In a shocking last minute move, the New York Giants and Tennesee Titans struck a deal that saw the Giants grab the 33rd overall pick in the NFL draft. With that pick, they selected Alabama safety Landon Collins.
The position was clearly a huge need for New York, and they traded up to snag their guy. In exchange for the pick, New York gave up their 2nd, 4th, and 7th round picks. They still have a 3rd, 5th, 6th, and another 7th remaining.
The 6 foot, 228 pound safety is a hard hitting safety who can play both strong and free safety. He’s an intelligent playmaker who is not only good in coverage, but good on the run too.
His small frame could make him a bit of a liability when covering bigger receivers such as Dez Bryant, but his hard hitting does make him seem a bit bigger and stronger than he really is.
With only three other true safeties on the roster, Collins is an exceptional addition to the team. The trade didn’t lose too much, and it was absolutely necessary. Collins could very well be a starter on opening night.