We now know what the end result of the trade that sent superstar wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. from the New York Giants to the Cleveland Browns is.
The Giants traded Beckham last month to the Browns in exchange for safety Jabrill Peppers, a first round pick (No. 17) and a third round pick(No. 95).
On Thursday night, in Round 1, the Giants selected massive Clemson defensive tackle Dexter Lawrence with the 17th overall selection. In Round 3, they added Old Dominion edge rusher Oshane Ximines with the 95th selection.
The net result is one that general manager Dave Gettleman can be proud of. He preached about having playmakers at all three levels on defense. This haul helps him do that.
Peppers hasn’t scratched the surface of his abilities as a pro. The Giants are excited to have such an athlete, a true stud of a player, in their secondary.
Lawrence is a 345-pound behemoth of a man who cannot be budged in the middle of the line, stuffing the run and pushing the pocket forcing the issue with quarterbacks.
Ximines is a quick edge rusher who will augment the Giants’ sagging pass rush. In a defense predicated on pressure, Ximines will provide tons of it and does it on a consistent basis.
Time will tell if the Giants received equal or better value for Beckham, but if these players live up to their potential, this could be one of the best trades Big Blue has ever made.