ESPN analyst Louis Riddick appeared on the Giants Huddle podcast with John Schmeelk this week to debate the New York Giants’ choice within the upcoming NFL draft.
The Giants maintain the eleventh total choice and who they choose with that choose must be a franchise-type participant.
“There’s a difference between team budding and collecting talent. It’s important that they get a player who will help them win games,” stated Riddick.
Riddick stated the offensive line continues to be not full and to ensure that quarterback Daniel Jones to take the subsequent step, he must be protected. He stated that it will be unlikely for the Giants to put money into one other left sort out despite the fact that a number of good ones will probably be obtainable to them early within the draft.
The vast receiver class is excellent as nicely and Riddick stated he wish to be a “fly on the wall in this war room in particular” as a result of the Giants must weigh whether or not to select a high wideout versus an offensive lineman or defensive difference-maker.
Riddick could be very excessive on Northwestern’s Rashawn Slater — who can play each sort out and guard — and Alabama vast receiver Jaylen Waddle, each who could possibly be quick impression gamers for the Giants from the get go.
Should the Giants bypass the primary wave of wideouts — or miss out on Waddle, DeVonta Smith and Ja’Marr Chase — there shall be a slew of choices in Round Two, the place the Giants have the forty second total choose.
Riddick cites Florida’s Kadarius Toney, D’Wayne Eskridge of Western Michigan and Clemson’s Amari Rodgers as playmakers who received’t go in Round 1 who’re versatile, ‘home-run’ hitting varieties.
It ought to be fascinating on the draft this yr for Giant followers. They are proper on the cusp of the place the elite gamers shall be taken on this draft and with 4 picks within the high 116, ought to come away with some premium expertise.