The Giants had a big need at defensive tackle entering the 2015 draft, but never addressed it. They need an upgrade next to Johnathan Hankins.
Pick change; previously A'Shawn Robinson, DE/DT
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Rd. 2, Pk. 25
Will Redmond, CB, Mississippi State
Several cornerbacks on the Giants' roster, including Prince Amukamara and Jayron Hosley, have expiring contracts next spring. New York could spend an early selection in the 2016 NFL Draft on a replacement.
The Giants still need some young talent in the middle of their defense. They need a difference-maker at linebacker.
In 2014, Cravens had 68 tackles with 17 tackles for a loss, five sacks, three interceptions and nine passes broken up. He was moved from safety to linebacker, and that looks like a better fit for him in the NFL. The 6-foot-1, 225-pounder is physical, strong and quick. As a freshman, he totaled 52 tackles with four interceptions, one pass batted and a forced fumble. Cravens was named a Freshman All-American and a All-Pac-12 honorable mention.
Rd. 2, Pk. 27
James Conner, RB, Pittsburgh
The Giants have a journeyman back in Rashad Jennings and Andre Williams, who was unimpressive as a rookie. Here is a back who could be a difference-maker.
Conner (6-2, 250) is a bruising back who has surprising quickness and speed for such a big runner. He averaged six yards per carry in 2014 for 1,765 yards with 26 touchdowns. The sophomore also had five receptions for 70 yards. As a true freshman, Conner averaged 5.5 yards per carry for 799 yards with eight touchdowns. Conner has to improve his receiving ability for the NFL, but he looks like a bell-cow back capable of carrying a heavy work load.