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What the Giants might do beyond the first round

By now you've heard all of the names that draft experts have connected to the Giants with the fourth overall pick.

However, the team holds nine more picks beyond the first round of the 2020 NFL Draft.

With the draft now just one week away, here's a look at some of the players that experts are linking to the Giants beyond the first round in their multi-round mock drafts.

(Round 1) LB Isaiah Simmons, Clemson

Analysis: "The Giants should take an offensive tackle with one of their first two picks, but I wouldn't pass on Simmons, who has rare athleticism and versatility. Stick him at outside linebacker and let him chase down ball carriers, rush the passer and cover tight ends. Simmons never has to leave the field. New coach Joe Judge will love him."

(Round 2) OT Austin Jackson, USC

Analysis: "I wrote earlier that the Giants needed to take an offensive tackle early, and Jackson could fall into their lap at No. 36. He played 1,680 straight snaps at left tackle for the Trojans over the past two seasons, but he is still a developmental project in my eyes. He'll take some time to adjust, but he could be New York's long-term starter at either tackle spot."

(Round 1) OT Tristan Wirfs, Iowa

Analysis: "The Giants' decision could come down to their highest-ranked tackle or a defensive playmaker like Isaiah Simmons. One of the reasons I think they will lean toward tackle is the impact that will make on other recent first-round picks like Saquon Barkley and Daniel Jones."

(Round 2) EDGE A.J. Epenesa, Iowa

Round 3, Pick 99 WR Bryan Edwards, South Carolina

Analysis: "Out of sight and out of mind – unfortunately that has been the theme of Edwards' draft process after injuries sidelined him for the Senior Bowl and combine. But teams know what type of competitor he is after his record-setting career for the Gamecocks."

(Round 4) FS Kenny Robinson, XFL

Analysis: "Robinson is expected to be drafted in the mid-rounds, which would make him the first XFL player selected in the NFL Draft."

(Round 5) C Keith Ismael, San Diego State

(Round 6) LB Evan Weaver, California

(Round 7) K Rodrigo Blankenship, Georgia

(Round 7) TE Jared Pinkney, Vanderbilt

(Round 7) RB Rico Dowdle, South Carolina

(Round 7) CB Stantley Thomas-Oliver III, FIU

(Round 1, Pick 4) LB Isaiah Simmons, Clemson

Analysis: "New York has three options in my mind here at No. 4: The Giants can trade out of it, they can look at one of the excellent offensive tackles on the board or they can draft Simmons as a do-it-all linebacker. General manager Dave Gettleman will hear some interesting offers, but because I'm not doing the same with this mock, I'm going with Simmons. Remember, the Giants allowed 28.2 points per game last season, third worst in the NFL."

(Round 2) WR Denzel Mims, Baylor

Analysis: "I really want to give the Giants an offensive lineman, but there just isn't any form of value here. And with other needs, I won't force it. Instead, let's hand them Mims to join Sterling Shepard, Golden Tate and Darius Slayton. He has great size and speed, allowing him to challenge defenses both over the top and in the red zone."

(Round 1) OT Jedrick Wills, Alabama

Analysis: "Wills was dominant last season for Alabama and he'll solidify the right side of the Giants' O-line, which is great news for Daniel Jones."

(Round 2) S Ashtyn Davis, California

Analysis: "Some fans will want Isaiah Simmons at No. 4, but the Giants go offensive tackle and get their athletic playmaking safety at the top of Round 2. Davis is a former track athlete who can patrol centerfield or play in the slot."

(Round 3) EDGE Bradlee Anae, Utah

Analysis: "Anae isn't as athletic as the best pass rushers in this class, but he consistently finds himself in the backfield."

View photos of every player projected to the Giants in mock drafts one week ahead of the 2020 NFL Draft.

(Round 1) OT Jedrick Wills, Alabama

Analysis: "Until late last week, this pick was penciled in as Clemson linebacker Isaiah Simmons, and he still could be the selection even if the New York Giants don't trade down. But if they stay put, the latest intel has them going toward an offensive tackle to protect Daniel Jones and open holes for Saquon Barkley.

