The Giants may have had a disappointing 4-12 season in 2019, but they were able to address a lot of important needs in the 2020 NFL Draft.
The first order of business: getting quarterback Daniel Jones some protection on the offensive line. New York got that done with the fourth overall pick, taking Georgia left tackle Andrew Thomas.
Next, the Giants needed to add an elite talent in the secondary. They got that with their second-round pick in Alabama safety Xavier McKinney. New York rounded out day two with a second offensive tackle, Connecticut's Matt Peart. On day three, they added four linebackers, a pair of conrers and an offensive lineman
Here's a look at the Giants' 2020 NFL Draft:
Giants draft picks 2020: Who did New York pick?
Round 1, Pick No. 4: Andrew Thomas, LT, Georgia
Round 2, Pick No. 36: Xavier McKinney, S, Alabama
Round 3, Pick No. 99: Matt Peart, OT, UConn
Round 4, Pick No. 110: Darnay Holmes, CB, UCLA
Round 5, Pick No. 150: Shane Lemieux, G, Oregon
Round 6, Pick No. 183: Cam Brown, OLB, Penn State
Round 7, Pick No. 218: Carter Coughlin, LB, Minnesota
Round 7, Pick No. 238: T.J. Brunson, ILB, South Carolina
Round 7, Pick No. 247: Chris Williamson, CB, Minnesota
Round 7, Pick No. 255: Tae Crowder, LB, Georgia
Giants 2020 NFL Draft order
Giants NFL Draft needs
Offensive tackle: GM Dave Gettleman's last two first round picks have been quarterback Daniel Jones and running back Saquon Barkley. It seems it would make the most sense to protect those investments.
Safety: The Giants have Jabrill Peppers and Julian Love as their starting safeties, a formidable duo, but far from elite.
Edge: The Giants need edge rushers to get after the quarterback. They're strong up the middle with Leonard Williams and Dexter Lawrence, but they lack the pure athlete to get around the edge.
Linebacker: If New York doesn't go with an offensive lineman at No. 4, Isaiah Simmons could fill a void at linebacker and safety.
Giants mock draft 2020
Here are the latest 2020 NFL Draft projections for the Giants, according to Vinnie Iyer's seven-round mock draft :
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