PFF draft board: New York Giants

Chris Phillips takes a pick-by-pick look at the 2016 draft prospects that best fit the Giants' needs.

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PFF draft board: New York Giants

PFF is putting together team-specific draft boards for all 32 teams using our draft rankings and evaluation of how each player fits in specific schemes.

Included are three ideal targets for each team with their first-, second-, and third-round picks, along with a team-specific draft board [scroll down to bottom of article] that includes every player in PFF’s draft rankings.

Here is the list of potential picks for the New York Giants:

Round 1 (10th overall) 

Myles Jack, LB, UCLA

This would be a coup for the Giants and could be a little far-fetched, but some teams don’t see LB as a premier position so it is possible. The Giants would then find themselves picking the LB with our top coverage grade of 2014 and fourth-highest grade overall at +22.1.

Ronnie Stanley, OT, Notre Dame

Stanley is much more likely to be around when it’s time for the No. 10 pick. Stanley is a smooth fluid pass blocker but isn’t just a one-dimensional player. He’s one of only five tackles to put up a +9 or better grade both with his pass blocking and run blocking.

Corey Coleman, WR, Baylor

The Giants’ division rivals all have holes to address on the back ends of their defense. Why not continue to apply pressure and attack this weakness with possibly the most explosive receiver in the draft? Coleman ranked third out of all wide-outs with 3.97 yards per route run and Baylor QB’s had a 133.1 quarterback rating when targeting him.

Round 2 (40th overall)

 Joe Thuney, OT, North Carolina State

Thuney can get overmatched physically at times, but most of the time he’s steadily getting the job done. He has the ability to play both guard and tackle and will give the Giants some depth and versatility. His +35.6 overall grade ranked fifth out of all tackles last season. 

Leonte Carroo, WR, Rutgers

Carroo is one the most well-rounded wide receivers coming out of the NCAA he and doesn’t have any glaring weaknesses. He was a little banged up at times last season but still managed a +17.8 overall grade, despite playing only 363 snaps. A healthy season might have seen him top our 2015 wide receiver grading. 

Reggie Ragland, LB, Alabama

There are concerns about his coverage ability and speed when moving from sideline to sideline, but he would still provide too much value at this point to pass up. He was the only linebacker to post a +7 or better production grade in coverage, run defense and pass rushing.

Round 3 (71st Overall)

Kenneth Dixon, RB, Louisiana Tech

Dixon’s +8.1 overall receiving grade ranked fifth out of all HB’s. Dixon performed so well overall in the passing game that you might think he’s just a third-down back, but he’s also a patient runner with some breakaway ability. The Giants did sign Shane Vereen last year but they’re still in need of some fresh legs in the backfield. 

Joshua Perry, LB, Ohio State

Perry gets overshadowed by his speedy teammate Darron Lee, but his steady all-around ability should warrant more attention.   He would be a great value at this point in the draft. His +20.3 overall grade ranked 18th and he finished at +7 or better both versus the run and pass.

Kevin Byard, S, Middle Tennessee State

The Giants are in need of a safety who can play a little centerfield and complement the abilities of Landon Collins. Byard is still developing consistency but has that ability. His +8.4 coverage grade ranked 8th out of all safeties and his 11 combined passes defensed and interceptions tied him for second.

