As we get closer to the 2019 NFL Draft, here's another fictitious New York Giants draft scenario that you can examine.
This one uses the simulator of The Draft Network, which means no trades. My only real rule of thumb while drafting this sketch was that I decided not to use a quarter pick in the early parts of the sketch.
Remember, this is a scenario. It is understood that the project will not run exactly that way and that players will sometimes be available in places where they should not be. The seventh round of this simulation gives an example of what is likely unlikely. Nevertheless, the draft is inaccurate and unpredictable, so players will often be selected sooner or later than anticipated by the draft community.
Round 1 (No. 6) – Quinnen Williams, DT, Alabama
We discussed this scenario. It did not matter who else was on the board. Williams fell here. Some think that Williams is the best player in the repechage, and I did not let him pass. If this happens in the actual draft, the giants will feel like they've won the lottery.
Round 1 (No. 17) – Jonah Williams, OT, Alabama
transmitted: QB Drew Lock and Daniel Jones, Cody Ford, BC Byron Murphy, Edge Clelin Ferrell
There is more and more talk about Williams being the first tackler selected and ranked in the top 10. Here he is still available at 17 years old. I will be happy to connect it to the right tackle.
Tower 2 (No. 37) – Nasir Adderley, S, Delaware
transmitted: DL Jeffrey Simmons and Dexter Lawrence, CB Justin Layne, Rock Ya-Sin and Amani Oruwayire, OL Chris Lindstrom
A number of strong possibilities here. I will take the guy who could be the long term answer to security after learning from Antoine Bethea for a year. It's easy to argue that one of the recessed corners would also be a solid choice.
Turn 3 (No. 95) – Dawson Knox, TE, Mississippi
Maybe the giants will consider using Evan Engram more as a wide receiver. That would be a reason to make a choice like this. Another solution would simply be to potentially improve the online duo of Rhett Ellison and Scott Simonson. Editor-in-chief Matt Waldman highly appreciated Knox in a recent "Valentine's Views" podcast.
Tony Pauline of Draft Analyst writes:
Knox is a raw talent with limited gaming experience but huge potential. He has the ability to become a tight end # 1 on the next level, but it may take a while before he reaches that point.
The giants might be able to give him that time.
Arcega-Whiteside has a height of 6 feet 2 inches and a distance of 225. It offers a type of bodywork and skills that could pleasantly complement the small receivers Giants. I'll be happy to take it here before the middle of the draft picks limiting choices.
Tower 4 (No. 132) – Tytus Howard, OT, State of Alabama
Odd places in the project here. The picture I was looking at was full of half and wide receivers. I did not want to go. There was no real value to the needs, like the corner half or the center. Although I had already selected Williams in the first round, I chose Howard simply because he is a very promising potential client and probably should have been absent from the board well before that choice.
Tour 5 (No. 142) – Rodney Anderson, RB, Oklahoma
I am still watching a board full of backs and tight ends. The Giants could easily look for a record to compete with Wayne Gallman to save Saquon Barkley. Anderson offers a size of 224 pounds and more, although his injury history is risky. I will take the chance so deeply in the project.
Tower 5 (No. 143) – Kingsley Keke, DL, Texas A & M
As for the last two choices, I look at a table full of backs and tight ends. Do not want to go in these directions. Giants must add depth to the rotation of their defensive lines. That's what I'm trying to do here. Oddly, Keke is the 142nd player on the board, taken with the 143rd pick.
Round 5 (No. 171) – Brett Rypien, QB, Boise State
Dude, what is it with this temporary network table? The first six players to choose from are wide receivers. Eight of the top 10 are wide receivers. The two others? The halves, of course.
This results in a nod to Mark Schofield and Matt Waldman, the big boosters of Rypien who think he has a chance to outperform his stock of the third day. Yeah, I know. Another mid-term quarterback and you're tired of the Giants taking it. I have 12 choices, however, people. Cut me off!
Tower 6 (No. 180) – Travis Fulgham, WR, ODU
Agree, already! The top eight choices on the chart here are large receivers. I guess the gods of the project tell me to take one. I hope they are happy now.
Honestly, I think the Giants will accept a sixth or seventh round. It may not be Fulgham, but on this board, with the choices I have and the values given to the players, this is the guy I'm going to play with.
Tower 7 (No. 232) – Austin Bryant, Edge, Clemson
OK, colleagues from the network, why is Bryant still available for Round 7 with the 232nd overall pick? It's a guy who should come out of the board in the middle. In one way or another, in a rough draft filled with sharp edges, this table never really brought me an appropriate value for this post. This – oddly – is repaired here.
Round 7 (No. 245) – Watch Hartrage, BC, North West
I have to choose someone, right? Maybe as well be a player with special abilities and special team abilities in need situation.