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Pro comparisons for Giants 2018 Draft Class

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NFL experts compare the Giants 2018 Draft Class to current and former pros:

The NFL Draft is all about finding the "next" someone. So who will the Giants' 2018 class members turn out to be? Giants.com rounded up analysts' comparisons of the six newest members of Big Blue.


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Round 1 (No. 2): Saquon Barkley, RB, Penn StateComparison: Barry Sanders (Pro Football Hall of Fame '04)

"Every-down running back with the ability to alter the course of an offense and become a face of the franchise-type player. Barkley has the rare ability to create additional yardage through elusiveness, speed, vision and feel for space in the open field. While he has been tasked with carrying a heavy load at Penn State, their decision to limit his carries somewhat this season could help Barkley headed into his rookie season. Barkley is a buffet runner who thrives with the more plates you give him and he has a chance to become an early All-Pro."-- Lance Zierlein, NFL Network

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Round 2 (No. 34): Will Hernandez, G, UTEP
Comparison: Richie Incognito (4x Pro Bowl)

"Hernandez possesses a rare combination of power, balance, and athletic ability. He is a plus run blocker with the anchor and footwork to handle himself in pass protection as well. Though he lacks height and length teams would like, it shouldn't hurt his stock much. Hernandez did nothing but help his cause at the Combine and he has a great shot of going in the first round and becoming a Pro-Bowl caliber guard." – Lance Zierlein, NFL Network

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Round 3 (No. 66): Lorenzo Carter, OLB, GeorgiaComparison: Na'il Diggs (retired, 12-year pro, 138-game starter)

"Carter is an outside linebacker in a 3-4 or 4-3 with sideline-to-sideline range and the tools to become a productive edge rusher in sub-packages. He needs to add more bulk, but he is a future NFL starter." -- Lance Zierlein, NFL Network

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Round 3 (No. 69): B.J. Hill, DT, N.C. State
Comparison: Bennie Logan (Titans)

"Natural athlete with a massive frame. Flows to the playside of the field with good quickness. Prototypical size for the NFL with room to develop. Upper-body strength to go along with his quick feet. Nose for the football with instincts and awareness." – Matt Miller, Bleacher Report

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Round 4 (No. 108): Kyle Lauletta, QB, Richmond
Comparison: Drew Stanton (Browns)

"I don't know if it was the same number (both wear No. 5) or same mannerisms or what, but I saw Drew Stanton when I watched him. And Drew Stanton is somebody that the sum is definitely greater than the individual parts. He's very efficient in the pocket. He's got a nice, clean stroke. The ball comes out. He doesn't have a huge arm, but enough arm. You saw in the Senior Bowl what he was capable of, and I think he's between -- is he a backup, is he a starter? I think he's got the potential to start, which is very similar to the career Drew Stanton has." – Daniel Jeremiah, NFL Network

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Round 5 (No. 139): RJ McIntosh, DT, Miami
Comparison: Darnell Dockett (retired, 3x Pro Bowl)

"McIntosh is a raw player who will have to use speed and quickness to be an effective interior defensive lineman at the next level." – Matt Miller, Bleacher Report

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