PlayerPositionSchoolPFF Draft BoardNew York Giants Draft Board
Joey BosaEDGEOhio State11
Jalen RamseyCBFlorida State32
Laremy TunsilOTOle Miss53
Myles JackLBUCLA64
Jared GoffQBCal45
Ezekiel ElliottRBOhio State76
Corey ColemanWRBaylor97
Josh DoctsonWRTCU108
Jack ConklinOTMichigan State139
DeForest BucknerDIOregon210
Sheldon RankinsDILouisville811
Cody WhitehairGKansas State1712
William Jackson IIICBHouston1513
Shaq LawsonEDGEClemson1114
Chris JonesDIMississippi State1215
Vernon HargreavesCBFlorida1816
Jaylon SmithLBNotre Dame2517
Sterling ShepardWROklahoma2318
Karl JosephSWest Virginia3019
Hunter HenryTEArkansas3320
Leonte CarrooWRRutgers3521
Rashard HigginsWRColorado State4022
Carson WentzQBNorth Dakota State1423
Reggie RaglandLBAlabama2623
Michael Thomas (OSU)WROhio State2425
Laquon TreadwellWROle Miss2826
Leonard FloydEDGEGeorgia1927
Taylor DeckerOTOhio State5228
Ronnie StanleyOTNotre Dame1629
Joshua GarnettGStanford5029
Jarran ReedDIAlabama2031
Emmanuel OgbahEDGEOklahoma State3731
Andrew BillingsDIBaylor2233
Austin JohnsonDIPenn State3934
Jerell AdamsTESouth Carolina5935
Adolphus WashingtonDIOhio State4336
Kalan ReedCBSouthern Miss5437
Michael Thomas (SM)WRSouthern Miss3838
Jonathan BullardDIFlorida2739
Su'a CravensLBUSC4840
Mackenzie AlexanderCBClemson2141
Sheldon DayDINotre Dame3442
Darron LeeLBOhio State8143
Jeremy CashSDuke5344
Paul PerkinsRBUCLA4945
Cyrus JonesCBAlabama7746
Maliek CollinsDINebraska6147
Will FullerWRNotre Dame6048
Robert NkemdicheDIOle Miss4449
Eli AppleCBOhio State3150
Christian WestermanGArizona State8551
Carl NassibEDGEPenn State6852
Daniel BravermanWRWestern Michigan6253
Nick KwiatkowskiLBWest Virginia7654
Malcolm MitchellWRGeorgia6754
Jason SpriggsOTIndiana4656
Paxton LynchQBMemphis5557
Ryan KellyCAlabama4258
Joe ThuneyOTNC State5159
Javon HargraveDISouth Carolina State7959
De'Vante HarrisCBTexas A&M6959
Hassan RidgewayDITexas5762
Tyler BoydWRPittsburgh8263
Joshua PerryLBOhio State8664
Kenneth DixonRBLouisiana Tech4765
Spencer DrangoGBaylor10766
Shon ColemanOTAuburn9167
Jordan HowardRBIndiana5668
Joe SchobertEDGEWisconsin7469
Pharoh CooperWRSouth Carolina9670
Devin LucienWRArizona State9270
Braxton MillerWROhio State9870
Scooby Wright IIILBArizona7173
Willie HenryDIMichigan9973
Keyarris GarrettWRTulsa6475
Isaac SeumaloGOregon State6375
Cre'Von LeBlancCBFlorida Atlantic9377
Sebastian TretolaGArkansas12678
Kentrell BrothersLBMissouri10879
Darius LathamDIIndiana8480
Nick MartinCNotre Dame4581
Le'Raven ClarkOTTexas Tech11982
Darian ThompsonSBoise State8383
Shilique CalhounEDGEMichigan State2984
Xavien HowardCBBaylor8085
Vonn BellSOhio State9086
Thomas DuarteTEUCLA8986
Vernon ButlerDILouisiana Tech3288
Bronson KaufusiEDGEBYU6688
Kevin DoddEDGEClemson7088
Ronald BlairEDGEAppalachian State10288
Tavon YoungCBTemple11592
Alex CollinsRBArkansas8793
Nick VanHooseCBNorthwestern8893
Austin HooperTEStanford12595
Steven DanielsLBBoston College10196
Noah SpenceEDGEEastern Kentucky3697
Brandon DoughtyQBWestern Kentucky10997
Kevin PetersonCBOklahoma State9499
Matt SkuraCDuke128100
Joe DahlOTWashington State112100
A'Shawn RobinsonDIAlabama41102
Matt IoannidisDITemple124102
Germain IfediOTTexas A&M182104
Dean LowryDINorthwestern97105
Demarcus AyersWRHouston150106
Jordan PaytonWRUCLA118107
Jake McGeeTEFlorida123107
Kevin ByardSMiddle Tennessee State73109
Kenny ClarkDIUCLA58110
Kyler FackrellEDGEUtah State65111
Anthony ZettelDIPenn State114111
Connor CookQBMichigan State75113
Kamalei CorreaEDGEBoise State78114
Will AnthonyEDGENavy132114
David MorganTEUTSA153116
Darrell GreeneGSan Diego State157117
Devon CajusteTEStanford174118
Tajae SharpeWRUmass180118
Jakeem GrantWRTexas Tech173118
Austin BlytheCIowa203121
Aaron BurbridgeWRMichigan State138122
Nelson SpruceWRColorado145123
Kyle MurphyOTStanford72124
Henry Krieger-CobleTEIowa230125
Landon TurnerGNorth Carolina133125
Devontae BookerRBUtah103127
C.J. ProsiseRBNotre Dame105127
Cody KesslerQBUSC106129
Nila KasitatiGOklahoma152130
Will ParksSArizona100131
