With The 11th Pick Of The AG Mock Draft The Giants Select:

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Before I announce my pick here I want to make one caveat first: If given the opportunity, I would have done everything possible to trade up as far as possible for a QB. With the Jaguars not taking Trevor Lawrence, maybe they would have been open to trading down. I would have been willing to give up 3 first round picks if that would have gotten a trade done. With that out of the way, let’s get on to the pick.

The Giants have a lot of needs, but I’m taking this opportunity to fill the void that there has been at wide receiver since Odell Beckham Jr was traded away, by taking the best receiver in the draft, DeVonta Smith.

The consensus seems to be that Smith is the third best WR in the draft behind Ja’Marr Chase and Smith’s Alabama teammate Jaylen Waddle. The Chase comparison is irrelevant since he’s already off the board, and I’m not convinced that Waddle is better than Smith. The knocks on Smith seem to be that he’s too lightly built, and not as athletic as Waddle. I don’t buy that. Smith’s light frame has not been an issue so far in terms of staying healthy (in fact Waddle is the one who has been injured), and it hasn’t been an issue for him beating defenders. I think DeVonta Smith will be one of the best receivers in the NFL once he has a decent QB throwing him the ball.

I’m taking the guy who put up 1256 yards and 14 TDs in 2019, and then backed that up with 1856 yards and 23 TDs in 2020. His last 3 games were the SEC championship (15 REC, 184 Yards, 2 TDs), the Rose Bowl (7 REC, 130 Yards, 3 TDs), and the National Championship (12 REC, 215 Yards, 3 TDs). He’s 6’1, he’s athletic, he’s the best route runner in the draft, he’s a big game player, he’s a Heisman Trophy winner. He’s my pick at number 11 for the New York Giants.

Giants GM Tyrone selects: DeVonta Smith, WR Alabama

 

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  1. Jacksonville Jaguars- QB Zack Wilson, Brigham Young
  2. New York Jets- QB Trevor Lawrence, Clemson
  3. San Francisco 49ers QB Justin Fields, Ohio State
  4. Atlanta Falcons- QB Trey Lance, North Dakota State
  5. Cincinnati Bengals- OT Penei Sewell, Oregon
  6. Miami Dolphins WR Ja’Marr Chase, LSU
  7. Detroit Lions- TE Kyle Pitts, Florida
  8. Carolina Panthers- OT Rashawn Slater, Northwestern
  9. Denver Broncos- QB Mac Jones, Alabama
  10. Dallas Cowboys- CB Patrick Surtain II, Alabama
  11. New York Giants- WR DeVonta Smith, Alabama
  12. Philadelphia Eagles
  13. Los Angeles Chargers-
  14. Minnesota Vikings-
  15. New England Patriots-
  16. Arizona Cardinals-
  17. Las Vegas Raiders-
  18. Miami Dolphins-
  19. Washington Football Team
  20. Chicago Bears-
  21. Indianapolis Colts-
  22. Tennessee Titans-
  23. New York Jets-
  24. Pittsburgh Steelers-
  25. Jacksonville Jaguars-
  26. Cleveland Browns-
  27. Baltimore Ravens-
  28. New Orleans Saints-
  29. Green Bay Packers-
  30. Buffalo Bills-
  31. Kansas City Chiefs-
  32. Tampa Bay Buccaneers-
 
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steve_chiefs
steve_chiefs
04/08/2021 4:43 pm

I approve with the caveat that I want Smith on the Chiefs roster in 2021

Make it happen Captain Veach

NM_ChiefsFan
NM_ChiefsFan
04/08/2021 12:47 pm

Does New York still have a team?

Mattl
Mattl
04/08/2021 10:23 am

Great pick. I love Smith. His three-game run to end his college career was the best three-game span I’ve ever seen from a WR. I understand the concerns that some people have with his small frame, but man, the guy gets open every single play.

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