see it, but he undoubtedly should be considering the possibility.

Sayre Bedinger:

I have the Giants trading the fourth pick in my final mock draft with the Atlanta Falcons at 16 overall and getting 16, 47, and a future first-round pick. There could be more involved than that, but those are the big pieces.

If you’re Dave Gettleman, you have to at least consider taking a mid-first and second this year as well as a first-rounder next year and just hoping that one of your top offensive tackles would fall to 16.

Or he could trade up a couple of spots and ensure one. As fate would have it, in my final mock, I had them getting Wirfs at 16. That may seem unlikely, but you never know what’s going to happen in the NFL Draft. Expect the unexpected!

Alex Trataros:

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The Giants shouldn’t get cute with this draft. They should stick with the fourth pick because they have the potential to draft a difference-maker on the edge. Also, depending on how far they trade back, they may be outside of the range to draft a top-rated offensive lineman.

The top four offensive linemen are supposedly going to be gone by the 11th pick or earlier. So if the pick the Giants receive a later pick than the 11th, then it doesn’t make sense for them to move down from the fourth.

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