The years of waiting for the Giants to design their future quarterback is over.
The time for decisions that benefit Daniel Jones is just beginning.
Despite the desperate need for defensive playmakers and the call to act again in the first round of the NFL draft to hoard a selection and improve one of the league's least talented squads, the Giants are best on the offensive. According to Daniel Jeremiah, analyst of the NFL network.
"As an organization, your top priority is to make sure Daniel Jones grows and develops and becomes a success," said Jeremiah, a former Scout from Eagles, Browns and Ravens. "So if I have to look through another year to see some vanilla, a boring defense that lacks playmakers, I will if it means I can go ahead and get my left device that this child protects for the next 10 years. "
Offensive tackle is considered one of the deepest positions in the draft class, led by Louisville's Mekhi Becton, Alabama's Jedrick Wills, Georgia's Andrew Thomas and Iowa's Tristan Wirfs.
Giants general manager Dave Gettleman has only drawn two offensive linemen with his first 16 selections – left guard Will Hernandez (second round) in 2018 and offensive duel against George Asafo-Adjei (seventh round) in 2019 ,
Gettleman is notified by the owner in its third season, so he must make this selection (and much more) correctly.
"For me, Mekhi Becton is an absolute freak," said Jeremiah. "I'm unable to swap geeks in a need position. He's a leftist attacker. He's a better version of (12-year-old NFL starter) Bryant McKinnie. He'll be the guy for the next 10 to 12 years, to protect your franchise quarterback. He’s so big, so long, so athletic [that] Even if it's not perfect, it doesn't matter because nobody can get through it. He is 6 feet 7,370 pounds. Such people just don't happen very often. "
The Giants could bring fighting veteran Nate Solder back into the right tackle for $ 19.5 million, probably in his last season on the squad, where he played as a rookie for the Patriots in 2011. Solder told The Post in December is open to the possibility.
If the giants want to trade, Chargers # 6, Panther # 7, Raiders # 12, and Colts # 13 could try jumping ahead of Dolphins # 5 to pick a quarterback.
"I know there are trade back options," said Jeremiah. "I know you can take a defensive playmaker. I do not exchange this selection for me. I sit right there and take Mekhi Becton. "