The New York Giants have plenty of options with the 4th overall pick, and whether they address the offensive line or defense is yet to be seen. Arguments can be made for both, as the Giants are in desperate need of a defensive playmaker like Isaiah Simmons, but also need an offensive tackle to lock down the right side for years to come.
With Jack Conklin offering his services in the free agency, GM Dave Gettleman is reportedly intrigued. However, his price-tag could be a deterrent, especially since Nate Solder will count $19.5 million against the cap in 2020.
This could lead Gettleman to address the position through the draft, where he can consume a far cheaper investment but still have the talent to work with.
One thing is for sure, the Giants plan to have a smash-mouth football team moving forward, and blocking for Saquon Barkley in the run and Daniel Jones in the passing game is essential.
One prospect the New York Giants are “in love” with:
Ralph Vacchiano of SNY reports that Big Blue enamored by Iowa offensive tackle, Tristan Wirfs.
In fact, the Giants already “love” Iowa tackle Tristan Wirfs, according to an NFL source familiar with the Giants thinking, and they have expressed similar interest in Alabama’s Jedrick Wills. Both of them are widely considered among the top four offensive line prospects in this year’s class, and they will get a good look from the entire league at the NFL Scouting Combine in Indianapolis next week.
It is far too early to know whether either of them would interest the Giants enough to draft them with the fourth overall pick. Right now, the NFL consensus seems to have Wirfs and Wills in a four-man group at the top of the offensive line charts, with Georgia’s Andrew Thomas and Louisville’s Mekhi Becton. Which order they will eventually land in depends, for now, on who is asked.
With so much talent at the tackle position in this year’s draft, it opens up a bevy of possibilities for the Giants. However, trading back and accumulating picks seems to be the idealistic move at this point in time.
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