Let’s build a scenario where the Daniel Jones at 6 talk becomes reality

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"The 2019 NFL Draft is almost here. Mercifully Authentic Deandre Baker Jersey , that means a temporary end to mock draft madness — until it starts up again for the 2020 draft. Let’s offer one more
7-round New York Giants mock draft scenario.Full disclosure: Before I even start
this mock I know that I am taking Duke quarterback Daniel Jones with the sixth
overall pick. Is that what I would really do if the choice were mine? Probably
not. I’m doing it here, though, for a couple of reasons.First, increasingly it
looks like Dave Gettleman and the Giants might. Second, we’re painting scenarios
with these mocks. We haven’t looked at one with Jones at the top. Let’s do that
and see how it plays out.Round 1 (No. 6) — Daniel Jones, QB, DukeTold you what I
was going to do. Did it. Yes, Dwayne Haskins was still on the board. Drew Lock,
too. Quinnen Williams, Josh Allen and Devin White were not.Round 1 (No. 17) —
Devin Bush, LB, MichiganDeve Gettleman predicted that no matter what there would
be good players available at 17. Here, he’s right. Lots of good options here.
None of these would really, in my view, be wrong. I will take the
difference-making linebacker.Passed on: OT Andre Dillard Deandre Baker Jersey Boys , OT Jonah Williams, Edge Clelin Ferrell, DL Christian Wilkins, CB Byron Murphy, WRs Hakeem Butler, N’Keal HarryRound 2 (No. 37) —
Dexter Lawrence, DL, ClemsonAfter taking a quarterback at No. 6 my instinct
tells me the picks at 17 and 37 are more likely than not to be defense. Why
Lawrence? Remember during his pre-draft press conference when Gettleman was
asked about players on defense with a “dog mentality?” He talked about
linebacker Alec Ogletree and safeties Jabrill Peppers and Antoine Bethea. The
hog-mollie loving Gettleman didn’t mention any of his interior defensive
linemen, and both he and Pat Shurmur have made it plain they want to add to this
group.Forget Clelin Ferrell, Christian Wilkins and anyone else on that Clemson
defense. There are those who believe the guy who actually made everyone better
in that group was the 342-pound Lawrence, a monster in the middle who also has
pass rush potential.There are, in truth, a number of good possibilities here.
Gettleman was right that the early parts of this draft are “thick” with
players.Passed on: WR A.J. Brown, S Nasir Adderley, DL Jeffrey
Simmons Infant Deandre Baker Jersey , OC Erik McCoy, CBs Justin Layne and Rock Ya-SinRound 3 (No. 95) — JJ Arcega-Whiteside, WR, StanfordAdmittedly, I’m hunting for an
offensive tackle, an edge rusher and a cornerback. Wide receiver is on the list
as well, though, and the way the board falls here the 6-foot-2, 225-pound
Arcege-Whiteside is the value play. So, some help for Eli Manning. Oh, and
Jones, too,Round 4 (No. 108) — Will Harris, S, Boston CollegeAs near as I can
tell Deandre Baker Jersey Draft , what defensive coordinator James Bettcher really wants at the safety position are players who can be used interchangeably —
sometimes deep, sometimes in the box, sometimes in the slot. Harris seems to fit
the description.Round 4 (No. 132) — Bobby Evans, OT, OklahomaValue meets need.
The top-rated offensive tackle still on the board, in a range where he should be
considered value.Round 5 (No. 142) — Darius Slayton, WR, AuburnTo borrow a
Gettleman word, we have reached that point of the mock draft where the TDN board
is always “thick” with wide receivers. Here, I take a developmental speedster.In
other mocks I have chosen DeMarkus Lodge of Mississippi and Travis Fulgham of
Old Dominion in similar spots. There are a number of receivers to select from
here, all with pros and cons. Slayton’s 4.39 speed and upside are intriguing.
Besides, he’s a guy we haven’t talked about yet. In his draft guide, Dane
Brugler of The Athletic says: “Slayton has inconsistencies to his game, but he
is much more than simply a speed demon, showcasing fluid athleticism and length
to make catches outside his framework Deandre Baker NFL Jersey , projecting as a high-upside developmental receiver.”Round 5 (No. 143) — Michael Jackson, CB, MiamiHad to come out of the draft with at
least one corner. Jackson is a solid 6-foot-1, 200-pound corner reputed to have
good ball skills, which should appeal to Pat Shurmur.Round 5 (No. 171) — Lamont
Gaillard, C, GeorgiaSome competition for Jon Halapio and Spencer Pulley. The
highest-rated center, a need position, left on the board.Round 6 (No. 180) —
Elijah Holyfield, RB, GeorgiaThe Giants might be looking for a running back to
replace Wayne Gallman as the caddy for Saquon Barkley, and it would make sense
if that were a power back who could handle some of the short-yardage chores.
Draft Network says the 215-pound Holyfield brings “eye-popping power to the
contact point.”Round 7 (No. 232) — Austin Bryant, Edge, ClemsonDon’t ask me how
Bryant is still on the board here. He is, though Deandre Baker NFL Draft , and that’s good enough for me.Round 7 (No. 245) — Jordan Brailford, Edge, Oklahoma StateWith 12 picks and not having taken an edge rusher
until this round, I’ll take another swing at that spot. Landon Collins is
staying in the NFC EastLandon Collins won’t be a New York Giant in 2019, but he
won’t be going far. Per Josina Anderson of ESPN, Collins will sign with the
Washington Redskins.The Giants balked at paying nearly $12 million for Collins
on the franchise tag, but it appears Washington had little hesitation paying top
of the market price for a “box” safety. Per NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport,
Collins’s deal with be worth a maximum of $84 million over six years.Collins’
deal reportedly includes $45 million in guarantees.By average annual value (not
the best metric for a contract, but it’s usually the first we get), Eric Berry’s
$13 million per year topped all safeties, but Collins is now at $14 million per
year. This sets up a fairly high bar for the free agent safety market, which the
Giants could be involved in to replace Collins. There were also reports that
Tyrann Mathieu has received an offer worth $9.5 million per year to stay with
the Houston Texans. The safety market does not look like last year’s.Questions
were raised about Collins’s ability in coverage and the Giants will now get to
test that theory out twice a year.
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