New York Giants Draft Picks By Round in 2023
- Round 1 | Pick 24
Deonte Banks, CB, Maryland
- Round 2 | Pick 57
John Michael Schmitz, C, Minnesota
- Round 3 | Pick 73 (from LAR via HOU)
Jalin Hyatt, WR, Tennessee
- Round 5, Pick 172*
Eric Gray, RB, Oklahoma
- Round 6, Pick 209 (from KC)
Trey Hawkins, DB, Old Dominion
- Round 7, Pick 243
Jordan Riley, DT, Oregon
- Round 7, Pick 254*
Gervarrius Owens, S, Houston
How Many Draft Picks Did the Giants Have in the 2023 NFL Draft?
The Giants selected seven players in the 2023 NFL Draft. They had been slated to make an eighth selection, the No. 100 pick in the draft, but decided instead to trade that pick in exchange for Darren Waller.
New York’s passing defense was not good a season ago, so they addressed that with their first pick. With the 24th overall selection, they drafted Maryland cornerback Deonte Banks. Another massive need came at center, which they addressed on Day 2 by selecting John Michael Schmitz.
Who Did the Giants Draft in 2023?
Banks is a Wink Martindale defensive back through and through. He is a press-man CB that boasts outstanding reactive athleticism and a propensity to lower a shoulder into pulling linemen as if he were 260 pounds. He’s played well in camp and is expected to start.
The Giants needed a center more than a CrossFitter needs to tell you they do CrossFit. They ended up drafting arguably the best center in the class late in Round 2.
Although Hyatt is a bit redundant as a smaller receiver probably best fit for a slot role, he adds big-play ability that was lacking on this offense a season ago. Although he ran only a 4.4 at the NFL Combine, his on-field speed is truly special.
Eric Gray is stuck behind two veteran backs, but he should be good competition for Gary Brightwell as the Giants’ third RB.
Tre Hawkins was drafted because of his physical tools. Those tools have manifested into a starting role with the team as a sixth-round rookie alongside fellow rookie Deonte Banks. However, Amani Oruwariye and Cor’Dale Flott won’t give up easily in that competition.
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