It is a mystery who the Giants will target — they’ve been tied to Alabama wide receivers DeVonta Smith and Jaylen Waddle, Alabama corner Patrick Surtain, Penn State linebacker Micah Parsons and others — but not where they will pick.
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If general manager Dave Gettleman decides he wants to make a trade — either up or down, in any round — what kind of ammo does he have to work with?
Here’s a look at all of the Giants draft selections, the ones they traded away previously and how much each of their draft picks are valued on Jimmy Johnson’s draft trade value chart.
A quick explainer on that, via Pro Football Reference: This draft value chart is supposed to represent trade value for draft picks, as devised by Jimmy Johnson in the early 90s during his tenure as head coach of the Cowboys. It is supposed to give a numerical representation of each pick to balance out trades: by this chart, pick 16 in the first round (1,000 pts) is considered equivalent to pick 31 in the first round + pick 18 in the second round (600 pts + 400 pts). Teams listed are for the 2021 draft. Compensatory picks are not included as they could not be traded when Johnson’s chart was made.
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With that, here are the Giants draft picks — and their value.
GIANTS DRAFT PICKS
First round: 11th overall. Value: 1250 points.
Second round: 42nd overall. Value: 480 points.
Third round: 76th overall. Value: 210 points.
Fourth round: 116th overall. Value: 62 points.
Fifth round: Sent to the New York Jets as part of the 2019 trade for defensive lineman Leonard Williams.
Sixth round: 196th overall. Value: 13 points.
Sixth round: 201st overall. Value: 11 points. Pick acquired from the Arizona Cardinals as part of Markus Golden trade in 2020.
Seventh round: Sent to Denver Broncos as part of the 2020 trade for cornerback Isaac Yiadom.
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