Ranking the New York Giants' Last 10 First-Round Picks, Worst to Best

The New York Giants haven't been great over the past few years in the NFL Draft attributing to their lack of success.
September 21, 2023; Santa Clara, California, USA; New York Giants co-owner John Mara before the game
September 21, 2023; Santa Clara, California, USA; New York Giants co-owner John Mara before the game / Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports
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The New York Giants have had a shaky at best draft history over the past three years causing the team to fire two general managers over that stretch. The Giants have been unable to capitalize on great draft positioning limiting how well the team has been built over that time. Joe Schoen needs to nail this upcoming draft as the team desperately needs an influx of talent. Here's how the last ten first-round picks for the Giants rank:

10. Deandre Baker - 30th Overall

Far and away Deandre Baker was the worst first-round pick of the past ten years for the New York Giants and the worst pick of the Gettleman era. The Giants traded the 37th pick, 132nd pick, and the 142nd pick to trade back into the first round to draft Baker at pick 30.

Baker would play in 16 games as a rookie, recording 61 tackles with eight pass defenses while allowing seven touchdowns in a rocky rookie season. In the offseason, Baker would be accused of four counts of armed robbery before being released by the team. Baker would later be acquitted due to extortion by the opposing lawyer. Baker would also later be accused of sleeping through meetings while with the Giants. It was just a downright disaster of a first-round pick.

9. Kadarius Toney - 20th Overall

The Giants entered the 2021 NFL Draft targeting a wide receiver before trading down after Devonta Smith was picked by the Eagles. The Giants would select Kadarius Toney 20th overall and the drama would start right away. Toney showed up to minicamp without cleats that fit and then was placed on the Covid reserve list. Weeks 4 and 5 would be the best of Toney's tenure catching 78 yards in an overtime win over the Saints and 189 yards against the Cowboys. Toney would finish his rookie season with 420 yards on 39 receptions.

Toney's second season would start with continued drama surrounding injuries leading to Joe Schoen trading him to Kansas City for a third-round pick. The part that hurts the most is that if the Giants stood pat at 11, they could've selected Micah Parsons or Rashawn Slater both of which were All-Pro's.