The New York Football Giants made their first move of the 2018 season. GM Dave Gettleman, pulled the trigger on a trade, acquiring linebacker Alec Ogletree, a seventh round pick in exchange for the Giants 4th and 6th round draft selections this year.
Ogletree, a former 1st round pick of the Rams in 2013, will add a dimension the Giants have not had at the linebacker position in a long time. He can tackle well, blitz, and cover.
Indeed, this is exciting news.
About the upcoming draft, the Giants have 6 draft picks. What do they do?
I believe the Giants will draft a QB with their 1st round selection or trade down. The latter seems more conceivable. By trading down, this is a prudent way of collecting more picks. This is if you believe the Giants are telling you the truth about Eli Manning having “more” years left. In addition, the Giants heir apparent at quarterback is Davis Webb.
Nonetheless, the Giants do not need to draft a quarterback because they have their guy on the roster.
I had the pleasure to discuss Ogletree and the Giants on the Sidelines podcast. Please listen and enjoy.