Wills is ranked as the No. 1 offensive tackle in the draft and has the athleticism and upside to only get better. While he played right tackle at Alabama, he has the ability to play either spot in the NFL at a high level. In a football world rocked by the pandemic, the plug-and-play readiness of Wills is intriguing, especially to the Giants."

(Round 2) C Lloyd Cushenberry III, LSU

(Round 3) WR Gabriel Davis, UCF

(Round 4) LB Troy Dye, Oregon

(Round 5) EDGE Jason Strowbridge, North Carolina

(Round 6) S L'Jarius Sneed, Louisiana Tech

(Round 7) IOL Shane Lemieux, Oregon

(Round 7) CB Trajan Bandy, Miami

(Round 7) WR Tony Brown, Colorado

(Round 7) RB James Robinson, Illinois State

(Round 1) OT Jedrick Wills, Alabama

Analysis: "The Giants could elect to select Isaiah Simmons here, but in the end, they opt to protect quarterback Daniel Jones. Jedrick Wills' strength, power and dominating demeanor fit the hog molly mantra general manager Dave Gettleman has drafted in the past."

(Round 2) S Grant Delpit, LSU

Analysis: "Delpit suffers a bit of a slide and goes later than originally anticipated, but he lands in a great spot with the Giants."

(Round 3) LB Logan Wilson, Wyoming

(Round 4) EDGE Bradlee Anae, Utah

(Round 5) IOL Keith Ismael, San Diego State

(Round 6) WR Isaiah Hodgins, Oregon State

(Round 7) CB Stanford Samuels III, Florida State

(Round 7) K Rodrigo Blankenship, Georgia

(Round 7) TE Charlie Taumoepeau, Portland State

(Round 7) CB Stanley Thomas-Oliver III, Florida International

(Round 1) OT Jedrick Wills, Alabama

Analysis: "There was uncertainty coming into this selection as recently as last week, but the consensus seems to have landed on Jedrick Wills. I, for one, am with Dave Gettleman here. Wills is my highest-graded tackle and my highest-ranked remaining player. He has an elite projection given his flexibility, punch power and reactive athleticism. Wills is a lock to start at right tackle in Year 1."

(Round 1, Pick 31) EDGE Zack Baun, Wisconsin

Analysis: "I think the Giants will love Zack Baun and certainly have the need for a player like him. With Joe Judge and Patrick Graham coming to install New England's defense in New York, why not add a Kyle Van Noy-like player who can rush off the edge, drop into coverage, fill against the run from stack alignments and do everything in between? This isn't a big move-back for the 49ers, but it's the best they could do." (Pick acquired in trade with San Francisco 49ers)

(Round 3) LB Troy Dye, Oregonn

(Round 4) TE Devin Asisi, UCLA

(Round 6) S Brandon Jones, Texas

(Round 7) WR Tyrie Cleveland, Florida

(Round 7) RB DeeJay Dallas, Miami

(Round 7, Pick 245) IOL Donnell Stanley, South Carolina (Pick acquired in first-round trade with San Francisco)

(Round 7) CB Kamren Curl, Arkansas

(Round 7) WR Quez Watkins, Southern Miss

(Round 1) OT Jedrick Wills, Alabama

Analysis: "While I understand everything Isaiah Simmons brings to the table, I feel like the Giants need to take advantage of this opportunity to land a premier tackle to protect Daniel Jones and open holes for running back Saquon Barkley for the foreseeable future. I took Iowa's Tristan Wirfs in my first mock draft three weeks ago, but the fact that some evaluators view him as a better fit at guard made me reconsider. Louisville's Mekhi Becton is the tackle prospect with the widest range of outcomes. He could be a Hall of Famer or a bust, and that seems like a big risk for Gettleman to take when there are steadier options on the board.

