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EAST RUTHERFORD Color Rush George Asafo-Adjei Jersey , N.J. (AP) — After making three picks on the opening day of the NFL draft, New York Giants general manager Dave Gettleman was quick to say how great it is when need and value match.It ended up being the story of all three days of the draft for the Giants, who are in a serious rebuilding mode after winning eight games over the past two seasons.Much had to be replaced with the trades of star receiver Odell Beckham Jr and top sacker Olivier Vernon to Cleveland, the loss of Pro Bowl safety Landon Collins to Washington in free agency, and a roster that had holes and a lack of depth.Gettleman got top-quality players with three first-round picks, but he also put his job on the line taking Duke quarterback Daniel Jones with the No. 6 pick overall.The Giants aren’t going to shove Jones into the starting lineup. He is going to learn for a year or so behind two-time Super Bowl MVP Eli Manning, who is 38 years old and entering the final year of an $84 million contract.However, that’s a big sacrifice. The Giants need a quarterback for the future. Their fans also want them to win now, especially after missing the playoffs six of the past seven seasons and finishing 5-11 last season.The problem is there is no guarantee Jones is going to be a sure thing. He was rated by some as the fourth-best quarterback prospect in the draft. Gettleman and coach Pat Shurmur believe he can be a franchise player.“I have to think short term and I have to think long term Youth George Asafo-Adjei Jersey ,” Gettleman said of using a No. 6 for a player who probably won’t see much action in 2019.“That’s the box I am in. Coaches have to win now and I ask myself a million times, ‘Have I given Pat and the guys enough players to win?’ It’s tough.”Gettleman said he knew two teams would have taken Jones had he not done so at No. 6, adding it was not easy to pass on Kentucky edge player Josh Allen, who was taken at No. 7 by Jacksonville.“But I think that much of Daniel Jones and his future as an NFL quarterback,” he added.Time will tell, but there is a lot riding on it for the 68-year-old Gettleman, who just finished his second draft since replacing Jerry Reese.Here’s the quick takeaway from the draft:WHO THEY GOTIn addition to Jones, the Giants drafted seven players on defense, a speedy wide receiver and an offensive tackle.The defense needed the most help after finishing 24th in the league and registering 30 sacks Womens George Asafo-Adjei Jersey , tied for second lowest in the league in 2018.The D line and the secondary got the most help.Defensive tackle Dexter Lawrence of Clemson was the 17th pick overall. He is a run stuffer at 344 pounds who can get a push in the middle to help the rush.Cornerback Deandre Baker of Georgia was the third of New York’s three first-round picks, No. 30 overall. The Giants feel he was the top cover cornerback in the draft.Defensive end Oshane Ximines was taken in the third round. He is the first player drafted out of Old Dominion, where he had 33 sacks.Notre Dame cornerback Julian Love was taken in the fourth round. He is fast and can play both the slot and the outside in coverage.Wisconsin inside linebacker Ryan Connelly was the first of two fifth-round picks. He is a fast sideline-to-sideline player who had 89 tackles before his season was ended by hernia surgery. Auburn wide receiver Darius Slayton is a sprinter who averaged 20.3 yards per catch in his career.New York grabbed another speedster in the sixth round, taking Washburn University cornerback and return man Corey Ballentine.The Giants wrapped up the draft by picking Kentucky tackle George Asafo-adjei and Syracuse defensive tackle Chris Slayton in the seventh round.Asafo-adjei was the feel-good story. He was born in New York City and raised by a single mother who worked three jobs. He didn’t get a chance to meet his sister until he was 14 years old because she was living in Ghana and the family could not get her to the United States.SURPRISE MOVEPicking Jones at No. 6. It’s going to be debated for some time.HOW THEY DIDThe Giants met every major need, except drafting a young safety.WHAT’S NEXT?Right tackle is the big issue. Asafo-adjei will be given a chance to challenge incumbent Chad Wheeler. There is a chance veteran free agent right tackle Mike Remmers will be signed. He visited during free agency and is currently rehabbing an injury. Could A.J. Brown be an insurance policy for Sterling Shepard?"WhiteFanposts Fanshots Sections New York Giants NewsGiants Training Camp 2016Giants vs. Eagles 2015, Week 172019 NFL DraftOle Miss receiver A.J. Brown presents an interesting fit for the GiantsNew,3commentsCould A.J. Brown be an insurance policy for Sterling Shepard?ESTShareTweetShareShareOle Miss receiver A.J. Brown presents an interesting fit for the GiantsDerick E. Hingle-USA TODAY SportsIt says something about the quality of the wide receivers in the 2019 NFL Draft that AJ Brown could have the best and most varied season of his college career only to slip down draft boards. That isn’t to say that he is, by any means, a poor receiver or that he took a step back. This is just a strong and deep class of receivers. And as it so happens Authentic George Asafo-Adjei Jersey , the New York Giants could use another wide receiver. The team will need to find a long-term solution for third receiver position and a potential replacement for Sterling Shepard if he departs in free agency. Ole Miss had one of the best receiving corps in the nation last year, and could see each of their top three receivers drafted before the third round of the draft is out. Could A.J. Brown, their most productive receiver, be a future Giant? MeasurablesProsPrototypical size and frame for an NFL wideout. Good height and length with plenty of strength.Highly competitive and physical receiver, both as a route runner and blocker.Frames the ball and plucks it out of the air. Solid route runner who looks to set up defenders and separate out of his breaks.Very effective working the middle of the field, especially against zone Strength, elusiveness, and field vision are assets after the catch.ConsNot an elite athlete. Ran a fairly limited route tree at Ole Miss.Struggled to separate against tight or athletic man coverage.Might be limited to the Z or Slot at the next level.Prospect VideoWhat They’re Saying - Joe Marino (The Draft Network - Scouting Report)Does He Fit The Giants?Brown would be an interesting prospect for the Giants. Just looking at him, it’s easy to assume that he is a natural “X” receiver George Asafo-Adjei Jersey Boys , used to playing out wide and on the line of scrimmage. While Brown could get there eventually, he could also be the next in the NFL’s trend of “big slot” receivers. Brown has 185 receptions for 2,984 yards and 19 touchdowns over his three years at Ole Miss, and most of them have come from the slot. He did get some time at wide receiver in 2018 after D.K. Metcalf was lost for the season to injury, and he responded well to the time outside. However, he (predictably) appears more comfortable and plays faster in the slot. Brown didn’t deal well with the kind of athletic press coverage he could see as an “X” in the NFL, but is dangerous when given a somewhat free release or playing against zone coverage. Given some time, he could develop into a receiver who moves between the Slot and Z receiver. At those positions Brown would be able to get cleaner releases off the snap and use his strengths to keep offenses on track, as well pick up yards after the catch. As far as the Giants’ offense is concerned Infant George Asafo-Adjei Jersey , that potential versatility is a plus. Likewise, Brown’s ability on in-breaking routes, such as slants or hook routes, line up well with what the Giants like to call. And when he isn’t in the progression for a particular route concept, Brown’s size and physicality would make him a good blocker for his teammates (or distraction for defensive backs). Brown is unlikely to be selected on the first day of the draft, but he should be a good value on the second day in the right situation.