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Scouting reports for every 2021 draft choice


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

Round 1, Pick 20: WR Kadarius Toney, Florida (6-0, 193 pounds)

  • Access to early acceleration to uncover.
  • Joints like rubber bands for instant change of direction.
  • Has potential to run complex first- and second-level routes.
  • Can run an inside-pivot whip route that is unguardable.
  • Plus value in quick game and as gadget option.
  • Competed through injury and made play after play against LSU.
  • Over-the-shoulder ball-tracking talent.
  • Makes catches outside his frame.
  • Very good open-field vision for run after catch.
  • Strong legs with ability to wiggle and elude or break the tackle.
  • More physical than expected with ball in his hands.
  • Will not half-step as a run finisher, so buckle up.
  • Can step right in as punt returner.

Round 2, Pick 50: LB Azeez Ojulari, Georgia (6-2, 249 pounds)

  • Built like a superhero with a broad chest, thickly muscled arms and a tapered waist.
  • Humble teammate with tremendous football character.
  • First freshman in Kirby Smart era to be named a team captain.
  • Aggressive play demeanor has NFL starter written all over it.
  • Charges into pulling guards like a battering ram, stopping them dead in their tracks.
  • Very good upper-body twitch and strength to unhinge and shed blocks.
  • Contact balance to absorb blocks and maintain his base.
  • Lightning-quick playing off blocks and making athletic tackles.
  • Gifted change-of-direction to follow flow of the play.
  • Juice to chase down perimeter runs.
  • Will alter rush tempo to lull tackles to sleep.
  • Power chop and swivel hips to grease and flip the edge.
  • Leverage and power to capture and collapse a tackle's edge.
  • Booming closing burst helps him demolish quarterbacks.
  • Has reps dropping and covering tight ends and running backs.

Round 3, Pick 71: CB Aaron Robinson, UCF (5-11 1/2, 186 pounds)

  • Combination of size and speed as a nickel.
  • Operates with effective punch when allowed to press.
  • Good foot quickness and agility.
  • Desired short-area burst on lateral transitions.
  • Very aware of traffic on rub routes and crossing routes.
  • Good angles to the football in coverage and post-catch.
  • Fluidity and feel to trace routes from trail coverage.
  • Legit hitter who's able to jar the ball loose on catch attempts.
  • Much better tackler in 2020 compared with 2019.
  • Steps boldly into the action in run support and looks to make tackles for loss.
  • Sense of when to wrap up and when to chop out runner's legs.

Round 4, Pick 116: LB Elerson Smith, Northern Iowa (6-6, 252 pounds)

  • Long frame complemented by long arms.
  • Added 50 pounds of quality mass since 2016.
  • Flashes of his upside pop up in every game.
  • Overmatched by size against Iowa State but still battled his tail off.
  • Impressive snap timing and get-off quickness.
  • Elongated first three steps gain plenty of ground into rush turn.
  • Stalks and closes quarterbacks with efficiency once he's in the pocket.
  • Will punch, lift and shuffle around the block at point of attack.
  • Plays with some force in his hands.
  • Appears to have gained more weight since 2019, which helps his cause.

Round 6, Pick 196: RB Gary Brightwell, Arizona (5-11, 218 pounds)

  • Well-built with desired, proportional frame.
  • Capable of handling inside/outside running duties.
  • Gets enough speed going to turn the outside corner.
  • Has feet to help gather and cut quickly on outside zone carries.
  • Makes sharp cuts with ability to hit steep cutback angles.
  • Runs with urgency and determination.
  • Won't decelerate through line of scrimmage or into contact.
  • Makes level-one tacklers miss with consecutive cut ability.

Round 6, Pick 201: CB Rodarius Williams, Oklahoma State (6-0, 189 pounds)

  • Length and play strength to hold up the release.
  • Improved ability to stay in route phase from press in 2020.
  • Adequate route recognition.
  • Showed ability to wall off receivers from the football on deep throws.
  • Physical nature can disorient the catch point.
  • Ends the play quickly after the catch.
  • Willing to submarine pulling blocks and muddle the run play.

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