The New York Giants drop one slot to No. 5 in this mock draft, and in the process, they also add a late first round pick from the Miami Dolphins. With this pick, they address the offensive line, bringing in Jedrick Wills from Alabama, who becomes the protector of Daniel Jones’ blindside.
New York has been very active in free agency already this offseason, bolstering the defense, which was a big weakness for the team last season. Guys like cornerback James Bradberry and linebacker Blake Martinez are going to make this defense so much better in 2020, and they enable the Giants to bolster the offensive line here.
Wills is going to be a mauler at the next level, and the Giants have to make Jones their No. 1 asset moving forward. If he continues to have to run for his life, it is only going to stunt his growth, and after picking him so early in 2019, they cannot afford to let that happen.
The Los Angeles Chargers are still in the running for Tom Brady at press time, but many believe that he will end up with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Former starting quarterback Philip Rivers has landed with the Indianapolis Colts, leaving the Chargers with Tyrod Taylor as their starting quarterback, so they address that issue here at No. 6.
Justin Herbert is arguably the most NFL-ready quarterback in this draft class, and with the Chargers, he would get a chance to start right away. The Chargers are hopefully moving into their new building this season, barring a delay due to the coronavirus, so bringing in a new franchise quarterback makes sense.
The Chargers pulled off a solid move in free agency on Tuesday, agreeing with Ryan Buluga to be their starting left tackle moving forward. That is the kind of move you make when you plan on bringing in a new starting quarterback, and in Herbert, they get a guy who can start right away.