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Giants 2017 Draft


A quick recap of the Giants 2017 NFL Draft

The Giants wrapped up the 2017 NFL draft with six new players. Whether or not these players will help pave the way to the Super Bowl has yet to be determined.

Evan Engram, TE, Ole Miss

With the 23rd overall pick in the first round, the Giants selected tight end Evan Engram from Ole Miss. The Giants needed to strengthen their offensive line and Engram will be an asset. At 6-foot-3, 234 pounds, his athleticism makes up for what he lacks in size. Engram has speed, acceleration, and agility.

Dalvin Tomlinson, DL, Alabama

In the second round, defensive lineman Dalvin Tomlinson from Alabama was selected with the 55th overall pick. The 6-foot-3, 310-pounder brings power with his large hands and strong legs. He is able to predict double teams and plays with technique.

Not only does Dalvin play smart on the field, he also had a 4.0 GPA going into college. He turned down Harvard to play ball at Alabama. The Giants needed a strong defensive tackle after losing Johnathon Hankins to the Colts and that’s what they got. Not only will he be a great replacement for Hankins, but Tomlinson will make a significant impact for the Giants this season.

Davis Webb, QB, California

Quarterback Davis Webb was selected by the Giants with the 87th overall pick. Over the next few years, Webb will develop alongside Manning. Ultimately, he will become Eli’s successor. Although he throws with accuracy and precision, decision-making is a weakness for the 6-foot-5, 229-pounder out of Cal.

Former New York Giants center Shaun O’Hara called it a “waste” to pick a player who won’t be ready for three to four years. Check out O’Hara’s criticism and Reese’s response here. While some fans are also skeptical of the choice, the Giants stand behind their decision.

Wayne Gallman, RB, Clemson

With the 140th overall pick, the Giants selected running back Wayne Gallman from Clemson. A versatile player, he is going to succeed as a back for starting running back Paul Perkins. At a height of six-feet and weighing 215-pounds, Gallman is an aggressive runner that fights through tackles and scraps to get the extra yardage. Many running backs have the footwork and lack toughness, however, Gallman has the tenacity to push through tackles.

Avery Moss, DE, Youngstown State

Avery Moss was selected with the 167th overall pick by the Giants. The 6-foot-3, 264-pound defensive end out of Youngstown State will be competing for a spot backing up either Jason Pierre-Paul or Olivier Vernon. With quick feet and long limbs, Moss is capable of earning a future starting spot in the NFL.

In December of 2012, Moss was charged with indecent exposure for exposing himself to a female while he was at Nebraska. After having been found to have violated a restraining order against being in campus dormitory halls, in December of 2013, he was ultimately banned from the Nebraska campus in January of 2014. He is said to have things together now.

Adam Bisnowaty, OT, Pittsburgh 

Six-foot-six, 304-pound Adam Bisnowaty was the sixth round draft pick, 200th overall. Bisnowaty is known for playing with a “meanstreak.” He is a vicious player, but with a history of injuries, there are concerns of his athleticism declining.

In conclusion

The Giants did what they needed to and strengthened their offensive line. They have a step up in competition this year with a harder schedule. It is their time to prove they were not just a result of an easy schedule last season. Super Bowl dreams are left unknown for them, and for us, until the season unravels.