Dave Gettleman ‘more open’ to trading back in the NFL Draft
Dave Gettleman isn’t usually a general manager that makes risks at the draft, so New York Giants fans have been frustrated due to his hesitance to trade down. However, there are encouraging reports that suggest the GM probably changing his mind when it comes to trading down.
According to SNY’s Ralph Vacchiano, there are four factors that affect Gettelman’s apparent openness to trading down. The shuffle of the coaching staff is one of the reasons why he’s open to making a trade.
One is definitely the arrival of new head coach Joe Judge, who won’t have final say but will have an influential voice in any big, organizational decisions. He comes form the Patriots where Bill Belichick has always been one of the more active draft-day traders, and has never been afraid to trade down or even out of the first round.
Another reason why he’s open to trade is the type of talent available in the draft.
Unless teams trade up ahead of them, there will likely be two premiere quarterbacks on the board when the Giants draft at No. 4 — Oregon’s Justin Herbertand Alabama’s Tua Tagovailoa (assuming LSU’s Joe Burrow goes to the Bengals at No. 1 as everyone is expecting).
With the number of positions they need to fill up, sticking to conservative methods won’t rapidly improve the team. Since they have their young quarterback in Daniel Jones, they can get a lot more by pressuring the teams that need a quality QB to give up more for their spot. If everything goes well, the Giants’ rebuild will be over sooner rather than later.