How will the Giants use their picks in the 2017 NFL draft? We’re breaking down every selection below.
The Giants were frustratingly inconsistent in 2016, beating the Cowboys twice but exiting the playoffs on the first weekend. Here's the full list of picks the Giants hold in the 2017 draft, which will be updated as each selection is made.
Round 1, Pick 23 (No. 23 overall)
Evan Engram, TE, Ole Miss: If you happened to follow the SI draft rankings, it was Engram and not David Njoku who slotted in as this class’s No. 2 TE, behind O.J. Howard. In that context alone, this is a sneakily strong pick by GM Jerry Reese. It’s also a classic Giants pick, as it bypasses the team’s glaring need at linebacker despite Reuben Foster’s fall and Zach Cunningham’s availability. Offensive tackle could have been in the cards, too, but this pick will continue to push the Giants toward a throw-first-ask-questions-later offense. Engram, Odell Beckham Jr., Brandon Marshall, Sterling Shepard … how does a defense defend this attack? GRADE: A-
Round 2, Pick 23 (No. 55)
Dalvin Tomlinson, DT, Alabama: By taking Evan Engram in Round 1 (a pick that drew an A-minus grade here), the Giants sort of pushed themselves out of the early O-line market. This was a good range for the D-line, however, and the Giants needed help there after losing Johnathan Hankins. Tomlinson is a big, difficult-to-move body for the middle. GRADE: B
Round 3, Pick 23 (No. 87)
Davis Webb, QB, Cal: The Eli Manning succession plan is in place. That's at least in theory what was happening with this pick. The first-round hype on Webb earlier this week was hard to figure, but as a sit-and-wait QB in this round, it’s a fit. If he turns out to be that Round 1-caliber player, the Giants will have their answer whenever Manning calls it a career. GRADE: B
Round 4, Pick 34 (No. 140) Wayne Gallman, RB, Clemson
Round 5, Pick 23 (No. 167) Avery Moss, DE, Youngstown State
Round 6, Pick 16 (No. 200) Adam Bisnowaty, OT, Pittsburgh