New York Giants: 7-Round 2020 mock draft gets team on track

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One of the more frustrating things about watching the Giants this season has been watching their linebackers in pass coverage. But really, it ultimately comes down to that position group as a whole just needing an upgrade in a major way to get guys like Alec Ogletree and others off of the field. Thus, taking someone like Troy Dye in the fourth round could be in the best interests of the Giants moving forward.

Dye can do it all in the middle of the field, checking all of the boxes in terms of athleticism and speed to be an effective downfield player against the run and also a strong player in coverage. The major concern for the Oregon product is his lack of strength and mass. However, he’s succeeded in spite of that and has a frame that should be easy to add to moving forward.

After three selections to address the defensive side of the ball, the Giants finally turn their attention to the offense, a unit that needs some work.

Make no mistake, there have been positive signs from the G-Men when they’ve had the ball this season. Jones has shown his talent, Barkley hasn’t enjoyed a great year but still has obvious stardom in his future and players like Darius Slayton have really emerged. And yet, they still need more help in trying to score points.

Isaiah Hodgins can help with that. The Oregon State product could give the passing attack an option that simply isn’t there right now. He has tremendous size and length to be a 50-50 threat that would complement the speedy Slayton and a versatile tight end such as Engram. All in all, getting Hodgins in the fifth round would be a coup for New York.