With the 11th pick in the 2021 NFL Draft, the New York Giants will have a tough decision to make in order to add a blue-chip player to their roster. To boot, general manager Dave Gettleman has not had a great track record of drafting talent, especially in the first round of the draft.
A year ago, he took Andrew Thomas as the first offensive tackle off the board over the likes of Tristan Wirfs, Jedrick Wills, and Mekhi Becton. The year prior he drafted both Daniel Jones and DeAndre Baker in the first round, neither have worked out (Dexter Lawrence was a hit to credit him). He even took the least valuable position with the second overall pick three years ago as well.
Can Gettleman turn the tide for the Giants in the 2021 NFL Draft?
Over-drafting Saquon Barkley with the second overall pick in the 2018 NFL Draft, over-paying linebacker Blake Martinez in free agency, and investing heavily in Daniel Jones at quarterback. As the Giants sit with the 11th pick in the 2021 NFL Draft, he has a chance to turn the tide.
For Gettleman as well, this may be his curtain call if the tides do not turn for the Giants in 2021. A good start for Gettleman would be to avoid players who have a high bust risk when the draft turns around in two weeks. As the draft approaches, who are three players for the Giants to pass up on in order to successfully build their roster?