A Glance At Giants Odds Following A Mostly Shaky 2020 Draft

Posted on April 30, 2020

Dave Gettleman has a long history of making questionable decisions with the draft capital of the New York Giants.

The Giants entered the 2020 NFL Draft having won just 12 total games since the start of the 2017 season and have a rough road ahead of them if they want to try and contend with the likes of Philadelphia and Dallas in the NFC East.


Gettleman Stands Pat Again on Draft Day

In past years, the Giant’s front office has faced scrutiny from fans for being unwilling to entertain offers from around the league for high draft picks that were instead used on the likes of Saquon Barkley and Daniel Jones.

That did not change this year either as Gettleman stuck to his guns yet again by using the Giants fourth overall pick to select Georgia offensive tackle, Andrew Thomas.

There are some who believe that if the Giants’ front office really wanted to select a tackle, Jedrick Willis from Alabama or Mekhi Becton from Louisville were better players who were ranked higher than Thomas.

Without debating the merits of the players themselves, it can certainly be said that if league opinion was not as high on Thomas, the opportunity should have existed to be able to trade back and still select him. There is nothing that points to this being something Gettleman ever considered.


Giants Pass on Simmons Despite Defensive Woes

On the opposite side of the ball, the Giants finished last year ranked 30th in the league defensively and 28th against the pass.

This left many believing that a versatile defensive player like Isaiah Simmons would have been the best option for New York.

Instead, the Clemson linebacker will take his impressive abilities in pass defense out to the desert after Arizona selected him 8th overall. 


Giants Pick up More Hog Mollies

The offensive line was a big need for the New York Football Giants this year and Gettleman came away with more than his fair share of new “hog mollies” to try on for size.

Here is a full rundown of all the Giants draft picks this year:

Round 1 – Pick 4: Andrew Thomas T Georgia

Round 2 – Pick 4: Xavier McKinney S Alabama

Round 3 – Pick 35: Matt Peart T Connecticut

Round 4 – Pick 4: Darnay Holmes CB UCLA

Round 5 – Pick 4: Shane Lemieux G Oregon

Round 6 – Pick 4: Cameron Brown LB Penn State

Round 7 – Pick 4: Carter Coughlin EDGE Minnesota

Round 7 – Pick 24: T.J. Brunson LB South Carolina

Round 7 – Pick 33: Chris Williamson CB Minnesota

Round 7 – Pick 41: Tae Crowder LB Georgia


Odds Before and After the Draft

Let’s take a look at how futures odds for Super Bowl 55 were impacted by the draft.

Here is a look at the odds to win Super Bowl 55 for the NFC East before the draft according to the FanDuel online sportsbook.

Dallas Cowboys +1700
Philadelphia Eagles +2000
New York Giants +8000
Washington Redskins +15000


Here is a look at the odds to win Super Bowl 55 for the NFC East after the draft according to the FanDuel online sportsbook.

Dallas Cowboys +1700
Philadelphia Eagles +1900
New York Giants +8000
Washinton Redskins +15000


According to the sportsbooks, not much has changed in the wake of the Draft other than the Eagles addition of new weapons at wide receiver improving their chances ever so slightly.

It is interesting to note that the Cowboys are favored over Philadelphia despite the Eagles winning the division last year. It is not uncommon to see something like this despite the Eagles being the better team – on paper – as the betting power of an eager Cowboys fanbase could drive the price down so sportsbooks can be less exposed to the liability of a deep Dallas run this year.

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