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Sunday, July 12, 2020

Report: Giants want to trade down from No. 4 spot in draft

Dave Gettleman

Dave Gettleman has never traded down in the first round of a draft in his eight years as an NFL general manager, but that run may come to an end on Thursday night.

The New York Giants currently hold the No. 4 overall pick in the draft, but numerous reports have indicated they are looking to trade down from that spot. ESPN’s Sal Paolantonio and Jordan Raanan both said Thursday that the Giants want to move back, and Raanan was told Gettleman has made it a “top priority” because he wants to add more picks on Day 2.

That would obviously be out of character for Gettleman, but it would make sense for the Giants. They already drafted a quarterback last year in Daniel Jones, so they are not interested in Tua Tagovailoa or Justin Herbert. They could certainly use offensive line help, but there are several offensive linemen that are expected to be first-round picks. Even if the Giants don’t land one of the top players at the position like Alabama’s Jedrick Wills or Iowa’s Tristan Wirfs, they could still easily land a starting-caliber lineman later in the round.

Two teams in the top five may have already agreed to swap picks, but the Giants should have no problem finding a team that wants to move up to No. 4 if the price is right.

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