New York Giants general manager Dave Gettleman has drafted some fine players during his career, but all you will ever hear about is his tunnel vision, shortsightedness and lack of forward thinking.

The consensus is that Gettleman is a 20th Century thinker in a 21st Century business. We tend to agree and are puzzled at why he won’t alter that thinking to adjust to the times.

The Giants aren’t 9-23 during his first two seasons for nothing. He’s had a ton to do with that record, changing the faces but not changing the culture of losing.

NBC Sports’ Peter King, in his weekly Monday column, says Gettleman has been ‘negligent’ by not maximizing his high picks in the NFL Draft by trading back.

I think of all the things I read about the draft in the past week, this, from Paul Schwartz of the New York Post about the general manager of the Giants, was most fascinating:

“Dave Gettleman has presided over seven drafts as a general manager — five with the Panthers and two with the Giants — and has never traded down. Never. He selected 28 players with the Panthers and 16 in his two drafts with the Giants (plus one more in the supplemental draft).”

Think of that: A GM who has made 45 picks has never traded down to accumulate more picks from any of the 45. That is borderline negligent. Maybe not even borderline. I am incredulous about that. As I documented last week, GM John Schneider of the Seahawks used last year’s 21st overall pick and traded down six times to accumulate six picks, one of whom was wide receiver DK Metcalf, who, as it turned out, produced better value than a 21st pick in most drafts as a rookie. And four other players from the trade played for the Seahawks last season. Trying to not make too much of that, but wow. Just wow.

True. Many fans and readers of this site believe as great as Saquon Barkley is and may become, he was not the right move at No. 2 in 2018. The Giants should have either taken a quarterback or traded back — or both — with that selection.

The Daniel Jones selection at No. 6 last season was one of the most criticized picks in recent NFL history. The recent trade for impending free agent Leonard Williams for draft picks was another instance of Gettleman’s incompetence according to some.

Is Gettleman negligent, though? That’s a little harsh. Out of the loop, maybe, but not negligent.