After trading their fourth round selection, the Giants had a 5th and 6th remaining to start off day three. They are continuing to fill voids, adding DB Mykkelle Thompson and WR Geremy Davis in those two rounds, respectively.
Safety was clearly a massive issue for the Giants heading into the draft, and they’re addressing it quickly. After grabbing Landon Collins with the 33rd overall pick, they’ve now added S/CB Mykelle Thompson out of the University of Texas.
The pick of Thompson came as a major surprise to most. The Giants were actually the only team who called him in for a visit, and Thompson even said so himself that he envisions his future as an undrafted free agent.
CBS Sports had him as their 650th ranked prospect, and 15th best safety. He probably would have been around in the 7th round for the Giants last selection, but they jumped the gun and added him in the 5th.
To be fair, Devon Kennard was also considered a 5th round reach last season, but he turned out to be excellent in his rookie campaign.
Thompson is a physical, 6’1 DB who has great athleticism with lots of experience, but he does struggle in coverage at times. He should be relegated to ST for his rookie season.
While he was mainly a CB at Texas, the Giants could very well line him up at safety, if need be.
Geremy Davis on the other hand, was an overlooked prospect in a very bad Connecticut football team. He fell into his projected range of a 6th rounder.
Davis is 6’2 and 216 pounds, a very big target. He may be a potential candidate to move to tight end with added weight, as he may be far too slow to be an NFL WR. He is also incredibly strong, having led all receivers with 23 reps of 225 pounds.
The Giants continued their trend of drafting leaders as they did last season, as Davis was a team captain at Uconn. He should compete for the #4 WR spot with Dwayne Harris and Preston Parker.