The Giants are just outside the top five
The top 10 draft order, as it stands in the aftermath of the 1 p.m. games is as follows:
- Arizona Cardinals (3-12)
- San Francisco 49ers (4-11)
- New York Jets (4-12)
- Oakland Raiders (4-11)
- Tampa Bay Buccaneers (5-11)
- New York Giants (5-11)
- Jacksonville Jaguars (5-11)
- Detroit Lions (6-10)
- Buffalo Bills (6-10)
- Denver Broncos (6-9)
Of course, as it has over the last few weeks, the draft order remains fluid. If the Raiders are able to win their game against the Kanasas City Chiefs, they will drop to the sixth pick and the Giants will rise to the fifth overall pick.
Picking at either fifth or sixth, the Giants could find themselves with a number of options.
They could address their pass rush with a player like Ed Oliver (DT, Houston), Clellin Ferrell (EDGE, Clemson), Josh Allen (EDGE/OLB, Kentucky), Brian Burns (EDGE, Florida State), or Jachai Polite (EDGE, Florida).
They could also justify the pick of Jonah Williams (OT, Alabama), potentially address their quarterback position with Dwayne Haskins (QB, Ohio State) or Daniel Jones (QB, Duke) if either declares. They could, conceivably, trade down and acquire more picks — though Dave Gettleman has never done so and has historically stuck to his draft board regardless of team need or positional depth.
With a number of options and nearly as many holes on their roster, this draft season is going to be another interesting one for the Giants.