April 16, 2021

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Giants select Gregory Rousseau in Bucky Brooks’…

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Giants select Gregory Rousseau in Bucky Brooks’...


The New York Giants will select 11th overall in the upcoming NFL draft, which will take place in Cleveland in April, and will have a bunch of options in front of them to choose from.

Many expect the Giants to take a playmaker on offense after they finished 31st in the NFL in total offense in 2020. But NFL.com draft analyst Bucky Brooks believes the Giants will try to solve their edge rusher needs instead.

Brooks is mocking Miami’s Gregory Rousseau to the Giants at No. 11, a redshirt sophomore who opted out of the 2020 season. Rousseau (6-foot-7, 265 pounds) played only one full season for the Hurricanes — 2019, when he finished second in the nation in sacks to Chase Young with 15.5.

Rousseau is an intriguing option for the Giants with his athleticism, length and sack production.

Brooks has the Giants bypassing several temping targets in Alabama wide receiver Devonta Smith, the Heisman Trophy winner, Penn State linebacker Micah Parsons and Michigan edge rusher Kwity Paye.

In many mock drafts we have seen, Parsons has been a consistent top 10 selection and Smith’s college numbers are off the charts. It would be difficult for the Giants to pass on either player. Paye is a senior who is seen as an ascending player and should be a top 15 selection, so taking him at 11 is not s stretch.

In any of these cases, the Giants will be getting a highly-rated player who will give them a boost no matter what the position. Rousseau might be too much of a reach when pitted against these other choices.

The Giants may favor Smith’s teammate, wide receiver Jaylen Waddle, but Brooks has hem getting snatched but by the Detroit Lions at No. 7.

Giants select Gregory Rousseau in Bucky Brooks’ first mock draft