NFL Draft: Top Three Trade Scenarios for the New York Giants

John Fennelly
New York Giants, Tristan Wirfs, Jedrick Wills, Andrew Thomas, Mekhi Becton
New York Giants, Tristan Wirfs, Jedrick Wills, Andrew Thomas, Mekhi Becton

As the 2020 NFL Draft approaches, the New York Giants still have a load of holes on their roster that need to be addressed. They only have three picks in the Top 100 (Nos. 4, 36 and 99) and many draft experts believe they would benefit by trading that No. 4 pick to a team seeking a quarterback and get themselves some extra selections.

There’s a couple of catches here, though. Dave Gettleman has never traded back in the draft in his career as a general manager, either with the Giants or during his time in Carolina.

Let’s say, he finally sees the light and makes a deal. What would that look like and who could be the possible suitors?

In examining the options with the help of Pro Football Network’s mock draft simulator, here is what I found…

The most likely trade partner would be Miami, who holds the No. 5 pick. That is, if they can’t swing a deal with one of the three teams (Cincinnati, Washington or Detroit) in front of the Giants. They want Alabama QB Tua Tagovailoa and could trade up one spot so the L.A. Chargers don’t leapfrog them from the No. 6 spot to grab him.

The Giants would sent the No. 4 pick to the Dolphins for Nos. 5, 56 and 153. At No. 5, the Giants would still land Clemson linebacker Isaiah Simmons. Why not make this deal? They can then address the offensive line with the next three picks.

In the Chargers’ scenario, the Giants would get pick Nos. 6, 71, 112 and 151 for the No. 4. They would miss out on Simmons but get Iowa OT Tristan Wirfs and land playmaking LSU LB Patrick Queen at No. 32 and their safety in Jeremy Chinn at 71.

In the Raiders’ scenario, the Giants would receive Nos. 12, 80, 81 and 91 for the No. 4. They get Alabama safety Xavier McKinney at 36 and USC WR Michael Pittman, Jr., perhaps this year’s Michael Thomas at 80. They get their center at No. 81 in Wisconsin’s Tyler Biadasz.