Picks that help the LA Chargers New York Giants pass on Sewell or Slater at 11
Dave Gettleman has been using the first round to address the trenches for a while, both in Carolina and New York. In his Giants tenure so far, he’s selected OT Andrew Thomas and DT Dexter Lawrence in the first round. New York is a potential roadblock to one of the top two offensive tackles in the draft being available at 13.
One of the ways that New York could pass on an OL is a pass-rushing prospect. Azeez Ojulari and Jaelan Phillips are having a bit of a surge up draft boards at the moment. Given how much capital Gettleman has invested into the offensive and defensive lines in the past, an EDGE to go with Leonard Williams wouldn’t surprise me one bit.
Micah Parsons is the second most likely option for the Giants here. The Giants have gone all out on addressing the offense with additions like Kenny Golladay, Kyle Rudolph, John Ross. Fortifying their second-level defense with arguably the best linebacker in the draft would make a lot of sense.
Another option that I think is possible here is a receiver like Devonta Smith. If he’s still on the board, the Giants could double down on WR for Daniel Jones despite the Golladay signing. Golladay and Smith are also two different types of receivers entirely, so I don’t think having one would really take away from the other.
Any one of those alternative options would increase the likelihood that Sewell or Slater falls to the LA Chargers. In addition to a potential run on quarterbacks and the Bengals picking Chase, this could produce a dream 1-12 order for Tom Telesco.