39th Overall Pick: Patrick Paul, OT, Houston
The Giants may need to find a new right tackle with the struggles of Evan Neal and the possibility that he may end up better as a guard in the NFL.
If Neal is willing to try playing guard then a talent like Patrick Paul may be the type of tackle the Giants look for in the NFL Draft. Paul is a monster at 6-7, 315 pounds and would likely be a first-round pick in a draft class with less talent at offensive tackle.
Paul isn't as athletic as an Olu Fashanu or as polished as Joe Alt, but certainly has enough talent to become a star tackle in the NFL. He will need to become more polished in pass protection as his athleticism won't be as high as that of NFL edge rushers. The best trait for Paul is his patience, which has allowed him to flash in pass protection at times.
Whether it's Daniel Jones or another quarterback under center the Giants will need to find a right tackle to protect them. The Giants offensive line gave up a jarring 85 sacks in 2023 which will be unsustainable in the years going forward for any quarterback.
47th Overall Pick: Javon Bullard, S, Georgia
One of the players the Giants may be saying goodbye to this off-season is Safety Xavier McKinney who will enter free agency due to the Giants' lack of cap space.
The Giants could dip into the NFL Factory of Georgia to land their next safety in Javon Bullard. The Georgia Safety had a decorated college career with two national championships, a second-team all-sec award, and won the Defensive MVP award for the 2022 National Championship.
Bullard recorded 56 tackles, five pass defenses, and two interceptions in 2023 on a loaded Georgia defense. He is very athletic for a safety while also possessing a high football IQ that allows him to make great plays in both the passing game and the running game.
Bullard will need to become a better tackler to stick around in the NFL, but he's got all the talent and tools to become a potential All-Pro in the NFL.