New York Giants Considering Moving Down From Pick 11 In The 2021 NFL Draft

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With teams scrambling to figure out their direction in next week’s NFL Draft, one team that is reportedly looking to move down instead of up in the draft is the New York Giants.

New York sits with the 11th pick, sandwiched between two of their NFC East rivals, the Dallas Cowboys at 10 and the Philadelphia Eagles at 12.

When it comes to moving down, NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport reports that the No. 11 pick currently has ‘real value’ to a number of teams around the league.

The Giants, according to Rapoport, are doing their homework, taking phone calls and making them as well to see what they could acquire for the pick.

Per usual for the draft, most teams that are in the top 10 are talking about taking a quarterback, and they are focused on five QBs. So by the time a team does pick at 11, the big name QBs will likely be long gone.

That doesn’t mean that the pick doesn’t have value, as there are plenty of other stockpiled positions that teams would be willing to trade for.

If the Giants decide to keep the pick, the team could use an offensive lineman, a pass rusher on the outside, as well as a wide out, three spots that will certainly be available at 11.

Written by Matt Loede

Matt has been a part of the Cleveland Sports landscape working in the media since 1994 when he graduated from broadcasting school. His coverage beats include the Cleveland Indians, Cleveland Browns and Cleveland Cavaliers. He's written three books, and won the "2020 AP Sports Stringer Lifetime Service Award."


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  1. Things that AREN”T happening for $1000,Aalex. Dave Gettelman is a clown and has run 7 drafts in his career, and has NEVER traded down in the draft. Never as in NOT FING EVER. He’s a scout, has that mentality, looks at everything through that lens and has no clue about draft value.

  2. I think Gettleman has generally done a good job, he has found some talent in the draft, hit on flyer free agent signings and undrafted guys. He had to make some questionable big free agency calls because the guy before him thought Erik Flowers and Bobby Hart were NFL caliber starters and passed on Pro Bowlers to draft Eli Apple and Evan Engram. I can see the potential in Daniel Jones and Andrew Thomas. I think Gettleman completely shit the bed on the Barkley pick. THAT is when he should have traded down, he could have made the same, if not better deal the Colts made and still wasted the pick on Barkley and gotten a ton of picks to accelerate the rebuild. He also fcked up hiring Schumer but I think Judge is going to be a HR.

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