New York Giants Could End Up With An Elite Defender And Quarterback In 2019 Draft

Could the New York Giants find a way to secure Quinnen Williams?

The New York Giants face a dilemma in the 2019 NFL Draft. The Giants have decided to completely rebuild the team. They allowed their starting safety, Landon Collins, to walk in free agency and traded away superstar wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. to the Browns.

This leaves the Giants with holes all over their roster that they will need to fill in the 2019 NFL Draft. Some fans want to see the Giants draft the next franchise quarterback. Other fans want to see the team take an elite defensive prospect. There is a way the Giants could end up with both.

How The Giants Could Get An Elite Defender

The 2019 NFL Draft class is filled with defensive talent. The top defensive prospects in this class are elite, potentially future all-pro players. Players like Nick Bosa, Josh Allen, and Quinnen Williams are being looked at as elite prospects.

These players should all go in the top 5. However, there is a way the Giants could get one of these players with the 6th pick.

One of these players will have to fall due to a team trading up for a quarterback, or a team in the top 3 reaching on a player at a position of need. The Jets have been consistently brought up in trade rumors. If they trade their pick to a quarterback-needy team, such as the Dolphins, that would mean one of these players will fall.

In addition, if a team like the 49ers decide to skip out on one of these prospects, that would cause a defender to fall. The 49ers traded for Dee Ford recently, so it would not be a surprise if they decide they are fine on defense. The 49ers could take wide receiver D.K. Metcalf. They need a receiver, so it would not be surprising if they reached on one.

Assuming the Cardinals draft Kyler Murray 1st overall, the 49ers draft D.K. Metcalf, and the Jets trade away the 3rd pick, the Giants will be able to draft one of Bosa, Allen, or Williams. The top 3 picks will be crucial for the Giants and there quest to draft a top 3 defensive prospect.

The Raiders, more likely than not, will draft one of the elite defenders with the 4th pick. The Buccanneers will probably draft the best player available, however, it is possible they do not take Bosa, Allen, or Williams. The Buccaneers have been linked to linebacker Devin White.

If these possible outcomes happen, the Giants can end up with either Quinnen Williams, Nick Bosa, or Josh Allen. At the very least, they will be able to draft Devin White. These players would be instant-impact starters on the Giants defense and could change the course of the franchise for the next decade.

If the Giants draft a defender with the 6th pick, how will they be able to draft a quarterback, too?

How The Giants Could Get A Franchise Quarterback

By trading Odell Beckham Jr., the Giants were able to acquire the 17th overall pick in the 2019 NFL Draft. Additionally, this trade might also allow the Giants to draft their next franchise quarterback. The 17th overall pick will be a key selection for the Giants’ future.

The Giants have plenty of options with the 17th pick. If they want to use it to draft a quarterback, they could stay put and draft the best one available. Daniel Jones, Drew Lock, or Will Grier will be names to watch at 17.

However, if the Giants do not want to stay at 17, they could potentially trade their way back into the top 10 and draft a quarterback. In this scenario, the Giants could end up with Dwayne Haskins and an elite defender- this would be most Giants fans’ dream draft.

If a team does not trade up with the Jets to draft Dwayne Haskins, and the Giants draft an elite defender, Haskins will most likely fall all the way to the 10th pick before a team considers drafting him. The Giants will be at 17 and could potentially trade up to the 9th pick to keep Haskins away from Denver. The Bills hold the 9th pick and drafted their franchise quarterback last year.

According to the Walter Football NFL Draft Value Chart, the 17th overall pick is worth 950 points. If the Giants are looking to trade back into the top 10, it will cost them their 17th pick (950) and their 2nd round pick (530). The 9th pick is worth 1,350 points, so the Giants’ 17th and a 2nd round pick could get the deal done. However, the Bills will have all the leverage, so the Giants might have to throw in a future pick or maybe even a player.

The Giants have a rare opportunity here. They could acquire the face of the franchise’s defense and offense in the same draft. The 17th pick is only 8 spots behind the 9th, so the Bills would not lose out on too much if they traded back with the Giants. If the Bills intend to draft a receiver, the 17th pick will still get them a top 3 receiver in this draft class, and load up on extra draft picks from the Giants. It is a win-win situation.

