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New York Giants NFL Draft 1st Pick Odds: Isaiah Simmons Favored
4th April, 15:29The New York Giants currently hold the fourth pick in the NFL Draft in late April, and the talk of the town has been focused around who they will take. Will it be a lineman? Will they go with defense? Will they trade up or back to add more capital or Chase Young? Time will tell. DraftKings Sportsbook has provided odds for the likelihood of who is the first player drafted by the Giants. Let's take a look.
On DraftKings Sportsbook, Becton was the favorite to go to the Giants at +275, but has quickly fallen behind Isaiah Simmons is the past 48 hours. Becton is a massive offensive tackle at 6-7 and over 360 pounds, but is quite athletic for his size. Becton is everything the Giants would need as an offensive lineman in order to deal with the Montez Sweats, Demarcus Lawrences and other pass rushers in the NFC East. Becton may not be as refined as Wirfs or Wills yet (no one is), but the ceiling is certainly much higher.
The former Clemson Swiss Army knife will certainly be one of the first defensive players off the board and will be a great fit no matter where he lands. Simmons is an impact player from day one given his speed on defense, but he will likely fit in as a versatile linebacker in the NFL. The Giants (and every team) could use Simmons, and DraftKings Sportsbook has Simmons as the favorite to be drafted by the Giants with their first pick at +175.
Should the Giants be sold on Nate Solder as a left tackle and want to draft an offensive lineman that plays right tackle, Wirfs is a great choice. As a versatile athlete that can likely succeed at anywhere on the line in the NFL, Wirfs is an instant contributor. While not as big as Mekhi Becton, he is a technician and a workout warrior as evidenced by his tape and workouts at the NFL Combine.
With the fourth pick in the 2020 NFL Draft, the New York Football Giants select:
Mekhi Becton, OT, Louisville
The Giants take the massive 6-7 inch, 364-pound offensive tackle in Mekhi Becton to round out what could be a very good offensive line. This is much needed to protect Daniel Jones and provide Saquon Barkley with holes to run through. With Will Hernandez and Kevin Zeitler in the middle, adding Becton at one of the tackle spots to pair with Nate Solder will create a potentially formidable offensive line that is much needed in the NFC East. The Eagles, Cowboys, and Redskins all have talented defensive fronts, and Becton will be an instant neutralizer.
Other potential picks: OT Tristan Wirfs or Jedrick Wills, or LB Isaiah Simmons
The Giants have found success in the first round in recent years, selecting players that can be impactful in the future with QB Daniel Jones, RB Saquon Barkley, and others. Now, they can add a top-tier offensive lineman to help supplement the dangerous offensive weapons.
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