Full List of Giants Draft Picks: Who Did New York Take in the 2023 NFL Draft?

How many draft picks did the New York Giants have in the 2023 NFL Draft, and where in the order were their selections?

The 2023 NFL Draft is now in the rearview mirror. What draft picks did the New York Giants own in 2023, and how did they get them?

Want to see how the Giants graded out during the 2023 NFL Draft? Then check out our full New York Giants draft grades. You can also see the entire 2023 NFL Draft results.

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

*Compensatory selection

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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