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Grading New York’s Draft Picks After Training Camp

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The New York Giants ended their playoff drought last season and are hoping to make a deep playoff run this year. Since training camp is over, the team has had a chance to evaluate their draft picks and we will take a look at how they have fared so far. If you want to bet on the Giants, continue reading to find out the Giants’ 2017 draft class affect their betting odds.

Evan Engram, Tight End, First Round

Engram was New York’s first pick in the 2017 NFL Draft and a player they are hoping will contribute offensively this year. Engram got off to a slow start in training camp, but he has been gradually improving and has started splitting first-team snaps with Rhett Ellison.

Since Engram isn’t as good a blocker as Ellison, he is expected to be used on passing downs, especially in the red zone, where his height and athleticism should give him an advantage over defenders. Engram is also very fast for a guy his size so his speed should give him an advantage over linebackers in the passing game as well.

Dalvin Tomlinson, Defensive Tackle, Second Round

Tomlinson played for Alabama, so he is expected to be able to contribute to a defensive line that was very good last season. After a slow start to camp, Tomlinson has already worked his way into the starting lineup and if he keeps impressing the coaches, he could be an opening day starter. 

Tomlinson has been quicker than expected, and his strength has impressed the Giants’ coaching staff. After practice last week, Center Weston Richburg said he was impressed by what the rookie has been able to do and thinks even if he doesn’t make the starting lineup, he will be an important part of the defensive line rotation.

Davis Webb, Quarterback, Third Round

Webb wasn’t expected to play right away so he isn’t under the same type of pressure some of the other rookies are. Since he is expected to be the team’s third-string quarterback, Webb hasn’t received a lot of reps in practice.

When he has been given opportunities, Webb looks like he knows what he is doing, he has the arm strength that coaches like and is also very athletic, which gives the Giants something they haven’t had in a while, a mobile quarterback. However, it is still too early to tell how much he has progressed until he gets some actual playing time or more reps in practice.

Wayne Gallman, Running Back, Fourth Round

Gallman is fourth on the team’s running back depth chart, which means we haven’t seen a lot of him in training camp. From what we’ve seen, he is a hard runner and catches the ball well. However, it doesn’t seem likely he will get a lot of playing time this season.

Avery Moss, Defensive End, Fifth Round

Moss has been very impressive in training camp and might see a lot of game action if he continues impressing the coaches. Even though he has only been going up against second- and third-team offensive linemen, he has shown he has a first step that can cause a lot of havoc in the backfield.

Adam Bisnowaty, Offensive Tackle, Sixth Round

Even though he has spent most of training camp as the team’s second-string right tackle, he has been the definition of inconsistence. Coaches believe he needs to improve his strength to be an effective offensive lineman in the NFL.


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