There is no questioning that the New York Giants want to take a running back with the tenth overall pick in the 2016 NFL Draft. However, the only running back worth taking that early is likely going to be gone when they pick, so they might be looking into bringing in a great pass rusher like Georgia’s Leonard Floyd.
Jordan Raanan, Giants beat writer for NJ.com, was asked about the possibility of the G-men drafting Floyd. He said that Floyd is at the top of their list right now so there is a very good chance it could happen.
Leonard Floyd doesn’t really stand out like a Myles Jack or Joey Bosa, but he sure is consistent when it comes to rushing the passer. During his three years with the Bulldogs, he recorded 17 sacks as well as 26.5 of his 182 tackles being for loss.
He has also proven that his size is going to be worth taking a second look at. At six-foot-four, he has the ability to gain some extra weight and give any team a pass rush out of a three-point stance or to stay at his current weight of 231 pounds and play standing up.
There is no doubting that the Giants need some help getting to the quarterback and if Floyd comes in, he and defensive end Jason Pierre-Paul could help make this a pretty good defensive front.
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