Why the Giants can’t afford to pass on Isaiah Simmons in the NFL Draft

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Isaiah Simmons has been widely regarded as arguably the best defensive player in the 2020 NFL Draft. Among the teams that could select him, the New York Giants are an interesting landing spot.

On Saturday, Simmons cemented himself as an early first-round pick after a strong showing at the NFL Combine. There’s no doubt that the Giants took notice after seeing Simmons run a 4.39 40-yard dash at 6-foot-4, 238 pounds.

Similar to some teams early in the draft, New York could go in a few different directions with the No. 4 pick. Some people believe they could add one of the coveted offensive tackles. Also, they could trade back to a team looking to draft one of the notable quarterback prospects.

In Joe Judge’s first offseason as the Giants head coach, he definitely has his work cut out for him. Even with Judge being hired, Dave Gettleman — the GM of the Giants — will have the ultimate say in who New York will select in the draft.

Instead of taking a chance on another prospect, New York shouldn’t waste any time taking Simmons. In light of that, here is why the Giants shouldn’t pass on Simmons in the NFL Draft.