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Mar. 29, 2019 - Michael Stewart

New York Giants 2019 Mock Draft/First Edition

Introduction:  This version of the 2019 NFL draft will feature trades; which I believe will occur due to the Giants having 12 picks and rumors swirling of a possible trade for quarterback Josh Rosen (if available). I will also have GM Dave Gettleman trading back for the first time in round 1. My final mock draft will be available a week prior to the draft, but for now this is what I believe the Giants will do on draft day.

Key Additions:  Kevin Zeitler (OG), Jabrill Peppers (S), Golden Tate (WR), Markus Golden (OLB)

Key losses: Odell Beckham Jr. (WR), Olivier Vernon (OLB), Landon Collins (S)

Round 1 (#6)

The Pick: Devin White (ILB) LSU-6’1/255: White is the best inside linebacker in this draft and is a play maker anywhere on the field.

****Trade Alert: Giants trade their 1st round pick (#17) and a 4th round pick (#132) totaling 990 points to the Indianapolis Colts for their 1st round pick (#26) and their 2nd round pick (#59) totaling 1010 points.****

Round 1 (26) From Indianapolis

The Pick: Andre Dillard (OT) Washington State-6’5/315: Dillard is already a solid pass protector and would start immediately at Right Tackle.

****Trade Alert: Giants trade their 2nd round pick (#37) to the Arizona Cardinals  for quarterback Josh Rosen.****

Round 2 (#59) From Indianapolis

The Pick: Hakeem Butler (WR) Iowa State-6’6’225: Butler is big, strong and fast; which makes him a very dangerous weapon.  

Round 3 (#95) From Cleveland

The Pick: Jaylon Ferguson (DE) Louisiana Tech-6’5/270: Giants were second to last in sacks in 2018 and Ferguson is the all-time sacks leader in college football; perfect match.

Round 4 (#108)

The Pick: Germaine Pratt (OLB) North Carolina State-6’3/245: Pratt can play equally well against the run or pass and would give the Giants an added play maker.


Round 5 (#142)

The Pick: K’halan Saunders (DT) Western Illinois-6/1/325: Saunders is extremely mobile and athletic for his built and is equally disruptive against the run and as a pass rusher.

Round 5 (#143)

The Pick: Jamal Dean (CB) Auburn-6’2/208: Dean got the attention with a solid 4.30 in the 40 yard dash along with his overall performance in 2018.

Round 5 (#171)

The Pick: Michael Deiter (OT) Wisconsin-6’5/320: Deiter can play all three positions along the offensive line; which will add depth along the offensive line.

Round 6 (#180)

The Pick: Isaiah Buggs (DT/DE) Alabama-6’4/290: Buggs can play anywhere along the defensive line and will add depth for the Giants.

Round 7 (#232)

The Pick: Donald Parham (TE) Stetson-6’8/240: Parham has freakish skills with deceptive speed and a threat anywhere on the field; especially in the red zone.

Round 7 (#245)

The Pick: Isaiah Johnson (CB) Houston-6’3/205: Johnson plays hard on each down and is very physical. Johnson will be a solid final pick in the draft for the Giants.  

Final Thoughts: I started with 12 picks in this mock draft and finished with 12 picks, so expect to see an extra trade included in my final mock draft a few weeks from now. Gettleman addresses many of the Giants needs with his selections in this mock draft and gives the Giants much needed depth and overall talent to the roster.