Mock draft season is in overdrive and everyone from experts to fans have done at least one by now. The New York Giants are one of the teams that everyone seems to be split on.
No one really knows what general manager Dave Gettleman has in store for Giant fans. He can’t afford to make mistakes with his two first round picks (No. 6 and 17) after purging the Giants of their two best players this offseason.
There’s plenty to choose from and it will be hard for Gettleman to screw this up, but here’s four players we think he should avoid in the first round next month.
Simmons might be the best lineman in this draft. In fact, NFL.com analyst Lance Zierlein compares him to Ndamukong Suh. Simmons projects as a dominant interior defender who can play in just about any scheme. He would be perfect for the Giants’ sagging defensive front.
There’s a catch, though. A couple of them, actually. Simmons is on video striking a woman in 2016. Granted, he’s apologized umpteen times and has kept his nose clean since, but the bell cannot be unrung here.
The other issue with Simmons is that he tore his ACL while training for the draft in February. He was forced to miss the combine but will be participating in Mississippi State’s Pro Day on March 27.