NY GIANTS SIXTH OVERALL PICK: WIDE RECEIVER

The NY Giants are in a curious position this year as there are three competent receivers worthy of a first-round pick.


Marvin Harrison Jr. 6-3, 205lbs Ohio State

The name says it all: son of a Hall of Fame receiver, Marvin Harrison. The younger Harrison shows excellent acceleration and agility for someone his size; coupled with the speed to run away, he’s a complete prospect. The tape shows outstanding balance and, depending on whom you speak, with a “polished” route running. I see him not as fluid as the elder Harrison and think it can worked on. He can track the ball well; stats will show six drops, but three were in the rain at Purdue. My biggest concern is the need for more strength in breaking tackles with power due to a skinnier frame.


Malik Nabers 6-0, 200lbs LSU

Even after leaving LSU as a Junior, Nabers became the school’s all-time leader in receptions and yards. Electricity is the best word to describe the type of athlete Nabers is. He has joystick ability on the field to make defenders miss and home run speed to run away from them. Nabers is a good route runner with strong hands that he uses to snatch balls out of the air. He will need to work on his focus and make sure those hands secure the ball before he decides to run. He is not the ideal size at 6-0, needs more overall strength to break tackles with power, and needs to rely heavily on his elusiveness.

Rome Odunze 6-3, 215lbs Washington

It’s a prototypical size for an NFL receiver. His long arms should help at the point of contact when he’s jammed up. His body control and strength in the air are impeccable, and he can win those 50/50 balls downfield. He uses his body well to shield defenders from the ball. He does not have the speed of Nabers, but he can get downfield and has enough to take it home if he gets the chance. He will need to get better at tracking balls in the air and not body catch when he is shielding off those defenders.