The decision came down to Jedrick Wills and Georgia left tackle Andrew Thomas. It's a close call, but Wills gets a slight edge. The 6-foot-4, 312-pounder's strength as a run-blocker translates well to the type of offense new coordinator Jason Garrett will operate. Wills can step in at right tackle on Day 1, with the athleticism to shift to left tackle down the road. A recommendation from coach Joe Judge's mentor, Alabama coach Nick Saban, could push Wills over the top."

(Round 2) C Cesar Ruiz, Michigan

Analysis: "If the Giants stick at No. 36, Ruiz would be a great fit. There is speculation that he could be off the board late in the first round, but it's not impossible for him to slide to the Giants. A few edge rushers (Iowa's AJ Epenesa and Notre Dame's Julian Okwara) and safeties (LSU's Grant Delpit and Minnesota's Antoine Winfield) were considerations, but the 6-foot-2, 307-pound Ruiz would fill a void that remains after the Giants neglected to add a center in free agency. Landing two long-term starters on the offensive line with their first two picks would be a major win for the Giants."

(Round 3) S Brandon Jones, Texas

Analysis: "This could be a prime spot to take a wide receiver or an edge rusher, but I rolled the dice that there would be quality receiving options available 11 picks later in the fourth round. The Giants really need a safety capable of playing in the deep middle of the field and that's Jones' strength. The 5-foot-11, 198-pounder may not be ready to start on Day 1, but he can compete at a thin position and at least factor into the rotation and contribute on special teams as a rookie."

(Round 4) WR Antonio Gandy-Golden, Liberty

Analysis: "Charlotte edge rusher Alex Highsmith was a strong consideration here and it wouldn't be surprising if he lands with the Giants. But this is a perfect spot for the Giants to dip into a deep receiver class. The 6-foot-4, 223-pound Gandy-Golden is a perfect complement to the Giants' receiving corps. He had three straight seasons of at least 1,000 yards and 10 touchdowns, and would add an outside option on a team loaded with slot receivers."

(Round 5) EDGE Jonathan Garvin, Miami

Analysis: "It's worth taking a shot on the 20-year-old Garvin in the fifth round. The 6-foot-4, 263-pounder's physical traits indicate the potential to develop into a disruptive edge rusher. The Giants could add Garvin to a young edge rusher rotation that includes 2018 third-round pick Lorenzo Carter and 2019 third-round pick Oshane Ximines. Garvin would have time to develop, with the opportunity to earn a role as a situational pass-rusher as a rookie."

(Round 6) CB John Reid, Penn State

Analysis: "The 5-foot-10, 187-pound Reid doesn't have ideal size, but that's why he's available in the sixth round. A move to slot corner could make sense for Reid. He was a productive player at Penn State and could push for a roster spot."

(Round 7) OT Terence Steele, Texas Tech

Analysis: "It would make sense to add a developmental tackle late after using the fourth pick on Wills. Teams never know where they'll find offensive line talent. It's worth taking a shot on a player with the 6-foot-6, 312-pound Steele's physical tools."

(Round 7) DL Malcolm Roach, Texas

Analysis: "The Giants got this pick from the Saints in the Eli Apple trade. Gettleman taking a defensive tackle with one of his 10 picks is a lock. The 6-foot-2, 297-pound Roach was a productive player for four years at Texas with the versatility to move around the defensive line."

(Round 7) LB Kamal Martin, Minnesota

Analysis: "This is a compensatory pick for defensive lineman Mario Edwards' departure in free agency last offseason. This is the point in the draft where teams are hoping to find a special teams contributor with some upside. The 6-foot-2, 240-pound Martin fits that bill."

(Round 7) K Rodrigo Blankenship, Georgia

Analysis: "The Giants acquired the last pick of the draft as a compensatory pick for losing defensive lineman Josh Mauro in free agency last offseason. Using this pick on a kicker makes sense since Blankenship would likely be in demand as an undrafted free agent."

(Round 1, Pick 5) OT Tristan Wirfs, Iowa

Analysis: "GM Dave Gettleman told us he was "open for business" at the NFL Scouting Combine. This move down is similar to the Mitch Trubisky trade from three years ago, but the price (late second-rounder, early third-rounder and a 2021 third-rounder) has gone up a bit given the interest in Herbert's services."

