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Analysts make predictions for Giants on Day 2

The Giants made some headlines with their moves during the first round of the 2021 NFL Draft on Thursday night.

GM Dave Gettleman traded the No. 11 overall pick to the Chicago Bears in exchange for a nice draft haul: the No. 20 pick and the No. 164 pick, along with Chicago's first- and fourth-round picks in the 2022 NFL Draft.

Then with the 20th overall pick, the Giants selected an electric, dynamic offensive weapon in Florida wide receiver Kadarius Toney, a pick that has garnered praise from draft analysts.

With Round 1 in the rearview mirror, the Giants now have six picks remaining across the final two days of the draft, including two picks (No. 42, No. 76) on Day 2.

Who might the Giants take with their Day 2 selections? Let's turn to the experts, who offered their best predictions on how the Giants might spend their picks on Friday.

No. 42 Pick: Azeez Ojulari, EDGE, Georgia

Analysis: "Dave Gettleman is expected to target a pass rusher on Day 2 and as long as the Giants are comfortable with the medicals, Ojulari would be a steal here."

No. 76 Pick: Wyatt Davis, IOL, Ohio State

No. 42 Pick: Carlos "Boogie" Basham Jr., EDGE, Wake Forest

Analysis: "Savvy power rusher with good hand usage and the ability to pressure the pocket that the Giants are looking for."

No. 76 Pick: Aaron Banks, IOL, Notre Dame

No. 42 Pick: Landon Dickerson, IOL, Alabama

Analysis: "The Giants need to address their interior offensive line, and Dickerson is a Day 1 starter at guard or center. He's an exceptional leader and true finisher in the running game."

No. 42 Pick: Wyatt Davis, IOL, Ohio State

Analysis: "Sources in New York say Dave Gettleman has an affinity for hog mollies. After trading down for the first time as a GM, Gettleman gets back to his roots with Davis, who has NFL bloodlines (he's the grandson of Hall of Fame Packers defensive lineman Willie Davis) and should immediately step into Kevin Zeitler's old spot at right guard."

No. 76 Pick: Ronnie Perkins, EDGE, Oklahoma

Analysis: "The Giants need a presence on the edge after doubling down on their efforts to bolster Daniel Jones in the first. Perkins may not have the ideal size or bend, but coordinator Patrick Graham is developing a reputation as a chess master and can put him in the right spot."

No. 42 Pick: Landon Dickerson, IOL, Alabama

Analysis: "How long can GM Dave Gettleman resist a hog molly, particularly one who can safeguard Daniel Jones for the next decade?"

No. 42 Pick: Trevon Moehrig, S, TCU

Analysis: "Moehrig is a do-everything safety prospect, and that position is growing in importance every year in the NFL."

No. 76 Pick: Cameron Sample, EDGE, Tulane

Analysis: "Sample brings it as a versatile rusher with a unique body type and active hands."

No. 42 Pick: Sam Cosmi, OT, Texas

Analysis: "Cosmi's size, strength and high effort can make him effective and efficient working at either tackle opposite 2020 first-rounder Andrew Thomas."

No. 76 Pick: Tyler Shelvin, DT, LSU

Analysis: "The Giants need a hammer for the nose after losing Dalvin Tomlinson and Shelvin is ideal with his massive run-stuffing frame."

No. 42 Pick: Carlos "Boogie" Basham Jr., EDGE, Wake Forest

No. 42 Pick: Nick Bolton, LB, Missouri

No. 76 Pick: Chris Rumph II, EDGE, Duke

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