Imagine a New York Giants roster that features Dwayne Haskins AND Quinnen Williams/Nick Bosa/Josh Allen

New York Giants: Three Wide Receivers That Could Replace Odell Beckham Jr.

On Tuesday night, the New York Giants shocked the NFL world. They traded superstar wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. to the Cleveland Browns. This opened up another huge hole on the Giants’ roster.

The Giants received the 17th overall pick in the Beckham Jr. trade. Much speculation has been made around what the Giants plan to do with that pick. Now that the Giants do not have a true number one receiver on the team, they could consider drafting a wide receiver at 17.

D.K. Metcalf

Ole Miss wide receiver D.K. Metcalf became a superstar at the 2019 NFL Combine. Metcalf is a huge receiver, standing tall at 6 feet 3 inches and weighing in at 228 pounds. D.K. became a social media sensation with posted images of his shredded body. Since then, he has been on the rise as a prospect.

Metcalf has likely sky-rocketed his draft stock into the top 10. However, he has been projected all over the place. Some analysts have mocked him in the top 10, some outside of the top 20.

Despite his big frame, Metcalf is a speedy receiver. He ran an incredible 4.33 40-yard dash. His incredible Combine did not stop there, however. Metcalf also posted 27 bench press reps and measured a 40.5-inch vertical jump. It will be tough for NFL teams to matchup against an athletic freak like D.K. Metcalf.

D.K. Metcalf is not just impressive during workouts. He has shown tremendous talent on the field, too. Metcalf only played in 7 games in 2018 due to injury, but he was very productive when he was on the field. In 2018, D.K. Metcalf caught 26 passes with 5 touchdowns and 569 yards. His 21.9 yards per catch average is especially impressive.

A.J. Brown

D.K. Metcalf is not the only great receiver coming out of Ole Miss this year. His teammate, A.J. Brown was Ole Miss’s true number one receiver in 2018. Brown played only one season of football in college (2018), but it was impressive enough to prove that he is ready for the NFL.

A.J. Brown caught 85 passes for 1,320 yards in 2018. He also added 6 touchdowns. Brown was not as much of a deep-threat as Metcalf was, but he could do it all. He still managed to have a 15.5 yards per reception average and Brown is an excellent route-runner. Brown stands at about 6 feet 1 inch and 225 pounds. This is a great size for a receiver prospect.

Brown posted a 4.49 40-yard dash at the Combine. Not blazing speed, but definitely good enough to compete in the NFL. A.J. also showed strength and explosiveness with 19 bench press reps, a 36.5 vertical jump, and 120-inch broad jump.

A.J. Brown is not simply a possession receiver either. He has shown the ability to make plays after the catch. Check out this 84-yard catch and run:

Here is a clip of Brown making a one-handed catch at the Combine, thrown by Dwayne Haskins. Could this connection come to Big Blue in 2019? Since the Giants now hold the 6th and the 17th overall picks, it is a real possibility.

Marquise “Hollywood” Brown

Oklahoma has produced some of the best prospects in recent years. Last year’s number one overall pick, Baker Mayfield to name one. This year’s top quarterback prospect Kyler Murray to name a second. Kyler Murray’s favorite target, Marquise Brown, to name a third.

Marquise Brown is a speedy receiver out of Oklahoma who has the potential to be the next Tyreek Hill or Desean Jackson. In 2018, Brown caught 75 passes for 1,318 yards and 10 touchdowns. Brown did not run the 40-yard dash at the Combine, but he has been praised by NFL Network analyst Daniel Jeremiah for being the “fastest player in the draft” on multiple occasions.

Football talent runs through Marquise’s blood. He is the cousin of top NFL receiver Antonio Brown. However, Marquise and Antonio have different playstyles. Antonio is a possession receiver, but Marquise is a deep threat.

Marquise Brown also has the ability to turn a short reception into a long touchdown. This play should remind fans of Odell Beckham and his ability to take a slant to the house: