New York Giants Express Satisfactions with Gm Joe Schoen decision

Day 2 grades for the NFL Draft: How did the New York Giants fare?

Joe Schoen receives high scores for his Rounds 2, 3, and picks.

The picks of safety Tyler Nubin (round 2, no. 47) and cornerback Andru Phillips (round 3, no. 70) by general manager Joe Schoen on Day 2 of the 2024 NFL Draft pleased supporters of the New York Giants.

In our poll, 81% (1,134) of 1,331 people graded Nubin’s choice as either “A” or “B.” Of the 874 voters, 534 (61%) gave the choice of Phillips a “A” or “B” rating.

Complete survey results are shown below:

NFL Draft experts praised the selections
NFL.com’s Chad Reuter graded the Giants a B+.

In exchange for edge rusher Brian Burns, the Giants sent their second-round selection to the Panthers. Nonetheless, they obtained a second from Seattle for Leonard Williams, which made sense considering that they weren’t going to pay his big deal. Nubin was chosen to replace Xavier McKinney over Jaden Hicks and Javon Bullard despite having mediocre athleticism testing due to his excellent tackling and keen sense of the ball. With his aggressive covering abilities, Phillips received a top 75 grade, which filled a critical gap for the Giants.

USA Today:

Nubin: B
Phillips: B

Focus on Pro Football:

Nubin: “Premium”

Nubin, the top-ranked safety prospect by PFF, is influential and adaptable. With his excellent football IQ and ability to stop the run with instincts to cover on the back end, he can play all over the secondary and handle the role. In 2023, Nubin achieved a career-high 90.1 coverage grade, ranking first among Power Five safeties. However, from 2021 to 2023, Nubin’s coverage grade dropped to 33.0.
USA Today:

Nubin: B
Phillips: B

Focus on Pro Football:

Nubin: “Premium”

Nubin, the top-ranked safety prospect by PFF, is influential and adaptable. Because of his great football IQ and natural ability to stop the run, he can play all over the secondary and handle the role. cover on the back end. Nubin sported a career-best 90.1 coverage grade in 2023 (first among Power Five safeties) and allowed a 33.0 passer rating in coverage from 2021 to 2023.

Maybe the most underrated player in the draft, Nubin was both a solid coverage safety and a tremendous tackler at Minnesota. He will step in immediately for Xavier McKinney and thrive. Nubin finished his career with a school-record 13 interceptions and 24 passes defended, as well as 207 tackles. He’s a Day 1 starter.

Phillips: A

One of the most versatile corners in the draft, Phillips can play inside or outside — and even safety, if need be. A very physical, hyper-competitive player who will find a way to get on the field immediately, Phillips boasts a 42-inch vertical and plays with terrific speed. He’s also a very mature youngster from a high-achieving family. An easy favorite among the Day 2 cornerbacks.

33rd Group:

Nubin: A

Tyler Nubin has excellent deep ballhawking skills. With this new safety tandem in place, the Giants can control the unit’s rear end. His presence and range will be advantageous to New York.

Phillips: A-

It was necessary for New York to continue overhauling its secondary. Andru Phillips offers a fantastic skill set befitting a pro. He will enable the unit to have more adaptable looks.

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