In NFL Network analyst Bucky Brooks' latest mock draft, he sees the Giants bolstering their offensive line with Notre Dame G Quenton Nelson.
Brooks has the Giants sticking with their No. 2 pick, and spending it on Nelson who is highly considered the lineman in the draft. Despite RB Saquon Barkley and several quarterbacks still on the board, protecting QB Eli Manning is on GM Dave Gettleman's priority in Brooks' mind.
"New GM Gettleman is all about the "hog mollies" (big guys)," Brooks writes, "so he could by pass a quarterback of the future and a dynamic runner to add a Pro Bowl-caliber interior blocker to the roster."
A Consensus All-America selection in 2017, Nelson worked alongside Irish LT Mike McGlinchey as one of the line duos in the country for two seasons. At 6-foot-5, 329 pounds, Nelson's natural power and quick feet to go along with his physical stature make him a GM's dream lineman.
Nelson is widely considered to go in the Top 10, but for Gettleman to pass up on the Giants' next franchise quarterback, or a dynamic playmaker in their backfield may be a stretch. However, with the acquisition of LT Nate Solder, Nelson could be paired with the veteran to be a left-side duo that shouldn't be meddled with next season.