The New York Giants just made a mistake passing on Isaiah Simmons

INDIANAPOLIS, IN - FEBRUARY 27: Isaiah Simmons #LB34 of the Clemson Tigers speaks to the media on day three of the NFL Combine at Lucas Oil Stadium on February 27, 2020 in Indianapolis, Indiana. (Photo by Michael Hickey/Getty Images)
INDIANAPOLIS, IN - FEBRUARY 27: Isaiah Simmons #LB34 of the Clemson Tigers speaks to the media on day three of the NFL Combine at Lucas Oil Stadium on February 27, 2020 in Indianapolis, Indiana. (Photo by Michael Hickey/Getty Images) /
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The New York Giants were on the clock at pick No. 4 and they chose to go with an offensive tackle rather than the defensive stud named Isaiah Simmons.

Isaiah Simmons should have never been available by pick No. 5 in the 2020 NFL Draft.

Simmons, a former Clemson football LB/S, is the most versatile defensive player in the draft, but the New York Giants elected to go with offensive tackle Andrew Thomas (Georgia) at pick No. 4 Thursday evening.

This is going to be a move that the franchise regrets for many years to follow.

The Giants obviously needed an offensive tackle to help protect Daniel Jones and block for Saquon Barkley, but there’s no doubt that their defense needed an upgrade and choosing to draft Thomas over Simmons is something that will come back to bite them in the long run.

There were other talented offensive tackles that would’ve been available later in the draft- even in the second-round, but instead the Giants elected to not even trade back and select an offensive tackle that many considered to be the worst of the top-four offensive tackles in this class.

Simmons is a guy who has the ability to turn a defense around from Day 1. He has the potential to play any position on the defense and the fact that the Giants chose to pass on that amount of versatility and physicality shows a major lack of understanding.

Isaiah Simmons ran a 4.39 40-yard dash and had a 39-inch vertical jump at the 2020 NFL Combine.

Simmons finished his Clemson football career with 238 total tackles, 16.5 tackles for loss, 11 sacks and four interceptions.

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