The Giants trade a second and fifth rounder in this year’s draft to move up and take the OLB perfectly suited for their new 3-4 defense. While Allen’s sack numbers at Kentucky last year were outstanding, he would be best served to play in a 3-4 front in order to utilize his tremendous coverage ability. I’m sure Rep will still hate the pick because of the trade up even though the player is a perfect fit.
In another NFCE trade up, Washington moves up to grab their QB of the future. The Redskins give up their 2019 second rounder and a 2020 day 2 pick to Jacksonville in the trade, but receive a fourth rounder in return, filling the void from their midseason trade for Haha Clinton-Dix. Haskins can sit behind Keenum for a year or even get few games of experience late in the 2019 season.
Apparently the Giants love them some Jones. Whether that’s true or a bunch of smoke is anyone’s guess. Figured I’d just buy into the rumors and have them take him since he dropped into their laps at 17.
Simmons has to go earlier than this, but I just can’t seem to place him with a team. I also can’t seem to pass on him when he falls to the Eagles. Philadelphia picks up a third rounder in the trade and gives Andy one of their fourths. Considering the depth of this draft, the Eagles 3 day three picks should provide enough immediate help to soften the blow should they have to redshirt Simmons.