New York Giants: What are the chances Dave Gettleman trades back in the 2020 NFL Draft?

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The New York Giants have various avenues they can explore in the 2020 NFL Draft, including drafting a top talent with the 4th overall pick or trading back to add draft capital.

However, GM Dave Gettleman has never traded back in his career, despite the upcoming draft presenting a great opportunity. I don’t believe Gettleman will elect to trade back as Clemson linebacker, Isaiah Simmons, will likely be on the board for the Giants to pluck an inject into their defense if they feel necessary.

The New York Giants need to adopt a new mentality:

Gettleman admitted recently that his win-now approach in 2018 was wayward and was too optimistic heading into a full-rebuild. After two consecutive seasons of losing and disappointing performance, the general manager agreed that it’s time to take things one step at a time, which is a more conservative approach. The idea that the Giants can bounce back in 2020 and have a great season isn’t out of the question, considering the progress San Francisco made in just one offseason.

The Giants will need to strike gold in the draft and have a substantial free agency period to turn the team around quickly. The utilization of Saquon Barkley and bolstering of the offensive line will be a focus in the upcoming season, especially with the hiring of Jason Garrett, who will focus on the running game and tight ends.

Who would the Giants trade back with?

With Joe Burrow, Justin Herbert, and Tua Tagovailoa as options for quarterback-needy teams, the Giants can easily trade back and still land a top talent in the draft. The Dolphins (5th pick), Panthers (7th pick), and Raiders (12th pick) could be looking to add a talented young passer, which will only benefit the Giants. It’s possible they could still land Simmons in a trade-back scenario, including the Dolphins or Panthers, however, Gettleman is convinced that if a player you like is available, it’s best not to test the luck of the football gods. In this specific situation, though, it could make more sense to consider a trade back and add the lost capital they lost in the Leonard Williams trade.