(Round 2, Pick 36) WR Denzel Mims, Baylor

(Round 2, Pick 56) EDGE Josh Uche, Michigan (Pick acquired in first-round trade with Miami Dolphins)

(Round 3, Pick 70) CB Amik Robertson, Louisiana Tech (Pick acquired in first-round trade with Miami Dolphins)

(Round 3, Pick 99) DT Jordan Elliott, Missouri

(Round 4, Pick 110) C Tyler Biadasz, Wisconsin

(Round 5, Pick 150) WR James Proche, SMU

(Round 6, Pick 183) G Cordel Iwuagwu, TCU

(Round 7, Pick 218) S Jalen Elliott, Notre Dame

(Round 7, Pick 238) OT Arlington Hambright, Colorado

(Round 7, Pick 247) LB Evan Weaver, California

(Round 7, Pick 255) RB Rico Dowdle, South Carolina

(Round 1) LB/S Isaiah Simmons, Clemson

Analysis: "Dave Gettleman just can't help himself. He loves prototypical size and explosiveness."

(Round 2) OT Isaiah Wilson, Georgia

Analysis: "The New York Giants opted not to draft a tackle in the first round and instead get the most potent power blocker they can find here in the early second."

(Round 3) EDGE Jabari Zuniga, Florida

(Round 4) WR Van Jefferson, Florida

(Round 5) S Alohi Gilman, Notre Dame

(Round 6) IOL Keith Ismael, San Diego State

(Round 7) TE Stephen Sullivan, LSU

(Round 7) RB Salvon Ahmed, Washington

(Round 7) LB Mohamed Barry, Nebraska

(Round 7) QB Shea Patterson, Michigan

(Round 1) LB/S Isaiah Simmons, Clemson

(Round 2) OT Prince Tega Wanogho, Auburn

(Round 3) WR Bryan Edwards, South Carolinna

(Round 1) LB/S Isaiah Simmons, Clemson

Analysis: "Good luck trying to run your fancy pace and space offenses — looking at you Philadelphia and Dallas — with Isaiah Simmons patrolling the field."

(Round 2) OT Ezra Cleveland, Boise State

Analysis: "After snagging Simmons in the first round, the New York Giants are still able to find an answer at offensive tackle to shore up the pass blocking for Daniel Jones."

(Round 1) LB Isaiah Simmons, Clemson

(Round 2) EDGE Curtis Weaver, Boise State

(Round 3) C Tyler Biadasz, Wisconsin

(Round 4) OT Saahdiq Charles, LSU

(Round 5) WR Devin Duvernay, Texas

(Round 6) CB A.J. Green, Oklahoma State

(Round 7) OT Trey Adams, Washington

(Round 7) G Cordel Iwuagwu, TCU

(Round 7) QB Cole McDonald, Hawaii

NFL Media analyst Daniel Jeremiah's best remaining prospects from his Top 150 ranking of the 2020 NFL Draft.

(Round 1) OT Tristan Wirfs, Iowa

Analysis: "This has felt like the pick since SNY first reported that the Giants loved Wirfs back in mid-February, and nothing I've heard about them and this incredibly athletic, 6-5, 320-pounder has changed that over the ensuing two months. Until last week. That's when some momentum began to build for Alabama's Jedrick Wills. It made sense, too, since teams are jittery at the moment because of the lack of Pro Days and other in-person contact, and seemingly relying more than ever before on personal connections -- like the one new Giants head coach Joe Judge has with Alabama head coach Nick Saban. But even with that, and even though some scouts think Wills might be more pro ready, it's hard to see the Giants passing up this athletic freak who rewrote the combine record book for offensive linemen."

(Round 2) C Cesar Ruiz, Michigan

Analysis: "Finally, this will be Gettleman's Hog Mollie draft. He gets the tackle in Round 1 and doubles up with the best center in the draft in Round 2. It's not clear if this 6-3, 307-pounder will still be around at 36. There are some who think he'll slip into the bottom of the first round. But maybe the Giants get lucky and a late run on tackles pushes him down.

