#collegesafety | Giants 2020 NFL Draft pick predictions

Kristopher Knox, Bleacher Report

Pick: Jerry Jeudy, WR, Alabama

Analysis: “While most casual fans are familiar with Tagovailoa by now, several may not be as familiar with Alabama wide receiver Jerry Jeudy. This isn’t the case for fans who watched him in the Vrbo Citrus Bowl on New Year’s Day. Jeudy destroyed the Michigan defense, catching six passes for 204 yards and a touchdown. While this stat line may lead fans to believe that Jeudy is primarily a deep threat, his biggest asset may actually be his ability to generate separation with precision route-running. Even before Alabama’s bowl game, Jeudy was trending as the top receiver in this draft class. He had little to gain by even playing in it, but his drive and determination should resonate with prospective NFL employers.”

Pick: Isaiah Simmons, S, Clemson

Analysis: “Typically we’ve had the Giants targeting an offensive linemen here but this team ranked 27th in defense, according to Football Outsiders, and they were 31st against the pass. Simmons is one of the most athletic players in the country. He can play linebacker, safety, line up in the slot and even take snaps at cornerback. New York would basically be getting three players in one with Simmons.”

Chris Trapasso, CBS Sports

Pick: Andrew Thomas, OL, Georgia

Analysis: “The Giants would miss out on [Chase] Young by two picks, but landing Thomas wouldn’t be considered a bad consolation prize whatsoever. He has franchise left tackle everything.”

Pick: Isaiah Simmons, S, Clemson

Analysis: “Clemson’s Isaiah Simmons can not be labeled as a linebacker or safety or slot cornerback. It would be unfair to his skill set. Fans witnessed his rare ability recently in the College Football Playoff National Championship. Simmons, who has declared for the 2020 NFL Draft, can play a handful of positions, which is why he is so valuable to NFL teams.”

Vinnie Iyer, Sporting News

Pick: A.J. Epenesa, EDGE, Iowa

Analysis: “Epenesa (6-6, 280 pounds) is a powerful, explosive, big-bodied player. He can push blockers out of the way to get to the quarterback and also stands up strong against the run. He confirmed his top-10 status with 2.5 sacks and a forced fumble against USC in the Holiday Bowl.”

Benjamin Solak, The Draft Network

Pick: Isaiah Simmons, LB, Clemson

Analysis: “Slotting Isaiah Simmons is always a rather impossible task: You don’t know exactly what position he’s going to play or how it’s going to look when he plays it.”

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