Giants First Pick Odds Shift to Favor Isaiah Simmons Ahead of Tristan Wirfs for 2020 NFL Draft

Max Staley
Isaiah Simmons could be the Giants' first-round pick in 2020.
Isaiah Simmons could be the Giants' first-round pick in 2020. / Don Juan Moore/Getty Images
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For most of the offseason, the NFL Draft odds had the New York Giants favored to select an offensive lineman. In fact, as of March 25, the top three players in the odds to be the Giants' first-round pick were lineman.

However, there's been a pretty significant shift in early April, as Isaiah Simmons has skyrocketed to the top of the odds at +170, according to FanDuel Sportsbook.

Arguably the most versatile and athletic defender in this year's class, Simmons makes a lot of sense for NYG. Last season, the Giants' defense received the third-worst coverage grade from Pro Football Focus. Simmons could instantly come in and be the team's top LB in pass coverage, and he's athletic enough to contribute across the board.

Of course, the Giants still have a need on the offensive line. Following Simmons, the rest of the top four in the odds are all offensive lineman, as Tristan Wirfs (+340) boasts the second-best odds while Jedrick Wills Jr. and Mekhi Becton are tied for the third-best odds at +380.

While it's far from a sure thing, the odds certainly suggest that the Giants will end up selecting Simmons or an offensive lineman when Day 1 of the 2020 NFL Draft rolls around.


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Max Staley is not a FanDuel employee. In addition to providing DFS gameplay advice, Max Staley also participates in DFS contests on FanDuel using his personal account, username mstaley1212. While the strategies and player selections recommended in his articles are his personal views, he may deploy different strategies and player selections when entering contests with his personal account. The views expressed in their articles are the author's alone and do not necessarily reflect the views of FanDuel.

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