Yes, it’s NFL mock draft season again and we’re required to bite into the apple as well. Luke Easterling of USA Today’s Draft Wire just released his latest four-round mock of the upcoming 2020 NFL Draft to be held in Las Vegas from April 23-25.

Here’s who he sees the New York Giants selecting:

Round 1, Pick 4 – OT Andrew Thomas, Georgia

If the Giants want Daniel Jones to become a true franchise quarterback, they’re going to have to protect him. General manager Dave Gettleman is as old-school as they come, so don’t be surprised when he spends this pick in the trenches. Moving back would be ideal given this year’s depth at both tackle and along the interior, but if they’re stuck here, Thomas is a strong pick.”

Couldn’t agree more. I never argue with a high pick that is used on a player that either keeps your quarterback vertical or the opposing quarterback horizontal.

This pick does several things. It gets Nate Solder off left tackle and perhaps over to the right side, where it would be a win-win for the Giants. Again, trading back is probably the best move here since the Giants really could use the third round pick they gift-wrapped the New York Jets in the Leonard Williams deal.

Round 2, Pick 36 – EDGE Terrell Lewis, Alabama

Again, a pass rusher with a ton of upside. We’ve seen this two years running in Lorenzo Carter and Oshane Ximines. Maybe they’ll get it right this time.

Round 3, Pick 68 – Traded to the New York Jets in exchange for DI Leonard Williams. The Giants are likely to have a compensatory selection at the end of this round as a result of losing Landon Collins in free agency last March.

Round 4, Pick 100 – CB Troy Pride Jr. Notre Dame

Pride is a gifted athlete who can come right in and compete for a role on the Giants’ defense, but the bigger question is why are they taking another cornerback after loading up on them the past two drafts?

Analysis: Personally, I feel like this draft should be all about recouping the picks that Gettleman wasted away in the Williams trade. There will be inquiries from teams seeking to move up to grab a quarterback, but will he listen? With just four picks in the top 100, this roster could surely use at least six in the first 100, so if Gettleman does not trade back many will see this as a missed opportunity.