B.J. GoodsonLBClemson146132
Daniel LascoRBCal141133
Max TuerkCUSC113134
Joe HaegOTNorth Dakota State117135
Jayron KearseSClemson120136
Byron MarshallWROregon121136
D.J. ReaderDIClemson162138
Brandon AllenQBArkansas104138
Jatavis BrownLBAkron131140
Will RedmondCBMississippi State116141
Brandon ShellOTSouth Carolina191142
Terrell ChestnutCBWest Virginia129143
Cardale JonesQBOhio State222144
Demarcus RobinsonWRFlorida140145
Keanu NealSFlorida176146
Kenyan DrakeRBAlabama135147
Jonathan WilliamsRBArkansas137147
Derrick HenryRBAlabama95149
Jihad WardDIIllinois159149
Tyrone HolmesEDGEMontana130151
Tyler MatakevichLBTemple185152
Perez FordLBNorthern Illinois188152
Jack AllenCMichigan State122154
Eric MurrayCBMinnesota154155
Tyler GrayLBBoise State160156
Miles KillebrewSSouther Utah187157
Trevone BoykinQBTCU142158
Charles TapperEDGEOklahoma136158
Justin SimmonsSBoston College163160
Graham GlasgowGMichigan158160
Ryker MathewsGBYU164160
D.J. WhiteCBGeorgia Tech155163
Nile Lawrence-StampleDIFlorida State148164
Kevin HoganQBStanford143164
Jeff DriskelQBLouisiana Tech149164
Nick VigilLBUtah State205164
Kolby ListenbeeWRTCU181168
Matt JohnsonQBBowling Green110169
Vernon Adams, JRQBOregon111169
Trevon ColeyDIFlorida Atlantic186169
Eddie YarbroughEDGEWyoming192169
KeiVarae RussellCBNotre Dame171173
Corey TindalCBMarshall172173
Jhurell PressleyRBNew Mexico179173
Eric StrikerEDGEOklahoma165176
Cory JohnsonDIKentucky156176
Alex LewisOTNebraska183178
Cody CoreWROle Miss184179
Kenny LawlerWRCal193179
Rees OdhiamboGBoise State190179
Kendall FullerCBVirginia Tech139182
Jordan JenkinsEDGEGeorgia127183
Connor WujciakDIBoston College204183
Caleb AzubikeEDGEVanderbilt209183
Adam GotsisDIGeorgia Tech177186
Boston StiversonGKansas State237187
Jarell BroxtonGBaylor238187
Vadal AlexanderGLSU243187
DeAndre WashingtonRBTexas Tech194190
Tyler ErvinRBSan Jose State197190
Artie BurnsCBMiami144192
Taveze CalhounCBMississippi State147192
Blake MartinezLBStanford198194
Yannick NgakoueEDGEMaryland134195
Clayton FejedelemSIllinois201196
Tanner McEvoySWisconsin206196
Ted KarrasGIllinois213196
Connor McGovernGMissouri202196
Teddy RubenWRTroy212196
Rashard RobinsonCBLSU200201
Donte DeayonCBBoise State199201
Jacoby BrissettQBNC State151203
Tyler RobertsLBTroy215204
Joey HuntCTCU189205
Terrell LathanDITCU167206
Dadi Lhomme NicholasEDGEVirginia Tech161206
Aaron WallaceEDGEUCLA166206
Curt MaggittEDGETennessee207209
T.J. GreenSClemson217210
Jenson StoshakWRFlorida Atlantic214210
Jordan WilliamsWRBall State218210
D.J. FosterWRArizona State216210
Kyle RoseDIWest Virginia168214
Sterling BaileyDIGeorgia170214
Delvon SimmonsDIUSC175214
Brennan ScarlettDIStanford178214
Alex McCalisterEDGEFlorida169214
John TheusOTGeorgia231219
Jerald HawkinsOTLSU232219
Justin MurrayOTCincinnati249219
Deion JonesLBLSU250219
Mike HiltonSOle Miss233223
Mitch MathewsWRBYU226223
Charone PeakeWRClemson229223
Chris MooreWRCincinnati236223
Trevor DavisWRCal239223
Alex EricksonWRWisconsin227223
Bryson AlbrightEDGEMiami (OH)195229
Travis FeeneyEDGEWashington196229
Prince Charles IworahCBWestern Kentucky225231
Jalen MillsCBLSU247231
Josh FergusonRBIllinois235231
Wendell SmallwoodRBWest Virginia228231
Quniton JeffersonDIMaryland210235
D.J. PettwayEDGEAlabama211235
Praise Martin-OguikeEDGETemple208235
Vincent ValentineDINebraska234238
Martavius FosterDIColorado State240238
Nick ArbuckleQBGeorgia State242238
Jimmy BeanEDGEOklahoma State248238
Jesse ChapmanCAppalachian State241242
Jake BrendelCUCLA245242
Dak PrescottQBMississippi State221244
Ian SeauEDGENevada219244
Matt JudonEDGEGrand Valley State220244
Roger LewisWRBowling Green224247
Mike RoseEDGENC State223248
Victor OchiEDGEStony Brook244248
Cory LittletonEDGEWashington246248

  • Kyle

    If Karl Joseph is on the board Day 2, repeating what they did last year with Collins and moving up to get him makes sense. The two would compliment one another nicely.

  • MattMurphy

    why is stanley #28 on giants draft board if he’s listed as a target at 10 overall?