NFL Draft 2020: Giants should pass on offensive lineman for this desperate need

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It is time for the Giants to prioritize an area that the franchise has ignored for too long: defense.

Yes, the Giants should pass an offensive lineman when Dave Gettleman is on the clock from his living room with the number 4 pick in the 2020 NFL Draft.

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The reason is simple: if Clemson Isaiah Simmons’ all-purpose defensive game creator is on the set (which is likely to be the case), New York can’t pass up the chance to land a difference maker on this side- this from the ball. .

Here’s why Simmons should be the Giants’ choice at # 4.

Resources have been paid in violation: Saquon Barkley at n ° 2 of the general classification. Daniel Jones in 6th place in the general classification. The Giants simply cannot invest another top 10 in an attacking player, even if the need for an attacking line remains acute.

Jones can move: Obviously, Jones needs time to launch. Every quarterback does it. But think about the way the Seahawks were built around Russell Wilson. They took advantage of his athleticism and built the list well at all levels, not just on the offensive line.

Cannot participate in NFC East without a defensive star: The Eagles have Carson Wentz, Zach Ertz and Miles Sanders. The Cowboys have Dak Prescott, Ezekiel Elliott and Amari Cooper. The Giants simply cannot stop and leave the field without someone able to cover at a high level or get the quarterback. Simmons, if grown properly, has the ability to do both.

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