Where do the New York Giants currently sit in the 2020 NFL Draft Board?

New York Giants. Dave Gettleman, Pat Shurmur

The New York Giants falling to the Jets 34-27 had more significant implications then we could have imagined before the start of week 10. The Miami Dolphins beating the Indianapolis Colts thrust the Giants into the third spot in the 2020 NFL draft rankings.

At the third selection, the Giants have access to several premium players. However, that also indicates the team is in a state of peril, and head coach Pat Shurmur is failing to motivate his players and compete against some of the worst teams in the league, like the Jets.

Ultimately, the Giants are in year two of a full team rebuild headed by general manager, Dave Gettleman. The defense is plush full of rookies and incapable veterans, which has forced defensive coordinator James Bettcher to shy away from his usual tendencies and adapt to the strength of his players, which isn’t much.

The New York Giants landed at No. 3 is a terrible thing:

If Big Blue stays at number three in the draft order, this will put them in the top-5 draft picks in each of the last three seasons, which is hugely disappointing and disheartening. Once a proud, successful franchise, the Giants have become a laughing stock in the NFL and are in dire need of a turnaround.

Whether or not Gettleman is the GM to get the job done, they need to decide on the future of the franchise after next season. Drafting Saquon Barkley and then Daniel Jones and 2018, the 2020 draft has to be a success.

Also, Gettleman will have a proximately $80 million in cap space to work with this upcoming off-season. That should give him more than enough room to sign several quality defenders and bolster the offensive line. However, they could take a top draft pick and allocate it towards two different positions.

Depending on who is on the board for the Giants, Ohio state pass rusher, Chase Young, seems to be one of the most physically gifted options the draft has seen in quite some time. Alternatively, Andrew Thomas of the Georgia Bulldogs is also a fantastic target and would bolster the offensive front and Daniel Jones’ protection exponentially.