2020 NFL Power Rankings: New York Giants
Throughout the 2020 NFL season, we will compile a consensus NFL Power Rankings that averages the rankings of all 32 NFL teams.
Here is where the New York Giants rank in terms of average, best and worst:
- Average ranking: 29.4 (30th)
- Best ranking: 28th (NFL.com)
- Worst ranking: 30th (Multiple)
Below you will find a post-NFL Draft roundup for the Giants in our consensus 2020 NFL Power Rankings.
The Athletic -- Rank: 30
In a move that should have surprised no one, the Giants took an offensive tackle, Andrew Thomas, with their first-round pick. It's a classic Dave Gettleman move, but one the Giants needed to make as they build around Daniel Jones. What does it mean for Nate Solder? Well, that's a question for another day. (One other question that's been bothering us since the draft: Why couldn't Joe Judge have brought his dog Abby with him to his apartment for the draft?)
CBS Sports -- Rank: 30
They did a nice job adding to the offensive line in the draft, which is a smart long-term play. But they are a year away before they can compete for a playoff spot.
USA Today -- Rank: 30
Culture shock is surely coming under new coach Joe Judge, though at least players should have some idea of what's coming from New England.
ESPN -- Rank: 29
Player who benefited: QB Daniel Jones. The Giants committed to protecting Jones well into the future. And not just with tackle Andrew Thomas at No. 4 overall. They drafted three offensive linemen in the first five rounds for the first time in the modern draft era. Thomas, tackle Matt Peart and guard/center Shane Lemieux are now part of the draft class that will forever be known as GM Dave Gettleman's last stab at fixing this offensive line "once and for all." The idea is for an improved line to protect Jones and Saquon Barkley. Hard to argue with the logic. -- Jordan Raanan
NFL.com -- Rank: 28
"We want to fix this offensive line once and for all," GM Dave Gettleman said on Thursday night, after the Giants used the fourth overall pick on Georgia All-American left tackle Andrew Thomas. The Giants weren't done addressing the position, either: They tabbed UConn tackle Matt Peart with the 99th overall pick on Friday night. This is all great news for second-year quarterback Daniel Jones and star running back Saquon Barkley, who both stand to benefit greatly from improved performance up front. Safety Xavier McKinney might have been a Day 2 steal; he joins a defense that used free agency to add cornerback James Bradberry and middle linebacker Blake Martinez. This isn't a Super Bowl roster, but it does look better than last year's. We'll find out if the Giants win enough in 2020 to allow Gettleman to see this rebuild through.
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