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Scouting Reports: What the Giants are getting in draft picks


The 2023 NFL Draft is in the books.

Read about what the Giants are getting in their new rookie class with scouting reports from Scouting Report on CB Deonte Banks (6-0, 197), Maryland:

  • Experienced in a wide variety of coverages.
  • Outstanding size and length as outside corner.
  • Lateral slide to mirror and slow the release.
  • Uses independent hands to reroute receiver.
  • Lower body is fluid and smooth to swivel from his pedal.
  • Adequate gather-and-go footwork when phasing the route.
  • Passes off receivers with clear communication in zone.
  • Play strength to attack and play through perimeter blocks. Scouting Report on OL John Michael Schmitz (6-4, 301), Minnesota:

  • Makes all the calls up front.
  • Lateral quickness for reach blocks in outside zone.
  • Patient to find lateral positioning before engaging the block.
  • Captures defender's edge with firm outside hand.
  • Plays with outstanding teamwork inside his scheme.
  • Consistent as a block finisher.
  • Maintains proper balance to pass and receive twists.
  • Able to unlock hips and ankles to drop a sudden anchor. Scouting Report on WR Jalin Hyatt (6-0, 176), Tennessee:

  • Top-end speed creates tension for defensive coordinators.
  • Run game will see lighter boxes out of defense's respect for his explosiveness.
  • Tears into cushions and rockets past off-man coverage.
  • Maintains spacing from physical coverage getting into the route.
  • Runs focused vertical routes at crisp angles.
  • Glides into acceleration mode at route stems to separate.
  • Gets pitch-and-catch opportunities underneath against off-man.
  • Finished second in FBS with 15 receiving touchdowns.
  • Willing and effective as a perimeter blocker. Scouting Report on RB Eric Gray (5-10, 207), Oklahoma:

  • Decisive, with instant acceleration.
  • Skip steps generate early rhythm.
  • Jabs and cuts at sharp angles without losing speed.
  • Above average spatial awareness and elusiveness inside.
  • Loose lower half creates access to more of the field in space.
  • Burst and wiggle optimize chunk-run opportunities.
  • Effective route runner with soft hands.
  • Willing to step into contact with downhill blitzers. Scouting Report on CB Tre Hawkins III (6-2, 188), Old Dominion:

  • Good combination of size, length and long speed.
  • Active hands are accurate with his press punch.
  • Able to phase and stride with deep routes from press.
  • Showed improvement in coverage from 2021 to 2022.
  • Can attack and shed blocks quickly in run support. Scouting Report on DL Jordon Riley (6-5, 325), Oregon:

  • Started all 13 games for the Ducks in final season of eligibility
  • Played 331 snaps on defense and 70 on special teams
  • Earned an 82.4 tackling grade from Pro Football Focus, third-best among Oregon defenders
  • Academic All-Big Ten at Nebraska before transferring to Oregon Scouting Report on DB Gervarrius Owens (6-0, 195), Houston:

  • Team captain and four year-starter at Houston.
  • Usually stays deeper than the deepest as high safety.
  • Covers with decent route anticipation in the slot.
  • Cornerback experience for big nickel consideration.
  • Steps downhill quickly to attack the line of scrimmage.
  • Can be a vigorous hitter when playing in the box.

Step into the new draft room as the Giants make their picks for the 2023 class.


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