The Giants landed a promising gem with defensive tackle Dexter Lawrence.
The football analytics outlet named Lawrence the NFL's best rookie interior defensive lineman in 2019.
The Giants landed the No. 17 pick via trade with the Browns, and made Lawrence the fourth defensive tackle taken in the first round.
Lawrence was selected after the Jets' Quinnen Williams (third), Bills' Ed Oliver (ninth), and Dolphins' Christian Wilkins (13th).
Here's how PFF broke down Lawrence's selection as the top interior D-lineman:
"Lawrence was superb as a run-plugging nose tackle right out the gate for the Giants. His 76.3 run-defense grade was tops among rookie defensive tackles. What's more encouraging, though, is that he also added some heat as a pass-rusher, and his 30 total pressures on the year were tied for the most among first-year players at the position. That's not bad for a 342-pounder."
Overall, PFF graded Lawrence at a 76.1 overall mark. Head-to-head with the rest of the league's interior linemen, Lawrence finished as the 19th-best in the NFL. The top dog was the Rams' Aaron Donald, who finished at a 93.7 mark. Also finishing ahead of Lawrence was teammate Dalvin Tomlinson at No. 16 with a 78.1 grade.
In total, Lawrence had 28 tackles, 2.5 sacks, one pass defended, a forced fumble, and three tackles for loss in his first season.