Former New York Giants general manager Dave Gettleman may have retired, but his imprint can still be felt on the team he constructed.
Unfortunately, he didn’t do much after he took over in 2018.
Since then, the team hasn’t had a winning record and has hired several head coaches.
Joe Schoen will try to fix the mess he created, starting with the 2022 NFL Draft.
But before the first round of that annual activity arrives, NBC Sports’ Warren Sharp made a list of the first-round picks Gettleman made during his tenure.
no team had more 1st round draft capital since 2018 than the Giants
here's who Dave Gettleman used the #1 most capital on:
2018 #2 Saquon Barkley
2019 #6 Daniel Jones
2019 #17 Dexter Lawrence
2019 #30 Deandre Baker (cut)
2020 #4 Andrew Thomas
2021 #20 Kadarious Toney (trading?)
— Warren Sharp (@SharpFootball) April 22, 2022
Sharp tweeted, “No team had more 1st round draft capital since 2018 than the Giants.”
Then, he proceeded with the players Gettleman drafted.
More Misses Than Hits By Gettleman
Initially, Saquon Barkley looked to be the real thing after consecutive 1,000-rushing-yard seasons.
However, he hasn’t been the same after recovering from an ACL injury.
It’s good that he played 13 games last season, but he managed only 593 yards and 3.7 yards per carry.
The Giants selected Daniel Jones with the sixth overall selection the following year.
Given the shallow quarterback class, they must have gone for the best player available because Kyler Murray was the only viable option from the bunch.
Gettleman must have drafted a quarterback knowing that Eli Manning would retire after the season.
But if they had the foresight to get a play-caller a year earlier, they could have had Josh Allen.
Gettleman also selected defensive end Dexter Lawrence, who has nine sacks in three seasons.
However, Schoen might change his mind regarding Toney after he finally reports for offseason workouts.
They might allow him to showcase his talent under an offensive-minded coach in Brian Daboll.