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Reassessing the Giants' 2019 Draft Class

CBS Sports recently re-graded all 32 NFL teams' 2019 draft classes. How did the Giants do?

There was much hope for the Giants' 2019 draft class, a group that included a quarterback, defensive tackle, and cornerback as its three first-round picks.

As time went on, however, the impact of that class diminished rather than getting stronger; hence in his re-grading of all 32 NFL teams' draft classes, CBS Sports Pete Prisco re-graded the Giants' 2019 draft haul, dropping it from its original grade of a B+ to a C.

Noted Prisco of his assessment: 

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The Giants had 10 picks in the draft, with only three as projected starters in 2022. They are first-round quarterback Daniel Jones, first-round defensive tackle Dexter Lawrence and fourth-round safety Julian Love. They got little else from this draft with a major miss on first-round corner Deandre Baker. Fifth-round receiver Darius Slayton has worked out.

 I liked the pick of Jones, although I did say he went a little higher than I would have taken him. I also liked the pick of Lawrence, saying he could be a force. He has been good, but not a force. I questioned the pick of third-round rusher Oshane Ximines, which played true since he's been mostly a backup.

Is Prisco's grade fair? Let's break it down in greater detail.

New York Giants quarterback Daniel Jones (8) participates in the organized team activities (OTAs) at the training center in East Rutherford on Thursday, May 19, 2022.
May 3, 2019; East Rutherford, NJ, USA; New York Giants defensive lineman Dexter Lawrence (97) during rookie minicamp at Quest Diagnostic Training Center.
Deandre Baker during New York Giants Rookie Minicamp at the Quest Diagnostics Training Center on Friday, May 3, 2019.
Oshane Ximines
Darius Slayton
Jan 2, 2022; Chicago, Illinois, USA; The breath of New York Giants cornerback Julian Love (20) is visible in the cold air between plays against the Chicago Bears during the first half at Soldier Field.
(from left) Dexter Lawrence II, Daniel Jones and Deandre Baker during New York Giants Rookie Minicamp at the Quest Diagnostics Training Center on Friday, May 3, 2019.

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