3 reasons the Giants can’t pass on Isaiah Simmons in the NFL Draft

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The New York Giants are facing a tremendous opportunity with the No. 4 overall pick in the 2020 NFL Draft to add another dynamic talent to their roster. One potential option that stands out is Clemson linebacker Isaiah Simmons.

Simmons appeared in 15 games during his final season at Clemson earning the Butkus Award and ACC Defensive Player of the Year. He racked up 104 combined tackles (16.5 for loss), eight sacks, three interceptions, eight passes defensed, and two forced fumbles.

There is a clear need for the Giants to improve on the defensive side of the ball before they can compete in the NFC East. Last season, they allowed an average of 28.2 points per game (6th), 4,376 total passing yards (5th), and a 70.9% completion percentage (5th).

The Giants have already made some efforts to improve their defense this offseason, headlined by the addition of James Bradberry in free agency. However, New York hasn’t done nearly enough to expect a drastic turnaround in 2020 as they still need more talent.

There has been information put out by Bleacher Report’s Matt Miller that suggests the Giants are quite fond of the idea of selecting Simmons. While the option of selecting an elite offensive tackle like Tristan Wirfs could be tempting, Miller expects the choice to be Simmons.

With that being said, there are three reasons the Giants can’t pass up on Simmons when making their selection at No. 4.