Were onto the NFC now. Not much more to say about that, let's get into it.
2020 NFL Draft Grades
Written by: Matt Harris
Round 1 pick 17: CeeDee Lamb WR Oklahoma
Round 2 pick 51: Trevon Diggs CB Alabama
Round 3 pick 82: Neville Gallimore DT Oklahoma
Round 4 pick 123: Reggie Robinson CB Tulsa
Round 4 pick 146: Tyler Biadisz C Wisconsin
Round 5 pick 179: Bradlee Anae Edge Utah
Round 7 pick 231: Ben DiNucci QB James Madison
Was the Yacht a good luck charm? Because Jerry Jones had an unbelievable draft, one of the better ones in the entire league. First, CeeDee Lamb fell into their laps at 17 and gives the Dallas Cowboys a scary threesome at the receiver position. Lamb should've been off the board. That was a common theme for Dallas's draft picks this year.
They got another steal in round two in Trevon Diggs. Diggs is a first-round talent and has the size, speed, and ball skills to be a very disruptive corner in the NFL. Another guy fell to them in round three with Oklahoma's Neville Gallimore. Gallimore gives them another pass rushing threat up front to go along with DeMarcus Lawrence, Gerald McCoy, and Dontari Poe. Great value in round three, I thought he would go in round two.
Jerry rounded out with two very nice selections in Wisconsin's Tyler Biadisz and Utah's Bradlee Anae. Biadisz replaces fellow Badger Travis Frederick, who decided to retire in the offseason. He's not the best in pass pro but should be a valuable anchor in the run game for Ezekiel Elliott. Bradlee Anae gives Dallas a desperately needed edge after Robert Quinn decided to leave in free agency. Strong, smart high motor and should be able to start across from Lawrence. Dallas killed it this year.
Draft Grade: A
New York Giants
Round 1 pick 4: Andrew Thomas OT Georgia
Round 2 pick 36: Xavier McKinney S Alabama
Round 3 pick 99: Matt Peart OT UConn
Round 4 pick 110: Darnay Holmes CB UCLA
Round 5 pick 150: Shane Lemieux G Oregon
Round 6 pick 183: Cam Brown LB Penn State
Round 7 pick 218: Carter Coughlin LB Minnesota
Round 7 pick 238: T.J. Brunson LB South Carolina
Round 7 pick 247: Chris Williamson CB Minnesota
Round 7 pick 255: Tae Crowder LB Georgia (Mr. Irrelevant)
I love what the New York Giants did this year. They wanted to emphasize the offensive line and help their franchise quarterback and star running back. Andrew Thomas isn't flashy and doesn't have the upside of a Mekhi Becton, but he has the highest floor of the tackles. He'll come in day one and be a starter and significantly helps New York in pass protection.
Xavier McKinney should've gone day one, but he fell to the Giants at pick 36. McKinney does everything really well, the only knock is his speed (ran 4.6 at the combine), but he has all the other tools to be a very good safety. Matt Peart is a big, athletic offensive tackle who strives is pass pro just like Thomas. Should be New York's right tackle of the future. Darnay Holmes is small but makes up for it in aggressiveness, speed and instincts. I can see him having a successful career as a nickel.
The rest of the draft was ok. Shane Lemieux is a solid guard that can provide valuable depth on the inside. Cam Brown is a tweener linebacker who I can see being valuable on special teams. Carter Coughlin is a very smart player who knows how to tackle and is good in coverage. If they could've snagged one more value guy in round six or seven, it's an A. I still think the Giants had a great draft and they're on their way up.
Draft Grade: B+
Round 1 pick 21: Jalen Reagor WR TCU
Round 2 pick 53: Jalen Hurts QB Oklahoma
Round 3 pick 103: Davion Taylor LB Colorado
Round 4 pick 127: K'Von Wallace S Clemson
Round 4 pick 145: Jack Driscoll OL Auburn
Round 5 pick 168: John Hightower WR Boise State
Round 6 pick 196: Shaun Bradley LB Temple
Round 6 pick 200: Quez Watkins WR Southern Miss
Round 6 pick 210: Prince Tega Wanogho OL Auburn