New York Giants draft picks Dave Gettleman
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The New York Giants have major holes to fill on both sides of the ball and it’s up to Dave Gettleman to plug in those gaps.

Time is of the essence for New York Giants general manager Dave Gettleman. After two lackluster seasons in his current role, he needs a strong draft to prove his worth to Giants ownership.

Gettleman’s nine wins in his first two seasons just won’t cut it. There needs to be a significant improvement in the win column or the Giants will likely be looking to pair first-year head coach Joe Judge with another GM.

New York has its quarterback in Daniel Jones and its star weapon in Saquon Barkley. Now the team needs to fill the holes around those franchise cornerstones. Expect Big Blue to add extra help on the offensive line and some plug-and-play guys on the defensive side of the ball.

Round 1 — No. 4 — Andrew Thomas, OT, Georgia

Andrew Thomas was the “safe” pick amongst the offensive lineman. He might not have the high upside of Mekhi Becton, Tristan Wirfs, or Jedrick Wills Jr., but the difference between the top four tackles is slim.

Gettleman loves his hog mollies and Andrew Thomas fits that bill. The Giants add some much-needed beef for Jones and Barkley up front. There was some speculation that the Giants would trade down to try and add more draft capital on day two, but they either didn’t have a deal they liked or they didn’t want to pass up on the chance to draft Thomas.

Either way, the Giants solidify the offensive line with an elite prospect.

Round 2 — No. 36 — TBA

Round 3 — No. 99 — TBA

Round 4 — No. 110 — TBA

Round 5 — No. 150 — TBA

Round 6 — No. 183 — TBA

Round 7 — No. 218 — TBA

Round 7 — No. 238 — TBA

Round 7 — No. 247 — TBA

Round 7 — No. 255 — TBA

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