The New York Giants sit in a spot of premium value going into the 2018 NFL draft with the No. 2 overall pick. Finding a way to gain the most value from their pick will be the top priority. Receiving a kings ransom will be the only way they depart with their top three selection and move back into the depths of the draft.
The Buffalo Bills might be the team to do business with, but general manager Brandon Beane has a few tasks on his mind before he considers offering the mother-load to the Giants and Dave Gettleman.
Here’s what Beane had to say, according to ProFootballTalk.com:
“The truth? Most of these quarterbacks I’ve only spent 15 minutes with,” Beane said, via Peter King of SI.com. “I haven’t spent enough time to have an opinion about any of them yet, honestly. I actually sent a little note to our [scouts] yesterday. We got six weeks to get our board together.
“I am not there yet, knowing if we can or will move up again. I want Sean to get to know all of them. We’re just keeping an open mind. Where we’re at, we’ve got the picks, we’ve got the draft capital. I’m not ready to pull the trigger.”
Moving up from No. 12 almost guarantees an interest in the Giants at No. 2, especially if they want the cream of the crop. There’s a solid chance the Browns and Giants will go with a QB in the top three picks, and if the Bills want their choice, they will have to offer enormous value.
Beane stated that they have the draft capital and picks to use, so moving up for a second-time is a high-level option as we approach the draft.
It’s likely they will move up after deciding which quarterback they truly think can be the guy for years to come, and after the recent signing of AJ McCarron, some thought he would be the guy for Buffalo moving forward. The Bills only signed him to a one-year deal virtually, and bringing in competition will only help a young quarterback improve early on.
As every day passes, the Giants seem to increase their value at No. 2; significantly after the Colts traded the No. 3 pick to the Jets. If Gettleman can secure two first-round picks in 2018 and another in 2019, we could be looking at one of the most dynamic youth-filled teams in the NFL.