Johnathan Hankins is a very talented defensive tackle, but that's all the Giants have at the position. They need to fill the huge void they have next to Hankins, so I expect that to be a priority for them next offseason.
Pick change; previously A'Shawn Robinson, DT
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Rd. 2, Pk. 23
Derrick Henry, RB, Alabama
The Giants can't run the ball very effectively. Rashad Jennings looks done as a result of all of his past injuries, while Andre Williams is nothing but a plodder. Here's a better option to go along with Shane Vereen.
Rd. 3, Pk. 23
Jonathan Bullard, DE/DT/3-4DE, Florida
Jerry Reese is never opposed to drafting pass-rushers, and he may do that early this spring, just because Jason Pierre-Paul is such a huge question mark going forward.
Rd. 1, Pk. 15
Robert Nkemdiche, DE/3-4DE, Ole Miss
The Giants grab a potential replacement for Jason Pierre-Paul.
This season after five games, Nkemdiche has 26 tackles, 5.5 for a loss and one sack, plus he caught a 31-yard touchdown pass. In 2014, Nkemdiche recorded 35 tackles with two sacks. He flashed, but lacked consistency. As a freshman, Nkemdiche totaled 34 tackles with two sacks and eight tackles for a loss. He was considered to be the No. 1 player in the nation in the 2013 recruiting class.
Nkemdiche (6-4, 296) has a tremendous skill set with the speed and agility of a linebacker. For the NFL, there is no doubt that he has the ability to be a disruptive presence at the point of attack. Nkemdiche is a tremendous run defender. NFL sources say that while Nkemdiche has a great skill set, he isn't a natural pass-rusher, and that can be seen in his sack production.
Multiple teams have told me that they have off-the-field concerns with Nkemdiche. One team said he has serious baggage. Another said that Nkemdiche loves the limelight and wants to be a movie star. They'd like to see him have the desire to dominate on the field. If Nkemdiche can improve his pass-rush production over the course of this season, that will help his hopes of being a high first-rounder.
Rd. 2, Pk. 15
Mike Williams, WR, Clemson
Unless Victor Cruz can return to the field in his old form, the Giants will need another receiver to pair with Odell Beckham Jr.
Williams had two receptions for 20 yards with a touchdown against Wofford in the season opener, but left early when he fractured his neck when he ran into the goalpost while catching the touchdown. It isn't clear how long Williams will be out, but the injury won't require surgery.
With Sammy Watkins in the NFL, Williams took over as Clemson's lead receiver in 2014 and caught 57 passes for 1,030 yards and six touchdowns. In his freshman season, he had 20 catches for 316 yards and three scores.
Williams (6-3, 205) has a nice combination of size and speed. If sophomore quarterback Deshaun Watson can stay healthy, it wouldn't be surprising if Williams has a massive 2015 season - depending on how much time he misses.
I’m not a huge fan, but Ifedi has experience at both the right guard and right tackle positions, the 2 main problems on the Giants offensive line. His long arms should help with pass protection, while he uses his strength in run blocking.