With the New York Giants preparing for the 2019 season, General Manager David Gettleman is currently evaluating players on the roster. New York finished in last in the NFC East for the second consecutive season with a 5-11 record. They will have the sixth pick in the NFL Draft at the end of April.
The Giants will also have a second-round pick, three fourth and fifth-round picks, a sixth -round pick, and two seventh-rounds picks. They will have a total of 11 picks in the NFL Draft. New York doesn’t own a third-round pick in the NFL Draft because they took cornerback Sam Beal from Western Michigan in the Supplemental Draft last summer.
Even though they have 11 picks, it is possible the New York Giants could acquire more picks especially if they decide to trade cornerback Janoris Jenkins and outside linebacker/defensive end Olivier Vernon this offseason.
This will be the most important draft for this team in ages. If the New York Giants want to get back to the playoffs next season, they have to nail all of these picks. In this draft, New York needs a pass rusher, a cornerback, a quarterback, another offensive lineman, and another wide receiver.
Gettleman did a very good job of drafting last season. He had six draft picks and all of them made the roster in 2018. Those players were running back Saquon Barkley, offensive guard Will Hernandez, outside linebacker Lorenzo Carter, defensive tackle B.J. Hill, quarterback Kyle Lauletta, and defensive tackle RJ McIntosh.
Barkley, Hernandez, Carter, and Hill all made an impact this past season. Lauletta was the third quarterback for most of the season and McIntosh didn’t see the field enough. If David Gettleman has all of his 2019 draft picks on the roster next season, the New York Giants will be in good hands.