The 2020 NFL offseason is about to heat up. Free agency begins next week and the NFL Draft will take place next month. For the New York Giants, it will be another crucial offseason with work towards rebuilding a talent-thin, 4-12 roster. Luckily, New York holds the fourth overall pick in the 2020 NFL Draft, a valuable asset for a rebuilding team like the Gmen.
What Is The Fourth Overall Pick Worth?
According to the 2020 NFL Draft Trade Value Chart, the Giants’ fourth overall pick is worth 1800 points. To put this in perspective, the first overall pick is worth 3000 points. The fifth and sixth overall picks are worth 1700 and 1600 points, respectively. The thirty-second pick is worth only 590 points (Draft Tek).
Early second-round picks are worth around 500 points. So, in most cases, the Giants’ fourth overall pick is worth a first-round pick and a second-round pick. However, it is well-known that NFL teams are willing to overpay for the luxury of drafting a quarterback. With multiple noteworthy quarterback prospects available in the 2020 NFL Draft class, the value of the Giants’ fourth overall pick is likely to be inflated.
What Can The Giants Get For Fourth Overall In 2020?
The Giants are in prime position to turn their team around with the fourth overall pick in 2020. They have two choices: select an elite prospect who will change the team, or trade the pick for a haul of draft capital to find starters and depth pieces.
Some of the prospects they might be able to select include Isaiah Simmons, Jeffrey Okudah, Mekhi Becton, Andrew Thomas, Jedrick Wills, Tristan Wirfs, or possibly even Chase Young. The Giants might be able to secure a defensive playmaker, or stalworth offensive tackle to protect Daniel Jones for the next decade.
There will be many teams looking to trade up in the 2020 NFL Draft. Some of those teams will be looking for quarterbacks, which means they will be willing to give up more than the fourth pick is worth to draft their signal-caller. Those teams include the Miami Dolphins who hold three first-round picks, including fifth overall, the Los Angeles Chargers who hold the sixth overall pick, and possibly even the Oakland Raiders who hold the twelfth and nineteenth overall picks.
The Giants have a plethora of enticing options to choose from. It will be hard for Dave Gettleman and company to mess this one up.