It’s DRAFT SZN and we’re at the fun part of the year where absolutely anything can still happen. Teams haven’t filled any holes in free agency and no team really has their board set. So let’s round up our latest mock drafts so that you can see what the Giants may be looking for in the 2021 NFL Draft.
Matt: WR Ja’Marr Chase, LSU
This is my absolute best case scenario mock draft for the Giants. Everything falls perfectly into place. Chase is a fantastic receiver that the Giants would absolutely jump on if he was available at 11. If you liked Hakeem Nicks, you’re gonna love this guy. Everything Hakeem Nicks could do, Chase can do better. He’s going to jump higher, run faster, run better routes, all while playing a lot bigger than his actual size. He doesn’t have the elusiveness of someone like Odell but he has elite traits everywhere else.
Matt’s Giants Mock Draft 1.0
Dan Couver: WR Jaylen Waddle, Alabama
The Giants land a dynamic receiver in Jaylen Waddle with the 11th pick of the draft. With Ja’Marr Chase and Devonta Smith certainly set to be off the board in the top 10, most teams will view Waddle as the 3rd best receiving option.
Dan’s 2 Round Giants Mock Draft
Dylan: TE Kyle Pitts, Florida
Many are thinking, “oh no another Evan Engram”, but actually it’s not. Pitts could very easily be used as a wide receiver in the NFL. Evan Engram is still a good tight end, just has some drops to battle. Pitts would give Jones another target in the Giants offense that was ranked second to last in 2020.
Dylan’s Mock Draft 1.0
366 Sports Mock Draft: CB Caleb Farley, Virginia Tech
Was three mocks not enough for you? The mock bros, which is what Dan and me (Matt) will be until the 2021 draft rolls around, released a new mock draft this week. The Giants grab a physical cornerback that fits Patrick Graham’s scheme like a glove.
366 Sports Mock Draft – Round 1
What to Expect from the Giants Right Now:
Dave Gettleman doesn’t do a good job of covering up who he likes in the pre-draft process. In 2018, he publicly drooled over Saquon Barkley. In 2019, he said it would be ideal to add a QB to learn behind Eli. In 2020, he said the team needed to add to the offensive line. The last time Gettleman spoke, he said the Giants needed to add playmakers on offense. While that doesn’t rule out defensive players, especially if a great one like Farley falls, it does really point to the Giants trying to add some weapons to Daniel Jones arensal.
Just remember, Dave Gettleman and John Mara NEED Daniel Jones to work out. Gettleman’s legacy with the franchise is riding on Daniel Jones. Surrounding him with as much talent as possible is the best way to ensure Jones takes the next step forward in his development in 2021.