A crazy double trade back scenario to land the New York Giants an incredible haul in the 2020 NFL Draft.
Before fans settled on Isaiah Simmons being the next big thing for the New York Giants, the preferred draft move was to trade back and add value, subsequently landing them an offensive lineman or Isaiah Simmons with some luck. That reality seems to be on the backburner now, as Simmons climbs the draft board, and reports of Dave Gettleman’s love for him hit the headlines.
However, if the Giants really want to make the most out of the upcoming draft and add significant value, they will consider executing a trade-back to add another high-round pick. That’s the ideal scenario and would secure them several starting players who can make an impact in year one, but what if Big Blue managed to trade back twice, taking a page out of the Seahawks’ book?
What a double trade back might look like for the New York Giants:
Currently, the Giants sit idly in the 4th overall spot, but that could change in a mere moment. The Los Angeles Chargers and Miami Dolphins are quietly weighing their options and considering trading up to snag a quarterback of their choice.
The top 4 QBs in the draft are Joe Burrow, Tua Tagovailoa, Justin Herbert, and Jordan Love. As we saw in 2019, when a team wants their quarterback, they shouldn’t hesitate to do everything possible to secure them, for example, using the 6th overall pick on a passer out of Duke. The quarterbacks’ in the upcoming draft seem to have even more potential, but the 4th option on the list, Jordan Love, could be the Giants’ golden goose.
Here are the teams interested in Love: Dolphins, Chargers, Raiders, Saints, Packers, and Colts. They all held a virtual meeting with the Utah State quarterback. With the Dolphins and Chargers right behind the Giants and likely to select Tua and Herbert consecutively, it offers the Giants an unlikely but possibly genius move.
In this scenario, Big Blue trade back with either the Dolphins or Chargers, gaining immense value in the draft — at least a second-rounder for their troubles. This also assumes Chase Young and Jeff Okudah are the 2nd/3rd overall picks for Washington and Detroit, which is realistic.
The Giants have traded back and already gained a 2nd rounder to spend at a position of need. Theoretically, Big Blue already has the ammo to lock down a premier pass rusher, top center prospect, and free safety. Gettleman could give the Raiders a call, but they recently signed Marcus Mariota, and Derek Carr is still slotted in as the starter. I don’t believe they’re ready to give up hope just yet, but wait! The Raiders have two second-round picks and could easily invest one of them on a high-ceiling player like Love, who otherwise might go to the Patriots — that should be reason enough to take a chance on him. It’s also important to mention that Mariota has only a $7.5 million deal cap hit in 2020 and can be cut for no cost after the season.
So, the Giants manage to trade back again with the Raiders, securing the 12th overall pick and the 19th overall pick. The Giants give up the 6th overall pick and the 36th overall pick in the process. Where does that leave Big Blue? They now have the 12th, 16th, and 37 or 38th pick. They can now land one of the top offensive tackles (Mekhi Becton, Tristan Wirfs, and Andrew Thomas could be available, K’Lavon Chaisson, and a new center in Cesar Ruiz.
What a haul! The Giants managed to plug the tackle position with a top player, land one of the best pass rushers in the draft, and a starting center for the foreseeable future.
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