Unless the Giants trade back from No. 4 in the 2020 NFL Draft, it's close to set in stone that they will take either an offensive lineman or versatile Clemson defender Isaiah Simmons with that pick.
Count NFL Draft expert and former front office exec Gil Brandt among those who thinks Dave Gettleman should fortify the O-line at No. 4.
"Last year (Simmons) played three different positions," Brandt said Tuesday during a conference call. "He had. ... 225 (plays) at safety, 307 at linebacker and 257 at corner. I think it's fine to get a guy that's got all that versatility, but I do think it's harder and has more of an impact on the game right now to get an offensive lineman. If I were the Giants I'd take one of those Hog Mollies."
Brandt is certainly speaking Gettleman's language, with the latter making it clear since taking over Big Blue that he has an affinity for Hog Mollies. And the Giants certainly have a glaring need both in the short-term and long-term when it comes to finding players who can help keep Daniel Jones upright and help create running lanes for Saquon Barkley.
Speaking of the "big four" tackles available in the draft -- Mekhi Becton, Jedrick Wills, Tristan Wirfs, and Andrew Thomas -- Brandt said he doesn't "think there's a lot of difference" between them.
Gettleman, who will likely have his pick of any of the tackles he desires at No. 4 -- with Joe Burrow, Chase Young, and Jeff Okudah (or a quarterback if someone trades up with the Lions) expected to go in the first three picks -- is a big fan of Wirfs, according to SNY's Ralph Vacchiano.
In Vacchiano's latest seven-round mock draft, however, he has the Giants taking Simmons at No. 4.