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Giants Now: 2021 draft weekend recap

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After a long and exciting few days, the 2021 NFL Draft is officially complete.

The Giants emerged from the weekend with quite a haul. Following three trades across the first two days of the draft, the Giants wound up making six selections in the draft:

Round 1, Pick 20: Kadarius Toney, WR, Florida

Round 2, Pick 50: Azeez Ojulari, LB, Georgia

Round 3, Pick 71: Aaron Robinson, CB, UCF

Round 6, Pick 196: Gary Brightwell, RB, Arizona

In addition to the six players added to the mix for the 2021 season, the Giants also stockpiled picks for the 2022 NFL Draft. In the Day 1 trade with the Chicago Bears, Big Blue acquired Chicago's first and fourth-round picks in next year's draft by moving down nine slots. Then to get things started on Day 2, the Giants moved down eight slots in the second round in exchange for the Miami Dolphins' third-round pick in 2022. When all was said and done, the Giants emerged from the weekend with an extra pick in three of the first four rounds of next year's draft.

In case you missed it, here is Giants.com's content from 2021 NFL Draft weekend.

The Giants made six selections and three trades across the three days of the 2021 NFL Draft, setting themselves up nicely for the upcoming season and next year's draft. Here is how experts have graded the Giants' draft haul.

The Giants believe their productive spring will lead to a successful autumn. On Saturday, they concluded the NFL draft by adding three more players, giving them six new members of the roster in three days. Add those to the 13 veteran free agents they signed since mid-March and the Giants will have a significantly re-tooled roster when the 2021 season opens. But it's not the quantity but the quality of the newcomers that most excites the franchise's football decision-makers.

Provided by NFL.com, below is a breakdown of what each member of the 2021 draft class will bring to the Giants.

The 2021 draft class sends welcome messages to Giants fans following the conclusion of the draft.

Just call him Dealin' Dave. The NFL Draft has completed three rounds, and Giants general manager Dave Gettleman, who entered this draft with a reputation as a reluctant trader, has executed a deal in every one of those rounds. He traded back and acquired extra picks in rounds one and two before trading up in round three and relinquishing one of the additional choices he added earlier.

The Giants are continuing to add to their 2021 NFL Draft weekend haul by agreeing to terms with three undrafted free agents, according to media reports. The signings are pending the completion of physicals.

Nearly two decades after his death, George Young has been enshrined in the Pro Football Hall of Fame. Young, the Giants' highly-successful general manager from 1979-97 and a five-time NFL Executive of the Year, was announced as a member of the Hall's Class of 2020, a uniquely large 20-member group selected in conjunction with the league's centennial. He was one of three contributors chosen from a list of 10 finalists by a special panel comprised of members of the Pro Football Hall of Fame Selection Committee, Hall of Famers, coaches, football executives and several leading football historians.

View photos of the New York Giants 2021 NFL Draft Class.

Round 1, Pick 20: Kadarius Toney, WR, Florida

It was no surprise the Giants selected a Southeastern Conference wide receiver in the first round of the NFL Draft Thursday night. But how they got him and who they chose were both unexpected. After trading with the Chicago Bears to move back from No. 11 to No. 20, the Giants took Kadarius Toney, a 6-0, 193-pound wideout from the University of Florida.

With the 20th pick in the 2021 NFL Draft, the New York Giants selected Florida wide receiver Kadarius Toney (6-0, 193 pounds). Here is everything you need to know about the newest member of the team.

There is no ice in Alabama, but Jim Nagy imported plexiglass to Mobile like he was hosting a showcase event for college hockey instead of football. Such was reality for the executive director of the Senior Bowl amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Nagy and his staff adjusted the 2021 version to make it as safe as possible for the players and NFL staff. His revised plans included retrofitting space for interviews, which proved to be invaluable as the usual NFL Scouting Combine in Indianapolis was canceled. It was during one of these face-to-face meetings, a rarity in this year's pandemic-stricken draft process, that Florida wide receiver Kadarius Toney started to win over the Giants, who drafted him with the 20th overall selection on Thursday night.

