The New York Giants suffered a second straight losing season in 2014, going 6-10 after a 7-9 campaign the year before. The Giants' defense allowed the 10th-most points in the NFL last season and the fourth-most total yards, a marked drop from the team's middle-of-the-pack performance in 2013.
With few new faces on that unit, plus several cap casualties and free agent losses, one might expect the Giants to look to the defense with their first pick. Our Brendan Kennedy, playing the part of Giants' GM, sees them going in a different direction.
The New York Giants select Kevin White, wide receiver, West Virginia
Weight: 215 pounds
Combine 40 time: 4.35 seconds
Here's Brendan's explanation:
Sure, the Giants could use some defensive help as well but think about this - the other teams in their division are Dallas, Washington and Philadelphia, an absolute hat trick of pass defense ineptitude. Now think about those teams trying to cover Odell Beckham Jr., a healthy Victor Cruz and a monster in Kevin White for four quarters. Eli Manning might actually be good again!
With his size and speed, White is the kind of receiver every team dreams of having. He's physical, he's fast, he can jump through the troposphere. And he's no workout warrior either, catching over 100 balls and 10 touchdowns last year. Again, he's not a need pick but coming off a trainwreck 6-10 season, the Giants would be wise to take the best player - and one of the single more impressive talents of the draft - available.
|1||TB||Jameis Winston||QB||Florida State|
|5||WAS||Dante Fowler, Jr.||OLB||Florida|
|9||NYG||Kevin White||WR||West Virginia|