6 - Daniel Jones QB / Duke -- F
Hate to give an F grade here but i have to. No 2 ways around it. Love the player, had a very strong feeling he'd be our selection at QB but not at #6. And Gettleman is an absolute lying snake if he wants to make the fans believe his bullsh-- about how he knew for a fact 2 teams were gonna take Jones if he was there. No Dave, u knew absolutlely nothing. Bold face lie. After Bruce Allen of the Redskins came out and said 'Gettleman has no clue what was on my board' and the Broncos being the other team rumored to be one of Gettleman's ' known facts' (then they trade down from #10) .. ya he's full of shi.. Something he will be stuck with for the rest of his career as the GM of the Giants. Love the player hate the fact the better prospect / talent was sitting there in Ed Oliver or Josh Allen.
17 - Dexter Lawrence NT / Clemson -- B
Cant argue with this pick being that we needed an anchor in the middle of Bettchers 3-4 defence. Lawrence i believe is a good talent. I was a little put off at first when we took him because i didnt think he offered much in the way of a pass rush but after seeing some more game film on him, he is without question the top NT in this draft and i can see him plugging the run for a long time on our squad. I give it a B because i believe at 17 he couldve been possibly paired with Josh Allen at 6. It would've been A++ had it been him and Allen and then the trade back into 1 for Dan Jones.
30 - Deandre Baker CB / Georgia -- A+ (traded back into rd1)
All things considered our best pick. Baker was by far the best cover corner in this draft class and we needed a guy to lineup opposite JJ. Between Baker, Jenkins and hopefully Sam Beal living up to the hype the Gmens secondary has potential to be scary.
95 - Oshane Ximenes LB / Old Dominion -- B-
Much needed help at the LB position. Ximenes i don't know a whole lot about other than he was Old Dominion's first ever player drafted from that school. Saw his game film and hes got some pop from the LB / Edge position he played at. He's raw but has a ton of energy and nastiness which is something we've been lacking for a long time. Like the pick overall. At the position in round 3 we were in, good value.
108 - Julian Love CB / Notre Dame -- A
This is one i called in my own mock draft and at this exact spot. I knew Love had a chance to slip in this draft and the fact we desparately needed good prospects to rebuild our horrid secondary this is without question ultra high value. This guy i think will be a starter as a slot CB for us and i can see him starting within the first few games of the upcoming season. Outstanding value meets top talent.
143 - Ryan Connelly LB / Wisconsin -- D
Decent tackler and has ok cover skills. But below average at best i think at the next level. Mack Wilson out of Alabama was still available and i think a much better talent that we let get away to the Browns. Not happy with this pick. Maybe an ST guy at best.
171 - Darius Slayton WR / Auburn -- C
Speed is all he offers. Not impressed with this pick but could be a guy we use in certain situations. Dont hate the pick but dont love it either. In round 5 its not easy to find gems.
180 - Corey Ballentine CB / Washburn -- D
Didn't understand this pick. 2 CBs already added and then we look into a Division 2 school for a guy seemingly nobody has heard of ?? Don't know enough about him to gauge his ability and the fact we are now overloaded at corner didnt make a bit of sense to me. This signals to me somebody may be getting switched from corner to safety to bolster that spot on our defence. Did not like this pick because of the position not being necessary.
232 - George Asafo-Adjei OT / Kentucky -- F
Drafted to be a developmental OT for our right side. We brought in Mike Remmers while this guy has a chance to develop. I get the idea and the thought process. But u name me a 7th rd OT that developed into anything special or lasted more than 2 seasons in the league. Practice squad waiting to happen here if hes lucky.
245 - Chris Slayton DT / Syracuse -- F
7th rd DTs dont make teams. Bye Felicia.
Excluding the 7th rounders i wanna give our draft a C+. We easily could've gotten Allen, Lawrence and done the trade back for Jones in Rd1 since he was our guy. Didn't like the fact we had a chance Mack Wilson or even David Edwards in the later rounds and let them both get away. But i cannot argue with 2 excellent CBs who will more than likely be starters. A monster of a human being in Lawrence to be our anchor in the middle and the fact we've hopefully found Eli's successor. Failing to address the OT position until rd 7 is pitiful. U dont win alot of football games without stout lines. Im ok with signing Mike Remmers but we all know he's not a long term answer. Well see.