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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8. Evan Neal - 7th Overall

In the second part of the disastrous trade down in 2021, the Giants picked Evan Neal 7th overall with the pick they acquired from the Bears. Through two seasons in New York, it's been rocky at best for Neal as the Giants right tackle. In what should have been an important year in Neal's development, he played just seven games in 2023 stunting his development and leaving questions about Neal's future in New York.

Neal also made headlines for all the wrong reasons turning on the fanbase and calling them "hamburger flippers" after the team allowed Jones to be sacked eleven times against the Seahawks. 2024 will be a make or break season for Neal as the Giants transition towards the future.

7. Deonte Banks - 24th Overall

It's too early to rank Deonte Banks much higher after an up-and-down rookie season. Banks played in 13 games as a rookie recording 55 tackles with two interceptions. Heading into year two, Banks will be the team's top cornerback signaling big plans for Banks in the franchise. The concern would be that Banks was selected to play in Wink Martindale's defense however, we'll see how he fares in Shane Bowen's defense. Banks was selected the second lowest of anyone on this list making a miss on him less painful than anyone else.

6. Evan Engram - 23rd overall

After a playoff run in 2016, the Giants added Evan Engram along with Brandon Marshall in hopes of elevating the offense. As a Giant Engram was always a productive receiver however, he never reached the elite status the team had hoped for when drafting him. In five seasons with the Giants, Engram recorded 262 catches for 2,828 yards with 16 touchdowns adding 80 yards and a touchdown rushing.

The issue with Engram was always horrific drops as dropped passes led to punts as well as costly interceptions. An awful drop in 2020 likely cost the Giants the playoffs as it allowed the Eagles to come back in a game that the Giants seemingly had won. Engram never became the elite player the team hoped he'd become however he was never truly a bust.