The Giants’ moves to add veterans Kevin Zeitler and Golden Tate while also trading one of the most talented players in team history in Odell Beckham Jr. have confused many this week. Eli Manning‘s status appears to be unchanged as well, further complicating New York’s status.
While the Giants’ acquisition of the No. 17 overall pick could be interpreted as gaining a major asset in an effort to move up and draft Manning’s successor, that may not be the Dave Gettleman-led front office’s line of thinking. The team is not believed to be interested in packaging its two first-round picks to move up for a quarterback, Matt Miller of Bleacher Report notes.
Instead, many around the league believe the Giants are targeting a defensive lineman with their No. 6 overall choice, with Miller adding those sources point to Big Blue targeting a quarterback or wide receiver with the Browns pick.