139th Overall Pick: Javion Cohen, OG, Miami
The Giants' struggles on the offensive line have been long documented and they'll need to continue to add talent through the draft.
Javion Cohen of Miami could slot in for the Giants immediately at guard with Justin Pugh and Mark Glowinski likely departing this off-season. Cohen has shown talent against some of the best players in the country splitting time between Miami and Alabama in his college career.
Cohen has played in four seasons of college football, including three seasons as a starting guard. The Giants will need to find some long-term fixes on the offensive line and taking swings on high-upside players like Cohen could be a solution.
The Giants will enter 2024 with Andrew Thomas and John Michael-Schmitz as the only certain starters up front. With much uncertainty, the Giants might as well look to start some rookies on the line in what seems like a transition season.
184th Overall Pick: Xavier Thomas, EDGE, Clemson
The Giants will need to add an edge rusher either in free agency or in the draft due to the injury history of Azeez Ojulari.
Xavier Thomas from Clemson will be one of the more interesting players in this year's lead-up to the NFL Draft. Thomas was a five-star recruit out of High School but, injuries have cost Thomas who has top-tier ability when he stays healthy
Thomas has played in parts of six seasons while at Clemson with 18 Sacks in 57 games, adding 116 tackles and 33 tackles for a loss. Thomas has all of the tools and skills to be a productive edge rusher in the NFL if he can stay healthy.
Every good NFL team finds diamonds in the rough late in the NFL Draft and a player with the talent of Xavier Thomas could be that type of player for the New York Giants.
The Giants Are More Than a Few Pieces Away
If the NFL Playoffs showed anything it's that the New York Giants don't have the talent of many of the league's contenders. The Giants have failed to add key pieces through the draft over several GMs and will have to start nailing the NFL Draft soon or forever stay in term-oil. This year's NFL Draft will need to be nailed by Joe Schoen otherwise his seat may start warming up with misses in the first round like Evan Neal and no clear stars through two drafts.
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