If Ruiz is gone, keep an eye on Alabama safety Xavier McKinney. The last time the Giants took an Alabama safety high in the second round it worked out pretty well."

(Round 3) S K'Von Wallace, Clemson

Analysis: "The Giants are seemingly set at one safety spot with Jabrill Peppers, but they have a big opening at the other spot. The 5-11, 206-pound Wallace is a tough, hard-hitting safety with more than enough speed (4.53) to keep up in coverage. He's known for being a dangerous blitzer too, which makes him an intriguing weapon for new Giants defensive coordinator Patrick Graham. He might be more of a box safety at first, but he's got the tools to develop into an all-around impact player."

(Round 4) RB Eno Benjamin, Arizona State

Analysis: "Not exactly a need position with Saquon Barkley and Dion Lewis on board, but the Giants have nosed around more running backs than anyone expected in the run up to the draft. They met with the 5-9, 207-pounder at the Senior Bowl, where he had a strong week of practice and flashed his two-way skills. Some scouts see him as a dangerous third-down back. And if you don't think the Giants could use him, consider the array of running backs the Patriots have used over the years. It's a good bet Judge will want a little variety in the Giants' rushing attack."

(Round 5) EDGE Anfernee Jennings, Alabama

Analysis: "They're too low for Chase Young in the first round and the best of the rest should be gone by the time they pick in the second. That will leave them to develop one on their own. That's where the 6-2, 256-pound Jennings comes in, courtesy of the Judge-Saban Alabama connection. He's not a classic edge rusher, but he's got the skills. He was also a captain at Alabama, which will surely move him up a few spots on the Giants' board."

(Round 6) OT Terence Steele, Texas Tech

Analysis: "Yes, more Hog Mollies! Gettleman is going to get a few in this draft, because he knows he doesn't have a lot of young depth to develop. That's important, which is why you can expect him to grab some in the late rounds. And this far down, size matters, so he'll like this 6-6, 312-pounder. He was a four-year starter for the Red Raiders, playing both left and right tackle. He was also a team captain."

(Round 7) WR Quez Watkins, Southern Miss

Analysis: "He's got dazzling 4.35 speed, but his skills haven't quite caught up -- yet. Only 6-foot, 185, he'll have to work on that, but he'll have time since the Giants are set at receiver for the time being. He can compete at kick and punt returner at the start, but he'll need to learn how to get open against NFL coverage to become more."

(Round 7) G Michael Onwenu, Michigan

Analysis: "Yes, another one. The Giants were intrigued enough with the 6-3, 344-pounder at the East-West Shrine game that they brought him in for a virtual visit. And he's big. Really, really big. And powerful. A typical road-grader guard. He's a little slow and has some technique issues, and there are always weight concerns with a guy his size. But there's a lot -- a lot -- to work with here."

(Round 7) EDGE Derrek Tuszka, North Dakota State

Analysis: "A 6-4, 251-pound defensive end from a small school probably sounds more like an undrafted free agent, except that at the East-West Shrine game he dominated Alabama's 6-7, 324-pound tackle, Matt Womack -- granted, not the best tackle in the SEC, but still a tackle in the SEC. That was an eye-opener for scouts, including from the Giants (they had a virtual visit with him, too). One scout compared him to former Giants DE Dave Tollefson, for some obvious reasons and for his "high motor." Like Tollefson, he could carve out a role at the back end of a pass-rusher rotation."

(Round 7) S Luther Kirk, Illinois State

Analysis: "What's the Mr. Irrelevant pick for if not for a sleeper prospect? Kirk was probably off the draftable radar until he was the East-West Shrine Game's Defensive MVP. He's got the versatility the Giants love, with the ability to play both safety spots and even slot corner. He's got good size (6-2, 198), which will help him against much better competition. He's probably looking at a year on the practice squad, but with some development, he could make it."

