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NFL Draft 2018: When do Giants pick in Rounds 4-7? What picks do they own Saturday (4/28/18)?
Here’s a look at how the Giants’ 2018 NFL Draft class is shaping up, as well as a look ahead at when they are slated to go on the clock when the fourth round begins at noon on Saturday.
The Colts gave up the most sacks (56) of any team last year. With Luck working on his way back from a shoulder injury, solidifying his protection upfront was paramount. Though Quenton Nelson is a guard, he is a Day 1 starter who excels at both run blocking and pass protection. He could blossom into an all-pro down the line.
Ryan Shazier provided the best moment of the night when he walked on stage to announce Pittsburgh’s first-round pick, but the Steelers didn’t have a suitable replacement on the board at No. 28 with the top four linebackers already taken. Safety was still an area of need, but grabbing Virginia Tech’s Terrell Edmunds was one of the draft’s most head-scratching moves. Trading receiver Martavis Bryant to the Oakland Raiders for the No. 79 selection could yield another contributor, but the remaining options at linebacker aren’t very promising.
This class might have paid for the struggles of last year’s disappointing first-round group. Maryland’s DJ Moore was the first pass catcher off the board to the Carolina Panthers at No. 24. Alabama’s Calvin Ridley did fall to a nice spot with quarterback Matt Ryan and the Atlanta Falcons at No. 26), but having only two players at the position drafted Thursday reinforces that NFL teams might have issues Cheap Fishing Jerseys with how colleges are developing Cheap High Quality Jerseys receivers.