Round 1, Pick #23 Overall
Evan Engram, TE, Ole Miss
Jerry Reese didn’t make the trade to nab OJ Howard, nor did he select David Njoku. Instead Reese shocked many with the selection of Engram, a TE who is actually a sleeper pick in this draft. Engram is crazy fast and a great athlete. Even if he doesn’t necessarily excel at blocking, the Giants have other options at the position to block. Beckham, Shepard, Marshall, and Engram will likely present nightmares to opposing defenses.
Round 2, Pick #55 Overall
Dalvin Tomlinson, DT, Alabama
Johnathan Hankins out, Dalvin Tomlinson in. Tomlinson is already being considered by some to be a possible upgrade from Hankins: he is much better at rushing the passer and pretty solid at run defense as well. His translation into the pros will determine if this is true or not, though, but for now Tomlinson and Damon Harrison on the inside is lookin’ pretty good.
Round 3, Pick #87 Overall
Davis Webb, QB, California
Reese drafted Hankins’ replacement, did he also pick Eli Manning’s heir? There were rumors swirling that the Giants tried desperately to trade up to select Patrick Mahomes. True or not, they obviously had their minds set on selecting a QB, and to do so not too late in the draft. The Giants are so high on Webb that the decision to draft him was made without even seeing him in person, rather McAdoo and Co. were impressed by his tape. With Ryan Nassib gone and Geno Smith currently backing up Eli, all Giants fans should be looking forward to seeing what a young QB may be able to do.
Round 4, Pick #140 Overall
Wayne Gallman, RB, Clemson
The Giants found the complement to Paul Perkins in the 4th round. Gallman describes himself as a physical runner, and the highlight reel shows he excels between the tackles and at keeping plays alive. He and Perkins can be a very potent duo, with Shane Vereen checking in for passing downs and Orleans Darkwa always available. Now what I find most interesting about this pick: how does it influence the Giants/LeGarrette Blount sweepstakes? Both sides apparently are still interested in each other, as the Giants are once again stockpiling RBs.
Round 5, Pick #167 Overall
Avery Moss, DE, Youngstown State
Moss had 10.5 sacks in two seasons at Youngstown State after transferring from Nebraska due to pleading no contest to a public indecency charge in 2014. Everything I’ve heard is of how he’s flipped his identity around, and has matured into a great young man. The Giants obviously felt as if he has, as it’s not often the organization picks a player with a suspicious past.
Round 6, Pick #207 Overall
Adam Bisnowaty, OL, Pittsburgh
Relax everyone, because the Giants finally picked an OL! It was absolutely imperative for Big Blue to get an OL before this draft was over, even in a weaker OL class. Reese traded up seven spots with Tennessee in order to take Bisnowaty, giving up the seventh round pick in the trade. Bisnowaty claims he can play either tackle or guard, and brings excellent size to the O-line. Many won’t be content with the current O-line; as of right now, it appears the same line will be returning for 2017. But the additions of DJ Fluker and now Bisnowaty brings new options. It seems the front office and coaching staff is banking on Ereck Flowers, John Jerry, and Bobby Hart all improving and gelling more as a unit. Time will tell.