Examining possible targets for the Giants on Day 3 of the draft

Saquon Barkley

On the Money is already wondering how new Giants running back Saquon Barkley and new Jets quarterback Sam Darnold will fare with Madison Avenue. No other Giants players wore the number entering the NFL Draft, so it seemed inevitable that he'd keep the number he made his own in college.

New coach Pat Shurmur and Giants GM Dave Gettleman could go offensive line again before this draft is up.

Saquon Barkley is the most intriguing running back to enter the league since Adrian Peterson in 2007, if not long before that. The Giants then added to its defense selecting linebacker Lorenzo Carter out of Georgia and defensive tackle BJ Hill from NC State in the third round.

NFL Network draft analyst Lance Zierlein compared Hernandez with four-time Pro Bowler Richie Incognito. Taking Lauletta in the fourth round also shows the team wants backup Davis Webb, the third-round pick a year ago, to have competition in training camp.

"On the field I am a completely different person than I am off the field", Hernandez said.

Giants fans, who have been begging for offensive line help for years now, are surely smiling after Friday's first selection. Ereck Flowers has been asked to move from the left side to the right, but his status is uncertain; he has refused to take part in the voluntary offseason activities and minicamp.

The Giants considered Hernandez a first-round choice, and they felt Carter and Hill had second-round grades, said Gettleman, who felt Barkley was the best player in the draft.

Hernandez was projected to be a first-round pick by multiple draft analysts and was clearly one of the top targets for Big Blue on day two.

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