The Giants got their quarterback at No. 6, selecting Duke’s Daniel Jones. Eleven choices later, the Giants addressed their defensive line.
They took Clemson defensive tackle Dexter Lawrence with a choice obtained from the Browns in the trade of receiver Odell Beckham Jr.
Lawrence, who is 342 pounds, ran a 5.05 40-yard dash and had 36 bench press reps in his pre-draft testing.
The concern on Lawrence is the suspension he served late last season for a failed performance-enhancing drug test. He missed Clemson’s two postseason games and said that he did not knowingly take a banned substance.
Lawrence becomes the third defensive lineman from Clemson drafted tonight, joining former teammates Clelin Ferrell (fourth overall to the Raiders) and Christian Wilkins (13th overall to the Dolphins).