When day two of the 2015 NFL Draft concluded, there was probably no happier team on that day than the New York Giants, who kicked off the day by trading up for the Tennessee Titans’ second round pick (the first pick of the second round) and selected Alabama safety Landon Collins.
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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.
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The New York Jets received a gift from the NFL draft gods on its first night, having the uber-talented Leonard Williams slide all the way to the sixth overall selection. Possibly the best overall player in the draft, Jets fan should be eager to see what Williams can bring to the field. However, with Williams on board, Muhammad Wilkerson may be closer than ever to leaving the New York Jets.
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After going with an offensive lineman and safety in the first two rounds, the Giants are continuing to draft to need. With their sole third round pick, the New York Giants have selected DE Owa Odighizuwa out of UCLA.
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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.