New York (Giants) – OT Andrew Thomas (Georgia), SAF Xavier McKinney (Alabama), OT Matt Peart (UConn), CB Darney Holmes (UCLA), IL Shane Lemieux (Oregon), LB Cam Brown (PSU), LB Carter Coughlin (Minn), LB T.J. Brunson (South Carolina), CB Chris Williamson (Minn), ILB Tae Crowder (Georgia)
The New York Giants went into 2020 looking to improve their line, and they accomplished the goal in theory. Andrew Thomas, Matt Peart, and Shane Lemieux could all be starters this year. Should they be is a different question.
They didn’t ignore the defense, getting Xavier McKinney, Darney Holmes, and CAm Brown early(ish). Brown is one of the more slept on players in this draft and could develop into one of those lowkey veterans who’s been a starter for 15 years but no one realizes it types. Still, the team needed help playmakers on offense to help Daniel Jones and Saquon Barkley not be overwhelmed and it doesn’t seem like they did that at all.
Philadelphia – WR Jalen Reagor (TCU), QB Jalen Hurts (Oklahoma), OLB Davion Taylor (Colorado), SAF K’von Wallace (Clemson), OL Jack Driscoll (Auburn), WR John Hightower (Boise State), ILB Shaun Bradley (Temple), WR Quez Watkins (Southern Miss), OT Prince Tega Wanogho (Auburn), OLB/DE Casey Toohill (Stanford)
The Miami Dolphins took a slash player in round seven. The New Orleans Saints found theirs as an undrafted free agent. Taking one in round two is a mistake. They can spin this any way they want but they took him because there are issues with Carson Wentz. He’s in his fifth year, and he’s either missed gobs of time or played poorly at various points in his career. Hurts is an insurance policy. Still, a second-round insurance policy.
Jalen Reagor and Jack Driscoll are great prospects, but Davion Taylor played on a bad Colorado team, and he might not be someone who can transition. He might be an All-Pro as a rookie, I’m just saying I have my doubts. This draft is going to be carried by Hurts, if they don’t get more for him than they gave up, this will hurt the draft grade. If he flames out, the same thing. If he replaces Wentz and leads them to a SuperBowl? A+, but not until then.
Dallas – WR CeeDee Lamb (Oklahoma), CB Trevon Diggs (Alabama), DT Neville Gallimore (Oklahoma), CB Reggie Robinson II (Tulsa), IL Tyler Biadasz (Wisconsin), DE Bradlee Anae (Utah), QB Ben DiNucci (James Madison)
The Cowboys are not a team I respect or like. Jerry Jones is the evil Emperor and he conducted the 2020 Draft from the freaking Death Star. Like a villain from a film, Jones may have won the day. CeeDee Lamb and Trevon Diggs scream future Pro Bowlers. Neville Gallimore could and should be a starter right off the bat.
Tyler Biadasz is such a great run blocker, but he does need to work on hand placements in the pass rush. He at times gets his off-snapping hand stuffed by interior pass rushers. Bradlee Anae could be a stud if he can show the league that measurables are bull. I always rep for Italians who get drafted, so props to Ben DiNucci.
Washington – DE Chase Young (OSU), RB Antonio Gibson (Memphis), OT Saddiq Charles (LSU), WR Antonio Gandy-Golden (Liberty), IL (Keith Ismael (SDSU), OLB Khaleke Hudson (Michigan), SAF Karmen Curl (Arkansas), DE James Smith-Williams (NC State)
Chase Young is arguably the closest thing to a lock as a team can get. If he’s not as productive as the Bosa Brothers, then that’s going to be surprising. Despite having a dozen running backs at any one point (sarcasm), getting Antonio Gibson was smart. Adrian Peterson may want to run until he’s 50 but he won’t be able to.
It looks like the team drafted with the idea that DeWayne Haskins is their guy, which is wise. He’s too young to give up on. Antonio Gandy-Golden is someone I just feel good about. Saddiq Charles is going to have to prove he’s not a problem, however, the team needed to hit on their o-line picks and Charles is their best bet. If he spirals, then the team’s line will struggle.