The New York Giants are likely out of the race for star defensive end Chase Young.
With reports indicating that the Washington Redskins could trade out of the No. 2 overall pick this week, there was hope the Giants could swoop in and land Ohio State defensive end Chase Young at No. 4, but that loss to Washington toward the end of the 2019 season is proving to be significant.
One could say trading for Leonard Williams lost them a 3rd rounder, $17 million in cal-space, but won them a must-lose game against Washington, ultimately giving them the golden goose egg in Young this year.
Falcons have history, moved all the way up for Julio Jones his year. They tried again. Chase Young too highly regarded for WAS to trade away pick
— Jay Glazer (@JayGlazer) April 23, 2020
However, Big Blue is still in a fantastic place to land a top player in the NFL Draft, notably an offensive tackle, which seems to be a position of need for the top teams. Rumors have indicated that the Miami Dolphins could move up with a team like the Giants in the top 5, just to land they OL of choice and draft a quarterback later on the in draft.
Since Detroit has been heavily linked to Jeff Okudah and is working on a deal to move back to five, it could indicate that the Giants are all in on a tackle, a byproduct of Miami leap-frogging them.
With Young off the board for the Giants, though, they will likely attempt to move back and gain draft capital, especially if Mekhi Becton is projected to the 4th OT off the board. However, they can not move too far back without putting themselves out of range for a top-tier tackle.
This leaves a specific number of teams as options to trade back with — the Miami Dolphins, Los Angeles Chargers, Carolina Panthers, Arizona Cardinals, Jacksonville Jaguars, Cleveland Browns. The most probable teams to move up would be QB-needy teams like Miami, Los Angeles, and the Jags. One intriguing move would be to move back to No. 9 with the Jags and gain Yannick Ngakoue in a potential deal, as they’re reportedly asking for too much in compensation. Gaining five draft slots could be enough to convince them otherwise.