2020 NFL Draft: 32-pick Round 1 mock with 49ers selecting twice
By Peter Panacy
For years now it seems the New York Giants have been trying to solve their issues along the offensive line, and once again the G-Men are forced to deal with the fact this is their biggest and most-pressing need in the NFL Draft.
This year’s class is awfully top-heavy for offensive linemen, and there aren’t a lot of quality options beyond Round 2.
And considering general manager Dave Gettleman’s need to protect second-year quarterback Daniel Jones, getting a stalwart offensive lineman right out of the gate would be a smart route to take.
Plus, smart teams build through the trenches, and New York is in position to do that.
It’s a bit of a tossup between Iowa’s Tristan Wirfs and Louisville’s Mekhi Becton for the top tackle prospect in this year’s draft, but Wirfs seems to be a bit more versatile and purely athletic.
Gettleman goes after Wirfs early and gets an anchor for his still-needing-help O-line.