In their first season under Joe Judge, the Giants went 6-10 and still had a late chance to make the playoffs in an underwhelming NFC East. A team with a lot of potential, New York was plagued by misfortune when Saquon Barkley tore his ACL in Week 2. They could add another running back to the ranks with one of their Saturday picks, providing more backup to Barkley.
When the Giants released Golden Tate in March, rebuilding their receiving corps became a top priority. Even after signing Kenny Golladay, New York could still use the No. 11 overall pick on a receiver to add another target for Daniel Jones. Darius Slayton and Sterling Shepard will both return for the 2021 season, and a first- or second-round pick would help round out the depth chart.
The Giants addressed another area of need when they signed Adoree’ Jackson to fill the cornerback spot across from James Bradberry. While that signing covers the immediate need at the position, New York could still use the draft to bolster its secondary depth. The Giants will likely also be in the market for an edge rusher in the draft, despite re-signing Leonard Williams.
Last year, the Giants used the fourth overall pick to select offensive tackle Andrew Thomas, who started 15 games. Then, turning to the defense, they took four linebackers and two cornerbacks later in the draft.
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New York Giants 2021 NFL Draft Picks:
- Round 1, pick 20 (from CHI) – Kadarius Toney, WR, Florida
- Round 2, pick 50 (from MIA) – Azeez Ojulari, LB, Georgia
- Round 3, pick 71 (from DEN) – Aaron Robinson, CB, UCF
- Round 4, pick 116 – Elerson Smith, LB, Northern Iowa
- Round 6, pick 196 – Gary Brightwell, RB, Arizona
- Round 6, pick 201 – Rodarius Williams, CB, Oklahoma State
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