Best prospects remaining going into Day 3
The Giants have made three picks through the first two nights of the 2020 NFL Draft. Georgia offensive tackle Andrew Thomas was selected fourth overall on Thursday, while Alabama safety Xavier McKinney (36th overall) and UConn offensive tackle Matt Peart (99th overall) were selected Friday night. Heading into Saturday, the Giants have seven picks left.
Here are the Giants' remaining draft picks:
- Round 4, Pick 110
- Round 5, Pick 150
- Round 6, Pick 138
- Round 7, Pick 218
- Round 7, Pick 238
- Round 7, Pick 247
- Round 7, Pick 255
Numerous talented prospects are still available on the final day of the draft. Here are the top 10 players remaining from Daniel Jeremiah's Top 150 prospect ranking.
63. OT Saahdiq Charles, LSU
64. QB Jacon Eason, Washington
70. QB Jake Fromm, Georgia
71. TE Harrison Bryant, Florida Atlantic
75. EDGE Bradlee Anae, Utah
77. EDGE Curtis Weaver, Boise State
78. WR John Hightower, Boise State
79. WR Antonio Gandy-Golden, Liberty
82. OT Ben Bartch, St. John's (Minn.)
84. CB Reggie Robinson, Tulsa
NFL Media analyst Daniel Jeremiah's best remaining prospects from his Top 150 ranking of the 2020 NFL Draft.
Experts react to Giants' Day Two picks
The Giants had two picks on Day 2 of the 2020 NFL Draft, emerging from the night with McKinney (36th overall pick) Peart (99th overall).
Here are what some NFL experts are saying about the picks.
Pro Comparisons: Xavier McKinney and Matt Peart play just like...
Alabama S Xavier McKinney
NFL.com's Lance Zierlein: Chauncey Gardner-Johnson -- "Ascending safety prospect offering a combination of plus athleticism, field awareness and versatility. McKinney split time equally at slot, free safety and in the box and is accomplished in each. His coverage instincts, athleticism and quick-twitch burst are more cornerback than safety, which is why he's likely to be a coveted toy for teams looking to upgrade and diversify their sub-packages."
The Ringer's Danny Kelly: Malcolm Jenkins -- "McKinney has a long, slender frame and the versatility to play in multiple spots on a defense. He has experience playing deep in two- or one-high looks, over the slot, and on the edge as a blitzer. A semifinalist for the Jim Thorpe Award (presented annually to the nation's top defensive back), McKinney was asked to do it all in Alabama's scheme: He ran from sideline to sideline, covered receivers out of the slot, and flew through gaps as a blitzer. He closes incredibly quickly on ball carriers and delivers some pop as a tackler. He's shown good ball skills, ripping the ball away from pass catchers or reaching into passing lanes, and has strong instincts to recognize the play and react instantly. McKinney racked up a team-high 95 tackles in 2019—5.5 going for a loss—adding three sacks, three picks, five passes defensed, and four forced fumbles. He notched six tackles for a loss, two interceptions, 10 passes defensed, and two forced fumbles in 2018. Put more simply: He just makes plays."
UConn OT Matt Peart:
Pro Football Focus: Dennis Kelley -- "Peart is a high cut tackle with long limbs, the ideal build for pass protection in the NFL. For the most part, that was the case for him at UConn. He showed excellent mirror ability and patience in his sets although he's far from polished in that regard. On tape he looks like one of the most athletic tackles in the class and he moves very much like an athlete. The worries come with his play strength. He simply is not much of a people mover and has developed some bad habits to try and make up for it. If he can add strength to his frame though we could be looking at a quality pass protecting tackle someday."
Bleacher Report's Matt Miller: Andrew Whitworth/Ty Nshekhe -- "If you asked NFL coaches what an incoming tackle should look like, a whole lot of them would describe Matt Peart. He has ideal length with the frame to comfortably build more lower-body mass and strength. Peart enjoyed a productive career for the Huskies and will transition to the NFL with above-average athleticism and an opportunity to play both guard or tackle. His deficiencies appear to be tied to inconsistent effort or energy, particularly in his hands in both phases. There's certainly enough to work with to suggest Peart could be a swing tackle on game days as a rookie."
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