New York Giants 2017 Draft: Day 3 Preview

Who will be next to join Big Blue?

Whether you like the three picks made by the New York Giants so far or are still trying to warm up to them, the team has attempted to marry “best available” with need.

They’ve added a pass catching, seam-busting tight end in Evan Engram (Round 1) and what looks to be a NFL ready two-gap defensive tackle in Dalvin Tomlinson (Round 2). both of those players should e day 1 starters.

In the third round, they took quarterback Davis Webb, a potential successor to Eli Manning. Although Webb is at least a year, possibly two away from starting, the Giants are wasting no time in not only getting a successor on board, but making sure he develops the confidence and the necessary mechanics so that when the day comes and Manning rides off into the sunset, there will hopefully be not much, if any of a drop off.

That brings us to Day 3, the last of the 2017 draft. What are the remaining needs and who’s still out there? Read on.

Running Back

Before the draft, the Giants were reported by the NFL Network to have interest in veteran LeGarrette Blount. Regardless if the Giants sign the soon-to-be former Patriot they should still look to add a power back to a young stable looking to rebound from being ranked near the bottom of the league.

Day 3 running Back Prospects


Samaje Perine, 5’11”, 233 lbs., Oklahoma

Marlon Mack, 5’11”, 213 lbs., South Florida

Wayne Gallman, 6’0”, 215 lbs, Clemson


Offensive Tackle

The further away from the first-round pick the Giants get, the more obvious it is, at least to us, that they’re going to roll with some combination of what they currently have on the roster, for better or for worse. However, it wouldn’t be a bad idea to add some youth for developmental purposes just in case of injury and/or if injury should hit whoever does emerge as the starters.

Day 3 Offensive Tackle Prospects


Julie’n Davenport, 6’7”, 318 lbs., Bucknell

OT Zach Banner, 6’8”, 353 lbs., USC

Linebacker

The Giants managed to get this group back together, minus Kelvin Sheppard, whose middle linebacker starting job will be up for grabs between Keenan Robinson and B.J. Goodson. Still, they might want to get a prospect they can slowly work into the mix what with all their linebackers except for Goodson not being signed beyond 2017.

Day 3 Linebacker Prospects


Anthony Walker, Jr., 6’1”, 238 lbs., Northwestern

Elijah Lee., 6’3”, 228 lbs. Kansas State

Cornerback

The Giants might want to consider adding a young prospect to eventually succeed Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie at the nickel after this year.

Day 3 Cornerback Prospects


Jalen Myrick, 5’10”, 220 lbs, Minnesota

Corn Elder, 5’10”, 183 lbs., Miami