(Round 1) OT Jedrick Wills, Alabama

Analysis: "It is a tough call between Wills, Wirfs and Andrew Thomas of Georgia. Thomas is probably the most-ready to step in at left tackle. Wirfs is the most athletic and might end up being a Pro Bowl guard. Wills gets the nod because of his readiness – he can start from Day 1 at right tackle – AND his potential to move to the left side down the road. Wills has a pass-set that coaches drool over and he can move like a tight end. His hands mean business and his footwork is balanced on pass protection. He can move and maul. What else do you want?"

(Round 2) C Cesar Ruiz, Michigan

Analysis: "Another offensive lineman? Sure, keep the party going. Giants are pleasantly surprised Ruiz makes it out of the first round. He is not a road-grader type but he is extremely athletic and can move, if the offensive scheme calls for him to do so."

(Round 3) S Grant Delpit, LSU

Analysis: "What do LaRon Landry, Tyrann Mathieu and Jamal Adams all have in common? They all starred at safety in Baton Rouge. Delpit is next in line and should move in right away on the back end, teaming with Jabrill Peppers to provide 213 pounds of punch. He was better in 2018 than he was last season, when he was slowed with a high ankle sprain, but Delpit was still named the Jim Thorpe Award winner as the nation's top defensive back."

(Round 4) EDGE Anfernee Jennings, Alabama

Analysis: "Three-year starter and named a permanent team captain, so he has the goods from a leadership standpoint. Had a team-high 12 tackles for loss and eight sacks in 2019. Projects as a 3-4 outside linebacker, perhaps similar to Kyle Van Noy (Joe Judge knows all about him from their time together in New England)."

(Round 5, Pick 150) DE Jason Strowbridge, North Carolina

Analysis: "Good size (275 pounds), strength and toughness and here's the special teams value that sells Judge on him: Nice 6-foot-4 wingspan aided in blocking four kicks in his college career."

(Round 6, Pick 183) WR Lawrence Cager, Georgia

Analysis: "There is a need for a target with size and Cager, at 6-foot-5, has it. After three years at Miami, Cager as a grad transfer at Georgia showed he can win contested balls in the air."

(Round 7, Pick 218) G Calvin Throckmorton, Oregon

Analysis: "Class, what is the word of the day when it comes to the Giants and this draft? Versatility. Throckmorton started games at four different spots as a smart four-year starter on one of the top offensive lines in college football."

(Round 7, Pick 238) CB Javelin Guidry, Utah

Analysis: "At this late stage there's a need for speed and Guidry (4.29 in the 40-yard dash) is one of the fastest players in the entire draft. Slot corner project and could help as a gunner on special teams."

(Round 7, Pick 247) LB Casey Toohill, Stanford

Analysis: "This coaching staff seems to have a thing for Stanford players. As a fifth-year senior, Toohill blossomed, with 11.5 tackles for loss and eight sacks and could have some pass rush chops in him."

(Round 7, Pick 255) DL Malcolm Roach, Texas

Analysis: "This year's Mr. Irrelevant as the final player selected was a team captain and diligent weight room worker who could stick if he adds to his 297-pound frame."

(Round 1) OT Jedrick Wills, Alabama

Analysis: "I think Dave Gettleman will take a tackle here. Tristan Wirfs and Wills jump out as the most likely picks, and I believe Wills is safer."

(Round 1, Pick 31) C Cesar Ruiz, Michigan (pick acquired in trade with San Francisco 49ers)

Analysis: "New York moves up to select an interior offensive lineman. They intend to protect Daniel Jones and Saquon Barkley. The selections of Jedrick Wills and Ruiz validates that strategy."

(Round 1) LB Isaiah Simmons, Clemson

Analysis: "Dave Gettleman stays the course and throws a nasty curveball inside the top 5 with Simmons, a freaky playmaker at the second level."

(Round 2) EDGE Zack Baun, Wisconsin

Analysis: "The Giants get an electric, bendy edge, a much-needed type of player on their defense."

The following prospects are set to participate in the virtual 2020 NFL Draft.


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