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2020 NFL Draft: 5 players Giants could take in Round 1

TUSCALOOSA, ALABAMA – OCTOBER 26: Jerry Jeudy #4 of the Alabama Crimson Tide carries this reception in for a touchdown in the first half against the Arkansas Razorbacks at Bryant-Denny Stadium on October 26, 2019 in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

The New York Giants are entering a new era. Who should new head coach Joe Judge and general manager Dave Gettleman target at No. 4 in the NFL Draft?

Eli Manning is out, and Daniel Jones is in. With the potential face of the franchise under center and a star running back behind him, Gettleman has a very important draft day ahead of him.

Defense? Offense? Gettleman’s war room is probably full of pro’s and con’s for both options. Defensively, the team struggled all season long. Offensively, the line could use a lot of work to protect the team’s prized possession from getting hurt.

These are the five players Gettleman and Co. should look at drafting with the fourth-overall pick. Of course, assuming that he does not decided to uncharacteristically trade back.

5. Jerry Jeudy, WR Alabama

It’s unlikely that Jerry Jeudy goes this high. Still, we have seen very wacky draft day selections and trades before. Actually, we have seen such moves made by the team’s current general manager.

Gettleman has made two of these “against the grain” selections before. Drafting Saquon Barkley second-overall in the 2018 NFL Draft, and Daniel Jones so early last year, were both panned by media pundits.

Therefore, Gettleman might do the same here. Jeudy is the best wide receiver in the draft. In three years at Alabama, he racked up 2,742 yards with 159 catches and 26 scores.

At the combine, Jeudy ran a 4.45 40-yard dash, had a 35.0-inch vertical jump, a 120.0-inch broad jump and 4.53 20-yard shuttle.

Recently, Alabama has a nice track record when it comes to sending wide receivers to the pros. Julio Jones, Calvin Ridley and Amari Cooper to name a few.

Jones needs weapons. Barkley is great, but adding Jeudy would make that offense very versatile in 2020.

Add Jeudy with Sterling Shepard, Golden Tate, and Darius Slayton, and you have one of the best receiving corps in the NFC. Also, Evan Engram is still hanging around at tight end.

Could the Giants find another big-time wide receiver in the first round like they did when they drafted Odell Beckham Jr. in 2014? Perhaps.

Jeudy should absolutely be considered, even in a very receiver-heavy draft.

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