When a team embarks on a rebuild, there are a couple of ways that they can go about it. Those teams that have a ton of salary cap space might take a deep dip into the free agency market in hopes of making an immediate impact, while others adopt a slower, steadier approach, which usually means building a team through the draft over the course of a few seasons. The New York Giants fall into the latter category, and while they have made some fantastic picks over the past couple of seasons, they have not really made up that much ground in the NFC East. They came into the 2020 NFL Draft looking to get stronger still, so let’s take a look at what they did and how it impacts their NFL odds to win the Super Bowl this coming season.
NFL New York Giants Super Bowl LV Odds & Analysis After Draft
Giants Round 1 Picks
The New York Giants believe that they have found their franchise QB in Daniel Jones, which is why they made it clear before the draft that bolstering their offensive line was going to be their plan of attack. True to their word, the Giants used the 7th overall pick in the draft to take OT Andrew Thomas out of Georgia. Thomas is a massive presence and was a standout last season in the SEC. He will slot right in and make himself known right from the off.
Giants Round 2 Picks
There are always players who slip down the draft for one reason or another, and you can bet that the Giants are delighted that S Xavier McKinney was one of those players this season. This is a guy who was expected to go in the first 15 or so in the opening round, so the Giants getting him with the 36th overall pick has to go down as a steal.
Giants Round 3 Picks
As we already mentioned, the O-line was the big need for the Giants in this draft and they hit it again in the 3rd round. This time, they went with OT Matt Peart out of UConn, although he is more of a developmental player that Thomas. Peart has a massive wingspan and a ton of upside, but it would be a surprise to see him making a huge impact in the coming season.
Giants Round 4 Picks
Over the past couple of seasons, the Giants have been using the draft to build up some young talent in the secondary. They went that route again in the 4th round, drafting CB Darnay Holmes out of UCLA. Another player with a ton of upside who the Giants hope will take to life in the pros.
Giants Round 5 Picks
The Giants went a little off scrip in this round by ignoring areas of real need to take OG Shane Lemieux out of Oregon. This has to be considered a depth pick.
Giants Round 6 Picks
It’s always a bit of a gamble taking players in the later rounds, but the Giants looked to have made a very decent pick in landing LB cam Brown out of Penn State.
Giants Round 7 Picks
The busiest round of the bunch for the Giants, with 4 picks in the 7th round. They went with LB Carter Coughlin, LB T.J. Brunson, CB Chris Williamson, and LB Tae Crowder.
A very solid draft weekend for the Giants, but this is still a team in rebuild mode. They are currently sitting at +6600 Odds to win the Super Bowl.