The Giants added Kadarius Toney to their stable of playmakers with the 20th overall pick in the 2021 NFL Draft. He is a unique player and offensive weapon who can be used in a variety of ways and at different positions to help the offense. Toney was a high school quarterback and recruited to Florida to play that position, but was listed as an athlete on the Gators' roster all four years he was there. He transitioned to a full-time wide receiver, and thrived as a senior, finishing with 984 receiving yards and 10 receiving touchdowns (eighth in the nation). PFF tracked him with only three career drops on 123 career passes.

The Giants waited until they were on the clock Thursday night before executing their most significant draft day trade since they acquired Eli Manning 17 years ago. They sent their selection at No. 11 in the first round to the Chicago Bears for a package of four picks, including two in the current draft (No. 20 in the first round and No. 164 in the fifth), plus first and fourth-round choices in the 2022 draft. The Giants selected Florida wide receiver Kadarius Toney. Chicago moved up to select Ohio State quarterback Justin Fields.

Wide receiver and first-round pick Kadarius Toney addresses the media for the first time as a member of the Giants.

Former NFL wide receiver and 'Good Morning Football' co-host Nate Burleson breaks down why New York Giants WR Kadarius Toney was the biggest steal of the first round of NFL draft.

Bob Papa and Super Bowl Champions Shaun O'Hara and Carl Banks react to the Giants' first-round selection of Florida Gators wide receiver Kadarius Toney

Go behind the scenes with the first-round draft choice as he lands in the area and tours the Quest Diagnostics Training Center for the first time.

View photos of Giants first-round pick Kadarius Toney touring the Quest Diagnostics Training Facility.

Watch top plays from the career of former Florida Gators wide receiver and first-round pick Kadarius Toney.

View photos of the 20th overall selection in the 2021 NFL Draft.

Round 2, Pick 50: Azeez Ojulari, LB, Georgia

With the 50th pick in the 2021 NFL Draft, the New York Giants selected Georgia linebacker Azeez Ojulari. Here is everything you need to know about the second-round draft choice.

The Giants traded back from the 42nd pick in the 2021 NFL Draft, obtained 2022 third-round pick form Miami and selected Georgia edge rusher Azeez Ojulari at 50th overall. Ojulari is a perfect fit as an outside linebacker in the Giants' odd-man 3-4 base fronts, and a pass rusher in their sub-packages on passing downs.

With the 50th pick in the 2021 NFL Draft, the New York Giants selected Georgia linebacker Azeez Ojulari. Here is NFL.com's scouting report on the Giants' second-round pick.

The dream that Andrew Thomas and Azeez Ojulari shared in Georgia will become a reality in New Jersey. When the Giants selected Ojulari in the second round of the NFL Draft Friday night, it reunited him with Thomas, his close friend and former roommate and teammate at the University of Georgia. They first discussed the possibility of reuniting in the NFL after Thomas was selected by the Giants in the first round of the 2020 NFL Draft.

Last year, the Giants used the No. 4 overall pick on Georgia offensive tackle Andrew Thomas. On the second day of the 2021 Draft, the Giants went back to Athens. The team selected linebacker Azeez Ojulari with the No. 50 pick, reuniting the two former Bulldogs who were teammates from 2018-2019. Fittingly, they were together Friday night to celebrate Ojulari becoming the newest member of the Giants.

Linebacker and second-round pick Azeez Ojulari addresses the media for the first time as a member of the Giants.

Watch top plays from the career of former Georgia linebacker and second-round pick Azeez Ojulari.

Bob Papa and Super Bowl Champions Shaun O'Hara and David Diehl react to the Giants' second-round selection of Georgia Bulldogs linebacker Azeez Ojulari.

The New York Giants have traded the No. 42 pick in the draft to the Miami Dolphins. In return, the Giants received the No. 50 pick in this year's draft in addition to a third-round draft choice in 2022.

View photos of second-round pick Azeez Ojulari.