5 Takeaways From New York Giants' 2016 NFL Draft

By Geoffrey Knox

To a certain extent, the New York Giants have recently gone away from what’s made them so successful over the past few years. A team normally known for building through the NFL Draft spent a bit of money during the free agency period. Any concern about their methods were quickly erased by putting on a clinic on how to draft based on need. It appears “Big Blue” may be ready to make some noise in 2016. Let’s take a look at what all of it means.

5 Takeaways From New York Giants\' 2016 NFL Draft
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5. Steve Spagnuolo Gets The Safety He Needs For His Defense

Steve Spagnuolo Gets The Safety He Needs For His Defense Credit: William Hauser-USA TODAY Sports
If the Giants didn't fix anything else, they had to address their needs in the secondary. At pick No. 77, they added safety Darian Thompson out of Boise State. Thompson gives them both a signal-caller and play-maker they've been missing at safety.

5. Steve Spagnuolo Gets The Safety He Needs For His Defense

If the Giants didn't fix anything else, they had to address their needs in the secondary. At pick No. 77, they added safety Darian Thompson out of Boise State. Thompson gives them both a signal-caller and play-maker they've been missing at safety.

4. Eli Apple Answers Some Of The Concerns About Cornerback Depth

Eli Apple Answers Some Of The Concerns About Cornerback Depth Credit: William Hauser-USA TODAY Sports
As the third team in the NFC East to pick in the top 10 of the draft, they added cornerback Eli Apple. They had to take a cornerback, being so thin at the position, and used two of their top three picks on secondary help.

4. Eli Apple Answers Some Of The Concerns About Cornerback Depth

As the third team in the NFC East to pick in the top 10 of the draft, they added cornerback Eli Apple. They had to take a cornerback, being so thin at the position, and used two of their top three picks on secondary help.

3. Jerrell Adams Gives Them A Better Blocking Tight End

Jerrell Adams Gives Them A Better Blocking Tight End Credit: William Hauser-USA TODAY Sports
Jerrell Adams may not have the best hands of the Giants' tight ends, but he may be their best blocker. Seeing as how they lacked push at times, they'll need to find a way to get the big guy on the field.

3. Jerrell Adams Gives Them A Better Blocking Tight End

Jerrell Adams may not have the best hands of the Giants' tight ends, but he may be their best blocker. Seeing as how they lacked push at times, they'll need to find a way to get the big guy on the field.

2. Defense Will Clamp Down More On The Scoreboard

Defense Will Clamp Down More On The Scoreboard Credit: Aaron Doster-USA TODAY Sports
The Giants gave up just under 28 points a game to finish 30th in that category in a league that, as you know, has 32 teams, There isn't much else they could have done with the picks they had. They should decrease that point total some in 2016.

2. Defense Will Clamp Down More On The Scoreboard

The Giants gave up just under 28 points a game to finish 30th in that category in a league that, as you know, has 32 teams, There isn't much else they could have done with the picks they had. They should decrease that point total some in 2016.

1. Victor Cruz Won't Be On This Team Beyond 2016

Victor Cruz Won't Be On This Team Beyond 2016 Credit: Jim O'Connor-USA TODAY Sports
Cruz doesn't seem to be bouncing back from injury. With the emergence of Odell Beckham Jr. and the addition of Sterling Shepard, he may actually venture into the category of expendable. It may just be time to move on.

1. Victor Cruz Won't Be On This Team Beyond 2016

Cruz doesn't seem to be bouncing back from injury. With the emergence of Odell Beckham Jr. and the addition of Sterling Shepard, he may actually venture into the category of expendable. It may just be time to move on.

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