Isaiah Simmons is right choice for New York Giants with the 4th overall pick

Isaiah Simmons, Clemson Tigers. (Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images)
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Should the New York Giants take Isaiah Simmons or select an offensive lineman with the 4th overall draft pick? I say, Simmons.

Everyone has given their suggestions on the New York Giants draft, and some have said Isaiah Simmons. More people have felt that drafting a tackle in the first round with the No. 4 overall pick is the way to go for this year.

However, for me, it’s always tricky to imagine drafting a tackle in the top-5 unless you are a hundred percent, sure as fire, that you have selected the next Joe Thomas or Johnathan Ogden.

The Giants have been working on fixing the offensive line since Jerry Reese‘s final days. Just because current General Manager Dave Gettleman loves Hog Mollies doesn’t mean he knows how to draft them, or that his new head coach wants to waste that pick on adding one in the first round.

The Giants have holes all over the team. They need to give great consideration to throwing many resources at improving the competition along the O-line, adding size and athleticism. I know the cry out will be that Big Blue’s offensive line is horrible. But taking a look at the previous two coaches Pat Shurmur and Ben McAdoo, both offensive-oriented and both had the quarterback hold on to the ball too long.

Systems that the previous two head coaches had in place were very straight forward. McAdoo preferred a vertical passing game, minimal motion, with a broken zone running scheme. While Shurmur attempted to use a moderate version of the west coast offense, constantly shifting the pocket and looking for outside zone runs.

Joe Judge comes from a system where he will look to aid the O-line with quick passes and stretch the field later in games. New offensive coordinator Jason Garrett is a brilliant offensive mind. He’ll design an offense to undress opposing defenses with high-level motions and shifts and have his quarterback Daniel Jones make reads quickly and efficiently.